Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday 12 July 1280, Afternoon (The Red Serpent)

Varros tells the party to beware and maintain their distance, fearing that the snake is venomous.

Oloc rushes to retrieve his daggers. "Giant snake! Why did it have to be a giant snake?"

Gaven yells, "By the Light, what a fiend! Let loose your arrows to quickly fell the beast, so we can catch the villains."

The cleric crouches in a defensive position with spear and shield in front of him, staying out of range of the snake, but in front of the archers.

Duran, Varros and the hirelings take positions slightly behind Gaven, intending to unleash arrows at the beast while trying to maintain a distance out of its strike range. Oloc quickly shifts to get a clear line of sight, ready to toss his daggers.

Swede, having already shot his crossbow, positions himself beside Gaven, sword drawn.

The snake slithers forward swiftly, however, striking at Swede. The bounty hunter attempts to ward off the attack with the unloaded crossbow in his left hand, but the snake is quicker. Its jaws sink so deeply into the hobgoblin's throat that his head is nearly severed from his shoulders. Swede is dead before he hits the floor.

The snake's attack on Swede, however, leaves time for the rest of you to step back far enough to shoot and throw unhindered.

Several arrows and one of Oloc's daggers bite into the snakes scaly flesh, and soon the beast, too, is lying on the floor, its blood mingling with that of its hobgoblin victim.

The cavern is suddenly still and silent. No noise at all can be detected from down the dark south tunnel where Mackey and his remaining bodyguard disappeared.


OOC: Actions?

You can expect the reinforcements sent by Alanna to arrive in about 20-30 minutes (if they arrive exactly in the time frame indicated in Alanna's message).
Combat Detail

Round 1:
Initiative: Snake 4 – Party 1

Snake attacks Swede (random selection, weighted slightly toward Gaven and Swede in front)
d20 = 14 + 2 (normal to hit bonus for its HD) = 16 (hit); d6 = 6 (Swede killed – he was very low in hp following Oloc's earlier magic missile)

Shot 1: d20 = 9 + 2 (short range) = 11 (miss)
Shot 2: d20 = 13 + 2 (short range) = 15 (hit); d6 = 4

Shot 1: d20 = 18 + 2 (short range) = 20 (hit); d6 = 4
Shot 2: d20 = 8 + 2 (short range) = 10 (miss)

Shot 1: d20 = 20 + 2 (short range) = 22 (hit); d6 = 6
Shot 2: d20 = 2 + 2 (short range) = 4 (miss)

Shot 1: d20 = 20 + 2 (short range) = 22 (hit); d6 = 6
Shot 2: d20 = 13 + 2 (short range) = 15 (hit); d6 = 1

Shot 1: d20 = 1 + 2 (short range) = 3 (miss)
Shot 2: d20 = 1 + 2 (short range) = 3 (miss)

Shot 1: d20 = 16 + 1 (med. range) = 17 (hit); d6 = 3
Shot 2: d20 =  2 + 1 (med. range) = 3 (miss)

Total Damage to Snake from all Hits = 24 (killed)


  1. Gaven - cleric

    "Great job all!" Gaven looks at Swede, "the hobgoblin was as good as his word, surprising for a being of Chaos. We should check his armor later, I remember it glowing strangely when Duran hit him with his axe."

    Looking down the tunnel, Gaven says, "now let us move onwards to catch the villains."

    Gaven will take the lead keeping his spear out to the front. He will move quickly, but cautiously keeping his towards the ground while directing Stan and Jack to scan the walls and ceiling.

  2. Duran - Fighter

    Looking down at Swede's body Duran shakes his and then moves to follow Gaven down the tunnel with his bow at the ready.

  3. Oloc - Mage

    Oloc breathes a huge sigh of relief when the snake is slain. He collects his daggers and follows the others down the passage after the fleeing bandits. The mage makes a mental note to remember to return to the chamber and search for any secret places where the bandits may have stashed their valuables.

  4. Varros - Fighter

    Varros readies his bow again and follows Gaven and Duran.