D&D 5E: The Festival of Masks

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    "Of course, of course! Everybody's friends! I'm no hero though, just someone that did what anyone would do. Pleased to make your acquaintance, Officer Nu."

    They grin and shake the proffered hand

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    “Evenin’ sonny.”, Nu says with a jolly grin and a slap of his belly.

    He’s a Dwarven chap with a waxed moustache so hard it has 18 AC. Much like Gear he’s piled with equipment, least of which appears to be a full sized telescope. He’s prepared for anything, looks like. His running days are long gone though.

    The handshake lingers a bit longer than you expect. Just something off about it.

    “Would you and your friends like to walk with me to the Leaner? Look, your friend... Luce, wasn’t it? Is already heading out with the other guests. Wouldn’t want to be left behind.”, the Abbot Avad says, and with concern he turns to Nu, “What of the young ones?”

    “Roam and Jade are about to be escorted to Jade’s parents for the night. I’ve not got full detail and it’s not much my business, but safe to say Roam’s family might need a talking to tomorrow. I know Jade’s dad, he’ll understand, probably more than I do.”, Officer Nu rambles on about this one hairy Tunglani he sort of liked when he was 16 but never put much thought into it until now.

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    Gear joins the group, hearing the tail end of the abbot's words as she does.

    "If its all the same to you, we'd like to stay here and talk with you first. Got some questions I think you could help us answer."

    She raps her monkey mask as she says this, staring the Abbott down

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    “Go right ahead.”, he replies.

    Darmak
  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    edited August 1
    Geth roll 1d20-1 for arcana

    The red-haired ghost (vision? spirit? memory?) might have to wait. Hado figures it probably wouldn't sit well with the others if he chased off after her when there's still a somewhat active scene back in the ruined bar. He has already run into her twice in three days, which can't be a coincidence. He'll slink around a suitable corner and, out of sight, transform back into his injured Ishtari form. He'll whisper an incantation to heal his burnt hand, in order to conceal that evidence of his chicanery, and then return to the group as his humanoid self.

    arcana:
    1d20-1 3 [1d20=4]

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Geth roll 1d8+3 for cure wounds

    cure wounds:
    1d8+3 7 [1d8=4]

  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    Hado

    You swear the road the ghost is walking down... isn’t the road that should be there. Sure enough, when you blink she and the road she was walking down are gone. In their place is a patch of palm trees and a little further out, the wall of a tower.

    Your hand is perfectly healed.



    A little time has passed without anyone asking much to Avad. Luce has left with the other guests. The two young ones are safe and sound tonight, that’s a fact.

    The patrolmen are still working, but there’s fewer here as they’ve carted off the criminals.

    “Hullo!”, says Officer Nu to Hado.

    Avad raises an eyebrow, but just smiles at him.

    “So... Shall we leave these fine people to their duty and go join Luce at the new venue?”, he enquires.

  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited August 2
    Together you exit the Nasty Surprise and hit the streets. The night’s festivities are in full swing at various taverns and towers, so at this point in the night the streets are empty. Just an hour or so more and plenty of folks will be heading home. But not now.

    Hado, you note a dozen birds shrieking a call of danger from a spire you pass.

    After a few minutes of quietly walking, each of you sharing glances around the abbot, he speaks up.

    “You know, on this night they say spirits roam the city freely. It’s true, of course. You know this. But what so few put together, the obvious link... is that it works both ways.”, he takes a breath and sighs, “My intentions are only to ready New Zellatia, it’s a shame you’ll not be able to see my plans come to fruition.”

    The world around you spins violently!

    The sky burns orange!

    Baber, you look through a distant window, and see the jaws of partying people unhinge as they laugh. They change shape slowly as you watch, like liquid, like something terrible.

    The stars blink out of existence one by one. Avad stands at an angle from you, still and sure as you stumble.

    “When the hunger demon was slain I assumed I’d incurred the wrath of many foes. You should be proud of your achievement. Were it not for my ever vigilant ally...”, Abbot Avad hangs his head low, then speaks to someone you can’t see, “Follow them, make sure they do not suffer a long death at your brethren’s hands.”



    You have been banished to the Gouge of the Ashen Chalice.

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    You have no idea what’s happened, so you’ll need to look around to get your bearings. That said:


    Roll for initiative.

  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    Geth roll 1d20+2 for iniative

    ((Hell yes))

    iniative:
    1d20+2 16 [1d20=14]

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  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    Gear does a double take and then squares up, staff in hand and shield at the ready

    Time to get her bearings

    Geth roll 1d20+3 for perception

    perception:
    1d20+3 21 [1d20=18]

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited August 2
    You are in... a world isn’t the right world. It’s finite, you can see the cavern-like walls that enclose this entire space where you’d find the horizon in your own world. A small lopsided collapsing red sun hangs in the sky. Blood drips from it like an open wound. The landscape is jagged volcanic valleys and sudden sharp drops into nothingness. The heat from flowing lava is near unbearable. This space is impossible. This is where demons, devils and the like come from.

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    You see what appear to be giant succulent plants. They reek, and ooze a dark liquid.

    Slightly behind to your left is a tall monolith that projects pained looking faces along its surface. You note there is a circular platform at its base with arcane sigils, some of which you know to mean ‘move’.

    Far to the north you catch sight of a building made from bones.

    Around the area are hills that are around 30 feet high at the top (light grey squares).

    D1–9 are demons. Each one is unique. Each one is frightening to behold!

    S1–4 are swarms of spiders with faces on their backs!

    They all know you’re here!


    [OOC: I’ll describe each demon as you face them. I’m happy to reveal each one has a weakness you can exploit.

    I’ve tried to make it so you can edit the map once more, we’ll see if that works.]

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    Geth roll 9d20 for Demon Initiative

    Geth roll 4d20 for Spider Initiative

    Geth roll 1d20+5 for Secret Thing

    Demon Initiative:
    9d20 69 [9d20=9, 6, 1, 10, 4, 8, 5, 15, 11]
    Spider Initiative:
    4d20 47 [4d20=7, 15, 10, 15]
    Secret Thing:
    1d20+5 25 [1d20=20]

  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    ((I can edit it! Woo!

    Clarifactio nrequest: Did my perception check use up my action? Totally cool if so, jsut figuring out what i do!))

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited August 2
    [OOC: Yeah, that’s you for now.]

    Gear, the spider-things are coming for you!

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    Hado, Baber, what can you do?!

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  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    ((Corrrection! I've still got my by bonus action to use! - that's why i wanted to clarify! If i hadnt used up my action, i was going to summon Mini-Rogo. As it is...))

    Gear's Monkey skitters in front of her, determind to protect it's maste... and then opens fire on the Spiders!

    Geth roll 1d20+5 for Robot Monkey Laser
    Geth roll 2d8 for robot monkey laser damage

    Robot Monkey Laser:
    1d20+5 15 [1d20=10]
    robot monkey laser damage:
    2d8 12 [2d8=7, 5]

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    Wooo-KAKOW!

    The spiders are sliced horizontally in half by the concentrated blast! There legs continue to skitter for a long while.

    ...from the remaining innards creepy worms with crying faces slink out. They’re still coming for you Gear! They’re very slow indeed.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2
    Geth roll 1d20+1 for initiative

    "Oh fuck oh no oh shit shit shit"

    The transition to the Gouge is really freaking Baber out. It's completely out of their wheelhouse!
    Baber's skin flickers many different colors and then the light peels away, creating another glowing echo nearby. They scan their surroundings and walk over to the chasm to look around.

    Geth roll 1d20-1 for perception

    [OOC: oh cool, I was able to edit the map! I added Baber's echo, B2, to the map. Endless, whenever it takes any damage go ahead and remove it. I can summon as many as I want so I'll just add them to the map whenever I do]

    initiative:
    1d20+1 3 [1d20=2]
    perception:
    1d20-1 16 [1d20=17]

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    edited August 2
    Geth roll 1d20+1 for initiative!

    Hado will use a bonus action to cast shillelagh, enchanting his staff with wicked thorns. Then, he’ll raise his spellcasting focus and use Create Bonfire to try to scorch the worms that emerged from the spider.

    initiative!:
    1d20+1 12 [1d20=11]

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited August 2
    D8

    Baber, a demon flaps on broken wings from the rear, wailing and spitting!

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    Wisely choosing to look it up and down before you strike, you see it has a fragile looking structure behind its deadly scythe-like limbs!

    It swings for you!

    Geth roll 1d20+4 for Beezle Attack
    Geth roll 1d4+2 for Scythe Swing



    D7

    Just over 30 feet away from Baber on a scarred crag a creature sits, giggling to itself. It has many arms. It seems different, but no less vile than anything else crawling over this ashen place.

    It raises up its many hands and casts a spell over both Baber and the demonic insect!

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    Baber, make a Constitution saving throw vs the spell!

    The demon that swung for you moments ago convulses in agony! You have advantage to strike it!

    Geth roll 1d20-3 for This Spell



    D5

    Gear, a winged demon swiftly leaps from jagged rock to jagged rock to get a closer look at you. It grins wildly, it’s eyes swivelling. It licks its lips as it notches an arrow and fires at you!

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    It’s shot is wide indeed. It can’t stop itself twitching hungrily enough to take a decent shot.

    Geth roll 1d20+2 for Fire
    Geth roll 1d4 for Necrotic Damage
    Geth rol 1d4 for Effect



    D5

    Hado, you come to on a high rock. A demon sits watching you. It undulates and drips foul goo. Yet it makes no move against you.

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    All around you see demons racing to your friends, and to you. The noise is frightening.



    [OOC: I’ve cut out any demon or spider swarm you can’t see, but they all had a turn.]

    Beezle Attack:
    1d20+4 13 [1d20=9]
    Scythe Swing:
    1d4+2 3 [1d4=1]
    This Spell:
    1d20-3 7 [1d20=10]
    Fire:
    1d20+2 4 [1d20=2]
    Necrotic Damage:
    1d4 3 [1d4=3]

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    [OOC: Your turn heroes.

    To clarify, the demons are only going for the real Baber. This is a mixed blessing...]

    When Baber looked into the chasm he saw darkness, but deep below there was a reddish light, and the echo of demons wailing, as if in echo of the ones around him.

  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    (did hado succsefully roast the swarm, or is it still coming for me?)

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    The worms are on fire, but they’re still coming for you! I totally missed that post, thanks!

  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Hado, staff in hand, tucks his sagebrush focus under the neck of his tunic and raises Rebel's Defiance. He'll run downhill at D5 and take a mighty swing!

    Geth roll 1d20+5 for swing!
    Geth roll 1d8+3 for smash!

    swing!:
    1d20+5 16 [1d20=11]
    smash!:
    1d8+3 5 [1d8=2]

  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2
    Geth roll 1d20+5 for con save

    Unarmed and unarmored, Baber blocks the demon's scythe attack with their forearms. It's ferocity pushes them back a step, and they shake the blood off before stepping forward and striking at the fragile-looking area behind it's limbs with a pair of open palm attacks.

    Geth roll 1d20+2 for unarmed attack
    Geth roll 1d20+2 for unarmed attack advantage

    [OOC: I said a pair of palm attacks for flair, but it's really just one attack. 1 damage if it hits. Baber is going to be looking for anything useable as a weapon, or as a shield lol]

    con save:
    1d20+5 12 [1d20=7]
    unarmed attack:
    1d20+2 10 [1d20=8]
    unarmed attack advantage:
    1d20+2 14 [1d20=12]

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  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    (So, you've labled both the archer and hado's demon as D5! For the record, the following action is aimed at the Archer Demon)

    Gear eyes the arrow, and looks scornful at the demon. "This is how you shoot, asshole!" Using the arrow the demon jsut fired as the ammo,and shooting it straight back! Demon needs to make a dex save vs Gear's spell save DC of 13

    Gear's monkey lets out a yell and also opens fire at the archer demon!

    Geth roll 3d8 for CATAPULT
    Geth roll 1d20+5 for Monkey laser
    Geth roll 2d8 for Monkey Laser

    That done, both of them pull back, content to let the worms burn to death. Thanks mysterious flames! (It was probably hado)

    CATAPULT:
    3d8 17 [3d8=6, 5, 6]
    Monkey laser:
    1d20+5 25 [1d20=20]
    Monkey Laser:
    2d8 10 [2d8=3, 7]

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  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    edited August 2
    ((You know what's cool? The Monkey's using a spell attack roll. Which means it can crit. Which it just did so. HEY DEMON, GET FUCKED))

    Geth roll 2d8 for monkey CRIT LASER

    (So if all this goes through, the demon just took 17 +10 +13 - or 40 damage. DO NOT FUCK WITH THE ARTIFCER)

    monkey CRIT LASER:
    2d8 13 [2d8=8, 5]

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited August 2
    Hado

    The flabby demon doesn’t make a sound as you strike it. Your blow connects, and as you retract your weapon its body blisters and bubbles out. The demon has grown.

    As a reaction, the demon lashes out at you with its primitive appendages and deals 5 necrotic damage! You couldn’t dodge it though you tried! How is that possible?



    Baber

    You’re not one for books, but you saw some pictures once of a Kaburin warrior doing a ‘open palm angel strikes the wicked’ and you just gave it your best impression. It worked! You shatter the crystalline thorax of the demon! It screams out but is quickly finished.

    Just as suddenly you drop to one knee as pain courses through your body. On an instinctual level you know you’ll suffer more damage when hit as long as that giggling, many limbed thing still lives.

    You’d have to climb up the rock face to get to it, and there’s a demon hunched on a precarious peak in the chasm nearby. Will it attack you as well?



    Gear

    Tell us all what just happened! As far as I’m concerned you took out the burning worms too.

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Hado reels from the backlash. I guess I should have seen that coming he grouses to himself. He’ll back away from the demon and look for another approach.

  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Baber's echo moves towards the giggling demon, while Baber reaches down to tear one of the scythed limbs of the demon off. Gotta get a weapon of some sort! Maybe a shield or armor too, but that's not as likely.

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    Roll me an investigation check!

    You’ll get something regardless, but let’s see what the dice have to say.

  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    The archer demon has a moment to look surprised at Gear's taunt, followed by it's own arrow lodging into it's throat! Milliseconds later, a lance of energy from Gear's monkey slams into the arrow, and the demon's head simply explodes into a shower of gore and chitinous fragments. Some of which are sent hurtling with enough force to take out the burning worms too!

    The demon's headless corpse topples from it's perch and falls somewhere - gear didn't spot where!

    That done, Gear moves up - she's seen flashes of combat, that indicate somethings up. She's pretty sure Hado and Baber are around here somewhere. Both her and her moneky ready an action - Gear will unleash a Fire bolt at the first demonic target in her sight, and the monkey will likewise do so with a force bolt!)

    Geth roll 1d20+6 for firebolt (readied)
    Geth roll 1d10 for Firebolt
    Geth roll 1d20+5 for Eldritch Cannon
    Geth roll 2d8 for Eldritch Demon Blastin'

    firebolt (readied):
    1d20+6 13 [1d20=7]
    Firebolt:
    1d10 8 [1d10=8]
    Eldritch Cannon:
    1d20+5 16 [1d20=11]
    Eldritch Demon Blastin':
    2d8 8 [2d8=2, 6]

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Geth roll 1d20-1 for investigation

    investigation:
    1d20-1 19 [1d20=20]

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    (I think taht check was meant for Baber, but hey, good roll!)

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Geth roll 1d20 for investigation

    investigation:
    1d20 10 [1d20=10]

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited August 3
    Hado

    Surveying the disgusting demon before you, you notice it slowly inch it’s way backwards when you step away, and circle to the left when you step right. It’s too slow to properly mimic you, but it’s trying to.

    If it hurt you when you struck it, perhaps the opposite would lead to a better result?

    Below this hill you find yourself on is a huge monolith. You see a tiny wasp-like thing fly towards it, then vanish in a puff of silver mist. Who knows where it went?

    Behind you there is a humongous skeleton draped across a valley of flowing lava. It’d be a dangerous act, but you could run across it, if you dare risk the fall.

    For your keen investigation attempt, you gain advantage to any check you make involving the monoliths.



    Baber

    You tear off a limb.

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    You don’t find anything else of use on the insectile demon.

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited August 3
    S1, S2

    A crackling noise and a puff of silver mist, followed by the same again rings out from a monolith near Hado’s position. Piles of spider things appears at the monolith’s base! They skitter about on the hunt for prey!



    D9

    Baber, the demon overlooking the chasm from a thin peak spreads its wings. It continues to watch you, a clawed hand on its chin. You see it has a bow laid at its gnarled feet.

    It speaks to you, “Mortal. Do you fear death?”

    Make a Wisdom saving throw (DC 12) vs becoming frightened, Baber! Should you fail, you cannot willingly go near this demon.



    D3

    Gear! Look out! Behind you, you hear a crackle, then feel the coldness of silvery mist dissipating between your feet.

    Something casts a spell on you! Make a Charisma saving throw (DC 14) vs bane!

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    [OOC: Again, every demon has done something, but they’re not all in your line of sight]

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    edited August 3
    Hado reexamines D5, seeing how it moves to mirror his movements. He circles to its north, trying to set it up to back southward into the lava chasm, and then backs away (northward). As he moves north, does D5 mirror his movement towards the south?

    ((Hado is trying to trick D5 into backing into the lava canyon. If it becomes clear the demon is moving too slowly or otherwise won't be tricked into doing this, he'll change tactics but this is what he's trying for now))

    As he moves north, Hado will Create Bonfire underneath one of the spider piles that just appeared near the monolith.

    Geth roll 1d8 for bonfire damage

    bonfire damage:
    1d8 5 [1d8=5]

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    Hado

    The demons does indeed circle around! It takes a bit longer than you’d like, but it’s soon lined up with the lava valley!

    The spiders burst into flames! All of them are going to head for you now, but that was surely inevitable.

  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    On Hado’s next turn he’ll back up a little farther to put D5 over the edge, then burn the spiders again

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