Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thursday 12 July 1280, Morning (Come Out and Play)

Gaven, with some help from Varros rigs a mechanism using the 10' pole and a bit of rope to yank the trip wire if and when the right movement presents itself.

The cleric then hides behind a rock just north of the entrance in a position to either spring the trap or try to prevent escape of any body that isn't incapacitated, and Varros then moves off to set up with Duran behind a pair of rocks to the southwest. The mercenaries take positions hidden behind tree trunks with Gweneth and Jack directly in front of the bandit lair, and Stan, armed with only a short bow, a bit closer behind a trunk just south of the cave mouth. Oloc stays a bit farther back, behind a boulder to the northwest, staying out of sight of the fighting . . .for now.

Having already received his instructions from Oloc, Flox makes his way back into the cavern to try and draw out some of the other bandits. Only about two minutes pass before Flox quickly returns – not with the two to three bandits Oloc had instructed him to bring out, but with seven bandits in tow.

None of the bandits seems to notice Gaven's rig to set off the trap. "Come on, it's out here," says the charmed Flox to his comrades. Flox carefully makes his way over the trip wire and to the outer side of the waist-high barrier just inside the cave mouth. The other bandits begin to follow, a couple at a time, carefully picking their way over the wire.


OOC: Actions?

The first two bandits following Flox are just making their way over the wire.

I wasn't sure whether to put the oil in there or not – Professor P proposed using it now; Dienekes suggested waiting; we can retroactively add that in before the fur starts to fly if you like. If you opt to use it now, please let me know exactly where you've positioned it and how you intend to light it.


  1. Oloc - Mage

    Seeing the larger than expected group, Oloc hopes that Gaven decides to set off the trap. But the Mage doesn't dare speak out or reveal his position.

    ooc: Don't mean to meta-game. But that is what Oloc is thinking and he's too whimpy to call out! :)

    1. OOC: Actually, in the PbB format, I have no objection to meta-gaming. On the contrary, given the slower discussion and decision-making process inherent to this format, it can be quite useful in maintaining the pace of play. In a face-to-face game, you guys could quickly go back and forth over every possible contingency in the initial planning phase in a matter of minutes. Here that same level of initial back and forth would take weeks. So I think doing things like having a character think out loud like this is a very reasonable way to work around that problem.

  2. Duran - Fighter

    Duran readys his bow hoping that the trap is sprung and ready to deal with any survivors.

    OOC: If the trap isn't sprung Duran will nod at Varros and then begin to fire on the bandits.

  3. Varros - Fighter

    Varros crouches low leaning against the side of the rock, he pulls up the hood of his fine green cloak and readies his bow, aiming toward the cave mouth.

    OOC; Varros will wait for the scene to unfold, he will remain silent and trust in Gaven to make the best call as he is in a better spot to judge the situation. Varros will open fire immediately if the trap is sprung, if not he will wait until the best time to prevent any from escaping back into the cave. Varros will watch for Gaven and will attempt to protect him with cover fire if there is any problem.

  4. Gaven - cleric

    Gaven springs the trap, ensuring that all the bandits are caught in the rubble or at least outside of the cave(he wants to make sure someone can't escape back inside).

    He will not engage in melee in hopes that everyone else will open fire on any survivors. Gaven will throw his spear at any survivors.

    1. Of course, Gaven prays to the Light for success of the plan.