(IC) Against the Giants PBP Group 1

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Cordit shook her shaggy ape-head to clear the hammer-blows, and she pulled back her ape-lips in a big smile (with big teeth). She was enjoying herself in spite of the pain.

The orcs rushed in, and they immediately fell on what looked at first (to much of the group) to be a very large orc, but on reflection was clearly a half-orc, half-ogre - an orog - guarding the prisoners. With their dead-bugbear pilfered morningstars, the orcs bashed at the ogre, who pulled a large axe and hacked one of them down before turning on the others.

Another orog was in the south-west corner and he threw two javelins at Cordit. After the first one stuck in her thigh, she batted the second out of the air with her leathery fist, like swatting an annoying insect.

Two other orcs were in the room, and they stood about, yelling in confusion at the invading orcs. One of the ally orcs, who had thrown open the door, yelled at them in response, telling them in orcish to rise up against their oppressors.

While all of this was occurring, the dwarves took the opportunity to flee to the far corners of the room. They had their hands free to work, but their legs were chained together with a loose chain that dragged on the stonework as they fled, hobbling.

OOC: Orc1 & 2 had used their actions to open the doors. O3-5 did 25 to Orog1, who killed O3 & did 8 to O4. Orog2 did 6 to Cordit. North room soon!
 

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FitzTheRuke

Legend
To the north of the forge, the second group moved into the torture chamber. Valda and Tamanar moved up as the two guards opened the doors and stepped out of the way. As they went, the elf knight spoke soft but eloquent words of encouragement. Valda struck the giant hard as it spun around in surprise, and she heard Tamanar suggest a low strike, and she went for it, cutting the giant's leg. The giant bellowed in frustration and pulled a three-headed scourge from his belt, before he was struck by Jack's quarrel in the throat that cut the bellow to a gurgle.

Though Tenibor intoned a durge-note that foretold his inevitable demise, yet still the giant stood, raised the scourge, and brought it down viciously on Valda, striking her twice. The other giant crossed the chamber and shouldered the first to the side, vying for space at the entry hall.

"Ah, elf!" he called to Tamanar, "Yoo wantin' anudder go in da maiden!"

He reached out and grabbed the elf knight and tried to slam him into the wall to stop his struggling as Tamanar tried valiantly to escape, clearly not 'wanting another go in the iron maiden'.

OOC: Valda did 16; Tenibor did 12; & Jack did 32 to HG1; Tamanar did 7 & gave Valda +1d4 so she hit for 13. HG1 did 42 to Valda & HG2 grabbed Tamanar (escape dc16)
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
GM: Encounter: Forge & Torture Chamber
G1Forge2.jpg

(General Features) (General Features) Difficult Terrain: bed; Visibility: dim (braziers); Cover: anvil, forge, & water barrels.
G1TorCh2.jpg

(General Features) (General Features) Difficult Terrain: bed; Visibility: dim (braziers); Cover: anvil, forge, & water barrels.
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 31/83 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 122/157 PP14
Guards AC13 HP11ea PP12
-G1 11/11; G2 11/11;
Orcs AC13 HP15ea PP10*
-O1 12/15; O2 11/15; O3 0/15 (dead);
-O4 2/15; 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 HP 69/162 PP16*
Hill Giants AC13 HP105ea PP12
-HG1 25/105; HG2 105/105;
Orogs AC18 HP42ea PP10*
-Og1 20/45; Og2 45/45;
Orcs AC13 HP15ea PP 10*
-O7 15/15; O8 15/15;
GM: End Round One; Begin Round Two
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Orc-Eoghan strode forward to be next to one of the orcs opening the doors, each step gathering majesty about him.

"Servants, slaves, throw off your yokes. Kill this giant, and then the ones to the north! We are your liberators from these oppressors, and we fight besides you."

He called out to his allies and the two closest dwarves in the north, empowering them with his bardic connection.

OOC: Eoghan moves a few squares to CK73 in the doorway.

He uses an action to try to persuade the orcs and dwarves to fight.
Persuasion: 1D20+13 = [2]+13 = 15

Then uses a bonus action for Mantle of Inspiration on Bible, Quinn, Cordit-Ape, and Dwarves 2 & 4 - each gets 8 tHP and may use their reaction to move up to their speed ignoring OA.
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
OOC: Eoghan's summary line didn't show that I cast Animate Objects nor Polymorph; I've actually got a lot less juice left. Here's the corrected one.

Eoghan AC15 HP 74/75 THP 8/8 HD 3/9 PP19 SSdc17 0/4 0/3 1/3 1/3 0/1 BI 4/5
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
The dwarves may have thought it strange, to hear an orc speak to them so, but they nodded, yelling, Aye! We're with ye!" and "Right, on it!"

One of them dashed to a rack of tools and found an appropriate cutting tool. With the giant far too busy with Cordit and Bible to stop him, he cut the chains that bound the legs of one of the other dwarves, and she, in turn, broke the chains off a third dwarf with a hammer and chisel.

Cordit, inspired by Eoghan's speech, swung from the rafters (that creaked under her weight) and landed to the south, getting out of the way of the others by the doors.
 


FitzTheRuke

Legend
The giant was attempting to whip his heavy scourge at Valda when Jack's quarrel struck him in the throat and he fell backward gurgling. An orc was chained to a torture rack, and the giant fell, knocking the table to one side. The orc groaned in pain, but was sensible enough to see what had happened and he smiled through clenched teeth at the giant's demise.

OOC: Jack killed HG1
 

Hriston

Dungeon Master of Middle-earth
Seeing the orc behind her crumple under the orog's axe, Bible leaps over to help the remaining orcs, stabbing furiously at the orog.



Seeing her first blow strike true, she shouts to the orcs, "Now finish 'im orf!" and jumps back in front of the fire giant, doing her best to stay close to Cordit.

OOC: She uses her reaction to an avoid opportunity attacks from the orog.
 

Shadowedeyes

Adventurer
Emboldened by Jack's killing blow, Valda lashes out with everything she has at the remaining hill giant, raining blows at the oversized figure. With a cold fury she is pleased to draw blood from her opponent, and grits her teeth as she stands defiantly against her foe.

OOC:
Using Action Surge to attack the giant 4 times.
+1 Longsword Attack Rolls: 1D20+9 = [6]+9 = 15
1D20+9 = [9]+9 = 18
1D20+9 = [18]+9 = 27
1D20+9 = [8]+9 = 17
+1 Longsword Damage: 1D8+7 = [3]+7 = 10
1D8+7 = [8]+7 = 15
1D8+7 = [4]+7 = 11
1D8+7 = [3]+7 = 10

Also I wanted to confirm, did the 43 damage I took take into account the resistance to slashing, piercing and bludgeoning damage I currently have from the Hill Rune I used?
 
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FitzTheRuke

Legend
The fight in the forge grew in ferocity as Bible stabbed an orog and left the orcs to finish him off, which they did after losing another of their own to his vicious axe-swings. Returning to help Cordit with the Fire Giant, who was struck by a glowing arrow from Quinn, Bible was suddenly caught by the immensely hot tongs.

The giant lifted the sailor and turned to put her into the forge-fire, which raged unnaturally hot. Cordit yelled "Naaaah! (trying to say "no" with her ape-mouth) and grabbed at the giant while kicking at him with her big ape-foot, trying to rescue Bible. The giant gave her two mighty blows of his hammer. It was time for Cordit to retreat, but she held on out of desperation.

The lead orc shouted at the orcs, backing up Eoghan's speech. One nodded and turned on the orog in the south, who was hacking at Cordit's leg. The other refused. These orcs were armed - made to be guards for the dwarves. The orc, who had led a rebellion and had been imprisoned for it, nodded to a nearby orc ally, who charged the defiant orc.

OOC: Forge: Bible did 16 to Orog1; Quinn did 6 to FG; Giant did 60 to Cordit & 17 (restrained, escape dc17) & 16 fire to Bible; Cordit did 44 to FG; Orog1 killed Orc4; Orc5 killed Orog1; Orc2 did 8 to Orc7; Orog2 did 21 to Cordit. Orc8 did 9 to Orog2. Be back soon!
 


FitzTheRuke

Legend
As the giant continued to carry Tamanar toward the iron maiden, Valda and the guards followed. Valda's stony skin had protected her from the worst of the other giant's scourge, and she thrust her sword at the giant's leg as he tried to cram the struggling elf knight into the iron maiden. Tamanar would not go without a fight, and he bashed his bugbear's morningstar on the giant's arms.

The two guards flung javelins at the giant's back, and Tenibor sounded another durge-note, signalling that the giant was close to the grave.

OOC: Tenibor did 12 to HG2; Valda did 35 to HG2 (& 10 from an OppAttack) & took 22 less damage from last round; Giant did 10 to Tamanar, who got lucky & didn't get stuffed in the Iron Maiden, & did 13 to HG2. Guards did 4 to HG2.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
GM: Encounter: Forge & Torture Chamber
G1Forge3.jpg

(General Features) (General Features) Difficult Terrain: bed; Visibility: dim (braziers); Cover: anvil, forge, & water barrels.
G1TorCh3.jpg

(General Features) (General Features) Difficult Terrain: bed; Visibility: dim (braziers); Cover: anvil, forge, & water barrels.
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 8/8 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 1/3 0/1 BI 4/5
Jack AC17 HP 55/66 THP 0/8 HD 9/9 PP20 LK 2/3
Quinn AC17* HP 57/62 THP 8/8 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 53/83 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 41/157 THP 8/8 PP14
Guards AC13 HP11ea PP12
-G1 11/11; G2 11/11;
Orcs AC13 HP15ea PP10*
-O1 12/15; O2 11/15; O3 dead;
-O4 dead; O5 9/15; O6 2/15; O8 15/15;
Olwen AC10; HP 4/4 PP10
Tamanar AC12* HP 36/52 PP12*
Zandor AC11 HP 9/9 PP12
Dwarves AC10 HP5ea PP10*
-D1 1/5; D2 5/5 THP 8/8; D3 5/5;
-D4 5/5 THP 8/8; D5 5/5;
Name * AC * HP * PP * (Notes)
(BGs)
Fire Giant AC18 HP 19/162 PP16*
Hill Giants AC13 HP105ea PP12
-HG1 dead; HG2 31/105;
Orogs AC18 HP42ea PP10*
-Og1 dead; Og2 36/45;
Orcs AC13 HP15ea PP 10*
-O7 7/15;
GM: End Round Three; Begin Round Four
 

Hriston

Dungeon Master of Middle-earth
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Lidgar

Legend
Seeing the hill giant fall, Jack strode confidently into the grim chamber, towards the shouts of Valda and another hill giant. Stopping just inside the doorway, he surveyed the scene while barking at the guard in front of him to duck. In his rush he almost pulled the trigger too soon, but then tried to steady himself to aim above the guard's head and fire at the back of the second giant, who appeared to be manhandling Tamanar. Unfortunately for Jack, his Luck had finally turned, as he tripped over a torture device and his shot went wide...very wide.

OOC: Jack moves to CF58 and attacks HG2.
Sneak attack with light crossbow: 1D20+10 = [3]+10 = 13
1D8+6+5D6 = [8]+6+[3, 5, 3, 3, 2] = 30

He uses his last luck point to re-roll the attack. @FitzTheRuke, his stat bar showed he still had two luck points, but he only has one. Updated below.
Sneak attack with light crossbow: 1D20+10 = [1]+10 = 11
1D8+6+5D6 = [2]+6+[2, 1, 2, 3, 6] = 22

Alas, a critical miss on the re-roll!

Jack AC17 HP 55/66 THP 0/8 HD 9/9 PP20 LK 0/3
 


Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
The firbolg reacted to the Fire Giant pushing his comrade towards the flames.

"Put him down, you misbegotten child of a candle that dipped it's wick in a tall tree. Fire doesn't burn you because of pity."

At the same time, his fingers were strumming a rising crescendo on his Bandore, the type heard at the better plays just before some valiant act of heroism.

OOC: Vicious Mockery on the Fire Giant. DC 17 WIS save or 6 psychic damage and disadvantage on next attack.
Vicious Mockery: 2D4 = [4, 2] = 6

Bonus action, grant Bardic Inspiration to Bible ( @Hriston ). Grants 1d8 to a d20 roll in the next 10 minutes, can be applied after the die is rolled.
 

Quinn moves into the room. He sees the orog threatening the freed orc and the Corbit ape and speaks a simple spell. A ball of fire bursts into existence in his hand and he hurls it at the orog. The flame strikes the creature. At the same time he sends an arrow of light towards the same target but misses.

OOC: Move to CI 77.
Action: Produce Flame attack on Og2: 1d20+10 26 2d8 13
Bonus: Bonus action Luminous Arrow at Og2: 1d20+10 15 1d8+5 12
 

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