Book 3: Chapter 1 - Strait to It

Eberron is a world of pulp noir where swashbuckling and intrigue run rampant. The Last War is over, the war to end all wars, but many say the fighting has simply shifted from the battlefield to the shadows.

In the wake of a long and terrible war, a world struggles to find its destiny. Will it descend once more into brutal conflict and end in spectacular annihilation, or will the world emerge at last into a new era of peace and prosperity? One group of heroes hopes to make Eberron a better place. The Grey Company, formed by a collection of heroes recruits new members to their growing ranks -- you among them.

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Chaos on the Ship

Post by ManWithDoor » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:26 pm

Zeevan is literally supernaturally acrobatic, with Boots that unfairly boost her even more. She reverses course, and if she wasn't invisible she would be a blur as she navigates the tilted deck and debris. She reaches for the Potion that Taris holds out. As Taris speeds off, she yells "Don't forget about the lifeboats! There are a few that don't look broken yet!"
No problem! I have the Boots of Striding and Springing (+10 land speed), so on top of that I will spend 1 Ki Point as a Swift Action to add +30 land speed on top of that. I reverse course with a single Move Action, and spend my Standard to take the Potion of Levitation from Taris.

I don't want to be stuck in a falling ship, so next Round I plan checking to see if I can figure out how to use/launch a lifeboat. If not, I'm jumping free of the Ship entirely, and drinking the potion once I'm at least halfway down. Zeevan doesn't know how long Levitation lasts, so she'll be conservative on the duration estimate.
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Chaos on the Ship

Post by Othniel » Mon May 03, 2021 4:40 am

"Summer Blossom, hang on!" Ceridwen shouts to her tiger. She hopes her companions below can make it above before the ship goes down, but for now they are on their own. The druidess does what she can to hang on, and prepares to transform herself into a winged creature before the ship crashes.

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She's Going Down!

Post by Vardaen » Thu May 13, 2021 2:34 pm

The chaos is total. People atop the ship are screaming, people are in a panic to the point that one guest is looting the bar and cafe without understanding what is really happening. The enemy on the glidewings take a few more pot shots but seeing the elemental ring burn out they have done what they wanted to do, bring down this abomination of man and they soar off to a safe distance for the moment. Zeevan and Taris go separate ways, Taris back to her cabin and she collects her things and reaches the deck with Alarik in her arms about to shout to Ceridewen, but the druid already can see the elemental ring is done for and the ship is plummeting toward the sea.

Then a lift boat is ejected from the side of the ship, Zeevan at its helm. IT can hold maybe a dozen people. This smaller boat flies around like a mini airship. A few more were still usable down in the hold, and a few moments later a second one launches as one of the ship's crew has reached it and takes it out.

You don't have long before the Golden Dragon Airship slams into the sea killing everyone on board, maybe you can save a few others.
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She's Going Down!

Post by RorytheRomulan » Fri May 14, 2021 3:29 am

Taris turns her back on the people on deck. Lady of the Silver Flame, be my guide, be my judge. She goes down below and rouses passengers who are closer to the hold who can get there in time. She places Alrak in the lifeboat, rather than continue to lug him around and potentially injure him further that way, and hoists someone else on her shoulder to replace him.
With my boots of Haste active, I'll rush and tap passengers to fill the lifeboat, but I won't dally. If we manage to fill the lifeboat, I will then take back my potion of Levitation and enact the plan I meant for Zeevan if she opts to stay on the lifeboat and control it. I won't take up space on the boat, I'm certain I can make this Levitation strat work. Taris will time her descent and drink it, and break the fall for the person she "geronimo's" with. If she believes she can carry someone with her (any lightweight humanoid, or a gnome, or one of Alrak's brothers, or even a Small-sized Beastman), she'll grab them and jump. No time to explain, hold on tight!

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She's Going Down!

Post by Othniel » Mon May 17, 2021 11:59 pm

Ceridwen stowes her staff and begins her transformation into the largest flying creature she can think of. Hopefully one or two could perhaps climb aboard and she could grab Summer Blossom. Otherwise, she would let the tiger go. It was a bitter thought.
Plan is to turn into, I dunno, a quetzalcoatlus maybe, to ride down, and then in the water, transform again into an archelon (huge turtle) to be a ride. If I have time before I transform, I'll cast Beastspeak so I can talk.

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