[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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Game Update #37 in sequence (file #145]
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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
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.
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]
[Caladan, Strie'bog and Xian allocates some more mana.]
[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.]
[Chion raises his staff toward the Giant and hopes the
[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
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/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ R\__/ %%%%/ \__C \__/ \__/ E
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/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ GB__/ \__/ \ _/ \S_/ \__/ G
\__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \_G/ \__/ T\__ X _ H
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/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ HH__N \__/ K
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/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ K\__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ \__/ M
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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
[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
Xian: "Z'leyra can you levitate down here? I'm not sure
if Trembyl's neck is broken."
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
[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.]
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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