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The Necromancer's Skull (Judge - covaithe)

garyh

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The door the the Hanged Man opens, and a tall, thin human in gray robes enters.

"I am Latanos, acolyte of Lauto," the older man announces. "I require a service done. If you would seek to earn the good will of the Lord of the Underworld, seek me out and hear my request."

With that, the man takes a seat at a table as deep in shadows as possible.
 
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garyh

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Here are the ground rules.

1. Pick a color for your character's speach that no other character is using.

2. If you post within 24 hours of your turn coming up, you get +1 to your d20 rolls (generally attacks and skills) for that round / turn.

3. All rolls will be on Invisible Castle. http://invisiblecastle.com/ I will not post my rolls. I will roll for initiative for the party so as to get encounters started quicker.

4. Please inform me if you will be unavailable for more than two days. If 72 hours have passed and you have not acted, I will act for your PC as best I can.

5. Please post using the following format. It will greatly aid me in tracking your actions, health, and powers. Use your speach color for the color of your PC's name in the stat block. Use the strikethrough format for used powers.

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Lindus takes aim at the nearest standing guard and shoots two quick arrows at him. Lindus then moves behind the dais, attempting to thwart any further crossbow bolts from the two farthest guards.

Minor action - Hunter's Quarry against Brown Guard

Standard action - Twin Strike against Brown Guard

Twin Strike with HQ against Brown (1d20 9=20, 1d20 9=17, 1d10 2=6, 1d10 2=9, 1d8=3)

First attack hits AC 20 for 6 damage, second attack hits AC 17 for 9 damage. Should either hit, another 3 damage done from HQ.

Move action - Move to L24, granting cover against Red and Yellow's crossbow shots.

Lindus Oakleaf - Male Elf Ranger 5
Passive Perception: 22, Passive Insight: 15
AC:19, Fort:17, Reflex:19, Will:17 -- Speed:7
HP:29/46, Bloodied:23, Surge Value:11, Surges left:8/8
Action Points: 1, Second Wind: not used
Powers -
Nimble Strike
Twin Strike

Darkleaf Armor +1
Elven Accuracy
Evasive Strike
Sneak Attack
Thundertusk Boar Strike
Yield Ground

Hunter's Bear Trap
Lightning Longbow +1
Splintering Shot
 
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Brain

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The door the the Hanged Man opens, and a tall, thin human in gray robes enters.

"I am Latanos, acolyte of Lauto," the older man announces. "I require a service done. If you would seek to earn the good will of the Lord of the Underworld, seek me out and hear my request."

With that, the man takes a seat at a table as deep in shadows as possible.

Vixo perks up visibly and looks around. He pauses a moment and then carefully approaches the table with the mysterious man. As opposed to his tavern conversation, Vixo speaks quite quietly.

"It's always good to respect the Lord of the Underworld, that's for sure. I'm Vixo by the way. I'd love to hear your tale and help you out. I'm sure some of these other folks will too - You've come to the right place.
 

garyh

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"The King of the Grave acknowledges your respect, Vixo," Latanos says to the kobold. "I will wait until more have joined us to speak of my request. Life is too short to spend it repeating oneself."
 

Vlastos

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"Lauto, the great god in a great cube of force", Vlastos thinks to himself remembering his religion. "Surely, this is one of the essential symmetries." He then leaves his barstool and approaches Latanos.

"You can count me in, Latanos", he says, and then adds, "for the symmetry."

"I am Vlastos, Vlastos the Wizard, and I am at your service."
 

garyh

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The acolyte nods to Vlastos, acknowledging his presence.

"The arcane arts may indeed be of use in the quest I need performed."
 

Valthosian

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Always good to have the Lord of the Underworld on your side drawls a slender dark elf. Steppyn at his service, you'll find me useful for getting into places others cant, and talking your way back out.
 

garyh

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Latanos looks the drow over and chuckles to himself.

"I don't think your glib tongue will do you much good with the mission I need done, but your ability to get into places others can't will be of use."
 


JRYoung

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Skalisss the blue Dragonborn slides his massive form carefully onto the puny chair at the table. "Greetingsss, I am called Skalisss in the human tounge. I will consssider your proposssal."
 

garyh

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"Excellent," Latanos tells Skalisss. "I would like one more able-bodied adventurer for this quest. Perhaps one of you could fetch that human in the scale armor. He'll do," the acolyte says, gesturing towards Trevor.
 

garyh

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OOC: Sorry, just waiting for Velmont. I posted a message on his profile this morning, so hopefully he'll be along soon...
 

Velmont

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Trevor arrive behind Steppyn. "He told me you had a job to propose." Compare to teh dark elf, Trevor seems brute. he is very muscular, but he has also some fat that show he is not training as regulary as he should, but even if he looks like a goon, his eyes show some signs of cleverness.

[SBLOCK=OOC]I've been writing my speech in yellow for the last 5 years for all my characters. I'll try to keep the blue, but it you find yellow speech from me, it is because of an old habit.

Also, please note between the 10 and 23, I'll be travelling, so feel free to NPC Trevor anytime to speed up thing. I'll probably show up a few time, but do like if I would not. I'll give you guideline each time I can to help you.[/SBLOCK]
 

garyh

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"Ah, excellent," Latanos says. "You five should do nicely."

Leaning back in his chair and steepling his fingers, the acolyte finally begins to share with the assembled adventurers what it is he requires.

"As any small child knows," he begins, "Lauto is the god of death. Lord of the Underworld. King of the Grave. Master of the Final Fate. Etcetera, etcetera. Part of what that entails is a distaste for those who violate the veil of death. As such, we in the Lautonian church seek to counter the actions of those who dare offend the natural finality of mortality."

Latanos surveys the group, then continues.

"In other words, we don't take kindly to necromancers. Even after they themselves have passed on, there are rites we undertake to make a reckoning for their actions. My research has uncovered the final resting place of a necromancer that was of particular note a century ago. He and his undead terrorized Marlowe's Grove, a village in the Starkreach Woods, until it was abandoned. When his time came, Skelleks, the necromancer who tormented Marlowe's Grove, chose to place his tomb in the graveyard of Marlowe's Grove, amongst many of those who fell to his undead horrors."

Coming to the point, Latanos leans forward.

"I want you to go to Marlowe's Grove, find Skelleks' tomb, and return with his skull. It is a vital part of the... rites we Lautonians perform to cleanse the world of the evil done by such necromancers. I will give you 50 gold pieces each upon your successful return, and will give you each a potion of healing now" - the priest draws forth five vials from his cloak - "to help insure that you succeed, instead of visiting my master before your appointed time. Further, my research indicates that, while most of Skelleks' worldly goods were passed on to his apprentice - who my order has already... taken care of - some trophies of Skelleks' vanquished foes are interned with him in the tomb. These items would be yours, should you find them. The skull only do I require."

Pausing, Latanos looks over the five seated before him.

"What say you? Do we have a deal?"
 



Velmont

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"Seems like a deal to me, but what if amongs those 'trophies', there is a necromantic item. Will you buy it back to us, as I suppose you don't want such item continue to travel the lands." ask Trevor
 

garyh

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"If you do find anything of a necromantic nature," Lanatos replies, "I would of course be interested in acquiring it from you. As you say, we wouldn't want that sort of thing loose out in the world."
 

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