(IC) Against the Giants PBP Group 1

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Eoghan turned toward Tenibor and barked out in a hard tone unlike heard from the firbolg before: ::The portal was sloppy, we disturbed this one. We will deal with this later.::

Followed mentally with ~<Abject appologies.>~.

The firbolg bowed his head to the stone giant before continuing ::As you say mighty Utharn, we are lower than even our hill cousins in the Ordning -- a fact making any call folly to ignore, even when just whispered. But by that same ranking, it surprises me that Laerthar and, dare I pronounce his name, Thyffon, would be here. Why would one of the Skyejotun lower themselves?::

Head bent, both to watch his fingering and to show proper respect to a stone giant, Eoghan sent thoughts like arrows to his companions.

~<I could ask this giant of stone to bring us to the feast hall and introduce us as emissaries from the feywild. They would know of us, but if we are careful might be able to find out all about their plans and then sneak away. But we have less than an hour before this one knows he has been charmed. Or, we may take him out and continue infiltrating while they feast.>~

OOC: Our mission was to gather information. But from a player side with only a few of the characters speaking Giant I doubt that would be a satisfying direction for us as a whole. So while Eoghan made the suggestion, as a player I think we'll have more fun if we go a different route where we all get more spotlight. We got a lot of information about the alliance, including the stone giant thane who wouldn't normally do this, and that even cloud giants are involved. Oh, and most are at a feast right now so it's our best time to infiltrate. Not sure if there's much more to get out of him.
 

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Lidgar

Legend
~I say enough talk. We got what we could outa this fella, and it's time for him to take a long nap,~ Jack conveys to the others.

With his back still leaning against the large chest, The Knife quietly pulls out his crossbow and places a bolt in it...
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
While his attitude was still friendly, the giant was beginning to ask Eoghan questions that would eventually prove difficult to lie about. It was obvious to Eoghan that there was a lot of complex giant-related politics involved, and while this assistant to the stone giant emissary seemed to know a lot of giant politics, he either didn't know much specifics, or wouldn't speak of them to a lower caste. Either way, they had what they could get for now.

Now it was time to end this, as quickly and quietly as possible.

OOC: Okay, here's my 'Round-Roller'. When you see me say "Begin Round X" you can post a turn. I will resolve stuff in whatever order I find easiest, and then I'll post another one that will tell you "End Round X; Begin Round Y" and then you can post your next turn. I hope that makes sense. Please audit my status-bar for your character. I may not have kept up with spells cast.

GM: Encounter: Steading Guest Quarters
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(General Features) Difficult Terrain: Beds; Visibility: Dim (Brazier); Cover: Woodpile
Name * AC * HP * Hit Dice * PasPrc * Spells (Etc) * (Notes)
(PCs)
Bible AC19* HP 85/85 HD 9/9 PP16 AS 1/1 2W 1/1 Ind 1/1
Eoghan AC15 HP 75/75 HD 9/9 PP19 SSdc17 4/4 3/3 3/3 3/3 1/1 BI 5/5
Jack AC17 HP 66/66 HD 9/9 PP20 LK 3/3
Quinn AC17* HP 62/62 HD 9/9 PP19 SSdc18 4/4 2/3 3/3 3/3 1/1 WS 1/2 GB 4/4 CO 4/4 ET 1/1 DS 1/1 H 1/1 MS 1/1 Ba 1/1
Tenibor AC13(16) HP 56/56 HD 9/9 PP16* SSdc16 3/4 3/3 3/3 3/3 1/1 WoMM 7/7 LK 2/3
Valda AC19* HP 83/83 HD 9/9 PP15 AS 1/1 2W 1/1 RNdc15 3/3 GM 4/4 RS 4/4 Ind 1/1
(NPCs)
Name * AC * HP * PP * (Notes)
(BGs)
Stone Giant AC17 HP126/126 PP14* (Surprised)
GM: Begin Round One
 



FitzTheRuke

Legend
OOC: I assume the stone giant has a 15' reach? And I take it that Jack is positioned near a wood pile, not a chest.
OOC: Huh, yes. Looking back I thought the chest was between the fireplace and the bed, but it's between the two beds. (The map is currently more zoomed in than I had it.) At some point I realized that that was a wood-pile, but it didn't click until you mentioned it here that Jack had been hiding behind a chest. Let's retcon to this: He has his eye on the chest, but is hiding behind a woodpile. There.
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Eoghan strolled away from the stone giant toward his "retainer", each pace counted to get what he thought was outside the grasp of the giant's long arm.

~<Now.>~

He turned towards the giant twice his height.

::Utharn, you sheep-eyed second-fiddle excuse for an observer. You aren't fit to carve into mince pies. I am done with thee.::
, along with a discordant chord on the bandore to lose an empowered jape that enraged the target, basic for any trained lorecaller.

He then backpedaled even more, watching the giant closely and ready to invoke a syllable of a True Word if need be to shift reality a touch.

OOC: Eoghan is going to try to get out of melee range before the start of combat, say to Q70. If Utharn is already hostile, please ignore all movement - he'll stay where he is.
He then casts Vicious Mockery, the reserve save is a 21, and if it hits it does 5 damage and imposes disadvantage on the next attack roll.
Vicious Mockery reverse save & damage: 1D20+9 = [12]+9 = 21
2D4 = [2, 3] = 5
Then he will continue to back up, to S70.

REACTION: He is preparing to use Silvery Barbs as a reaction if the giant would hit an ally. This would force a reroll, and grant advantage on the next attack/check/save to one ally, which would be Reeve Bible.

Also note I have already used a Bardic Inspiration and a 4th level spell, adjusting my quick reference below:
Eoghan AC15 HP 75/75 HD 9/9 PP19 SSdc17 4/4 3/3 3/3 2/3 1/1 BI 4/5
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
As Jack quietly loaded his crossbow, and Valda arrived safely (and quietly) in the fireplace, Eoghan made his shift, wandering away from the giant, he suddenly played a discordant note and insulted the giant, who stood, suddenly silently enraged as the charm spell ended.

OOC: Oh yeah, he's mad. But also suprised. Jack can safely shoot him.
 

Quinn hears the mental shout of now, swoops down the chimney pulling up just in time to avoid the hearth and mantle. He soars into the room flying to the right side away from the giant. As he nears the beds he drops his animal form landing on two feet. At the same instant the druid raises his sickle and speaks softly. A point of light grows at the tip of the implement and streaks towards the giant striking it and sheathing it in a faint glimmer like star light.

OOC: I will use my full 60 ft of movement to fly down the chimney and into the room to U70.
Using my bonus action to drop wild shape.
Casting Guiding Bolt with my Star Map.
Guiding bolt attack and damage: 1d20+10 21 4d6 12

Next attack against the giant has advantage.

Quinn AC17* HP 62/62 HD 9/9 PP19 SSdc18 4/4 3/3 3/3 3/3 1/1 WS 1/2 GB 3/4 CO 4/4 ET 1/1 DS 1/1 H 1/1 MS 1/1 Ba 1/1
 
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Lidgar

Legend
Hearing the chanter's command, Jack grins. He then expertly dodges out of the giant's reach to take a position between the two beds (and conveniently, next to the large chest). Aiming his crossbow at his quarry, he is momentarily distracted by an owl swooping out of the fireplace and into the room.

~What the...?~, he spurts mentally before realizing it's Quinn, who transforms beside him and lances the giant with a bolt of magical energy. His smile broadens as he lets his bolt fly at the now glowing target.

OOC: Jack uses cunning action to disengage if needed (he was behind cover, but just in case) and then moves 30 ft to U71, adjacent to the Quinn.
Sneak attack with light crossbow at advantage: 2D20.HIGH(1)+10 = [12, 17]+10 = 27
1D8+6+5D6 = [2]+6+[5, 2, 2, 4, 1] = 22

Jack AC17 HP 66/66 HD 9/9 PP20 LK 3/3 Ammo 19/20
 

Hriston

Dungeon Master of Middle-earth
Drawing her gleaming longsword as she emerges from the fireplace, the Reeve crosses the room in front of the giant and takes up a position between the giant and the door.

::Sorry Utharn,:: she says with a distinctly hill giant accent, ::this is the end for you.::

Raising her shield to guard herself against her taller opponent, she thrusts upward at the giant twice in quick succession.

 

TerraDave

5ever, or until 2024
But those giant size beds, and those earings...oh well.

~The woodpile that is not a woodpile is still in front of the hearth~ he broadcasts to everyone, including Jack.

Not that it will matter much. This should not take long. He will take a step back to R72.

The end tolls for the stone giant.

(Toll the dead, cantrip. Wisdom DC16 for half (with potent cantrip). Damage 16. Edit: this assumes that the giant got hit by at least one of those attacks )
(Tenibor has also used 1 2nd level spell for Misty Step).
 


FitzTheRuke

Legend
An owl burst out of the fireplace and became Quinn, who shot the giant with a glowing bolt of starlight, which surrounded the giant in a twinkling sheen. Jack dove from behind the woodpile to a safer distance near the far wall and fired his crossbow, which struck the giant square in the chest.

"Betrayer!" bellowed Utharn, still speaking only to Eoghan, "I knew one who treats with so many small folk could not be trusted!"

He reached for his club, but quickly became surrounded by Bible and Valda, who lay into him from both sides. The giant's head was high enough that he had to stoop under the support beams, some twenty feet up. He reached out and unhooked the iron brazier that hung from a beam and swung it from its chain like a flail, spilling hot coals around him that began to set fire to his bed.

He slammed the heavy brazier into the wall over bible's head, and then swung it around, dropping it on Valda. Eoghan tried to send a warning but it was too late, and the hot iron struck her, knocking her back a step. The blow would surely have crushed a smaller person, but Valda was every bit as tough as she looked and she only grunted and stepped forward.

OOC: Eoghan did 5; Quinn did 12; Jack did 22; Tenibor did 8; Bible did 31; Valda missed and took 19 bludgeoning. There's a fire growing on the bed.

 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
GM: Encounter: Steading Guest Quarters
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(General Features) Difficult Terrain: None; Visibility: Dim (Dusk); Cover: Walls
Name * AC * HP * Hit Dice * PasPrc * Spells (Etc) * (Notes)
(PCs)
Bible AC19* HP 85/85 HD 9/9 PP16 AS 1/1 2W 1/1 Ind 1/1
Eoghan AC15 HP 75/75 HD 9/9 PP19 SSdc17 4/4 3/3 3/3 2/3 1/1 BI 4/5
Jack AC17 HP 66/66 HD 9/9 PP20 LK 3/3
Quinn AC17* HP 62/62 HD 9/9 PP19 SSdc18 4/4 2/3 3/3 3/3 1/1 WS 1/2 GB 3/4 CO 4/4 ET 1/1 DS 1/1 H 1/1 MS 1/1 Ba 1/1
Tenibor AC13(16) HP 56/56 HD 9/9 PP16* SSdc16 3/4 2/3 3/3 3/3 1/1 WoMM 7/7 LK 2/3
Valda AC19* HP 64/83 HD 9/9 PP15 AS 1/1 2W 1/1 RNdc15 3/3 GM 4/4 RS 4/4 Ind 1/1
(NPCs)
Name * AC * HP * PP * (Notes)
(BGs)
Stone Giant AC17 HP 47/126 PP14*
GM: End Round One; Begin Round Two
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
OOC: The spell Silvery Barbs triggers: "1 reaction, which you take when a creature you can see within 60 feet of yourself succeeds on an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw"

If the attack with disadvantage was a miss, Silvery Barbs would never have triggered to force a reroll. It's like Shield, it goes off on a success not just on a roll.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
OOC: The spell Silvery Barbs triggers: "1 reaction, which you take when a creature you can see within 60 feet of yourself succeeds on an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw"

If the attack with disadvantage was a miss, Silvery Barbs would never have triggered to force a reroll. It's like Shield, it goes off on a success not just on a roll.
OOC: Yeah, I got that, thanks. I rolled it like disadvantage to save time. If the first roll had missed, you wouldn't have needed to use Silvery Barbs. One of the nice things about rolling advantage or disadvantage on Coyote is being able to tell the order of the rolls by reading left-to-right. The second roll's the reroll, but both rolls hit.
 



Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
::Slug-witted brute, thick thews does not make you better than anyone,:: Eoghan called out in his deep voice.

And again, he prepared to try to twist fate with a rightly timed syllable.

OOC: Vicious Mockery, 20 on the reverse WIS save, for 4 psychic damage and disadvantage on next attack if successful.
Vicious Mockery reverse save & damage: 1D20+9 = [11]+9 = 20
2D4 = [3, 1] = 4
REACTION: Silvery Barbs if ally hit. Forces reroll, and grants advantage to an ally - Jack now.

Eoghan AC15 HP 75/75 HD 9/9 PP19 SSdc17 3/4 3/3 3/3 2/3 1/1 BI 4/5
(Reduced for 1st round Silvery Barbs usage.)

Folks, Eoghan's spells are more suited for multiple foes. For a single target he's focusing on messing up their ability to attack while we just wear him down. BTW, he can also use Silvery Barbs against a successful save, so if anyone has an important spell to deliver let him know.
 
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