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D&D 5E (IC) Scourge of Daggerford


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Adventurer
"They shouldn't attack the guests and particularly elven guests. They are the defenders of the manor, but seem to be corrupted. We know there are red wizards about, what if they somehow infiltrated inside. We must hurry!"
Vairar follows the group down.
 

KahlessNestor

Adventurer
Angis Honack
Floshin Estates
Morning
Round 0

Tommi went north to the portal room, and Escella to the west stairs to the kitchen. “Check on Sir Darfin,” Angis told Escella. “Check the portals,” he told Tommi. “If the door’s locked, lemme know. I c’n open it. Give a whistle if there’s trouble.”

Angis went over to the body in the south stairs, kneeling down to check who it was and if they were beyond help.

***

Hunter’s Mark (55r)

Mounted Crossbow: +6 2d6+Dex 100/400
Bolts: 55
Bolts used:

Marauding gnolls (Ardeep Forest, noble hunting party hostage)
Orcs in the north (Harpshield Castle, Floshin Estate, Newfield)
Lizardfolk with steel weapons and armor (Rock Tower, Crom’s Hold)

Save:
Move:
Free Object Interaction:
Action:
Bonus Action: Off hand attack
Horde Breaker:
Reaction: Opportunity Attack
Hunter’s Mark (if needed):
Concentration: Hunter’s Mark (xxx)
Conditions:
Inspiration:

Initiative: +1
Perception: +5
Speed: 30
AC: 14/15 (dual wield)
HP: 49/58 HD: 2/6d10+2

Bolts: 50
Bolts used:
Handaxes: 2/2

Spells
1) 2/4 Absorb Elements, Cure Wounds, Hunter’s Mark
2) 2/2 Pass Without Trace
Primal Awareness (cast each spell once per long rest): Speak with Animals, Beast Sense
4/4 Boon of the Elk. Can cast Knock four times (without the loud sound) as an Action. Until he uses the last one, non-good aligned Fey count among his Favoured Enemies.


Vairar - elven cleric
Tommi - human rogue urban bounty hunter
Dandin - halfling bard guild merchant
Enseth - warforged war cleric shield guardian
Angis Honack - dwarven ranger outlander merchant
Titus - human Waterdhavian noble fighter
Lionel - halfling rogue folk hero
Escella - Human sorcerer
 

Prickly Pear

Adventurer
Lionel follows Tommi. He knew that Titus were down here with Tommi earlier and now he was worried for his friend. If the guard was dead, what about Titus? Oh dear, oh dear, he muttered, this is not good!
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Angis had little time to see who the second body belonged to before three sources of trouble occurred to him nearly simultaneously. Escella headed toward the kitchen. As soon as she reached the bottom of the stairs, she was seized by cold, clammy hands that began to choke her. She felt her shoulders go numb as shadowy arms reached around her from behind and she struggled to keep her feet on the ground.

Tommi and Lionel were heading toward the guardroom (and the portals-room beyond) when Tommi was similarly grabbed, only from below. Something had him by the waist and was slowly crushing him. Lionel could barely tell what was wrong with his friend, and in his haste to find Titus, he nearly passed him by before realizing that Tommi was in distress. ORB5 buzzed nearby them and began to squeal a warning sound.

Viarar had reached the bottom of the stairs, and though the others had nearly disappeared into the haze that clung to the various staircases, he could tell that they were in some kind of trouble.

Angis was vaguely aware of all of this, but he was also aware of a struggle around the corner in the southern cellars. Sound seemed to be muffled by the strange smoke-like fog (it appeared that all senses suffered under its cloying haze) but he could just make out a grunt and a thump, as if someone were defending themselves ahead of him in the cellars, as well as behind him at the other stairs.

OOC: Damage Taken:
Escella 10 necrotic & -2 to her Strength Score!
Tommi 11 necrotic & -4 to his Strength Score!
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
GM: Encounter: Doughty Daggerfordians vs Deep Shadows
GStairLand1.jpg

(General Features) Difficult Terrain: Stairs; Visibility: Lightly Obscured ("Smoke")
Name * AC * HP * Hit Dice * PasPrc * Spells * (Notes)
(PCs)
Angis AC14(15) HP 58/58 HD 2/6 PP15* SS 3/4 2/2
Dandin AC14 HP 22/31 HD 5/5 PP15 SS 4/4 BI 2/3
Escella AC14 HP 9/33 HD 3/6 PP18 SS 4/4 1/3 2/2 SP 5/5 & Strength -2
Lionel AC16 HP 51/51 HD 5/6 PP14
Tommi AC14 HP 23/39 HD 3/6 PP17 & Strength -4
Vairar AC18*(20*) HP 36/45 HD 2/6 PP13* SS 2/4 2/3 2/3
(NPCs)
ORB5 AC13(18) HP 5/10 PP14* Shock+4,1d8; SS 3/3 fly60
Talynen AC17 HP 25/52 PP12* & Strength -4
Name * AC * HP * PP * (Notes)
(BGs)
Shadows AC12 (& Invisible); HP@16 PP12*
-DS1 16/16; DS2 16/24; DS3 9/16; DS4 12/16;
GM: Begin Round One


OOC: Note: Visibility in the "Smoke" is terrible; the Shadow-creatures are effectively Invisible (though you know essentially where they are, you have disadvantage to attack them.
 
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FitzTheRuke

Legend
Vairar's light was not as bright as the elf would hope, much of it was lost in the hazy fog. Still, the shadowy creature was illuminated for a moment, showing a roughly humanoid silhouette that shrieked a terrible cry and flew over Escella to grapple with Vairar.

OOC: Viarar takes 12 necrotic & -1 to his Strength
DS1 takes 8 radiant damage
 


Neurotic

I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
Hearing the fight erupt nearby, Tallien breaths out in relief. Dodging around the monster blocking his path, he rushes back toward the crossing of the halls. Seeing a dwarven warrior he finds himself nonplussed, but still, allies are allies.

"Ho, there, help! Two shadows behind me!"

Action: disengage
Move: AQ142
 

Prickly Pear

Adventurer
What's happening to you, Tommi? Lionel shrieked when he realised Tommi was struggling against a foe that was barely visible in the smoke. He stepped past Tommi with an outstretched hand and felt something, something that was slightly more substantial than the smoke around them. He hefted his sword against the creature that had Tommi in its grasp. The sword seem to connect and the creature flinched.

Round 1
Move: to AR130
Action: Short sword attack (disadvantage) and damage: 2D20.LOW(1)+7 = [20, 9]+7 = 16
1D6+4 = [2]+4 = 6
No sneak-attack when disadvantaged. :( and look at that... I rolled a Crit.
Bonus Action: — Lionel is staying with Tommi to help as much as possible.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
The muffled sounds of battle went two ways and Talynen shouted from down the cellar halls. Angis heard it, but it sounded like it was much further off, and he was suprised to see the elf appear through the cloying smoke not far from the bottom of the south stairs.

Escella tried to fire her eldtirch bolts in close proximity, but they disappeared in swirls into the dark fog. She staggered, wondering how the creature had made her legs feel so weak.

To the north, Lionel stabbed at the thing on Tommi and he felt his sword bite, as if the creature had solid mass somewhere hidden within its swirling shadows. Still, the thing clung to Tommi.

OOC: DS2 took 6 damage. Lionel's bonus action "Help" should make it so Tommi can sneak attack, I think.
 

KahlessNestor

Adventurer
Angis Honack
Floshin Estates/Grand Staircase
Morning
Round 1

OOC: Can we see where the smoke is/begins? Or is it just everywhere and unavoidable?

Angis was torn as he heard fighting down the stairs and behind him. His friends were in trouble! He stared into the smoky darkness, trying to see the threat, but it was around the corner.

Then an elf ran into sight from around the corner.

"Ho, there, help! Two shadows behind me!" the elf yelled.

“An’ ‘oo are ye?” Angis asked, pulling his twin battleaxes. “Alroight, lad. Keep yer ‘ead on an’ we’ll get through this. Back it on up ‘ere an’ let’s get back t’ the central chamber where we c’n get some ‘elp.”

Angis took a step back a bit and readied a bit in case something attacked.

“Ever’one! Back t’ the central room! Dunnae try an’ fight alone!” he yelled to his companions.

Readied attack: Battleaxe: 1D20+5 = [2]+5 = 7
1D8+2 = [1]+2 = 3

I imagine that will be a miss even with disadvantage.

***

Hunter’s Mark (54r)

Mounted Crossbow: +6 2d6+Dex 100/400
Bolts: 55
Bolts used:

Marauding gnolls (Ardeep Forest, noble hunting party hostage)
Orcs in the north (Harpshield Castle, Floshin Estate, Newfield)
Lizardfolk with steel weapons and armor (Rock Tower, Crom’s Hold)

Save:
Move: AQ137
Free Object Interaction: Draw battleaxes
Action: Ready an attack
Bonus Action: Off hand attack
Horde Breaker:
Reaction: Opportunity Attack
Hunter’s Mark (if needed):
Concentration: Hunter’s Mark (xxx)
Conditions:
Inspiration:

Initiative: +1
Perception: +5
Speed: 30
AC: 14/15 (dual wield)
HP: 49/58 HD: 2/6d10+2

Bolts: 50
Bolts used:
Handaxes: 2/2

Spells
1) 2/4 Absorb Elements, Cure Wounds, Hunter’s Mark
2) 2/2 Pass Without Trace
Primal Awareness (cast each spell once per long rest): Speak with Animals, Beast Sense
4/4 Boon of the Elk. Can cast Knock four times (without the loud sound) as an Action. Until he uses the last one, non-good aligned Fey count among his Favoured Enemies.


Vairar - elven cleric
Tommi - human rogue urban bounty hunter
Dandin - halfling bard guild merchant
Enseth - warforged war cleric shield guardian
Angis Honack - dwarven ranger outlander merchant
Titus - human Waterdhavian noble fighter
Lionel - halfling rogue folk hero
Escella - Human sorcerer
 

Prickly Pear

Adventurer
OOC: DS2 took 6 damage. Lionel's bonus action "Help" should make it so Tommi can sneak attack, I think.
OOC: As far as I know, you cannot apply sneak attack if you attack with disadvantage. This is backed up in the links below. However, if you can negate the disadvantage then you can use the sneak attack, as long as someone is within 5 ft. The Help Action would be able to negate the disadvantage but this is an action and not a bonus action (Cunning Action: bonus action to Disengage, Dash and Hide).
I was considering using the Hide bonus action before showing the shadow with the crossbow. If Lionel were hidden when he attacked, he would have had advantage and therefore negated the disadvantage. But it didn't make narrative sense since the shadow surprised Tommi and also Lionel, I assumed. I also considered using Disengage, walk back and then Hide in the next round but, then again, it didn't make narrative sense. Therefore, Lionel stayed.
Maybe ORB5 can provide the Help Action?
Does sneak attack work against an invisible enemy?
 

Kobold Stew

Last Guy in the Airlock
Supporter
Lionel slides up beside Tommi, but as he does so, Tommi has already slipped away. Five minutes ago -- had it been that little? -- he had been facing death, and now he suddenly found himself hollowed out by the hungry, feasting thing. With Orb5 providing distraction, a quick underhand stone and a half swing from Tommi's sling sends one of his magic stones at the dark and imprecise form. As he tries to load it, he drops the pebble and hears it scatter across the basalt flooring.

OOC: Surprise round (pre-1): Reaction: Uncanny dodge. reduces damage to 5 (and -2 strength? still -4?). Hit points 20/34 14/34 (not 23 - He also lost HP in IC post 2197).

Round 1: Bonus: Disengage (Cunning action).
Move: 10' to AR 132.
Attack: 1d20+7=8 Ugh, fumble. Two stones left.
Move: 10' to AR 134.

Reaction not yet used -- will use it for half damage if attacked.
 
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FitzTheRuke

Legend
Angis called for a fallback and he swung his axe through a mass of swirling smoke, which turned out to not be one of the shadows. Talynen began to follow, but he was surrounded by two of the creatures, who appeared out of nowhere and attempted to bring him down. The elf managed to fend them off

Tommi danced back up the stairs as the shadow came for him. Lionel didn't want to be left alone there, but he tried to hold the shadow back. ORB5 stuck out a little metal arm and shocked the thing as it buzzed over its head, helping Lionel to see the humanoid form in the fog.

 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
GM: Encounter: Doughty Daggerfordians vs Deep Shadows
GStairLand2.jpg

(General Features) Difficult Terrain: Stairs; Visibility: Lightly Obscured ("Smoke")
Name * AC * HP * Hit Dice * PasPrc * Spells * (Notes)
(PCs)
Angis AC14(15) HP 49/58 HD 2/6 PP15* SS 3/4 2/2
Escella AC14 HP 9/33 HD 3/6 PP18 SS 4/4 1/3 2/2 SP 5/5
Lionel AC16 HP 51/51 HD 5/6 PP14
Tommi AC14 HP 14/39 HD 3/6 PP17
Vairar AC18*(20*) HP 24/45 HD 2/6 PP13* SS 2/4 2/3 2/3
(NPCs)
ORB5 AC13(18) HP 5/10 PP14* Shock+5,2d8; SS 2/3 fly60
Talynen AC17 HP 26/52 PP12* L1/1 (Strength -4)
Name * AC * HP * PP * (Notes)
(BGs)
Shadows AC12 HP@16 PP12*
-DS1 8/16; DS2 11/16; DS3 9/16; DS4 12/16;
GM: End Round One; Begin Round Two

OOC: The fog is still obscuring them, but I'm going to say that the Shadows are not unseen this round. Like you've all noticed - these guys are hard enough.
 


Prickly Pear

Adventurer
For the first time, Lionel saw the creature properly as an outline in the fog as it was shocked by ORB5. Lionel took advantage of the distraction and stabbed the shadowy creature in the guts. Satisfied that the creature was badly hurt, Lionel quickly moved back into the circular stair room and prepared himself for any possible attack.

Round 2
Action: Short sword attack (advantage) and damage: 2D20.HIGH(1)+7 = [1, 17]+7 = 24
1D6+4+3D6 = [6]+4+[3, 4, 4] = 21
Bonus Action: Disengage
Move: to AQ135
Reaction: Uncanny Dodge, if Lionel can see the attack.
 
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