The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Cedric » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:46 pm

Dim lauches a Magic Missile against the blinded Hill Giant; then, he rushes to help Bofar.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:20 pm

The Hill, east of the Shutturga
Scene XX - 5th month (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 990 AC)


Bofar and Lucius hit the ogre, and Taradain shoots him at close range. Two other shoots come from Ludovico and Cullen, and the enemy goes down.
The giant is hit by Dim's magic missile and by a same spell from Agnja. Blago also sends another web over his head, while Neim and Kesh hit him too.
Wounded and blind, the giant runs away from whence he came.
You have little time to celebrate your success. If to your right the palizade is still intact with soldiers fighting to defend it, to your left the wood has crashed down and at least five ogres and a dozen of bugbears are overwhelming the defenders..
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:36 am

The Hill, east of the Shutturga
Scene XXI - 5th month (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 990 AC)


Kesh cries "Fire!", then he cast some magic that block two bugbear on their feet.
Agnja also send some spell toward the enemies, and three more bugbears fall down.
Blago engulf a couple of ogres into a circle of darkness, and Dim does the same with some bugbears.
Gareth, Cullen, Ludovico and Neim fires, and the latter two projectiles wound two more bugbears.
Lucius, Bofar and Taradain also fire with what they have, hitting two more ogres and a bugbear, wounding them.
Your intervention clearly tips the scale in favor of the defenders, and the enemies is forced to retreat, with a couple of wounded bugbears trying to run away.
Then Kesh, Agnja and Blago fall down, apparently blocked by some magic.
Dim also feels the spell hitting him, but he is able to resist and shake the effect away.
You soon see the source of the spell: an hobgoblin with a great hat decorated with feathers and bright stones, clearly a shaman. What is more worrying is however the ogre in front of him, a hulking beast heavily armored and carrying a mace with small lightnings dancing around it, who is looking at you with hate and is now charging to confront those of you in the front, Bofar, Lucius and Gareth.
The mere presence of the big ogre is clearly enough to rally the enemy, and the surviving ogres and bugbears attack the defenders, with two bugbears following the ogre chief toward you.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby agathokles » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:35 pm

Lucius fights defensively, waiting for the others to take out the Shaman.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:44 pm

Bofar follows the example of Lucius.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Dervish » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:47 pm

Taradain tries to maneuver to get a shot on the hobgoblin (sneak attack) if there is no clear shot she attempts to take out the ogre from range
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Cedric » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:49 pm

Dim launches a Dancing Lights on the eyes of the Hobgoblin Shaman, creating the most fastidious and distracting pattern of lights he can (spike-shaped lights, a few milimeters from his eyes, apparently trying to "touch" his cornea). Then, after the end of effect, he grabs the crossbow and tries to kill him.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:02 pm

The Hill, east of the Shutturga
Scene XXI - 5th month (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 990 AC)


The dancing lights sent by Dim disturb the shaman enough to force him to lose some time, while Taradain bolt misses him.
The ogre chief is soon upon you, sweeping the area occupied by Lucius, Bofar and Gareth with his lightning mace. Lucius and Bofar manages somehow to parry the worst of the blow, while Gareth is hit on his armor and sent several feet away. Ludovico, Cullen and Neim shoot at the shaman, and both Ludovico and Neim hit him. The hobgoblin shaman goes down, but you do not know yet if he is dead or just wounded.
The two bugbears charge against the boltmen, one toward Ludovico and Cullen, the other toward Neim and Taradain. Their initial blows target Ludovico and Neim, but both manage to dodge..
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby agathokles » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:36 pm

Lucius tries to circle around the ogre, so that he and Bofar can flank him.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:10 pm

Bofar tries to stand his ground and aims for the ogre's knee.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:30 pm

The Hill, east of the Shutturga
Scene XXI - 5th month (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 990 AC)


The shaman is still down, but apparently stirring, so Dim sends a circle of darkness over him.
Neim and Taradain try to shoot the bugbear point blank but while the girl misses it, Neim hit him fully in the neck, putting him down. Ludovico and Cullen both hit their bugbear, and he goes down too.
Lucius and Bofar both hit the ogre, one hit on each leg. The enemy goes down roaring in pain and rage, but still manages to push Bofar away, hitting the dwarf heavily on the shield.
Six against one, you hit the ogre chief in several places and the only thing he can do is retreat behind his shield, limping on his wounded legs.
But some feet beyond, what you see is worrying. A large group of more than 20 bugbears and hobgoblins has apparently swept away both the wooden wall and the other defenders, and they are now looking your way.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Dervish » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:32 pm

Taradain runs into the darkness hoping to use its cover to put the shaman down
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:49 pm

Bofar curses and limps after the ogre trying to hit it again.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby agathokles » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:12 pm

Lucius keeps circling around the ogre chief to prevent him from using the shield against.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:05 pm

The Hill, east of the Shutturga
Scene XXI - 5th month (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 990 AC)


Dim and Taradain try to hit the shaman while he exit the circle of darkness, but their projectiles miss him and some invisible force keep them away from the hobgoblin, who smiles and sneers at them, while casting some spell.
Ludovico however hits him again with a bolt, and the shaman goes down again, crawling back into the darkness.
In the meantime Lucius and Bofar both hit the ogre chief, who finally falls down.
Still, more than 20 bugbears and hobgoblins are now heading your way, with the remaining defenders retreating. Kesh, Agnja, Blago, Gareth and Dorus are down, the first three still blocked by the shaman magic.
"We have to bring them all into the nearest house and barricade ourselves there" Ludovico says, indicating the nearest house of the town
"They will just set fire to the house!" Cullen says in panic.
Neim looks at Bofar and Lucius "In the house here or to the temple where Bonth is, but we will have to carry the wounded", he says, asking for a direction.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby agathokles » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:25 pm

"Cullen is right. They'd just burn us in the house. And the temple is too far, with five people to carry. We need to move them to a choke point where we can hold our line until the spell wears off."
Lucius looks for a nearby alley -- even just a pair of neighbouring houses would work to prevent the enemies from attacking them from all sides.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:04 pm

"Let's move, we do not have time to discuss this." Bofar goes to pick up the nearest person down and starts carrying him/her to the alley.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:33 pm

The Hill, east of the Shutturga
Scene XXI - 5th month (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 990 AC)


You manage to transport the wounded and the blocked to the nearest alley before the attackers arrive.
There is still resistance in the town and so not all the bugbears and the hobgoblins in the area can attack you, but still about 10 charge against your line, which is now formed only by Bofar, Lucius, Neim and Ludovico, the latest two having now melee weapons. Taradain and Dim are in the second line, while Cullen has climbed over a drainpipe and to the roof to fire from a better position.
Yet it is Dim who wounds with a bolt an approaching hobgoblin, before the rest attacks. Only four enemies at the time can attack you in the narrow alley, yet one manages to hit Ludovico on the left arm. The other enemies behinf them are trying to pull out short bows to fire at you.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:12 pm

Bofar is trying to hit opponents at their knees to break their legs.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby agathokles » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:36 pm

Lucius pushes toward the opponents, to prevent those in the second line from having a good line of sight. With the formation fighting in a relatively enclosed spece, he switches to a classic Thyatian fighting style -- quick stabs paired with the use of his shield to harass the opponent.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:07 pm

The Hill, east of the Shutturga
Scene XXI - 5th month (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 990 AC)


those of you on the first line attack, but only Lucius manages to fell an opponent with a precise strike, while Bofar and Ludovico just scratch one. Taradain is able to wound seriously another hobgoblin with a bolt, and Dim hits another.
But now the enemy is regrouping and, even if the attacks of the bugbears and hobgoblins in the front are ineffective, an arrow hits Cullen on the roof and another wounds Taradain, hitting her on a shoulder.
Even if they shoot randomly, there are now about ten enemies with bows pointed at you.
Bofar, Lucius and Neim hit again, wounding more enemies, but the wounded just retreat and others come forward to attack and replace them. Dim hits another enemy, but now Cullen and Taradain are unable to fire.
When more attacks come and both Lucius and Neim are hit, while another arrow hits Dim, you think it is the end.
But some disturbance sweeps the town, with more cries and noises. You hardly realize what is happening before a cavalry charge pass in front of your very eyes, sweeping away your attackers as rag dolls.
Many of your group are wounded and all are tired, but you really feel better when Desmond Kelvin II get off his horse and comes near you with a smile.
"Looks like my father's army arrived just in time, after you did most of the work! Did you talk to death, was she nice?" Desmond says, signalling to Sara, the cleric, which is not very far, to come to your help.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:40 pm

Save in the last moment, I could not have gone on much longer. Bofar leans on wall breathing heavily.

Then he raises his head. Hey, that ogre is mine. He yells and starts limping towards the fallen ogre chief while cursing something in Dwarvish.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Dervish » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:50 pm

Taradain Leans against whatever is left of the building they are next to closes her eyes with sigh I am not moving for at least an hour so tired i could sleep right here
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby agathokles » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:29 pm

Lucius shakes his shoulders, and proceeds to bind his own wound. He tells the cleric to check on Bonth, who is seriously wounded.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Exploring Highforge (IC thread)

Postby Cedric » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:02 pm

"What a close-quarter battle it was!", says Dim, breathing heavily. He swiftly checks his own wound, before attending to other people wounded around them.
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