The Hunt for the Blue Palace (Yoon Suin/Troika!)


"I don't think we can escape either way." said Dubi Gan, "Our only hope is to drive them off."

OOC: We'll bar the door and move the food upstairs, unless anyone objects. We probably don't want to fight on the spiral staircase, so we'll spread out into the other two rooms as well and let a few down the spiral staircase at a time. Does any of us have much in the way of ranged attacks?

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Dusty Dragon
The Tamasic Men have no oil, and at one vial each, you don't have sufficient oil to do this. As you peek out from the window, you realize that there is no time for tunneling - they've almost reached the base of the tower already.

Ranged attacks: I don't think anyone has anything beyond maybe throwing a dagger or two. One Tamasic man has a bow, but it's more suitable to hunt rabbit than hurt a human-sized creature, and he has half a dozen arrows tops.


Dubi Gan insisted on holding the second floor, with the ground floor's door barred. "Let them come down the spiral staircase and we will take turns holding them off, if we must."


the magical equivalent to the number zero
Pinpehlu hesitates. Living in the City for his entire life, of course he had heard of Tamasic Men, although he never thought he'd see one. They seemed to be friendly enough, wretched though they appeared.

But they were Tamasic Men! Cursed because of their failings! The porter does not feel confident to trust them, let alone with his life if it comes to that.

Warily, he tries to focus on the bigger threat -- the ophilones attempting a siege on the tower. The spiders are coming, Pinpehlu realizes, and in his mind he pictures the little harmless spiders he used to chase out of his house with a broom. He smiles uncertainly, thinking that the spiders are having their revenge at last for being chased off...

"Can we scare them away somehow?" he says as he drops his bags to the floor near Dubi Gan. The porter makes sure he can watch his stuff at all times, and he produces his bale hook in order to defend himself.

"What do the spiders fear? A big broom? Birds? Fire?"


Dusty Dragon
The Opilones are now climbing the corners. The sole Tamasic man with a bow tries to take a shot, and fails.

If you force them to come to you one by one by attacking them as they attempt to leave the staircase, you can fight them 3 vs 1. Who will form the initial front line?

Re characteristics of the Opilones: Perhaps our resident scholar or seer would like to see if they know something?


Dusty Dragon
Dubai Can considered Frog Frog's question as he prepared to join those defending the stairs. Was it possible to reason with them? Why were they attacking at all?

OOC: Skill Dice Roller • 2d6 5 I dunno if DB has any appropriate skills

OOC: This would be a usage of your "scholar power" and will cost you one point of luck.

You recall that these spiders are cowardly and ominivorous. They are intelligent but you don't know if they can speak or understand the Trade tongue. You think that this swarm is hungry and using their numbers to hunt by overwhelming prey. Given their numbers, a few rations dumped out of windows would not be enough.

@Fradak @tuffghost12 Dubi Gan and Frog Froth are forming a line at the stairwell entrance. Who will be the third? (we can start combat soon!)

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