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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:51 pm

This is beyond my knowledge. You know magic and dwarves...
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:25 am

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene VI - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 14th day, 992 AC)


"The wizard who kidnapped me, Oliver, did not give much informations to me, but he said he was going to take me to my mother. As we believe she was kidnapped by the infamous Skarda, I suppose he is the wizard who appeared on the battlefield, and the mirror must be the magical means he has always used. We did not know how he managed to move an entire army so quickly, and I suppose he did it with this mirror. If Desmond if there now, we must hope he will somehow succeed in forcing Skarda to reappear. Anyway my father should probably be informed as soon as possible". Arelena says, then she returns to the side of the wounded Kaerin Penhaligon.
"Lord Arturus must be informed as well, and we should tell all also to Baron Sherlane and Lord Retameron, as they were hunting for this Skarda too. But now is up to us to decide our next move. We should probably storm this Sanctuary, we may find some informations inside. Also it is probably better to push away as much as possible the army which attacked us, while we are winning. If you have any further advice, please tell me". Fain Flinn says.
Kesh and Gila say they will consult with any other wizard and priest in the army, to see if they can divine something useful.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:57 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene VI - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 14-15th day, 992 AC)


Fain Flinn tries to give his men and women some deserved sleep. The enemy tries during the rest of the night some disturbing techniques, but without much result and convinction. With the approaching of dawn, the enemies disappear into the woods. By dawn, Flinn is ready to order the assault on the Sanctuary. A large group of men covered by shields approaches the massive door with a big ram.
It takes some work to bring the door down, but eventually a breach is created, and the men run inside. Flinn immediately follows them with a group of Three Suns and Order of the Griffon Knights.
You can follow them or stay behind in front of the Sanctuary. The enormous building with its strange black, metallic colour makes you unconfortable. The sky is grey today, and the clouds add to the grim image.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:54 pm

Bofar will stay outside. He is not feeling ready for any battle so soon after the last one. "Not every dwarf enjoy the warfare and constant danger of losing his life. I'm one of those."
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby agathokles » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:58 pm

Lucius is wounded, and not too confident to join the attack without Bofar.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:31 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene VI - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 14-15th day, 992 AC)


From where you stand, it seems the knights encounter little if any resistance inside the Sanctuary. In a matter of ten minutes, the standards of the Kelvin and Penhaligon are flying from a upper window. A great cry of exultation rises from the soldiers outside, with a perceivable atmosphere of relief. The joy last for ten more minutes, while the troops are exploring inside and ouside there is a visible relaxation among the ranks.
But then a great noise sweeps the wooded hills, then the earth shakes under your feet.
Bofar, Lucius and Taradain are immediately thrown on the ground, then more noises and cries erupt all around them.
When they are able to stand again, they are surrounded by the rumor of battle. The terrain is cracked and open in several areas, with tunnels that spew out goblins, lizardmen, troglodytes and other creatures. A huge roar deafens you and you soon realize where it came from.
A great black dragon is flying about 400 yards on your left, preparing to blow over a part of your army.
Gila, Karto and Kesh have reached you. "Not again!" the gnome cleric says, dismay clear on his voice.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:50 pm

We must try to fight our way to underground. That we have at least some cover against the dragon.
Bofar takes his hammer and starts to hack a way towards nearest tunnel.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby agathokles » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:48 pm

Into the tunnels! shouts Lucius.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:46 am

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene VI - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 14-15th day, 992 AC)


"That is a good idea but Bonth gave me something for a similar occurence - Karto says - also I was not involved in the fun with the last dragon, so this one's on me". The dwarf warrior shows a blue sapphire on his left hand.
"I have another task too - Gila says - I must take Arelena and Kaerin away from danger, and retrieve Gabriel. Create a path for us and we will join you". The gnome wizardess indicates a nearby tunnel which does not seem too crowded, with 3 troglodytes standing near it. The reptiles with short tails, long legs, and a spiny comb on their head and arms are looking around, ready to attack.
Kesh nods. The gnome cleric is ready to follow Lucius, Bofar and Taradain against the creatures. Indeed while Karto goes toward the dragon and Gila toward the main command tent, he casts a spell on the troglodytes, dropping two immediately to the ground.
"Take care of the other one" the gnome cleric says to you. The troglodyte realizes what is happening and shriek in rage, charging toward you. From greenish grey, he becomes the same colour of the brown earth around him and a nauseating smell strikes you, almost making you sick. The troglodyte has a crude but menacing stone axe.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:46 am

Bofar waits for the troglodyte to come in the striking distance and then tries to hit it.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby agathokles » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:28 pm

Lucius waits for Bofar to engage the troglodyte, then attempts to flank it.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:21 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene VI - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 14-15th day, 992 AC)


The troglodyte attacks Bofar shrieking in rage, but the dwarf stops immediately his charge with a full blow on the head of the reptilian creature. He falls down and Lucius does not even have the chance to hit him too.
Now the way to the underground tunnel seems clear.
"We should enter and wait for Gila's return". Kesh says. The gnome cleric tries to look in the direction of the dragon but in the confusion it is hard to spot Karto. You clearly see the black dragon blow a line of acid over your army. You can hear people screaming in pain even from this distance, and see knights melting away on their saddle. Still, the Knights of the Three Suns and the Order of the Griffon do not run away in panic, and you see multiple arrows and darts rise against the dragon, along with some magical bolts and fire.
The dragon, wounded, rises in the air to escape the reaction of the men on the ground. Still, he (or she) seems far from defeated.
Elsewhere among the wooded hills all around you, the men of Kelvin and Penhaligon are fighting against orcs, goblins, lizardmen, troglodytes and some humans in grey.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:55 pm

Bofar runs to the tunnel and checks first that that there are no enemies waiting there.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:26 am

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene VII - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 992 AC)


You enter the tunnel, which descends steeply into the ground below and in the utter dark. However, you see nothing waiting for you. Apparently there are no more enemies coming out this one.
Kesh, the last of you, soon warn you of something else. "Gila is coming!", he says.
You turn back to see the gnome wizardess running toward your tunnel. She is supporting Gabriel. The automaton is walking somehow but does not seem really capable of fighting. At her side, Arelena Kelvin is running too, helping the armless Kaerin Penhaligon.
Behind them, still at several feet but gaining ground, there is a big ogre with a great sword and a whip, and nine orcs..
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:08 pm

It has to be an ogre, hasn't it?, Bofar curses and starts running towards ogre.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby agathokles » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:12 pm

Lucius follows Bofar, keeping on the defensive.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:54 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene VII - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 992 AC)


Kesh mutters something, and a circle of darkness appear in front of the ogre, immediately engulfing him. The creature stop running and the orcs, now leaderless, stop as well. Then they start fumbling with short bows on their backs, clearly to shoot at you.
The pause is precious for your allies, and soon Gila, Gabriel, Arelena and Kaerin reach the entrance of the tunnel.
"Probably we should take cover and try to keep them at bay with missile fire too", Kesh suggests.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:36 pm

Bofar runs past the darkness engulfed ogre and attacks the nearest orc.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:17 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene VII - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 992 AC)


The orcs are quite surprised by Bofar's charge. One drops the bow and tries to take his axe, but the dwarf hits him squarely in the chest, wounding him. The orc however had a leather armour and he is not down yet, and soon he tries to hit Bofar back, while another one comes to his aid. Before he can reach the dwarf however a magical dart by Gila drops him dead. Two more darts from Lucius and Taradain drop two more orcs, while Kesh misses with the sling.
The ogre roar in frustation and rage, still engulfed in darkness, but the orcs attack. The one attacking Bofar misses, and only one is lucky with the bow enough to hit Gila in the shoulder. The gnome wizardess goes down in pain and Kesh rushes to aid her.
Bofar hits the orc against him one more time, this time cutting half his neck. The orcs goes down in a spray of blood.
Lucius and Taradain miss this time, and the remaining five orcs start to think a bit more clearly about the situation and place themselves behind the darkness still engulfing the raging ogre, at some feet of distance from Bofar.
The dwarf realizes they are about to shoot him point blank and they are not close enough that he could hope to rush all of them down with a charge...
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:13 pm

Bofar tries to retreat so that the ogre is between him and the orcs.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:52 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene VII - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 992 AC)


Bofar retreat behind the darkness just in time as arrows flies around him, yet one hits him in the shoulder.
The ogre too tries to hit Bofar from the darkness, but unable to see, he misses hitting the ground with his sword and whip.
Abandoning the idea of using bows, the five orcs extract sword and rush around the ogre to attack the dwarf.
By doing so, they come again in the range of the others.
Before they can fire however Gila says something and four orcs drop on the ground immediately. The last one, terrified by the display of magic, runs away as if the dragon is chasing him.
A roar in the distance reminds you the black dragon is still around, and you see now he has landed to lay waste to the human army. You also see Fain Flinn riding outside from the Sanctuary to charge at him, followed by several knights.
Still, seeing the dragon and the lizardmen and humanoids who are clearly protecting him, you do not think Flinn has much chances to win, until a great blue light erupt from the ground near the black dragon, forming three great blue wings in the sky.
The wings soon become three blue dragons, who soon turn and shoot three perfect lightnings to the black dragon.
The blac dragon falters, retreat and run away, maybe hiding into some hole in the ground.
The three blue dragons, among the general stupor of the combatants, sweep down attacking orcs, goblins, ogres, lizardmen and men in grey, terrifying and scattering them. The humans of Kelvin and Penhaligon, after some stupefied moments, attack their enemies with fervor, not believing in the unexpected aid.
"It seems Karto succeeded" Gila says, smiling, while Kesh supports her.
In the confusion you have no particular enemies on sight, the ogre still wandering around in darkness, two wounded orcs crawling away and four asleep at your feet. A group of troglodytes however is now running toward the tunnel you were hiding into.
More scared than belligerant, they seem focused on escaping a group of Kelvin soldiers chasing them, rather than ready to attack you.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:31 pm

Maybe we let the trogs go and instead concentrate on finishing the ogre before the darkness vanishes.

Bofar walks away from the trogs. Then takes his crossbow and starts shooting at the ogre.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby agathokles » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:20 pm

Lucius tries to help Bofar in taking down the ogre with crossbow bolts.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:55 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene VII - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 15th day, 992 AC)


You and Kesh too shoot at the globe of darkness which engulfs the ogre. You hear noise and you think you may have hit him. The creature wanders away raging and screaming, until he is lost in the chaos of people around.
In the meantime Gila exit the cave with Arelena, Kaerin and Gabriel and the troglodytes enter it ignoring you, followed by a couple of arrows fired by human soldiers. You now can see that as the blue dragons roar and chase the humanoids away the enemy army is melting away quickly.
Some humans in grey surrender to the soldiers of Kelvin and Penhaligon, pleading for their lives. Orcs, goblins, lizardmen and other humanoids prefer to run under the ground or to the nearby hills, not expecting any mercy from humans.
The troops anyway are so exhausted they do not even bother to follow the enemy to slain them, but just throw rocks, arrows and bolts and them, and some magic, just to make sure they will not come back soon.
Very soon calm settle on the battlefield as the enemy run away and the blue dragons fly to the southwest.
Karto returns to you. "Good trick Bonth left us - the dwarf says - now we just have to find him and the other wherever they may be!"
"Not in our vicinity it seems - Gila says - for now report to Eveskyr could be the best option we have..."
While you are discussing what to do next, Fain Flinn arrives too.
"The Sanctuary has several levels, it will take a while to explore it fully and search for clues - he says - we have to find something to locate Arteris, Desmond and the others. I cannot return to Lord Penhaligon and tell him I've lost his daughter..."
"What do we want to do? - Gila asks you - join the exploration or return to Eveskyr?"
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Re: The Karameikos PbP New Heroes and Villains (IC thread)

Postby hihama » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:01 pm

I think we should report back to Eveskyr.
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