[pnpgm] Game Update #\251 - File #1501 - Death of Honor

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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
   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 #252 in sequence (file #1501]

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      [New Stuff]

          [Augado 10th, 1634TH]
          [Location: Middle Katai Plains]
          [          Mountains west of Pamau]

          [Time: 3:19:30pm]

            Outside some 800 feet or more below the party the team
          led by Zhou halts.  Others exit the forest and now count
          around 8.  Some are holding bows and a few are just holding

            Zhou looks back to Strie'bog but the Bard is trying to
          communicate to his summoned animals.  So Zhou turns and
          steps a few feet forward.  "What is this about?"

            The lead man in a tan vest and gray pants looks behind Zhou
          to look at the party.  He then looks back at Zhou.  A sour
          sign of dismay in his face. "Someone summoned the underground?
          But you do not look like the ones in trouble."

            The others behind the lead man raise their bows in case it
          is time to fire on the Katai military group.  But they also
          see the children and the ones with no weapons at all.

            Zhou can figure out what underground he means.  IT isn't
          so much the religious persecution that the Empire allows but
          the magic is the sore spot.  "I am part of a group that did
          need help.  but I and my friend," he waves back to Strie'bog,
          "are leading these villagers to freedom."

            Before the man can reply one of his comrades gasps and looks
          to the sky.  He points up and states, "what is that?"

            Everyone looks up to the section of sky to see a Vong Flyer
          zooming down and toward the group.  The villagers become to
          gasp in terror.

            "Run to the forest!"  Zhou yells and motions for the group
          to move as fast as they can.


          [Time: 3:18:33pm]

          [Phase 14]

            Raban sees the elemental turn to seemingly ignore part
          of the remaining Vong threat.  He figures Kell has lost
          control with the creature and realizes he might be the only
          one that could stop the creature.  Raban leaps to the air and
          flies up to a stalagtite hanging from the ceiling.  He pry's and
          rips the 200 pound chunk from the roof of the cave and
          zooms back toward the elemental.

            Ben'dar is unaware of the elemental's rage and attacks one
          of the warriors with his spear but misses as he dodges.

            The elemental turns and swats one of the warriors to the
          side as he charges toward the trader.  Looming over the
          wizard the elemental takes both tree like arms and tries
          to bash his skull in.  The left arm misses as the trader
          dodges.  But the right hits him in the left middle ribs doing
          7 points and causing the trader to go flying backwards.

            The two remaining Vong see the rock beast leave them and
          so uses the chance to finish the party.  One rushes to attack
          Z'leyra and the other turns to finish off Ben'dar.  The one
          on Ben'dar fails to hit missing entirely.  But the warrior
          hits Z'leyra in her lower left chest but her armor protects
          the shaman from the blow.

            Z'leyra realizes that the control is surely lost and
          she might have to dispel the beast.  Why she hasn't done so
          already she doesn't know.  But she will have to finish the
          warrior first since doing a spell wide open could be fatal.
          She swings her great sword hitting the warrior but his crab
          armor also protects him.

            Kell landing on his rear looks up at the looming beast.  He
          can't even get his breath much less cast a spell.  But
          he tries to bring up his shield as he makes it to his feet
          but with weak legs. He backs away and tries to get his breath
          back before he can act.

            Kiet looks over to see the elemental attack Kell.  He
          looks back at the prisoner and figures the dead Vong
          can't be helped from the prisoner's rage.  But he
          can't do much against the elemental unless he could
          use a fire spell.

          [Phase 15]

            Raban carrying the 5 foot wide rock that had once hung
          from the ceiling in his arms.  He angles his course so that
          the rock will be a hand held spear to the side of the
          creature's head.  With the force of a 800 pound man plus
          the 200 pound rock impacting at around 25 feet per second
          the rock explodes against the elemental's skull.  The
          explosion cause the rock to shatter and the creature's
          own surface area to be riddled with shards and cracks.
          The cracks form in random spider web rapid procession
          down and around the creature.  Then a second later the
          elemental shatters from the implosion and rocks splay
          in every direction.  A avalanche of rock shrapnel fly
          in every direction.  Ben'dar takes a point of damage
          as the rock hits his neck.  Kell's shield saves his
          life as a rock boulder the size of his head slams into
          his shield and disintegrates.

            When the dust settles the elemental is no more.  He is
          simple a ash pile of stone dust and debris.  The damage
          Raban did was 43 points enough to kill any normal human
          4 times over.

            Raban lands to a skid near Ben'dar and the Vong.

            Ben'dar with his back to the destruction of the elemental
          can feel the pelt of rocks on his back and legs.  But he
          can't turn to see what is going on.   Ben'dar stabs the
          warrior in front of him for 3 more points in his lower
          middle chest.

            Both Vong try to attack Z'leyra and Ben'dar.  But both
          attacks to make contact.

            Kell finally catches his breath as she grumbles at the
          death of the elemental.  Well maybe not death.  It
          likely will just be resent home through its spirit
          form to retake its natural state there.  At least he
          hopes so.  Now he has one death of a summoned friend on
          his hands and hopes the gods do not take it against him.
          He dusts off his clothing and mourns the death of the

            Kiet runs forward to check on Kell.  He can see the man
          is barely standing on his legs.

          [Phase 16]

            Raban knows Ben'dar can handle the wounded Vong and runs
          to help Z'leyra.  he grabs for the warrior but the warrior
          seems to have noticed his approach and steps away.

            Ben'dar stabs the wounded Vong for the final few points
          of damage to kill him.

            The last warrior stabs kneeling at Raban but the giant
          deftly avoids the amphistaff with his agile dancing skills.

            Kell collapses to the ground as his knees give out under
          the shock of the past few seconds.

            Kiet leans down to check Kell and find his pulse strong
          so it must just be shock.  But he needs serious healing if
          he is going to fight after this.

          [Phase 17]

            Fremea sees both groups enter the cave but does not
          run out to call her.  She is quick and decides to check
          on the group led by Raban.  She flies toward the entrance
          and sees the scene.  A dozen or so warriors dead and
          it looks like Kell is on his knees.  One last warrior
          seems to be still alive.  She can't fire at it though or
          it might hit Raban and Z'leyra.

            Raban tries to punch the warrior but does not make contact.

            Ben'dar charges and attacks the last warrior but fails to hit.

            The warrior turns to use his amphistaff in flex-snake mode
          to try to poison Raban but fails to miss as the snake head
          misses him by a half foot.

            Z'leyra steps forward and slashes her magical great sword
          at the last Vong.  At the last second the warrior ducks back
          and brings up the amphistff to block but Z'leyra slices under
          his arm and cleanly slices off his right leg at just above the
          knee.  The warrior is killed instantly from the damage.

          [Time: 3:19:24pm]

            Now that the Vong are dead the group look around the cave.
          The place is very bare with just a small leather like blanket
          that serves as sleeping areas. Some have bowls or coufees or
          other odd items like bone necklaces or bone needle set for
          creating tattoos.  Nothing of great value at all is seen as
          the warriors seem to be as spartan in nature as their brains.

            Kiet and Kell look at the crates and barrels to find just
          water and in the crates food.  The food is slabs of meat
          that doesn't seem to be too fresh and fruits and breads of
          some kind.

            Tracks on the ground imply this place was also a training
          area for battle or exercise.

            In the north west corner another shallow pit is seen.  From
          the look an smell it was just a body waste pit.  The shapers
          didn't seem to care to give them carrion bugs to rid the pit
          of the smell.

          [Time: 3:19:45pm]

            Raban looks around commenting, "we are done here."  He turns
          to Fremea.  "Can you let the others we are ready to move on.
          Unless they need help."

            With that Fremea takes to the air and flies out the cave
          and back up to let the other group know.

            Raban gives a slight slap to Kell's back to give him some
          comfort for killing his beast.  But the Bard who is usually
          full of words is lost for words.  Instead he knows the group
          may only have less than 10 minutes before the Brain regains
          control outside the High Elder's spell.

          [Time: 3:20:00pm]


            Outside the villagers run for their lives.  The Flyer is homing
          into their location and setting course to attack.  The newcomers
          seeing the strange flying beast darts back into the nearby forest.
          But the group has some 100 feet to cross.  The flyer is some 200
          feet or so away and will be on them in only 3-4 seconds.  That
          means the group won't make it to the edge of the forest.

            Strie'bog reazlies this and stands his ground. With that many
          lives in jeopardy he gathers his energy for a spell.  He could
          summon the birds to attack the Flyer but it would be futile and
          just slaughter them.

            With only 50 feet to go Strie'bog releases his spell by raising
          his palms skyward.  Giving a symbolic shove with his palms he
          shouts to the flyer.  But the Sonic Blast spell creates a sub
          sonic wave of intense frequency and blasts the flyer.  Most
          of it is collected into the gravity generator that serves as
          a black hole defense area in the front.  But that one spot
          that Raban found in one flyer back at the carnival grounds.
          The spot between the plasma firing horns is sensitive.  The
          spot where the silk like structure that serves as the living
          rock's senses.  The blasts hits the horns and shakes them but
          doesn't destroy them as well as the flyer itself. But the
          sense organ is bombarded by the sonic wave.  Though silent the
          living creature of coral screams in agony mentally.  The shock
          wave speeds instantly down into the pilot's head through his
          flight hood.  The shock causes the warrior to instantly black
          out from the surprise.  This causes him to dive forward onto
          the flight stick.  Now the flyer itself is stunned by the
          assault and blind from the attack.

            With only 10 feet to the forest edge the villager women scream
          in fright knowing they will not make it.  At the same time the
          flyer was hit by the sonic blast it released three streams of
          plasma volley hitting the ground.  One plasma ball hits a man
          in the back vaporizing him instantly.  The others hit the
          ground but no harm to others.

            Zhou sees a child around 8 stumble from the shrapnel of the
          plasma hitting the ground.  He turns back just in time to grab
          the child and throws her to the side a few feet away.

            Strie'bog sees the flyer plowing ahead and pass him overhead.
          It suddenly pitches forward and slams into the ground.  The
          Bard watches as it does a fatal dive in slow motion. One instant
          the flyer is directly over his head the next it is diving so
          fast it is a blur.  The Bard can see Zhou racing toward a child
          and yank him away.  But Zhou is too slow and tries to leap away
          just as the flyer impacts into the ground.  Zhou is slammed forward
          by the front of the flyer.  At the last instant the block hole
          gobbles up the ground in a tidal wave of energy which forces
          the flyer deeper into the ground.  But as the flyer tilts the
          left plasma horn slams into Zhou's back.

            Zhou gives a silent gasp as he is thrust to the ground and
          blackness overcomes him.


          [Time: 3:19:28pm]

            Farseeker looks to Unali but she is a bit distracted.
          He knows the Brigaders like their pretty uniforms.  He also
          knows they would not be so easy to flee if they were traitors.
          So Farseeker risks it and nods to Gan.  "No time to talk."

            Farseeker turns to Will, Caladan and Chion.  "Go free the prisoners
          in the hut there."  He points.  As the three dash he grabs Chion
          by the arm.  He whispers to him.  Something unspoken is given between
          them.  They know the one in the coma could be free but what life
          would they have?  Without saying it Farseeker gives a nod to
          let the person be put down with mercy.

            Arawn looks to the group outside and eyes the two new strangers.
          Both he has never met.  The one from the cave named Gan which
          Chion found.   The other one a wizard he admits free from one
          of the Shaper huts in the south.  This is the help the man
          said he would send?  But he knows the distance is great and
          could be hundreds of miles.  These may be the local underground
          in the area.  Warned through some communication network not
          known yet.  But if two are here then two will help.

            Arawn realizes then that the group went to help the humans
          who were tied up by the Shapers.  He counts two being walked out
          by Will and Caladan.  Then his heart sinks when he sees Chion
          only walk out without a third.  But then Chion turns and with
          the door open bends down to haul the limp body of the one that
          seems to be still in a coma over his shoulders. Arawn smiles
          and wonders if Chion could be getting some piece of good heart
          for a change.

            Chion then gathers the three.  "I'll be back."  After Caladan
          and Will leave them standing, Chion quickly casts a small teleport
          spell and sends himself and the three prisoners away.

            Farseeker looks to Gan a bit with a sly smile.  "He does that
          sometimes.  He'll be ba-."

            Chion returns and nods.  "The three are back with the two we
          freed on the east stairs.  They should help them."

            Arawn leans down and checks the wound on his leg.  He can see
          where the Voxyen bite was deep.  There is a bit of a green slim
          that ebbs out but is very minimal.  Arawn blots the wound and
          it stops.  But he can't tell at this point if it is poison or not.
          He is unsure if he should risk a poison cure or not.

            Then Fremea arrives and reports the others are ready.

            "Let's move.  You two can join us if need be.  We are going
          to end this Vong threat once and for all."  With that he
          starts moving toward the entrance.

            Gan turns to the other wizard.  "Vong?"

            The unnamed wizard looks to the dead Vong and to the outcast
          and smirks.  "Ahh."  Gan nods.  "Sounds like fun!"  He raises
          his hand at the Outcast.

          [Time: 3:19:38pm - Unali's group]

          [Time: 3:20:00pm - Raban's Team]

          Actions? Comments?

          Next Update....Monday...

          GM: Would've seen this hours ago.  But last night I sent
              the update onto the site before bed for Alex to check.
              But then my interent (comcast 'net) went out  I guess
              heir network failed.  Which hasn't happened before.
              So it WAS out but on the site.  But hadn't sent the
              updae via email yet.  So here goes.  This is the final
              edited version.

          GM: A delayed update but I wanted to see if folks were ever
              going to post.  Sadly wasn't the case.  Since no dispel
              was done I had no choice but to do Raban's action  I was
              hoping a bit more in the other group.  But oh well.

              You will see from the time marks Raban's group is 30
              seconds ahead of the other group.  So it will not be
              current until the other group climbs down.  If no actual
              posts come in next update will move the entire group down
              to the last cave for the final battle.    At this point
              not so dramatic but was hoping for more activity to fill
              in those blanks.  But I work with what I have. :)

              For those in Unali's group this allows you guys 30 seconds
              or so more stuff to do.  It will take about 3 seconds to
              run down the stairs or walk about 10 seconds.  So can even
              chat if needed while going down.  If the group needs time
              to plan or chat further to question the prisoners it can be

              If the 2 new Wizard free prisoners are not allowed to
              join the group you better say so.  (Gan and the other

              Maps not needed so removed them.  Remember even if you
              aren't in active fight you can still post.  It won't
              hurt!  :)

              Mana report updated which took the bulk of the time for
              this update so looks small but lots of math to update.
              Congrats to the new CEL/EL increases (about 6!).  Check
              out the new Asteriks (*) at the bottom of the chart.

          GM: Arawn - I know you did the email on the poison.  But let
                me know if still want to do it.  You aren't sure if its
                poison or just a bite, yet.  Keep in mind in some way
                a poison cure may be counted as a healing for the risk.
                I will have to check on that.

              Kell - Sorry but I figure it had to be done.  Else a few
                 party members might be a bit squishy and hard to pick
                 up if it continued.  I figure you were busy with the
                 email change and new work to reply.

          GM: Group 1 - Shaper cave
                Unali, Farseeker, Chion, Arawn, Will, Caladan
              Group 2 - Warrior barracks
                Raban, Z'leyra, Ben'dar, Kell, Kiet
              Fremea - Between cave 1 and 2 - 50 feet from each outside

              Group 2 is at stair well outside cave.

          GM: Spells active

              Will      - Armor Transmutation, Mind Shield
              Raban     - Bless (OCV)
              Farseeker - Bless (OCV)
              Arawn     - Bless (OCV)
              Unali     - Mind Shield
              Kell      - Whirlwind*
              Fremea    - Mind Shield, Invisibility
              Z'leyra   - Mind Shield, Bless (Con)

              * = Soon to end (next update?].  I may NOT post this
              info unless I remember to do so. :)

          GM: Maps

              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
                                    General  @= Halfway point/Ladder to roof
                                     Fake Vong Ceiling
                   __________________________ at _________________________
                   I#------------------------ at ----------------------?#IA
                   I#                \Balcony/Walkway/       Free  / #IB
                   I#                                      Prisoners #IC
                   I#                                                #ID
      Shaper       I#                                                #IE
      Research     IP                                                #IFCave
      Cave    #1-->`#                             Shaper Research?-->#`G<-#4
                   I#                                                #IH
      Warrior #2-> `#                          Warrior Barracks   -> #`I<-#5
      Barrcks      I#                                                #IJ
          Cave 3-> `#                              World Brian ----> #`K<-#6
                   I#                                                #IL
                   I#                                                #IM
                   I#                 @ <-Portal (Kotohi)            #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     Lava (. points)       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

      Cave #6 - Brain Cave           Cave #5 - Warrior Barracks
      Cave #4 - Shaper Research      Cave #1 - Shaper Research
      Cave #2 - Warrior Barracks     Cave #1 - ???

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