[pnpgm] Game Update #246 - File #1489 - Howls of the beasts..

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   HT Aliaver/Player          Character Name    Type    Status/Notes  Sex
   -- -----------------------------------------------------------------
   R1.John Haight...........Arawn.............Druid  .Normal/Alfar  Ma
   ??.Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
   R4.Tom Corckett..........Caladan...........Wizard  Normal/Human  Ma
   W2.Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human  Ma
   W3.Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
   --.Tobie Bonahoom........Fremea............Sidh....Normal/Faerry Fe
   R2.Mark Murtha...........Kell..............Trader..Normal/Human..Ma
   R1.David Sanders.........Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human  Ma
   R4.J H Hooten............Raban.Usherwood...Bard....Normal/Human..Ma
   W2.Robert Maxwell........Strie'bog.........Bard....Normal/Human..Ma
   W4.Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human  Fe
   R1 John.Stowman..........Will..............Hunter..Normal/Human..Ma
   R4.Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human  Fe
   R1 NPC...................Zhou Kiwat........Noble...Normal/Human..Ma
      Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra, Tef'wo (Horse) Ben'dar,

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      Game Update #246 in sequence (file #1489]

      Admin Notes: None.

         From Will: [Re: Actions]
           If Will is back to being in control of his actions he will use
           a flight spell cast using the wand  to hasten his progress
           landing and then attacking on foot.
         GM: Ack. Didn't read the update when Lin wanted to kill you for
             being a enemy? You are back in control since then.  But
             sadly the group already moved up so no need to do a spell
             now unless you just want to do it.

         From Arawn: [Re; Actions]
           Arawn's attention was focused on Z'leyra and Chion, ....

           "I'll try to keep it brief," he told them. "Lin was....
           Although in a hurry Arawn paused just long enough to look
           over the items gathered on the table before bending down to
           look at the Shaper's possession just in case the item they
           were looking for might be right in front of him.
         GM: Ack.

      [New Stuff]

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

          [Time: 3:09:50pm]

            Arawn's attention was focused on Z'leyra and Chion, glad to see
          them back on their feet, and was completely unprepared for
          Raban's boisterous slap. Leaning against the stone wall as he
          regained his footing he gave the giant bard a grin and prepared
          himself to follow after the others. Realizing that both Z'leyra,
          Chion and Will were not privy to the information shared by Lin
          Arawn did what he could to update the trio on the newly
          discovered news as they raced to the upper levels.

            "I'll try to keep it brief," he told them. "Lin was contacted
          by an Outcast Vong, giving him a vision of what would happen and
          how we might stop things. The Brain is currently trapped in a
          magical field that blocks it's powers for less than half an hour.
          Once it's free it can use it's powers to activate an eruption or,
          if it wishes, activate a creature elsewhere that can destroy this
          world. We're looking for a device held by the leader, a safeguard
          that can control the Brain and render it helpless."

            He paused for a moment, a pensive expression crossing his face.

            "That aside I was only in contact with the Brain briefly but
          it feels emotions, not just anger and hate but also regret. If
          this plan doesn't work then appealing to it might be our last


          [Time: 3:10:31pm]

            Caladan moves toward Structure #2 (more a Vong hut) and
          opens the door flap to reveal another set of tables but no
          Vong inside. He motions toward Z'leyra behind him that
          the hut is empty.

            Getting the signal Z'leyra passes Caladan and runs for Hut #3.
          Opening the flap she sees a Vong Warrior kneeling on the ground
          doing something to one of those Voxyen 6 legged dog animal-things.
          The Voxyen growls and lunges for Z'leyra.  It bites down onto
          her right arm but her chainmail is tougher than his grip and
          she takes no damage.

            Z'leyra sees the threat is the warrior and charges him.  She
          swings her magical great sword and gets under his left arm slicing
          deep into his left middle ribs doing 28 points of damage.

            Ben'dar rushes in and sees the warrior reeling from the
          Shaman's strike and decides the beast is his target.  He
          stabs down into the beast's side doing a minor 3 points.

            Caladan enters the hut and swings at the beast but his war
          staff misses the agile beast as it dodges the strike.

            The warrior stands and grabs his side but he knows his
          death is coming.  He flexes his right arm and the snake
          wrapped around his arm flexes and lengthens out to a full
          amphistaff as it hardens.  The warrior lunges and swings
          at Z'leyra but the weakened Vong fails to hit her.

            Ben'dar thrusts at the stinky beast but fails to hit it.

            Inside hut #1 Arawn finishes his scan of the room but the
          contents are a bit confusing without further time.  Noticing
          that the others left he runs out to head toward the 3rd hut.

            Caladan smashes downward with his magical war staff and
          slams it down onto the spine of the beast and kills it in
          the blow.

            Z'leyra thrusts her great sword and impales the warrior
          in the middle of his chest doing the final damage to kill him.

            Ben'dar moves to hut #4 but finds it empty and waves for
          the others to follow.

            Moving to Hut #5 Ben'dar opens the flap and steps inside
          to attack a Shaper staring at the door.  But moments ago the
          Voxyen nearby warned her of the intruders, probably sensing
          the magic users.  She was ready with her tricks.  Ben'dar
          steps inside to find that the surface of the dirt is slippery
          of some kind.  Losing his balance he reacts to the lunging
          Voxyen who is charging him.  But he does not see the pistol
          full of Razor bugs being fired on him by the shaper.  Of the
          20 Razor flying bugs fired at him 9 impact on him while 11
          harmlessly fly past him to land on the ground outside the hut.

            The 9 Razor bugs impact hard at once and bore into armor
          and skin that may be found.  Of the 9 that impact on his
          Dragon hide armor only 1 penetrates his armor.  The others
          fail to actually dig deeper and fall to the ground.  The
          one that does digs into skin doing 1 point of damage.

            Reeling back outside the door Ben'dar tries to regain his
          footing and slips down from the muck on the ground landing
          on his rear end.

            Caladan charges forward seeing Ben'dar fall and knows something
          is wrong so becomes alert.  Turning the corner he rushes jumping
          over the green muck and tries to bash the Voxyen.  He hits him
          in the side of the neck doing minor damage.

            The Shaper places the razor bug pistol on the table and draws
          her coufee and another item from her belt ready to attack if
          the beast fails to kill the intruders.

            The Voxyen stunned by the blow turns to attack Caladan but
          the Zen'da wizard is able to move his leg away just in time.

            Arawn now enters the hut and jumps over the muck which is
          on Ben'dar's boots.  The Alfar could easily surmise it was
          something like that so avoided the muck easy.  He charges
          toward the Shaper who is holding something in her other
          hand.  He thrusts his scimitar at her hitting her in the
          left middle ribs doing only a minor 5 point wound.

            Z'leyra nods to Ben'dar as she passes him entering the hut.
          Unlike Arawn though she fails to see the muck and steps on it.
          Her magical boots seem to take the muck in stride though and
          she is able to step past it.  Charging forward she swings
          at the Shaper with her great sword.  She hits the Shaper in
          the left side slicing deep into her abdomen doing 26 points
          of damage killing the Shaper.

            Ben'dar now back to his feet leaps over the muck and growls
          eager to kill the Shaper.  But seeing her on the ground he turns
          to the Voxyen.  But the six legged beast is able to avoid the
          spear and he misses.

            Caladan however does not and slams the magical war staff
          against the beast's head killing him instantly.


            Meanwhile at the same time Fremea, Chion, Farseeker and
          Unali reach the two huts at the east side of the cave.  Fremea
          lands on the roof ready to fire as cover in case she is needed.
          It would not be good for her to open the door first.

            Farseeker opens hut #6 and finds another Shaper and another
          Voxyen.  This Shaper has a communication Orb on her shoulder.
          The Orb displays a face like the one seen before on other Orbs.
          Farseeker wonders if the Orb mimicking the Vong is the face
          of the leader.  It is barking strange orders to her in their
          language.  But Farseeker ignores the beast and charges at
          the Shaper.  She grabs a vial of some powder off the table
          and tosses it to Farseeker's face.  But the man with the
          supernatural agility easily dodges and ducks away from it.
          The vial of powder impacts on the hut wall and explodes in
          a cloud of blue mist that soon fades.  But in doing the
          dodge Farseeker is not able to hit the Shaper in his first

            Up on the roof Fremea can hear the howl of the beast
          below.  It must be detecting her presence.

            Unali charges in and decides the beast could poison
          her with his bite but the Shaper could have those darn
          bug pistols.  So she has to kill her first.  She raises
          both daggers hoping the magical dagger will warn her
          of any beast attack.  Both daggers hit doing 4 and 6 points
          to her upper left chest and middle right ribs.

            The Voxyen sees Chion and charges him leaving the hut.
          The beast which seems to move in every direction at once
          with its six legs seems to leap at Chion.  Biting on
          his right arm and drawing blood doing 3 points of damage.

            The Shaper slices her coufee at Unali but fails to hit her.

            Chion reacting to this stinky beast twirls around doing
          a shove with his left foot and finishing the martial
          arts move slices the beast's neck with his sai doing over
          13 points of damage killing the beast instantly.

            The Shaper raises her other fist and throws a glob of
          something toward Farseeker.  The black goo whizzes past
          his head just as he is able to dodge away from the nasty
          glob of whatever it was.

            Farseeker ducking down raises his great sword and impales
          the Shaper in the stomach doing over 26 points of damage
          killing her.

            Unali looks down at the black goo but it seems to stop
          moving about a second later and deflates.  She figures it
          was some odd animal Vong thing that have eat his face
          or something.

            Chion looks inside and sees the place empty of Vong
          and moves toward hut #7.  Racing there with Fremea to
          cover him he opens the flap and finds it empty.

            Farseeker and Unali exit the hut and finds the other
          hut next door is empty.  Bot all of the small group
          peer down to the smelly pit below to the south east.
          The stench of death is obvious.  Unlike the warrior
          barrack pit this seems to not be used just for body
          waste but for everything else.  There are bones, decaying
          meat and corpses of human and what looks like one possible
          Vong - probably a outcast slave.  There are also strange
          animal bits and pieces as if the Shapers were experimenting
          on things they found in this world.  The pit is alive of
          those insect Vong things that eat the decay and garbage like
          the ones found in the larger pit under the main cavern.


            As the battle goes on elsewhere the other group in the south
          move on.  Finding hut #9 empty, Raban runs toward the last
          of the southern huts to hut #10.  Opening the flap he can
          first the howl of a Voxyen so knows one is there.  But he
          sees the Voxyen, a human on a table and a Warrior.

            Raban suddenly halts when he sees the Warrior holding his
          coufee over the human's neck.  The warrior grins but the
          giant already sees blood dripping down the man's cut throat
          and the coufee.  Angered by the late arrive to save the
          man the giant gets into a rage.  Raban lunges for the warrior
          and at the last instant kicks the man into the far south wall.
          The warrior impacts against the wall which seems to be rubbery
          and the warrior slides down the slightly bouncing wall.  The
          warrior though takes 19 points of damage from the kick.

            Kell then enters the hut and deals with the Voxyen.  He
          had to deal with one at the carnival grounds so he knows
          they can be weak but powerful if able to strike.  He stabs
          at the beast but it dodges the spear.

            The Voxyen turns away from Raban toward the half-elf and
          lunges for him.  But the confused beast fails to make contact
          with his sharp teeth onto the trader.

            Kiet at the doorway sees the warrior down against the wall
          and the beast.  He isn't sure he could even entagle the
          beast unless he could trip it but the beast seems to be
          moving too fast.  Regardless it may take a few seconds to
          get the spell going and the beast may be dead by then.  Kiet
          then sees the human tied to table.  If he could help him
          that might be good.  Slipping a bit to the side he tries
          to figure out how to get to the man waiting turning his
          back to the voxyen.

            Will pushes Kiet aside and enters the hut moving toward
          the Voxyen but fails to hit him with his sword.

            Reaching down with his large hands toward the warrior,
          Raban wants to twist his neck in many places.  But the
          warrior is able to roll away just in time.

            Kell again tries to stab the Voxyen but fails to hit.

            Kiet then decides there is room on the other side of
          the table and does a quick acrobatic leap and jump to
          the other side.  With more safe grounds he belts his
          rope and begins to check the human out.

            The Warrior now to his feet swings his amphistaff at
          Raban.  But the staff merely glances at his large arm
          doing no damage.

            The Voxyen lunges at Kell again but fails to bite him.

            Will stabs the Voxyen in the left ribs doing 5 points
          with his sword.

            Raban tries to slap the warrior but fails to make contact.

            Kell again fails to stab the beast.

            Kiet soon realizes the man's throat is sliced from ear
          to ear.  The man gags on blood and tries to speak but
          the light leaves his eyes and Kiet watches the man take
          the last bit of air he could before he stops to move.  If
          a healer was here he might could save the human but with
          that much damage likely would need immediate help.

            The amphistaff misses Raban by a few inches as the
          Vong reacts to the giant in front of him.

            The Voxyen attacks Will this time but the beast fails
          to penetrate his thick woodsman clothing.

            Will tries to stab the beast again but fails to hit.

            Raban slaps the warrior in the face sending him against
          the wall again killing him this time.

            Kell finally stabs the beast in the left side doing the
          final damage to kill the ugly beast.

            Kiet looks to the others and shakes his head to indicate
          the man is dead.

            But the others look at the man who seems to be in his mid
          20s or so.  He is tied up in Vong creature restraints and
          there are Vong coral implants all over his body.  Three on
          his legs, one on his right foot, two small on his neck and
          face.  Then there are four palm sized implants on his chest.
          Even if the man could be saved he might not want to live
          with those things in the outside world.

          [Time: 3:10:43pm - Current/next phase]

          Actions? Comments?

          Next Update....Friday...

          GM: Yep.  Delay in update Friday.  But its out now.
              I extended the arrival time to the Shaper Cave.  Due
              to Arawn's speech to the trio an extra 16 seconds was
              added that I estimated it took longer before entering
              the cave.  So the above is accurate.

              Combat lasted 12 seconds for the entire fight on
              the three groups.  I did it in groups rather than
              one large thing as was just easier to do for this
              case.  Now.  I need to know what to do now since
              the cave is cleared.  I need to know exactly how
              long, if you do, take to search or examine or such.
              There are 10 huts plus the crates/barrels.  Once
              I know how long we can move on to the western caves
              on the other side of the cavern 1000 feet away
              using the ceiling balcony walkway.

              The bottom maps were not updated on new positions
              as the fight is over.  So no need to do it.  But
              I keep the maps only as a relative idea of what
              huts are where.  There is still the one human
              prisoner free earlier.

              Mana report not updated for the experience.  Since
              no spells cast will just do the experience later.
              I'm a bit queasy so just want to get the update
              out first.

          GM: Marcel/Chion - The deadline is well over.  Since no
                reply to that Chion is hereby a full NPC.  You
                were doing so well years ago posting often.  The
                last post was July of 2009.  I got your email
                Jan of this year.  That means 9 months and then 2.5
                years in between posts.  So have no choice.  your
                free to send something and even post.  But until
                you can assure me that you'll post often more than
                once a year then he'll be a NPC.  Sorry.  I've
                never had to do it but with some situations like
                quick escapes via teleport may be needed I figure
                it is time to run him well for that situation.  Of
                course this means npcs can die as well.

          GM: Arawn - Will send updated character sheet as requested
                sometime this week gotta remove my own notes and check
                for any odd things.  Correct on the Bless that was
                for ZL not for you sorry - updated below.  Since email
                didn't say to take knock out the shapers will assume
                a kill order is in place. :)

          GM: Spells active

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

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

          GM: Maps

              Mount Side View -
                Scale - 1 Column = 15 feet
                        1 Row = 50 feet  North=wall facing screen
              [Looking from one wall to the other wall.  Toward North
               wall with back to south wall.  Looking east/west.]

                             1         2         3         4         5
                                     Fake Vong Ceiling
                   I#                                                #IB
                   I#                                                #IC
                   I#                                                #ID
                   I#                                                #IE
                   I#                                                #IFCave
          Cave 1-> `#                             Shaper Research?-->#`G<-#4
                   I#                                                #IH
          Cave 2-> `#                          Warrior Barracks   -> #`I<-#5
                   I#                                                #IJ
          Cave 3-> `#                              World Brian ----> #`K<-#6
                   I#                                                #IL
                   I#                                                #IM
                   I#                 @ <-Portal (Kotohi)            #IN
         Mount     I#T                                              T#IO
         Ground --?I#]A_A_A_A_A_A_A_A____......._______V__V__V__V__V[#IP
                   I                       Y<X \                      IQ
                   I                      Z     Lava (. points)       IR

              I = Rock wall, #=Vong ladder structure
              ` = Entrance to cave [open mostly]
              _ = Rock floor (Row P) ground floor
              A = Vong Bowl Home (10' high)
              V = Vong flyer
              T = Vong Tower (30' high)
              ],[=Base of Vong tower (wooden)
              X = Rabbit Hole opening 30' wide below cavern to tunnels
              Y = Tunnel of Treasure/Sentry cave (under ground floor)
              Z = Pit/Lake caves below elevation of Treasure cave tunnel
             1-6= Side caves on east/west walls

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

      Party location - Cave #5
      2 human prisoners with party.

     * Shaper [Cave #6]
       Ceiling of cave is 15'
       Cave opening is 20' wide 10' high

          1         2         3         4
  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%/      A   %% = Rock Wall
  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%\%%%%%\__    B
  %%\__@@@@_@@@@\@@@@ @@@@ @@@@/  \%%/  \__ C
  %%/  @@1@ @@2@/@@3 at _@@4 at _@@5@\__/%%\__/   D
  %%\__@@@@_@@@@\@@@@ @@@@ @@@@/  \%%/  \__ E
  %%/  @@@@ @@@@/@@@@_@@@@ @@@@\__/%%\__/   F
    \__/  Z__C  \__/  \FL/  \__/  \%%/  \__ G
    /  \__/*** _#T#\__/U @@@@  @@@@%%\__/   H
    \__/  \***  ###/  \__@@@@__@@@@%%/  \__ I
  %%/  \__/ WLREK  \__/  @@6@  @7@@%%\__/   J
  %%\__/@@@@_@@@@_@@@@\  @@@@  @@@@%%/  \__ K
  %%/  \@@8@ @@9@ @10@/        \__/%%\__/   L
  %%\__/@@@@_@@@@_@@@@\_ Pit   /  \%%/  \__ M
  %%/  \@@@@ @@@@ @@@@/  \__   \__/%%\__/   N
  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%/  \__ O
  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%\__/   P

    @ - Shaper Homes/bowl homes
    * - Barrels
    # - Crates
    V - Warrior
    Building 1-10 are labeled 1-10 on map.

       -  Warrior  [Dead not on map but at entrance - 2]

    A - Arawn     - [C 9]*    B - Ben'dar   - [C 9]*
    C - Caladan   - [G13]     H - Chion     - [G24]
    F - Farseeker - [G23]     R - Raban     - [J14]
    K - Kell      - [J16]     E - Kiet      - [J15]
    U - Unali     - [H23]     W - Will      - [J12]
    Z - Z'leyra   - [G10]     L - Lin       - [J13]
    T - Fremea    - [I17] [In air 20 feet up]
    * Inside building/off map

  [Map without the hexes]

          1         2         3         4
  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%/      A   %% = Rock Wall
  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%\%%%%%\__    B
  %%   @@@@ @@@@ @@@@ @@@@ @@@@    %%/  \__ C
  %%   @@1@ @@2@ @@3@ @@4@ @@5@    %%\__/   D
  %%   @@@@ @@@@ @@@@ @@@@ @@@@    %%/  \__ E
  %%   @@@@ @@@@ @@@@ @@@@ @@@@    %%\__/   F
          Z  C         FL          %%/  \__ G
           ***  #T#    U @@@@  @@@@%%\__/   H
           ***  ###      @@@@  @@@@%%/  \__ I
  %%        WLREK        @@6@  @7@@%%\__/   J
  %%    @@@@_@@@@_@@@@   @@@@  @@@@%%/  \__ K
  %%    @@8@ @@9@ @10@             %%\__/   L
  %%    @@@@ @@@@ @@@@   Pit       %%/  \__ M
  %%    @@@@ @@@@ @@@@             %%\__/   N
  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%/  \__ O
  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%\__/   P

    @ - Shaper Homes/bowl homes
    * - Barrels
    # - Crates
    V - Warrior
    Building 1-10 are labeled 1-10 on map.

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