[pnpgm] Game update #310 - File #512 - Attack on the Airship

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Tue Oct 26 06:33:58 CEST 2004

  Ht Alias/Player          Character Name    Type    Status/Notes  Sex
  -- -----------------------------------------------------------------
  Rh NPC Noble             Aren Solest       Duke    Normal/Human  Ma
  Rh Balrog                Balrog            Warrior Normal/Human  Ma
  Wh Tom Crockett          Caladan           Wizard  Normal/Human  Ma
  ?? Marcel Liberty        Chion             Sailor  Normal/Human  Ma
  ?? Burton Choinski       Cholan            Sailor  Normal/Human  Ma
  Rh Bob Eldred/Nomad      Damon             Sailor  Normal/Human  Ma
  Wh Ryan Torres           Farseeker         Warrior Normal/Human  Ma
  Wh Tim Falkenberg        Malradh ben Kasha Merc    Normal/Human  Ma
  Wh NPC Spy               Suresh Nambler    Spy     Normal/Human  Ma
  Rh Orion (Paul Broman)   Trembyl           Fighter Normal/Human  Ma
  Rh NPC Fighter           Triest            Warrior Normal/Human  Ma
  Wh Franseco B./Bondo     Valgor            Noble   Dead  /Human  Ma
  Rh Scott Adams           Xian              Wizard  Normal/Human  Ma
  Wh Wout Broere           Unali             Ninja   Normal/Human  Fe
  Wh Alex Koponen          Z'leyra           Healer  Normal/Human  Fe
  -- Chris Wells           Ben'dar           Warrior Normal/Human  Ma 
  -- Lyman R. Hampton      Kaylle            Scholar Normal/Faerry Ma
  -- Wayne Richardson/Uji  Thig              Sidh MU Normal/Faerry Ma
  Rh ------???-----------  Neva              Archer  Normal/Elf    Fe
  Rh Sergi Sallent         Jordi             Unsure  Normal/Elf    Ma
  Rh Npc Noble             Marta Valnon      Noble   Normal/Human  Fe
     Ally Section - Diplomats/Ex prisoners - 26 Allies
      G1  Akat, Zenon    (Goidan),     Chandris, Eri      (Kolari)
      G1  Vaeth, Tuon    (Donaran),    Vaidia, Anil       (Donaran)
      G2 *Zablin, Ris    (Zen'dan)     Ayddar Nylykerka   (Thaliban)
      G2  Nil Spaar      (Ursmaian),   Norda Proi         (Lemasan)
      G3  Walling, Dex   (Helvan)      Zing, Troyis       (Kll'Maun)
      G3  Amin, Rajwani  (Lemasan),    Qasir, Shah        (Ro'babzan)
      G1  Jevan, Corz    (Bhamotin),   Jezek, Gord        (Bhamotin)
      G1  Qualres, Diana (Shuikalese), Oolas, Kirz        (Katalan)
      G1  Abzyon, Wi     (Choisuan),   Xavier, Rua        (Fomorian),
      G1  Makki, Pov     (Katalan),    Matta, Kartz       (R'hiselkan)
      G4  Zenakhis, Trom (Fomorian),   Ackbar, Feli       (Chunrey)
      G4  Jozak, Mer     (Robari),     Zabel, Eti         (Artadan)
      G4  Goins, Sharmon (Teosian(,    Havirmar Havigashu (Vahearian)

         Player               Email Address            Email Status 
     Scott Adams            pnpgm at softhome.net          Working
     Marcel Liberty/Chion   kzinti_maouse at yahoo.com     Working 
     Tim Falkenberg         Malradh at yahoo.co.uk         Unknown
     Wout Broere            broere at powersandperils.org  Working
     Burton Choinski        bchoinski at attbi.com         Working
     Sergi Sallent          igresigres at yahoo.com        Working
     Alex Koponen           akoponen at mosquitonet.com    Working
     Chris Wells            ckwells at comcast.net

     Animals: Ventrius/Pogo Thig's dogs, Firesnake of Caladan's
              Tikil (Cholan's Ferret) (in bag)
              2 Wagon Horses, Hippogriff

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     Game Update #310  in sequence (file #512)
     Admin notes: None
     [Recap]     - None
     [New Stuff  - Current Situation]

       From Jordi: [Re: Actions]
         a) Loot:
            OOC: After thinking some time about it, I have decided that
            Jordi won't vote in this issue.  He was rescued from the jail
            by the party, and doesn't feel too comfortable voting in this
            particular issue.  He feel all right voting about tactical or
            strategical decisions, but not about this.  So he lets it to
            the rest of the group to decide

         b) Tactics:
            Jordi will cast invisibility spells and speed spells on the
            flying party as needed.  Then, he will prepare himself for
            combat in the ship:
            "I suggest closing & blocking the access from the rest of the
             complex to this cave.  In that way, we won't have a retreat
             route, but if the gargolyes enter their nest in their upper
             levels, they won't be able to surround us descending through
             the staircases and attacking us from the rear."

             Jordi look at the ship:
             "If there are firing platforms in the top of the masts, we
              can place some archers there.  They should also be armed
              for a melee combat, just in case the gargolyes attack them."

             Jordi feels almost sick when he says this.  In all the
             combats the party has made, Neva has been in the rearguard,
             in a "sure" position.  Now, she will be placed in a position
             where she will be in danger...

             OOC: Jordi has a bow, so he can place himself with Neva in a
             high position to fire.  But he can also place himself in a
             first line position.  It depends on our current amount of
             archers & front line fighters.  If, after casting magic on
             the "flying party" he has no mana left, he will ask for a
             firing place, near Neva; if he has some mana left, he will
             ask for a front line position.
       GM: A) Ack.  We'll see how Chion votes.
           B) Inviso can't be cast on others.  Speed can. Ack on
              tactics.  Thanks.

     Time: 11:29-11:44am                           

     [The party parts in every direction in preparation for battle.]

     [Cholan is stored safely in the hallway disabled at this time.]
     [Marta, Qorz, Talz stay in main cave and watch the prisoners
      now stored there.]

     [Balrog, Damon, Farseeker, Suresh hurry to the raft and cross
      over to the warship's decks.  They prepare the arrow weapons
      for combat if the climans should enter the cave.]

     [Ben'dar, Aren, Kasha stay in the small cave where the hole
      to the outside is.  They will eventually hide in the hallway
      in case invasion from that point to attack anyone.]

     [Triest and Unali take up space in the next cave over (in same
      sea cave - see map) the warehouse area.  They prepare their
      bow and crossbow.  To get anyone entering the main cave entrance
      that way.  They are also connected to the others and can backup
      Ben'dar and others if needed.]

     [Trembyl and Xian stand in the main cave with Arbalasts in case
      they need to attack at long range.  Trembyl also needs to keep
      an eye out in cae he needs to use the staff so both stand by
      the cloth clothing and peer into the sky through a cut out hole.]

     [Diplomats split up.  3 Join the Main cave as guards of the
      prisoners.  Seven join Ben'dar's group in the hallway to join
      in the melee i needed.  Seven others join in the warship
      with Farseeker's group to help protect them and fight if

     [Finally, Chion, Neva, Jordi and 5 diplomats run as fast as
      they can toward the Gargoyle perch cave a level up.  The
      diplomats will add protection and the other 3 can be archers
      from the gargoyle cave if needed to fire from above.  With
      Jordi's suggestion they can always retreat and lock the outer
      door to block the gargoyles in.]

     GM: Since no one had specific locations this is the best
       alotment I could figure out some through random methods.


     [Caladan considers his options and takes the feather but
      wonders if he could handle other things.]

     [Kaylle looks at the ship and calculates based on Damon's
     Kaylle: "We'll never fly that fast to get there before it probably
       lowers down."
     Thig: "No worry.  I'll teleport us behind the ship without
       having to fly."

     [Z'leyra walks to the other room and begins to undress to nothing.

     [Caladan soon joins her carrying his firesnake.  Caladan also
      begins to undress and leave his gear.  Caladan doesn't try
      to get a glance at Z'leyra in the corner but occasionally in
      a twist he gets a glimpse.  But for the most part both humans
      of the same general age and appearance (looks) respect each
      other and keep backs to each other as they undress.  As he
      undresses he decides mentally what he should do.  Instead of
      the dragon scale he grabs the feather.]

     [As Z'leyra nears the undressing she casts Invisibility on
      herself and she disappears.]

     [Z'leyra finishes her undergarments and within a few seconds
      quickly changes to a eagle.  She turns just in time to
      get a glance at Caladan as his slim naked body changes to
      a eagle as well.]

     GM: He could've tried the dragon but he has his reasons.

     [Both eagles fly into the other room just as the shadow
      creature that was watching both humans undress fades into
      the wall behind them.  Now it knows wht the true human
      form and both genders look like...]

     [Jordi waits before going up to join the others and after
      finding the right eagle casts Speed on Z'leyra.]

     [Jordi then runs off to join the others quickly.]

     [Thig has everyone use their fingers or claws or wing to
      touch him and prepares them for a gravity fall.  He then
      looks out toward the cloud and plots a teleport point in
      front of the ship.  Then suddenly all four disappear.
      Before then Kaylle and Thig turned invisible as well
      through their innate or trained magic.  Now only one
      visible is the Eagle of Caladan and the hippogriff that
      Z'leyra was in contact with.   She had arranged for it
      to be near the water and ships in case she needed it to
      be loaded into the hold so was nearby.]

     [Both invisible faerry, visible hippogriff, visible eagle
      and invisible eagle (Z'leyra) suddenly find themselves
      dropping a few quick feet down as they are about a mile
      and a half up in the air.  The cloud they appeared in
      is very thin though and not much cover.  Everyone begins
      their method of flight through wings to gain mobility in
      the air and separate from each other.  As they gain their
      bearings and stomach catches up to their body they eye the
      cloud with dark forms approaching fast.  It seems the
      cloud is moving with the ship and the parts of the ship
      either the front, masts or occasionally a person on deck
      is seen through the thicker cloud.    The small group only
      has about 15 seconds before suddenly the thicker cloud
      overtakes theirs and they are among the actual ship.

      Thig having cast a insubstantial spell seconds after reaching
      their spot impacts into the ship and starts to quickly fly
      through the ship looking for any prisoners...if he finds any
      he plans to send a mental message to Z'leyra.

      Kaylle dives to the right (or left of the ship) and tries
      to flank to the rear to find a few things to affect in
      a distraction..

      Caladan flanks to the right and quickly spots a good place
      to land.  On the deck in the front are about 4 large crates
      and he finds space on top of one...He sees maybe a dozen
      sailors on deck doing various things but seem to be mostly
      dealing with ropes on the deck and ropes on the masting...

      Z'leyra invisible flies toward the rear of the ship about
      20 feet behind the helmsman spot and lands.  She then
      quietly changes into a human again...

      The hippogriff still sluggish finally dives down and with
      some mental orders from Z'leyra dives for the mastsail.
      There are currenly about 4 sailors there preparing sails
      or taking them down.  Not sure.  One suddenly looks up
      to see only a few feet above them this creature dive for
      them and he gives a yelp.

      Caladan waddles ontop of one crate and prepares to change
      back to human form but he needs a better spot to hide.
      As he waddles forward though the top of the lid slightly
      open falls under his small weight and he gives a squak just
      as he falls into the crate and the box lid falls ontop
      of him...the firesnake that was with him scatters in
      another direction and circles back..

      Kaylle lands on the deck invisible and finds in the
      rear is a female dressed in a long white dress which
      must be the priestess.  She is talking quietly to a
      man in robes unlike the other sailors and must be her
      personal bodyguard.  Kaylle eyes them both to figure
      out what they might be up to...

      Z'leyra now in human form again stands and walks slowly
      to the area where the jars should be.  Just below the
      steering wheel.  But the helmsman is still standing in
      front of the wheel oblivious to the hippogriff.

      Suddenly 2 more sailors give a yelp as they spot the
      hippogriff trying to grab at the sail and rip it while
      grabbing ropes.  The sailors quickly panic and scatter.

      This brings the attention of the Priestess and Helmsman
      who turn to the loud noises.

      Thig continues to fly through the ship first going throught
      he gargoyle, smelly area.  Oddly seem to perk up when
      flies through as he roughly estimates 20-30 of them.  He
      then flies through the first deck of quarters and finds only
      sailors in various stations and duties..

      Kaylle grabs his faerry short sword and quietly approaches
      the bodyguard and Priestess..

      Caladan still in eagle form tries to move in the crate but
      finds himself engulfed in clothing or cloth of some sort.
      The muffled noises suddenly brings a nearby sailor to lift
      the lid and look in to see a half covered eagle in clothing.
      He gives a startled but nervous laugh and grabs for a dagger.
      Suddenly from behind the firesnake dives and bites down on
      the sailor's shoulder and he gives a scream out.

      The hippogriff dives and tries to claw a sailor nearby
      and slices the man's arms as he flails in defense...

      The Priestess orders the bodyguard to take care of the
      intruder creature.  The bodyguard draws a dagger which
      begins to glow and runs for the sail area..

      Z'leyra finds some rope on a small box and grabs it
      which turns it invisible.  SHe prepares a noose and
      walks quietly toward the helsman who prepares to leave
      his post but the Priestess barks a order fo rhim to
      stay in place and prepare to descend.

      Thig reaches the back of the ship and finds no one so
      goes down to the next small level and explore it..

      Caladan now uncovered by the clothing changes into
      human form and gets ouf of the create naked and
      visible.  The nearby sailor is writhing in pain and
      screaming from the fierce bite.  Caladan grabs his
      dagger and plunges it into the chest to silence the

      Kaylle now behind the Priestess who is barking orders
      to the crew including one to get the gargoyles from
      below and take care of the intruder...he stabs toward
      the back of the Priestess but she suddenly twists and
      the sword misses her by a half inch and slices between
      the left arm and body.  The Priestess doesn't seem to

      Z'leyra quickly draws up the rope and throws it over the
      head of the hslmsman and pulls and tightens the rope.
      The sailor tries to give out a yell but suddenly finds
      no voice.  He grabs for his neck as Z'leyra pulls back
      and pulls the sailor back onto her for leverage.  

      Suddenly the bodyguard catches up to the hippogriff and
      tries to swing at it with his glowing dagger but fails
      to hit.  However, Z'leyra losing her concentration makes
      the hippogriff go docile again.  The creature just hovers
      for a few seconds and the bodyguard gets a good swing and
      slices one wing a quarter the way down its length wounding
      the creature.

      Caladan now stands and surveys the ship for action.  He
      finds himself near the stairs in the front of the ship.
      THe other warships have stairs to the rear.  Must
      be a different layout.  He casts fire showers directly
      over the entrance to the stairs.  A shower of fire rains
      down just as a sailor emerges from below deck.  He catches
      on fire and falls below out of sight.

      Thig flies and finds one person alone but discovers he
      is not tied up but is just putting items in a bag so
      figures him to be a sailor..he continues to fly throught
      he ship...

      A few seconds later the Helmsman loses consciousness
      and slumps to the deck.  Z'leyra releases him and hurries
      over to the box case under the wheel where the jar should
      be.  But as she reaches there she finds it has a small
      lock.  She prays and pulls but finds it locked.  She
      curses silently...

      Kaylle this time instead of a thrust tries a swing and this
      time the blade slices the back of the priestess drawing
      blood.  She quickly turns to find no one.  She backs up
      and draws a dagger with one hand and moves her fingers
      about in a circle with the other...

      Caladan turns to the sail and figures a nice fireball
      could take out the sails...

      Suddenly from the noise and a sailor stirring them to
      action 5 gargoyles lift up from their pit below the
      deck and fly out their hatch to the air.  They see
      the hippogriff and fly toward it..

      Z'leyra looks up just in time to see the gargoyles fly
      at the sluggish creature.  She orders it to fly a bit
      away and defend himself as best he can...she then
      releases him from her spell and allows him no longer
      to be sluggish but at full alert.  She quickly looks
      back to the dead hslmsman and looks for a key on
      him but sees nothing.  She looks around the cabinet
      to see if there is one but finds nothing.

      The bodyguard seeing the gargoyles approach gives up
      and turns back to the priestess but notices no one
      at the wheel.  In fact this cases the rudder to drift
      lazily in the wind and friction starts to cause the
      ship to list back and forth.  He yells that no one
      is at the wheel and charges for it..

      Suddenly the Priestess casts a spell of Revelation and
      suddenly Kaylle becomes visible to her.  She smiles and
      charges...kaylle doesnt realize this and becomes startled
      but he quickly leaps to the air just as she swings at
      his feet and misses ...as Kaylle flies up in the air..

      The hippogriff gives a roar as he is freed from the spell
      of fascination.  It spots a human sailor and dives for it
      and quickly grabs his arm and then bites the neck of
      the man killing him instantly...but now the gargoyles
      are on him and one throws a net on him.  The hippogriff
      tosses back and forth and falls to the deck..

      Z'leyra not seeing the bodyguard near looks for anything
      around her and finds a metal mug.  She grabs it on top
      of the cabine and bashes the lock loudly hoping it will
      break or shatter or something!

      By now thig has completed his quick flight through the
      ship and finds no one of prisoner status at least he
      thinks...he then dives back up through the decks and
      into the sky..

      Kaylle glances over to the cabinet where he knows Z'leyra
      should be and sees the wood indent slightly nd wonders
      then realizes the cabinet much be locked...hovering
      over the priestess he glances at her to see if she has

      The bodyguard nears the steering wheel and ends up about
      2 feet to the left of Z'leyra but sees nothing but the
      down helsman.  He raises his glowing green dagger and
      tries to figure out what's going on then realizes
      the jar may be in danger.  He approaches the cabinet
      and his knees hit the shoulder of Z'leyra who becomes
      startled.  Sensing danger the dobyguard swings the
      dagger but at least 2 feet above the head of the kneeling
      z'leyra and misses.  Weaponless she starts to pick up
      the mug again..

      Suddenly all heck breaks loose on and around the ship...

      But that's for friday...

      Ok...OK!  nevermind!  I'll finish!

      Suddenly the cloud around the ship seems to be getting
      thinner as the ship rocks back and forth in the sky.
      Trembyl and Xian notice this and wonder what could be
      going on.  Suddenly Xian sees strange specks behind
      the airship.  He raises Damon's spyglass and looks at
      them.  He gasps and then hands the spyglass to Trembyl
      to look..

      Trembyl seems them to..must be..20..30 of them..closing
      in on the ship...from the rear..

      On the ship suddenly Kaylle is the first to see them.
      A horde of flying creatures closing fast.

      Suddenly bolts...arrows..and darts fly forward...
      at least 5 darts and 3 arrows suddenly impact on
      the priestess and treat her like a pincushion.  She
      gives out a yell of pain and falls to her knees where
      Kaylle dives fast and swings his sword finishing her

      On the other side the Bodyguard turns to hear the
      Priestess scream and sees them approach.  He's seen
      them before...faerry!  At least 2 dozen of them!

      He twists and Z'leyra uses the mug to swing but
      when the shift rocks back and forth is thrown to the
      other side and loses her balance..

      At that instant the bodyguard is surrounded by a sparkle
      of colors and he screams and falls to his knees.  Three
      faerry swoop in and with small swords piece him and
      kill him...

      Other faerry swarm the other parts of the ship and attack
      other sailors...Caladan at this time fires a fireball
      into the sails not noticing the attack and it blazes into
      fire.  Those on the group see the fire burst...

      Z'leyra sees the 3 faerry leave and find other prey and
      she searches the body and yes!  Keys..she quickly stumbles
      to the cabinet and after 2 keys finds the right one
      and unlocks it.  She opens the cabinet doors to find a
      glowing energy ball in a famiilar jar.  She looks around
      and then grabs it.  Wondering what's going on here in
      the back of her mind.

      Unfournately the hippogriff gets out of his net nad attacks
      2 gargoyles.  He is able to kill both quickly but 3 of
      the other gargoyle swarm him and stab him with spears.
      When the faerry approach they also attack the gargoyles
      and a melee ensues with all 3 creature types.  With
      4 faerry only 1 is wounded but the gargoyles are all
      killed quickly.  but unfournately in the melee the
      hippogriff's right wing is clipped and he falls down and
      down to the sea to impact and unfournately be the first
      victim to drown..At least he took out a few before he

      Z'leyra grabs the jar and stands up.  She hollers out
      loud that she has it as it disappears in her hands.

      Caladan hears this and backs down and prepares another
      shape changing spell.

      Thig and Kaylle stare in wonder as the faerry swarm the
      ship and wonder what the heck is going on.

      Crew is being attacked but 2 faerry are killed in the

      As Z'leyra approaches the railing she eyes around to make
      sure all are ready.  She doesn't spot Caladan but sees
      his firesnake hovering down the way.  She figures Caladan
      is about ready..she counts the few seconds..

      Then a eagle takes to the air and flies off the ship that
      must be Caladan..she doesn't spot the hippogriff though
      or thig/kaylle (invisible still).  She figures they
      can fly away.  She raises a leg to the railing to prepare
      to dive off and change to eagle herself.   But as she
      does she notices her leg becomes visible?  Yet her
      hands aren't?  She wonders what is going on and notices
      the jar seems to be warping space and matter around the
      jar as it glows stronger.  Much stronger than those on
      the ground.  Maybe this is their active state?    Whatever
      is going on its affecting her cloaking spell.  She
      raises the jar up to get a better view and her naked abdomen
      becomes visible but not her head.

      Suddenly from behind a Faerry raises a club and dives for
      her figuring her to be an enemy...

      Z'leyra decides that carrying the jar will be harder but
      with the nearby rope ties the tip of the jar to her
      abdomen so in case she does drop it it will still be
      on her body...

      As she finishs the knot her head rings out in pain and
      suddenly the lights go black..

      Thig and Kaylle take to the air and distance themselves
      away from the ship.  Caladan circles back and sees the
      ship in chaos as faerry and human fight and wonders what
      the heck is going on.

      Suddenly Xian below spots a form falling from the ship
      after the hippogriff impacts...this one is human...
      wait..its definitely female as she is naked..can only
      be Z'leyra.  He drops the spyglass to the dirt floor
      and quickly spouts a spell.

      Z'leyra dazed and eyes closed falls from the ship with
      a nice bruise on her head.  The jar is now clung to her
      abdomen but is now warping the space and her spell.  She
      is almost fully visible now...

      She opens her eye nad finds she is only about 200 feet
      from the water...she flaps her arms and realizes she
      is still human!  She prepares again to tranform to eagle.

      Suddenly a form appears below her and she drops fast toward
      it.  The form grabs her and she stops but both dive down
      a few more feet...she recognizes Xian.  He must have
      teleported to the spot below her.  They slow their fall
      but begin to pace up again.  Xian quickly spouts another
      spell and he starts to levitate...theys slow down...and
      slow down...then hover..about 38 feet above the ocean..

      Z'leyra looks down and then at Xian and grabs him so not
      to fall.  He looks down and sees how close they are.
      He then notices her naked body and grins.  She glares at

      Xian: "Need a lift?"

      By this time the jar has been removed from the ship and
      without its powerful magic it quickly and suddenly
      lurches.  It pitches forward then over again almost
      with its front poiting directly down.  It falls quickly
      and almost overtakes Xian and Z'leyra but misses them
      by about 40 feet.

      The impact of the ship creates a splash of water that
      goes up about 35 feet and this splashes against Xian
      and Z'leyra who now become drenched.  Xian grins again
      at the glisting body of Z'leyra but then wonders how
      they can return as his spell won't last forever..

      The faerry all seem to have lifted off the ship.  No
      other gargoyles were able to escape and most never
      got out of the hold.  The impact was so great that
      anyone on top deck were killed instantly.  Flooding
      will surely kill the others....the mass of faerry
      circle and watch the ship sink..

      As Xian lifts both of them up about 60 feet he casts
      another teleport and they poof back into the cave near
      Trembyl.  Trembyl eyes both and especially the visible
      Z'leyra who runs out of the room for her clothing..

      Next update Friday...

      [Ran out of time for more...but friday there will be
       a bit more stuff :)...hope this was entertaining.
       Unfournately ran out of time for far more details I
       wanted.  Already way past my bed time..]


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