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RPGs TUW: The Outpost

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Maka will attempt to knock his beetle to the ground, and if he can do so, he will follow up with a kick, akin to that of a field goal kicker, trying to score an extra point.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Y 0: D 160: Doldrums 40: The Cutter Beetles, continued, part 4

Maka will attempt to knock his beetle to the ground, and if he can do so, he will follow up with a kick, akin to that of a field goal kicker, trying to score an extra point.
GM: The airborne beetle reacts faster than Maka, clacking at him with its mandibles.
OOC: Beetle: 8(lethality) + 12(Attack) + 80(d100) = 100
Maka: 9(Konokoro) + 11(Defensiveness) + 72(d100) = 92
Damage: 100 - 92 = 8% * 6: ineffective

While the beetle does, indeed, make contact, its clasp is ineffective.

GM: As Maka steps backward to avoid the mandibles, he brings his bow down like a staff to club the beetle.
OOC: Maka: 12(Fury) + 20(Lethality) + 20(Attack) + 72(d100) = 124
Beetle: 4(defensiveness) + 8(defend) + 80(d100) = 92
Damage: 124 - 92 = 32% * 10 = 3 - 2(soak) = 1
Mind: 2 - 1 = 1: dazed

The beetle does go down, but it lands righted, though shaken.

[MENTION=6855195]Sylvar B.[/MENTION]
Adisakti reacts next.
 

Sylvar B.

Explorer
Adisakti will move in and hit the beetle where in the same place as the last one, so that it flops over.
 
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Kwargrow

Explorer
Taylar intends to shift his grip down to one end of this club again and deliver another sweeping blow to any beetle still standing.

He says out loud, "So when we get home we should tell them these beetles were as wide as our torso's with mandibles as long and hard as knives."
 
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Y 0: D 160: Doldrums 40: The Cutter Beetles, continued, part 5

Adisakti will move in and hit the beetle where in the same place as the last one, so that it flops over.
GM: The beetle takes to the air and is on Adisakti before he can react.
OOC: Beetle: 8(lethality) + 12(attack) + 80(d100) = 100
Adisakti: 12(Konokoro) + 10(Defensiveness) + 44(d100) = 66
Damage: 100 - 66 = 34% * 4 = 1 - 1(deflect) = 0

The mandibles clasp into Adi's wool tunic but do not penetrate to flesh.

GM: Reacting instinctively, Adisakti slams his staff down with his hands still separated from his intended blow.
OOC: Adisakti: 11(Fury) + 19(Lethality) + 18(Attack) + 44(d100) = 92
Beetle: 4(defensiveness) + 8(defend) + 80(d100) = 92

Adi manages to extract himself from the beetle but is unable to harm it in the process.

GM: Though Maka and Adisakti are unable to eliminate their second beetles with their initial reaction to them, it is only a matter of statistics to finish them, since the insects have proven to pose no real threat.

OOC: Waiting the appropriate time for the toxic fumes to dissipate after cracking the bodies, the party is able to collect all 10 pairs of elitra from the green beetles.
 
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Waynan

Explorer
Raven Elk says to his friends:

"I'll help with gutting, cleaning and packing the elitra; but first, I want to see if I can track where they came from and make sure there aren't any more. I'll call out if I find anything we may need to tackle."

Raven Elk then scopes out the ground from the direction the cutters had come and tracks the scuttle marks/spoor to there point of origin.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Y 0: D 160: Doldrums 40: Dead Cutter Beetles

Taylar intends to shift his grip down to one end of this club again and deliver another sweeping blow to any beetle still standing.
GM: Taylar sees that Maka and Adisakti are able to eliminate their remaining beetles before he could reach either one.

Taylar says out loud,
Kwargrow said:
"So when we get home we should tell them these beetles were as wide as our torso's with mandibles as long and hard as knives."
After cleaning one of the beetles, Vittero holds up two of the wing coverings in front of his chest.
"Hey Taylar! Maybe not yours, but this carapace is as wide as my torso. It would be slightly wider than Maka's or Adi's. These mandibles are as big as knives. If we did not have iron to our advantage, I could image our ancestors utilizing this for a blade."
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Y 0: D 160: Doldrums 40: Dead Cutter Beetles, part 2

Raven Elk says to his friends:
"I will help with gutting, cleaning, and packing the elitra; but first, I want to see if I can track where they came from and make sure there aren't any more. I'll call out if I find anything we may need to tackle."

Raven Elk then scopes out the ground from the direction the cutters had come and tracks the scuttle marks/spoor to there point of origin.
GM:
OOC:
Hunting:

  • Sense Animal (Collegiate Task) +
  • Mind + Knowledge +
  • Commercial
This active task is applied to finding and identifying animals by their passage. The specificity of the information known is determined by the rarity of the animal.

Raven Elk: 10(Sense Animal) + 12(Hunting) + 83(d100) - 50(rarity) + 25(terrain) = 80

GM: The distinctive marks left by the spiked feet of the beetles are easy enough to follow in the softer ground of this particular hill. Following the tracks down the hill and into a narrowed valley, it appears that the beetles have been nesting in a natural pile of fallen leaves that have collected in hollow. Poking through the debris with his spear, Raven Elk does not discover any others, but he does uncover several extremely large grubs, possibly even larval forms of the deceased beetles.
 
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Technical Post: Awarding Experience

For Innovative Ideas and Combat:
  • All Characters: 2
For Individual Posts:
  • Raven Elk: 7
  • Maka: 4
  • Taylar: 7
  • Adisakti: 4
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Waynan

Explorer
The distinctive marks left by the spiked feet of the beetles are easy enough to follow in the softer ground of this particular hill. Following the tracks down the hill and into a narrowed valley, it appears that the beetles have been nesting in a natural pile of fallen leaves that have collected in hollow. Poking through the debris with his spear, Raven Elk does not discover any others, but he does uncover several extremely large grubs, possibly even larval forms of the deceased beetles.
Raven Elk, grabs his small leather sack out of his carry-all/satchel and picks one of the 3' grubs, dropping it into the sack while thinking to himself: "I'll take this back to Ma. She may find it useful in her work/studies. Ma will know."

He then kills the rest and heads back to the battle site, informs the others of his find, helps clean and prep at least one of the beetle's elitra and mandibles, then goes over to the remaining plants to see if there is hope for a quick recovery of the plant(s) to fill up the area as it once was. Observing the plants' level of growth, seeding, etc to take the information back to Ma, so they can come up with a plan to protect them --- if they can.
 
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Kwargrow

Explorer
Maybe not yours, but this carapace is as wide as my torso.
Taylar helps clean and clear the bodies. He holds up the pieces they intend to keep to his chest and says, "I wonder if we could mount this on leather backing and use them for a breastplate then, or maybe to protect our legs?" He holds the pieces over his thighs. He takes another pair of mandibles and says, "I'll attach these with the others. They should distract from any scrutiny of my more useful items."

After helping to secure the herbs he says to Raven Elk, "Why doesn't your Ma take some of these and plant them closer to her house? Not that I don't enjoy coming out here to squash some bugs, but it seems like it would be easier on her."

When all the chores are complete. Taylar says, "Let's head home immediately and tell the others about our success. Oh, and when we come back out this club will have an iron head on it." He holds up his baton and grins at it.
 
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Waynan

Explorer
After helping to secure the herbs he says to Raven Elk, "Why doesn't your Ma take some of these and plant them closer to her house? Not that I don't enjoy coming out here to squash some bugs, but it seems like it would be easier on her."
Raven Elk, still inspecting the plants, hears Taylar's comment and replies:

"I recall Ma saying that these medicinal plants have never survived transplanting efforts of any kind. However, as I look at these plants, there are a few seeds still attached to the stamen. I will gather a fair sampling of the them, and then, I will put some of the soil...", Raven Elk then recalls he used his pouch for the grub that is still squirming about inside of it. He turns to Maka, "Maka, can I use your sack to bring some of this soil back to Ma? I will buy you another when we get home."
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Y 0: D 160: Doldrums 40: The Compost Pile

Raven Elk, grabs his small leather sack out of his carry-all/satchel and picks one of the 3' grubs, dropping it into the sack while thinking to himself: "I'll take this back to Ma. She may find it useful in her work/studies. Ma will know."
OOC: As GM, I am going to take some liberty here, since these grubs are bigger than Raven Elk's leg.

Waynan said:
He then kills the rest and heads back to the battle site, informs the others of his find, helps clean and prep at least one of the beetle's elitra and mandibles, then goes over to the remaining plants to see if there is hope for a quick recovery of the plant(s) to fill up the area as it once was. Observing the plants' level of growth, seeding, etc to take the information back to Ma, so they can come up with a plan to protect them --- if they can.
GM: Shaking his head wondering what he could have been thinking, Raven Elk can tell by the green head on the grubs that these monster things will pupate into the very cutter beetles that the crew just dispatched, which would reek further havoc on the naturally growing herbs, so he stabs them all with his spear. The dead grubs will now, likely, feed some traveling group of pigs.

The herbs naturally grow on the shadier side of of this particular hill, and despite the loss incurred due to the hungry insects, there is enough remaining to collect 3 measures without risk to eliminating the crop. As he gathers the leaves, Raven Elk suddenly realizes that he can since the particular flux of the Way that vibrates within each leaf. Just by touching them, he can tell they have a medicinal use.

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GM: The new sensation compels Raven Elk to mold a leaf over in his hand for several minutes remembering back to the concoctions prepared by his Ma.
OOC: Identify Medicinal Plant:
Range: Touch
Effectiveness:
  • Essence + Adhesion +
  • Mind + Knowledge + Will +
  • Collegiate
Time = 1 day * complexity / (Effectiveness + d100)
This active tasks is used to determine the exact benefit of a medicinal plant. This is, also, applied as a passive technique to the Commercial task of Herbalism.

Herbalism:

  • Identify Plant (Collegiate Task) +
  • Mind + Knowledge +
  • Commercial
This active task is applied to identifying usable plants, whether medicinal or edible or toxic. The result of the effectiveness of this task is determined by the rarity of the plant as translated by the GM. Generally for common plants, the effectiveness + d100 must be greater than 100.

Raven Elk: 23(Identify) + 12(Herbalism) = 35
Time: 1 day / (35 + 83(d100)) = 12 minutes

Though Raven Elk seems to have tranced, momentarily, he comes to the realization that he can since the Mind effecting benefit of this particular leaf, just by holding it for a bit.

Taylar helps clean and clear the bodies. He holds up the pieces they intend to keep to his chest and says, "I wonder if we could mount this on leather backing and use them for a breastplate then, or maybe to protect our legs?" He holds the pieces over his thighs. He takes another pair of mandibles and says, "I'll attach these with the others. They should distract from any scrutiny of my more useful items."
GM: Taylar notices that while they are not suited to making a breastplate, having the crease in exactly the wrong place, they would be well suited to providing protection for thighs, shins, or shoulders and could easily be attached to existing clothing or leather.

Kwargrow said:
After helping to secure the herbs he says to Raven Elk, "Why doesn't your Ma take some of these and plant them closer to her house? Not that I don't enjoy coming out here to squash some bugs, but it seems like it would be easier on her."
GM: Vittero looks around after Raven Elk answers Taylar's question and realizes that Raven Elk has disappeared over the hill.

Vittero says,
"I may be able to give a better answer to that for you. I spoke with my father about Richelle and her herbalism one time. He explained that keeping some mystery to her work increases the need for her direct involvement with the aid and improves her rapport with the miners.

If she just grew the plants in her yard, some might take to collecting them on their own and trying to use them. A mistake that could prove fatal if the wrong amount were mixed or applied in the wrong manner
."
Kwargrow said:
When all the chores are complete. Taylar says, "Let's head home immediately and tell the others about our success. Oh, and when we come back out this club will have an iron head on it." He holds up his baton and grins at it.
Vittero agrees.
"I concur. We should be able to squeeze a few coins out of this excursion, too, not to mention thanks from Raven Elk's Ma. Maybe she will reward us with some food. Her cooking is awesome!"
 
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Sylvar B.

Explorer
Adisakti replies,
"I like that idea, Taylar. Maybe I could convince you father, the blacksmith, to make me some iron caps to fit on the end of my staff."
 
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Waynan

Explorer
Raven Elk did want to study one of the grubs. It was one of the best parts of being under Ma's tutelage...learning about plants, animals and minerals...all the things used by an "herbalist", a rather misnamed occupation, Raven Elk always thought. So, maybe, if they were heading home, he and Ma could study the grub's head for any potential benefits to her craft; and, eventually, his own understanding. Thinking on these things, and remembering the sensation of molding the leaf in his hand and how it brought a wave of understanding in a manner Raven Elk was unused to but found very gratifying and fulfilling, he felt suddenly sure that the concepts and uses of Way had finally, and effectively, channeled through, and within, him.

More news to tell Ma.

Finishing his musings and gatherings, Raven Elk then slung the chitinous grub head over his shoulder and strolled back over the hill toward his friends, a wisp of a smile on his lips.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Taylar said:
”...Oh, and when we come back out this club will have an iron head on it.”
Maka nods, adding, “I have been thinking of adding either spikes, or perhaps a blade, to my bow. It will be good to have a more versatile weapon.”
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Y 0: D 160: Doldrums 40: The Return Trip

Adisakti replies,
"I like that idea, Taylar. Maybe I could convince you father, the blacksmith, to make me some iron caps to fit on the end of my staff."
Raven Elk ponders.
Finishing his musings and gatherings, Raven Elk then slung the chitinous grub head over his shoulder and strolled back over the hill toward his friends, a wisp of a smile on his lips.
Maka nods, adding,
I have been thinking of adding either spikes, or perhaps a blade, to my bow. It will be good to have a more versatile weapon.”
Vittero makes an overt huffing noise.
"This is a lot of stuff to carry. I want a horse."

GM: The seven hour return trip is uneventful. There is no breeze, no rain, and the temperature is hot. Only common insects, reptiles, and birds are seen, with an occasional varmint.

Late that afternoon when the crew returns, Richelle greets them all with a hug, (She is like that.) and listens as they relate the tale of the insects. She conveys a particular pride when Raven Elk shows her the grub head and explains about finding the compost pile. She offers to prepare the boys supper while the others greet their own folks and tend to whatever other business they might have about town.

OOC: Everyone reiterate or initiate town task desires.

Party Inventory.
 
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Waynan

Explorer
Raven Elk sequesters himself with his Ma, Richelle, to learn more about the Soothe Leaf, the Green Cutter Beetle's head, and more importantly, the sudden sense of what can only be Way.
Raven Elk asks Ma numerous questions and offers many observations about all these things.
 
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Kwargrow

Explorer
Taylar works with his father to design and forge a suitable head for his new war-hammer. He attempts to include a spike opposite the hammer end for piercing and a spike on the tip for thrusting.

He also helps with attaching the carapace pieces to leather backing for any of his friends that wants it. He experiments with different ways to buckle and tie the armor pieces on to learn about different body types and how to suitably protect them in battle.

He tells the village people about their adventure, exaggerating the size of the insects to ridiculous levels and comically portraying the effect the bug spray had on him.
 

Sylvar B.

Explorer
Adisakti runs home and tells his mom and dad about his latest adventure. He tells his tale and works on getting two days worth of chores finished. Adi will then go to the black smith and ask him to put iron caps on his quarter staff, he'll ask his father for a blood tub (40L) of ale to exchange for the blacksmiths time and effort. He sees Taylar's crapace armor and accepts any armor Taylar is willing to make for him.
 

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