[pnpgm] Game Update #222 - File #1399 - 10..9..2 little Vong [Indians]
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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 #222 in sequence (file #1399)
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From Kiet: [Re: Actions]
Kiet's not bored. Worried, yes. Especially about the
fighters in our group being wounded as they are. Kiet knows
he's only of limited use in a physical fight, but we simply
cannot do with them dying...yet our healers don't seem to be
in any hurry to take care of them.
"Kell, we need to get some help to the better fighters...
OOC - No, Kiet isn't bored...he's just of little use on
this adventure. His skills are lacking in some areas (like
combat) but when he gets his 'stuff' back from the Dark Lands,
he might be a good deal more formidable. If he can get some
time to make certain magic items...he also wants to get back
to see how his 'investments' have done.
GM: Ack. I just want you to get some CEP. :) I mean even
my personal character - Xian - was far weaker than you and
more useless. But at least he got into fights. Sure he
technically died twice but was saved twice. But sometimes
risk has its rewards. :) I just feel bad that you feel
so unuseful in this adventure. I'll try hard to think
of something for you. :)
From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
Positioning Ben'Dar so that she won't be surprised while
working on him Z'leyra quickly patches his wound then casts
a max EL Healing spell on him. Then she prepares again for
[Augado 10th, 1634TH]
[Location: Middle Katai Plains]
[ Mountains west of Pamau]
[Time: 2:27:52 pm]
Fremea blinks his eyes suddenly realizing that is still
invisible. Maybe it was his brain reacting well to his
own personal space. Glad that at least he is hidden from
view he prepares again for another firing solution before
the spell ends. This time facing the enemy. He tries to
target a group of 3 that are already wounded. One of the
six arrows goes wilds and falls onto the steps. Five
hits targets two doing good damage. Vong #3 is hit in the
left shoulder but his crab armor makes it bounce off. But
the other arrow hits him in the left neck doing 8 points
shredding his neck and killing the already wounded warrior.
Vong #6 is hit in the left shoulder doing 4 points. Vong #7
is hit on the top of his skull but the arrow penetrates the
bony ridge that blocks the top of the skull. The force of
the blow does 6 points to the bone out right but lucky for
the warrior there is no tissue there. The warrior cringes
in shock but is still moving! Fremea wonders if these creatures
have no brains even to die normally. If it was only a inch
lower it would have penetrated his brain case. Vong #8 is hurt
for the first time in his right shoulder. The massive deep
penetration does 20 points deep into his shoulder destroying
the arrow. Vong #11 is hit in the upper left chest doing 1
more point of damage to him.
Raban turns to face the home (C13) door and opens it. There
three Brigaders are placing sheathed swords on their hip. They
become alarmed and surprised to see a giant at their door. Raban
reaches up with both gauntleted arms and tries to grab two of the
humans. But one on the left ducks in time and he only grabs one.
Changing position he slaps the human against the back wall of the
home doing 4 points of damage by the light tap.
Back on the other side of the mountain ground, Farseeker looks
to Chion. He is not eager about asking this as he'd rather have
Z'leyra do it but she is missing. "Can you heal me?"
Chion glances at Farseeker's clothing but sees a few blotches of
blood but not serious wounds. Yet, he nods to the military man.
"Just wish I had a healing kit."
Ben'dar not eager to die in this cess pit of a home gathers the
last bit of strength and will to attack the warrior. Raising
up to a half sitting position he stabs at the Vong impaling him
in the left side ribs doing the final damage to kill the wounded
creature. Then Ben'dar collapses to the ground exhausted by
his own massive damage.
Arawn steps up to the left of Raban and announces himself to
the giant not wanting to startle him. He knows the Bard is aware
of his intention to take prisoners. But a giant's anger is hard
to curtail. Drawing his Elven blade he slices to knock one of
the humans out. The blade slips past the human's skull though
Kell considers his own wound but realizes that he only has
light damage. Kell comes to check on Will's progress. He
notices the bow that the man carries is missing. Looking
south he does notice a object and can't tell if it is a bow or
not due to the distance.
Lin hears Arawn's voice but can't tell where he is. Moving
slowly he gets to the right of Raban and slashes at the one
human in front of Raban but fails to hit him.
The last Vong turns to glance at Ben'dar and figures he is
no threat. But this unseen threat is important. So he swings
at Z'leyra but the snake spear head fails to make contact with her.
The last of the Vong on the stairs continue to ignore the
arrows. They have given up hope to find the threat and figure
if they keep moving down they can fan out and find the threat.
Z'leyra tries to block the space between Ben'dar and the
last Vong. She is smart enough not to place her back to
him or be stabbed by some last minute desperate thrust. But
enough to get within her magical staff's length. Swinging
left she hits the warrior in the left side doing 4 points of
damage to him.
Kneeling down, Caladan removes his backpack and drops his
staff. He quickly digs into the pack and pulls out a small
box. "Like this one?" Caladan presents the large sailor-magician
the healing kit.
Kiet with back turned to Chion and he others speaks to Kell.
"Kell, we need to get some help to the better fighters..."
Inside the home the three humans react. The first can hear
Arawn's voice and suspects it is a dirty stinking wizard so
tries to thrust at him but the sword after being drawn goes
wild and misses him. The middle one does hit Raban with a slide
swipe of his own sword but his armor protects. The one on the
ground quickly recovers from Raban's slap and pulls a dagger from
his belt rather than his sword. He lunges upward and at Lin
stabbing him in the left shoulder doing 2 points.
[Time: 2:27:55 pm]
Fremea repositions now to fire at the back of the Vong
as they cowardly retreat downward. Vong #7 is hit twice
by two arrows. The first hits in the left arm doing 1 point.
Then the second arrow hits him in the left shoulder doing 2
points. Vong #8 is hit three times with arrows twice in the
left center back with two arrows and one in left leg. The
arrow in the left leg does massive damage doing over 15
points of damage but the Vong is dead before he realizes
his arm is shredded. Vong #11 is hit in the rear center left
back doing over 26 points of damage enough to kill the wounded
warrior. Vong #6 is hit twice but the one on his right arm
bounces off. The other arrow hits him in the left center back
doing 11 points penetrating deep in his ribs. Fremea smiles at
seeing two go down from one arrow. She should join a betting
game and bet someone to hit 5 pumpkins with 1 arrow!
Raban feels bad for Arawn and at times agrees with him. But
to keep these scum alive is beyond him at this point. He can't
place it why but there has been a odd sensation to just do
what must be done. Some would call it simple justice. Maybe
it is from his goddess or just revenge. He isn't sure but for
now his anger is fired up. He punches forward hitting the jaw
of the brigader breaking his jaw bone and killing the man before
he falls to the ground.
Farseeker places his well worn great sword on the dirt ground
and begins to remove some of his chainmail. For most men it
is a task but for a man in the military for so long it as easy
as a farmer peeling a apple.
Chion opens the healing kit and takes out some bandages and
begins to take pieces. He finds a water skin on his belt and
knows it might not be clear water but it is good enough. He
begins to clean one of Will's wound with the water and some
of the bandage. He knows he can't remove the transmuted armor
as it would take three of them to do it. Plus he isn't sure
if that would obliterate the magic.
Ben'dar grabs his leg and lays his head onto the ground of
the home. In times like this he does miss his ranch and
his girl. He wonders if he should just ship her down to
ranch and retire. But he has heard the old horse warriors
from days long gone and knows that is worse than some girly
wound that cripples him.
Arawn tries again to subdue the human in front of him
not wanting him to die here. But the blade fails to make
contact with him at all.
Kell pats Squirt and nods behind Kiet to draw his attention.
Lin stabs at the man with the dagger but he is too quick and
the swing goes wild.
The last Vong hits Z'leyra in the right chest but her magical
chainmail protects her from the amphistaff.
The final 5 Vong continue downward ignoring the fallen dead.
Z'leyra swings high and this time hits the Vong square in
the side of his jaw breaking his jaw and nose doing over 18
points to just his head. The Vong is killed before the war
staff is removed from his face.
Caladan helps remove Farseeker's chainmail so he can be
Kiet turning to see what Kell's pointing out continues,
"they're all hurt. If they go down, we likely all will!"
As he finishes he realizes Chion is now digging in what looks
like a healing kit. He then realizes maybe Chion could help
in this situation. But he doubts the man is not as expert
as Z'leyra. But it might help.
The last two humans swing at Arawn but fail to hit the
cloaked Alfar. The other one swings his dagger at Lin but
the man is able to duck back just in time.
[Time: 2:27:58 pm]
Fremea happy that half of the Vong are dead is not aware
of what is below her. But she reshifts her hovering and
fires again now facing the Vong. She grimaces when the Vong
seem to have finally learned. They are now dodging back and
forth. This makes 3 of the arrows miss entirely. Maybe
they are able to think after all. Vong #1 is hit in the center
chest but his crab armor protects him. Vong #9 is hit in the
left arm but his spiked leather makes the arrow bounce off.
Vong #7 though takes a arrow in his left lower chest doing
11 points deep in his abdomen.
Raban turns to help Lin knowing Arawn can handle himself.
He grabs forward and reaches under the man's shoulder and
with his other hand does a vice lock on his neck and twists.
The man's spine breaks like a twig and he is dead before he
realizes he is captured.
With help from Caladan, Farseeker removes his chainmail.
He begins to do a quick survey of his wounds.
Chion finishes doing the very fast treatment of Will's
worst wound and cleans it getting ready to heal him magically.
Ben'dar looks for Z'leyra. Though she isn't seen he feels a
bit comfortable with her there knowing he will not die alone.
Arawn desperate to knock the man out before Raban turns to
him does a martial arts punch with to his side ribs and tries
to hit the man's skull but the blade misses by a half inch.
His luck or maybe his haste to save the man may be to blame.
Kell takes the chance to look up to the stairs to see if
he can see movement. No sign of any foolish Shaper or Vong
leaning over the side.
Lin tries to squeeze in front of Raban to get to last
human but the space is too tight to get to him.
The last of the Vong on the stairs bark orders to each
other that they should continue to dodge and weave. They
continue to descend and see the ground at this point.
Z'leyra kneels and touches Ben'dar to let him know she
is there. She drops her staff and pulls off her satchel
to begin getting materials out. She can tell from his
leg wound it isn't critical but it is serious. He might
not be able to walk at all until healed.
Caladan hears a few rocks slide behind him in the collapsed
cave and wonder if some Vong just died in his last breath
to ditch the debris field.
Kiet also notices Kell glancing up and finally sees
movement. Some humanoid forms maybe 4-5 descending the
stairs moving fast. He notices from one skull they are
definitely Vong. He gives some Lemasan curse and realizes
they are only about 40 feet from the ground moving fast.
He raises a hand and points out what he sees to Kell.
The last Brigader kneels in a crouch and stabs forward
at the invisible threat of Arawn. The blade impales deep
in his left center ribs doing 7 points through his magical
[Time: 2:28:01 pm]
Chain touches the worst of Will's shoulder wounds and
places his other hand on Will's forehead. He speaks the
magical word of healing magic and blue green energy shoots
from his hands into the hunter's skull and shoulder. The
shoulder wound completely heals up sealing any tear or
possible scar that could be seen. Chion does a quick
mental survey and finds his health improves by at least
2/3rds of what he was.
Fremea repositions herself knowing that the target mass is
less due to dead Vong and them dodging. Vong #1 is hit by
two arrows doing over 12 points to his left leg which kills
the already wounded Vong. The other arrow in his chest isn't
even but a point but the Vong is still dead. Vong #6 is
hit again in the right lower abdomen doing over 16 points
of damage badly hurting him but he is still alive. Vong #7
is hit in the lower left abdomen doing 3 points of damage.
Raban turns to the last Brigader that just hurt Arawn and
tries to grasp him but his sweaty shoulders make his hands
Farseeker watches Chion heal Will and notices the strange
color of his healing magic. Most healing magic is green
but this was a two shade event. He doesn't know what that
was but the skill he observed and the quick wound treatment
from the magic seems equal if not better than Z'leyra's. He
is amazed that the man is more skilled than he looks.
Chion looks up to Farseeker to imply he'll be next.
Arawn relieved that Raban fails to kill the man, tries to
again subdue the man. But the blade is too high missing the
man by half a inch.
Kell watches the Vong descend and growls. He clears his
throat and points to the stairs. He tells the others a one
word warning of "Vong." Then he runs toward the stairs. It
is better to block them than to let them fan out. He isn't
sure why he rather fight hem there but if Farseeker is caught
without armor that could be a disaster.
Lin lowers his blade waiting for Raban to finish the last
The Vong descend down the stairs eager to kill the enemy
they are now seeing on the ground.
Z'leyra unpacks her healing materials and begins to
assess the leg wound and clean it.
Caladan looks up and stands to see what Kell is seeing.
From his angle he can't see all the Vnng but the warning
is clear. He back up a few feet and watches the boots
of the Vong move downward. He moves forward to also attack
at the stairs if needed.
Kiet seeing Kell run into danger looks at Will still knocked
out but at least he looks a bit better. Kiet realizes that
the stairs give him a chance for his magic. he rushes to
The last Brigader thrusts at Arawn but the sword slips free
of his hands and hits the wall as he fumbles the blow.
[Time: 2:28:04 pm]
Fremea knows this will be her very last chance to fire
on the group as a whole. It looks like she is now only
20 feet from the ground. She glances down and notices
Will? When did he get there. She hopes they didn't heal
him again or he could be dead. She raises her bow and
fires on the last of the Vong. Vong #5 is hit in the
right arm for one more point. The Vong is badly damaged
and near death but still moving. Vong #7 is hit in
the right shoulder and the warrior is taken to the stairs
falling a couple feet down. Vong #8 is hit in the right
shoulder for 1 point, right leg for 3 points and 10
points in his left shoulder. This Vong also falls against
the railing and onto his back down the stairs. This
leaves 1 fully fit Vong and 1 badly wounded Vong left. So
she is happy to have taken 9 out.
At the same time Caladan raises a fist and speaks some
very quick magical words. From his fist a small fireball
shoots out toward the Vong. But since it was a quick
attempt the fireball actually goes to the ceiling above
their hands singing their hairs.
Raban turns his attention to the last Brigader who just
lost his weapon. He pulls the man around and slaps him
across the chest sending him into the wall and collapses
onto the ground.
Farseeker notices the activity at the stairs and reaches
for his chainmail again.
But Chion places a hand on him and shakes his head. He
quickly uses his healer skill to clean two rib and arm
wounds to ensure they are not ready to be infected. He
forces the warrior's hands away clearly eager to get the
warrior back to full health.
Ben'dar grits his teeth as Z'leyra removes a strap of
his pants cut by the amphistaff. She stops the bleeding
and can see serious muscle damage. Ben'dar wants to thank
her for the help but it is not a Zen'dan custom, at least
to show gratitude to females.
Arawn kneels and checks the man just slapped by Raban.
He sighs when he finds no pulse. A large bleeding bump
is seen on the man's skull in the rear. He shakes his
head in dismay.
Kell reaches the stairs and hits behind the stairs that
lead down. This will allow him to jump forward and
to the side to attack from the cover. Kell can also sense
that the connection to the earth has ended. He feels a bit
odd in that loss.
Lin steps outside and looks around then heads further
west to the next home. He runs to the next home and
following Raban's example opens it up. With sword raised
he finds the home empty.
The last two Vong duck from the blast of the fire ball
above their heads. They cross to the other side and
use the inner wall for cover. This actually prevents
them from descending further. One peers from the other side
to look down at the group. He sees Farseeker, Caladan,
Chion and Kiet closer to the platform at the stairs.
Z'leyra cleans the wound and repositions herself so she
doesn't have her back to the door.
Caladan forgetting his war staff turns to go pick it up
from the ground ready for a fight.
Kiet reaches the stairs and heads where Kell has taken
up his position. He knows the Vong probably saw him but
is now out of their field of view. Grabbing a couple
segments of rope he tosses them onto one of the steps
about 4 up from the bottom platform. Maybe he can cast
a spell on the rope and make them trip.
[Time: 2:28:07 pm - Current/Next update]
GM: This is a good place to end. Was going to do one
more phase but no time tonight. Thursday may be
a hectic day so there is a slight chance of no update
for Friday if things go bad. So if none then you
know why. Didn't have my Editor last update so minor
typos. Also was a mistake on the timeline. I mentioned
Fremea became visible. But in fact was a minor duplicate
in the spell entry and actually Fremea will stay invisible
for a bit of time still. If a map is needed for the
fight at the stairs will add it next update. Who knows
the last 2 could be killed before they get down. For
some better visual clues on the stairs situation see
GM: Situation Report -
Arawn - Bad rolls on trying to take the guy KO. Sorry.
Fremea - Multi Arrow will end next phase. Thought it
might end this update as said in chat but did one
less phase. Did good. Killed/KO 9 out of 11.
Kell - I didn't have action so figure maybe a ambush
at the stairs was best. If another plan let me know.
Kiet - The whole protecting Kell lead you to the stairs
so used it to lay some rope down. If want to use
as typical let me know will try it. Problem is
the sequence of movement and magic. But the duration
will help for the next time. Could cast the spell
and throw it on the Vong as they move down unless
you have a new plan.
Will - Will do check to see if you wake up. Regardless
of that though you will wake up in just 24 more seconds.
That is 8 more phases (2 updates). So you'll be back
in the game minus the bow a bit of distance away that
wasn't picked up. :<
GM: Spells active
Z'leyra - Orient Self, Invisibility
Will - Armor Transmutation
Arawn - Invisibility
Fremea - Invisibility, Multi-Arrow*
* = 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], P13 [Side map]
Lin * - C11 [Top view], P11 [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] 20' 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: 22 out of 32
Unknown around homes
1 Home E11 - Captured/Enthralled
None others seen yet
2 climbing stairs 20' 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.
* Stairs clarification
Facing the east wall. At the base of the stairs is
the first flat ground area about a half foot off the
dirt ground (but on the ground not above it). The
flat area is mostly to the right but the left has
section there for the steps. Looking on the right
side is the slab (10'). Looking to the left are
the 10 steps going up to the next flat level slab.
Ahead is the railing that blocks direct access to
the steps. East of the steps or right side of the
steps (if facing north) is the middle inner wall.
Facing east you see the inner wall but on the other
side (can't see unless facing north) are the steps
going up from the next flat slab. So if you
are in that area you crouch down and bend to hide
below those steps like a basement might have. This
is where Kell and Kiet are waiting on the other side.
The Vong are directly above Kell/Kiet hiding one
level up on those steps going up. Hope this
helps to illustrate the idea.
I / StepsI Support wall \
Slab / I --2nd level
------------I / 2nd level blocked by
I \ \ inner wall so can't see
Steps \ Open space -1 level those steps
I \ /
Slab Side view
: : Left steps going
: : down right side
:,,,I,,,: steps going up on
:,,,I,,,: other side of wall but
:,,,I,,,: opposite 45" angle
: : K = Kiet and Kell under the steps
: : V = 2 Vong hiding behind wall above
:,,,I,V,: Kell/Kiet on steps
:,,,IK : <<To left is Caladan, Chion/Farseeker
> _______: : - Railing
the , - Steps
sairs Top View
Hope this visual info helps if not let me know.
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