A fragment of the Garden of Remembering
Apheori (GM): Are Gan and Gaurav here, or is it telling the truth? Also, for a recap of the last session, see http://wiki.zaori.org/wiki/Holes/Session_n%2B3 It's exceedingly short. Basically Radek threw a reality bomb at the hole, and Gravy's being a tree.. Frezak (GM): Right, that's true! Gaurav: I love Greibel's shadow person. Those eyes. That finger. Frezak (GM): Yeah, that's pretty creepy. Bear Soup Guy: He looks squishy ^_^ Frezak (GM): I briefly thought that it was the Evil Porridge Dark Rasputin. Apheori (GM): Ooo, whatever happened to Rasputin? Frezak (GM): come to smother us all in oaty goodness. Apheori (GM): Is he on Greibel's head? Ellemerr: See no reason he shouldn't be. Bear Soup Guy: Most likely Gaurav: Oaty *badness* Frezak (GM): Oaty Shadow. Sounds like a band. Apheori (GM): I guess there's a shadow Rasputin on the shadow Greibel's head. Too. Ellemerr: Heeeee Apheori (GM): Okay, so you're facing a bunch of shadow-yous. The look a bit like silhouettes. You can insight them if you want. The shadow tree (Gravy) is just sitting there shaking leaves. It seems to be right on top of the hole so you can't tell whether it's still there or not. But everything is silent. Frezak (GM): My Insight is really not impressive. Gaurav: Are they three-dimensional shadows? Like: dark, see-through bodies? Bear Soup Guy: Uncanny valley Apheori (GM): They're just black. Silhouettes. Frezak (GM): Are they moving? Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20+11 on shadow Amadi ( 15 ) +11 = 26 Frezak (GM): At all? Apheori (GM): Yes. Ellemerr: Flat, yes? Apheori (GM): The tree is moving. Tree-like. They look flat, but they seem to have shape based on their movement. The shadow Amadi is approaching Amadi. Bear Soup Guy: Like a high-concept 2D indie platformer Stylized and the like Apheori (GM): The shadow Rhu reaches out to poke Rhu. Frezak (GM): Nothing but good things can come of this. Apheori (GM): Rhu: You can see it as a crisp-edged shadow, which is unlike most everything else you see. Frezak (GM): IS IT HAIRY? Apheori (GM): IT ISN'T HAIRY. Amadi: (to shadow-self) I'm not the whole. Are you the whole? Probably not. This is a bad idea. Frezak (GM): IT ISN'T HAIRY? Gaurav: What does the poke feel like? Can Rhu feel it? Is it hard/cold/warm/soft? (To Amadi): The shadow repeats what you just said back at you. Rhu steps past shadow-Rhu, to see how it reacts as much as to get out from behind it. Apheori (GM): The shadow moves after him. Well, turns. Or something. (From Amadi): But just me? The others don't hear? Bear Soup Guy: Is its profile a thin line? Rhu: rolling d20+14 perception check against shadow-Rhu ( 18 ) +14 = 32 Apheori (GM): No profile. No matter what direction you look at it from you see a full outline. Like a three-dimensional object that just ain't bouncing light. Ellemerr: Neat Bear Soup Guy: oooo fun Radek: ...That's not right. Not at all. Frezak (GM): Nothing is, man. Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20+13 nature on the general vicinity of the James Brown water and the shadowies ( 4 ) +13 = 17 Frezak (GM): Nothing is. Bear Soup Guy: eep Gaurav: Ha! Just like Doom2 monsters! Bear Soup Guy: XD Frezak (GM): Or HEXEN Ganelon: HEXEN Yessss Bear Soup Guy: We've fallen into the old school FPS universe Frezak (GM): HEEEEXEEEEN Dibs on the Necro Gloves Apheori (GM): Greibel: The water is bizarre, but probably just full of minerals and charged or something. The shadowies are... also bizarre, and make a bit less sense. The shadow Greibel picks up some water and it turns into a blob in its hand. Gaurav: What's up with the Hole? Did Radek's reality bomb fix it? Frezak (GM): Huh. Is it holding actual water or shadow water? Bear Soup Guy: ^ Gaurav: A ... two dimensional creature picked up a fluid and turned it into a three dimensional lump? Creepy. Ganelon: I'm interested in whether the hole's fixed or not. Frezak (GM): I think there's a shadowGravyTree over the hole. Bear Soup Guy: mmmmmm, gravy tree I'd grow one of those Frezak (GM): DONT LICK ME Apheori (GM): Yeah, the shadow gravy tree is in the way. Frezak (GM): PERVERT Apheori (GM): The shadow amadi tries to lick you. Gravy: ^ Frezak (GM): EWWWWW Apheori (GM): And yeah, sorry, only you heard that, Amadi. >.> Frezak (GM): Shadowtongue Ellemerr: So I'm sitting in the Gravy-Tree. And my shadow is walking up and... licking my tree? Bear Soup Guy: A sentence I guarantee you nobody has ever said Rhu waves his arms around shadow-Rhu where the hair should be Rhu: (to shadowRhu) ... why aren't you hairy? Apheori (GM): Yeah, it licked the tree. Ellemerr: I think we have a lot of those sentences here, BSG. Amadi suppresses a sudden urge to lick the Gravy-tree. Bear Soup Guy: Truthfuly, we do It's lovely, isn't it? Apheori (GM): Shadow Rhu tries to hit Rhu with its maul. Ganelon: Has the environment changed? You know, magically. Frezak (GM): Freaks. Hey! Gaurav: He'd probably go with Bond of Retribution, which is a melee attack, unless he (1) doesn't have divine power, or (2) just wanted to land a warning blow. Should I roll that for shadowRhu? Frezak (GM): "don't touch my hair, man!" Apheori (GM): Sorry, I keep getting disconnected. I think. Gaurav: Me too. Bear Soup Guy: I got disconnected once too Apheori (GM): Okay, so thing attacks Rhu. rolling 1d20+4 vs ac ( 9 ) +4 = 13 The place is basically the same, so the magic didn't doo much to affect the cavern itself. The thing just gave you a smack. Nothing fancy. Or tried to. Gaurav: (Miss) The blow narrowly misses Rhu. Apheori (GM): I can't read this sheet. Okay. Frezak (GM): Narrowly? You should have AC comparable to mine. Apheori (GM): Everyone can roll initiative, or Rhu and shadow Rhu can duke it out in the corner while you ignore them. It's up to you. Gaurav: Not that narrowly, but not, like, comically wide. (My AC is 18) Frezak (GM): I'm not letting anything hit my peeps. Apheori (GM): And by duke it out, I mean like a pair of girls having a hissy fit. THE TREE BRISTLES IN FURY Frezak (GM): A hissy fit with giant hammers. Gaurav: rolling d20+5 initiative ( 17 ) +5 = 22 Apheori (GM): The shadow tree also bristles in what might be fury. Ganelon: If nothing else, I'll sit on the initiative tracker. Radek: rolling 1d20+2 initiative ( 8 ) +2 = 10 Amadi: rolling 1d20 + 3 ( 9 ) +3 = 12 Frezak (GM): 22 I WAS BORN READY READY TO BE A TREE, SPECIFICALLY. Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20+2 ( 11 ) +2 = 13 Apheori (GM): rolling 1d20 + 5 shadow rhu ( 18 ) +5 = 23 rolling 1d20 + 5 George ( 15 ) +5 = 20 rolling 1d20 + 2 shadow greibel ( 2 ) +2 = 4 Gaurav: Does anybody have any attacks against fortitude? shadowRhu should be as bad at fortitude as I am. Apheori (GM): rolling 1d20 shadow amadi ( 2 ) = 2 Frezak (GM): Apparently not. Apheori (GM): rolling 1d20 + 2 shadow radek ( 17 ) +2 = 19 Bear Soup Guy: I have thorn whip and a daily AOE Apheori (GM): rolling 1d20 + 5 shadow George ( 14 ) +5 = 19 rolling 1d20 + 2 shadow tree ( 8 ) +2 = 10 Gaurav: BSG: do you have anything that might impede the shadow monsters up north from joining the rest of us if they turn hostile? That might be useful. Apheori (GM): Sorry abou that. I don't know what I'm doing. Ganelon: Fort, you say. Frezak (GM): I can get in there and pin people down. Apheori (GM): You still have an Amadi in your branches. Frezak (GM): So? Bear Soup Guy: I have some stuff that slows things Gaurav: You can rain down Amadi upon our enemies. Apheori (GM): I dunno, just piointing it out. Frezak (GM): BEHOLD MY FRUIT STRAAAAANGE FRUIT Gaurav: Golden half-mad demigodic fruit Apheori (GM): So if something started a fight and everyone rolls initiative, does it still roll initative too? AMADI IS A FRUIT. I KNEW IT. Gaurav: Yep! Frezak (GM): If a fight goes off, generally anything in the area rolls init even if they don't intend to act. So that we know when they would if they chose to. Apheori (GM): So the shadow rhu just started it, but rolled better than everyone else, so it can start it again? Gaurav: I see it as shadowRhu getting a shot in, then taking another one before anybody has time to react. We Rhus are good at initiative. It's what we do. Apheori (GM): Okay. Frezak (GM): Yeah, that first attack was outside of the initiative. So it gets a full turn now. Apheori (GM): ...dammit. I guess it tries to grab Rhu's head. Gaurav: I could play shadowRhu's attacks if you tell me what sort of thing he wants to do. I have all the stuff open. Apheori (GM): Go for it. I forgot how grabs work again. Frezak (GM): Str+1/2level against Ref I think. Gaurav: My character sheet says STR vs REF, no half-level. Frezak (GM): Huh. Gaurav: rolling d20+2 (shadowRhu) grab Rhu ( 3 ) +2 = 5 You can add +2 onto that if you want half-level, but it doesn't really matter. Rhu is a weakling. Bear Soup Guy: great success Apheori (GM): Okay, shadow tries to grab Rhu around the head, hands outstretched, and winds up smearing one across the side of Rhu's face. It feels really cold, like burning. Ganelon: All attacks are made with half your level. It isn't accounted for in the stat blocks. But it only makes sense, because you get half your level to all defenses. Gaurav: Ah okay, makes sense. So it's 7 vs reflex then. Apheori (GM): rolling 1d4 ( 3 ) = 3 Ganelon: Even so, no defense is ever going to be below 10. Apheori (GM): Oh, Rhu takes that much damage from apparently being touched. Gaurav: Huh. Bear Soup Guy: He has very sensitive skin Apheori (GM): Very. OTHER RHU. YOUR TURN. Gaurav: Lemme try my new level 5 thing: SEQUESTERING STRIKE. "Your attack slices into your foe and through the fabric of space, hurtling both you and that foe a short distance away." rolling d20+7 wisdom vs AC ( 7 ) +7 = 14 Bear Soup Guy: Animated by Guillermo Del Toro No wait That other guy Ganelon: Should've done your... avenger thing. With the rerolls. Frezak (GM): Shouldve sworn. Gaurav: darnit Bear Soup Guy: Robert Rodriguez Gaurav: is it too late to swear? Ganelon: Unless the DM's feeling nice, you wouldn't be able to get it for that attack. Apheori (GM): It won't even help on this, but you can still do the action. Gaurav: It would help on this. I forgot to do my oath of enmity before my attack, which allows me to re-roll. Bear Soup Guy: The DM is subtly telling us that these creatures are all IMMUNE TO ATTACK Gaurav: ... oh Apheori (GM): You already swung at it. NEXT TIME REMEMBER YOUR OATH FIRST. Gaurav: okay, then: standard action was a flop. I'll use my minor to do my oath of enmity against shadowRhu. Then I'll shout at him as a free action. Rhu: HEY! Gaurav: And I'm done. Ganelon: You said that was a L5 thing. Meaning a daily power. Does it really do nothing on a miss? Gaurav: sorry, level 3 --> encounter Ganelon: Okay, that's better. Continue. Frezak (GM): Okay, so who has the best AC between Greibel and Radek? Apheori (GM): They appear to both be 20. Frezak (GM): gosh Ganelon: Artificers get leather armor proficiencies for some reason. Apheori (GM): George has the lowest AC of anyone present. Gaurav: Despite the earmuffs. Apheori (GM): Those add to fortitude. Not AC. Gaurav: Nice. Ganelon: I suppose it's because they're very strongly expected to be frontliners. As if any true man of science would wield a brutish /melee/ weapon. Apheori (GM): Oh, Gravy, you're up. Which you knew. Sorry. Um. Apheori (GM) throws things. Frezak (GM): Well. I'll use a Minor Action to activate THE BOILING CLOUD Then I'll gander up here. Then I will Mark both shadows. Apheori (GM): Oh, should I add an icon for Rhu's oath? Frezak (GM): And then use... Earthgrasp Strike on Shadow Greibel. Ganelon: Very probably yes. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+9 ( 4 ) +9 = 13 Vs AC gaaaaah That's all, then >.> Apheori (GM): I have no idea what icon to use. Yay! Bear Soup Guy: I was thinking this fight would be really cool if the shadows had opposite fighting styles of us But then I realized we'd be fighting against a bunch of tanks Apheori (GM): XD George spends the entire turn taking aim at himself. Shadow George does the exact same thing. Shadow Radek... hmm. Ganelon: HMM. Apheori (GM): Radek is so fancy. Frezak (GM): Shadow Radek grumps. Bear Soup Guy: His misanthropy is especially acidic Gaurav: It drips from his mouth and sizzles on the ground. Apheori (GM): Okay, to be clear - Gravy is no longer a tree, right? And did he ever put Amadi down, or is she now just sitting on his horns or something? Frezak (GM): I'm totally a tree. Apheori (GM): Okay. Frezak (GM): Just also wielding a shovel. Apheori (GM): XD And did you ever put Amadi down? Because if not, she should still be on top of you. Frezak (GM): I did not do anything to her. if she held on, she's still in there. Somewhere. Apheori (GM): Can you move her icon for me please? I can't use the key required to keep something out of the grid. >.< Thanks. Maaan, this was a terrible idea. Why did I think this was a good idea? Ellemerr: Because it is! It's just also difficult as all hells! Gaurav: We should be fine, especially if shadowRadek stays out of the action and shadowRhu keeps making relatively weak attacks. I am very interested in seeing what shadowGreibel does. Apheori (GM): Okay, shadow Radek uses ethereal chill on... uh... So it's centered on an ally targeting an enemy? Ganelon: Artificer abilities are a confusing mess, aren't they? Yes, the idea is that you pick an ally with an enemy next to him. Apheori (GM): Less so than Rhu's character sheet, but yes. Ganelon: And the enemy takes damage while the ally gets some kind of minor buff. Apheori (GM): Okay, centered on shadow greibel, targeted at Gravy... Ganelon: Because his magic stuff is at-will powers and they can never be impressive. Unless they're Firehawk. Bloody Firehawk. Apheori (GM): rolling 1d20 + 9 ( 1 ) +9 = 10 So it all fails, or what? Ganelon: Yyyep. Apheori (GM): GREIBEL. YOU'RE UP. Bear Soup Guy: GREIBEL TIME I feel like I want to RP this and make Greibel trepidatious (NOT A WORD APPARENTLY) because these people all look like us and he watched that episode of Doctor Who where the 2D things didn't understand the 3D world Eh, I also want to summon lightning storms though Ganelon: Inside a cave, no less. Bear Soup Guy: How would something like Verdant Bounty effect a combat situation like this? Ganelon: Is that the one that makes this big overgrowth everywhere? Bear Soup Guy: indeed +5 stealth to allies in ten square range Ganelon: We haven't got much need for hiding right now. Bear Soup Guy: Thought so Okay, thunderstorms it is WAIT Might these shadowy figures be weak to..."RADIANT" damage? Or am I thinking too Pokemon for D&D Apheori (GM) shrugs. Apheori (GM): Are shadows normally susceptible? Ganelon: To light? Radiant damage is typically effective against undead. Bear Soup Guy: Ah Apheori (GM): Are shadows undead? Ganelon: Shadows are a kind of monster, though. And they're vulnerable to it as well, I believe. Apheori (GM): Ah. Ganelon: Well... for example. Ghosts have Insubstantial, that makes them take half damage from... all damage. When they take Radiant damage, they lose it against that attack and usually for a turn afterwards. Bear Soup Guy: Makes sense Ganelon: Zombies would just take an extra 5 damage or so. These things, if they'd be vulnerable, would strike me as the "extra 5 damage" sort. Since we just proved that they have substance. Well, Rhu did. By getting gently caressed by his clone. Bear Soup Guy: I can get some extra damage in on Gravy's marks with a different thing, so I think I'll just do that I'm so bad at this game Apheori (GM): I'm worse. Bear Soup Guy: So the number on a burst is the diameter of the burst? Frezak (GM): It's number of squares outwards from the center. Bear Soup Guy: Ah, so the radius Sexy Frezak (GM): Can't remember which is diameter or radi- yeah Greibel CALLS FORTH THE SPIRIT PACK Greibel: rolling 1d20+7 vs Shadow Greibel and Shadow Gravy reflex ( 5 ) +7 = 12 Bear Soup Guy: eep Ganelon: Actually you roll separately for each person. Bear Soup Guy: Oh, nice Ganelon: At least, I think. Hold on. Bear Soup Guy: Okay Gaurav: We invoked spirits to fight spirits. Bear Soup Guy: FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE Ganelon: ...Nah, I think I'm mistaken. Sorry! Bear Soup Guy: No worries Greibel: I guess they were.... Ganelon: Wait, no, I'm double-mistaken. Greibel puts on glasses Greibel: Spooked. Frezak (GM): yeah, I always roll for each guy. Ganelon: This is an area attack. You always roll against each target of an area attack. It's just a really weird area attack that hits a limited number of targets. So yes, roll again. Bear Soup Guy: Ah, right on then so the 12 roll against gravy and rolling 1d20+7 against greibel ( 4 ) +7 = 11 (shadows both) Apheori (GM): >.< Bear Soup Guy: and a massive success all around I stand by Greibel's witticism Apheori (GM): That your turn? Bear Soup Guy: Yep Frezak (GM): Well. At least those guys starting next to me take... 4 damage >.> Apheori (GM): Also, everyone: let me know if you touch a shadow. Like, with a hand or something. Weapons don't matter. They take four damage? Is that from the mark? I don't know what's going on. Help. Ganelon: I don't think it's the mark, but Frezak would know. Frezak (GM): It's from the Boiling Cloud Until I fully bring forth the might of Codrichun, I'm surrounded by a cloud that hurts people that start their turn next to me. Apheori (GM): During Greibel's turn? Frezak (GM): At the start of the affected shadow's turns. Apheori (GM): Ah. So not just yet, then. But aiight. Amadi! Amadi sticks her tongue out at her shadow and climbs higher up in the tree, mocking her black clone as it's left behind. Ellemerr: That is probably a combined move action and a vicious mockery that I shall roll. Yes. rolling 1d20 + 6 ( 16 ) +6 = 22 Hit rolling 1d6 + 4 ( 6 ) +4 = 10 Damage Gaurav: Nice! Ellemerr: Target has -2 to all attacks until the end of my next turn. And I'm done. Apheori (GM): All these icons are terrible. Radek! Ganelon: Trying to remember everything that happens without them is a lot worse. Apheori (GM): Aye. Radek shakes his head. Radek: Try to leave one unharmed for study, please. Ganelon: Who needs a good shootin', hm? Or should I just summon robots? I love doing that. Gaurav: I think shadowRhu's the only one who's actually attacked up so far, although shadowGeorge is getting ready to. I imagine that's going to change in the next couple of turns, though. Oooo yes robots Ganelon: Alright then! Radek powers up the eyebot. It flies over to there, three squares (15ft) above ground level. Bear Soup Guy: Robots versus shadow people This is the encounter I'll use to convince people that D&D is awesome Ganelon: That's his standard action. Nobody seems to desperately need healing, so his turn's done. Apheori (GM): Okay, shadow gravy gets et by boiling blood, and in turn eats at boiling blood. I have no idea if that actually does anything. 4 damage? Frezak (GM): Yup. Apheori (GM): Maaaan, Gravy is nifty. Okay, how do marks work? Ganelon: People with marks on them take a -2 to attacks that don't include the guy who marked them. So if he fired at, say, Gravy and Greibel, he'd be fine, but if it was Radek and George, -2 to both. That's an area attack example. Single target works the same way, though. Apheori (GM): And to mark someone... is that a minor, or what? How many can you mark? Ganelon: There's no limit to how many you can have at a time, but they tend to go away quickly. Frezak (GM): Gravy can once a turn mark anyone adjacent to him as a free action. Apheori (GM): Can shadow Gravy mark real Gravy and Amadi the way real Gravy marked them? Frezak (GM): yup Apheori (GM): Okay, he marks them. And then he... uh... Frezak (GM): Unless she's out of reach because branches. Apheori (GM): He's got branches too. Frezak (GM): Gah! Apheori (GM): I guess the shadow Gravy assumes the form of the fearsome ram-tree, takes a step back, and then does the associated attack. rolling 1d20 + 9 vs fort? ( 10 ) +9 = 19 Frezak (GM): yep Apheori (GM): rolling 2d10 + 5 ( 6 + 7 ) +5 = 18 Ganelon: You want me to shoot him for that? I can interrupt by shooting him for you. Frezak (GM): I would love to not be proned. Ganelon: It won't stop the attack, just gives resist 5 all. Frezak (GM): Sure. Ganelon: Okay! Apheori (GM): So what does that do? Radek: rolling 1d20+12 vs. AC ( 20 ) +12 = 32 Ganelon: This is Shocking Feedback. Frezak (GM): Hah! Ganelon: Radek fires his weapon in response to an enemy hitting and dealing damage with an attack. Radek's shot happens first. Apheori (GM): Resist all is what, +5 to all defenses? Frezak (GM): no, it's damage reduction. Ganelon: No, it just subtracts 5 from all incoming damage. Apheori (GM): Ah. Okay. Ganelon: So this is obviously a hit, meaning our Gravy takes only 13 damage total. And also the shadow one takes... Apheori (GM): 13 damage and Gravy is thrown back three squares... Amadi: Acrobatics to stay in tree. Radek: rolling 26+1d6 26+ ( 3 ) = 29 Ganelon: That much lightning damage. Frezak (GM): jeeeez Ganelon: To the shadow. It's 2[W]. The resist 5 lasts until my next turn ends. Apheori (GM): 2d10 + 6 ? Ganelon: It's normally 2d10+6, but critical hits deal maximum possible damage, plus a rolled amount if made with enchanted weapons on top of that. Apheori (GM): Ah, right. Ganelon: For a basic +1 weapon, you add 1d6. Hence, 26+1d6. Ellemerr: rolling 1d6 + 9 ( 6 ) +9 = 15 acrobvatics Apheori (GM): 1d6? Ellemerr: wait >.> Apheori (GM) is so lost. Ellemerr: rolling 1d20 + 9 ( 1 ) +9 = 10 Ganelon: She's just making mistakes. Apheori (GM): Amadi falls out of the tree. Ellemerr: ... Can I take the d6 instead? Ganelon: In and out of character, apparently. Apheori (GM): Can radek shoot radek for shooting radek? Er, gravy. Or... Ellemerr: Heeee Apheori (GM) falls over. Ganelon: Yes, actually. Apheori (GM): Oh blimey. Ganelon: The only time you can't use an immediate action is on your own turn. So he can't, say, provoke an opportunity attack and then shoot the person in response to them trying to hit him with that. Anything else is fair game. Apheori (GM): Okay, shadow Radek does the same thing to Radek. Ganelon: So roll a... 1d20+12. Apheori (GM): rolling 1d20+12 vs. AC ( 10 ) +12 = 22 Ganelon: Alright. Shadow gravy took 5 less damage from the crit and Radek takes 2d10+6. Apheori (GM): rolling 2d10 + 6 ( 5 + 10 ) +6 = 21 Wheee. Shadow Radek grumps. I don't care if it's out of turn. Bear Soup Guy: The party is hit with 5 melancholy damage Ganelon: Grumping is a free action. You can do those on anyone's turn. Apheori (GM): Excellent. Gaurav: 2d10, eep. Apheori (GM): Is an area burst 1 like the aura of codrichun? I mean, the same size. Ganelon: Area burst 1 is a 3x3 square. Apheori (GM): Aiight. Ganelon: Like so. Apheori (GM): What's the most damage Greibel could possibly do? Bear Soup Guy: Faerie Fire does 3d6+4 Apheori (GM): Heeeeee. What's the opposite of radiant damage? Ganelon: Necrotic, generally. Apheori (GM): Whazzat do? Ganelon: It's the damage type of shadow magic and most stuff related to the undead. Previous editions would call it negative energy. Apheori (GM): Does it do anything special? Or just look funny? Ganelon: No damage type really does anything special. Attacks that deal necrotic damage tend to also weaken people and/or heal the user vampirically. Apheori (GM): Mmkay. Thankee. Ganelon: Undead tend to be immune or resistant to it - in 3.5 and the like, they were often healed rather than harmed by it. Divine healing spells, of course, harmed them. So it's basically like un-healing. Apheori (GM): Shadow Greibel does clinging drones at Amadi. Does that hit the real Greibel too? It's a close blast 5. Ganelon: Close Blast 5 means a 5x5 that must be next to him. So... Apheori (GM): o____o Ganelon: Like that. Apheori (GM): Ooookay, he does that. Ganelon: Does it target enemies, or creatures? Apheori (GM): Creatures. So that would include shadow Gravy? Ganelon: Yes. Apheori (GM): OKAY. Gaurav: Clinging Drones sounds like an awesome attack. Ganelon: Pick an order for people getting hit and then roll 6 times. Bear Soup Guy: Gaur: It really is Apheori (GM): rolling 1d20 + 7 vs amadi fort ( 11 ) +7 = 18 rolling 1d20 + 7 vs George fort ( 2 ) +7 = 9 rolling 1d20 + 7 vs Greibel fort ( 18 ) +7 = 25 rolling 1d20 + 7 vs Shadow Gravy Tree fort ( 19 ) +7 = 26 rolling 1d20 + 7 vs Regular Gravy Tree fort ( 2 ) +7 = 9 rolling 1d20 + 7 vs Radek fort ( 7 ) +7 = 14 Ganelon: I have no idea what this power does, but if it's damage, you only need to roll that once. And then just compare who gets hit and who gets missed. I can say for sure that Radek, George, and our Gravy are fine. Bear Soup Guy: Greibel is decidedly not fine Apheori (GM): rolling 2d8 + 5 ( 3 + 7 ) +5 = 15 Hits get smacked and are slowed and can't shift (save ends), the miss ones get smacked for half damage. Poor shadow Gravy. Ganelon: Half damage in this case is... 7. Bear Soup Guy: Also all enemies can't shift while adjacent to shadowgreibel for the rest of the encounter Apheori (GM): Wheeeee. Amadi seems mildly surprised and possibly a little pleased by her own hurtings. But man, that hurt. Apheori (GM): Did anyone take off damage for themselves? Oh, okay. Ellemerr: I did. Apheori (GM): Everyone do that. Ganelon: I did as well. Bear Soup Guy: Done Ganelon: You'll have to do George. Apheori (GM): Wheee. I'll assume Frezak did Gravy even though he has so much health I can't even tell. Ganelon: If so, this is a reminder that he still has resist 5 until my turn ends. Frezak (GM): I wasn't hit. (To Amadi): Shadow Amadi asks if you're real. Apheori (GM): Miss does half damage. Ganelon: You were missed, but this is a daily. Frezak (GM): right Ganelon: So take 2. (Wow) Apheori (GM): Oh, right. Forgot about that. Frezak (GM): I FEAR NO FAERIES I AM TREEEEE Amadi: More or less. They think I am. I think. And that might be good enough. Does anyone think you are? Apheori (GM): Shadow Amadi walks up to Amadi and pokes her. There's a massive spark, but it doesn't do any damage. (To Amadi): I'm real. I'm real. I'm real, I'm real, I'm real! Apheori (GM): From Shadow. Apheori (GM) gestures vaguely. Amadi: You don't sound like you believe that. Amadi grins. Apheori (GM): The shadow Amadi shrieks something silently and does a thing.\ rolling 1d20 + 6 vs reflex on Amadi. ( 16 ) +6 = 22 Gaurav: Huh. Ellemerr: hit Apheori (GM): rolling 1d10 + 4 ( 10 ) +4 = 14 She used focused sound that nobody could hear. Except Amadi. I wonder if she can even affect anyone else. Amadi clutches her ears and no longer looks like being hurt might be a fun thing. Gaurav: So maybe she's the one we keep around for experimentation. Apheori (GM): Are you kidding? Watch this! Ganelon: I think we ought to start with dropping them as quickly as possible because PC powers hurt like crazy. Apheori (GM): Shadow Rhu tries to swear an oath of emnity on Rhu and falls over. Gaurav: It's ... a minor action. You don't even have to roll or anything. Ganelon: Clearly he's been blessed by Hazz. Even moreso than you. Apheori (GM): And that s it for shadow Rhu. Frezak (GM): Wait for my turn, guys. Shit is gonna get.... well, devoured. SCoured. Ganelon: The eye is watching. Rhu looks down at shadowRhu with something approaching pity, but from the direction of annoyance. Apheori (GM): So what's Rhu do? WHAT'S RHU DO? WHAT'S RHU DO? Gaurav: Radiant Vengeance, is what! Oh wait no There's a penalty for ranged attacks from right next to someone, right? Ganelon: No, you provoke attacks of opportunity for them. But if you just shift backwards 1, you won't be in range for that to matter. Gaurav: Should I spend one of my dailies? shadowRhu is being incompetent, so I think I can beat him by just hitting him over and over. But I dunno if I should finish him quickly and come over to help you guys. Ganelon: Finishing him quickly would be appreciated. Gaurav: Well then. Move action: shift one step away. Ganelon: We're not in a great spot here. People are hurt and I can only heal so much. Gaurav: Standard: Oath of Consuming Light (Level 5 Daily) Ganelon: Really not a lot of healing at all. Frezak (GM): Don't worry about me. I'm A TREE Apheori (GM): A felled tree. Roots sticking up. Frezak (GM): I CAN RISE AGAIN Apheori (GM): Defruited. Frezak (GM): My fruit! Gaurav: rolling d20+7 wisdom vs reflex ( 20 ) +7 = 27 YES Apheori (GM): WAZZAT DO? WAZZAT DO? WAZZAT DOOOOOO? Gaurav: That's 2d10+WIS(+5) damage, and I can never remember if you add half level to damage too. Apheori (GM) clings to Gaurav's head. Apheori (GM): WHAZZAT DO? ...sorry, I'll stop. Ganelon: You do not add half level to damage. So, 25+1d6 damage. Anything else? Gaurav: What's the 1d6 for? Ganelon: Crits on a +1 weapon. Frezak (GM): So you disintegrate Dark Rhu? Gaurav: "Whenever you hit the target with a divine power, the target takes 1d6 extra radiant damage" Ganelon: Or if it's not +1, just 25. Neat. Gaurav: And that's (also) an aftereffect. Apheori (GM): So 25? Gaurav: I used my Implement, but I don't think it's a +1 implement. So yeah, 25. Ganelon: The extra damage thing is a save-ends effect. You probably want a thingy for that. Apheori (GM): Oh. Ganelon: And if they're vulnerable to radiant damage, this is radiant damage. Apheori (GM): They ain't. And I'm quickly losing track of all these effects. Whoo! Gaurav: so the aftereffect kicks in after the first one ends, right? Ganelon: Yes, if he saves against the effect, he gets hit by the aftereffect. Gaurav: so basically every time I hit shadowRhu with a divine attack, he gets 1d6 extra damage, until he saves against that. Ganelon: Which is amusingly another save-ends. Gaurav: THEN that changes to a 1d4 extra damage, until he saves against THAT. wow. Ganelon: Though you can't do better than Thrall. "Hit: The target is Dominated (Save ends) Aftereffect: The target is Dominated until the end of its next turn." Gaurav: nice. Ganelon: (It's in the level 20s) Gaurav: I should really get an implement for Hazz' at some point. Perhaps a tentacle that I can wave at people. okay, so that leave a minor. Hmm. Ganelon: Oh, right. Gaurav: Can I diplomacy with shadowRhu as a minor? Or would that count as a standard? Ganelon: You hit him with an attack, so the eyebot shoots a laser at him. 5 damage automatically. Gaurav: robots are my friend Ganelon: There are no rules for diplomacy during combat. Apheori (GM): Go ahead and give it a wonk. Gaurav: rolling d20+1 diplomacy against shadowRhu ( 12 ) +1 = 13 Frezak (GM): Remind me of the 'bot's range? Ganelon: It's 3. Frezak (GM): As far as lazors go? Rhu: "Stop this! Your life is worth more than dying in disgrace in a filthy hairy cave!" Frezak (GM): Gah. Ganelon: So Shadowgraves is no longer in range, unfortunately. Gaurav: WOOOOOOO laserbolt! Apheori (GM): The shadow Rhu doesn't respond and just lies there. Gaurav: so that was actually -2 to attack since I range-attacked someone prone, but natural 20 woo and that's the end of Rhu's turn. Frezak (GM): All RIGHY Apheori (GM): Yeah, sorry. Frezak (GM): Move: Stand. I use my standard action to let Codrichun briefly touch this world. The tree shakes its leaves, and a boiling could of grit and bone drips from them like ravenous pollen, gathering around the Gravy Tree before blasting out. Apheori (GM): XD Frezak (GM): Soo... Shadow Greibel, Shadow Gravy and then Shadow Amadi. rolling 1D20+12 ( 15 ) +12 = 27 rolling 1D20+12 ( 14 ) +12 = 26 rolling 1D20+12 ( 15 ) +12 = 27 Vs AC. Apheori (GM): I think that gets them all. Ganelon: The eyebot is an excellent multitasker and lasers both of those two for 5 damage each. Frezak (GM): rolling 2D10+5 ( 8 + 2 ) +5 = 15 And all targets have -2 to all defenses, Save Ends. so Shadow Gravy takes... 15 damage and the others get 20? Apheori (GM): Isn't it 10 and 15 on the others? Ganelon: Shadow Gravy takes 10 'cause he's got resist 5 from Shadow Radek. The others take 15 and 5 from a laser. 20 total. Apheori (GM): Ah, I already subtracted the lasers. Frezak (GM): Dammit! Dark Gravy isn't dead! LET US AMEND THAT Apheori (GM): Man, for a god Amadi sure is squishy. Ganelon: I don't remember if your chainshovel was used today. Frezak (GM): Minor action: I slam him again with a shovel. Ganelon: I guess we were thinking the same thing, though! Frezak (GM): YEP rolling 1D20+9 ( 18 ) +9 = 27 AC Gaaah Ganelon: We're all squishy. Gravy is just exceptionally un-squishy for a PC. Apheori (GM): How much damage does the shovel do? Ganelon: Actual gods, though, tend to have immunity to attacks from anything level 20 and below. I think. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D10+5 ( 10 ) +5 = 15 And he's prone. Ganelon: I think that's curtains for 'im. Apheori (GM): Nope, still alive. Ganelon: Bah! Apheori (GM): XD Frezak (GM): Goddam! Ganelon: Damn my own resist 5! Apheori (GM): Oh, forgot the resist. Ganelon: NEW PLAN SHADOW RADEK'S POWER IS GONNA RUN OUT BUT WE SPITE KILL HIM ANYWAYS Frezak (GM): I kinda want to execute my dark self now. I can just AP and end him. Apheori (GM): Do you want to? Frezak (GM): YES Apheori (GM): Pity. You might have found shadow Radek's response... interesting. Frezak (GM): Then I can mark the people flanking my fruit. Ganelon: Interesting? Frezak (GM): AP! Apheori (GM): FRUIT. Ganelon: You mean healing his ass for like 10 and 20 THP? Frezak (GM): Strength Of Stone! rolling 1D20+9+2 ( 14 ) +9+2 = 25 AC HRAAAAAAGH rolling 1D10+5+5 ( 10 ) +5+5 = 20 HEADSMAN CHOOOOOP Bear Soup Guy: The crits are real Apheori (GM): The Gravy tree smashes the shadow gravy tree into the ground, spilling branches and crap everywhere. Frezak (GM): And then Gravy explodes out the tree, landing next to Amadi and screaming about fruit. Apheori (GM): The dissolve into a strange black liquid and sink into the rocky floor of the cavern. They* Frezak (GM): And marks the two interlopers. Apheori (GM): The branches. The dead guy. Frezak (GM): Doing the desert raider thing again. Radek: ...Interesting. Frezak (GM): Turn over! Apheori (GM): There's a puddle. Ellemerr: That was pretty awesome. And I should sleep. >.< Apheori (GM): But it's shrinking. The Gravedigger: GERRROF MY FRUUUUIIIIIT Raaarghaaarglearrrgh Apheori (GM): Heee. George shoots the other George! Gaurav: yay! brb Apheori (GM): rolling 1d20 + 15 ( 9 ) +15 = 24 rolling 4d6 + 8 ( 5 + 6 + 1 + 3 ) +8 = 23 He grumbles. Ganelon: Nice shooting Frezak (GM): Also I get 4 THP from Weight Of Earth. George: Fuck. Apheori (GM): The problem is shadow George then does the exact same thing, except at Amadi. rolling 1d20 + 15 ( 10 ) +15 = 25 Ganelon: I can't saaave heerrrrr (Well actually, I could on my turn) Ellemerr: Hit Also when I said I should sleep I meant I should sleep. Apheori (GM): Noooo. Ganelon: Yeah, I know. Apheori (GM) clings to Ellemerr. Apheori (GM): rolling 4d6 + 6 ( 6 + 4 + 2 + 3 ) +6 = 21 Frezak (GM): good lord Ellemerr: I have to get up in 7 hours, devil woman! Also OUCH Bear Soup Guy: The amount of crits today is staggering Gaurav: ^ truth Ganelon: You should have seen Frezak GMing the Fell Taints. Frezak (GM): Those Taints. They were the Fellest. George: Wait, what? Ganelon: There were many crits. They were not given to the party. Bear Soup Guy: Ouch Frezak (GM): Well, they were given TO the party. Ganelon: We had to run away like little babymen. Frezak (GM): As you received crits. Apheori (GM): What happens to a player when they're downed normally? Ganelon: Unconscious. Gaurav: And then saves against death. Against oblivion. Ganelon: They make saves to not die on their turn. Three failed saves in one encounter and they die. Apheori (GM): Hmm. This may be a little... different. I need to think. Ganelon: You can stabilize them so that they stop rolling said saves. Apheori (GM): Ellemerr needs to sleep. (From Ellemerr): Do I disappear on unconciousness? I mean, it's not sleep... Bear Soup Guy: I need to shower Gaurav: We could continue on Sunday if that works for everyone. (To Ellemerr): Yeah, that's what I need to think on. XD Ganelon: Or give them any sort of healing and they regain consciousness. Bear Soup Guy: Should be good for me Ganelon: No complaints here. (To Ellemerr): If they take you out entirely the key would get wrecked, but these have all been normal attacks, which can't actually do that... Ganelon: If we're stopping, though, allow me to make a summary of these silly icons because there's no way anyone's remembering it all otherwise. Apheori (GM): Oh, yeah. Gaurav: But I don't have to go for a while, so if you want to go on, I'm game. Bear Soup Guy: excellent point Apheori (GM): Sunday works for me too, and THANK YOU GAN. I expect Frezak probably needs to sleep too. Gaurav: Trees don't sleep. Apheori (GM): YES THEY DO. THEY BREATHE BACKWARDS AND STUFF IN THEIR SLEEP. Gaurav: They breathe backwards in the day, too. They just also breathe ... forwards at the same time. Ganelon: Shadow Greibel and Shadow Amadi have a -2 to defenses until the end of Gravy's next turn. They are also both marked by Gravy. Shadow Amadi has a -2 to attacks which should actually have expired by now, so take of the jagged spiral thingy. Greibel is slowed and cannot shift (save ends). No-one can shift while next to Shadow Greibel for the rest of this fight. Shadow Rhu is the target of Rhu's oath, prone, and takes 1d6 radiant damage whenever Rhu hits him with a divine power (save ends). If he saves against it, he instead takes 1d4 radiant (save ends again). Frezak (GM): The -2 to defenses is SE. Ganelon: Oh? Sorry, then. Frezak (GM): Codrichuuuuun Ganelon: Shadow Greibel and Shadow Amadi have a -2 to defenses (save ends). That's all. See you all Sunday. Bear Soup Guy: Fantastic Apheori (GM): Excellent. Gaurav: What time Sunday? Usual, or same as today? Apheori (GM): We are on shadow Radek's turn. Ganelon: "When the DM is conscious." Bear Soup Guy: ^ Apheori (GM): That. Gaurav: Perfect. Apheori (GM): I like 17:00 UTC. That seems like a good time to aim to all be here by. ...because I probably CAN. Bear Soup Guy: Sounds good to me See you all Sunday then! Good day, one and all Gaurav: Bye everybody! (To Ellemerr): I guess Amadi is just unconscious and collapsed for now. So we'll handle it like normal unless one of the shadows does an actual something weird to her. (To Ellemerr): A normal kill (non fancy shadow stuff) will kill her body, but with the key she's basically untouchable technically anyway and will just come back, but if they wreck the key, badness will ensue. Frezak (GM): Ta-ta! Apheori (GM): Quick question for those still here - does anyone know if Greibel is using his bong as an implement? Ganelon: I assume that's the only one he has, so yes. Apheori (GM): Okay. Apheori (GM) grins slowly. Gaurav: o.0 Frezak (GM): I believe I did suggest that he did. Apheori (GM): General log note: Today was 19 November. The next one is scheduled for 23 November.