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    [Adventure] He Chained Their Minds (DM: CrimsonFlameWielder; Judge Needed )

    Welcome all to the adventure:

    He Chained Their Minds


    The following players/characters are a part of this adventure:

    VanderLegion's Vander (Pixie Monk)
    jbear's Kane Arcane (Human Swordmage|Wizard)
    phoenix8008's Kama'zer (Gith Warlord)
    WEContact's Ignatz (Half-Orc Barbarian)
    pathfinder1's Joy (Human [Elan] Ardent|Bard)
    rb780nm's Sound of Stone (Thri-kreen Monk)

    Before we get to the fun stuff, let's go over the basic rules of engagement for this adventure.

    I will be using the Malenkirk battle system, which means I will roll initiative for everyone and all monsters/bad-guys will go on the same initiative.

    Battles will follow this pattern:

    1) If monsters roll highest initiative, then they will go first, followed by all of the PCs.
    2) If the PCs roll highest initiative, they will go first, followed by all of the monsters.
    3) If some of the PCs roll higher than the monsters, those PCs will go first, followed by the monsters. After that, ALL PCs will take a turn, followed by the monsters next turn. Rinse & repeat until combat is over.
    4) If there is a surprise round, the steps above will be followed, but only for those PC's/monsters who are not surprised.

    When we get to our first battle, I will be using Google Docs to handle the mapping.

    I will be using this post to track some things below, such as XP earned, treasure allocated, etc.

    XP earned


    None yet...


    Time XP:

    * Start of adventure: October 9th 2012.
    * End of adventure: TBA



    Treasure Given & Wealth Levels


    This section will be used to track each of the character's wealth levels (so I know how much treasure I can and will give out). It will also be used to track who acquired what magic item(s) and when/where.

    Gold Earned:

    --- None Yet

    Wealth Levels:

    At start of Adventure:

    Target Wealth Levels for wealth earned by END of listed level
    Lvl... Wealth Level (in gp)
    1..... 756
    2..... 1,824
    3..... 3,348
    4..... 5,448
    5..... 8,244
    6..... 12,000
    7..... 17,364
    8..... 24,960
    9..... 35,436
    10.... 49,440

    Wealth at start of adventure:

    Vander ............... 6,400 gp / 12,000 gp (lvl 6)
    Kane Arcane ....... 8,803 gp / 12,000 gp (lvl 6)
    Kama'zer ............ 9,673 gp / 12,000 gp (lvl 6)
    Ignatz ................ 1,917 gp / 8,244 gp (lvl 5)
    Joy .................... 9,629 gp / 12,000 gp (lvl 6)
    Sound of Stone ... 7,720 gp / 12,000 gp (lvl 6)

    TIME GOLD EARNED:

    None yet.



    Posting Rates

    While I am certainly guilty of going far over this limit, I'd like to see everyone posting at least once every 2 days. Many of us know the burdens of real life, so just try to let us know if you won't be able to post within that period of time and one of us will be happy to NPC your character for you. Also, I tend to be a bit busy on the weekends, so I may or may not get the chance to post during those times.


    OOC Thread

    I've seen a couple of adventures do this now, and I think it may be a good idea for us, too, to utilize the Out Of Character thread for an adventure. As such, you will see another thread titled

    "[OOC] He Chained Their Minds"

    for us to make OOC comments in and will be a great place for you all to talk crunch/mechanics and tactics, ask ooc questions, etc. Let's try to keep it there as much as possible, and keep the story here. It will make for a better read down the line.


    And now to start the adventure!

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    Evan leads his hired crew outside of the Hanged Man to where a group of seven horses is tethered to a long wooden post. Each horse is equipped with a riding saddle, and saddle bags that contain food stuffs and basic travel supplies (such as travel rations, a small bow used for making fires, bedrolls, etc).

    "Braidlock is three days journey by horse from here to the north. It's going to be a long ride, and it is likely best that we get to know each others capabilities. As you all know, now, my name is Evan. I'm a simple hunter. I'm no fighter. I can't cast spells, and I'm not trained in the use of weapons. I don't really expect a fight to break out from here to Braidlock, but I just want you to know that I won't be of much use if something happens. I can use my bow if absolutely necessary, but don't count on me saving your butts if things get grim. I wouldn't have asked you to come along if I could, right?" he says with a smirk.

    "Go ahead and get to know each other, and if you need to, pick up any supplies you want to bring along with you. There won't be any shops or merchants where we're going (not with my entire village missing anyway), so prepare yourselves if you need to."

    With that, he begins checking the saddles and tack of all the horses to ensure they are ready for the long ride home.
    Last edited by CrimsonFlameWielder; Sunday, 21st October, 2012 at 06:58 PM.

 

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    Vander flies out of the Hanged Man following Evan, then picks a horse and flies up to perch on the horn of it's saddle.
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    Kane sends a coin spinning into the air as he smiles at his new companions. "Kane. K-kane Arcane. S-student of B-blade and the Art. Adventure A-addict."

    Kane looks like he would say more but speaking is obviously a struggle for the man, and he does not want to burden his companions with a long speech as his broken speech is not very enjoyable to listen to.

    Kane Arcane

    PC:Kane Arcane (jbear1979) - L4W Wiki
    Human Hybrid Swordmage | Wizard 6
    Passive Perception/Insight 15
    AC:23, Fort:18, Reflex:19, Will:19, Speed:6
    HP: (+2 THP) 54/54, Bloodied:27, Surge Value:13, Surges left:10/10
    Initiative +3
    Action Points: 1 (encounter):

    Conditions:

    Powers
    MBA: Frostbrand Longsword +2, +10 vs AC, 1d8+4 damage
    Cantrips,
    Freezing Burst, Phantasmal Assault, Sword Burst

    Glorious Presence:
    Aegis of Shielding: Green Fungus Zombie
    Channelling Shield:
    Dimensional Vortex:
    Frostbrand Longsword (Freezing Blast):
    Frostbrand Longsword (Extinguish Fires):
    Evil Eye of the Vistani:
    Second Wind

    Flaming Sphere:
    Swordmage's Shielding Fire:
    Fire Shield:
    Dislocation Longsword:
    Amulet of Psychic Interference:
    Power Jewel:


    Combat notes:
    Amulet of Psychic Interference: Kane makes a SThrow vs Charm, Fear and Psychic effects at the start of his turn; if he fails he does not get another SThrow to end them at the end of his turn
    White Lotus Riposte: When an enemy Kane has hit with an At Will Power attacks him on his next turn, they take 4 dmg (type is equal to the damage type dealt by at will power)
    Gauntlets of Arcane Might: Kane gains 2 THP when he hits an enemy he marks with an Arcane power
    Shimmering Cloth Armor: Kane's ranged and area attacks do not provoke OAtks
    War Wizard's Expertise: Kane's arcane attacks vs allies take a -5 penalty to hit.

    Jade, Feybeast HP (+0 THP) 27/27; AC 19 F/R/W 21/17/21
    Perception +7
    MBA: Claw: +11 vs AC; 1d12+3 dmg
    Aura +2 dmg to all allies vs enemies in Fey Beast Aura; Kane gains CAdv vs enemies in aura
    Last edited by jbear; Sunday, 21st October, 2012 at 06:16 AM.
    'I am a predator...the predator improves the race...I kill but not out of hate.'
    Frank Herbert: Emperor God of Dune

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    Vander's Stats
    Vander Legion - Male Pixie Monk 6
    Initiative: +7, Passive perception: 19, Passive Insight: 19

    Defenses:
    AC: 19, Fort: 17, Reflex: 19, Will: 19
    Resist 5 Fire

    Vitality
    HP: 51/51, Bloodied: 25, Surge Value: 12, Surges Left: 9/9
    Action Points: 1/1, Second Wind

    Languages:
    Allarian, Eladrin, Primordial

    Basic Attacks:
    Melee Basic Attack: +13 vs AC - Transcendant Ki Focused Unarmed Strike 1d8+6
    Ranged Basic Attack: +7 vs AC - Ki Sling 1d6+7

    Powers:
    At-Will: Blistering Flourish (Standard/Move), Five Storms (Standard/Move), Desert Wind Flurry of Blows
    Encounter: Light the Fire (Standard/Move), Burning Brand (Standard/Move), Pixie Dust, Shrink, Blazing Corona, Shadow Step
    Daily: Masterful Spiral, Supreme Flurry, Supreme Avalanche, Burning Bright
    Item: Transcendent Emerald Flame Ki Focus, Cape of the Mountebank

    Weapons:
    Transcendent Emerald Flame Ki Focus +2
    Ki Sling +1

    Conditions:

    Ki Sling: Once per turn when Vander uses flurry of blows, it does +2 damage to its targets.
    Skipping Stone Style: When Vander uses his Flurry of Blows and he has a sling in hand, he can replace one normal target of that power with one creature within 10 squares of him. This does not provoke opportunity attacks.
    Internalize the Basic Kata: Vander can use his dexterity modifier instead of his strength modifier for attack rolls and damage rolls when making a basic attack with his monk unarmed strike. In addition, his flurry of blows can be triggered when he hits with an opportunity attack made with his monk unarmed strike.
    Firecrafter Starting Feature: Vander's origin becomes elemental. For the purpose of effects that relate to creature origin, he is considered to be an elemental. Add Primordial to the languages he can read, write, and speak. Also, he can emit dim light out to 5 squares. As a minor action, he can suppress or resume this light.
    Firecrafter Level 5 bonus: Whenever Vander uses his second wind, he gains a +1 power bonus to attack rolls with fire attacks until the end of his next turn.
    Speak with Beasts: Vander can communicate with natural beasts and fey beasts.
    Last edited by VanderLegion; Sunday, 21st October, 2012 at 06:35 AM.
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    Kama'zer gathers her gear from her room upstairs in the tavern, then joins the others outside and inspects the horses before picking one to use. She stows her gear on the horse and prepares to move out.

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    Kama'zer Anma'giduu- Female Githyanki Warlord 6
    Conditions: none
    Passive Perception: +14, Passive Insight: +14, Init: +11
    AC: 21, Fort: 19, Reflex: 18, Will: 17 -- Speed: 5
    HP: 51/51, Bloodied: 25, Surge Value: 12, Surges left: 9/9
    Action Points: 1, Second Wind: not used, Milestones:
    Basic Attack +2 Githyanki Silver Longsword +13 vs AC 1d8+6 damage -- Crit = 8+2d8+6 dmg
    Ranged Basic Attack Javelin +10 vs AC 1d6+4 damage Range 10/20 -- Hvy Thrown
    Powers-
    Opening Shove
    Wolf Pack Tactics

    Warlord's Favor
    Inspiring Word x2
    Telekinetic Leap
    Steel Monsoon
    Aid the Injured

    Lead the Attack
    Stand the Fallen
    Stand Tough

    Githyanki Silver Longsword- psychic damage(At-Will)
    Luckbender Gloves(Encounter)
    Githyanki Silver Longsword- Foe Banishing(Daily)
    Exalted Armor(Daily)
    Cloak of Resistance(Daily)
    Shield of Bashing(Daily)

    Combat notes:-Commanding (Tactical) Presence: When ally who can see warlord spends an action point to make an attack, they gain +1 bonus on attack roll (1/2 Int modifier) and +3 bonus to damage from Tactical Assault feat
    Last edited by Phoenix8008; Sunday, 21st October, 2012 at 06:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbear View Post
    "H? Yes, I kn-now H. She's a g-good f-friend. B-but she's n-not from B-bacarte."

    Kane heads out the door with Ignatz.
    "Hy got no idea vot hyu'z talkink about, friend," Ignatz says happily, clapping Kane on the shoulder, "but ve'z vell met." He hops onto the horse that Vander's chosen, grinning at the pixie. Still talking to Kane, he hollers, "Vot vas hyu name? Hy missed dot. An' haff you gotz a name, leedle friend?" This last is to Vander directly.

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    Ignatz Jgerkin - Male Half-Orc Barbarian 5 Status: Initiative: +5, Passive perception: 19, Passive Insight: 13 AC:21 Fort:19 Ref:17 Will:14 HP: 54/54 Bloodied: 27 Surge value: 13 Surges/day: 10 Speed: 6 squares, AP: 1, Second Wind: unused, Temporary HP: 0 Melee Basic Attack: +10 vs AC, 2d6+7 brutal 1 (Claw: +10 vs AC, 1d8+6)
    Powers: Body of the Wolf, Howling Strike, Pressing Strike Furious Assault, Swift Charge, Desperate Fury, Brutal Slam, Shrug It Off, Swift Panther Rage, Tyrant's Rage


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    "My name is Vander," the pixie replies to the barbarian sitting on his horse.
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    The tall woman in the red scale armor and black longcoat stepped out of the tavern and paused on the steps. Away from the distractions of the bar-room, the faint swell of music still seemed to hang in the air around her, though it seemed to have changed to a jaunty soldiers' marching tune.

    After a moment's pause, she trotted down the steps and stepped over to one of the horses. Grabbing the reins, she pulled the beast's head around and stared at it eye-to-eye for the briefest instant. Then she shook her head. "Poor dumb beast," she said sadly. "No chance of getting to this place by boat, I guess?"

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    Kane continued to grin as he got on his horse. He liked the barbarian, but if there is one thing a man with a stutter hates, it's repeating himself. He decided to go with not understanding the barbarian's accent as there was enough truth in that to fit. He sat, ready to go.
    'I am a predator...the predator improves the race...I kill but not out of hate.'
    Frank Herbert: Emperor God of Dune

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    Evan looks at Joy as she arrives and mounts a horse. "I don't particularly like boats...to be truthful. The ocean is unpredictable. I prefer the control I have over my horses." Thinking of going by boat once more, he gives a little shudder and continues checking the horses while waiting on the insect man to join them.

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