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[DnD 4E PbP] Keep on the Shadowfell (IC)

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  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    Zevi immediately creeps back out to inform the others.
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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    Zevi heads back the way he came, trying to avoid making any excess noise. Suddenly, his foot carelessly snaps a large twig in half, sending an echoing *SNAP* through the forest.

    And yet, with the combination of the waterfall and the kobolds milling about, the noise goes unnoticed.

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  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    With a sigh of relief, yet certain worse is to come, Zevi rejoins the others and describes what he's seen. He recommends we concentrate initial ranged fire on the kobold in the glowing ring, as he's almost certain the 'S' stands for Shaman it's attempting some sort of magical ritual.

  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    The adventurers move forward through the brush, splitting up and taking up position. Zevi, Dire, and Barran circle to the south, sticking to the trees to avoid detection, while keeping the clearing and the kobolds within in sight.

    Panmorn and Halvard wait for their companions to situate themselves before making their move. With a silent count, they brandish their weapons and run straight for the waterfall clearing, taking little care to conceal their advance. The sound of the rushing water betrays the kobolds, who are caught completely by surprise as Panmorn crashes through. Their expressions turn from annoyance at their work to twisted anger until, close behind the paladin, a nearly eight-foot-tall Goliath shatters bushes and sends the river bed rocks flying with each monstrous foot fall.

    The nearest kobold's expression is priceless. But it's nothing compared to that of the adventurers, who only now notice the rest of the kobold party, hidden in the trees.

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  • RedDawnRedDawn Registered User regular
    Sword and Shield ready, Panmorn prays "Pelor give me strength."
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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Barran looks around at the other kobolds and rolls his eyes. On the bright side, by not protesting just charging in he'd saved the half hour of discussion that would have preceded this moment regardless...Now they just had to deal with the mess, as usual. If only the kobolds had let him get to his nice warm bed in the nice warm inn with a nice warm lady....

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  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    "I KNEW things were going to get worse," Zevi groans softly in the trees.
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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Halvard charges forward, then gets somewhat distracted by the appearance of more kobolds.

  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    "Nothing a bit of well placed magic can't deal with."
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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    An Unlikely Kobold Lair - Round 1

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    The adventurers have caught the kobolds unaware, who stop what they are doing and turn to face their attackers. Magic emanates from the circle at Panmorn and Halbred's feet.
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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Dire calls up the arcane words and symbols for fire that are always close to hand for a tiefling, fixing them in his mind and projecting them at a group of the kobolds. Even surprised, 2 of the 3 manage to jump clear, but one is burned asunder as a burst of flame rushes out to attack them.
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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Barran put his flute to his lips and attempted to peer through the trees at the dragonshield, but couldn't get a bead on him. I'll have to get closer he thought.

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  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    The dragonshield was surrounded by his teammates and seemed well in hand. Zevi deemed it wise to eliminate the kobolds nearest the ambushers, instead. His arrows seemed to find their marks as if the trees didn't exist.
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  • RedDawnRedDawn Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Panmorn raises his longsword and strikes out at the kobold in front of him. The kobold was able to partially deflect the blow but Panmorn's strike found purchase.
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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Halvard swings his weapon at the small kobold behind him and connects, barely. Even so, it's enough to take his life.
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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    An Unlikely Kobold Lair - Round 1

    As the dust settles momentarily, the adventurers perfectly poised for another attack, the kobolds only now realize what is happening. A great, sudden explosion of flame thunders over the sound of the waterfall, and the clearing bursts into hot, bright light. Time seems to slow very briefly for the surprised kobolds, as one in the trees crumbles to the forest floor in a smoldering pile. Time returns to normal, and the two nearby look to the south to see Dire grinning, through the trees on the opposite shore. The trees around the ashes-once-kobold almost vaporize in the intense heat, leaving a small clearing in memorial to the dead beast.

    Three kobolds stand watch at the crook of the river, chittering softly to each other. One kobold looks up to see that an arrow sticks out of each of his companion's chests. Before either of them seem to notice the amount of holes in their chest has simultaneously increased from the once very comfortable 'none,' they fall face-first into the water and go slowly floating southward. The third kobold looks around for the bow the arrows belonged to.

    At the sacred circle, the kobold standing in the center--only moments before just kicking at the glowing symbol to see what would happen--feels a sudden pang of agony in his ribs, as the flesh parts to make room for a cold, polished blade. He snaps back and puts his scaled fists in the air, His short sword still sheathed at his side. The little creature can hear one of his comrades let out a quick yelp. A hulking barbarian's back blocks his view of what happened, but there is blood trickling into the circle.

    The smaller kobolds catch on quicker than the rest and spring to action. The small reptile creatures dart in and out of the trees as they descend upon the adventurers. Panmorn is surrounded first, around the magical stone circle. The tiny spears lunge out at the paladin, and two of the devils connect. Halvard takes a spear to the ribs from another that slides in to replace his fallen brethren. Zevi and Barren to the south easily avoid injury as one kobold crashes through the water and manages to look even less threatening, soaked from head to toe, and barely able to lift his small sword as it goes 'THWUNK' into the mud at the elf's feet. A javelin twangs harmlessly into a tree about fifteen feet away. Barren and Dire look anxious for a brief moment, thinking there was someone else nearby the kobold must have been aiming at. Turns out, it was just a terrible shot.

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    Not wanting to risk burning his allies, Dire sends his next burst of flame at the kobold charging across the river and the slinger supporting him.
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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Barran bursts into the clearing and shouts an encouraging word to Panmorn, before bringing his flute to his lips and....fumbling it around in his hands for a few seconds. Smooth
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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Zevi Moves out of the trees and takes aim at the 2 kobolds who are farther away, deciding not to take his first shot but instead recalibrating and firing off a moment later. The arrows he unleashed sped into the two kobolds, embedding themselves into a shoulder and a thigh respectively. The kobolds do not seem amused.
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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    An Unlikely Kobold Lair - Round 1

    With the adventurers continuing the assault, the kobolds continue to respond in kind. Zevi finds himself facing both creatures he attacked. While he is able to easily fend off the charging skirmisher, the sling-carrying reptile retreats into the trees and hurls a ceramic orb at the elf. It sails through the air with expert precision and breaks on his chest, leaving half-sunken shards as well as a poisonous fume of gases. Zevi coughs and wheezes, trying to shake the feeling of disorientation that has come over him.

    Meanwhile, at the sacred circle, the larger kobold rolls in behind Panmorn and lashes out with its sword, striking beneath armour.
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  • RedDawnRedDawn Registered User regular
    Panmorn shouts a challenge at the kobold that slipped in behind him, "I will deal with you after I've taken care of your friends." He then turned his focus to the small one flanking him. Channeling the power of Pelor and the magic circle into his swing, he is able to just get past the creature's defense and strike him down.
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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Relishing in the power provided by the circle, Halvard holds his ground, swinging his massive weapon against the kobold between him and Panmorn. He lets out a primal howl as his halberd tears through the creature's armor.
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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    An Unlikely Kobold Lair - Round 2

    Kobolds continue to fall across the forest clearing. Panmorn takes an expert stroke from one of the beasts but deflects another. Halvard, distracted by the commotion, is unable to stop his own assailant, who digs a spearhead into the barbarian's calf.

    To the south, the lone kobold in the trees lashes out at the bard and connects before letting loose an ear piercing cry. The sound echoes throughout the wood, and the kobold makes a mad dash to the east.

    "Irontooth!" it screams. "Irooontoooth!"

    His shouts are not unlike a child running home to his mother.
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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    Fire has worked well in this battle so far, and Dire sticks with it, throwing a carefully aimed blast at the melee in the trees. The two westernmost kobolds are torn apart by flames, evening the odds for Halvard and Panmorn.
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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Barran bursts away from the kobold to stand in the middle of the battlefield. Bringing his flute to his mouth, he lets lose a piercing melody that leaves the slinger staggering forward, barely able to stay on his feet as the notes wash over him.
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  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Zevi faded back into the trees, but his location wasn't a mystery for long. Two arrows soared out at the skirmisher. A split second of relief for the kobold ended abruptly as the second shaft pierced its heart.
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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    An Unlikely Kobold Lair - Round 2

    The kobolds continue the assault, further injuring the bard as he advances on the kobold slinger. Quickly losing their will to attack, the creatures begin eying the waterfall hopefully.
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  • RedDawnRedDawn Registered User regular
    Panmorn swings with all of his might against the kobold in front of him. He was able to strike the beast, but it just wasn't enough to fell him.
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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    A splatter of kobold blood from Panmorn's strike is all it takes to finally send Halvard over the edge. He opens his body to the primal spirits of rage flowing in his veins, and with the overpowering force of the rage drake, runs the dragonshield through with his halberd. In the same motion, he brings the dead kobold up over his head and slams it down on top of the other foe next to him, leaving two dead kobolds in a pile of blood and broken bones on the ground. Turning toward the kobold with the sling, he points his weapon and growls, "You are going to die." In the same breath, he launches himself forward, bounding over dirt and rocks to plant his halberd in the kobold's chest. "Right. Now."
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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    An Unlikely Kobold Lair - Round 3

    The last remaining kobold, his companions vanquished, loses his steel and runs straight for the waterfall.

    "They're upon us!" it cries, as it tries its best to make it through the crashing water, before any of the adventurers are able to give chase.
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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    "I'll finish this, friends - but WATCH THAT WATERFALL!" Dire yells over the noise of the water as he aims his wand at the fleeing kobold. Pure magical energy flies out and blasts through the creature.
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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    The last kobold falls, bloodied at the foot of the waterfall. One more step and he would have broken through the wall of water, to whatever was waiting on the other side. The adventurers stand ready, but no further attacks come. The clearing is quiet, aside from the deafening roar of the waterfall.

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    What do you do?

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  • RedDawnRedDawn Registered User regular
    Panmorn says a quick prayer to Pelor, "I am your servant, guide my sword and your will be done." He then looks at the direction of the waterfall to see if he can make out anything going on beyond it.
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  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    "Astounding. We are not dead," Zevi notes.

    "We have a difficult decision, now. Clearly more enemies lie behind the waterfall, but we're expanding well beyond our initial goal of locating their lair. We are starting to tire. If we leave for a longer rest overnight, they will find the bodies and no doubt have a trap or ambush waiting."

    "I assume we will catch our breath and push on beyond the waterfall? Not optimal, but it seems likely to be the way of things," he says with resignation.

  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    "Kobolds were not important enough to waste my time on during my research - couldn't this be their lair behind the waterfall?"

  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    "I'd recommend wasting more of your time. The damn things are everywhere."

    "Yes, yes, this is clearly their lair. I'm just not sure we want to assault it in our current condition. Now that we know where it is, do we want to go back to town, tell them, and rest?"

  • RedDawnRedDawn Registered User regular
    "We came this far, and as my father told me, if a job is worth doing it is worth doing right" said Panmorn as he was picking through the dead kobolds.

    "I'll be damned if we leave here and someone dies because of it, they are vermin and they need to be taken care of."

  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    "Maybe we can find a place nearby to rest and keep an eye on the lair, without having to heard back to town? "

  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Halvard leans against a tree, breathing heavily as he comes down from his rage. "Whether we do it now or later, we'll kill them either way. Just point me in the right direction."
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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Barran walked around the clearing playing a quiet melody on his flute to lift his friends' spirits, stopping occasionally to rifle through a kobold's corpse.

    This all started with a clue from a dead kobold...may as well look for some more...

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