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D&D Savage Tide

chiapetchiapet MemberFull Members
edited May 2013 in Saving Throw Gaming
old game

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  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited January 2008
    The party breaks camp, but not before Gandt takes a moment to cast Detect Magic and scan the area around the camp. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any remaining traces of last nights visitor.

    The early morning sun beats down on the pathway, and the occasional high flying winged creature is spotted during the morning hike, but nothing confronts them. Lunch consists mainly of dried fruit and salt jerky, and a couple fish Gandt manages to catch. Unfortunately, the fish are rather tough and bony.

    After lunch the group continues moving south. James gives a sudden shout and dives backwards as a winged, feral looking Gargoyle (3) suddenly dives down on him, but the split second reaction is enough to dodge the blow. A second Gargoyle (1)nearly crashes into the ground, giving James and opportunity to stab with his daggers (-7HP). A third then manages to catch James with one of his claws (-4HP) while a fourth Gargoyle (4) lands slashes at Skald with his claws, lightly scratching the ranger (-4HP).

    INIT:
    Gandt: 17
    Lia: 15
    Gargoyles: 15 (#1, -7HP)
    Grove: 14
    Kit: 12
    James: 6, -4HP
    NPCs: 2 (Skald: -4HP)

    Map

    (Water is 80 feet below the current level of the party, the two ledges next to the cliffs are 20 feet higher than the party, and the one next to Lia, Grove, and Amelia is 20 feet down. Each Square is 10ft.)
  • TG BarighmTG Barighm Member Full Members
    edited January 2008
    Kit will draw his bow and his rapier and move towards the gargoyles this round if he can. The next round, if any gargoyle begins to fly again, Kit will fire arrows at it; otherwise, Kit will attempt to flank a gargoyle with anyone in melee and deliver sneak attacks.

    If he takes a lot of damage, he will Tumble towards Grove and use his bow.
  • FiremystFiremyst Daddy Dragon II RPGamer Staff
    edited January 2008
    Lia fires up Produce Flame and will take shots at the wounded one, or whichever she can target. She will move against the cliff up instead of down, cos falling is bad.

    (I like the map name of AmbushA, just in case we thought there would be only one.)

    (what do we know about gargoyles? Everything? Knowledge check?)
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  • SoulweaverSoulweaver Member Full Members
    edited January 2008
    Gandt rushes forward, but tries not to get in the path of any magic. ?Until he can actually move close enough to get into melee, he'll use his lasso. ?He tries to rope the wings of one of the gargoyles and pull it away from James.

    Next round, if he's still not in melee range, see if there's room for a charge (Shield Slam).



  • bebop007bebop007 Member Full Members
    edited January 2008
    Grove loads his crossbow and then moves within firing range of the Gargoyle.

    Once he does so, he takes the first shot he can.

    He will continue to barrage the gargoyle unless he or other party members drop below 50% health, in which case he will use his CLW wand.
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  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited January 2008
    Round 1:

    Gandt Moves forward, and frees his lasso.

    Lia moves forward and towards the cliff face before summoning a ball of fire into her hand.

    The Gargoyles press their attack on James and Skald. Somehow all four miss.

    Grove readies his crossbow and moves to where he has a clear shot at the Gargoyles.

    Kit draws his weapons and moves forward.

    James steps back to separate himself from the Gargoyles before stabbing at the one he stabbed earlier. The Gargoyle easily sidesteps.

    Lirith charges forward to help James. Her sword bounces harmlessly off the Gargoyle's skin. Amelia moves forward as well, but doesn't engage. Skald steps back, and looses an arrow. The arrow bounces off just like Lirith's sword. Avner moves his horse back behind Gandt. Urol begins casting a spell. A hippogriff suddenly appears above the Gargoyles and gives a screech before diving to attack. It strikes hard, clawing across the back of the gargoyle attacking James (-8HP)

    Round 2:

    Gandt throws his rope to lasso one of the gargoyles (#4). He hits, and tightens the noose, causing the gargoyle to crash toward the ground. He gives a mighty jerk, and the gargoyle goes flying through the air, over Skald's head and lands at Gandt's feat. Amelia hacks at it with her sword, but can't penetrate the skin.

    Lia throws a ball of fire at the gargoyle near James and Lirith. The ball of fire actually lands to the left of James.

    Two of the Gargoyles (2,3) take to the air, soaring up and away from the party. The gargoyle attack James continues to press his attack, managing to land a single blow with a claw (-6HP), but falters when trying to take a bite out of the young half-drow. James buries his dagger deep into the shoulder of the Gargoyle (-8HP) in response. The entangled gargoyle struggles to free itself, but isn't quite capable of busting the silk rope.

    Grove fires his cross bow at one of the flyers (#2), lodging a bolt deep into its leg (crit, -6HP, 2bleed (another -4HP, effectively)). Grove reloads.

    Kit charges forward and attacks the downed gargoyle, easily running it through with his rapier (-16HP) and then striking it again (-7HP).

    James slices his opponent lightly (-5HP)

    Lirith attacks, but the blade again is deflected easily. Amelia and Skald find their attacks just as effective, while the Hippogriff continues to harass the gargoyle, it fails to hit as well. Urol casts another spell, and his arm flares up in fire like Lia's. He throws a ball of fire at the gargoyle Grove hit earlier, burning it lightly (-7HP). Avner and his horse continue to huddle against the wall.

    Init & Status:

    INIT:
    Gandt: 17
    Lia: 15, produce flame (4 minutes remaining)
    Gargoyles: 15 (#1, -28HP; #2 -17HP, 2 bleed; #4, -23HP)
    Grove: 14
    Kit: 12
    James: 6, -10HP
    NPCs: 2 (Skald: -4HP, Urol: SpU: Summon Nature's Ally II, Produce Flame)

    (New actions?)
  • FiremystFiremyst Daddy Dragon II RPGamer Staff
    edited January 2008
    Lia will try again as long as she has a clear shot. If not, she'll move closer along the cliffside until she can get a good angle. She wondered if James noticed the fireball >.>
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  • SoulweaverSoulweaver Member Full Members
    edited January 2008
    Gandt focuses a Shield Slam on the downed gargoyle.
  • TG BarighmTG Barighm Member Full Members
    edited January 2008
    Kit will focus on the gargoyle he's currently drilling. Generally the same action-set as before.
  • bebop007bebop007 Member Full Members
    edited January 2008
    Grove will start focusing his crossbow attacks on the weakest gargoyle.

    Same healing tactic as mentioned in previous post.
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  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    Round 3:

    Gandt pulps the gargoyle on the ground (+1 kill)

    Lia moves forward and throws another fireball. This time her aim is a little better, and she cooks a gargoyle (+1 kill)

    The two remaining gargoyles swoop down. The first one (#3) collides with Skald and grabs him, carrying him towards the ledge. The second one (#2) tries to grab Amelia, but instead tastes the steel of her blade. Even so, its only a light cut (-1HP)

    Grove fires his crossbow at point blank range. And nearly hits Amelia. He quickly reloads.

    Kit steps in to help Skald, but fails to hit the gargoyle (or anything else for that matter) with his rapier.

    James lashes out at the gargoyle attacking Amelia, and cuts it deep (-8HP)

    Skald tries to break free, and succeeds! Amelia continues hacking, and again her sword bounces off the gargoyle. Lirith suffers the same problem. Urol throws a fire ball at the gargoyle. The gargoyle is consumed by the fiery blast.

    Round 4:

    Gandt steps in to assist Kit and Skald. He smacks the gargoyle with his shield, but its not too impressive (-13HP).

    Lia turns and whips a fireball at the remaining gargoyle. Her blast hits Gandt instead (-11HP) but at least Gandt doesn't catch fire.

    The gargoyle takes to the sky in an attempt to withdraw, Kit stabs quickly with his Rapier, and while he does pierce the gargoyle's tough skin (-7HP) its not enough to stop him.

    Grove fires his readied cross bow, but the bolt simply sails up and out into the sea.

    Kit drops his rapier and draws a pair of arrows before firing them at the Gargoyle. Neither reach his target.

    James carefully scans the cliff face for any other gargoyles about.

    Urol tosses a ball of fire at the gargoyle, but it peters out before it reaches him.

    Exp Earned:
    Kit: 480, Lia and Gandt: 530, James and Grove: 560

    Status:
    Gandt: -11HP
    James: -10HP

    (The gargoyle escaped, heading southeast over the water.)
  • FiremystFiremyst Daddy Dragon II RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2008
    Lia blushes, curing Gandt with her wand without even asking. "I'm so sorry about that. Are you okay?" She looks genuinely embarrassed and concerned.
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  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    Lia manages to heal just 7HP with two charges. (use another?)
  • SoulweaverSoulweaver Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    "Bah, it's nothing," Gandt mumbles to Lia, brushing off some embers. ?Then, as if to deflect attention, he points out James. ?"He's hurt worse than me. ?Why don't you check up on him?"

    He uncoils his rope from the gargoyle, then dumps its remains off the cliff for no other reason than to watch it crash at the bottom.



  • TG BarighmTG Barighm Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    Kit can't help laughing at Gandt's misfortune.
  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    Departing the scene of the ambush, the party continues on down the path, keeping one eye to the sky. Thankfully, the skies are empty, save for a few sea birds and clouds. As the day winds on, the number of clouds steadily increase, until the top of the cliff is hidden in from view. By night fall the party has reached the base a path leading through a gap in the cliffs. A steady rain has also started to fall, making the hike rather miserable.

    "Does this path lead up to the cliff tops?" James asks Grove, he who simply shakes his head in the negative.

    "It just cuts through a small portion," the cleric explains.

    Dejected, James leans agains the wall. "I think we should stop here for the night, perhaps we can rig something to give us some protection from the rain."

    (Any change in the watch order? Grove knows the cut through would take about 2 hours to traverse. He knows of no dangers in the area.)
  • FiremystFiremyst Daddy Dragon II RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2008
    Lia checks on James, casting CLW on him before heading onward. She is mad at herself for missing her target badly enough that she hit someone else. Kit's laughter doesn't help her mood at all. She's a bit quiet for the rest of the day.

    She offers to take first watch as before. As for 'rigging up something', she knows little about that, she leaves it to the men to figure out. She talks with Tamaska and sees if he smells or hears anything unusual.
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  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    Lia heals 8HP with her spell.


    Tamaska doesn't smell or hear anything out of the ordinary. He complains about the damp weather making it hard to smell anything.
  • SoulweaverSoulweaver Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    Gandt will:
    1. Help build a makeshift shelter from whatever is available, while setting up his tent for himself. ?
    2. He also fills his waterskin with rainwater, urging everyone else to do the same. ?
    3. He then sweeps the surrounding area with Detect Magic, looking for anything (or anyone) that doesn't belong. ?
    4. Before the day is up, he'll convert his remaining spells to heal himself.

    Before settling down, though, he approaches Avner. ?He gives him his dagger (probably the equivalent of a shortsword to him). ?"As of right now, we're not your personal escort anymore. ?It's time you learned how to fight." Gandt means to train him.

    If he complains (which he undoubtedly will), "Look, I didn't have to save your high-and-mighty posterior back in the tomb. ?I could've... what if I protected Illyria instead? ?Then you would've taken her place in the ground." ?He pauses, letting that sink in. ?"Who knows if I'll come to your rescue next time? ?Then you'll only have yourself to rely on. ?Now quit your whining and hit me, yeh powder-faced princess!"

    Just a short training session to start, though. No more than 10 minutes for now.



  • FiremystFiremyst Daddy Dragon II RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2008
    Lia nods to Tamaska, telling him to do the best he can and keep his eyes alert. We don't need a repeat of last night. The others need their sleep, after all.
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  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    Gandt, Skald and James manage to erect a decent shelter making use of part of the sail that Gandt salvaged.

    Following Gandt's example, Lirith gathers some of the containers the group is carrying and uses them to capture rain water.

    Gandt scans the area with his magic senses, but detects nothing amiss.

    While Gandt is busy doing this, Avner is busy trying to squeeze his horse in under the shelter. After a brief argument with James, he ties the horse to a gnarled tree near by, grumbling constantly. It's at this point that Gandt confronts the arrogant aristocrat.

    Avner looks at the large dagger, then throws it down at Gandt's feet. "Listen you dolt, you're being paid to protect us. That wench knew the dangers when she signed on."

    Strangely, James doesn't appear to be interested in intervening.
  • TG BarighmTG Barighm Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    Kit is tired of Avner's attitude. He walks right up to the nobleman and knocks him to the ground.

    "Maybe we don't want to protect you anymore. Maybe we like our own hides better than yours. Did you ever consider that? I think you should learn how to defend yourself a bit, because if you don't, I'll throw you off this cliff right now. Come on you pompous windbag, defend yourself!"

    Kit won't actually kill Avner, just scare him a bit. He'll give a nod to the rest of the group to make sure they understand what he's doing...hopefully.

    Kit may not be proficient in unarmed combat, but I'll bet he's a boatload better than Avner at it. biggrin.gif



  • FiremystFiremyst Daddy Dragon II RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2008
    Lia watches the confrontation between the men with a sigh. First, there was the problem with Urol, he was bad enough. Now dealing with Avner is just going to make this trip that much more unpleasant.

    Lia looks at James and notices he's not intervening, so she keeps herself busy scouting around the area. She stays clear of the area until the argument ceases.
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  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    "You dirty goat," Avner says as he scrambles back to his feet and reaches for his sword. The shortsword is decorated with fine jewels and gold trim on the hilt, and Avner holds it with some skill. He lunges at Kit, and only Kit's well made armor manages to deflect the blow.

    Kit takes a swing at Avner, and manages to get sliced deeply across the face. (-5HP).

    Before Kit can retaliate Amelia comes over, sword drawn. "Put your blade away," she snaps at Avner.

    "I don't take orders from you, sea hag," he snaps back.

    "Avner," Urol says calmly from his seated position under the tent. "We've all had a trying day, perhaps a cup of hot tea is in order?"

    "You call that filth tea?" Avner roars, momentarily forgetting Gandt and Kit. "Sewer water would be more pleasant. Hell, I've ..."

    Avner slumps to the ground as Lirith slams the hilt of her shortsword into the back of his head.

    "I've been wanting to do that for weeks," she says with a smile. She then walks over to Kit and offers a small rag to help clean his cut. "We'd better get that tended to, or its going to scar," she says sweetly.

    James sighs, walks out from the awning, and drags Avner underneath it. He says something to Urol, which must have pleased the gnome because he starts laughing before sitting back down to his teas.
  • TG BarighmTG Barighm Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    (Meh. I still bet Kit can own Avner in a duel. With swords anyway)
    * * * * *

    Kit takes the rag. "Why couldn't he do that before? Say, we haven't talked much, have we?" Kit adopts his flirty pose.

    He will seek healing from either Lia, Gandt, or Grove shortly after. He doesn't want a scar.


    Kit suddenly has an idea. "Who would be interested in playing a little prank on our friend Avner?"



  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    "Uh, no we haven't," Lirith replies, then drops to a whisper, "but I wouldn't mind talking some more."

    Lirith smiles a mischievious smile when Kit proposes a prank.
  • TG BarighmTG Barighm Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    (Isn't Lirith involved with somebody? Skald? Avner? I forget who)
  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    (Avner, until he tried to purchase that girl back on the island last chapter wink.gif
  • SoulweaverSoulweaver Member Full Members
    edited February 2008
    Gandt uses up a wand charge to heal Kit only if Grove or Lia don't come forward with spells.

    "Dangling him upside-down off a cliff for a few hours ought to do the trick," Gandt suggests, retrieving his dagger. (But I'm sure Kit has something more creative in mind. :) )
  • FiremystFiremyst Daddy Dragon II RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2008
    Lia used her CLW spell on James earlier and is not taking sides, nor wasting a wand charge for what she feels is little more than roughhousing.
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