[pnpgm] Game update #37 - File #145 - Turn 1: Phase 4 Giant Combat

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  HT Alias/Player          Character Name    Type    Status/Notes  Sex
  -- -----------------------------------------------------------------
  R3 Balrog................Balrog............Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
  ?? Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
  R4 Tom Crockett..........Caladan...........Wizard..Normal/Human  Ma
  R1 Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human  Ma
  W3 Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
  W2 Sergi Sallent.........Jordi.............Wizard..Normal/Elf    Ma
  R4 Tim Falkenberg........Malradh ben Kasha.Merc....Normal/Human  Ma
  R3 Wayne Richardson/Uji..Thig..............Sidh MU.Normal/Faerry Ma
  Do Robert Maxwell........Strie'bog.........Artist..Normal/Human  Ma
  R3 Orion (Paul Broman)...Trembyl...........Wizard..Normal/Human  Ma
  W3 Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human  Fe
  R3 Scott Adams...........Xian..............Wizard..Normal/Human  Ma
  W2 Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human  Fe
     Animals: Ventrius/Pogo Thig's dogs, Firesnake of Caladan's,
       Z'Leyra's Eagle, 2 Draft Horses, Wolf - Boyzdar
       6 Captured Zen'da Horses
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        From Unali: [Re: Actions]
          Unali readies her daggers and exits the tent. She will use
          her skills to get away from the fire and around the giant,
          so she can approach it from the back. Then she will attack
          with both daggers, hoping to surprise the giant from behind.
        GM: All ok.   Ack. 

        From Ben'dar: [Re: Actions]
          So...are we trying to subdue this giant or kill him?
        GM: Seems it hasn't been decided.  But the Giant is likely
          out to kill you guys.  :)

        From Jordi: [Re: Actions]
          OOC: Ben'dar knows Jordi well enough to know that he will
          try to kill the giant, unless it fall unconscious and the
          rest of the party decides to capture it.  Jordi dislikes

          Jordi concentrates, and moves to the SW; then, he moves the
          fog, so it engulfs the giant, trying to place the giant in
          the center of it, so no matter where does it moves, it remains
          in the center of the fog...

          "Balrog, move to your right; Thig, call the dogs!!!"

          In the meanwhile, Jordi will fire to the Giant, unless, of
          course, someone is in his LOS, and there is a risk of hitting

          Jordi's idea is to atract the Giant to his position (the Giant
          will know from where the arrows that are hitting him come), and
          then distract him enough time to give the party time to regroup
          and reorganize.
        GM: Actually most Elfs dislike Giants.  Especially your people
          in the Wild Forest where Forest Giants cause constant problems.
          Call the dogs forward or away? :)  Ack.  

    [New Stuff]

     Octaqi 14, in the 163rd Year [TH]
       Location: River Sch (E) Riverbank, Zen'da Plains, 306 Miles
         North of Asichi City, Heading East from River

     [Turn 1: Phase 4]

       [Mana Allocation]

         [Caladan, Strie'bog and Xian allocates some more mana.]

       [Missile Fire]

         [Thig underestimated the speed of the giant.  He wanted
          to get a face shot but is behind the giant now.  He
          fires his magical repeating crossbow at the Giant and
          hits for 9 points of damage past the tough skin as the
          dart penetrates muscle.]

         [Strie'bog aims at the tall giant only seen in the dim
          outline of the torch on the ground and fires.  The
          arrow flies right over the invisible Z'leyra who Strie'bog
          does not see and flies toward the giant.  It hits
          but bounces off the giant.  Only did 2 points and his
          natural hide armor is 2.  There was no spark of fire so
          Strie'bog suspects the Fire Arrow spell failed. :<]
         GM: If you wish to recast FA it will take 2 more phases.

         [Jordi at point blank range with his longbow fires at the
          Giant.  While Thig hits in the back Jordi hits in the
          right upper arm (which is huge enough for a leg of a human).
          The arrow penetrates thick muscle and does 13 points of
          damage to the giant who roars in anger.]

       [Magic Effect]

         [Chion raises his staff toward the Giant and hopes the
          spell works...]

         [Xian stands up and casts a quick spell. He steps over
          the edge and levitates.  He then lowers himself dwon
          the chasm toward Trembyl.]

         [Caladan now with a good line of sight finishes his spell
          and extends both hands in a outward cup fashion.  Out
          shoots a tiny sphere of fire that expands and moves
          at 20 feet per second toward the giant.  It grows into
          a fireball that is 5 feet in diameter.  Caladan not seeing
          the invisible Z'leyra only 10 feet away and to the right.
          The fireball just passes within 1.5 feet of Z'leyra. She
          feels the heat, it burns soem of her hand and dries out
          her mouth quickly as the gush of hot air hits her and
          passes her.  The fireball arcs upward as Caladan planed
          to go the height of the giant not straight up.  Caladan
          just hopes the FB doesn't pass the giant.  But it doesn't
          and hits the upper chest/shoulders of the giant's back.
          It does a massive 25 points of damage to the Giant's back
          and tears/rips/burns the skin.  Those close can smell the
          scent of burnt flesh as the Giant roars in anger.]
         GM: The dogs were only 3 feet off ground so not hit.
           The mist however some of it was hit by the edge of the
           FB and burnt off but only about 2 square feet of it.
           It should rebellow out to full length though soon.

         GM: Wow!  The damage is enough to throw the giant swaying
           back and forth.  47 points of damage in one phase so
           far without melee damage.  Rolling for balance he fails
           that simple task.  Now to see where hr falls. Good
           hex side #4 so he falls down.  He is facing hex side 6
           to the NW.  So he falls to the back and left.  Where
           no one is there luckilly to be fallen on.  If he fell
           on the dogs (certain death), horse (possible death)
           or balrog (maybe death) it could've been worse.  Dang
           good damage you guys I was hoping he'd get in at least
           one good blow :)  You know GM has too cherr for the
           bad guys SOMETIMES! :)

       [Melee & Movement]

         [Ben'dar charges toward the Giant with pike and stops
          at the Giant.  He swings down nad slices some Giant
          chest doing 9 points of damage.  The giant slumps to
          the ground and doesn't move.]

        [Map at end of combat]

         1         2         3         4         5         6         7
/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__%%%%%%%  \__/  \__/  \__/  A
\__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  %%%%%%%__/  \__/  \__/  \  B
/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__%%%J%%%  \__/  \__/  \__/  C
\__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  %%%%%%%__/  \__/  \__/  \  D
/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/ R\__/ %%%%/  \__C  \__/  \__/  E
\__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \_G/D \__/  \__Z  \__U  \__/  \_ F
/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/ GB__/  \__/  \ _/  \S_/  \__/  G
\__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \_G/  \__/ T\__       X        _ H
/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/         Q          I 
\__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/F \__/  \__/  \__/  \_ J
/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/ HH__N  \__/  K
\__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \HHH  \__/  \_ L
/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/ K\__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  M
\__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \_ N
/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  O
\__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \__/  \_ P

    Player  ID Loc      Notes                            
   Balrog    R [E39] [On Horse]
   Ben'dar   B [G40] [On Horse] 
   Caladan   C [E55] [with firesnake]
   Chion     N [K61] [Over Blanket]
   Farseeker F [J47] [On horse]
   Jordi     J [C46] [On foot, Mist 15 feet around [%-mist]]
   Kasha     K [M39] [On horse]
   Thig      T [H48] [In air-180 feet]
   Dogs      D [F41] [Thig's dogs]
   Strie'bog S [G59] [Near his tent]   [with wolf]
   Trembyl   Q [I59] [In Chasm - 32 feet below]
   Unali     U [F58] 
   Xian      X [H59] 
   Z'leyra   Z [F52] 

   H = Each H is a horse with blanket over it for warmth.  
       Normally not kept this close to people due to smell and
       other falling debris from them but the cool night has
       made it better to stay at least reasonably close to the
   G = G39 [Facing NW]


   [Combat Time -

      1 Turn - 4 phases - 12 seconds - fast combat]

   [Experience - ]

      Player     CEP   MEP  Expertise   Notes
     Jordi        -     4       2      Concealing Mist Max EL
     Jordi      117     -      18      Longbox x1 13 Damage CDF 9!
     Thig         -     4       4      EL0 Invisibie spell
     Thig        81     -      18      Repeating Crossbow 9 damage CDF 9!
     Xian         -     8       8      EL0 Invisibie spell
     Z'leyra      -     6       4      ELMax Invisible spell
     Z'leyra      -     9       2      ELMax Orient Self
     Z'leyra      -     5       2      ELMax Dark Sight
     Strie'bog    -     5       2      ELMax Blessing on Ben'dar
     Strie'bog    -     -       1      Fire Arrow Failure
     Caladan      -    98      28      Fireball EL5 MDV 14
     Ben'dar     27     -      18      Pike 3 Damage

     Combat MVP - Jordi with the most damage from non-magic (13)
     Magic  MVP - Caladan with magical damage (25)

     Congratulations to Ben'dar +1 EL in Spear - Fight (Pike)

   [Ammo Use - ]

     Player       Ammo Used
     Jordi       -1 Arrow
     Thig        -1 Dart
     Strie'bog   -1 Arrow

   [Player Damage - ]

        Player          Damage          Status
        Kasha             9       32% Down - Moderate
        Trembyl           9       27% Down - Moderate
        Balrog            7       46% Down - Heavy
        Jordi             1        4$ Down - Light


     GM: Since no one mentioned healing the previous hippogriff combat
       folks (Jordi/Kasha) will handle that now.  I was waiting to
       allow some to get experience.

       Guess will let Jordi heal naturally 2 hours before this
       combat after midnight.  Jordi does heal and heals to 100%

       For Kasha after the hippogriff combat Xian will heal
       him and uses a spell.  In doing so he heals 8 of the 9
       points.  Then with Jordi he heals naturally the 1 point
       back before the Giant combat.

       This leaves Balrog and Trembyl for the Giant combat.
       Inspected afterwards Balrog has a sprained foot but not
       broken and a bruised rear end mainly.  If anyone wants
       to heal him say so if not Xian will do it :)  Anyone
       need experience?


   [After the battle -

    Xian levitates down to Trembyl and inspects him.  He overs
     just above so not to shift the dirt and create a landslide.
     Kasha/Farseeker gather the horses up together again.
     Caladan lights torches with his fire magic and gets some
     lights going again.  A new campfire will have to be made
     soon enough.

     Xian: "Z'leyra can you levitate down here?  I'm not sure
       if Trembyl's neck is broken."
     Z'leyra: "Yes."
     Xian: "Then come down.  Best not to take ropes as the
       earth is not too secure.  A landslide could bury him
       and me.  Once you inspect him with your healer skills
       I can then teleport him topside for further treatment."
     [Z'leyra casts a levitate spell and hovers down to Xian
      and Trembyl.  She bends down and inspects Trembyl as best
      she can.  In the dim light until torches are tossed down.
      Z'leyra takes a few seconds to inspect him and finds his
      neck is intact.  But his right leg is broke and a small
      rib section is broke on the left side.  Xian asks if
      there is internal bleeding but as far as Z'leyra can tell
      there is none.  Xian satisfied prepares to lift them up
      to the topside.  Z'leyra decides with both spells active
      they can levitate all 3 up slowly back up topside without
      a teleport spell.  It takes about 15 seconds to finally
      get all 3 back up to level ground.] 

     [Z'leyra sets to treating Trembyl both with skill and magic.
      She places hands on his leg and rib for magic after she
      treats him for a healing spell.  The spell goes over Trembyl's
      body and heals 8 points of damage.  Together with the healer
      skill the bone is set and rib is fixed.  Any internal damage
      is also fixed.  Trembyl is now completely healed.]

     GM: I'm sure Alex wouldn't mind as he'd do this anyways :)

     [Trembyl soon wakes up, dazed but confused as to what all
      happened.  He is informed.  ]


   [The Giant is inspected and finds that he is a one eyed
    Giant.  A Earth Giant based on the magic he used (earthquake).

    Caladan approaches the Giant and sighs.
    Caladan: "Drogo.  I didn't realize it was him."
    Kasha: "You know it...err...him?"
    Caladan: "Not directly.  I was a kid when I first heard of
      him. He is a giant that caused trouble for many many
      years on the plains.  He would hunt down warriors to eat
      them.  A elder shaman, now dead, negoitated a truce with
      him.  We'd furnish a sheep here...cow there...buffalo there..
      when food was scarce as long as he'd leave us alone.  It
      was in his interest to leave us alone.  He knew we could
      easilly mount up and kill him with a band of warriors if
      we wanted to.  He decided he'd take the deal.  [He turns
      to the others] You must remember most shamans hate to take
      any life including giants...mean giants.  While the shaman
      was laughed at it actually worked out.  Word got around to
      other raiders that a giant roamed the eastern lands and
      it sorta worked out he protected us.  Which wasn't true
      of course but they didn't know it.   Sad to see him go
      like this in some way but happy in another."
     Kasha: "if he was at peace why attack us?"
     Balrog: "Yeah!  I was just riding and saw something lift up
       out of the ground and then started after me."
     Caladan: "It probably thought the horse was a large cattle
       type animal.  I do know giants get enraged and once in
       battle mode don't quit.  He may have realized his mistake
       but been in fury mode to stop."
     Balrog: "So we killed him for no good reason?"
     Farseeker: "He'd have killed us!"

     Thig: "He's actually still alive and breathing.  Just
       unconscious.  What shall we do?"

     Balrog: "What about his lair?"
     Caladan: "No good.  This particular giant lives up your
       way [he looks at Strie'bog] in the forests to the
       far north.  During the winter he migrates south through
       the plains to the mountains south of the plains to
       some cave lair there.   His lair could be hundreds if
       not a thousand miles from here.  Even if we knew where
       it was."

     [The one eyed giant has no shirt but animal skin type leather
      pants.  He wears some studded leather gauntlets and has
      nothing else on him.]
     Thig: "These gauntlets are magical."

     [Being giant sized gauntlets they are 3 times the normal human
      size for a arm.  So any human wearing them would easilly
      have them slip off.]

     Actions?  Comments?
     Next update Monday...

     1.  Anyone want to heal Balrog?
     2.  What to do with Giant?
         Kill?  Heal and leave?  Leave and let die?
     3.  Time will have to be taken to collect lost gear in the

     I will likely work up a supplement update for the next
     day and the start of the real adventure details of the
     party entering Caladan's village.  If you wish to do
     anything or say anything let me know.  Unsure if supplement
     or next update will be out tomorrow or monday.  We shall see.

     Oh.  Also bottom of the game website has a possible image
     of what the giant might look like. Two of them.  Check it
     out if interested.  Will remove them end of next week.

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