Friday, August 16, 2013

Sunday 1 August 1280, Late Afternoon (One Down, One Up)

"Your necromantic powers will fail in the face of the Light!" cries Gaven as he raises his hand once more to turn Rottblood's minions. Unfortunately, though they waver momentarily, the cleric is unable to put quite enough force into his declaration to turn the skeletal minions back.

Duran, however, nocks one of Ruger's Perfect Arrows, and lets loose on Rottblood. True to its name, the arrow is precisely on target, whistling past Gaven's ear and striking Rottblood right in the center of his cowl. The evil fiend emits a howl of otherworldly agony as the flaming magical backflash from the arrow seems to burst out of his hood. Rottblood then crumples to the ground, lifeless.

With Rottblood down, Oloc throws his dagger at one of the skeletons threatening Jack, but unfortunately with no success.

Karnak strikes again at his skeleton, ripping away some of its ribs, and Gweneth and Jack, though unable to make progress, at least are able to hold their own on the flanks.

Today, however, seems destined to be a day of tragedy for the halflings. The skeleton facing Filbert, after dodging the small warrior's attack, strikes the poor stout fellow with a blow that splits his skull. With a sickening sound, Filbert falls to the floor, dead.

Another skeleton strikes [MAJOR EDIT] at Gaven, but just misses.

Behind Oloc, Almo stirs and shows what grit halflings possess. Despite his blindness, he stands and draws his weapon. The determined grimace on his face paints a stark contrast to his darkened, vacant eyes. Placing a hand in the center of Oloc's back to get his bearings, Almo moves past the mage and starts forward, returning to the fight.

OOC: Actions?

HP Update:
Gaven: 10/12
Filbert: 0/6 (dead)
All others full

MAJOR EDIT: When I first wrote this, I forgot to include Gaven's Protection from Chaos which would mean the skeleton's roll of 19 (below) did NOT hit him. So in fact, Gaven is at 10/12 HP still. My apologies for overlooking that!

Other points of note:
Rottblood is dead
Two skeletons have been wounded (the one facing Gweneth and the one facing Karnak)
Almo has passed a morale check and is now standing again.

The skeletons are still eligible for turning, if Gaven chooses to attempt it again (really lousy dice-rolling on my part once more – Gaven needed a 7, on 3d6, and I threw a 6; I need to have a serious talk with my dice).

Combat Details

Initiative: Party 6 – Rottblood 2

Gaven (attempts to turn skeletons)
3d6 = 6 (fail)

Duran (shoots at Rottblood with Ruger's Perfect Arrow)
Auto-Hit, Auto Max damage = 12 (Rottblood Killed)

Oloc (throws at skeleton)
d20 = 1 +1 (medium range) = 2 (miss)

Karnak (attacks skeleton)
d20 = 18+2 (hit bonus) = 20 (hit); d6 = 2 (skeleton wounded)

Gweneth: (attacks skeleton)
d20 = 9 (miss)

Jack: (attacks skeleton)
d20 = 9 (miss)

Filbert (attacks skeleton)
d20 = 9 (miss)

Almo (morale check)
2d6 = 7 (pass); stands up

Skeleton (attacks Gweneth)
d20 = 7 (miss)

Skeleton (attacks Karnak)
d20 = 4 (miss)

Skeleton (attacks Gaven)
d20 = 19 (hit); d6 = 5 (Gaven is now at 5/12 hp)

Skeleton (attacks Filbert)
d20 = 18 (hit); d6 = 6 (Filbert Killed)

Skeleton (attacks Jack)
d20 = 4 (miss)

Skeleton (attacks Jack)
d20 = 9 (miss)


  1. Gaven - cleric

    Gaven bellows seeing the fall of Filbert, and yells, "yojr Master fell, now flee from the Light!"

    OOC: turn undead

  2. Duran - Fighter

    Duran turns his attention to the skeletons fighting Jack, firing his bow at the undead.

  3. Oloc - Mage

    Oloc throws his dagger at the nearest skeleton.