PH1: The Darque Demense (Bront judging)

Phoenix8008

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[sblock=OOC]First things first, looking back through the pages I believe Xir was at 7/12 HPs after the fight versus the carpet and never healed up. Ethic was at 6/9 HPs after the carpet fight and then down to 2/9 after the spear trap hit him. Eleria is still at her full 7/7 HPs. I'm willing to assume that Xir and Elthic each used a healing potion and got back to full HPs. This would leave Xir and Eleria with 3 Healing Potions and Elthic with 2. If that sounds fine by you all, let me know. I'll assume as much in my next post but can retcon it if for some reason you want to start the fight with lower HPs.

Also, I will hand out the XP for that trapped chest that I forgot to give earlier. Each of the 3 still active characters gets 100 XP for that chest. Warlocklord hadn't been active in some time before that, so I'm not giving Abdul any more XP from this point on unless he returns and starts earning some from whatever point he comes back in at. This should bring all three of your characters up to 900 XP each.

I'll post the start of the attack soon.[/SBLOCK]
Also, here is the map setup at the start of the fight...

 

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Phoenix8008

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Round 1- Order of battle and conditions
-Summoned Ape (no damage)
-Verminar (no damage)
-Xir (AC: 19, HP:12/12) >has 3 healing potions
-Elthic (AC:15, HP: 9/9), >has 2 healing potions
-Eleria (AC: 16, HP: 7/7) >has 3 healing potions

-The Ape charges forward and slams into Xir trying to push him backwards…
-Meanwhile, Verminar flies around the SE corner of the house and comes up behind Eleria just over the trap door. Thrusting out with his tail, the pseudodragon stings her right in the neck for 1 damage.

[sblock=OOC]Okay, I need the following from you all:
-Attack of Opportunity at the ape from Xir, Elthic, and Eleria if you choose to do so (with the knowledge that there is a 25% chance for Eleria's and Elthic's attack to hit Xir instead since he and the ape are sharing the same space). Forget this. I just saw that since you're flat-footed, you don't get AoO's yet.
-I need a STR check from Xir to oppose the Bull Rush.
-I need a Fortitude save for Eleria due to her being stung.

I think that's it. If I think of anything else I'll post it later.[/sblock]
 

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Wik

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"See, Xir? This is what sticking to the letter of the law gets you! Angry apes and dragons!"

Elthic slides behind the ape, gaining a combat advantage. takes a five foot step behind the ape, to flank him for a sneak attack. (Stupid learning 4e rules...)

Sneak Attack vs. Ape. (1d20+4=5, 1d8+3=9, 1d6=5)

Naturally, Elthic fails the attack, miserably.
 

Phoenix8008

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Round 1- Order of battle and conditions
-Summoned Ape (no damage)
-Verminar (no damage)
-Xir (AC: 19, HP:12/12) >has 3 healing potions
-Elthic (AC:15, HP: 9/9) >has 2 healing potions
-Eleria (AC: 16, HP: 6/7), Asleep from poison>has 3 healing potions

-The Ape charges forward and slams into Xir trying to push him backwards, but Xir’s strength proves to be more than the ape can overcome. It stumbles back a step after bouncing off Xir and stops for a moment, unsure of what to do next.
-Meanwhile, Verminar flies around the SE corner of the house and comes up behind Eleria just over the trap door. Thrusting out with his tail, the pseudodragon stings her right in the neck for 1 damage. Eleria’s hand goes to her neck as her eyes roll up in her head and she slumps to the ground, unconscious.

OOC: Xir can attack now. Wik, you'll need to change where Elthic was moving to since he can't 5 foot step behind the ape because it got pushed back to H7 after failing to Bull Rush Xir. Have to keep the attack roll unfortunately. D.E.M. sorry to put Eleria out of the fight so soon, but this is how Verminar would try and do things to protect his interests. Hopefully it'll all be over quick and the fight won't drag on without you for long. ;)
 

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[sblock=OOC]Oh well... that's the way the dice roll, I guess. I'll keep an eye on things, but please PM me when my input is required again.[/sblock]
 

Phoenix8008

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Round 1 Summary
-The Ape charges forward and slams into Xir trying to push him backwards, but Xir’s strength proves to be more than the ape can overcome. It stumbles back a step after bouncing off Xir and stops for a moment, unsure of what to do next.
-Meanwhile, Verminar flies around the SE corner of the house and comes up behind Eleria just over the trap door. Thrusting out with his tail, the pseudodragon stings her right in the neck for 1 damage. Eleria’s hand goes to her neck as her eyes roll up in her head and she slumps to the ground, unconscious.
-Xir's green blade flashes with deadly accuracy and cuts the ape deeply.
-Elthic steps to the ape’s side and slashes at it, but misses.
-Eleria lies slumped on the roof, unconscious.

Round 2- Order of battle and conditions
-Summoned Ape (18 damage)
-Verminar (no damage)
-Xir (AC: 19, HP:4/12) >has 3 healing potions
-Elthic (AC:15, HP: 9/9) >has 2 healing potions
-Eleria (AC: 16, HP: 6/7), Asleep from poison>has 3 healing potions

-The ape claws and bites at Xir who manages to dodge all the attacks but one. (He takes 8 damage from one claw.)
-Verminar circles around Xir’s opposite side and stabs at the Xeph with its tail. The strike is so quick that Xir hardly feels the prick. No blood is drawn, but he feels something in his body trying to put him to sleep. (0 damage, need Fort save from Xir along with next attack in case save is high enough.)
-Xir barely fights off the sluggishness of the posion and swings slowly at the ape, but misses by a wide margin.
-Elthic steps again to get behind the ape while it concentrates on Xir. Stabbing deep into the apes vitals, the dwarf is rewarded with a howl of anger from the beast.
 

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Phoenix8008

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Round 3- Order of battle and conditions
-Summoned Ape (18 damage)
-Verminar (no damage)
-Xir (AC: 19, HP:-7/12), Unconscious and bleeding out >has 3 healing potions
-Elthic (AC:15, HP: 9/9) >has 2 healing potions
-Eleria (AC: 16, HP: 6/7), Asleep from poison>has 3 healing potions

-The ape bites at Xir’s face, but he dodges that attack. The claws of the ape find his throat though and tear through the flesh there with a spray of blood. The Xeph drops to the ground with a thud, blood pooling under him. (3 damage from one claw and 8 from the other. 11 damage total to Xir)
-Verminar circles around to Elthic’s backside while appraising Xir with a keen eye. Stabbing at Elthic with it’s tail stinger, the dragon barely scratches the dwarf but it is enough for a drop of venom to seep into his system. (0 damage, need a Fort save from Elthic including dwarf bonus to poison)
-Xir lays in an expanding pool of blood.
-Eleria sleeps on the roof peacefully.
-Elthic swings wildly at the ape while trying to fend off Verminar with his other hand, but succeeds at neither effort. The poison in his veins makes him do one long blink, but after that he feels okay.
 

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Wik

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Fort Save (1d20+5=14)

Elthic, upon seeing both his companions down, growls in frustration. "If only Xir would've listened!" he hisses through clenched teeth.

When the pseudodragon stings him, Elthic curses and swats the dragon away with a hand. He takes a swing (1d20+2=6, 1d8+3=5) at the ape, but misses horribly. Realizing his time is about up, he mutters a prayer to Sela and hopes for the best.

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OOC: Sorry for the absence. Forgot about this one when I did my posting last night... and I've been in Vancouver for a days before that.

In case Elthic's still alive next round, he'll take another attack on the Ape when he gets a chance: Attack on Ape (1d20+2=21, 1d8+3=9)

Hopefully, he gets to make that swing.
 

Phoenix8008

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Round 4- Order of battle and conditions
-Summoned Ape (18 damage)
-Verminar (no damage)
-Xir (AC: 19, HP:-8/12), Unconscious and bleeding out >has 3 healing potions
-Elthic (AC:15, HP: 9/9) >has 2 healing potions
-Eleria (AC: 16, HP: 6/7), Asleep from poison>has 3 healing potions

-The ape swipes its claws at Elthic's face right as he glances the other way to see what the psudodragon is doing (flanking). The first claw sends blood flying and the dwarf slumps towards the ground as he starts losing conciousness. The second claw flys towards his neck as he drops, but as everything goes black he hears Verminar yelling at the ape "No! Don't kill him!" Something hits Elthics chest but he doesn't feel anything anymore as the darkness becomes complete...

OOC: Elthic takes 11 damage from the first claw droping him to -2 HPs...
 

Phoenix8008

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Eleria wakes up slowly. Yawning, she starts to stretch and then startles awake as she remembers falling down asleep on the rooftop from the psuedodragon's sting. Her eyes fly open to find that she is sitting on the couch facing the fireplace in the first floor room by the stairs. The fire crackling before her lights the room and she notices that it seems to be dark outside the small windows of the house.

Looking beside her, she sees Elthic and Xir slumped back sitting on the couch beside her. The dwarf has four nasty cuts across his face and Xir's neck looks injured slightly, but the amount of blood staining his shirt shows that they wound must have been much worse originally.

A loud *THUMP*THUMP*THUMP* from behind her causes Eleria to turn and look around towards the stairs behind her leading up to the second floor. She sees Abdul dragging a familiar chest down the steps till he reaches the floor. Turning, he sees the elf looking at him and he smiles at her. "Good to see you awake, Eleria. Of course, it's good to be able to see anything again for me. I understand I was rather trapped by that insubstantial hound upstairs. Anyway, I'm all better now. and I have brought this chest downstairs per our apparent host, Verminar. He said since midnight has passed and we failed to return the key to Lucias, we would not likely receive any compensation from him and he wanted us to have it for our trouble."

"He said that he would remain up in the tower unless anyone wanted to talk with him. He didn't want to be here when anyone awoke and risk a confrontation due to bad feelings."
 

Phoenix8008

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OOC:For the fight against Verminar and the summoned ape, Xir, Elthic, and Eleria each gain 100 XP.

Within the chest you find the following:
*150 PP
*675 GP
*Arcane Scroll w/ Magic Weapon and Continual Flame spells (value 225 GP)
*A Black Pearl worth 600 GP

This is a total value of 3,000 GP worth for a split of 750 GP each (and 525 GP plus the scroll for Abdul)

Verminar managed to stabalize Xir before he bled out, so Xir still has 3 Cure Light Wounds potions, Elthic has 2, and Eleria has 3.

Hard to believe it's been just past 10 months since we started this adventure. Because of that, Xir, Elthic, and Eleria each gain 500 XP (10 months x 50 xp x 1st lvl). I'm calculating Abdul's time based on his last post in the thread on January 27th, 2008(post # 464). His XP for time in game then is 300 XP (50xp times 6 months time).

Elthic and Xir both wake up some time later after their injuries heal (unless you want to use up on of your healing potions). Anybody wanting to speak with Verminar is welcome to request it and he will wing his way downstairs for a conversation.
 
Somewhat drowsy and not yet fully recovered from the poison in her system, Eleria gradually lifts herself to her feet and welcomes Abdul back to the group.

When she and the others fully recover, she takes her split of the reward and leaves the mansion with the intent of living off the profits and staying clear of Lucius Darque for some time to come.

[sblock=OOC]Well, certainly no complaints from me for how the adventure has concluded. Eleria could have certainly suffered a much worse fate than being carried to a couch whilst unconscious!

Thanks very much for running the adventure Phoenix. And thanks to the rest of you guys for the game. Eleria has no desire to speak with Verminar, so now seems like a good time to take my leave. Cheers.[/sblock]
 

Wik

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Elthic rolls to his feet, and then throws a pillow at Xir. "If we had done it my way, there certainly would have been much less bleeding."

Elthic examines his many wounds. He's surprised to be alive, truth be told. "Head on down to the tavern, Eleria... I'll catch up with you. I think I owe the dragon a few things."

Elthic will gather his share of the money, give a curt nod to Xir and Abdul, and make his way upstairs. When he reaches the top, he simply calls out: "For what it's worth, dragon... there are no hard feelings. I would have fought for you... as opposed to the ambitious one. But I'm glad you didn't kill us... I would have done the same to you. I swear on my beard. Um... good luck." Elthic shakes his head, and stomps downstairs, muttering about the poor quality of the house's workmanship and asking rheotorical questions on why any creature would go through so much to keep such a worthless pile of sodden floorboards and rat-infested walls.

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Yeah, I enjoyed this one, too. I really liked you set up the conditions track - I actually stole that in my own games. And I'm excited that Elthic has a level... and is halfway to the next one!
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