[pnpgm] Game update #64 - File #250 - Running with Wolves
Chris & Karen Wells
ckwells at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 03:11:16 CET 2006
Ben'Dar will stand his ground and finish the wolf near him. He calls out
reassuringly to Tef'wo, commanding him to continue to stand his ground as
On 2/7/06, Scott Adams <longshot at darktech.org> wrote:
> 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 #64 in sequence (file #250]
> Admin notes: None
> From Ben'dar to Z'leyra: [Re: Gods/Magics]
> GM: Apparently was in private email and not the list so this
> may be new to some so posting it here.
> Ben'Dar smiles and shouts back over the thunder of the hooves
> of their horses, "Let us keep the gauntlets to give to your
> Searbhani giant friend. It sounds like fun! You have had
> many adventures before we met. What led you to leave your
> home and become a wanderer?"
> [Z'leyra's email text below]
> As they ride along following the tracks Z'leyra mentions
> "Ben'Dar, those gauntlets the giant had...If you can find a
> buyer, fine. If not, there is a Searbhani giant they might
> fit that I am acquainted with." She grins. "Actually I had
> a night combat with Grok when he grabbed FisherKing while we
> were sleeping. I had to patch the wound I gave Grok with my
> axe after I recognized him as a Searbhani and convinced him
> to let FisherKing go."
> "Of course it might be difficult to find him again, not to
> mention out of the way. My encounter with him was about a
> day's travel to the west of Thaliba City."
> GM: Ack.
> From Ben'dar to Z'leyra: [Re: Magic]
> Ben'Dar's brow wrinkles with confusion at the involved
> discussion of various powers and forces vying for control.
> Distaste clouds his face at the description of the chaos
> alignment. It brightens, however, when Z'leyra speaks of
> Elder forces and the spirits of nature. "You and I share
> that allegiance, my friend. I also serve the forces of
> nature and balance, as do many of the People." Ben'Dar
> replies. "Thank you for the magic protection against the
> chaos. Though I do not understand it, I trust you."
> Ben'Dar goes back to tracking, scanning the area for tracks
> and making a special point to check for an ambush. The
> absence of animal signs in the area makes him suddenly uneasy
> and suspicious that the hunted may have ideas about becoming
> the hunters...
> [Z'leyra's Text]
> After pondering a bit Z'leyra explains "Chaos magic, like
> most or maybe all magic, comes from or through a power. Chaos
> is a power with little or no emapthy or respect for others.
> Those who use it are known for seeking power, with little
> regard for the consequences of its use. A quick rule of
> thumb - those who seek chaos power rarely are going to use
> it to better the lives of others."
> "Chaos gods are known for their violence and evil doings.
> They prefer to inspire fear than love. But they are part
> of the world and help keep it from being too boring. They
> act as a counter to Law, which if unrestricted might make
> everything regimented, allowing no choices but those allowed
> by those in charge or the philosophy they profess to follow."
> "I respect both, they have their place. But I prefer to aid
> Balance, which seeks to keep all in balance. I also serve
> the Elder forces I am allied with. The spirits of nature and
> of the Sidh are individuals of their own thought, but with a
> respect for tradition, for nature and for each other."
> GM: Ack good teaching :)
> From Z'leyra: [Re: Background]
> Z'leyra will also keep glancing around as well as following
> the tracks. Occasionally she will ask the eagle to fly up to
> get a quick scouting from above.
> What led me to leave my home and become a wanderer? The answer
> to that is both long and complex. Very well, the story will
> help pass the time.
> "My father was a notable Ticasi metalsmith, son and apprentice
> to the metalsmith represented on the Council of Scholars. He
> traveled to the Kameran in hopes of learning Kameri
> metalsmithing secrets. He convinced a young shaman to let
> him stay and study. They married. Had children. Her oldest
> children became shamans. She died. My father had to leave
> and could only take one of the children. I was that one.
> Back in Ticasi we found the family fortunes had changed for
> the worse. My grandfather was dead, the position on the
> Council of Scholars taken by a man with a ruthless family
> that I believe sabotaged my father's attempts to regain
> grandfather's position. Meanwhile I studied healing and magic
> at the Great Library. I also became friends with Varange, a
> Faerry Sidh Magician who spent time in Ticasi as a diplomat
> and scholar.
> My father died in a fire...again I have suspicions. My house
> was gone. I was tired of missing the wilds. I had been
> studying for so long I needed a break. A request to deliver
> an item as a dying request gave me impetus to leave. So I
> traveled to Malnon.
> Once at Malnon I made the delivery and received a message
> from Varange requesting help. So I tracked Varange down and
> met the other members of the party. During my travels I have
> had a number of excitings instances filled with risk and
> danger...but those I shall leave for other times to tell."
> GM: Ack. Good interaction.
> From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
> Z'leyra grabs her staff while rolling to her feet and strikes
> to subdue a wolf.
> She tells Ben'Dar to strike to subdue.
> She tells the eagle he is welcome to attack any wolf attacking
> them or the horses ("from above and behind works best as you
> She will move to attack the wolves in such a way as to protect
> Ben'dar's back or the nearest horse. Preferably both.
> GM: Ack.
> From Ben'dar: [Re: Actions]
> Ben'Dar knows something of the hunting tactics of the wolves
> of the prairies and fears that they will drive off Z'leyra's
> horse and then team up on it to make their kill. "Look to
> your horse! The wolves will take her down if she's driven off
> on her own!"
> Ben'Dar spins about and attacks the wolf behind him with his
> spear. He is attempting to drive the wolf off and knows that
> a mere flesh wound will probably do the trick...probably. So
> he will attempt to injure, not kill in the first attack, but
> if the wolf persists in its attack, Ben'Dar will go for the
> (ooc: once he has dealt with the wolf next to him (i.e.
> driven off or killed it), he will take several running strides
> and leap up on Tef'wo's back, wheeling him about and driving
> off any wolves near Z'leyra and/or her horse.)
> [Z'leyra's text above quoted removed same as above]
> GM: Ack.
> [Info - For reminder to me and you]
> Group 1 - Balrog, Kasha, Thig, Strie'bog, Trembyl, Unali, Zaka
> Group 2 - Caladan, Chion, Xian, Jordi, Farseeker
> Group 3 - Z'leyra, Ben'dar
> [New Stuff]
> Octaqi 17, in the 163rd Year [TH]
> [Meanwhile somewhere in the open plains - Location 7 miles
> south-east of Caladan's village. Roughly 2.5 hour ride.
> Time: Roughly 12:22pm]
> [Map Information - Current Location
> - is 8 Miles SE of Caladan's village (2.6 hour ride)
> - is 3.5 Miles E of 2nd Gravesite (1.6 hour ride)
> - is 5 Miles E of Elder's Village (2.1 hour ride roughly)
> [Stats on distance are tracking time. +1 mile since last update]
> Turn 1: Phase 1
> [Melee & Movement]
> [Z'leyra's horse calms down and turns to watch the
> action. Tef'wo roars around and waits for his master.]
> [Ben'dar swings to the right and grips the spear with his
> left hand. He pushes it toward the wolf's back but misses
> [Z'leyra stands gripping her staff and tries a sweeping
> attack on the wolf but misses by a mere inch.]
> [Two of the wolves turn and charge Ben'dar growling.
> They both leap for Ben'dar but both miss their attacks
> as Ben'dar sidesteps in time for both. This attack
> surprises Ben'dar as they aren't even looking at the
> [The 3rd wolf charges toward Z'leyra and leaps. It
> bites and makes contact on her upper right arm but
> the leather/ring armor protects all but 1 point. The
> bite got through heavy armor and still does 1 point
> of a bite wound.]
> [The Eagle hears Z'leyra's words but decides to take high
> to the air to scout to make sure no other surprises can
> hit the party in the knee high grass.]
> Turn 1: Phase 2
> [Melee & Movement]
> [Ben'dar tries again to hit a wolf with his spear but
> misses its body by 2 inches..]
> [Z'leyra leaps to the right and swings down her staff
> right on the nose of her attacking wolf. The staff
> hits and slams the wolf to the ground doing a 24
> point blow. Blow gushes out its nose as it hits the
> ground and doesn't move.]
> [One of the wolves diverts from Ben'dar and charges
> Z'leyra but its bite attack fails to make contact
> and reach.]
> [The 2nd wolf leaps at Ben'dar and is able to get its
> head under his arm. The wolf bites Ben'dar in the
> right side but the 7 point bite doesn't penetrate
> the thick dragon armor. [No Damage]]
> GM: Actions for phase 3 and 4? 2 Wolves to go and 1 still.
> Ben'dar you can make a leap for the horse but as you
> suspect they'd use it as a chance for a flanking attack.
> [Meanwhile somewhere in the mountains to the east of
> Woundenal's Cabin Time: c. 10:12am]
> [While Jordi and Chion look down into the valley...]
> [Farseeker lunges forward and takes his sword and swings
> it at the last rider. The blade smacks the rider and
> does 7 points of damage but the rider remains on the
> [The rider swings his horse and slaps the rope and spurs.
> The horse lurches forward at a fast speed while he holds
> onto his side from the wound.]
> [The horse makes 30 feet forward then faster.]
> [Caladan speaks a few quick words and raises his staff
> and from it a lightning bolt fires forward. It hits
> the rider's back doing 17 points of damage as sparks
> fly out the chest of the rider. The rider falls down to the
> ground as the horse slows down and eventually stops.]
> [Farseeker and Xian gather the horses together. Caladan
> waves to Jordi and Chion to join them at any time.]
> Xian: "Nice staff."
> Caladan: "One from Clima. I didn't know till about a month
> ago it had the lightning inside."
> [Farseeker kneels and inspects the first body. He removes
> the robe to look inside the masked rider who was dressed
> like desert riders. When he does he gasps. His face
> turns pale then he rushes to the other and does the same
> inspection and stands up.]
> Xian: "What's the matter?"
> Farseeker: "These two are females...."
> Caladan: "The one I got is male..."
> [Farseeker drops his great sword to the ground and turns
> Farseeker: "I've never killed a female before."
> Xian: "What about the priestess on clima?"
> Farseeker: "Just the bodyguards." [He turns to face
> Xian] "This is your fault. We rushed in too quickly.
> We could've done something else!"
> Xian: "Like what? In minutes they'd be around that corner
> and heading for the castle fortress. We'd have to
> go to other--"
> Farseeker: "Other plans would've been better!"
> Caladan: "You've never killed a female in all these years?"
> Farseeker: "No! If I knew..."
> Xian: "If you knew what? Try to capture? We had to take
> them down before they were seen by the castle!"
> Farseeker: "We don't even know if these are bad people."
> Xian: "They're L'p'nth!"
> Farseeker: "You know this for sure?"
> Caladan: "They are. The clothing fits. The horses aren't
> the greatest. Zen'da wouldn't be found on these horses.
> This mark here." [He points to the neck of one of the
> females] "This small mark is made when they enter one
> of their Lilith groups. Its small but it looks like
> a half hag half female. She's definitely L'p'nth. From
> her age she could've been an acolyte in the faith."
> [Farseeker nods then shakes his head. He walks away and
> tries to breath and recover. Xian looks concerned]
> Caladan: "He'll be fine. I'm sure. Just a shock."
> [All 3 riders are dead.]
> Xian: "So what's the plan?"
> GM: Actions? Comments?
> [Meanwhile at Zaka's village - Location 6 miles south-east
> of Caladan's village. Roughly 2.5 hour ride.
> Time: Roughly 10:55am]
> Zaka: "Must help him! I can't. Do you have a healer?
> Maybe we should send for Cetric!"
> Thig: "Do you have a healer in your village?"
> Zaka: "He is our healer! Our shaman! If he dies!"
> [Thig turns to Strie'bog.]
> Thig: "I can heal him but is your ability better?"
> Zaka: "Hurry!"
> Thig: "I can try."
> [Zaka pushes Thig away.]
> Zaka: "Not you! I don't know what you are!"
> [Meanwhile outside the others finally douse the Tipi fire
> and inspect the village.]
> [Inside the elder lying on his back begins to cough up
> blood. Two stab wounds are running fast with blood and
> looks like one lung is punctured.]
> Thig: "Our healer is far from here...."
> GM: Actions? Comments. See last update if unsure what
> happened last time.
> Actions? Comments?
> Next update Friday..
> For Group 1 - Actions? Comments? Questions?
> For Group 2 - Actions? Comments? Questions?
> For Group 3 - Actions? Comments? Questions?
> GM: A short update. If you guys get too busy to reply I can
> do this. I can post updates ONCE a week on friday. This
> will slow things down a bit but give you more free time
> to do more important things. Let me know what you think
> of this idea. I'm willing either way.
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