[pnpgm] Game Update #174 - File #1213 - Combined attack
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Fri Jul 1 09:04:05 CEST 2011
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 #174 in sequence (file #1213)
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Post from Kell: [Re: Actions]
[Lots of things.
1. Very happy you're feeling better. Keep on mending. How is
your recovery? Any current effects hitting you?
2. I thought Kell was with Unali's group? Don't really care too
much. That is how it's listed in the footer of the posts.
BUT, I have no qualms w/ you changing it. Not much has happened
w/Kell other than his daydream. Getting some action is good
3. Thanks for the compliment. I thought the daydream turned out
well. Wanted to get the mana-view using another sidh and
incorporate all of that, and the language usage too. Heck, I
think that daydream is even mostly (90%+) accurate. He he. Kell
does have his uses. Too bad no one bet Kell that gold.
Great addition of Cpt Lin acting then pausing.
4. Wait to hear your response before acting, so I know which
group I can act with.
5. Shields - highly underrated. ;)
GM: Ack. Well I could've gone back to work more than a month
ago. But I enjoyed the recovery and it helped to get the
new computer stuff. Sadly I still don't have a new toy
yet. But I'm in the finished touches of my wish list. Just
have to get it. It will likely take weeks before I finish
get everything transferred over to new computer since will
have less time once I get back to work. But I figure it
is time to get back. As to effects nothing really. Minor
speech stuff but nothing major. So in a bit I get back
into the groove. As to wrong group. Sidh. I've sent the
editor dwarf to the rack. He owes me 2 weeks of torture.
I think he got a bit confused with something mentioned
way early like maybe when you talked to another person in
the other group? But we'll move on. It was a good dream.
At least its posting and being active. Fremea's group is
your group. As to shields if I can remember them gear wise.
:) BTW your name I mentioned in the PNP mailing list. :)
From Arawn: [Re: Actions[
Catching sight of Unali's gesture Arawn silently nods...
OOC: If Unali doesn't want to use Invisibility/magic then Arawn
will not cast anything, following her lead. Otherwise, he'll
cast the invisibility on himself and hold on to Unali with a free
hand to maintain invisibility. They will be able to see each
other so coordinating things shouldn't be a problem.
From Fremea: [Re: Actions[
Fremea watches a little bit to see if any of the Vong come her
direction, feeling a bit stuck not being able to fly over the
damn light. When it is obvious that no Vong come past the
light to be taken out, she pulls out her bow (regular) with
some plain arrows. She takes careful aim at the torch. Quietly
she says, "Everyone be ready, they will be coming quickly...
(This is where Scott, hopefully, goes at it hits, taking out the torch)
From Will: [Re: Actions]
I just want to point out that I said I would "look" for an
opportunity to set up an ambush.... So what do you know we
found a Vong and he ambushed us... what more could you ask for!
GM: Ack. Specifically no one actually in both groups stated to
be alert enough to look behind every alcove. The map was
laid out to figure such places early. Z'leyra did mention
scouting but she ran out of fuel before found the Vong. So
since it was a open thing I jumped. Why planning actions
and the use of words is critical. :) You did say to ambush
OTHERS so yes. But not to look for an ambush from the Vong. :)
It was just fun I had to do. :)
From Kell: [Re: Actions]
Kell watches all the alcoves intently, looking for yet more
hidden pests. Pests of the Vong kind.
And - whispering, "I say we stop those guards by the tunnel,...
[Meh, I had more and wanted to say more, but I'm tired.]
GM: Ack. Darn. Someone now actually looking at alcoves. :<
From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
Keeping to the shadows (and using her ability to see in ordinary
darkness to check around for Vong in the shadows) Z'leyra will
ready her sling and prepare to sling bullets at the Vong guards
when they get attacked.
GM: Ack. How do you see? The spell ended. The one item that
does that isn't worn/held?
From Will: [Re: Actions]
"Yes they've left some hidden to surprise us... shields...
OOC: Will continues to look for opportunities to be ambushed.
[Augado 10th, 1634TH]
[Location: Middle Katai Plains]
[ Mountains west of Pamau]
[Time: 12:53:35 pm]
The time has come for the battle to turn stealth to overt work.
At this point the two groups can't do much without it being more
public. Not with the group on the north side of the pond. From
the alcove niche south of the front entrance, Fremea hopes things
shift but they do not. At this angle the actual details on the
front entrance to the cave is elusive. It looked at one point
From the rock formation in the east some 400 or so feet from
Fremea's group, Unali peers around the corner. The Shaper and
Warrior is still a bit further away than she hoped. Some 150
or so feet away they seem to be chatting quietly. Unali finds
it fascinating a Shaper would be talking to a warrior for so
long. Is she giving out orders? Maybe the Vong are a bit
more social than they seem to be.
Unali glances over to the west side. She can't pinpoint the
group itself. But at one point a bulk of a person, likely
Raban, was seen in the shadows briefly. She hopes that if they
are going to act it is coordinated. She fears that if she
strikes first those at the entrance will warn others. If only
there was some way to coordinate each other.
Unali glances back to Arawn and gestures him forward with
Catching sight of Unali's gesture Arawn silently nods his head.
Creeping forward he followed Unali's lead, prepared to coordinate
the attack to both silence the warrior's cry and fall, ready to
use blade or empty hand to finish the job.
As the group ponders how to slip past the torch-lit corner
Arawn whispers to Unali and the rest of thier group. "I can cloak
Unali and myself in invisibility to slip around the corner. I can
take others as well but the cloak will lift as soon as we lose
contact with each other so it might be best to wait and come back
for the rest afterwards."
Back on the west side, Fremea watches the Warrior group. They
seem to be talking a bit. Maybe the one just come from the south
is their leader?
Fremea watches a little bit to see if any of the Vong come her
direction, feeling a bit stuck not being able to fly over the damn
light. When it is obvious that no Vong come past the light to be
taken out, she pulls out her bow with some plain arrows. she takes
careful aim at the torch. Quietly she says, "Everyone be ready,
they will be coming quickly to check out what happened. Use the
crevices to hide and surprise them."
Kell nods to Fremea's words. To think he could've been on
Unali's group instead of helping Will fight off a Vong. He
adds whispering, "I say we stop those guards by the tunnel, try
to keep ourselves unknown. I bet Kiet's ropes could slither over
there and immobilize them, allowing us to move into position to
block the tunnel."
"Yes they've left some hidden to surprise us... shields are
good... time for a shield and a bigger weapon. " Kell grips his
shield in a fit of pride.
[Time: 12:55:42 pm]
Farseeker grips Arawn's arm. "I'm coming as well. You'll need
Arawn glances at Unali to see if she protests but then he
realizes he did offer others. Arawn shrugs and nods.
Arawn begins to speak the soft words of the Sidh in the form of
a invisibility spell.
For a few seconds, Fremea stands with bow nocked. It will be
a tricky shot. But she isn't doing a quick aim. She grumbles that
a simple Archery spell like guided missile could do it easily.
Breathing slowly she readies the bow.
Kiet doesn't react to the offer of using ropes. Maybe it is that
the spell's range is too far or the threat from the Captain.
[Time: 12:56:00 pm]
Fremea lets the arrow fly the 30 or so feet to the torch along
the rock wall. The arrow hits dead center just below the flame
on the wick or whatever the Vong use. When this impact happens
the arrow shatters and the wick holder seems to shatter as well.
It looks like a form of dry wood or hay-fine-like material.
May be some Vong manufactured creature or item. Doesn't seem
to be normal fuel like tar or oil or even simple wood. As the
wick-holder seems to fall to pieces the fire separates from the
base of the torch and falls to the ground. Instead of dousing the
fire it seems to shrink but not go out completely. Several small
clumps of fire land on the dirt ground. The clumps number about
4 or 5 seem to flicker but without fuel they seem to flicker and
Out of the corner of his eye the Vong Warrior glances to the
south to notice the sudden change in the torch. He seems to
stare a bit then one of the others nearby points a bit to the
south-east. The warrior places a hand to his head as if to shield
his eyes to get a better look. But his eyes seem to be looking
at the direction of the first attacks by Fremea. Those two places
where Raban took out one torch himself. One might be a odd thing
but two and now a third.
The lone warrior waves his amphistaff toward the south and one
of the other warriors join him heading south. But the other warrior
seems to remain at his post.
Fremea glances around the side and sighs when only two of the
Vong are coming. That means if the other gets away it could be
a dangerous thing for the party. Fremea waves for the others
to prepare. But sadly is not much area to hide besides the
rock around the corner. Moving to the alcove north of the
now downed torch would be easily seen by the Vong.
[Time: 12:56:12 pm]
The two Vong warriors are now feet away from the downed torch.
By now the flames are all doused. These two Vong seem confident
and sure of themselves. They don't fall for the alcove as the
first warrior checks that area first. Then the move further
south toward the party.
Unali, Arawn and Farseeker run toward the Shaper and Warrior
while cloaked under Arawn's spell. They have made it quickly
over 120 feet and now need another 50 or so feet.
[Time: 12:56:18 pm]
The two Vong round the corner around the rock wall that hides
the party and Fremea. Since the party is several feet away and
the amount of bodies among the group, the chance of a good
ambush is off.
At the same time Farseeker, Arawn and Unali reach the two Vong
they are attacking.
Raban growls and leaps toward one of the Vong Warriors. He
crosses the 10-12 feet toward the Vong. But as both hands
grasp for the warrior he bends just in time to duck the blow
and both large hands miss their mark.
Unali guided Arawn and Farseeker toward the rear of the
warrior as he is the greatest threat. Unali breaks her contact
with Arawn and becomes visible just as she draws both daggers.
Both daggers make their marks. The magical dagger hits the Vong
in the rear lower right doing massive damage. The second
normal dagger impacts below the upper left shoulder. But the
massive damage from the magical kills the Vong warrior before
Unali can even pull out and the normal dagger isn't even needed.
Farseeker breaks away from Arawn as well in order to grip
both hands to his great sword. But he is taken aback when
Unali kills the Warrior instantly. Shrugging that off the
military man moves toward the Shaper feet away. Crossing the
few feet he swings his sword toward the Shaper's abdomen.
The large blade slices sidelong toward the upper right of her
chest doing moderate damage.
Chion charges one of the warriors near Raban. He stabs his
sai down to the Vong but the blade misses him.
Ben'dar on the east side of the cave sees the others attacking
the Warrior and Shaper. He charges pass the corner and runs for
the others to help Unali.
Arawn still invisible moves past Farseeker and tries to come
up behind the Shaper while pulling his magical sword. He
swings wildly but misses as she seems to weave away from
Kell charges to attack the second warrior (#8) with his spear
but the spear fails to make contact.
Captain Lin uses this distraction to move behind the Vong.
Going behind them he moves quickly north. He figures if no
one is worried about the third warrior then its his duty to
Warrior #8 draws up his amphistaff and chooses his target of
Raban. The swing is wild though and Raban feels no snake or
spear to his large frame.
Warrior #9 attacks Kell who is closest to him but his thrust
is wide and doesn't even come inches away.
Z'leyra with her sling in hand prepares to fire when she can
get a good shot.
Caladan rounds the corner and heads to help Unali out.
Kiet stands in front of Zhou and prepares his ropes in case
he can get a chance.
Will charges forward to help Kell and thrusts his Tulwar.
The blade impacts on the left lower chest but doesn't penetrate
the tough Vong armor.
The Shaper who is completely startled by the sudden appearance
of Unali behind the Warrior and then his death is taken clearly
aback. She is wearing a Snake hood and even the snakes seem to
blink in confusion and quiet down briefly. Fearing that she
is clearly outnumbered she reaches into her gown-robe and pulls
out a Orb. She begins to quickly stroke with her free hand.
Strie'bog joins Caladan to move toward Unali.
Zhou behind Kiet draws up his sword ready to help but finds
that each warrior has 2 on them as it is now.
Finally Fremea pulls her dagger but finds the two warriors
have 2 allies on them. She sees Captain Lin moving forward.
With more instinct she decides to give chase after Lin to help.
[Time: 12:56:21 pm]
Raban pushes with his left arm and with his right hand lands
a punch on Warrior #8's left upper chest doing a massive blow.
Unali steps over the Warrior and heads straight for the Shaper.
She thrusts the magical dagger but it doesn't even get close. For
her normal dagger she lands in the Shaper's left upper chest
below the shoulder and does the final damage to kill the Shaper.
Farseeker twirls around and runs fast toward the group to the
Chion tries to stab the warrior near him but the sai fails
to make contact.
Ben'dar continues to run toward the west.
Arawn still invisible also turns to follow after Farseeker
to the Vong in the west.
Kell thrusts his spear at the second warrior but the weapon
fails to penetrate the tough armor.
Captain Lin jogs further northward toward the entrance.
Warrior #8 thrusts at Raban but fails to make contact even
with the large man.
Warrior #9 thrusts the amphistaff in spear format at Kell
and the spear does massive damage to Kell's right arm doing
13 points. The sudden pain causes him to drop his spear to
the ground. Kell gives a slight scream of pain not that the
damage was bad but its happened again! This must be the third
time his arm has been badly wounded.
Z'leyra raises her sling ready to fire. She assumes Kell
will be forced to back off giving her a chance to fire on
the Vong warrior.
Caladan continues to move westward.
Kiet grips his ropes in one hand and dagger in the other.
Will comes near to help Kell but his Tulwar doesn't penetrate
the tough Vong crab armor.
Strie'bog continues to move westward.
Zhou moves forward around Kiet and goes to help Kell. He
raises his sword to parry any possible strike while he helps
to move Kell a bit further away.
[Time: 12:56:24 pm]
GM: Spells active:
Arawn - Invisibility
GM: Mana/Experience report update
Link on website updated. Experience will be updated
at the end of the cave combat. Once leave the area
will update sheets. But you can see what is done before
this update. Experience in this update will be added
for next update since have to record it from my notes.
This is how it will likely be done. Added at least
a update behind. While some experience has been updated
for this Update other things haven't. Kell's wound not
recorded for example but mana chart updated.
GM: For this cave groups divided up
With Unali: Farseeker, Caladan, Strie'bog, Ben'dar and Arawn
With Fremea: Raban, Kiet, Zhou, Chion, Will, Captain Lin,
Kell and Z'leyra
GM: Holiday for Monday. I figure some might be out of town.
But if not I'll try to work on a 2 phase combat for the
next update. Keep in mind if not posted some actions I
am not sure what your actions will be generally. So
it may be a simple attack or wait situation. Also if
I'm not using the right weapon let me know.
GM: Map updated. One warrior near entrance. Two with the
others near Raban/Will. Other Vong are on north side
of pond at this point not moved.
GM: Map of Growing Area
1 Row = 10 feet
1 Column = 10 feet
1 2 3 4 5 6
%7 %% %%%%%%% %%%+% %%% %%% %%% A
/ %%%% V %%% %% B
% +% C A U CS %%% %% C
% 3 DE 4 B +% %%% D
%%% .......ssss....ooo.......ssss........... %% E
%%+ oo.....sssss....oooo.....sssssss........ssss. %% F
% ooo.....................................sssss. %% G
%%% L................................................ +%%%% H
%%%% E ...sss....................................... %%%% I
% ...sss....................................sss %%% J
% ....sss...................................ssss %% K
%%%% ........................................sss %% L
%%%% ooo......................................... % M
% %% oo..sss..............ssss....ooooooo........ %% N
% K ? .sss..............ssss....oooooo........ +%%% O
% Z ..................sssss.....ooooo...... %% P
%%+ .oooo .. % Q
% %%% %%% . %%%+ ` R
% %%%% %%%%%% %%% . +%%%%% %%% % S
/}\= Water source?
% = Rock/cave wall
` = Party's inner cave = [R60]
s = Amphistaff growth fields
o = Orb growth fields
. = Actual water/pond surface
+ \ Torches set along the wall
Vong = dead roved from map but coordinates are bodies
Shaper - #1 - [Q32] #2 - [O22] Dead
#3 - [???] Dead #4 - [D35]
#5 - [C37] Dead #6 - [???] Dead
Warrior - #7 - [A2 ] #8 - [O6 ]
#9 - [O6 ] #A - [???] Dead
#B - [B38] Dead #C - [C22]
#D - [D22] DE - [D23]
A - Arawn - C34 B - Ben'dar - B45
C - Caladan - C45 F - Farseeker- B33
E - Fremea - I6 K - Kiet - O5
S - Strie'bog- C46 U - Unali - C37
Z - Z'leyra - P6 L - Cap Lin - H5
? - Chion - O6 ? - Kell - O6
? - Raban - O6 ? - Will - O6
? - Zhou - O6 [All in same hex area]
(2 Warriors at O6 as well]
Light by torches go as far as 30 feet but usually 20 feet around
the torches. Diameter wise or about 3 rows/columns.
Light at R31 is actually out.
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