[pnpgm] Game update #74 - file #299 - Spheres and Snakes

Scott Adams longshot at darktech.org
Fri Sep 7 08:49:10 CEST 2007

  HT Alias/Player          Character Name    Type    Status/Notes  Sex
  -- -----------------------------------------------------------------
  R1 John Haight...........Arawn.............Druid  .Normal/Alfar  Ma
  ?? Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
  W2 Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human  Ma
  W3 Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
  R3 Wayne Richardson/Uji..Thig..............Sidh MU.Normal/Faerry Ma
  W2 Robert Maxwell........Strie'bog.........Bard  ..Normal/Human  Ma
  R3 Orion (Paul Broman)...Trembyl...........Wizard..Normal/Human  Ma
  W4 Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human  Fe
  R3 Scott Adams...........Xian..............Wizard..Normal/Human  Ma
  R4 Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human  Fe
     Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra, Boyzdar [Wolf] (Strie'bog),
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     Game Update #54 in sequence (file #299)
     Admin notes: None. 

        From Ben'dar: [Re: Actions]
          Ben'Dar kicks Tef'wo forward at the same instant the wounded
          warrior charges.  Eager to punish the warrior for hurting
          Tef'wo, Ben'Dar lunges forward with his pike.  (He sighs
          inwardly, thinking that the female will probably use magic on
          him, but he doesn't care. Revenge on the warrior is his first
          priority now.)

          His second priority will be to take out the female.  He
          remembers with shame his last fight with a female...
        GM: Ack. 


        From Chion: [Re: Actions]
          Chion thinks aloud, "It would appear that the fighters were
          grown here. Maybe, maybe not. But I have to wonder what will
          happen when we cut one of the cords for the small spheres. Want
          to give it a go?" He inquires towards Z'Leyra knowing she can't
          really answer in voice he waits for her hand signal.
        GM: Ack. 


        From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
          Z'leyra will put her buckler on her back and take a 2 handed
          grip on her staff and then signal that she is ready.
        GM: Ack. 

     [New Stuff]

         [Decalis 16th, 107th day since left Marentia, 42nd day of
          Adventure #3 of the 1633rd year [TH].]

          [Location: Pavassa Forest - Lake Oca/Deep Forest]
          [Time    -  4:01pm]
          [Weather -  Overcast, 60 Degrees]

          [Meanwhile at the Clearing...]

            [Xian allows the Vassa to finish the work of grabbing the
             bodies into one pile.  He sits by Unali and drinks
             some water as he waits for the others to return.
             He speaks to Unali as she works on her chainmail.]

            Xian: "Quite a battle.  Are these things native to
              your land of Katai?"

           [Meanwhile at small storage hutt...]

            [Trembyl and Strie'bog circle the area to look for
             more clues and areas of interest.]

           [Meanwhile at lake water edge in the east...]

              [Chion examines the spheres for several long seconds
               and considers what they could be.  Still staring
               at the spheres he speaks.]

              Chion: "It would appear that the fighters were grown here.
                Maybe, maybe not. But I have to wonder what will happen
                when we cut one of the cords for the small spheres. Want
                to give it a go?"

              [Z'leyra grabs the staff with both hands.  She wonders if
               she were attacked now and to scream in shock or pain
               would the forest explode from her scream?  Could she
               be doing more harm here than good? Chion looks over
               his shoulder and looks at Z'leyra.  Z'leyra nods ready.
               Chion stands and secures his staff on the horse.  He
               then adjusts his sword sheath tilted up so it doesn't
               get wet.  He knows his cloak could get wet so pulls
               it up in a clump on his shoulder so the bottom doesn't
               get wet.  He then selects one sphere that is closest
               to the shore edge.  He pulls his last sai from his
               belt and walks slowly to the water line.  He stares
               at the murky brown water.  He looks at onto the lake
               and wonders if there is some creature in the lake.
               Wonders if the water is dangerous itself.  But the
               lake is fairly big.  It would be reasonable to assume
               that fish are in the lake.  None are floating on
               the surface so maybe that's a good sign.]

              [He places the boot into the water and waits.  The
               base of the boot sinks into the mud slightly but
               doesn't seem to burn from acid or kill him in an
               instant magical zap.  He gives a sigh of relief
               and turns to the sphere a few feet away.  He places
               his other foot in and leans down with both hands.
               Z'leyra watches the water and surrounding area
               but sees nothing of note. Chion then realizes
               he has no gloves so he is unsure if he should
               touch the sphere or not.  With one hand he reaches
               behind the stem of the sphere and uses the sai
               to begin to saw back and forth.  The stem seems
               like most ordinary plants and first resistance is
               hard but soon once the outer skin is cut the
               rest comes fast.  Within a few seconds the stem
               is half cut off.  The sphere begins to bob back
               and forth.  Chion begins to brace himself to move
               back as he finishes the last of the cut.  Within
               another 2 seconds the cord is cut and the sphere
               falls to the water with a "plop".  Chion steps
               back in case it attacks but the sphere just starts
               to float.  The gray skin of the sphere begins to
               turn white and about 10% of it begins to sink just
               below the surface....]

           [Meanwhile in the deep forest in the West...]

             [Turn 1: Phase 1]

               [Ben'dar moves Tef'wo the four feet toward the wounded
                man.  Not being far enough for a good charge he
                brings the Pike forward and tries to hit the already
                wounded man.  The pike slips just to the right of
                the warrior as he dodges just in time.]

               [Farseeker charges toward the female.  He has a good
                20 feet and better charge speed than Ben'dar.  By
                the time he gets to her he swings his great sword
                down on her right shoulder and hits doing 9 points
                of damage to her.]

               [The wounded warrior swings his staff onto Ben'dar's
                right arm and hits but the blow is light enough
                to do no damage.]

               [Arawn seeing Farseeker behind him and the new
                warrior attacking tries to lean down and push
                out of his boot that is stuck in the jelly like goo.]

               [The new warrior on the scene lunges his spear toward
                the female and hits her in the chest drawing black
                blood down her leather clothing.]

               [The female slices her bone dagger toward the
                newcomer and misses entirely.]

             [Turn 1: Phase 2]

               [Ben'dar thrusts his pike and hits the wounded
                warrior in the upper right chest doing the
                damage needed to kill the warrior.  The warrior
                snarls up at Ben'dar and spits some black blood
                out and falls back against the tree.]

               [Farseeker swings down and slices off the female's
                right arm with his great sword.  The arm flies
                off with the dagger still in hand.  She gives
                a scream of pain and collapses to the ground
                face down.]

               [The new warrior twirls his staff and in a spear
                point dives the spear into the female's back
                and does the final points to kill her.]

               [Arawn is able to get out of the boot and turn
                around just in time to pull his sword to see
                the female give a final death breath.  Arawn
                sighs.  If only she could've been captured rather
                than killed.  Warriors like Farseeker act and
                ask questions later.  He shakes his head and
                then hears behind him Thig speak a few words.
                The warrior disappears.]

             [Thig emerges from the forest and lands near the
              female.  Just as Ben'dar arrives to complete the
              circle around the female.  Thig leans down and
              checks the neck.]

             Thig: "No pulse.  If they have pulses."

             [The snake headdress which fell off the female now
              shows wriggling snakes and hissing.  The snakes
              seem to just be attached to the headdress and
              don't seem to move beyond a half foot outwards.]

             Farseeker: "That was quick.  Guess we should've tried
               to capture her.  Sorry guys."

          Actions? Comments?

          Next update Monday...

          GM: Chion/Z'leyra                   - East, Ball/Staff Patch
            , Trembyl/Strie'bog               - West, Storage structure
              Arawn, Thig, Ben'dar, Farseeker - West, Deep forest
              Corona                          - Sky, over lake
              Xian, 4 Vassa, Unali            - Clearing
              Bohusara                        - East, Unknown

          GM: Short update - Hard to concentrate tonight for some
              reason.  I'll do a more detailed update monday if
              I get enough actions.  :)

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