Midway Mining Expedition (PbP)

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
As Taka regains consciousness, he looks around, confused. His head is still throbbing from the multiple blows his foes landed with their bone tomahawks. Instinctively, he begins to accelerate his healing, by manipulating nearby waylines. He will offer to help his friends, as well.

Taka asks, "Why didn't they kill us? Surely they know that we will not stop coming after them?"

Taka looks at himself, taking note of the absence of his armor and weapons.

Taka says, "We don't even have knives to cut ourselves some wooden spears. We will need to rely upon our special talents. I agree with Coldtree, we should burn them. Heat is hard to stand against."

Taka will take the time to forage for any rocks, stones, or minerals that could enhance wayline manipulation, especially things like flint, which augment heat attacks.

Accelerate healing: 74
Forage: 81
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Coldtree: full health
Harnin arrows: 17
Tunic: 60 - 2 - 2 = 56
Taka: full health
Boots: 20 - 7 = 14
Tehn: full health
GM: The items in the following lists are currently missing

Coins:
Standard Earnings: 360 shillings / 10 days
Shillings: 141

Animal Parts:
Ant Pinchers: 5, (Cohesion +1)
Ant Stingers: 5, {Toxin x2}
Beetle Elytra: 5 pair (deflect 4, soak 2)
Canine Teeth: 1 set, (Strength +1)
Duck Feathers: 1 set, (Cohesion +1)
Goat Jawbone: 1, (Will +1)
Harvester Feather Talisman: 1, (Health +1)
Peccary Tusks: 1 pair, (Confluence +1)
Viper Skull: 1, ?
Viper Heart: 1, ?
Snakeskin: 20% coverage

Ores:
Tin: 1, (Persona +1), {- Mind x 2}
Zinc: 8, (Health +1), {+ Body x 2}

Stone:
Bloodstone: 1, (Health +1)
Flint: 1, {Shock x2}
Heartstone: 1 (Confluence +1)
Slate: 8, {Sound x2}

Oddities:
Hebrian Regular Insignia (fabric)
E1: body: 0, incapacitated
E2: body: 1, incapacitated
E3: body: 6, hurt
E4: body: 7, hurt
As Coldtree comes to... He only thinks of ending those that beat him down.

After he wakes he will manipulate waylines to assist in his healing, as well as T&T. He will look around to find out where his opponents went.
As Taka regains consciousness... he begins to accelerate his healing, by manipulating nearby waylines...
Both Coldtree and Taka realize that they are not physically injured. The blows only caused enough superficial damage to produce a loss of consciousness. Once awake and moving, any stiffness and residual pain quickly fades.

Taka asks, "Why didn't they kill us? Surely they know that we will not stop coming after them?"
Tehn offers, "Being unconscious, I doubt the savages knew any difference. I say we were left for dead. They took our stuff."

Taka looks at himself, taking note of the absence of his armor and weapons.
OOC: Only weapons and trinkets were taken, not clothing, probably because none of it would have fit the enemy.

Taka will take the time...
Seeing as it is about the middle of the night. it is quickly decided to wait until daylight to give pursuit or perform any meaningful search. One thing that is noted, without delay, is that the enemy took their injured with them, indicating to all three men that the enemy would be traveling slower.

Finding the trail in the morning light is easy, for two of the enemy could not walk, and the drag marks would glare at even an amateur explorer. While tracking, Tehn will also divert back and forth hoping to sense something of use. Given the supposed rate of travel of the enemy, the few extra minutes are decidedly affordable, provoking Coldtree to join in, especially in hopes of locating some fire weed.
ecology + clarity + d100
Taka: 12 + 17 + 81 = 110
Coldtree: 16 + 26 + 72 = 114
Lunnaya: 26 + 22 + 81 = 129
During the search, no useable stones are located but when it comes to ores, being so close to the mountains, Taka and Tehn come across separate boulders containing a total of 16 ingots worth of lead. Coldtree comes across a boulder containing 7 ingots worth of tin. In a moment worth a malicious grin, Coldtree finds the prize of 7 measures worth of fire weed. T & T both find a large patch of itch weed, which yields 16 measures. Due to the difficulty of collecting the itch weed without personal injury, only one measure each is taken.

As it becomes obvious that the enemy will shortly be overtaken, Tehn addresses the others. "We need a better plan to go at these fellows. Any ideas?"
OOC: Each character receives 3 DP.
 
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Kwargrow

Adventurer
Coldtree smiles and T&T can practically feel malicious intent emanating from him. He says, "They still have their injured, correct? I will use my power to set the blankets of the wounded on fire. When the others rush to put the fires out, we attack. We should focus our attention on one enemy at a time to grant an outnumber bonus."
100+50=150, 88
 

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Taka says, "No, we should not go to them; we should make them come to us. And I volunteer to be the bait. We will approach their camp unseen, and take up ambush positions. I will expose myself, and openly challenge them. They will not be able to resist rushing me. And when they get close enough, we strike. What say all of you?"

Use these rolls for whatever you need, in whichever order is convenient.
76, 88, (96+64), 89, 62, (93+74)
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Coldtree: full health
Harnin arrows: 17
Tunic: 60 - 2 - 2 = 56
Taka: full health
Boots: 20 - 7 = 14
Tehn: full health
Coins:
Standard Earnings: 360 shillings / 10 days
Shillings: 141

Animal Parts:
Ant Pinchers: 5, (Cohesion +1)
Ant Stingers: 5, {Toxin x2}
Beetle Elytra: 5 pair (deflect 4, soak 2)
Canine Teeth: 1 set, (Strength +1)
Duck Feathers: 1 set, (Cohesion +1)
Goat Jawbone: 1, (Will +1)
Harvester Feather Talisman: 1, (Health +1)
Peccary Tusks: 1 pair, (Confluence +1)
Viper Skull: 1, ?
Viper Heart: 1, ?
Snakeskin: 20% coverage

Ores:
Tin: 1, (Persona +1), {- Mind x 2}
Zinc: 8, (Health +1), {+ Body x 2}

Stone:
Bloodstone: 1, (Health +1)
Flint: 1, {Shock x2}
Heartstone: 1 (Confluence +1)
Slate: 8, {Sound x2}

Oddities:
Hebrian Regular Insignia (fabric)
Coldtree smiles..., "... set the blankets of the wounded on fire... We should focus our attention on one enemy at a time..."
Taka says, "... we should make them come to us. And I volunteer to be the bait... when they get close enough, we strike. What say all of you?"
89, 62, (93+74)
Tehn waves his hands in a gesture of hold on a second. "Coldtree has been able to bend waylines at a distance since we fought those malevolent birds. I say we do both. Let him light one up and then you expose yourself. When they rush you, we rush back, triple teaming them one at a time as long as we can to keep the advantage of numbers. It is what they did to us to take us out before. We need to turn those tables."

The sun has just dipped behind the near mountain, but the light has not near faded for the day. The enemy, it seems, has stopped early. They are enjoying themselves in some self-induced festivity. The captured women are participating with them. None of the enemy remains incapacitated. It is estimated that a day and a half may have passed since the previous conflict. Two of the enemy is still exhibiting signs of serious injury, for they are not really participating in the celebration.

It proves to be of little difficulty to close within 15 strides for Coldtree to affect one of them. Having to alter his plan slightly, he grips a handful of fire weed, nods to Tehn, and ignites the loincloth of the one who appears most injured. Tehn does the same thing to the other injured man. As the men scream, Taka hollers to get the attention of the others. The party is immediately over, as the men scream back in their unknown language. The women stare in amazement.
Bending + various collegiate + d100
Coldtree: 19 + 32 x 2(fire weed) = 83 + 150 = 233
Lunnaya: 30 + 22 x 2(fire weed) = 74 + 116 = 190
Conditioning + Fury or Clarity + d100
Enemies: 19 + 10 + 126 = 155
damage: 233 - 155 = 78% * 10 = 8
damage: 190 - 155 = 45% * 10 = 5
E1: Body: 1 - 8 = -7, unconscious
E2: Body: 2 - 5 = -3, unconscious
Readiness + Speed + Clarity + d100
Coldtree: 20 + 16 + 26 + 88 = 150
Taka: 22 + 12 + 17 + 76 = 127
Lunnaya: 14 + 26 + 21 + 87 = 148
Enemies: 19 + 15 + 10 + 97 = 141
Coldtree: 28(clothing) - 13(strength) + 100(bending) - 150 = ~0
Taka: 16(clothing) - 14(strength) + 100(bending) - 127 = ~0
Lunnaya: ~0
Enemies: 300(movement) - 141 = 159
The uninjured enemy reacts faster than expected but it appears that the combatants will require 3 seconds of time to close the gap between them, causing all three adventurers to realize that they can assault two each of the enemy before melee ensues.
Bending + various collegiate + d100
Coldtree: 19 + 32 x 2(fire weed) = 83 + 150 = 233 x 2
Taka: 22 + 23 x 2(fire weed) = 68 + 88 = 156 x 2
Lunnaya: 30 + 22 x 2(itch/fire weed) = 74 + 124 = 198
Conditioning + Fury or Clarity + d100
Enemies: 19 + 10 + 134 = 163
damage: 233 - 163 = 70% * 10 = 7 x 2
damage: 198 - 163 = 35% * 10 = 4 x 2
E3&5: Body: 8 - 7 = 1, injured
E4&6: Body: 8 - 4 = 4, injured
Despite the augmentation of the fire weed, an impressive stroke of luck allows the men to resist being heated by Taka. Coldtree, however, severely injures two, while Tehn hurts the other two. Due to the sudden injury, it is one of the men Tehn affected who finds himself facing three opponents, first.
Aggression + Accuracy + Fury + d100
Coldtree: 18 + 16 + 31 + 88 = 153
Taka: 23 + 12 + 16 + 160 = 211
Lunnaya: 16 + 26 + 21 + 124 = 187
The man defends himself impressively well, especially for being hurt, but three on one is fatal, even when he is the only one with a weapon. As the other three men engage to a fury of heat and a reacquired sword, they know their deaths are certain. They being to sing a strange song as their lives are quickly ended. The adrenaline rush from the quickness of the new assault combined with the memory of the previous failure, leaves a pounding in everyones heads for a few more seconds.

The women stare at the scene as if struck with paralysis.
OOC: All characters receive 3 DP. All fire weed was expended.
 
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Kwargrow

Adventurer
Once it is determined that the battle is over, Coldtree will hold up his hands to show no animosity towards the women. He says, in Hebrian, "There is no need for further violence. We are the Dragon Way Adventuring Company, and we were hired to put an end to these villains and return you to Midway."
 

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Taka says, in Hebrian, "These men were brave warriors. I was honored to be able to fight them again. My friend speaks the truth; we are not here to harm you. We are here to escort you safely back to town. But I am confused about what I saw. You were celebrating with these men. Was this of your own, free will? Or were you simply trying to avoid being mistreated? Sit with us a moment, and gather your wits; we would be honored if you would tell us the tale of your captivity."
 

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