Chapter 2: Playing With Fire

Ancient and powerful, the rulers of the Calabim posses a dark secret. Through fell ritual their lives can be prolonged at the expense of others, and by this act Alexis and Flauros have created a decadent vampiric aristocracy. Their battlefield success comes at a price they are only too happy to pay -- the blood of their human thralls, kept in miserable conditions to serve as little more than cattle. This secret would surely incense all honorable nations of Patria, but could even the strongest compare to the might of a vampire lord? Perhaps their enemies are willing to dismiss the ugly rumors as just that, to avoid the danger of sharing the fate of the sad Calabim humans.

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Post by Grimbold » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:18 pm

Eyris hears Mongo and steps a bit away.
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Post by Vardaen » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:46 pm

Round 3 Morwen 23, Eyris 15, Something 14, Burning Skeletons 13, Mongo 11


Round 4 Morwen 23, Eyris 15, Something 14, Burning Skeletons 13, Mongo 11
Mongo howls for Eyris to run even as he smashes another of the undead into ash. It explodes around him and now Mongo too is felling the burn. Yet there are so many foes, Eyris keeps up her attack, this time finishing the wounded one with a chop to it skull shattering and exploding it for more falling fire all around. The woman moves a bit to clear the scorching skeletons.

Morwen, free of foes...
Mongo[ Start Turn Near Flame 1 Dmg]: Attack #2: 27 Hit for 15 = DEAD: Boom Ref Save: 9 Fail = 3 Dmg
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Eyris [Start Turn Near Flame 1 Dmg]: Study #5: Attack "19" (Crit: 9) Normal Hit for 8 - 5 = 3 Dmg = BOOM Ref Save 14 Success 1 Dmg Mongo and Eyris, 5ft
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Post by Othniel » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:32 am

Realizing she can do nothing for Tolan at the moment, Morwen wheels around and casts another spell at two of the remaining skeletons.
Going to use my last Burst of Radiance on the two skellies clumped together, placing my spell in such a way as to not hit my companions.

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Post by Vardaen » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:35 pm

Morwen turns, seeing there is nothing she can do for Tolan. Her last Radiant Burst explodes two of the skeletons just south of Mongo and Eyris. They explode in a fiery ball that catches more foliage on fire. The last of the skeletons attacks Mongo, hitting hard once with a flaming fist. Mongo then shatters the final skeleton with his peg leg club sending it up in a cloud of smoke and ash that blows back on him. As the battle is ending Mongo's endurance fails him and he topples over passing out from heat exhaustion and his wounds. He bleeds there for a few moments before he stablizes but remains knocked out.

From the north a figure is outlined among the smoke and fire. Morwen can see it now, hazily through the pall of the burning city. Tall, dressed in a mix of yellow and black. Heavily armored it moves with the noise of a knight. Then she steps fully into view, in one hand a shield, the other a long spear with pennon on the top tattered and ripped. She's wearing golden plate mail smeared with ash and soot and blood. She gazes at your group with distrust and pride, and as her shield moves you see the symbol on it of a burning torch.
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Morwen: Burst of Radiance: Ref Saves 7 Dmg BOOM BOOM

#3: Attack Mongo16 Hit for 6 + 3 Fire, 4 Miss

Mongo (Start Turn 1 Dmg) Rage/PA: 18 Hit for 18 Dead, Boom Ref Save 20 1 Dmg

Combat Over, Rage Ends: Temp HPS Lost = Mongo -1, Unconsciouce, Stablize: 8, 6, 14 (2 more dmg)
Mongo -3/40 Stable (No Rage)
Eyris 5/33
Morwen 26/26
Tolan = Completely Dead
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Post by Grimbold » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:09 pm

Eyris holds her scimitar, breathing hard. "Who are you?'" she asks with a heavy accent.

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Post by ManWithDoor » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:42 am

Mongo crushes the last of the fiery, exploding skeletons, and can tell there are none left to stand up to him. Having given everything to the chaotic fight, he simply cannot continue to stand. He falls senseless to the ground, his burnt and battered body struggling to hold up under the strain it has been under.
Just a friendly reminder that an Unchained Barbarian's Rage adds Temp HP which are eaten up during combat. Their actual Constitution (and thus Max HP) doesn't change, so there's no longer the issue of passing out / dying at the end of a Rage. But I've got no objection from using it here for good RP purposes! :) Makes total sense that Mongo pushed himself so hard that he's got nothing left afterwards.
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Post by Othniel » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:59 am

"Hold on, Mongo. I've got you." Morwen quickly moves over to Mongo's side and, kneeling next to the big man, rummages through her pack and pulls out a potion. This she uncorks and, lifting his head slightly (and with great effort) pours its contents into the mouth of Mongo. This done, she looks up at the newcomer. "Would that you had arrived moments earlier, knight. For I know the Order of Lietbur is no friend to the Ebon Hand. We could have used your aid." Her voice is not accusing, merely sad.

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Post by ManWithDoor » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:40 pm

While normally pouring fluid down the throat of an unconscious person is a recipe for drowning, magic is a wonderful thing. The red potion flows right where it is supposed to, and some of the wounds close and the burnt skin pinks up. The barbarian is far from hale, but at least he is restored to some functionality. "What ... did we win? Any more bone men to fight?" His voice is still weak, and unlike normal times he doesn't sound like he would be excited to get into another scrape.
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