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PostSubject: The Incineration of Nameless and Father Benignus By the Coward Green Slaad   Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:30 pm

Clinging for dear remaining life to the flanks of the Dream of a Blue Tiger, now enlarged to near-baby elephant proportions by the strength of Sirrah Carbuncle's will, you beat a smoldering retreat from the Great Wall. The slaadi do not follow. For now.

OOC: Elijah Mohandas failed his save. Do you take his body with you? BTW, there's an undamaged bronze ring on the charred stump of his right index finger.

Arriving in the village center, a wailing ululation rises from the folk of Tan'il'a, punctuated only by the Rat King's laughter. A mellifluous sound, it must be said. "Maybe I should have gone with you". Her eyes tally the dead. "Or not".

After describing your brief encounter at the Wall, the Rat King says, "I know a little about green slaad. They can only throw one chaos fireball per day, or whatever passes for a day in your plane-of-residence. We should hit them today -- if you can do something about those burns. And those corpses."

Chief Nimrod approaches, leaning heavily on the Mu Spear. Sunlight gathers on its point like rainwater in a shallow bowl. "I should not have let Elijah go. But done is done. Well done, from the look. But there may help for your dead". Nimrod explains...

You gleam the following from the chief's speech. There are two nearby islands with powerful spiritual leaders. The Wolf-Queen of Mononokai can reincarnate the dead. This always works, but the resulting new body/species is random. Pogsley posses a Luckstone - this would help get a more desirable result. The Wolf-Queen is amenable to offerings of magic weapons and armors.

OOC: Around 8,000 GP worth, to be exact.

The Rotund Enlightened One of Big Krishna, once the Beggar-Prince of the River Ganjas, also known as The Bubbha, can raise the dead. This returns the dead body to life, but there's a chance of failure, depending on the constitution of the deceased. While the Bubbha does not accept worldly money, access to him is strictly controlled by his priests, the dharmabuhms. Since their chief occupation is erecting gold statues of the Bubbha, they'll happily accept payment.

OOC: 6,000 GP. They prefer gold, but will accept items they can trade.

Ed, about Honey Boo Baggins. Halfling Bard is fine. Who needs exact rules? You have 45,000 XP to spend on making him a bard. Assuming you want the most bard levels, Honey would be 5th level fighter, 5th level thief, and 5th level bard (with 16,998 XP). Just a suggestion...

Since bards have high stat requirements, roll 4d6 drop lowest in order: STR, INT, WIS, DEX, CON, CHR. For each stat with a minimum requirement, take the min if you don't make the roll.

We'll say Honey shipped over with the Mu Expedition as the morale officer, but kept his adventuring talents hidden.
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PostSubject: Re: The Incineration of Nameless and Father Benignus By the Coward Green Slaad   Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:01 am

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The Rotund Enlightened One of Big Krishna, once the Beggar-Prince of the River Ganjas, also known as The Bubbha...

I...uh....

Mallus wrote:
While the Bubbha does not accept worldly money, access to him is strictly controlled by his priests, the dharmabuhms. Since their chief occupation is erecting gold statues of the Bubbha, they'll happily accept payment.

...yeah, I have nothing to say there.

Carbuncle grabs the corpse of Mohandas; the Tiger can bear the load.  The ring, he quietly pockets; "Gotta pay the ferryman one way or another, pal," he mutters.

He turns the body over to Nimrod, accompanied by a shrug.  "He died well," Carbuncle offers.  "Quick, efficient, not too much screaming.  I seen a lotta men die, and he did it better than most."

Mallus wrote:
"I know a little about green slaad. They can only throw one chaos fireball per day, or whatever passes for a day in your plane-of-residence. We should hit them today -- if you can do something about those burns. And those corpses."

"I ain't hardly touched," Carbuncle says.  "So, yeah, I'm all for choppin' 'em up while we still can.  Can't do nuthin' about the burns, though.  Maybe you guys can make with some aloe?"
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PostSubject: Re: The Incineration of Nameless and Father Benignus By the Coward Green Slaad   Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:24 pm

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...yeah, I have nothing to say there.
OOC: if it makes a difference, I was giddy from lack of sleep when I wrote that!

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The ring, he quietly pockets; "Gotta pay the ferryman one way or another, pal," he mutters.
Carbuncle now has a hard-to-damage magic ring!

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I seen a lotta men die, and he did it better than most."
"I'll gather the villages treasures and send messengers by canoe. Perhaps they will be enough to persuade the Enlightened One or the Wolf-Queen to return Elijah and your magic man to us.

I'll also send word to the worshipers of the Lucky Cat Goddess on Kawaii. I do not think Bast-Maru's people are powerful enough to raise the dead, but they have healers. And therapy-cats."

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"I ain't hardly touched," Carbuncle says.  "So, yeah, I'm all for choppin' 'em up while we still can.  Can't do nuthin' about the burns, though.  Maybe you guys can make with some aloe?"
Kahana the Medicine Woman examines the wounded. "This will take... a lot of aloe. I'll begin at once."

"You have my spear", says Nimrod, brandishing his weapon, "Unless we need to trade it to bring back the dead. And I'll assemble our bravest warriors -- all the ones who haven't renounced violence, that is."

OOC: the Rat King, Oober, Mordecai, and Colonel Gall are all fine and ready to fight. As is the Mu Expedition's captain, Jakob Viktus. Oh, and Golden Arm!

Pogsley and "Joe" are badly wounded. "Joe" was knocked out, so he'll require a powerful healing spell to make him functional. Woodlock made his save, but I'm not sure how hurt he is.

Oober has 3 Cure Light Wounds spells memorized. Bast-sat has 2. Fleur de Sel will inventory the expeditions stock of healing potions, and let you know what they can provide.
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PostSubject: Re: The Incineration of Nameless and Father Benignus By the Coward Green Slaad   Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:24 pm

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OOC: the Rat King, Oober, Mordecai, and Colonel Gall are all fine and ready to fight. As is the Mu Expedition's captain, Jakob Viktus. Oh, and Golden Arm!

Pogsley and "Joe" are badly wounded. "Joe" was knocked out, so he'll require a powerful healing spell to make him functional. Woodlock made his save, but I'm not sure how hurt he is.

Oober has 3 Cure Light Wounds spells memorized. Bast-sat has 2. Fleur de Sel will inventory the expeditions stock of healing potions, and let you know what they can provide.

OOC: As I recall, Woodlock was at -4 or so. Stable, but not ready to get up and dance yet.

"Round 'em all up," Carbuncle tells Nimrod. "The more targets, the better, you know what I'm sayin'?"

"As for the padre, put him in a corner and ignore him...from what I understand about his god, that's how they pray. Him bein' dead just means he can be really damn good at doin' nothin'. Maybe that'll impress the old eroded bastard."
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PostSubject: Re: The Incineration of Nameless and Father Benignus By the Coward Green Slaad   Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:30 pm

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OOC: As I recall, Woodlock was at -4 or so.  Stable, but not ready to get up and dance yet.
OOC: ooh, forgot that. That's bad. Woodlock is out for several days, unless he receives serious healing.

IC: Fleur de Sel of the Mu Expedition returns with arms and armor from their stores, and 7 potions of healing (each 2d4). "This is all we have. Equipment is expensive, men are cheap, so you're getting a good deal. Besides, our guards would just get in your way, or shoot you. Cost-cutting measures, you see".

"'ll go with you" says captain Viktus tersely. He seems competent. He's wearing chain, carrying a sword, shield and crossbow.

Kahana Wide-Eyes, local village herbalist returns with a mother lode of aloe and two young assistants. When the conversation turns to Woodlock, she says, "I have no magic, but maybe I can do something for him. It's risky - involves the venom of a startle-fish. Do you know of the startle-fish in your land? It can startle a grown man to death with one little bite".

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"Round 'em all up," Carbuncle tells Nimrod.  "The more targets, the better, you know what I'm sayin'?"
6 javelin-throwing villages answer Nimrod's call. They've little more than grass for armor, but handle their weapons well enough.

You realize Tan'il'a has more skilled fighters, but their focusing on defending the village. While you can't understand what their saying, the gist of their plan seems to be moving everyone to the top of the holy hill with the pyramid and making a defensive perimeter there.  

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"As for the padre, put him in a corner and ignore him...from what I understand about his god, that's how they pray.
Several literal-minded villagers move what remains of Father Benignus. You note his magic plate armor, pythonic staff, and the Eroded Onyx Dog he bought on Lesser Dis all survived the fireball.

"If you're planning on burying him in that armor, you're idiots. Let me wear it" says the Rat King.

OOC: Someone roll 3 percentile rolls. This is for the 3 messengers Nimord sent to the healers on the nearby islands. If you're adding any of the party's treasure to the offerings, ie bribes, sent, let me know.
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PostSubject: Re: The Incineration of Nameless and Father Benignus By the Coward Green Slaad   Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:05 am

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"If you're planning on burying him in that armor, you're idiots. Let me wear it" says the Rat King.

"Nah, nah, don't bury him.  That means that yer takin' care, that yer makin' an effort.  That ain't kosher.  It ain't slack.  Just stick 'im somewhere outta the way, and forget about him for a while.  Maybe he'll get up on his own.

"And if you wanna borrow his armor in the meantime, I ain't got no problem with dat.  More to the point, he don't either, y' know what I'm sayin'?"

As he talks, he grabs a potion of healing, and proceeds to pour it down Woodlock's throat.  "This mook can heal, if we can get 'im vertical.  And he's good with bugs, I think."

(OOC: 7 Points, making Woodlock conscious. And the percentile rolls are: 23, 01, 68)


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PostSubject: Re: The Incineration of Nameless and Father Benignus By the Coward Green Slaad   Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:05 am

The member 'Rolzup' has done the following action : Dice Roller

#1 'd4' : 4, 3

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#2 'd10' : 2, 3

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#3 'd10' : 10, 1

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PostSubject: Re: The Incineration of Nameless and Father Benignus By the Coward Green Slaad   Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:17 pm

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Maybe he'll get up on his own.
OOC:  someone roll percentile again. There's always a chance for divine intervention --and Father Benignus's second act as an NPC!

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"And if you wanna borrow his armor in the meantime, I ain't got no problem with dat.
IC:  The Rat King smiles. "Thanks. I'll give it back to his corpse when I'm done. Plate mail in the tropics is one Hells of a fashion faux pas."

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(OOC: 7 Points, making Woodlock conscious.  And the percentile rolls are: 23, 01, 68)
OOC:  Woodlock is conscious and stable, but he can't cast spells yet (thanks AD&D damage rules!).

IC:  Before you can take Kahana the herbalist up on her offer of venomous experimental medicine the messengers from Mononokai, Big Krishna, and Kawaii return.

The Wolf-Queen won't consider offering assistance until proof of suitable offerings --ie magic weapons and armor-- is made. Nimord frowns. "I'll go. She'll see me or by the Son of the Sun I'll drag her here by her pelt".

Likewise, the dharmabums of Big Krishna are "contemplating non-being" right now and weren't persuaded by Nimrod's emissaries (or their quantity of gold).

However, the priests of Kawaii did send help: young Chu Chu-Maru, an acolyte of Bast-Maru. She's a girl of about 15 with features resembling those of the Jade Clan people of Tan'i'la, dressed in a short robe, ankle boots, and a sort of adorable cap with nubby cat ears.    

"Konichi-MWAHH!" she exclaims. The last syllable is more of an air-kiss. Chu bows before Posgley.

<Nimrod translates the following into elvish>

"Greetings from Kawaii! The Cat-Ladies of Bast-Maru offer their sincere apologies, High Priest of fellow great cat god. They could not come themselves. The Cat Ladies are too holy now to cross water. Much afraid. So they sent lowly me. But I bring a worthy gift."

Chu holds up an ivory tube.

"The Scroll of Akihabara! Powerful magic. Much health! For one."

Directing her to the semi-conscious Woodlock, Chu haltingly reads from the scroll. It's clear she doesn't quite understand the words. And it's probably bad form to giggle while praying for miracles, at least in the religions you're familiar with, but when she's done, Woodlock looks bright and alert, though still smelling of a long-pig luau.

OOC: Woodlock's brush with death erased the spells from his mind. He'll require 9 hours of rest and prayer to restore them.

So that's where it stands. You could go after the slaad right now, with Carbuncle, Pogsley, Ed's new PC, and a small NPC army (The Rat King & Oober, Golden Arm, Captain Viktus, Mordecai, Colonel Gall, Zot Gobbins, and 6 villagers).

Or you could wait for Woodlock to get his spells back, and possibly try again with the Wolf-Queen and Bubbha in hopes of getting your glass cannon, I mean, 'magician' restored.

Either way, you have some time before the green slaad can fireball you again. Though the longer you wait, the greater the chance the slaadi will infect more people.

IC:  As you ponder your next move, a terrified villagers runs up screaming, "Oona's dead! Her body was found at the edge of the jungle with the same wounds as Ookla!"


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PostSubject: Re: The Incineration of Nameless and Father Benignus By the Coward Green Slaad   Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:13 pm

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IC:  As you ponder your next move, a terrified villagers runs up screaming, "Oona's dead! Her body was found at the edge of the jungle with the same wounds as Ooka!"

"Oola and Ooma better watch out," Carbuncle mutters.

"I say we outta move now, youse guys. We know where they is, we know they ain't gonna blast us again, and I'm already to putty Stabbity Jack to woik."

He pats the hilt of his new sword.

"Yeah, I named him. You gotta. It's tradition."
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PostSubject: Re: The Incineration of Nameless and Father Benignus By the Coward Green Slaad   Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:06 pm

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"I say we outta move now, youse guys.  We know where they is, we know they ain't gonna blast us again, and I'm already to putty Stabbity Jack to woik."
OOC:  I see Sirrah Carbuncle belongs to the Order of the Stooge.

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"Yeah, I named him.  You gotta.  It's tradition."
IC:  "And a fine name you choose. Not overly phallic. Unless you also call your penis that" remarks the Rat King. "Do you have marching orders? We're a little more than squat, and less than squad. Should we just run at the slaadi in a mob?

She removes her dagger and checks the poison compartment.

"That wall might pose a problem if the slaadi are still holed up inside. I can take a look inside. I have magic eyes -- did I ever mention that? One of the Unseelie Court gifts. But I can't shape stone or teleport like an Eladrin."

OOC: how much healing does the party do? You have 7 cure light potions. Woodlock is functional, with 10 HP, but no spells. Also, Ed, have a new character yet?
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