Drako watched as the door opened as first Sesto then Kurzon and Udit charged into the room. As soon as Torbin unleashed his arrow. Drako stepped in front of him and unleashed two blasts of energy at the necromancer before taken cover behind the wall again.
Drako moves to T18 unleashes two blasts EB and then moves back to R19 EBa: 1d20+718 EB 2: 1d20+720 EB 1 damage if hit: 1d10+414 EB 2 damage if hit: 1d10+49
Black Tentacle Rapier +6 1d8+3 magical
EB +7 to hit 1d10+4
Spell Slots 2 of 2
Invisibility, Misty Step, Shatter, Hunger of Hadar, Remove Curse, Fly, Fear[/sblock]
As the Door smashed open Torbin saw his mark and let an arrow fly over the shoulders of the rushing cleric and paladin. His arrow imbedded itself in the Necromancer's shoulder and the pale elf gasped as he stepped back, ready to defend himself as Kurzon approached him. Torbin fired another arrow with nearly no pause, but the big half-orc was partly in the way on one side, and Udit was moving in from the other. His arrow went between them, but glanced off the Necromancer's bone staff as the elf held it forward.
Udit jumped into the room behind Kurzon and he stayed behind the paladin until the last second. Then he leaped to the right and slashed high at the Necromancer, removing the elf's nose. It was a hideous, but not life-threatening wound, and the elf leaned back, eyes wide, face bloody. He was still able to finish his spell, however, and he brought his bone staff down to strike the ground. There was an extremely loud rumbling bang and the bones of his fallen skeleton scattered down the hall. Sesto, Kurzon, and Udit were blasted backward.
One of Sesto's angels flew at the Necromancer, glowing sword in hand. The elf ducked under the sweeping blow, but the bright light seared a long burn-mark on his face. Hideously wounded, the elf was still yet a formidable opponent.
Hmm... I was gonna resolve the round right away, but I kinda need to know if Sesto, Kurzon, and Udit make their saves before I can decide what the skeletons will do. (Because it's Thunderwave and they'll get thrown back 10 feet if they fail, which I guess I didn't mention above.) So when I collect that info, I'll finish it. Sorry it's taken so long.
Starting at 5th level, when an attacker that you can see hits you with an attack, you can use your reaction to halve the attack's damage against you.
It says attack and not melee attack, which would indicate that uncanny dodge would halve the damage from a spell attack. However, Thunderwave is not an attack so unfunny dodge doesn't work, which is confirmed in this Sage Advice.
As Sesto & Kurzon fell back from the force of the Necromancer's thunderwave, the elf moved behind Udit and swung his bone-staff, creating a magical shield. Drako's first blast of eldritch force was blocked by this vortex of swirling energy, but his second blast found it's way through. The warlock took cover behind the corner of the hallway.
The skeleton on the left rushed toward Sesto with a sword, an Angel flew after it, and slashed it with it's own glowing blade. Bones blackened from the searing light, but still the skeleton thrust its sword into the cleric's abdomen.
Pyrus sent his fire up the long hallway, but the Necromancer ducked behind his magical shield and the fire burst harmlessly around it. So too went Auraia's quarrel, splintering to dust on the swirling shield.
The skeleton on the right moved in beside its master, and it thrust a sword at Udit, but the spry rogue twisted to the side and avoided the blow. An angel stood ready to smite the creature, but the celestial was bound to Sesto, and the undead was just out of its reach.
Location: Guard Hall to Library Encounter: Necromancer
Voices could be heard coming from the door to the left:
"They're in the Library!"
"Bring the Creatures!"
End Round One; Begin Round Two
[sblock=Party] Name * (Position) * AC * HP
*Auraia (S17) AC17(19) HP 18/51
*Drako (R19) AC13(16) HP 22/45
*Kurzon (T14) AC20* HP 6/52
*Pyrus (S20) AC13 HP 39/51
*Sesto (S14) AC18* HP 20/45
*Torbin (T19) AC15 HP 36/45
*Udit (T16) AC15 HP 29/45
*Necromancer (T10) HP less 47
*Skeleton1 (P11) HP less 13
*Skeleton2 (S12) HP less 16 (Destroyed)
[sblock=Neutral] Beast (Q23) Cookie (H28) (Kitchen) Merc1 (T24) Merc2 (P23) HP less 10 LockJaw (T21) HP less 23
The skeleton caught Sesto off guard and it did hurt. That won't happen again, Sesto thinks and raises his mace and knocks the skeletons head off its body.
Then he moves closer to the eastern door from where the voices are coming from.
Torbin let loose two more arrows down the hallway, through the door, and over Udit's shoulder. They were difficult shots, and the Necromancer managed to side-step one of them, but the other struck him in the arm. The seriously wounded elf reached out for Udit, his eyes glowing red. His hand burnt Udit's flesh as the rogue twisted away - if Udit had not been so quick to escape the Necromancer's grip, his very life essence could have been ripped away, healing the elf, but as it was, the rogue was barely harmed and the wizard gained very little life-energy.
Across the room, Sesto knocked a skeleton's skull off it's body, and all the bones clattered to the ground. He moved toward the door on the right, and one of his angels prepared to rush through the door (should it open). Sesto could hear cultists moving toward him, shouting. He knew Lathander's judgement would soon be upon them.
Man, I love that Spirit-Guardians spell. So much evocative fun.
[sblock=rolls] Spell: 1D20+6 = +6 = 23
4D6 = [2, 1, 2, 2] = 7 Necromancer Vampiric Touch (level 4) vs Udit.
Wow. That damage roll is crap.
[/sblock] Gone: (PCs) Torbin, Sesto; (BGs) Necromancer Damage Taken: (PCs) Udit 7(3); (BGs) Necromancer 6, -3, Skeleton1 7 (Destroyed)
After being driven back by the loud spell, Kurzon drove forward again, thrusting his sword at the Necromancer, who furiously tried to block with his staff, grunting with the extreme effort. Then Udit lunged in as Kurzon knocked the elf off-balance. Udit's slasher nearly took the Necromancer's head off, and the elf fell to the floor in a shower of blood.
The remaining skeleton was unfazed by its master's demise, and it swung its sword at Udit. But the Lamarakhi rolled to the side and came to his feet behind the undead, while Kurzon took up his former position.