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TUW: The Outpost

Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
"Do we want to walk right up to that fancy building or do we want to walk back into the trees and try something a little more sneaky?"
Taylar says, "That simpleton guard did have some useful information. He warned us that anyone not Markidian in the area could be 'questioned', which I think can only mean 'tortured'. Walking up to either of those buildings in the open would be bad for us. I will tell you now, my friends, that I will not be taken captive or submit to their supposed authority. I would rather die with my weapons in hand, than screaming in manacles. We should find a good location to make a secret camp so that we can investigate the people in those buildings without letting them know."
 

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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Maka says, "We don't need to get inside the building. Let's just get close enough to observe the comings and goings. Perhaps we can ask The Way Spirit for guidance; maybe we can heighten our senses, especially our hearing, and perhaps discern what it is she's up to in that manner. Also, making a secret camp is a good idea. We don't need to be seen casually strolling around town. I am with you. What place did you have in mind for the camp?"

OOC:
Roll to heighten eyesight: 80
Roll to heighten hearing: 65
If working together helps, aid another roll: 41
 
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Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Taylar takes in the terrain and offers, "What if we were able to find some place along the coast? Being able to approach and escape by sea could be an advantage. We could also supplement our diet with seafood. Sneaking around on land, we could leave a trail. Let us leave this place and travel along the coast. We may need to travel a ways before we can find a safe area. Then, of course, we will need to acquire a boat."
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Waynan

Adventurer
Supporter
Raven Elk, after talking to a few folk, finds little other than an acquiescence to the "oldtime religion" despite an overwhelming awe (fear) concerning certain changes in its tenants; especially the acts of enforcement. Though the enforcements are not overt, they are ever present.
To Adisakti's idea, he responds: "I think we should openly approach the Castle. The Cathedral, with the present zealotry, among some of its "ministers, may be a bad idea for finding anything we want to know. And, sneaking in either would surely put us under the mark of suspicion."
 


MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Current Inventory:
4-Wheeled Cart pulled by 2 donkeys
harnin short swords: 14
Coins:
  • chest of various coins
  • marks: 271
Animal Parts:
  • Grizzly Skull
Minerals:
  • Slate: 63: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 10 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 2: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 4 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 12: {Rend x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Mend Leaves: 1 measure {Mend x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {Muddle x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 1 measure {Soothe x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust:
  • Grizzly Claws: 20:
.
OOC: Vittero: full health
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19
tunic: 60 - 12 = 48
harnin arrows: 17
Taylar: full health
Spaulders: 20 - 6 - 6 = 8
Maka: full health
harnin arrows: 41
Raven Elk: full health
Buckler: 20 - 1 = 19
tunic: 60 - 12 = 48 - 12 = 36
Adisakti: full health
javelins: 3
Acolyte Avery's Ledger
Slate Boulder: 76 stones worth, East Pass
Tin Vein: 43 stones worth, East Pass
Zinc Vein: 61 ingots worth, 7 days north East Pass
Keep of the Rising Sun
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Considerable discussion follows the witnessed episode and brief inquiry with the soldier. With the conclusion of the deliberation, it is agreed that stealth is in the party's best interest, having still more indecision as to exactly where a base of operations should be established.

As the men slowly make their way northward, possibly to approach the river by the remains of the Pelimonra Village or divert eastward into the conifer forest, it is readily agreed that some distance would certainly be prudent. Being always wary and occasionally looking back to see if anyone is following or taking too much notice, it is Adisakti who points out to the others, before they have traveled too far to really be able to see, that a group is being quickly formed about where the previous guards was located and will be shortly heading northward at the party.

Coincidence, maybe, but it is not a party of farmers or carpenters. At distance of about 1000 strides, it is difficult to identify people clearly, but it appears that the unit has begun moving. In about two minutes it will arrive leaving the party to decide if they stand and wait on it or take some other action.

OOC: All characters receive 5 DP for such interactive discussion of the previous posts.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Maka says, "Probably Kingdom Regulars; we should move quickly into the trees and put some distance between us and them. The more distance, the better. I do not want to fight these people."

And with that, confident that his friends will follow, Maka sprints into the coniferous foliage, manipulating waylines as he runs, to make himself blend into his surroundings.

OOC: Base roll for camo: 60.
 
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Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
I do not want to fight these people.
Taylar nods in agreement. "Let them think us cowards for the moment. If we fight them now it will stir up the whole nest. We will have to fight them eventually, and it would be better if they were not prepared for us." He will follow Maka but have his weapons ready in case the group reaches them."
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Waynan

Adventurer
Supporter
Raven Elk agrees to hide as best they can amongst the conifers and shrubs, but for a completely different reason:
"let us hide," Raven says in a harsh whisper, "but, to espy their tabards. If they are like the butchers, then we have the opportunity of surprise and can ambush them. If not, we let them pass unmolested."
Raven Elk then moves into the trees opposite of Taylar, thinking that the two melee fighters can manuever a pincer movement on the soldiers.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Current Inventory:
4-Wheeled Cart pulled by 2 donkeys
harnin short swords: 14
Coins:
  • chest of various coins
  • marks: 271
Animal Parts:
  • Grizzly Skull
Minerals:
  • Slate: 63: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 10 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 2: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 4 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 12: {Rend x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Mend Leaves: 1 measure {Mend x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {Muddle x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 1 measure {Soothe x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust:
  • Grizzly Claws: 20:
.
OOC: Vittero: full health
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19
tunic: 60 - 12 = 48
harnin arrows: 17
Taylar: full health
Spaulders: 20 - 6 - 6 = 8
Maka: full health
harnin arrows: 41
Raven Elk: full health
Buckler: 20 - 1 = 19
tunic: 60 - 12 = 48 - 12 = 36
Adisakti: full health
javelins: 3
Acolyte Avery's Ledger
Slate Boulder: 76 stones worth, East Pass
Tin Vein: 43 stones worth, East Pass
Zinc Vein: 61 ingots worth, 7 days north East Pass
Keep of the Rising Sun
Maka says, "Probably Kingdom Regulars; we should move quickly into the trees..."
Taylar nods... will follow Maka but have his weapons ready in case the group reaches them."
Raven Elk agrees to hide...
Adisakti grumbles but moves off into the trees. Vittero is more useful from cover in any given situation and he bends light to shade himself as he moves to hide.
Conceal + collegiate task + d100
Raven Elk: 22 +25(bend light) + 50 = 97
Maka: 41 + 20(camouflage) + 60 = 121
Vittero: 35 + 32(shade) + 61 = 128
Adisakti: 36 + 23(bend light) + 61 = 120
Taylar: 36 + 26(soullessness) + 74 = 136
Sociology + Clarity + d100
Maidens: 30 + 21 + 51 = 92
At 1000 strides, it would take the unit, traveling at a normal pace, 15 minutes to close the distance. This unit is moving faster. It takes them just over 7. Being right near the outskirts of town, the ground cover is actually better than it would be deeper in the forest, due to greater exposure of sunlight. The men disperse, keeping an eye on the road and a weapon at the ready. The approach is no longer as easy to see as the location of the roadway where the men were once standing.

It is quickly noted that this unit, when it arrives parallel to the hidden group, is not Kingdom Regulars, at all. They are not even men. They are all woman, more girls really, from the youthful appearance of their faces. They are dressed like soldiers but all in brown instead of green, armed with bows and knives. The unit pauses, turning about to look around. Their voices can be heard, for everything else seems to have gone quiet.

"There were some people here a few moments ago. They must have gone off into the trees."

"It could have merely been a hunting party of the outlying farmers looking for game."

"I do not see anyone now."

"We have an assignment, anyway. We need to get onto that Pelimonra Village. We have to track down whoever is responsible for killing that unit of Acolytes and hiding the evidence."

The woman being jogging northward. On the backs of their quilted tunics can be seen the dark red symbol of Dusk, what has been confused for Dawn by the residents of West Cove.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
On second thought, Maka agrees with the wisdom of Raven Elk's suggestion, so he hides and waits.

When the women arrive, and he hears their conversation, his demeanor changes quickly and visibly. As they are leaving, Maka will shoot one of the ones in the rear of the unit straight through the middle, aiming for a heart / lung shot, as if she were a deer or some other game animal; he does not give her the consideration of a worthy opponent. He gives her no consideration at all, in fact. She is just a vermin, who needs to be put down. He will follow up the sniper shot with a heat attack, augmented with lighter pine.

Sniper shot: 92 + (75 luck) = 167
Heat: 74
 

Waynan

Adventurer
Supporter
Raven Elk sees Makas arrow fly. He waits for the others to fire their bows before charging the middle of the rank and file.
[SPOILER="Rolls for several rounds of battle: 87, 38 (mulligan 83), 76, 69 (mulligan 96), 82, 28 (mulligan 82), 90."/SPOILER]
 
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Current Inventory:
4-Wheeled Cart pulled by 2 donkeys
harnin short swords: 14
Coins:
  • chest of various coins
  • marks: 271
Animal Parts:
  • Grizzly Skull
Minerals:
  • Slate: 63: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 10 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 2: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 3 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 12: {Rend x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Mend Leaves: 1 measure {Mend x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {Muddle x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 1 measure {Soothe x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust:
  • Grizzly Claws: 20:
.
OOC: Vittero: full health
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19
tunic: 60 - 12 = 48
harnin arrows: 17
Taylar: full health
Spaulders: 20 - 6 - 6 = 8
Maka: full health
harnin arrows: 41
Raven Elk: full health
Buckler: 20 - 1 = 19
tunic: 60 - 12 = 48 - 12 = 36
Adisakti: full health
javelins: 3
Acolyte Avery's Ledger
Slate Boulder: 76 stones worth, East Pass
Tin Vein: 43 stones worth, East Pass
Zinc Vein: 61 ingots worth, 7 days north East Pass
Keep of the Rising Sun
Conceal + collegiate task + d100
Raven Elk: 22 +25(bend light) + 50 = 97 - 92 = 5
Maka: 41 + 20(camouflage) + 60 = 121 - 92 = 29
Vittero: 35 + 32(shade) + 61 = 128 - 92 = 36
Adisakti: 36 + 23(bend light) + 61 = 120 - 92 = 28
Taylar: 36 + 26(soullessness) + 74 = 136 - 92 = 44
... Maka will shoot... follow up... with a heat attack, augmented with lighter pine.
GM: NOTE: There is no lighter pine in Maka's character record or in party inventory.

Raven Elk... waits for the others to fire their bows before charging...
="Rolls for several rounds of battle: 69 (mulligan 96), 82, 28 (mulligan 82), 90."
Taylar rushes... with his bludgeons while also using Thump.
Vittero will fire from cover and generate a shock on a target, augmented with a lodestone. Adisakti will move obliquely to not interfere with the line of fire to close to melee.
Launch + Accuracy + Clarity + d100 + surprise - range
Maka:18 + 43 + 30 + 167 + 29 - 100 = 187%, +50 = 237%
Vittero: 27 + 29 + 33 + 107 + 36 - 100 = 132%, +50 = 182%
Maidens: 22 + 59 + 39 + 83 - 100 = 103%, +50 = 153%
Avoidance + Analysis + d100
Maidens: 41 + 39 + 117 = 197
damage: 237 - 197 = 40% * 10 = 4 - 4(deflect) = 0
Raven Elk: 22 + 25 + 83 = 130
damage: 153 - 130 = 23% * 8 = 2 - 20(shield) = 0
Shield: 30 - 1 = 29%
Taylar: 36 + 24 + 86 = 146
Adisakti: 36 + 24 + 84 = 144
When the two arrows fly in the Maidens' direction, they quickly scatter their formation, draw arrows, and turn to find targets.
Readiness + Speed + Clarity + d100
Raven Elk: 21 + 17 + 25 + 87 = 150
Taylar: 35 + 31 + 26 + 52 = 144
Adisakti: 24 + 31 + 23 + 73 = 151
Maidens: 22 + 30 + 39 + 83 = 174
Hindrance - Reaction
Maka: 100, 300
Taylar: 700(movement) + 90(armor) - 23(strength) - 144 = 623
Raven Elk: 400(move) + 93(armor) - 14(strength) - 150 = 329
Vittero: 100, 300
Adisakti: 700(move) + 70(armor) - 13(strength) - 151 = 606
Maidens: 200(bows) + 18(armor) - 11(strength) - 174 = 33, 233
Bending + task + d100
Maka: 47 + 29 + 74 = 150
Vittero: 37 + 32 x 2(lodestone) + 79 = 180
M1: 22(conditioning) + 39(fury) + 84(d100) = 145
damage: 150 - 145 = 5% * 10 = 1
Body: 10 - 1 = 9, hurt

M2: 22 + 39 + 84 = 145
damage: 180 - 145 = 35% * 10 = 4
Body: 10 - 4 = 6, injured
Finesse + Accuracy + Clarity + d100
Raven Elk: 21 + 17 + 25 + 76 = 139
Adisakti: 24 + 31 + 23 + 76 = 154
Aggression + Accuracy + Fury + d100
Taylar: 40 + 31 + 26 + 86 = 183
Readiness + Avoidance + Analysis + d100
Maidens: 22 + 40 + 39 + 84 = 185
Reacting more quickly than anyone can charge or Maka or Vittero can bend waylines, three of the maidens, unsuccessfully, fire at the three men who they are able to locate after they start moving. The other women hold their shots.

Maka and Vittero must both move in order to close range to be able to target a Maiden with Bending, but each does so without revealing himself, causing some harm to his target.

Raven Elk reaches the Maidens first but his target dances around his spear thrust, avoiding contact. Taylar and Adisakti reach the girls at about the same time; but like Raven, cannot connect with a weapon.

The two girls who were hurt with mystical damage scream out, "Servants of the Night!"

It appears that all of them will continue to further combat with the use of their bows.
OOC: All characters receive 3 DP.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Maka closes in, taking note of the strength of the waylines between him and his target as he does so; when he feels that he is close enough, he manipulates the chemical waylines between him and his prey, in an effort to intoxicate her. As he is doing this, he allows his muscle memory to draw and fire another arrow.

Intoxicate: 33
Arrow: 98 (+99 luck) = 197
Other rolls for stuff I haven't thought of: 87, 42, 52, 89
 


Waynan

Adventurer
Supporter
Raven Elk atta is again, with spear and mind attack.
(OOC: Something like Slow/Stumble/Confusion to cause them to second guess their next action or react slowly to what is happening around them.)
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Current Inventory:
4-Wheeled Cart pulled by 2 donkeys
harnin short swords: 14
Coins:
  • chest of various coins
  • marks: 271
Animal Parts:
  • Grizzly Skull
Minerals:
  • Slate: 63: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 10 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 2: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 3 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 12: {Rend x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Mend Leaves: 1 measure {Mend x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {Muddle x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 1 measure {Soothe x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust:
  • Grizzly Claws: 20:
.
OOC: Vittero: full health
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19
tunic: 60 - 12 = 48
harnin arrows: 17
Taylar: full health
Spaulders: 20 - 6 - 6 = 8
Maka: full health
harnin arrows: 41
Raven Elk: full health
Buckler: 20 - 1 = 19
tunic: 60 - 12 = 48 - 12 = 36
Adisakti: full health
javelins: 3
Acolyte Avery's Ledger
Slate Boulder: 76 stones worth, East Pass
Tin Vein: 43 stones worth, East Pass
Zinc Vein: 61 ingots worth, 7 days north East Pass
Keep of the Rising Sun
Conceal + collegiate task + d100
Maka: 41 + 20(camouflage) + 60 = 121 - 92 = 29
Vittero: 35 + 32(shade) + 61 = 128 - 92 = 36
Launch + Accuracy + Clarity + d100 + surprise - range
Maka:18 + 43 + 30 + 197 = 288 + 29(hide) + 50(short) = 367
Vittero: 27 + 29 + 33 + 166 = 255 + 36(hide) + 50(short) = 341
Maidens: 22 + 59 + 39 + 171 = 291 + 50 (+51) = 341 (342)
Avoidance + Analysis + d100
Maidens: 41 + 39 + 99 = 179
damage: 367 - 179 = 188% * 10 = 19 - 4(deflect) = 15
damage: 341 - 179 = 162% * 11 = 18 - 4(deflect) = 14
Raven Elk: 22 + 25 + 50 = 97 + 30(shield) = 127
damage: 341 - 127 = 214% * 8 = 17 - 12 = 5 x 2
Tunic: 36 - 6 = 30
Body: 10 - 5 - 5 = 0, incapacitated
Taylar: 36 + 24 + 144 = 204 + 5(2nd weapon) = 209
damage: 341 - 204 = 132% * 8 = 11 - 12(tunic) = 0 x 2
Tunic: 60 - 6 - 6 = 48
Maka: 36 + 24 + 87 = 147
damage: 342 - 147 = 195% * 8 = 16 - 12(tunic) = 4
Tunic: 60 - 6 = 54
Body: 10 - 4 = 6, hurt
Adisakti: 36 + 24 + 94 = 154
damage: 341 - 154 = 187% * 8 = 15 - 12(tunic) = 3 x 2
Tunic: 60 - 6 - 6 = 48
Body: 10 - 6 = 4, injured
[color=green[Vittero[/color]: 29 + 31 + 94 = 154
damage: 342 - 154 = 188% * 8 = 15 - 12 = 3
Tunic: 60 - 6 = 54
Body: 10 - 3 = 7, hurt
M1: Body: 9 - 15 = -6, incapacitated
M2: Body: 6 - 14 = -8, incapacitated
OOC: Six seconds of time has passed.

Hindrance - Reaction
Maka: 0 + 200(bow) = 200
Taylar: 23 + 36(bludgeon), 100(thump) = 59, 95, 131, 167
Raven Elk: 0 + 100(spear) = 100
Vittero: 0 + 180(bow) = 180
Adisakti: 6 + 72(saber) = 78, 150
Maidens: 0 + 180(bow) = 180
Bending + task + d100
Maka: 47 + 29 + 33 = 109
Vittero: 37 + 32 + 32 = 101
Taylar: 35 + 26 + 14 = 75
Raven Elk: 21 + 25 + 50 = 96
Maidens: 22(conditioning) + 39(fury) + 37 = 98
M2: Body: 10 - 4 = 6, injured
Finesse + Accuracy + Clarity + d100
Raven Elk: 21 + 17 + 25 + 50 = 113
Adisakti: 24 + 31 + 23 + 87 = 165
Aggression + Accuracy + Fury + d100
Taylar: 40 + 31 + 26 + 144 = 241
Readiness + Avoidance + Analysis + d100
Maidens: 22 + 40 + 39 + 92 = 193
damage: 241 - 193 = 48% * 10 = 5 - 2(soak) = 3 x 2 = 6
M3: MInd: 10 - 6 = 4, dazed
M4: MInd: 10 - 6 = 4, dazed
Maka... manipulates chemical waylines... to intoxicate... As he... fire another arrow.
Taylar attacks again with bludgeons and Thump.
Raven Elk attacks again, with spear and mind attack.
The maidens are trained. They do not convert to melee even when pressed. They continually jockey position to draw and fire at point blank range. They do not seem to have the talent to manipulate waylines. Six of the maidens stay on the road to engage Taylar, Raven Elk, and Adisakti. Realizing that they are being assaulted from others hidden in the woods, four venture out to look for the culprits.

Taylar is able to attack each of his opponents twice before either can fire. He does some damage to both with his bludgeons but is unable to cause any mystical harm. Each maiden fires and arrow at point blank range. Neither can penetrate the bearskin tunic

Vittero and Maka each fire from cover, incapacitating their first targets. Once the second arrow is fired, the remaining maidens are able to locate each man and return fire, hurting both men. The maidens in melee all avoid the assaults of Raven Elk and Adisakti, firing arrows at point blank to injure Adisakti and incapacitate Raven Elk. The maidens seem to be gaining the upper hand. All mystical assaults prove ineffective.
OOC: Each character receives 6 DP.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Maka re-doubles his efforts! He will manipulate waylines to shock one of the women, using the lodestone to augment (x2); he will then fire another bow shot using muscle memory. Since this seems to be working, he will repeat the pattern on his next turn as well.

Next Round:
Shock: 98 (+86 Luck) = 182 (Lodestone: x2) = 364
Bow: 92 (+53 Luck) = 145

Round after that:
Shock: 93 (+66 Luck) = 159 (Lodestone: x2) = 318
Bow: 89
 


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