[pnpgm] Game Update #250 - File #1497 - Shaper Research
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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 #250 in sequence (file #1497]
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[Augado 10th, 1634TH]
[Location: Middle Katai Plains]
[ Mountains west of Pamau]
Since Unali is a bit distracted by the events of the past
few hours, Farseeker points downward. He knows little time
is left and maybe only ten more minutes. He points to Raban.
"Let the group below to explore that cave." He then points
to Z'leyra, Lin, Ben'dar, Kell and Kiet to join him. "Fremea,
give cover to both caves. If one group gets in trouble send
words back to the others."
Without waiting for any reply, Raban descends the stairs in
a hurry. He figures he has another 100 feet to go to the next
cave. The others follow behind the giant. Fremea takes to
the eastern edge of the stairwell and will hover about half
way between both caves. That will give her easy chance to
hear any yelling or such, especially if one comes to the
railing to warn her of something.
Without waiting for a response, Farseeker draws his great
sword and charges the entrance followed quickly by Unali.
The cave ceiling seems only about 15 feet tall. The opening
at the entrance is 25 feet wide and around 8 feet high. There
appears to be two warriors on the inside wall of the entrance
looking inward toward the west wall.
Unali charges toward the one on the left wielding both daggers
for her attack. Both daggers slash at the guard but at the last
moment he turns to see her coming and the daggers fail to hit.
On the other side of the entrance, Farseeker swings his sword
at the other guard. He also misses as the guard turns to side step
just in time to miss the strike.'
Chion charges to help Unali and hits but his enemies armor does
block the sai from penetrating.
Arawn charges to help Farseeker. But the guard is too agile
and the blow misses.
Will rushes to help Unali with his own sword in hand. Will slices
deep into the warriors left arm doing 6 points of damage.
Caladan charges to help Farseeker and hits the warrior with his
war staff in his left shoulder doing 6 points of damage.
The warrior turns to Will to swing his amphistaff but misses.
The other door guard turns to Farseeker but also fails to hit.
Unali swings her regular dagger but fails to hit the warrior.
The magical dagger though slices through his left arm cutting
deep into his tissue and down to the bone doing 30 points of damage.
Farseeker swings again but fails to hit the warrior.
Chion and Arawn also fail to make their blows.
Will and Caladan also fail to make contact with the quick guards.
Warrior #1 misses Will. But the second turns to Arawn and hits
the Alfar in the chest but his armor deflects the damage. The
one badly wounded in the arm uses the staff one handed.
Unali swings both daggers but misses as the guard dodges and
Farseeker impales his blade into the warrior's left lower abdomen
doing 24 points of damage.
Chion twists and fakes a slash but stabs forward doing the final
damage to kill the warrior.
Arawn swings at the warrior but fails to hit.
Will turns to move toward the other guard to help there.
Caladan swings his war staff and hits the warrior in the right
chest doing the final damage to kill him.
Looking around the group sees three structures in the north
and 3 in the south. There is one directly ahead. But directly
ahead of the group another pit is dug into the ground. It looks
like 15 feet or so and this one is lined with a wooden railing
for some reason. Looking inside there is remains of animals
and other beings. It is it seems another waste pit for the
Shapers to experiment. The carrion bugs are gnawing away at
the remains. But there is one large shoulder and head of
what looks like a mountain lion with some kind of coral implant
that makes it look grotesque. The other part of the cat seems
to have been eaten away. There are birds with longer beaks and
wings with coral like legs ending in sharp coral points. Not
wanting to look more at the gross assorted of remains the
group moves on. Farseeker takes the north and Unali the south.
Farseeker checks the first building (#5) and opens the door flap.
Inside the large structure of 25 by 30 feet is a Shaper and another
Vong standing at a table of some kind. The other Vong a male is not
wearing armor so the group figures he is just an outcast.
Farseeker rushes in before the Shaper can react. The sword hits
her in the lower right abdomen doing 18 points of damage.
Arawn charges in to help Farseeker on the Shaper but misses.
Caladan charges in and swings his war staff hitting the Shaper
in the upper right chest doing 15 points which kills the Vong
The Outcast horrified by this grabs a glass flask from one of
the tables and charges toward Caladan. He swings but the Zen'da
Farseeker turns and swings his sword at the Outcssts shoulder but
hits his neck doing 21 points of damage. But the head jerks back
and swings as it is cut half way off his neck. Green-Red blood
pout out as the outcast dies.
Arawn turns to glare at Farseeker knowing that the Outcast might
have helped. But the slave did try to fight so may not want
to have helped in the end. Arawn tries to look around but sees
just strange experiments on the tables and shelves. This larger
hut seems to be catering to plants and other middle world materials.
There is plants that seem to eating away at sand. There is a strange
plant that eats another plant as it creeps near it. There is one
box of quartz with a odd blue glow of some kind that is some new
odd chemical makeup for some odd unknown design.
Without waiting Farseeker turns and leaves the hut waiting for
the others to follow.
Farseeker turns toward the next building (#6) and opens the
flap to reveal a dark hut about 20 by 25 feet. The light of the
cave is dim but there seems to be more tables and experiments.
But there is no Vong. the cave is lit up by torches that line
in various strategic locations set a top wooden stakes.
Arawn peers in for a brief moment but has no real time to
study the room. This one seems to have boxes of things with
slabs of growth coral on the tables. Likely another coral
implant area for animals or people.
Farseeker runs to the next building in the north west (#1)
and opens to a growling Voxyen. Right at the door a Voxyen
stands and growls with his warrior handler turning to react.
Inside a Shaper is leaning over a table with a Outcast it seems
looking over a human prisoner. On another table are two other
human prisoners. This structure is large about 40 by 40 feet
and well lit by a couple tocrhes inside.
Farseeker stabs the warrior in the left ribs doing 8 points since
he is the largest threat.
Arawn hearing the growls rushes to help and finds the room as
seen above. He thrusts at the Voxyen dog beast hitting him for
9 points in the side. The beast howls in pain.
Caladan helps Farseeker but the warrior blocks the strike with
The Warrior swings at Farseeker but fails to hit.
The Shaper turns to the outcast and barks some orders. She
shifts her hands and quickly finishes a coral implant on the
Farseeker attacks the warrior again but misses.
Arawn tries to strike the beast but the beast's 6 legs make him
unusually agile and he misses.
Caladan hits the warrior in the left shoulder doing 18 points.
With deft hands the Shaper finishes the needed procedure and
turns to face the attackers. She draws her coufee.
The Outcast with orders to attack the strange humans look on
with confusion. But he knows if he fails he'll be killed or
worse tortured. He then realizes he has no armor or weapons.
He grabs a stint of coral which look like a finger about 12
inches and raises it. The sharp point should do for one quick
stab. Moving silently around the corner he moves toward Caladan.
The Voxyen lunges for Arawn and bites doing 4 points to his leg.
Farseeker fails to hit the guard again.
Caladan does hit the warrior but his crab armor protects him.
Arawn stabs the beast killing him for the final damage.
The warrior swings at Farseeker but fails to hit.
The Shaper tries to back stab Caladan and hits but his thick
quilted armor protects him.
the Outcast though stabs Caladan in his upper right back doing
6 points with the coral shard which breaks in the attempt.
Farseeker fails to hit the guard again.
Caladan turns to face the new attackers and sees the Shaper.
He swings but the grip on his staff slips and the staff slips
from his hands as the pain in his back causes a spasm. The
war staff goes to the ground.
Arawn turns to attack the Shaper impaling his scimitar into
middle right ribs doing 22 points of damage.
The Warrior hits Farseeker but his chainmail blocks it.
The Shaper turns to face Arawn and realizes the creature has
pointed ears. With her keen eyes this must be on of those fabled
Elves or Dwarfs the humans speak of. She finds the being to
be fascinated and wonders how well experiments could be done
on him . She swipes at him but fails to hit.
The Outcast without any more weapon turns to look to the table
for more items to use.
Farseeker impales the guard in the stomach killing him instantly.
Arawn fails to make contact with the Shaper.
Caladan leans down to grab the warstaff again. He swings at the
Shaper but in the hasty strike misses.
The Shaper swings at Arawn but his shield blocks the blow.
The Outcast finds a vial of green liquid and rushes Caladan
in hopes to kill him with the glass. The Outcast throws the
small glass flask at the wizard at the last instant and it only
hits on the side and falling to the ground intact.
Farseeker sees the other two attacking the Shaper so goes after
the crazed Outcast before he could harm the humans. He impales
the outcast in the middle left ribs doing 26 points of damage.
The outcast unlike the warriors trained to take pain screams in
agony and falls to the ground.
Caladan hits the Shaper in the right shoulder doing 5 more points.
Arawn hits the Shaper doing 3 more points in her left side.
The Shaper knowing she is probably dead thrusts in one last ditch
effort at the Dwarf before her. But the non-humans blocks it with
The Outcast grabs his wound and raises a hand to show his
Farseeker looks at the three humans at the table and shakes
his head. The things they have done to these villagers is not
something to forgive. He stabs the outcast in one last defiant
method for revenge for the villagers killing him.
Caladan swings at the Shaper again but misses.
Arawn though thrusts at the Shaper and kills her with one final
stab in her chest.
Farseeker and Caladan checks the humans on the table. But Arawn
rushes to check the Outcast. He finds no pulse and glares at the
military man again. But there was no time to prevent it. He
rushes to help and examine the humans.
One of the human Arawn checks is not responding to void or
slaps or anything. Her eyes are rolled up into her head. She
has coral implants from her skull to her knees. Several fingers,
toes and a chunk of leg are just missing or torn out from the
implants. Arawn figures the pills could help her but she seems
to be brain dead. There is little hope for her but to end her
life here out of mercy. The other two humans seem in beetler shape.
One human has a strange Vong animal like implant on his left hand.
It is leather like a bear claw. The other has a few implants
on his shoulder, neck an done in his leg. But both seem in
much better shape. They brighten up to the group as they are
free from their bonds.
In the southern cave the other three move to the buildings as the
other groups attack the enemy at the same time.
Unali gets to building #7 and opens the flap. This structure
is 15 feet wide and 20 feet long. She immediately sees two Shapers,
one warrior and a Outcast. There is a human prisoner sitting tied
up in a chair.
She rushes the Warrior with both daggers. The magical dagger
hits but doesn't penetrate. The other dagger misses.
Chion rushes in and also charges the Warrior. Doing a martial
round house kick he swipes doing 12 points of damage with his
sai dagger against his lower left ribs.
Will charges one of the shapers and does 7 points to her with his
bastard sword .
The Warrior thrusts at Unali but fails to hit.
The two Shapers draw coufee daggers and thrust at Will. The first
misses entirely but the second does hit. But his new armor
Unali hits twice but the crab warrior armor protects him.
Chion stabs the warrior in the left shoulder killing him for
the needed damage.
Will thrusts at the Shaper but misses.
Unali moves toward the Shaper Will is attacking. She hits her
in the middle chest doing 9 points with her magical dagger but
misses with her normal dagger.
Chion rushes to attack the wounded Shaper but misses his blow.
Will stabs the wounded Shaper killing her in the process.
The last Shaper stabs Will back but his armor protects him.
Unali turns to the last Shaper and wounds her with her normal
dagger for 4 points. The Magical dagger fails to hit.
Chion turns as well to the last Shaper and stabs her for 4 points.
Will stabs the Shaper for 11 more points of damage.
The wounded Shaper tries to swing at Unali but misses.
Unali hits with both daggers doing a combined 5 points of damage
to the Shaper.
Chion hits again for 5 more points with his sai on the Shaper.
Will kills the Shaper with one final thrust of his sword.
The trio turn to examine the room and realize they forgot the
Outcast. All three look at the outcast with a coufee in hand
at the throat of the gagged human in the chair.
Unali considers her options. But Chion figures time is running
law and the human could be dead anyways. So with one swift motion
he throws the sai dagger toward the outcasts forehead. The dagger
impales deep in his softer forehead area and kills the outcast before
he realizes what happens.
Unali removes the gag as Will unties the man. The man looks
at the strangers as blood pours down from his sideburn due to the
dead Vong. "Thank the gods! They were doing research on me
and my magic. Trying out ways to counter it."
Unali glances at the tables and takes a look at tomes, scrolls
and books. Some pieces of coral on the table but for the most
part this room is research on magic. The man must be a wizard
of some kind. But there is little time to chat and get the details.
She waves the man out and motions him to the side.
Unali charges toward the next building to find it empty. It
looks like a room full of bugs from beetles to snakes. Likely
for research on middle world animals.
Rushing to the next hut (#3) the group finds two Shapers at
tables with bugs.
Unali charges before the Shapers could use the bugs as weapons.
She stabs the Shaper in the back doing 6 points with the normal
dagger but misses with the magical dagger.
Chion charges toward the other Shaper but misses his strike.
Will helps Unali and stabs the Shaper in the middle ribs doing
11 more points to her.
The wounded Shaper throws a flask of bettles toward Unali but
they are only normal bugs and just bounce off her. But it give
the Shaper time to draw her coufee for the next time. The other
Shaper swings her own coufee at Will but misses.
Unali stabs the Shaper with the magical dagger and does the
final damage to kill her.
Chion turns to the other Shaper and attacks but misses.
Will also fails to hit the Shaper.
The Shaper thrusts at Will but misses as well.
Unali stabs the other Shaper doing 8 points with the normal
dagger and misses with the magical one.
Chion hits the Shaper with his bloody sai he just killed
the Outcast with and does 13 more points to her.
Will attacks the shaper but misses.
The Shaper backing up to grab something on the table swings at
Will but misses with her coufee.
Will stabs the Shaper killing her as both Unali and Chion fail
in their own attacks.
Both groups Farseeker and Unali exit the huts and move toward
the last structure in the middle area (#2). Farseeker gets there
first and opens the flap to revel a single outcast behind a table.
Arawn raises a arm to block the man from charging in. For a change
Farseeker actually holds and let's Arawn enter first. The outcast
is holding a dish of bugs in his hands. He lowers it and looks
at the new visitors to the cave.
Meanwhile Raban's group descends the stairs going to the next
Raban's group reaches at the level of the next cave.
As a company the group creeps to the entrance. The ceiling seems
to be around 15 feet high. The entrance is 15 feet wide and 15 feet
Ben'dar creeps up to the entrance and looks around. This cave
has the entrance in the south east corner not center it seems. The
warrior peers around the corner and does a quick count. He raises
a hand to stop the group. He waves them back to the stairwell.
"I count at least 18 warriors. Looks like a barracks due to a lot
of sleeping blankets."
The warrior quickly sketches a layout of the cave in the air
since there is no sand here.
[Time: 3:18:33pm - Current/Next update for both groups]
GM: I did 33 seconds for both groups. Since there was no posts
or plans, Farseeker took reigns.
It was a lot of combat
so took a bit of time though looks like a small update.
Mana report not updated for this update. Will do after
the combat is over in second cave. Assuming there is a combat.
GM: Small goof on the Shaper cave I think I mislabeled the huts
but got the details essentially right.
Because it looked like a lot of text I cut but spaces between
actions. Normally after 1 action I'll do a line between but
with space figured might need less space.
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: Maps updated. Only hex maps so far. Will do a map for the
barracks without hexes for ease of viewing next update.
Group 1 is not on the map below but basically in or just outside
GM: Actions needed -
Prisoners - Shaper cave three in good shape. The one in
a state of comatose looks like best left or killed
unless someone has a better idea.
Actions for barracks cave - If not will be posted in
specific plans will just assume a frontal assault.
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. :)
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.]
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General @= Halfway point/Ladder to roof
Fake Vong Ceiling
__________________________ at _________________________
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I# \Balcony/Walkway/ Free / #IB
I# Prisoners #IC
Shaper I# #IE
Research IP #IFCave
Cave #1-->`# Shaper Research?-->#`G<-#4
Warrior #2-> `# Warrior Barracks -> #`I<-#5
Barrcks I# #IJ
Cave 3-> `# World Brian ----> #`K<-#6
I# @ <-Portal (Kotohi) #IN
Mount I#T T#IO
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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 - ???
* Shaper Research
Ceiling of cave is 15'
Cave opening is 25' wide, 8' high
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Building 1 - Human/Coral Implant research
Building 2 - Bug research
Building 3 - bug research
Building 4 - bug research
Building 5 - General Research
Building 6 - General Research
Building 7 - Magic research
Pit - 15 feet deep
Group 1 in this cave
3-4 Prisoners free
* Warrior Barracks [Left]
Ceiling of cave is 15'
Cave opening is 15' wide, 10' high
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V = Vong Warrior [14 Warriors]
# = Crates
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