[pnpgm] Game Update #221 - File #1396 - Farewell to Allies....

Scott Adams pnpgm at comcast.net
Fri Apr 20 06:54:27 CEST 2012

   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
   R2.Mark Murtha...........Kell..............Trader..Normal/Human..Ma
   R1.David Sanders.........Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human  Ma
   R4.J H Hooten............Raban.Usherwood...Bard....Normal/Human..Ma
   W2.Robert Maxwell........Strie'bog.........Bard....Normal/Human..Ma
   W4.Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human  Fe
   R1 John.Stowman..........Will..............Hunter..Normal/Human..Ma
   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
          the flyers.

            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
          him first."

            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
          full strike.

            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]

          Actions? Comments?

          Next Update....Monday...

          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?

          GM: Notes
                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
             Vong Warriors:
                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
                 A I%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%I
                 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
                 J I%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%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
                   I#                                                #IB
                   I#                                                #IC
                   I#                                                #ID
                   I#                                                #IE
                   I#                                                #IFCave
          Cave 1-> `#                                                #`G<-#4
                   I#                                                #IH
          Cave 2-> `#                                                #`I<-#5
                   I#                                                #IJ
          Cave 3-> `#                                                #`K<-#6
                   I#                                                #IL
                   I#                                                #IM
                   I#                 @ <-Portal                     #IN
         Mount     I#T                                              T#IO
         Ground --?I#]A_A_A_A_A_A_A_A__________________V__V__V__V__V[#IP
                   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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