Midway Mining Expedition (PbP)

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Taka nods, "Sounds exciting, and in addition, it is necessary. Count me in, of course. I look forward to another excursion."

Taka intends to borrow an axe from one of the Orngaddrin, and cut down a small tree before heading out; knowing that sharp objects skip off of the armored carapace of giant insects, he wants to make a heavy club with which to smash them. If any of the Orngaddrin already have a suitable club, he will ask about either borrowing it, or perhaps trading for it.
Tehn rolls his eyes, shrugs his shoulders, and mumbles in Amiradthan. By the tone and the expression on his face, it is obvious that he is being sarcastic. "Oh, da. zakhvatyvayushche."

The miners look at Taka, sidelong, at their lack of understanding for the motivation of such a strange request. Axes are rather limited in town. Once it is understood why Taka wants one, one of the Maldrog takes a long handle from a miner's pick and offers it to him. "Gut zum schnappen, Ja!?" he offers in Maldrog.
OOC: Wooden Club: arm length, hinder 40, damage 5
NOTE:
Feel free to add leather knee boots to each character.
Knee Boots: coverage 20%, hinder 4, deflect 4, soak 1

Coldtree nods to Gebbrik. "I guess we're the exterminators for now. We'll deal with the ants." He will look into what poisons the community might have, and procure some to use on the bugs.
Gebbrik wrinkles his brow. "I do not known this word 'exterminator,' but thank you for seeing to this problem."

When Coldtree lets Taka and Tehn know that he is looking for something to possibly poison the ants, Tehn suggests that they first look into the storehouse to see what is being eaten. A hole has been bored under the wall of the building, large enough to allow Taka to pass his fist through. Inside, it appears that the ants are specifically selecting the corn.

Tehn makes a gesture of quiet, closes the door to the building, then takes a handful of corn in each hand, offering them toward the other two men. "Which handful would you like to eat?"

Being themselves sensitive to the manipulation of Way Lines, both men instinctively select the right hand, knowing something is wrong with the grain in his left, even though they were both removed from the same sack. "Being a cook, I have had some time to test the possibilities with this particular talent. What I did is the reverse manipulation of how I removed the skunk stench from us. It works on anything other than water, but I am not strong enough to make it deadly. If you were to eat this, you would fall asleep. I have done this to Dregg several times since he is such... was such an obnoxious drunk. It should work the same on the ants. We should take some of the corn with us and make it toxic once we find the bed."
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Taka smiles broadly, and replies, in Orngaddrin: "Ja, dit is perfect voor het inslaan van grote bugs!"

OOC: Yes, this is perfect for smashing big bugs!


Taka laughs, as he takes the handle that the Maldrog offered.

Taka adds, "What did you want in trade for it?"
 

Kwargrow

Explorer
I do not known this word 'exterminator,'
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It's Coldtree's turn to roll his eyes. "It means we handle pest control. Let me try again, yes, we smash bugs good."

Later at the storehouse with Tehn and Taka, hereby to be addressed as T&T, Coldtree will take a handful of corn and practices making it toxic. "If this succeeds in putting the ants to sleep, then that will make this much easier."
He will try to replicate what they did at the meat storage, filling in the ant hole with stones and fortifying the entire base where it needs it.
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Taka laughs, as he takes the handle that the Maldrog offered. Taka adds, "What did you want in trade for it?"
The miner shoos him off. The expression on his face conveys that he considered the question to be silly. "We have plenty of tools. It is not personally mine."
Coldtree will take a handful of corn and practices making it toxic. "If this succeeds in putting the ants to sleep, then that will make this much easier."
He will try to replicate what they did at the meat storage, filling in the ant hole with stones and fortifying the entire base where it needs it.
Coldtree shows even more talent for manipulating the toxicity of the grain than Tehn did.

It seems obvious that the ants actually dug out their access hole. It is a simple matter to block it. Taking the exact same path every time, a narrow beaten line has formed from the storehouse to the wilds. It is almost the size of a trail left by a fowler, giving an indication of the size of the ants.

Ants being diurnal instead of nocturnal, the three hope to have an easier time of eliminating them as a problem. The men cannot exactly follow the tiny trail, but it is easy enough to locate even after having to take a detour. Maybe only 50 paces from town, three burnt orange colored ants are seen walking the bath, at a pace apart, back toward the storehouse. The ants are intent on their path and have not yet noticed the men. The ants are close, though. It will only take them about 4 seconds to close the distance.

Tehn cocks his head to the left and snorts. "At least we know we are on the right path, but I do not think we will be baiting these three. Taka looks like it is time for that stick."
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OOC: Provide at least 2 random rolls and state immediate intention.
 

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Taka will stand still, and attempt to stay out of sight; when the ants pass him, he will attack the closest one.

First roll: 84, Second roll: (99+69) = 168
 

Kwargrow

Explorer
Coldtree intends to stand in the path the ants will take and waits for them to draw near. When they are close enough he will touch attack with Way to toxify the ants, attempting to poison them as he did with the corn.
51, 100(+21)
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
POST IN PROGRESS

Taka will stand still, and attempt to stay out of sight; when the ants pass him, he will attack the closest one.
First roll: 84, Second roll: (99+69) = 168
Taka: 12(stealth) / 2(size) = 6 + 84(d100) = 90
Coldtree intends to stand in the path the ants will take and waits for them to draw near. When they are close enough he will touch attack with Way to toxify the ants, attempting to poison them as he did with the corn.
51, 100(+21)
Noticing that there are three ants, Tehn moves to the opposite side of the trail, hoping to close on the last ant in line.
 

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