Kulan: Knightfall's Crisis in Bluffside Game [IC]

Knightfall

World of Kulan DM
 OOC: Ok, so Tim hits three times (2x Greatsword, 1x Rizvan) for a total of 46 pts. of damage. Data is in spoiler below.
OOC: T.H. is at work and doesn't have time to write an IC post, so...

Tim ignores the wound the spider inflicted on him. He swings his blade over his head with a roar and nearly slices the spider's thorax in two. The massive vermin shrieks and stumbles, which causes Tim's second swing to miss. He them slams Rizvan into the monstrous spider, which sends ichor everywhere.

The spider's legs give out and it is soon scrambling to stay on the ledge. Tim can tell it is done, but he brings his sword down a third time and splits the beast's thorax from it abdomen.

"Just die you foul thing!"

The spider's abdomen falls back into the chasm while its thorax sits on the ledge spilling its fluids everywhere. The smell of its death is terrible.

JustinCase

the magical equivalent to the number zero
Nodding to Custodio, Tuck immediately feels the effects of Vinny’s haste spell, his movements more quickly and fluidly. Changing his target again as two spiders are taken down by his allies, the kobold shoots his crossbow at an arachnid on the other side of the crossing. His hands a blur as he shoots and reloads four bolts in quick succession.

 OOC: Rapid shot with haste: 1D20+13-2+1 = [16]+13-2+1 = 26 1D20+13-2+1 = [12]+13-2+1 = 24 1D20+13-2+1 = [2]+13-2+1 = 14 1D20+8 = [4]+8-2+1 = 11 I assume that’s two hits, but I’m not sure so I will roll all four damage rolls: 1D6+1 = [3]+1 = 4 1D6+1 = [6]+1 = 7 1D6+1 = [1]+1 = 2 1D6+1 = [4]+1 = 5

Knightfall

World of Kulan DM
Nodding to Custodio, Tuck immediately feels the effects of Vinny’s haste spell, his movements more quickly and fluidly. Changing his target again as two spiders are taken down by his allies, the kobold shoots his crossbow at an arachnid on the other side of the crossing. His hands a blur as he shoots and reloads four bolts in quick succession.
The first bolt sinks deep into the spider's thorax while the second one clips one of its legs. The third shot just misses above the monstrous vermin while the fourth sinks into the ground in front of the spider.

The two remaining spiders charge forward with fangs bared. The first charges into Custodio and delivers a devastating bite to the Vanquisher cleric. The spider's fangs dig into Custodio's face, neck, and chest. Custodio tries to cry out but it come out as a gurgling sound. The spider's venom quickly enters the young cleric's bloodstream and saps his strength. He is soon gasping for air and looks like he could fall in seconds.

The other spider charges Akos and tries to bite the Loremaster in the same way. Just before the spider's attack, Nathaniel swings his sword with all his strength in hopes of killing the vermin before it can bite Akos. The blade cuts deep into the spider but it doesn't stop it fangs from finding Akos' shoulder and arm. Luckily his fey heritage saves him from the bite being deep but he can feel the poison trying to overwhelm him.

 OOC: Huge spider (vs. Custodio) - Bite attack: 1D20+9+2 = [18]+9+2 = 29 (hit) 2D6+6 = [5, 4]+6 = 15 Custodio - Fortitude save (DC 16) and STR damage: 1D20+9 = [1]+9 = 10 (failed) 1D8 = [3] = 3 (STR damage) Nathaniel - Attack with Longsword vs. Huge Spider: 1D20+7 = [11]+7 = 18 (hit) 1D8+3 = [8]+3 = 11 Huge spider (vs. Akos) - Bite attack: 1D20+9+2 = [13]+9+2 = 24 (hit) 2D6+6 = [3, 2]+6 = 11 @Neurotic, the damage Akos takes is reduced to 3 due to his DR, but make a DC 16 Fortitude save vs. the poison. If the save is failed, Akos takes the following Strength damage: 1D8 = [6] = 6 Akos is up next. He is in a threatened square and the spider has a 10 ft. reach. I'll post the updated battle map in a few minutes.

Neurotic

I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
Save vs poison: 1D20+10 = [1]+10 = 11 does this mean he takes double STR damage?

Akos looks up at the huge beast and shudders as all his equipment suddenly doubles in weight. Dropping his pack down he can move freely again despite the sudden weakness.

"Titania take you, beast!" he snarls in most uncharacteristic way as he points toward the spider and blasts it in the face with the same fiery leaf storm he used on the last one.

"Custodio, hold on, I can heal you once this thing gets off me!"

Free: drop the backpack
Concentration check: 1D20+9 = [9]+9 = 18
Swift: activate bracers of eldritch admixture (1 charge for +2d6)
Action: Eldritch blast on the spider in melee: 1D20+7+4 = [8]+7+4 = 19
3D6+4+2D6 = [5, 3, 6]+4+[2, 5] = 25
Move: take anti-toxin from the belt (can I "drink defensively" i.e. without provoking?)

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Knightfall

World of Kulan DM
Akos looks up at the huge beast and shudders as all his equipment suddenly doubles in weight. Dropping his pack down he can move freely again despite the sudden weakness.

"Titania take you, beast!" he snarls in most uncharacteristic way as he points toward the spider and blasts it in the face with the same fiery leaf storm he used on the last one.
The powerful blast cuts and burns the spider and the creature shrieks but it does not fall.

Neurotic said:
"Custodio, hold on, I can heal you once this thing gets off me!"
"I'm not dead yet," Custodio says. He grimaces through the pain.

OOC: Move: take anti-toxin from the belt (can I "drink defensively" i.e. without provoking?)
 OOC: Looking at the Actions in Combat chart in the RC, drinking the antitoxin would fall under drinking a potion, which is a standard action. I don't believe there is any way for Akos to drink it without taking an Attack of Opportunity, but its moot since he already attacked and damaged the spider. He can't use eldritch blast and drink the antitoxin in the same round.

Knightfall

World of Kulan DM
Assessing the situation quickly Breva desires not to put himself in reach of the poison. Instead he sends a brace of arrows streaking at the spider Akos faces. His marksmanship is not all he could hope, but maybe it will be enough.
The first arrow digs into one of the spider's eyes while the other deflects off its waxy chitin.

ScottDeWar_jr

second birthdate : 15 Dec 2011
Falen considers his options. These monstrous things could easily overwhelm him if he had been alone. He must trust that Big Tim and Breva can take on the large vermin toe to toe. .. .. .. .. ..

"Vinny, I hope you have some fire magic ready!"

Custodio doesn't wait for the Sectarian wizard to reply to Falen.
After having cast the best spell to help his allies he says to Falen, "Sorry, no fire, but I might have a shoe to smack them with.

Vinny calls out the mystical words of power, "nužudyk vorą!" and three shoe shaped bursts of light are summoned into being, the first two head toward the spider attacking Custodio and the third at the one near he, Breva and Nathanial.

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Knightfall

World of Kulan DM
After having cast the best spell to help his allies he says to Falen, "Sorry, no fire, but I might have a shoe to smack them with."

Vinny calls out the mystical words of power, "nužudyk vorą!" and three shoe-shaped bursts of light are summoned into being, the first two head toward the spider attacking Custodio and the third at the one near he, Breva and Nathanial.
The first two shoe-shaped bursts streak to the spider in front of Custodio and whacks it on its thorax. The verminous beast chitters in surprise. The third burst slams into the other spider and bursts one of its eyes open. The creature shrieks. It is unsteady on its legs and looks like it could collapse at any moment.

Nathaniel tries to finish the spider off, but he misjudges his swing with the spider wobbling on its legs.

End of Round Two

Knightfall

World of Kulan DM
Falen can see that the spider is nearly dead. One good shot with his bow should be enough to kill it. He takes aim and a single shot. The arrow manages to pierce one of the spider's legs and it seems for a second the creature will fall. Somehow, it stays on its legs.

Custodio brings his bastard sword around to try to cut the spider in two. However, he cannot see, as his own blood and the spider's vemonous saliva is in his eyes and his hands are unsteady. The spider's venom makes him feel sluggish and heavy and his blade slips out of his hands and disappears into the long grass.

"Curses!"

The man looks like he want to punch the spider but he instead tries to clear his eyes. "I can't see!"

 OOC: Falen - Mwk Comp. Shortbow: 1D20+8 = [17]+8 = 25 (hit) 1D6 = [2] = 2 Custodio - Hasted Full Attack on Monstrous Spider (while poisoned): 1D20+9 = [1]+9 = 10 (critical miss) 1D10+2 = [9]+2 = 11 --- 1D20+9 = [9]+9 = 18 1D10+2 = [2]+2 = 4 Custodio - Dexterity Check (DC 10): 1D20+2 = [5]+2 = 7 (failed; drops weapon; no hasted attack)

Knightfall

World of Kulan DM
 OOC: Big Tim hits AC 33 Greatsword attack vs second spider: 1D20+15 = [18]+15 = 33 Damage Damage vs second spider: 2D6+8 = [1, 4]+8 = 13
OOC: Posting for @Tellerian Hawke again.

Big Tim quickly moves next to Tuck and Mutt to their left. He swings his greatsword over their heads with ease and cuts deep into the spider menacing Custodio. The blade slices a deep gash into the spider's abdomen as the vermin tries to prepare for its next bite at the Vanquisher cleric.

"Fall damn you!" Tim curses.

The vermin reacts to the pain with a shriek but it doesn't die, although ichor spills out beside it.

OOC: @JustinCase, you're up for Tuck.

JustinCase

the magical equivalent to the number zero
Realizing how close that huge spider is, Tuck carefully takes a step back, looking for a better angle while hopefully avoiding the arachnid's jaws.

Once more his hands are a blur as the kobold shoots his crossbow, once, twice, thrice, four times in succession. Only the last bolt goes wide, the first three slamming into the eight-legged monster.

 OOC: 5-foot step away from the spider, which means Mutt has to do the same to make room. Rapid shot with haste, taking -4 for shooting into melee, aiming for the spider next to Custudio: 1D20+13-2+1-4 = [19]+13-2+1-4 = 33 (possible crit) 1D20+13-2+1-4 = [7]+13-2+1-4 = 21 (probably hits) 1D20+13-2+1-4 = [11]+13-2+1-4 = 25 (probably hits) 1D20+8-4 = [5]+8-4 = 9 (misses) Crit confirmation: crit confirm: 1D20+13-2+1-4 = [2]+13-2+1-4 = 16 (does that hit?) Damage: 1D6+1 = [3]+1 = 4 1D6+1 = [3]+1 = 4 1D6+1 = [5]+1 = 6 Extra crit damage if applicable: 1D6 = [5] = 5 I don't think sneak attack applies, but if it does, let me know and I'll roll three additional d6s.

Knightfall

World of Kulan DM
Realizing how close that huge spider is, Tuck carefully takes a step back, looking for a better angle while hopefully avoiding the arachnid's jaws.

Once more his hands are a blur as the kobold shoots his crossbow, once, twice, thrice, four times in succession. Only the last bolt goes wide, the first three slamming into the eight-legged monster.
The first bolt digs deep into the spiders brain and it shrieks in pain. The next tow bolts finish it off and it chitters one last time before falling to the ground and twisting into a gruesome ball of death -- its legs quivering for several moments.

Custodio relaxes and falls to his knees.

"Thanks," he says to Tuck and Tim. He then empties the rest of his stomach onto the ground. "I feel terrible."

JustinCase said:
 OOC: 5-foot step away from the spider, which means Mutt has to do the same to make room. Rapid shot with haste, taking -4 for shooting into melee, aiming for the spider next to Custudio: 1D20+13-2+1-4 = [19]+13-2+1-4 = 33 (possible crit) 1D20+13-2+1-4 = [7]+13-2+1-4 = 21 (probably hits) 1D20+13-2+1-4 = [11]+13-2+1-4 = 25 (probably hits) 1D20+8-4 = [5]+8-4 = 9 (misses) Crit confirmation: crit confirm: 1D20+13-2+1-4 = [2]+13-2+1-4 = 16 (does that hit?) Damage: 1D6+1 = [3]+1 = 4 1D6+1 = [3]+1 = 4 1D6+1 = [5]+1 = 6 Extra crit damage if applicable: 1D6 = [5] = 5 I don't think sneak attack applies, but if it does, let me know and I'll roll three additional d6s.
 OOC: The first attack is a crit. since the spider charged in round two and its AC is two less until its turn. And I think your right, sneak attack doesn't apply even though Tuck is within 30 ft. He's not flanking and the spider isn't denied its Dexterity in any way. Regardless, there was enough damage with the crit. to kill the spider.

The other spider bites down on its closest foe, Nathaniel, before turning and trying to flee back into the tall grass. The young guard swings his sword in retaliation as the massive vermin creature tries to flee. The blade slices through one of its legs and part of its abdomen and the beast shudders. It tries to continue to run but its other legs give out and the spider falls into the grass and dies.

The smell of the battle site is awful, as the dead spiders' ichor stains the grass and the road.

"I think I'm going to be sick," Nathaniel says. "We need to get out of here. The smell will attract other things."

"We need to warn the guards watching the main gate of the Temple District that there is new nest of spiders. I doubt those are the only ones. Hopefull the even larger one died when it fell," Custodio says on his hands and knees.

"It's on the way to the carriage," Nathaniel says in agreement.

JustinCase

the magical equivalent to the number zero
Tuck doesn't talk, instead rushing to Custodio's side. His claws already digging through his backpack, the kobold produces the cure potion he took from the assassin Akos, himself and that Relgar fellow fought back in the Silverbow Inn. He's not quite sure how powerful this concoction is, but it's the first useful thing he comes across in his bag.

"Drink," he instructs, guiding the man's hand if the man moves not quickly enough for the reptilian's taste.

 OOC: On my RG it just says "a cure potion (retrieved from assassin)", so I'm not sure what to roll. Is it a cure light wounds? Cure minor wounds? Not cursed I hope? So please roll whatever is appropriate to cure (hopefully) this useful NPC ally.

Neurotic

I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
"I have the anti-toxin." Akos steps closer and almost trips over his robes, his own strength sapped by the poison. "Uhhh..."
Laying the hands on Custodio he purges the worst effects of the poison, but not the substance itself. He offers the small vial to the cleric.
"This should help. But I have only this one."

"Titania, please keep this man for this world, don't let his time here be cut short."

As he prays, glow around his hands seeps into the vanquisher and then settles back onto him.

He prays again, pulling Tim, Breva and Nathaniel closer, touching them as the glow follows his prayers.
"This should hold us for the moment in case of any more attacks."

 OOC: How hurt is everyone? And how long before poison stops?

Using vernal touch to remove nauseated condition - but if the poisons effect is not purged it will simply hit him again.
Spending turn attempt for Chained Healing blast
Healing blast: 3D6 = [6, 2, 5] = 13 - Custodio heals 13, chains up back to Akos for 6
Healing blast Nathaniel: 3D6 = [5, 1, 6] = 12 - Nathaniel heals 12, chains up back to a PC most wounded for 6

Turn attempts spent: 2

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Scotley

Hero
Breva cleans the ichor from his blade before putting it away and joining with the others. "Tis only a minor wound and I think good Custodio's magic has helped me stave off the poison. Please worry about the others. Nathaniel is correct though. I do not think it would be wise to linger here."

OOC: I'm assuming the successful save is enough.

Scotley

Hero
Almost as an afterthought, Breva pulls a slim wand heavily inscribed with symbols of the Protector and healing. He uses the magic of the wand to provide some additional healing to the work Akos has done.

OOC:
cure light wounds wand: 1D8+1 = [5]+1 = 6
To either himself of Sir Tim as needed.

Knightfall

World of Kulan DM
Tuck doesn't talk, instead rushing to Custodio's side. His claws already digging through his backpack, the kobold produces the cure potion he took from the assassin Akos, himself and that Relgar fellow fought back in the Silverbow Inn. He's not quite sure how powerful this concoction is, but it's the first useful thing he comes across in his bag.

"Drink," he instructs, guiding the man's hand if the man moves not quickly enough for the reptilian's taste.
"Thank you," Custodio replies. He quickly drinks down the potion and the wounds inflicted to his head, face, and upper torso fade. The bit on his face leaves a noticeable scar, however. "Better... but I can still feel the poison."

"I have the anti-toxin." Akos steps closer and almost trips over his robes, his own strength sapped by the poison. "Uhhh..."
Laying the hands on Custodio he purges the worst effects of the poison, but not the substance itself. He offers the small vial to the cleric.
"This should help. But I have only this one."

"Titania, please keep this man for this world, don't let his time here be cut short."
Custodio feels the nausea leave him and he is able to stand. He gladly takes the anti-toxin and drinks it down... and just in time. The poison hits him again and he shudders. The anti-toxin gives the Vanquisher cleric a boost against the spider's venom and he manages to shrug off the worst of the poison's additional effects, but he will need time to recover, regardless. Or he'll need magic to purge his body.

"If I'd known we were going to have to deal with spider bites, I would have prayed to the Purifier for a spell to delay the effects of such bites."

As he prays, glow around his hands seeps into Big Tim and then settles back onto him(self).

He prays again, pulling Breva and Nathaniel closer, touching them as the glow follows his prayers.
"This should hold us for the moment in case of any more attacks."
The healing energy enters Akos' allies and the young guard and all of the groups wounds are healed.

A moment later, Akos can feel the poison surging in him as well. He fumbles for his healing belt as his eyes begin to swim. He can taste bile in his mouth and his legs feel like their going to give out on him. He takes out several herbs and mixes it in the potion bottle Custodio just drank from with a bit of water and some lemongrass growing at the edge of the road. He drinks its down just before he drops to his knees on the road. Somewhere deep inside him, his own fey heritage and the healing drink combine to purge the venom from his system. The pallor on his skin fades and poison doesn't hurt him again. The previous damage remains and he will be weak until he can rest.

Neurotic said:
 OOC: How hurt is everyone? And how long before poison stops?

Using vernal touch to remove nauseated condition - but if the poisons effect is not purged it will simply hit him again.
Spending turn attempt for Chained Healing blast
Healing blast: 3D6 = [6, 2, 5] = 13 - Custodio heals 13, chains up back to Akos for 6
Healing blast Nathaniel: 3D6 = [5, 1, 6] = 12 - Nathaniel heals 12, chains up back to a PC most wounded for 6

Turn attempts spent: 2
 OOC: The secondary save against the spider's poison happens 1 minute after the bite's are inflicted. With the anti-toxin, Custodio gets a +5 alchemical bonus on his Fortitude saving throw and it lasts for one hour. For your first healing blast, Custodio is already healed completely from the potion Tuck gives him, so I'd say Akos uses it on Big Tim, which heals the half-ogre knight completely. For the second healing blast, it would be best to target Breva, as he is the only other wounded character. None of Falen, Tuck, Mutt, and Vinny took any damage and neither did Nathaniel.

Breva cleans the ichor from his blade before putting it away and joining with the others. "Tis only a minor wound and I think good Custodio's magic has helped me stave off the poison. Please worry about the others. Nathaniel is correct though. I do not think it would be wise to linger here."
"Agreed," Custodio says. "Let's get to the carriage and get Nathaniel to his family before anything else crawls up out of the gorge."

Almost as an afterthought, Breva pulls a slim wand heavily inscribed with symbols of the Protector and healing. He uses the magic of the wand to provide some additional healing to the work Akos has done.

OOC:
cure light wounds wand: 1D8+1 = [5]+1 = 6
To either himself of Sir Tim as needed.
"I think we're all good," Falen says to Sir Breva.

OOC: The use of Breva's wand isn't required.

Heading down the road as quickly as you can all move, you reach the gates of the Temple District. There, you can see that the five Elites on duty had to deal with their own monstrous spider attack. Two more huge spiders and half-a-dozen large spiders lay dead on the ground in front of the gate.

"More spiders," Falen says with a worried look. "Let's hope they didn't attack the carriage."

One of the Elite guards lays dead on the ground while two others are fighting off being bitten. One of them screams as the poison tears into him and he collapses. Several of the local healers of the district arrive soon after and they heal the worst of the guard's wounds and one healer casts a neutralize poison spell on the guard who collapsed.

"That is all I can do for him," he says. He notes the Exemplars arrival and the damage to their clothing from the spiders that attacked them. "It seems there are even more of these damn beasts skulking about."

"Four of these larger ones attacked us, and there was an even larger one, but it fell into the gorge. Hopefully, it died."

Another cleric goes to the dead guard and says prayer to his god. From her vestments, Akos is fairly certain the woman is a cleric of Alurene, The Healer. He watches as the powerful cleric casts a raise dead spell on the guard and then purges any poison from the man's body.

"Praise be to the Healer," she says to the man. "He has brought you back from the beyond. I hope you will come say a prayer of thanks to Her at the Holy Sanctuary."

"I will, thank you Mother Superior," the Elite guard says in reverence.

She smiles at the man as one of his fellow guards helps him to his feet. Then she notices the Exemplars and looks at them quizzically. "You don't look like guards. Travelers seeking solace in Bluffside, perhaps?"

"Mother, these are the Exemplars," the Elite who she raised from the dead say. "They are the ones dealing with the troubles in Old City. The Renegade and his Loyalists."

"Oh, I see now," she nods approving. "I rarely go into Old City." She notes Tim's size and Akos' garments. "The Tall Knight. And you must be the Loremaster I've heard about." She sees Custodio's new scar and the tears in clothing and the stains of spider ichor. "Ooh, it seems you had a run in with spiders too. I hope you didn't lose any friends? I cannot raise anyone else today."

"We did not," Custodio replies with a bow. "I am Custodio Vecchi, d'Elite, Vanquisher of the Purifier. We are escorting this young man to his home out at the edge of the valley. He has offered his mother's cooking and a place outside of the city for us to rest and plan our next move against the Renegade."

Falen slips behind Big Tim. He doesn't need a powerful cleric to memorize his true face.

"I hope you can bring that man to justice soon," she says. "His Loyalists are becoming a scourge. While we have managed to keep them out of the Temple District, wicked figures draped in shadows have been rumored to be seen skulking the Street of Sorrows. Of course, the Street is always filled with strange sights and sounds."

'The Dusk are in the Temple District too', Falen thinks.

OOC: While the raising of the dead is restricted for the Lands of Harqual, there is no such restriction in Bluffside or most of the western lands of Kanpur as different gods hold sway.

Neurotic

I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
"I am he." Akos nods.
"That was a great miracle you just did, Mother. We can add the Street of Sorrows to our list of places to check. If you can spare anyone, Master Sylemis went to investigate Jade Thicket and might have use for a healer."

Akos is interested in moving the young noble out so they are out of that detestable obligation.

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