(IC) Against the Giants PBP Group 1

OOC: We are attacking both rooms simultaneously. Who is going into which room? Want to have that down before we move. Just before we start I will use my last wild shape to activate my Archer Starry Form. I think the orcs should go with the group going to the forge. This way they can convince any orcs in that room to help us.
 

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Lidgar

Legend
OOC: We are attacking both rooms simultaneously. Who is going into which room? Want to have that down before we move. Just before we start I will use my last wild shape to activate my Archer Starry Form. I think the orcs should go with the group going to the forge. This way they can convince any orcs in that room to help us.
OOC: I posted a suggested grouping in post 797. Feel free to suggest a different grouping however. Basically splits our forces 50/50.
 

OOC: I posted a suggested grouping in post 797. Feel free to suggest a different grouping however. Basically splits our forces 50/50.
OOC: Sorry about that, I looked back at the last page to see if anyone had made a suggestion and did not see one. I agree with the split though you missed Quinn in your suggestion. With your suggestion Quinn would probably go with the Forge group.
 

Lidgar

Legend
OOC: Sorry about that, I looked back at the last page to see if anyone had made a suggestion and did not see one. I agree with the split though you missed Quinn in your suggestion. With your suggestion Quinn would probably go with the Forge group.
OOC: Ack, sorry about that. Sounds good.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
OOC: Setting it up, I found I have two questions: 1) Is Eoghan back to looking like himself? 2) The "torture chamber" has a second door down near the Forge-door. Would Jack (and/or a few others) like to come in from "behind"?
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Eoghan cast his spell in a low rumble, and little Cordit grew and twisted until she was an enormous ape - equal in size to any hill giant, and more muscled. She laughed, and it came out a deep hollow cough.

The hallway that led to the forge was sized for giants, and she lumbered down it, knuckling the ground. The group that was to assault the forge followed, preparing themselves for violence.

In the north, near the western cellblock, Tamanar took one last look at the cell that he had spent four years in. If it weren't for the patience of the elves, he'd have gone mad. He lifted his shield, liberated off of a bugbear corpse, and waited grimly for the regular beat of the smith's hammer to stop, the signal that the others had engaged the forge.

Zandor lingered in the hallway in front of his cell. He and Olwen had been instructed to hold back, and the merchant had a plan: if the assault went badly, he would move back into his cell and pretend to be sleeping. Though he had been there for a fraction of the time that Tamanar had, his mind was not as strong. Olwen stood by. The old man tried to reassure the frightened merchant, but it was no use.

OOC: Any other last-minute preparations?
 

Lidgar

Legend
OOC: Setting it up, I found I have two questions: 1) Is Eoghan back to looking like himself? 2) The "torture chamber" has a second door down near the Forge-door. Would Jack (and/or a few others) like to come in from "behind"?
OOC: Given we’ll have a large force at the forge doors already (adjacent to the second doors), Jack will leave it up to that group to secure those.
 



FitzTheRuke

Legend
It had only been twenty minutes since they had come to the cellars, but it felt like far longer. Eoghan was still in the guise of an orc, and he stood with the other orcs. They knew that he was not one of them, but they hadn't had time for an explanation. When everyone at the doors to the forge were ready, the first two orcs flung open the doors and stood to the side as Cordit barrelled through, followed by Bible.

Two dwarves scattered in front of her, one of them dropping his tongs. The fire giant, who had been hammering at a steel chest-plate - armour sized for a hill giant - stopped his hammering and looked up in a furious rage.

* * *

As the hammering stopped, the two guards opened the doors to the torture chamber and stood to the sides to allow Tamanar and Valda to take the lead. A hill giant stood very close to the doors, and he spun around, holding a short but fiendish-looking crop.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
GM: Encounter: Forge & Torture Chamber
G1Forge1.jpg

(General Features) Difficult Terrain: bed; Visibility: dim (braziers); Cover: anvil, forge, & water barrels.
G1TorCh1.jpg

(General Features) Difficult Terrain: rack; Visibility: dim (braziers); Cover: iron maiden
Name * AC * HP * Hit Dice * PasPrc * Spells (Etc) * (Notes)
(PCs)
Bible AC19* HP 76/85 THP 0/8 HD 3/9 PP16 AS 0/1 2W 1/1 Ind 1/1
Eoghan AC15 HP 74/75 THP 8/8 HD 3/9 PP19 SSdc17 0/4 0/3 1/3 2/3 1/1 BI 5/5
Jack AC17 HP 55/66 THP 0/8 HD 9/9 PP20 LK 2/3
Quinn AC17* HP 57/62 THP 0/8 HD 9/9 PP19 SSdc18 2/4 0/3 1/3 1/3 0/1 WS 1/2 GB 0/4 CO 2/4 ET 1/1 DS 1/1 H 1/1 MS 0/1 Ba 1/1
Tenibor AC13(16) HP 56/56 THP 8/8 HD 7/9 PP16* SSdc16 2/4 0/3 1/3 2/3 1/1 WoMM 4/7 LK 2/3
Valda AC19* HP 73/83 THP 0/8 HD 8/9 PP15 AS 1/1 2W 0/1 RNdc15 3/3 GM 3/4 RS 3/4 Ind 1/1
(NPCs)
Cordit AC12 HP 11/11 PP12
-GiantApe AC12 HP 157/157 PP14
Guards AC13 HP11ea PP12
-G1 11/11; G2 11/11;
Orcs AC13 HP15ea PP10*
-O1 12/15; O2 11/15; O3 10/15;
-O4 10/15; O5 9/15; O6 2/15;
Olwen AC10; HP 4/4 PP10
Tamanar AC12* HP 46/52 PP12*
Zandor AC11 HP 9/9 PP12
Dwarves AC10 HP5ea PP10*
-D1 1/5; D2 5/5; D3 5/5;
-D4 5/5; D5 5/5;
Name * AC * HP * PP * (Notes)
(BGs)
Fire Giant AC18 HP162/162 PP16
Hill Giants AC13 HP105ea PP12
-HG1 105/105; HG2 105/105;
Orogs AC18 HP42ea PP10*
-Og1 45/45; Og2 45/45;
Orcs AC13 HP15ea PP 10*
-O7 5/15; O8 5/15;
GM: Begin Round One
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
"Orcs, Dwarves, throw off the chains of the bigguns! Death to the giants!"

"You craven, coal-witted canker-sore - you might make swords but I understand your own is just a dagger!"
, Eoghan roared at the Fire Giant.

OOC: Ah, the classics. Vicious Mockery at the Fire Giant. WIS save DC 17 or 5 psychic damage and disadvantage on it's next attack.
Vicious Mockery: 2D4 = [2, 3] = 5
 

Just prior to opening the door to the forge Quinn calls on the power of the stars. The bow tattoo on the back of his right hand begins to glow faintly and then increase until the druid is glowing brightly. As the doors are flung open Quinn he casts guiding bolt at the fire giant. The bolt of starry light hits. He then makes a gesture as if drawing a bow and an arrow of pure light forms and streaks towards the giant. Unfortunately Quinn does not want to hit Corbit and the arrow goes wide.

OOC: Action: Using a 1st level slot to cast Guiding Bolt at the fire giant Guiding bolt attack and damage: 1d20+10 26 4d6 13.
Bonus Action: Attacking with Luminous Arrow Bonus action Luminous Arrow: 1d20+10 12 1d8+5 8. Though I did hit with Guiding bolt so that should have had advantage, here is the advantage roll Luminous Arrow advantage: 1d20+10 16 and it still misses.
 

Hriston

Dungeon Master of Middle-earth
Bible's mouth falls open when she sees Cordit turn into a giant ape and head into the forge.

"Be careful, me swee' Cordit, an' don't get yerself kill't," she calls out as she looks on with pride at the halfling's bravery.

Having agreed to Jack's plan to assault the forge, she turns to Eoghan and Quinn, gesturing to the doors to their north, and says, "Le's try an' make sure no one get's out that way."

Then, drawing her sword, she turns to the orcs behind her and says, "C'mon, le's free yer frends!"

"Pardon me, good sir or madam,"
she mumbles as she leaps past the dwarf that stands between her and the fire giant, coming toe-to-toe with the great smith as she jabs it twice with her sword.

 

Shadowedeyes

Adventurer
As the doors fling open Valda pushes forward past the guards (assuming allied spaces count as difficult terrain) to engage the giant. She draws blood but knows that as a hardy lot, hill giants are going to be able to take a lot more before dropping. She invokes the rune inscribed on her shield to draw upon that very toughness of their opponents and use it against them.

OOC:
+1 Longsword Attack Rolls: 1D20+9 = [20]+9 = 29
1D20+9 = [5]+9 = 14
+1 Longsword Damage: 1D8+7 = [5]+7 = 12
1D8+7 = [8]+7 = 15
Extra Crit Damage: 1D8 = [2] = 2

I missed that the first hit was a crit when I rolled damage, so I rolled a D8 for the extra damage on the first attack. Also, using my bonus action to use the Hill Rune, granting myself Resistance to Bludgeoning, Piercing and Slashing damage for the next minute.
 




FitzTheRuke

Legend
As the doors opened and everyone began to rush forward, Eoghan called out to the Fire Giant smith, insulting him. He looked up angrily and smoke puffed from his ears and nose.

Quinn struck the Fire Giant with a bolt of light, but missed with a second bolt as Cordit bounded in front, knocking the hot metal off the anvil. She began to pummel the giant with her big, ape-fists. The giant held a work-hammer in one hand, and he struck at her head, leaving big welts, as Bible moved beside her to help.

The reeve stabbed the giant twice in the leg, and he felt it. With his off-hand, the giant reached into the forge and pulled out a hot pair of tongs. He tried to clamp them at Bible, to get her off him, but she ducked to one side as the hot metal went clack clack over her head.

OOC: Yeah, I've been meaning to get to this! Eogan did 5, Quinn did 13, Bible did 29, & Cordit did 46 to FireGiant who did 35 to Cordit & missed BIble. More to come!
 

Lidgar

Legend
As the doors opened and everyone began to rush forward, Eoghan called out to the Fire Giant smith, insulting him. He looked up angrily and smoke puffed from his ears and nose.

Quinn struck the Fire Giant with a bolt of light, but missed with a second bolt as Cordit bounded in front, knocking the hot metal off the anvil. She began to pummel the giant with her big, ape-fists. The giant held a work-hammer in one hand, and he struck at her head, leaving big welts, as Bible moved beside her to help.

The reeve stabbed the giant twice in the leg, and he felt it. With his off-hand, the giant reached into the forge and pulled out a hot pair of tongs. He tried to clamp them at Bible, to get her off him, but she ducked to one side as the hot metal went clack clack over her head.

OOC: Yeah, I've been meaning to get to this! Eogan did 5, Quinn did 13, Bible did 29, & Cordit did 46 to FireGiant who did 35 to Cordit & missed BIble. More to come!
OOC: That ape is dynamite!
 

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