A fragment of the Garden of Remembering
Apheori (GM): Hmm. So you all beat a stone guy up. Were going to interrogate him. Something happened to Gravy. Ganelon: We beat him up and then fixed him up in very short order. Apheori (GM): I'm not sure what yet. Gaurav: Does the stone guy have any pockets? Apheori (GM): Yeah, he's wearing stone clothes, with stone pockets, probably full of stone. Gaurav: He's a credit to his stonemason. Ellemerr: My pockets are better. Rhu: rolling d20+15 perception check on the box the stone man was in ( 12 ) +15 = 27 Apheori (GM): It's a box. Bit of a crate. Was originally nailed shut, but from the look of it he hadn't been nailed in. Also, for anyone with perception: Gravy disappears. Gaurav: There's a good chance your pockets contain multiple stone guys with stone pockets all of their own. Ganelon: I assume you mean "basic observational skills" and not actual training in Perception. Apheori (GM): Yes. Ganelon: Okay, good. Apheori (GM): Amadi: There are still butterflies everywhere, though a lot of ones on the floor have been smashed. Radek: ...Oh. /Marvelous./ Apheori (GM): Unless someone got rid of them. I can't remember. Did anyone? Ganelon: I didn't do anything to the butterflies. Apheori (GM): Okay, yeah, still there. Ganelon: Radek commented on them being a waste of magical effort. Possibly their feelings were hurt. Amadi tries to comfort any possibly hurt feelings. Apheori (GM): Butterflies flutter around Amadi. Ganelon: "a flamboyant waste of resources" was the exact phrasing. Apheori (GM): Dawn bats at them. Rhu: Any comment on the missing Gravy? DO STUFF DAMMIT. Gaurav: The only way Rhu gets a 27 on a perception check is if he's been sitting staring at that box for at least 15 minutes. And no. He just thinks Gravy might have stepped out or gone upstairs. Is the spiral staircase still in one piece? Radek rises to his feet and glances back at Amadi and Dawn. He doesn't take particular care to address one over the other. Radek: Was that your doing? Amadi says immediately and at once "yes" and "no" at the same time. Ellemerr: Wow. Immediately AND at once. I am so good at this word-stuff. Dawn: (after an entirely too long pause, scrunching her face up in concentration) ...maybe. Radek 's scowl deepens. Apheori (GM): The stairs are fine. What about the stone guy? He's watching you somewhat fearfully. Amadi tells the butterflies that "flamboyant" is a really good thing to be. Anything that sounds that fancy has to be good. Flamboyant! Apheori (GM): A bit afraid you'll smack him again. Dawn nods vaguely and wanders over toward Rhu and Radek and the stone guy. Radek returns his attention towards the Stone Guy, still scowling. Radek: Say something. Rhu walks up the stairs as far as he can without losing sight of the rest of the party. Stone guy: Uh... hi? Apheori (GM): Rhu: Any attempts at stealth? Radek: Good enough - you can speak. Ganelon: That seems like a strange thing to ask, regarding Rhu. Apheori (GM): Point taken. Rhu: Perception. Gaurav: Heh, what he said. Also: I imagine we made quite a bit of noise attacking a hunk of walking stone, so. Rhu: rolling d20+15 perception check ( 1 ) +15 = 16 Apheori (GM): o.O Ganelon: Hey, he's not /that/ attractive, is he? Gaurav: I see NOTHING Apheori (GM): Rhu: You hear something horrible and fall down the stairs. Radek twitches just barely at the sounds of assumed incompetence, but otherwise remains focused. (To Greibel): Something horrible sounds like an irate dragon, disturbed in particular by the /approach/ of the insolent small things, getting up upstairs. Rhu: (comically rolling to a stop near Radek's feet, muffled from getting his cloak tied up around his head) Thr's sth hrble up thr. Gaurav: Damage? The porridge 's eyes widen Ganelon: The porridge has eyes? Bear Soup Guy: lulwhat Apheori (GM): I should stop rolling dice. Greibel 's eyes widen Apheori (GM): Rhu takes four points of damage. Bear Soup Guy: The porridge too They're linked together now Apheori (GM): The porridge can MAKE eyes, man. Bear Soup Guy: Imagine the porridge's mock eyes just exactly mimic everything Greibel's eyes do Gaurav: Where is the porridge? Bring its cute little icon back. Apheori (GM): It'd be on Greibel. Wiggling. Surprised. Bear Soup Guy: Mimicking Greibel's facial expressions Gaurav: That's both adorable and creepy. Bear Soup Guy: It should be Rhu gets back to his feet, untangling his cloak as he goes. Radek looks down at Rhu, then back at the Stone Guy. Radek: I wish to understand your circumstances. Why were you turned to stone? ...And then stored in a box? Stone guy: Um... Amadi places a number of butterflies on Dawn. Stone guy: Hiding. Radek: From what? Dawn goes and looms over the stone guy, juggling butterflies. Greibel looks up toward the upstairs ominously Ganelon: That must be some slow juggling. Or some very cooperative butterflies. Rhu looks down at his boots. They need cleaning. Stone guy: (pointing toward Greibel) From the thing he's looking at. Apheori (GM): Yes. Dawn: Yes. Radek glances towards Greibel, then the ceiling. Ganelon: I'm guessing he does not See. Rhu walks over to the door and glances outside. Rhu: Where's Gravy? Apheori (GM): Radek just sees ceiling and a set of stairs up. Percpetion? Dawn: Oh, he's not here. Elsewhere, probably. Greibel mouths words and gestures toward Radek and back to the ceiling Dawn suddenly looks confused. Greibel exaggerates mouthing the word "Dragon." Ganelon: I'll roll but you might be asking Gaurav rather than me. Stone guy: Look, guys, I don't mean to be rude, but this has all been a huge misunderstanding. Ganelon: rolling 1d20+10 Perception ( 2 ) +10 = 12 Stone guy: So can I... maybe... go? Rhu: (to Dawn) ... oh. Ganelon: Oh yeah, he definitely sees nothing. Apheori (GM): Yeah, doesn't hear anything in particular either. Aside from A WHOLE LOT OF BUTTERFLIES. And annoying people. Amadi has found some of the more damaged butterflies and is trying to teach them how to fly again. She's particularly persistent towards the butterflies that have lost a wing. Radek speaks absently. Radek: Go where? Stone guy: Um... away. Out. Somewhere that isn't here. Radek: ...Could I have one of your limbs, first? For study. Apheori (GM): The butterflies Amadi is working with fail to fly, but a few manage to float in a rather disorganised fashion, tumbling about even more ridiculously than the normal flight patterns of butterflies. Stone guy: Er. I'd rather you didn't? Kind of attached to them. Dawn: We can fix that. Dawn grins maniacally. Radek: Emotionally, physically, or both? Greibel: Draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagoooonnnn...... Dawn offers Radek a giant pair of scissors. Greibel flaps his arms like a dragon and points up Stone guy: Yes, yes! Radek makes a "hush" motion at Greibel. Radek: That was not a yes or no question, sir. Apheori (GM): Greibel: More perception. Amadi flaps her arms too, but more like a butterfly. Greibel: rolling 1d20+12 ( 19 ) +12 = 31 Stone guy: (now, somehow, looking very flustered, especially for stone) That is... both. Please, just let me go. Rhu: (to stone guy) Stay with us, we'll keep you safe. Apheori (GM): Greibel: It seems to be settling down a bit. Dawn: (making quotes with her fingers) Safe. Radek grumbles. Radek: Fine, do what you like. Live to delay the advancement of knowledge another day. Rhu: We'll only throw you at our enemies very, very occasionally. Stone guy gets up uncertainly. Radek gives him some space, but grumpily. Stone guy flees. Ganelon: It's like this guy doesn't even appreciate the medical applications of turning people to living stone. Radek: What a waste... Radek sighs and turns back to Greibel. Radek: Now, you wanted something? Greibel blinks Rhu: Some day we will fight shoulder-to-shoulder with a cool stone dude. But it is not this day. Greibel: I think there's a dragon upstairs Radek: ...Ah. Greibel: Yeah Dawn: It's fine. It's a small one. Radek tries to look less concerned so his ignoring it earlier seems more justified. Greibel: Where there are small dragons, there'll be big dragons coming back to find them Amadi: That depends entirely on the breed of dragon, the size of the cave, and whether you had any blood pudding last week. Greibel turns to Dave worryingly Greibel: I /did/ have blood pudding last week! Greibel turns to Amadi Greibel: I DID! Dawn: I might have had blood pudding. Rhu: I crawled through an eldritch abomination two nights ago, does that count? Dawn: Was that the soupy stuff with the weird bits? Amadi: No, Dawn, it's the wriggly green stuff. Dawn: Oh. Amadi: Yes. Radek facepalms. Radek: This is a wizard's tower. If a dragon inhabits it, it is - or more likely, was - a captive. (To Amadi): Also I think Rhu's thing in the horrible nightmare realm might have just been a hallucination due to the pills Greibel gave him shortly before. (From Amadi): Okay. O_o Rhu: Maybe it's hiding, like the stone guy was. Maybe there's something ever scarier on the top floor. Amadi: I could go to the top floor and be the scarier thing! (To Amadi): Although considering where you are and all that, it's doubtful a hallucination that powerful wouldn't be at least partly real, too. Ganelon: I'm trying to think of a reason to discourage that plan. Apheori (GM): Is there one? Is there? Ganelon: ...I can't think of one. Amadi: I'd be a really good scarier thing. I can rawr. RAWR! Dawn: RAAAAWR! Ganelon: "It puts Amadi in danger" seems unlikely. Greibel blinks Dawn makes a bit of a wind with her rawr. Ganelon: "She's unlikely to be convincingly scary" is probably /true/, but a low chance of success for no risk is still a good idea. Amadi: ... Or Dawn could do it, I guess. Gaurav: Are there stairs going downstairs from where we are? Dawn beams. It's slightly adorable and also a bit pathetic. Apheori (GM): I think they only go up. Ganelon: Wizards don't need basements. Their compulsive hoarding tendencies extend to all rooms of their houses already. Gaurav: Why not? Where do they keep old bicycles and play D&D? Apheori (GM): In the main rooms, of course. Ganelon: Bicycles go in the shed. They play D&D in demiplanes. Those things are great, incidentally. You can make the progression of time faster or slower. Gaurav: Huh. Cool! Ganelon: So if the group can only meet for an hour, you can still squeeze in a six hour session in Steve's demiplane. Apheori (GM): I'll take ten. Gaurav: I suppose we should go upstairs and say hi to this dragon. Given that we came here to look for wizards or knowledge or magic objects, and we've found none so far, except the one that ran away. Apheori (GM): Amadi can go say hi. Or not. Radek: ... Apheori (GM): I unno. I love Radek. Radek: Well go on, then. I don't care which one of you does it. You could both try to be frightening at once, for all it matters. Amadi grins happily, takes Dawn's hand, scoops up a number of butterflies, places these on both their shoulders, and commands the butterflies to fly them upstairs. Apheori (GM): Amadi: d20 Amadi: rolling 1d20 ( 16 ) = 16 Ganelon: Presumably through the ceiling, though what are obstacles to Amadi? Gaurav: Optional. Apheori (GM): Somehow, the butterflies do, picking up the both of them and drawing them slowly upward... through the ceiling. And then through the dragon. Ganelon: "She emerges on the other end in a spray of blood and viscera." Apheori (GM): And then through the air above the dragon as the dragon suddenly startles and takes a swipe at them with its claws. Amadi: Do anything, or keep going? Greibel: Well They're with God now. Amadi blows the dragon a kiss and keeps going. Radek: ...They /are/ gods. What is that even- ugh, never mind. Apheori (GM) tries to dodge away from the claws and falls out of the butterflies, landing in front of the dragon, while Amadi, meanwhile, drifts through that ceiling, too. Radek shakes his head and walks over to wait on the stairs for pretty much any kind of result. Amadi shows no real concern at her loss of Dawn. Ganelon: Wow, what a fantastic ally. Apheori (GM): Amadi drifts up through the floor of a room that turns out to be full of magical treasure and a bunch of zombies, which all completely fail to notice her. Rhu: We don't still have that flying disk the mouse forged would ride on, do we? Apheori (GM): Radek: Perception. Ganelon: rolling 1d20+10 ( 1 ) +10 = 11 Apheori (GM): Radek hears some loud clunks. Rhu: Or maybe we could climb up the outside of the tower. Maybe it's a blind, deaf dragon? Amadi shrugs, lands gently, and does her scariest rawr. Apheori (GM): Greibel: It sounds like fighting above you. Ellemerr: Which I should probably also roll for. Apheori (GM): ROLL. Ellemerr: rolling 1d20 ( 8 ) = 8 Hm. Radek: Tenser's Floating Disk. Apheori (GM): Add something bardy to that. That's basically an attack. Amadi: ^ Ellemerr: Bluff +13? Apheori (GM): Sure, why not. Okay, yeah, the zombies all panic and run away. Down the stairs. Toward the dragon. Radek: It is a magical force construct. Ellemerr: There's a grandfather singing opera above me. I thought you'd all like to know. Apheori (GM): Which is trying to smash, claw, bite, and breathe on Dawn. Gaurav: 0.0 Apheori (GM): Fancy. Ellemerr: Hopefully my plan to distract the dragon with zombies is working. Radek: I don't have a copy of the ritual. Your best hope is that we might find one in here Apheori (GM): Meanwhile sounds of clunks, bangs, roars, scrapes, and tearing come down the stairs. Along with a sort of horrible wailing. (or up the stairs, in Amadi's case) Rhu runs up the staircase, maul drawn. Apheori (GM): Dawn yells something about how they will all taste her superweapon. Radek follows after him. Dawn: (yelling) Bow before the power of BUNNNNY! Amadi saunters down the stairs, hoping that she'll turn out to have perfect timing for being a superweapon. Apheori (GM): Does Greibel go too? Amadi stops for a moment, considering whether she should try looking like a bunny and then deciding against it. Some things are /too/ scary. Even for fragments of gods. Rhu stops running at the mention of "bunny", walking up slowly and carefully instead. Apheori (GM): Everyone roll initiative. Amadi: rolling 1d20 + 3 ( 13 ) +3 = 16 Apheori (GM): Actually, scratch that. In this case it'd just be determined by order up/down the stairs. Ganelon: So that's... what? Rhu before Radek before Greibel. Gaurav: Can you move Rhu to the top of the stairs? I'm not sure where they emerge. Thanks! So who starts initiative? And is the dragon visibly attacking Dawn at this point? Apheori (GM): Hold on, still need all the zombies. Um. Greibel: Back! Sorry, went afk for a few minutes Gaurav: That is a very sinister bunny. Ellemerr: brb Bear Soup Guy: Oop, Greibel didn't go afk, I did. Greibel can say that too though, sure. Apheori (GM): Okay. Four-way mad fight. Ganelon: That better be a Monty Python bunny or it won't be four ways for long. Apheori (GM): It might be. So you all spill into the room to find Dawn has apparently been carrying that bunny from before around all this time and has thrown it at the dragon. And apparently it did some serious damage. Ganelon: Actually, if it is a Monty Python bunny it still won't be four ways for long because we'll all be dead. Apheori (GM): There are also several zombies wandering around in frightened confusion. And an Amadi at the top of the stairs. Amadi looks very aloof. She's so proud of her own terrifyingness. Gaurav: The best strategy might be for us, the zombies and the dragon to unite as one against the rabbit. Dawn: Will you all bow before me! I am the might and wrath and judgement of... uh, the flying spaghetti monster! BOW DOWN! Noodly appendatures! Apheori (GM): For some reason the command is oddly compelling. Do any of you do anything? Rhu just stares at the whole confused mess. I assume there's blood everywhere? Apheori (GM): Yes. A zombie falls over dead. Amadi does not bow down. She's twice as scary as any spagetti monster, flying or otherwise. Rhu: Ew. Apheori (GM): Dawn looks very disappointed. Greibel: Mmmmm, spaghettiiiii.... Apheori (GM): The dragon bites at the bunny and misses. The bunny bites back. Also misses. Amadi. GO. DO STUFF. Apheori (GM): ACTUAL TURN. Amadi roars again, this time focusing her scaryness towards the dragon. Ellemerr: Focused Sound attack: rolling 1d20 + 6 ( 4 ) +6 = 10 Aaaand I miss. >.> Apheori (GM): fOO. Anything else? Amadi looks thoroughly disappointed and sits down on her stair to sulk. Apheori (GM): Rhu! Gaurav: Move action: 3 squares Would a close burst 5 from this spot hit all the undeads, or should I take a step SW? Oh, actually, never mind. It only targets one thing. Standard action: Radiant Vengeance against the zombie closest to Dawn Apheori (GM): I like how we've got two very disappointed god fragments on either side of this. Gaurav: rolling d20+8 vs Reflex including Holy Symbol ( 3 ) +8 = 11 eeks Apheori (GM): Yup. Remember, they are zombies. Gaurav: oh yay! Ellemerr: We have very good reasons to be disappointed. Apheori (GM): Yes. Gaurav: rolling 1d8+5 radiant damage ( 6 ) +5 = 11 not sure if the divine keyword makes the damage worse or anything Apheori (GM): +5 Gaurav: and I get 5 temp HP Apheori (GM): Aiight. Put the icon on yourself. Gaurav: I'm not going to Oath of Enmity anyone as I don't know who's dangerous yet Apheori (GM): Radek? Everyone's dangerous. Except the zombies. Bear Soup Guy: Hint: The dragon is dangerous Apheori (GM): Although there are a lot of them. Ganelon: Oh, Radek's turn is easy. Apheori (GM): The dragon survived monty python bunny. Gaurav: It survived one round. I don't trust the bunny rabbit. What's the temp HP icon? That? Oh. Thanks! Apheori (GM): Usually that. But I got the number wrong. Go fix it. While the scientist does stuff. Ganelon: Well this turn is real easy. Radek summons Kepler 4, the eyebot. And as a standard action that's most of what he does, but it ought to add to the chaos. Apheori (GM): Heee. Ganelon: No need to move and nobody's hurt, so he ends his turn on the stairs. Apheori (GM): Greibel! Gaurav: Do the robots fly high enough that people can walk under them, or do they obstruct movement? Apheori (GM): That one's high. Ganelon: It's too small to actually occupy space. And it's flying 3 squares above the floor. Gaurav: Cool. Bear Soup Guy: This is my favorite Greibel shouts to the heavens for a storm to purge the dragon taint Apheori (GM): A storm coalesces on the ceiling. Greibel: rolling 1d20+8 vs dragon reflex ( 6 ) +8 = 14 Apheori (GM): Nope. Bear Soup Guy: The storm quietly disperses and Greibel is sad Gaurav: Aww Apheori (GM): It got off a lightning. It just missed. Poor griebel. At this rate everyone will be sad. Bear Soup Guy: Those storm Gods will rue the day they made Greibel sad End turn Apheori (GM): The zombies make zombie noises and mill around. The one Rhu hit at goes for him. Gaurav: Rhu is happy! He's surrounded by putrefying, soon-to-be-dead undead. Best feeling in the world. Apheori (GM): 18 vs ac? Gaurav: Too weak! Rhu's AC is 20 Rhu hit the one closest to Dawn Apheori (GM): Oh. I thought you meant closes to Rhu. I don't think that one would have hit at all, since it was obstructed. Frezak (GM): Yo. Ganelon: Welcome back. Apheori (GM): Wait, no, that one's dead. Ganelon: You joined just in time to witness utter chaos. Apheori (GM): Okay, fine. Frezak (GM): Oh, great, a rodent. Apheori (GM): NEarest one takes a swipe at Rhu and misses. Frezak (GM): That's not unusual, Gan. Apheori (GM): One near dawn takes a swipe at the bunny. Frezak (GM): A rabbit and zombies, eh? HMMMM. Apheori (GM): It slams the bunny. Frezak (GM): I USE HELLSWORN BLE- no, wrong game. Gaurav: Lagomorphs aren't rodents. Apheori (GM): Another one goes and tries to grab Rhu. Frezak: Gravy disappeared and nobody even bothered to investigate. Gaurav: Wait! If it crosses near me, I get an opportunity attack. Frezak (GM): That's cold. Apheori (GM): It went up to you. Frezak (GM): He's the heart and soul of the party. Apheori (GM): I keep forgetting diagonals work. 13 vs reflex? Gaurav: 17 Reflex! Ganelon: Investigate? Apheori (GM): It tries to grab Rhu and fails. Ganelon: I asked Amadi if she was responsible. She said yes and no at the same time. Dawn added "maybe". Apheori (GM): Other zombie ambles up to Dawn and makes funny noises at her. Dawn's anti-undead thing is better than Rhu's. Bear Soup Guy: That's why Dawn is a God and Rhu is a worshipper Apheori (GM): Heee. Ganelon: Why do the gods hate zombies so much anyways? Like /all/ of the gods, too. Gaurav: They gross them out. Ganelon: But there's undoubtedly gods of gross things. Bear Soup Guy: Gods /are/ used to a certain level of cleanliness Apheori (GM): So Dawn shoots at the dragon and gets smacked in the face by a zombies. -s This is why gods hate zombies. They do stuff like that. Gaurav: Rhu's is really, really good -- but only if there's one massive undead to put the hurt on. It's an enounter power, so I'll probably spend it on the last zombie round, but it's a bit of a waste when there's lot of zombies (hopefully with low HPs?) milling around. Ganelon: If she succeeds... Eyebot does 5 damage. Apheori (GM): On multiple targets? It was at the dragon, hit a zombie too. Ganelon: Anything that gets hit! Apheori (GM): Aiight. Ganelon: Just hit, though. Apheori (GM): She yells at the zombie and wipes zombie grossness off her face. Dragon breathes lightning at the bunny. Gaurav: brb Apheori (GM): Zombie gets breathed on too and makes a really, really awful charred smell. Ganelon: Eyebot shoots! Apheori (GM): At which? Ganelon: Whoever got hit. Apheori (GM): Does it just shoot any enemies? That get hit? By anything? Ganelon: Any enemies of mine that get hit by any attack. Apheori (GM): Heh. Frezak (GM): WHen an ally hits an enemy. Ganelon: Oh. Right, sorry, that's correct. It doesn't shoot for my enemies when they betray each other. Apheori (GM): Ah. So no shooting now. Ganelon: Yes. My apologies. Apheori (GM): Bunny tears the nearest zombie apart and makes a horrible screeching noise. Gaurav shudders. Radek wishes that Gravy - and by extension Codrichun - were right right about now. Ganelon: Were here* Apheori (GM): 16 vs rhu fortitude? Gaurav: Hit. Rhu's Fort is 15. Apheori (GM): 12 thunder damage and he's dazed. A zombie falls over. Gaurav: Eeks. Apheori (GM): Save ends. Gaurav: What's the icon for dazed? Apheori (GM): And the bunny slid away. Ganelon: I usually go with the lightning bold. Bolt* Apheori (GM): The bunny is a hell of a pokemon. Amadi, you're up. Ellemerr: Let her attempt to wrestle control of the bunny. Song of Discord. rolling 1d20 + 6 ( 7 ) +6 = 13 That's against will. >.> Apheori (GM): Nope. Ellemerr: Didn't think so. Apheori (GM): So close, too. The thing has like no will. Frezak (GM): Even on a miss you make it attack itself Ellemerr: Yeah. Frezak (GM): Or whoever is in range. Dawn: Hey! That's my bunny! Get your own! Apheori (GM): So what happens? Ellemerr: Well, it doesn't affect movement, and I don't want it attacking Dawn, so... I just made a suicidal bunny. Amadi: Learn to share, Dawnie! Ellemerr: So make a bunny attack against bunny. And hopefully it's better at hitting than I am. Apheori (GM): It attacks and somehow blinds itself. Ellemerr: Cool. Gaurav: o.0 Frezak (GM): Claws itself on the eye. Ganelon: Ears cover its eyes. Apheori (GM): Yes. Ellemerr: Heh. Well, that's it from me. Apheori (GM): Which icon should that be? Frezak: Would you like to join in and add to the chaos? Frezak (GM): Sure. Apheori (GM): There's a bit of a magical surge behind the dragon and while nothing appears, those of you who aren't Rhu will notice that the Gravedigger is suddenly... there. Except he's invisible. Frezak (GM): Hmm. Ganelon: Put him on the tracker somewhere. Gaurav: Does Gravy go now in the initiative order, or should Rhu take his turn? (To Frezak): You apparently triggered something magical, which de-synced you with the rest of existence so while you could go around and watch things, you couldn't actually interact with anything and noone could see you. Then you probably dug or something back into normal space but you're still invisible or something. Apheori (GM): Yeah, sorry. Gravy! Go! Frezak (GM): Gravy opens his mouth to shout GRRAAAAAAAVES then doesn't because he's being sneaky. Ganelon: No-one sees him open his invisible mouth. Frezak (GM): And just jumps up to smash the dragon on the head. Apheori (GM): Amadi might. Frezak (GM): Rules question. Am I Hidden from the dragon? Apheori (GM): Sure, why not. What's that mean? Frezak (GM): I just get Combat Advantage. Apheori (GM): Ah. Yeah. Add that or whatever. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+10+2 ( 12 ) +10+2 = 24 Dragon AC Ganelon: Eyebot shoots. Apheori (GM): Yup. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D10+5 And the dragon is prone and can't stand up next turn. ( 6 ) +5 = 11 And I mark it. Apheori (GM): The dragon smacks back with a wing and blocks part of it. I assume 16 vs ac doesn't actually hit back. Frezak (GM): No. Does.... Rhu need to gget away from the zombies? Apheori (GM): Rhu's up, I guess? Frezak (GM): I mean I have a power to move him. If he needs it. Gaurav: Nah. I think he's happy keeping these two zombies busy while you guys deal some damage on the dragon. Plus, he's scared of the bunny. Frezak (GM): hokay. Am I still invisible? Apheori (GM): Oddly, yes. Frezak (GM): Sweeeeet Apheori (GM): That's it, then? Frezak (GM): yup Gaurav: Okay, so "dazed" means I only have a single action this turn. Hmm. I swing my maul at the prone zombie, chanting retribution at him as I do Ganelon: Don't you have that channel divinity thing to do ridiculous damage to zombies? Gaurav: I'm saving it up for the zombie that's far away. It's got a pull and an immobilize, so I don't want to waste it on something right next to me. rolling d20+10 vs AC on the prone zombie ( 5 ) +10 = 15 Apheori (GM): Yup. Gaurav: rolling 2d6+5 radiant damage ( 4 + 6 ) +5 = 15 Apheori (GM): It's dead. Gaurav: Yay! rolling d20 save against dazed ( 17 ) = 17 Bear Soup Guy: Rhu - Zombie Hunter Apheori (GM): How does 'save ends' work? >.> Ganelon: At the end of his turn. He rolls 1d20. Frezak (GM): roll a D20 at the end of your turn. Ganelon: 10 or more means the effect ends. Apheori (GM): Ah, neat. Gaurav: Since I'm dazed, this _is_ the end of my turn. Apheori (GM): But now you're better and it's Radek's turn. Gaurav: Yay! I need to go rush into the shower so I can leave for work as late as possible. If you need Rhu's defences, they are: AC 20, FORT 15, REF 17, WILL 19. I'll be back as soon as I can! Apheori (GM): GAAAAN. Ganelon: YES YES UM What are our thoughts on bunny killing? Yes, no, or "wait until it's the last thing standing"? Frezak (GM): I'm cool with chopping it up. Ellemerr: Dawn might be upset. It IS her bunny. Apheori (GM): There is that. Ganelon: Right. Apheori (GM): So what's it going to be? Ganelon: Then I'll just shoot the acid bullet at our dragon friend, here. (Rifle Weapon Attack 31) Subtract 2 from that (it doesn't matter). Apheori (GM): Yup. Ganelon: rolling 2d10+6 Acid ( 9 + 4 ) +6 = 19 And it has a -2 to AC until the end of my next turn. Give it a... cracked shield icon. As a move action I command the eyebot to relocate. That ends my turn. Apheori (GM): Greibel! Bear Soup Guy: GREIBEL! I shall Call Forth The Spirit Pack on this dragon rolling 1d20+8 vs reflex ( 1 ) +8 = 9 Oh balls Apheori (GM): >.< Bear Soup Guy: Greibel always has the worst attack rolls Apheori (GM): It misses. Bear Soup Guy: Greibel sulks and ends his turn Apheori (GM): Zombies try to beat the folks next to them to death. They both just miss. (folks in question being rhu and dawn, for clarification) Dawn tries to go to the bunny, the zombie next to her grabs onto her leg and she falls over, so she just crawls the rest of the way to it with a zombie attached to her leg and stuffs the bunny in her pocket. Dawn: Bunny. Apheori (GM): While lying face down on the ground with a zombie stuck to her. Frezak (GM): LIke a real adventurer. ANd just reminding you that the dragon can't stand this turn. Apheori (GM): What would be the dragon's ability to hit Gravy due to its and his conditions? Frezak (GM): If I'm invisible? And it's prone? Apheori (GM): Mhm. Frezak (GM): Chances of hitting me are minimal. Apheori (GM): I need a number. Frezak (GM): I have +5 defenses against things that can't see me, and attacking while prone is at -2. Apheori (GM): It roars and looks scary, even off the floor, threatening at Gravy, Radek, and Greibel. Ganelon: He's also Gravy, who is naturally unhittable. Apheori (GM): 15 vs Greibel will? Bear Soup Guy: Miss Apheori (GM): Aiight, nothing really happens. Fails on all of you. Nice seriies of exceedingly bad roles. Even before the modifiers. >.< Amadi: Still awake? Ellemerr: Yes. For another 15 mins or so. Apheori (GM): GO. Ellemerr: Let's scream in annoyance at the dragon, because we're upset with our bad rolls, yes we are. Staggering Note. rolling 1d20 + 6 ( 11 ) +6 = 17 vs will Apheori (GM): Yup. Ganelon: Eyebot shoots. Frezak (GM): That eyebot. Overclocked much? Ellemerr: It takes 4 dmg and Gravy gets to attack it as well. Frezak (GM): sweeeet rolling 1D20+10+2 ( 15 ) +10+2 = 27 And it has -2 AC from radek. Apheori (GM): Yeah. Ellemerr: And I should push it two but uh. Ganelon: Eyebot shoots AGAIN! Apheori (GM): It swings back at Gravy. Misses due to yet another bad roll. Ganelon: Kepler 4 is /carrying/ this party. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D10+5+5 ( 6 ) +5+5 = 16 Apheori (GM): At some point I would like a roll higher than 7. It would be nice. Amadi do anything else? Ellemerr: Naw. Apheori (GM): Then Gravy can have at it even more. Frezak (GM): Okay. I start with Weight Of earth rolling 1D20+10+2 ( 13 ) +10+2 = 25 Apheori (GM): Yup. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D10+5+5 ( 7 ) +5+5 = 17 And it is slowed. ANd takes eyebot damage AGAIN Still alive? Apheori (GM): Yes. What all does slow do? Frezak (GM): reduces speed to 2. And then I use a Minor Action to use my Chainreach SHovel attack. rolling 1D20+10+2 ( 3 ) +10+2 = 15 AC bah Apheori (GM): Nope. Ganelon: Yes, all hits are punished with eyebot lasers. Frezak (GM): that's it, then. Gaurav: Rhu! I don't need to shift to move away from this zombie, do I? Move action: three squares back. Apheori (GM) shrugs. Gaurav: Are we using our dailies yet? Apheori (GM): The zombie attempts to latch onto your leg as well and fails miserably. Ellemerr: I did one. :P It's up to you, innit? Apheori (GM): Congratulations, you can do at least one thing better than Dawn can. Dawn used both of hers. XD Gaurav: Minor action: Oath of Enmity against the dragon (now that the bunny is safely tucked away ...) Apheori (GM): Not sure she's a good example to follow, though. Yes? Gaurav: Nah, I'll save my daily. What's the minimum distance for a charge? Frezak (GM): 2 squares of free space to reach target. Gaurav: Sweet. I charge the two spaces to the dragon and let fly with a Whirlwind Charge. Ganelon: Radek's summons are all dailies. Gaurav: rolling d20+10 vs AC against the dragon ( 5 ) +10 = 15 Frezak (GM): Well. That's... upt to 19 AC. 20, possibly. Gaurav: This is a melee attack and I have no enemies close to me. So Oath of Enmity says I can reroll. rolling d20+10 vs AC ( 5 ) +10 = 15 HA well Apheori (GM): Heh. Gaurav: Rhu charges at the dragon swinging wildly. Ganelon: Well it does have... -4 to defenses? Apheori (GM): Yeah, that actually works. Gaurav: YAY rolling 4d6+5 damage ( 2 + 1 + 5 + 6 ) +5 = 19 end of my turn Apheori (GM): The dragon smacks at Rhu when he does that. 23 vs ac? Gaurav: total hit. Rhu's AC is 20 Apheori (GM): 10 damage. Gaurav: I assume Rhu charged straight into its tail or something. Apheori (GM): It's about time. It's been trying to do that every time so far. Gaurav: Rhu's in Oath of Enmity mode, so he's not really paying attention to anything apart from hurting the dragon. It makes sense. Frezak (GM): Uhhhhh Waaaait It has -2 to attack Rhu from my mark. And attacking someone else lets me attack it. Gaurav: Anyway, I have to run to work now! Sorry about that. I can be back online in 1.5 hours if you guys are still around. Apheori (GM): You can interrupt interrrupts? Oh gods. Ganelon: You can do more than that! Bear Soup Guy: Bye Gaur! Frezak (GM): yep Apheori (GM): No wonder people find the combat in this edition so tedious. Ganelon: I interrupt Gravy's interrupt to interrupt the dragon's interrupt, with my own interrupt. (Yes I'm serious) Apheori (GM): Do your rolls. Ganelon: I use Shocking Feedback. It's an attack, reduces damage that he takes if I hit his attacker. (Rifle Weapon Attack 26) Apheori (GM): Aye. Ganelon: rolling 2d10+5 lightning ( 9 + 2 ) +5 = 16 Rhu's damage from the attack is reduced by 5. That's all. Although if Gravy hits, the eyebot shoots. Lest we forget. Gaurav: byeeeeee. feel free to keep going without me or to play Rhu if you like: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19429772/dnd-skype/Rhu.pdf Apheori (GM): Gravy? Frezak (GM): I... can't roll. Ganelon: Rolling for Frezak. Apheori (GM): O_o Ganelon: rolling 1d20+10+2 ( 6 ) +10+2 = 18 Ganelon shrugs. Apheori (GM): Hit. Ganelon: He says his R20 is crashed. rolling 1d10+10 ( 7 ) +10 = 17 That's his damage, it grants combat advantage to all allies for a round, and... eyebot shoots for 5. Apheori (GM): >.< Ganelon: This dragon should just give up. Poor thing. Apheori (GM): I suppose it can't hit back when something hit it back for hitting back. Ganelon: Nah, you're limited to one interrupt per round per person. Technically one immediate action of any sort. Ellemerr: I have to sleep now. Apheori (GM): Sleep amidst sweet nightmares, beloved. Ellemerr: Thank you, dearest. I hope you will be blessed with delightful daydreams. Apheori (GM): Always. Bear Soup Guy: Bye Ellemerr! Apheori (GM): Well, usually. So, uh, Radek's turn? Ganelon: He'll just shoot some relatively ordinary bullets at it. (Rifle Weapon Attack 15) Bluh. Alright that's all he does. Apheori (GM): vs what? Ganelon: AC. Apheori (GM): Ah, okay. Yeah, that misses. Greibel? Bear Soup Guy: FIRE HAWK rolling 1d20+8 vs dragon reflex ( 14 ) +8 = 22 Apheori (GM): Yup. Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d8+4 damage! ( 2 ) +4 = 6 Ganelon: Eyeboooot! Bear Soup Guy: Opportunity attack thing until next turn! End turn! WHOO!! Apheori (GM): Zombies do stuff. The one on Dawn's leg chews on it. The other one hurls a glob of necrotic filth at the back of Rhu's head. 20 vs reflex? What did he say it was? Wait, he has a real character sheet now. Apheori (GM): Eeeeee. Ganelon: 'Bout time he got one of those. Apheori (GM): So a glob of necrotic filth hits rhu in the back of the head for 13 necrotic damage, weakening him, whatever that means. And Dawn probably takes some damage due to having a zombie chewing on her leg. If something's grabbed you and you do something that would push it away, what happens? Frezak (GM): The grab breaks. Apheori (GM): Oh, okay. She blasts the zombie on her leg away and it gets all dazified and hurt and stuff. And this is why you don't chew on god fragments. The dragon breathes on everyone. It's like a komodo dragon. The smell is the worst thing ever. Ganelon: ... Can I deactivate my nose? Apheori (GM): I expect that's probably a minor action. 4 damage to gravy, 3 to radek, 7 to Greibel. Ganelon: Done. And I just ask for the sake of his immediate future. Apheori (GM): It also takes some swipes at Gravy but misses. Frezak (GM): Done. Apheori (GM): Amadi viciously mocks the zombie for chewing on Dawn's leg and getting wrathed. It takes some damage. Frezak (GM): The dragon can stand now if it wants. Apheori (GM): La la la. Yeah, well, it didn't. And you're up. Kill it for us all so we can be done with this craziness. Gravygravygravygravy if the rolling aint working just tell us what the rolls would be or something. I don't know. Ganelon: Eyebot shoots. Apheori (GM): What? What happened? Oh, the zombie. Right. It died. Considering we've lost all but two, should we just come back later? Ganelon: I... yeah. Probably. Frezak (GM): ugh These webs. Apheori (GM): Or maybe frezak can just kill it now. Frezak: KILL THE DRAGON. Frezak (GM): Okay. Apheori (GM): Or something. Frezak (GM): Is it still prone? Bear Soup Guy: All but THREE Apheori (GM): Yeah. Frezak (GM): Okay. I engange the Fearsome ram Strike rolling 1D20+10+2 ( 16 ) +10+2 = 28 AC Apheori (GM): Yup. Frezak (GM): rolling 2D10+5+5 ( 2 + 7 ) +5+5 = 19 And eyebot damage. Apheori (GM): It tries to block it and doesn't even pull that off. Frezak (GM): Still alive? Apheori (GM): Yes. Frezak (GM): I spend an AP to use Codrichun. Apheori (GM): Okay. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+13+2 ( 18 ) +13+2 = 33 Vs AC Apheori (GM): Yes. Frezak (GM): rolling 2D10+5+5 ( 8 + 4 ) +5+5 = 22 And it has -2 to all defenses (Save ends) Apheori (GM): Now it's dead. Frezak (GM): AS the boiling cloud of blood and bone scours it's... corpse. And I scoop away the last piece of reality to fully enter this plane. Stare the dragon. Take a breath. The Gravedigger: GRAAAAAAVES Greibel: I told you there was a dragon up here. The Gravedigger: I need to dig a really big hole now. Apheori (GM): There's still a zombie off to the side. Frezak (GM): Rhu can solve that. Apheori (GM): Should Rhu just smash it? Frezak (GM): Does he still have his... Rebuke undead, Apheori (GM): No idea. I'ma just have him smash it and send it flying. That only took out half its hp. Radek should just shoot it. RADEK: SHOOT THE ZOMBIE. You know what, I'm done with this. Apheori (GM): Radek shoots the zombie, hits the zombie, kills the zombie good day I need to go find my clothes. Greibel: XD Frezak (GM): You lost your clothes? Apheori (GM): More like myself. My clothes are probably exactly where they ought to be. Frezak (GM): Your clothes lost you? Ganelon: What is this, Polythyreme? Frezak (GM): Maaaan Apheori (GM): My clothes... well, I need specific ones. Winter ones. Frezak (GM): +1 for reference, Gan. Apheori (GM): It's all snowy and crap. And it miht even be cold. IN THE DAYTIME. I don't get it. Anyway we'll sort out when the next one is later. You can go loot the place and stuff them. Apheori (GM): Obligatory notes to self that today was 150121, everyone just fought and killed a pile of zombies and a dragon and there might be lootables on the dragon, and there was a room full of treasure and magical junk above. La de da. Bear Soup Guy: Sounds like a good plan Adios everyone! Frezak (GM): I have a hole to dig.