[pnpgm] Game Update #221 - File #1396 - Farewell to Allies....
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HT Aliaver/Player Character Name Type Status/Notes Sex
R1.John Haight...........Arawn.............Druid .Normal/Alfar Ma
??.Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
R4.Tom Corckett..........Caladan...........Wizard Normal/Human Ma
W2.Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human Ma
W3.Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
--.Tobie Bonahoom........Fremea............Sidh....Normal/Faerry Fe
R1.David Sanders.........Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human Ma
R4.J H Hooten............Raban.Usherwood...Bard....Normal/Human..Ma
W4.Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human Fe
R4.Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human Fe
R1 NPC...................Zhou Kiwat........Noble...Normal/Human..Ma
Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra, Tef'wo (Horse) Ben'dar,
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Game Update #221 in sequence (file #1396)
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[Augado 10th, 1634TH]
[Location: Middle Katai Plains]
[ Mountains west of Pamau]
[Time: 2:27:40 pm]
Fremea repositions herself again to the other side to wait for
the Vong warriors to continue descending. The stupid warriors
seem oblivous to their own danger. She raises the bow again
and fires six more arrows from the one normal arrow. The 6th
arrow fails to hit anything and lands somewhere far below. But
five do hit their targets. Vong #2 wounded badly from past
damage is hit in the lower right chest but his armor blocks
it and the armor bounces to the step below. Vong #3 it his
by one arrow in his right shoulder doing another 3 point blow.
Vong #5 is middle left ribs for 1 more point of damage.
Vong #6 of the group of 9 is hit also in the right shoulder
with an arrow for 1 point of damage. Vong #7 is hit in the
upper right chest doing 6 points just above his heart if that
is their heart location.
Inside the small home Ben'dar thrusts at he last Vong to
kill but his spear misses him by a good half foot as he
dodges the strike.
Z'leyra however gets a full swing with her magical war staff
and hits the creature's right back just below his ribs doing
the final damage to kill the Vong.
Squirt exits the collapsed cave and is carrying what looks
like a small rat in his mouth. It drops it on the floor
and sniffs at it. Then swipes his claw at the docile creature
who doesn't give much a challenge. The red eyed beast then
seems bored and runs toward Kell.
Before Arawn can react to alert Raban, the giant leaves
the empty home and runs northward to the next row of homes.
Farseeker continues toward the stairs to head up.
Arawn sees Raban leave the threshold of the home at the
end of the row. Before he could react he is gone from view
but now Arawn knows his general direction. Arawn runs eastward
to the next home. Opening he finds 3 Vong clearly dead. More
work done by Raban and Lin. Arawn continues onward to the next
Kell tells the Living Earth that they can help if they so
wish to do so. But speaking to the creatures are like talking
to a rock wall. Which it happens to be that way. They show
no real emotion and its like figuring out if a plant is happy.
Kell does not wish to upset the gods for future summoning so
decides it is time to banish his pals. After all he is proud
they killed over 40 Vong by themselves and destroyed a few of
Captain Lin exits the home seeing Raban leave and finds where
the giant went to and runs after him.
the three crack open the flyer they are attacking. Lucky
for the Vong it is empty. But there is a full scar and
rip down the spine of the flyer.
The Vong on the east stairs pull out arrows and continue
to descend. The leader grumbles that they should have
gotten more Skitters so they can just hover down to the
ground much faster.
Caladan seeing Will on the ground jogs up to Farseeker
and points to show him the body. "We should check on
Kiet watches Farseeker and then back at Kell. he doesn't
like getting near the flyers in case there might be some
enemy inside. He knows Fremea mentioned the place was
clear but that doesn't mean they could be inside. So he
watches with rope in hand and ready to help Kell.
[Time: 2:27:43 pm]
Fremea repositions to another firing angle and shoots the
one normal arrow so it can subdivide into 5 more. All arrows
hit targets. Vong #2 is hit again for another 1 point blow
against his upper left back. Vong #3 is hit in the right
rear shoulder doing 4 points and on the left upper rear back
doing 3 more points. Vong #5 is hit in the left arm but
his thick leather armor protects him and the arrow bounces
off. Vong #7 takes arrow in the back of his skull but
the rear bony ridge that protects his skull shields him from
a cranial brain piercing. The arrow is dug in deep but
the arrow only damages his body ridge for 5 points. But
the warrior is clearly shaken by the damage. Vong #9 is
hit in the right upper back doing 8 points.
As Caladan and Farseeker look to Will's body a blue haze
forms nearby him. Chion then appears and walks the few feet
toward the woodsman. He kneels down and checks out the body.
Kell speaks the words and waves his free hand to the runt
of the elementals. In a couple of seconds the smaller one
vanishes as he is banished back to his plane.
Squirt climbs onto the clothing of Kell and rests his
small body around the shoulder of the trader.
Raban continues another 30 feet to the north.
Farseeker stops and watches Chion check out Will. At this
distance of over 200 feet it is hard to tell the situation.
Z'leyra exits the home heading west to the next (H13). As
she runs pulling Ben'dar with her he notices her speed spell
has worn off. Getting to the home she opens it to find 3
Vong warriors. All there are just about to exit and notice
the door open. In fact it seems Ben'dar is pulling Z'leyra
toward the home as his speed seems to be going on. At
the threshold, Ben'dar releases the shaman's hand and lunges
forward at the one on the left. His spear stabs him in the
middle left chest through some ribs doing 8 points of damage.
Arawn figures the last two homes were probably cleared. If
Lin and Raban are heading there then those may not be. He
decides to skip the last two homes and runs northward. It
might not be good to yell to them as he is a good 30 feet
behind them. That could alert those inside the homes of
what is going on. Though he is amazed that the idiots inside
the homes are still not aware of the situation.
Captain Lin now level with Arawn but 40 feet away runs
northward to catch up with the Giant.
The remaining two elementals seem to not even notice the
missing member. They seem content on destroying the flyer
and looks to the others.
The three Vong facing Ben'dar and an invisible Z'leyra act.
Two of them turn to attack Ben'dar. The first fails in his
wild swing. But the second ducks down and stabs the barbarian
in his leg doing 7 points of damage. The leg is shredded so
bad half of it is hanging off. Ben'dar screams in pain and
collapses into the home on his left side. The third one on
the right ducks outside to check on any other enemy. Seeing
no one but now a oddly ruined home he looks puzzled. When
did the home get destroyed?
The 9 on the stairs continue downward. One Vong pulls the
arrow out of a comrade's rear bone ridge on his skull. the
one damage doesn't even flinch to this.
Z'leyra seeing Ben'dar scream and very badly wounded reacts
as fast as she can even though her speed is normal. With
the 3rd warrior stepping out and looking around she takes
that opportunity and swings left, upwards and slams the
war staff down onto the exposed back of the Vong's neck.
Since he is crouched his back neck is easily a nice target.
The blow slams the Vong onto the ground doing 17 points
of damage. But the blow also breaks his spine from the
back to his skull. Before he hits the ground the warrior
is dead from the damage. But as does all this she yells
out Ben'dar's name in frustration. Though a item on her
gives her bravery to stand the situation the strong will
to help the fallen warrior overcomes that and she breaks
her silence revealing her position.
Caladan watches as Chion continues to check Will and
looks back to Kell and Kiet. He takes the chance to look
up and realizes maybe Chion killed the Shaper. How did
he find her though?
Kiet glances back to the dead body of the Shaper. Half
of a Orb, as if it was chopped in half by a blade, is seen
on her shoulder. He wonders who might have helped them
or maybe it was a missing party member.
[Time: 2:27:46 pm]
Fremea repositions herself again. As she does she seems to
recall something fast fall to the left of her. It was so
fast but unsure what it was. Just whatever it was hope it
doesn't harm the others. She raises her bow again and fires.
All six make their targets with two of the arrows hitting
two of the Vong twice. Vong #3 takes another arrow in his
upper right chest doing another point of damage. Vong #5
takes a arrow in his upper left chest going very deep in
giving him 16 points of damage. Vong #6 is hit by 2 arrows
one in the right arm but bounces off and in his neck but
the neck crab armor also makes the arrow bounce to the ground.
Vong #11 is hit by two arrows as well. One bounces off his
right arm leathers. The other hits him in the right leg
but the thick leather also doesn't allow it to penetrate.
Kell recasts the banishment ritual and sends another of
the creatures away.
Ben'dar knows he is badly wounded and near death. He
tries to roll westward to avoid certain death blow. But
he realizes the speed spell on himself also wears off. He
tries to swing his spear upward in a clearly defensive
parry to block any blow.
In front of Farseeker and Caladan another blue haze
forms and Chion and Will appear. He tells the he is alive
but in bad shape.
Raban continues northward and ends up about 10 feet from
the home now.
Farseeker rushes to check Will out. "Pulse is weak. He
might make it." He glances south to the tower and pieces
it together. The crazy woodsman likes to fly like at the
carnival grounds. Maybe the magic ended and he fell.
Ben'dar grabs his crippled leg with one free hand as he
tries to use his other hand to parry with any Vong that
may come after him.
Arawn rushes forward to catch up with Raban and Lin.
Lin passes the invisible Arawn and catchces up with Raban.
This time the remaining elemental, the giant of the three,
notices his fellow rock elementals are gone. But it remains
emotionless and considers heading to the next flyer but
it seems the task here is done. It seems to sense the
end is near and remains silent watching Kell.
The Vong react. The remaining two turn to hear Z'leyra's
voice but do not see her. Actually Z'leyra finds this to be
better as it will distract them from Ben'dar. Both turn and
swipe at her crossing the amphistaves clearly trained in this
maneuver. It seems engaged in with a enemy can't see then
cross the weapons and chances are you'll hit them. One amphistaff
hits her in the left ribs but her magical chainmail protects her.
The other however slams hard against her right shoulder and
going upwards to her ear and skull. But the deadly hit which
would have killed most normal humans with 16 points of damage
does nothing. Her magical dragon helm and chainmail blocks the
The 9 Vong continue downward on the steps including the one
with the hole in his rear skull bone ridge. At least there
is no tissue there or it might get messy.
Z'leyra glances down and sees Ben'dar is at least moving.
So she swings at one of the Vong but he is just able to
shift out of the length of the weapon.
Caladan asks Chion, "can you heal him?" He knows Chion
is no healer but of the group here might be his best bet.
Caladan also suspects the large sailor has a few tricks
under his belt.
Kiet watches Kell banish two of them with more ease than
he had in the past. He seems more experienced and resolute.
[Time: 2:27:49 pm]
Fremea repositions for another firing spree. She fires
the bow's normal arrow and it copies itself. One arrow goes
wild and misses. But the other 5 arrows do hit Vong. Vong #3
it his in the left middle back doing 3 points of additional
damage. Vong #6 is hit twice by arrows one in the middle
left ribs but doesn't penetrate his crab armor. The
other arrow does penetrate his neck arm doing 2 points.
But the damage isn't critical to any sensitive area. Vong #5
is hit by two arrows as well both doing massive damage. The
first hits him in the left shoulder for 10 points and the
other hits in the lower left abdomen for 14 points. But this
is overkill as he is killed by the excess damage. Fremea smiles
at the 3rd to fall out of 11. But she then realizes that
she is visible.
Kell casts the final banishment to send the giant 25 foot
tall rock elemental away. It disappears with no frills.
Kell ends the spell with a very almost inaudible thank you
to the creatures as well to Domiel.
Raban gets to the home (C15) and opens it to only find it
empty of anything including gear. He jogs to the next one
to the west.
Farseeker watches Chion carefully. He knows the sailor
has good if not equal healing skills than Z'leyra. But
unlike her Chion usually doesn't have healing materials.
Chion uses his healing skill to quickly asses the damage.
He determines that somehow one wound on his lower abdomen
exposed under the transmuted armor seems to have been healed.
He isn't sure how or what did it. This means a second healing
could endanger his life further. Including a simple revive
spell to wake him.
Ben'dar growls at his wound and knows he could be killed
in this stinking home. In grueling pain he sits up and
grabs the spear in both hands. he stabs upward to the
unsuspecting Vong's right ribs almost behind him doing
25 points of damage penetrating deep in his ribs. Ben'dar
howls a battle cry not often used.
Arawn ends up again 10 feet from Raban and should be able
to touch him any minute. But he figures that might not be
good to startle a giant with a grip that could twist a
dragon's head off.
Kell turns to finally notice Chion and a very inactive
Will some distance away.
Captain Lin's runs after Raban heading toward the next home.
The two Vong inside the home realize there is indeed a second
enemy attacking them. The one just badly wounded turns and
stabs Ben'dar in the chest but this time the armor protects
him from the amphistaff snake spear head. The other thrusts
at Z'leyra but fails to make contact with her.
The final 8 of the Vong on the stairs continue downward.
Z'leyra swings on the one Vong attacking her but the crafty
warrior ducks back just in time to avoid the staff.
Caladan watches Chion and pulls out some cloth from his
bag so he can use for the wounds.
Kiet gives a light sigh of relief at seeing the creatures
gone. Sure they were helpful but if they go berserk in
some mishap of the spell they would kill everyone.
[Time: 2:27:52 pm - Next/Current phase]
GM: I only did 4 phases. Mainly due to time and
wanted to get some reactions to things since
there was a lack of posts/actions. Also want
to remind folks to pay attention to your mana
and health via the Mana/health report. It is
very easy to get to single digits in both areas.
This assumes BASIC casting ability. If you add
in a wand or staff then you'll be able to cast
more in theory.
GM: Situation Report -
Arawn - Got your email on getting close. I will get
you with Raban/Lin next phase. Any particular
dialogue? What's the procedure now with humans
and such now that you do have a thrall? Same thing?
Fremea - Now visible. Sadly the mana got to some critical
levels. I meant to find you in chat but I think we
missed each other. Sorry. I probably should have
warned you before the multi-spell. But the spell
did kill 3 Vong Two more are almost dead. So it
will help to drain their numbers. If you need a
full mana total let me know and I'll send it in chat.
Congrats! Another CEL earned! The reports says +2
but that's since the combat started in mount.
Kell - You did mention to send them home. So I took
a bit of liberty doing so. EL1 spells since the MDV
limit is there. I was figuring to get email back
from last night but guess was busy. No big deal!
If this is a problem let me know. Technically you
still have a pact going. Congrats! +1 EL in Banish.
Kiet - Sorry its probably boring for you. Maybe I can
make it a bit crowded and have some action later? :)
Kell/Kiet - Doubt both needing healing from Chion yet.
Will - Your still knocked out. But you have been found.
But Fremea healed you once already. Chion could heal
you but not as good as say Z'leyra. Plus the chance
of death from multiple healings. Chion could revive you
but I believe it would give you a point or so of health
and that's still magical healing. :< Chion is as good
healer as Z'leyra skill wise but doesn't have the supplies
she does. So what would you like to do? If need to run
some numbers with Alex we can chat over the weekend.
Z'leyra - Assuming you guys survive Ben'dar will need a full
max healing. This ok?
Raban/Arawn/Lin - only 10 feet from C13 home
Fremea is visible if folks look up
GM: Spells active
Z'leyra - Orient Self, Invisibility
Will - Armor Transmutation
Kell - Elemental Pact
* = Soon to end (next update?]. I may NOT post this
info unless I remember to do so. :)
GM: Current Positions -
Z'leyra * - H13 [Top Map], P15 [Side map]
Ben'dar * - H13 [Top Map], P15 [Side map]
Chariot * - Gone/missing/left
Raban * - C13 [Top view], P43 [Side map]
Lin * - C13 [Top view], P13 [Side map]
Will * - D43 [Top view], O48 [Side view] [KOed]
Farseeker * - D43 [Top view], P48 [Side map]
Caladan * - D43 [Top view], P48 [Side map
Fremea * - E42 [Top view] 160' up besides E Wall stairs
Arawn * - C13 [Top view], P43 [Side map]
Kell * - D43 [Top view], P48 [Side map]
Kiet * - D43 [Top view], P48 [Side map]
Chion - D43 [Top view], P48 [Side map]
Unali - Tunnel Q26 [Side map] below ground
* = Not marked on map
Wounded: Ben'dar, Caladan, Farseeker
Homes/West Side - Z'leyra, Ben'dar, Raban, Lin, Arawn
Flying Field/East- Fremea,Farseeker,Caladan,Kell,Kiet,Chion
Below ground - Unali??
Flyers [In air] - 4 Outside mount somewhere
R9 [Crashed crater]
B5 [Crashed wall crater]
Homes Explored: 20 out of 32
Unknown around homes
1 Home E11 - Captured/Enthralled
None others seen yet
1 Inside Home H13 facing Z'leyra/Ben'dar
8 climbing stairs 60' above ground
Towers: SW Tower - 3 dead / Destroyed
SE Tower - 3 dead
NW Tower - 3 dead or wounded???? by unknown
NE Tower - 3 dead / destroyed
Any other enemy not seen or targeted yet.
[These are last known positions for some of them-may have moved
since last seen.]
Note: When a coordinate is given it might say H8.30. The
first letter is the coordinate row and second is column.
If the scale is large I will use a .XX to denote distance
between that row and next (in this case Lin for example
is 30 feet heading north to row G). This way I know where
folks are exactly.
GM: Info on recon -
Bowl homes - Upside bowls - 10 feet wide, 8 feet tall at zenith
Almost igloo shape.
Overall map - North is top of screen /I\
Scale - 1 Column = 20 feet
1 Row =100 feet
[Top View/Overview map - from fake ceiling of cavern]
1 2 3 4 5
B I%%%%% X X X X %%%%%%%%%I
C I%%%%% / X X X X H H H H H O %%%%%%%I
D I%%%%%% X X X X H H KC%%%%%%%I
E I%%%%%%' X X X X H H H H H '%%%%%%%%I
F I%%%%%% X H X X U h b H H %%%%%%%I
G I%%%%% X X X X @ H H H H H %%%%%%I
H I%%%%% / x X X X H H H H O %%%%%%I
I I%%%%%% X X X X %%%%%%%I
% = Rock wall
/ = Destroyed tower
X = Bowl Homes 10' at zenith height
x = Destroyed Home
H = Vong flyers
h = Cracked/Damaged/Destroyed flyer
O = Raised observation post / tower 30' high
U = Rabbit hole below this level is party's tunnel.
' = Vong ladder structure up
@ = Mysterious portal seen by Arawn [30' high off ground]
Villagers say no caves are on the north and south walls.
The caves starting 300' from this level are mid way or so
on the wall along the ladder structures for entry.
K - Kell/Kiet
C - Caladan/Farseeker/Chion/Will
Mount Side View -
Scale - 1 Column = 15 feet
1 Row = 50 feet North=wall facing screen
[Looking from one wall to the other wall. Toward North
wall with back to south wall. Looking east/west.]
1 2 3 4 5
I### Fake Vong ceiling ###IA
Cave 1-> `# #`G<-#4
Cave 2-> `# #`I<-#5
Cave 3-> `# #`K<-#6
I# @ <-Portal #IN
Mount I#T T#IO
I Y<X IQ
I Z IR
I = Rock wall, #=Vong ladder structure
` = Entrance to cave [open mostly]
_ = Rock floor (Row P) ground floor
A = Vong Bowl Home (10' high)
V = Vong flyer
T = Vong Tower (30' high)
],[=Base of Vong tower (wooden)
X = Rabbit Hole opening 30' wide below cavern to tunnels
Y = Tunnel of Treasure/Sentry cave (under ground floor)
Z = Pit/Lake caves below elevation of Treasure cave tunnel
1-6= Side caves on east/west walls
As always if map messed up see website.
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