Long Live the Queen (all groups) [Boddynock judging] Completed

thegreyman

Visitor
"Before we even can think about that, is there anyone still hurt? I have a few small spells left, and would hate to hold them when someone could use them." Dorrin checks the group over once or twice.

"I wouldn't be against checking over the mine again, but we might need a Miner to go with us. If that fire burns out any supports, we could have a lot more weight on our backs than just our backpacks!"
 

Robichaud

Visitor
When Dorrin looks her over, Jamilee gestures at her midsection, where there's still bad bruising and cuts showing through the rent the queen's jaws tore in her chainmail shirt. "I'm still battered up some," she grates out, sounding even more displeased than usual. "I can keep going, if I need to. But I'm hurting." (7/11 HP, by my reckoning.)

She doesn't await the healers' ministrations after her admission, instead turning to adress the entire group. "We have to stay alert. By my best estimate, we killed a lot. Maybe all, hnh. But there's no way to be sure. And the fire might drive what's left of them out, hrrgh, right into our backs. Going back into a mine full of smoke and dead air to meet them head-on seems.. stupid.." Pause. Deep breath. The strain from speaking this many words right after another, not to mention the smoke she inhaled earlier, is driving her voice to the breaking point. "..so I say we rest. And keep a watch, hrgh. Wait for.. air to circulate. Then go back in, mop up the rest, and count our kills. Yes?"
 
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Amaury

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"I agree we rest.. the fire will consume itself very quickly and the smoke should not be too important.. " Jallembo replies. He then sits to a side checking his injuries and wounds.


OOC: we got healing potions, correct? 8/10hp
 

thegreyman

Visitor
Glancing over the injuries, Dorrin first channels a spell into healing Krindorf [Shield of Faith into CLW (1d8+1=4)] of some of the terrible damage the queen inflicted on him. He then converts his last three orisons on healing Jamilee twice and Krindorf once more.

"We should take these trophies back to Master Hans. Then we should see about reentering the mines."

ooc: So that's 5 for Krindorf and 2 for Jamilee.

[sblock=Spells Prepared]
Spell Save DC (13 + spell lvl)
0 - Guidance, Light, Mending
1 - Bless, Shield of Faith, Magic Weapon (D)

War Domain: Weapon Focus and Proficiency w/ longsword
Luck Domain: 1/day Reroll once before success/failure, Must keep second roll.
[/sblock]
 

B4cchus

Visitor
The group makes it out of the mine without any trace of more ants.
Outside, the warm light of the sun on your face and the fresh air that fills you lungs are a welcome eniviroment after the dark and smoke filled mine.
Hans greets you with a slight awe in his voice as you present your grim trophies to him "Ah! you sure made good work of those ants. They sure are big! And those big ones there must be the queen I recon?
With most of the ants dead and the queen vanquished, I don't think any stagglers left in there will be around much longer.
Let's get a count on the number of ants, shall we?"
Together with your explenation Hans counts that should have defeated 17 ants and, offcourse, the Queen
"
He suggests that the group heads back for Orussus where you shall be handed your reward.

ooc: You could, offcourse, head back into the mine and even find some ants that are still in there, hiding in the shadows, but I think it's best to call this adventere completed. Some of you are anxious to get back for RA's mega adventure and I promised him to return you all back safely before the end of the week.
I'll close the adventure with gold and xp rewards shortly.
 

Amaury

Visitor
OOC: fine by me (Jallembo). Many thanks for the adventure. Not necessarily an easy job for you with so many players! Only pity is not to have been able to throw my molotov!!! :p

Jallembo nods to Hans. "Fine then.. Let's get paid and some rest back in town.."
 

Robichaud

Visitor
((OOC: Well. Jamilee is the kind of person who likes to do things thoroughly, as in "thoroughly dead," and "thoroughly searched for valuables that are not the legal property of the Stonepike Mining Co.", so she would insist on doing a clean-up sweep.. but meh. In the interest of expediency, I'll ignore it. Or you could simply fast-forward through it and say it doesn't turn up anything significant enough to count as a challenge worth rewards; nothing but burnt crunchy bits, lone, smoke-dazed and easily dispatched worker ants whose bounty Hans gleefully balances against the damage incurred to the mine by the fire, that sort of deal. Whatever works!))
 

thegreyman

Visitor
ooc: Yeah, I can just see it, "You've killed all the ants so we are gonna give each of you 5000 gold. However, the damages to the mine will cost each of you 6000 gold. Since none of you could possible have that kind of money, now we need you to do this other adventure...." Company store adventuring, Diabolical!

Dorrin grins "Anyone want to wager half their earnings on a throw of the bones?"
 

B4cchus

Visitor
After you all have rested a bit and are fully healed again, you head back into the mine to mop up an remaining ants. Now that the queen and her guards are dead the few remaining ants seem disorganized and scattered. In the upper levels you encounter a few wandering worker ants.
In the deeper levels you find a small group of worker ants near the nest. These seem to have choked in the thick smoke from the burnt nest.
Confident that the mine is now clear of any giant ants, you collect the cadavers from the mine and present them to Hans. After Hans has updated his bookkeeping all the ants are piled onto a pyre and burnt to ashes (which proved quite difficult considering the hard chitin of the critters).

As soon as the ants are taken care of you all ready yourself for the trip back to Orussus. The carts take the same route bac and the journey is as uneventfull as the first time. This time it seems even more boring without the excitement of any upcoming adventure at the end of the journey.

After about six days the wagons return Orsusus and you are all delivered back at the Red Dragon Inn. Hans orders the other teamsters to return the wagons to the company and he joins you inside the Inn.
There, he gathers you all at a large table, orders drinks for everybody and asks for you attention "Well, yes, where to start.. First, I'd like to express my gratitide and that of the Stonepike Mining Company for your excellent work. Not only did you thouroughly remove the infestation of ants from the mine but also you did it very fast. This should save the company a conciderable amount up time in starting up the mine and getting it operational again. I must say that we, the company, made a very good choice in hiring you for the job. Therefore I would like to raise a toast to all you, for a job well done!"

After that he presents a small chest and plants it on the table "Since you did such a great job, I am at liberty to present you all with a small bonus. The fast removal of the ants will give the company a head start with getting the mine operational again. This will generate more revenue from the mine for which the company is very gratefull.
I did my calculation on the way back and the breakdown is as following:
In your first sweep you found and killed 20 ants, including te queen. That sums up to 4000 gold pieces. In your second and final sweep you found ten more ants, which sums up to 2000 gold pieces. Divided evenly and with the bonus for killin the queen, that comes to 795 gold pieces and 45 copper pieces each, including the bonus for destroying the queen and her nest.
I was allowed to spend a total of 10000 gold pieces in rewards and I believe that you have earned every gold piece of that. So if I just divde that amount amongst you all, that will come to 909 gold pieces each.
"
With that said, he hands over a heavy puch with coins to each of you.

Each puch contains 91 platinum pieces.

"Thank you all and I wish you safety on all you future adventures. I the Stonepike Mining Company ever needs capable and brave souls for a job like this again, I will recommend hiring you again!" with that sais Hans raises his glass once again. He wishes you all, individually well and hangs around a bit more for some drinks and small talk.
 

B4cchus

Visitor
Xp rewards!
total xp for killing a bunch of ants: 936
Completion and bonus xp: 450
Subtotal: 1386

Time xp for level 1 characters: 150
Time xp for level 2 characters: 300

Xp for all level characters
Total for all level 1 characters (Quintaine, Dorrin, Krindorf, Munchin, Landers, Nura, Possum and Jamilee): 1536
Total for all level 2 characters (Saithnar, Jallembo and Ximix): 1686
 

Boddynock

Visitor
Congratulations one and all - and B4cchus, I make that 3 DM points for you. Well done! :D

Let me know if and when you complete the adventure summary and I'll award the other DM point. :cool:
 

Amaury

Visitor
Jallembo thanks Hans and checks his purse and the platinium pieces. His eyes open up: he has never seen platinium pieces before! He stares at them for a moment, looking a bit stupid before shouting: "Yeeaaah!! Yeaah!!"


OOC: Jallembo goes level 3 !!
 

B4cchus

Visitor
Boddynock said:
Congratulations one and all - and B4cchus, I make that 3 DM points for you. Well done! :D

Let me know if and when you complete the adventure summary and I'll award the other DM point. :cool:
Will do (the summary) and thanks (for the credits) and thanks!(for the judging)
 

Phoenix8008

Visitor
Saithnar and Quint both collect their earnings with thanks to Hans before going their seperate ways back in Orussus.

OOC: Great adventure B4cchus! Thanks for the chance to boost to Lvl 3 before the MA! :D
 

Dargon

Visitor
ty B4cchus for a great game and that you blooded our young and innocent characters, that they do not have to face the big event off the MA completely green. and ty for filling their pockets with Platin and mine dust too.

And to the rest of you, thank you guys for great game and those of you that joins the ma their should be a chance we might end up working together again.
 

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