[pnpgm] Game Update #174 - File #1213 - Combined attack

Scott Adams longshotgm at netzero.com
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
  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 #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
          too.  :)

          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.
        GM: Ack. 

        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)
        GM: Ack. 

        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.
        GM: Ack. 

     [New Stuff]

         [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
         sign language.  

           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
         a help."

           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
         fade away.

           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
         do something.  

           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
         distant west.

           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]

         Actions? Comments?

         Next Update....Friday...

         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]
    Party  -
       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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