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[DnD 4E] Dragondeep (Post-Game Discussion)

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  • TheMadjaiTheMadjai Speaker for the Dead MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The voices in Ahilgen's head suddenly go silent, as quiet as the water here. Something was here. Something that didn't need to talk into his mind anymore.

    "Yeah, TheMadjai knows whats up." --Lardalish

    CURRENTLY PLAYING:
    Android:Netrunner, MtG- Poorly.
  • cytorakcytorak Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Lilliana nervously flicks her longsword in and out of its scabbard. She swears she could see the face of the creature she made her pact with in the mist, laughing at her.

    Steeling herself against whatever horror awaited her and her companions, she says, Let's go before I lose my nerve.

  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The voyage to the mist was not easy on B'auw either. He's had experience swimming in the past, but that was in lakes and ponds, never in the merciless sea. To see nothing but water in every direction made B'auw feel claustrophobic, not to mention the storms. Nature itself tearing at the ship with walls of water. And the crew with no escape, unable to do anything but hold tight and try to get through it in one piece. Despite the apparent discomfort, B'auw did his best to soak it all in (no pun intended) and enjoy this new experience. Nature's wrath was to be respected! How beautifully the waves crashed down on the man-made decks of the Free Wind. Thousands of them. The wrath of the gods. Yeenoghu's right hand!.. Of course he would feel discomfort. Yes.. This was a sign. The gnoll barks loudly in glee up into the sky. The flashes of lightning reflected in B'auw's eyes and he knew he would taste blood soon, long overdue.

    With the storms lulled and the dark mist arising seemingly from just a spot in the sea, B'auw appeared anxious, uneasy and.. strangely happy.. like he was feeding on it. This was it! Finally!.. Vague figures shimmering in the thick mist provoked aggressive barks with B'auw leaning over the edge. His cohorts pulled him back before he got too carried away..

    Then the ship comes into view.. Many ships.. A floating graveyard. The concept of death didn't scare gnolls. Many in his clan were known to eat carrion.. though he didn't particularly have a taste for it.. It was the anticipation of battle that made B'auw's teeth clench and drip with saliva.

    "Feel it! Do you feel it? I hear it begging for release from this world! It may have devoured a hundred ships but today it will meet its match. Today we will cleanse the weak!"

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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The crew watches in silence as you board the small whaleboat. It barely fits your group and your gear, but it holds your weight well enough. First Mate Pent assists you as you shove off from the Free Wind. "Come back alive," is all he says to you.

    -

    The way into the Floating Grave is no less disturbing for the smooth sailing. You can't help but feel like your oars are sticking slightly in the water, as if the sea is clinging to everything that touches it. The eerie quiet grows more unsettling as you draw closer and closer to the wreckage. The only sounds you can hear are the creaking of the rotting wood ahead of you, and your own small boat sliding through the dark water. All that's visible of the Free Wind now are a few dim lights, distorted by the haze of purple mist.

    Ahead, you see an opening in the hull of one of the many derelict ships. It proves large and stable enough to tie up your boat, and you do so. The hole opens to an L-shaped hallway with a few short stairs leading down. The wood is old and rotting, and the smell of mold is heavy in the moist air. Somehow this hallway hasn't flooded with water, though there are small murky puddles littering the floor. At the end of the hallway is a single door, warped and swollen but still functional.
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  • DajianDajian Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Danarous waits for the rest of the group to move into the hallway before double checking the rope is secure to the boat and heading in.
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  • Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Kava's nerves begin to settle some as they board the Floating Grave, as she knows soon battle will be joined, and her sword and shield will be useful once more. She readies her heavy shield and draws her blade, an smirk upon her face as she stares down the hallway.

    "I shall take point, and woe to the first foul foe that crosses our path!"
    Spoiler:

    XBL: That Stone Dude
    "Be who you are and say what you feel, as those that matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter."
    -Dr Seuss.
  • TheMadjaiTheMadjai Speaker for the Dead MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ahilgen says nothing, but simply falls in line. He is unnerved by the sudden silence in his mind.

    "Yeah, TheMadjai knows whats up." --Lardalish

    CURRENTLY PLAYING:
    Android:Netrunner, MtG- Poorly.
  • cytorakcytorak Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Lilliana will fall in behind Kava, anxious to see what lies beyond the door.

  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    B'auw behind Lilliana.

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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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    Perception: In the quiet of the hallway, B'auw notices the faint sound of chopping coming from the other side of the door. Someone - or something - is moving in there.

  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    B'auw raises his paw and grins.

    "I hear something... Our prey is on the other side of this door.. Ready your weapons."
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  • TheMadjaiTheMadjai Speaker for the Dead MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ahilgen draws his dagger, hoping not to need it.

    "Yeah, TheMadjai knows whats up." --Lardalish

    CURRENTLY PLAYING:
    Android:Netrunner, MtG- Poorly.
  • DajianDajian Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Danarous pulls a small vial of deep red liquid from a pouch and uses it to draw the same symbol as the worn metal pendant around his neck on the inside of his right wrist. Once completed it smolders, smokes, and then disappears leaving a burn mark on the tiefling’s skin.

    As he looks up at the rest of the group his eyes normally a shimmering gold turn to a deep red and he says:
    I am ready. May the flame consume all those who stand in our way.

  • Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    TheBog wrote: »
    "I hear something... Our prey is on the other side of this door.. Ready your weapons."

    "Well then, let's not keep them waiting." and with that Kava kicks open the door with a snarl.
    Spoiler:

    XBL: That Stone Dude
    "Be who you are and say what you feel, as those that matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter."
    -Dr Seuss.
  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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    The door shatters under Kava's mighty kick, and as she moves into the room the stench of rotting flesh nearly overwhelms her. Fighting off the smell, Kava sees a large eating area and a kitchen, where a blood-stained skeleton wearing a filthy apron and wielding a rusty cleaver stands over a large cutting board. Bodies in various stages of decomposition litter the floor in both the kitchen and the eating area. A deep groove is worn into the cutting board, and on it lay bits of rotting flesh and stale blood.

    No sooner do you step into the room than what at first looked like piles of old rags suddenly burst into life as swarms of starving rats rush at you.

    Map:
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    Roll Initiative!

  • DajianDajian Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
  • TheMadjaiTheMadjai Speaker for the Dead MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
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    "Yeah, TheMadjai knows whats up." --Lardalish

    CURRENTLY PLAYING:
    Android:Netrunner, MtG- Poorly.
  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • cytorakcytorak Registered User
    edited December 2008
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  • Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    XBL: That Stone Dude
    "Be who you are and say what you feel, as those that matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter."
    -Dr Seuss.
  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Round 1
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    Before Kava has a chance to react, the skeleton and one of the swarms of rats advances toward her position. Both look as though they've just found a very large meal. Fortunately, they're not quite fast enough to reach her.
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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • DajianDajian Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • cytorakcytorak Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Lilliana knew that she needed to maneuver to a better position to give her comrades room to breathe. She takes a step into the Fey wild and back out again behind the table.

    Seeing the Skeleton as the bigger threat, she locks eyes with its empty sockets.

    Hey, butcher! Face me if you dare!
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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • DajianDajian Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Danarous moves into the doorway and as he raises his staff slowly and begins to utter an abyssal chant the temperature of the air around the skeleton and rats begins to rise sharply. Then as the crystal of Danarous' staff reaches eye level and he finishes his chant a column of red gold flame springs up from the ground rising 15 feet in the air surrounding all inside. Then as quickly as it sprang to life the flames come crashing down burning and charring the creatures inside

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  • Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Kava's senses sharpen as she flows in to battle mode. She rushes forward and brings her sword across in a mighty slash that cuts through the Skeleton and into the hoard of rats.
    Spoiler:

    XBL: That Stone Dude
    "Be who you are and say what you feel, as those that matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter."
    -Dr Seuss.
  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    B'auw hears sounds of battle and unleashes himself, darting through the doorway, pushing Danarous out of the way... Rats?.. His glorious battle was to be against rats?.. In frustration he growls and charges the little vermin, swiping his claws furiously. Grabbing them, crushing them in his hands, throwing them against the walls.. Little rat parts flying everywhere.. Pathetic!
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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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    Amid the furious slashing and burning already going on, the other swarm of rats floods over the tables to reach B'auw, but finds him to be too hard a target to latch onto.
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  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • DajianDajian Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • TheMadjaiTheMadjai Speaker for the Dead MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ahilgen tucks himself into a corner where he can survey the scene and yet remain out of the line of direct attacks. Seeing that his new friends had everyone pretty much occupied, he sheaths his dagger and closes his eyes.

    Ela Ku Na Meh Na Menamen

    A whirling white vortex appears in the air above the skeleton, and immediately a bolt of pure light strikes downwards. It strikes the ground just beside the skeleton, and the room echoes with the sound of Ahilgen swearing.
    Spoiler:

    "Yeah, TheMadjai knows whats up." --Lardalish

    CURRENTLY PLAYING:
    Android:Netrunner, MtG- Poorly.
  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
  • TheMadjaiTheMadjai Speaker for the Dead MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Spoiler:

    "Yeah, TheMadjai knows whats up." --Lardalish

    CURRENTLY PLAYING:
    Android:Netrunner, MtG- Poorly.
  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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    Round 2
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    Whether it was the noise, the magic, or just the smell of living beings, something causes four of the skeletons littering the floor to crawl up from the filth, ready to attack. As they struggle to their feet, the skeleton chef takes a mighty swing at Kava, bursting into radiant flame as his cleaver tears into her shoulder.

    Meanwhile, the swarm of bloodied rats nips at the feet of both Kava and B'auw, but are nothing more than an annoyance.

    Two of the decrepit skeletons manage to make it to their feet in time to attack Kava and Lilliana, and both drive long knives deep into their targets.
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  • TheMadjaiTheMadjai Speaker for the Dead MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Spoiler:

    "Yeah, TheMadjai knows whats up." --Lardalish

    CURRENTLY PLAYING:
    Android:Netrunner, MtG- Poorly.
  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • cytorakcytorak Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Lilliana draws her longsword and swings on the worthless wretch who dared harm an agent of Corellon. She easily dispatches the foe and runs to aid her comrade Kava in the fight.
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  • DajianDajian Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Danarous steps forward and shouts at the Gnoll B’auw step back and begins to repeat his chant.
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  • Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Doing her best to ignore the pain, Kava roars as she whirls her blade in a flash, slicing at the skeletons before her. She roars again in triumph as her blade carries such force that it passes through both with little trouble, leaving nothing more than a pile of bones.
    Spoiler:

    XBL: That Stone Dude
    "Be who you are and say what you feel, as those that matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter."
    -Dr Seuss.
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