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Red Hand Of Doom - Part II: The Electric Boogaloo
Anonymous
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No.139426
Welcome, lurkers, to our fabulous thread.
In this thread, we continue our journey in which our party (yet unnamed), embarks on an epic quest to thwart the assault of the Red Hand army on Elsir Vale, racing to prepare for the assault before the might horde ends the world as they know it.

The game is a long-term d&d campaign that run on the 3.5e system. It is mostly played on this board, with partial support on discord.
General details of the campaign can be found here: >>132102 →

Now, the party left off at the end of the evacuation of Drellin's Ferry, the townsfolk fleeing ahead of the advance of the horde. The Red Hand forces are mighty, and the party has been able to accomplish little to hinder the army, although the vengeful fury of a certain giant and his granddaughters may have bought the villagers some time, as distant sounds of thunder echo from the hills.

In part one, the party learned some vital information, from the the Wyrmlord Koth's notes, map, and conversations with many characters along the way
>The Red Hand horde means business. If it is going to be stopped, that will have to be at Brindol, the only place in Elsir Vale with a standing army large enough and the fortifications necessary to have a chance against such a large force.
>Monsters are blocking the roads to the north, blocking any chance of reinforcements for Brindol
>One of the leaders of the Red Hand is in the ruined city of Rhest.
>The horde is going to steamroll the towns east of Drellin’s Ferry and keep going.
>A powerful wizard named Cromar is retired in the Blackfens
A partial archive of Part I can be found here: >>133942 →

And with that, let the games begin.
Anonymous
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No.139427
DAY 9: Evening.
Now, let's continue where we left off, shall we?
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
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No.139428
139430
Nigger.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
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No.139429
139430 139432
"That chimera was a massive pussy."
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
25ea0da
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No.139430
139431 139432 139433
>>139428
Double nigger.
Henry said this last thread, but your take might be different and more reasonable. >>139331 →
This was the response he got >>139425 →
Aral would probably just go along with it to be honest, so what you say matters here.

>>139429
"It's pelt looked nice. Must be worth something."
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
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No.139431
139433
>>139430
I meant he said this >>139148 →
Anonymous
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No.139432
139433
I would also like to say that most of Drellin's Ferry is already pretty far ahead, having been evacuating for the past couple days. The part of the caravan that the goblins attacked was mostly composed of the stubborn merchants that Norro Wiston only barely convinced to abandon their property.
There were actually a couple other groups of hobgoblins that the town guard fought off, hence why Captain Soranna didn't participate in your fight.

You could probably catch up with the rest of the caravan if you rode through the night though.
>>139429
Yeah... I did not expect it to go down that quickly... It was a practice dragon though, so maybe next time you guys won't get skullfucked by the next glorified lizard (spoiler alert: there's gonna be more dragons)
>>139430
Yeah, the dwarf you sold the owlbear pelts to helped you treat it before he skipped town. It makes for a kickass cape.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
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No.139433
139435
>>139430
>>139431
>>139432
Triple nigger.
So where are we at the moment?
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
25ea0da
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No.139434
139436
Aral bought that potion of Neutralize Poison off of Jorr for 800, and proceeds to drink it.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139435
139437
For the record does the party want to ride through the night, right?
How far do you want to go?
Assuming the Red Hand is on foot (which most of them would be, logically), you can assume that it might take them a could take them a couple more days to get to town. You could also rest if you wish.
>>139433
You are in Drellin's Ferry, in the evening.
Anonymous
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No.139436
139437 139438 139440
>>139434
I thought Chad had a spare one of those, but okay.

Jorr finished laying out the looted equipment.

The Worgs Had:
>3 exotic archey saddles (charred, designed for worgs)
>Bags with what appear to be three dried steaks
>6 rawhide chews

The 3 Goblin Worg Riders had:
>3 Scimitars
>3 Shortbows
>3 Suits of studded leather armor
>3 bucklers
>What appears to be a scroll
>7 Dragonsbreath Arrows
>3 Alchemists Arrows
>3 Signal Arrows
>some dozen normal arrows

The 3 Hobgoblin Samurai Dropped:
>What appears to be 3 healing potions
>3 heavy steel shields
>3 Bastard Swords
>3 suits of chainmail
>3 composite longbows
>8 Dragonsbreath Arrows
>Some dozen normal arrows

Also:
>3 tanglefoot bags
>2 noxious smokesticks
>Masterwork longsword
>2 thunderstones
>2 flasks of Acidic Fire
>1 unmarked oil
>2 unmarked potions
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
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No.139437
139438 139440
>>139435
Hmm, if we rested there would be a high risk we would get our slumber party crashed, so i think it would probably be better to move ideally, unless sleeping in the burning town would make for nice marshmallows.
>>139436
I like the sound of the masterwork long sword.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139438
139441
>>139436
Jorr took the liberty of taking the curative steaks and rawhide chews for his dogs. They would have nauseated any humanoids anyway, being meant for worgs, by goblins.

"Raiders." Jorr says, gruffly
"Looks like these bastards were some o' the ones harrassin' merchants on the Dawn Way. I reckon they came 'ere to get first pickings o' the loot before their comrades arrived."
>>139437
The town is not burning. Only a couple houses.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139439
139441
How far do you guys want to go?
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
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No.139440
139441 139442
>>139436
Aral takes and counts the arrows (I believe the normal ones were 40 arrows). Puts 3 Alchemist's and 3 Dragonsbreath arrows in his current quiver.
He also cast Detect Magic on the loot, sharing his findings with the others.
>>139437
The throwables are very nice too. Consider taking some.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
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No.139441
139443 139446
>>139438
Well should and could we set it on fire so the goblins can't ransack anything that's left?
>>139439
Not sure, how far is Brindol and how long would it take before we needed to camp?
>>139440
I think i'll take the flasks of acidic fire.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139442
139445
>>139440
Nobody else is proficient in longbows. May as well take all the good arrows.

The scroll is an Arcane Scroll of Protection from Good/Evil/Law/Chaos.
The healing potions appear to be Cure Light Wounds. You'll need to roll spellcraft to try to identify the other potions.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139443
139444
95681.jpg
>>139441
>Well should and could we set it on fire so the goblins can't ransack anything that's left?
If you want to.
Pic related is a map of Drellin's Ferry.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
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No.139444
139446
fireaxe.png
>>139443
Yes, would i be able to cast produce flame on a house?
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
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No.139445
139446
>>139442
[1d20+14 = 29] Spellcraft
And might as well try to identify those 2 elixers I have.
Also yeah, taking all arrows, 6 of the enhanced ones are in the current quiver, ready to be fired.
I have been actually tracking the currently equipped 20 arrows in combat, it just never came up so far.
Anonymous
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No.139446
139447
Lord Koths Map.jpg
>>139441
>Not sure, how far is Brindol and how long would it take before we needed to camp?
Idk. It's about 9 PM in game time.
You cannot reach Brindol in one day. The nearest town is Terrelton. You could probably reach it by morning on horseback, although that means you'll need to rest through the day (arcane spells require 8 hours rest; humans need sleep).

Pic related is Lord Koth's Map, btw.

>>139444
With digits like that, you can cast it on 6 houses, without moving.

>>139445
One of the potions appears to be Enlarge Person. Another looks like Reduce Person.
Or, so you think, judging by the auras.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
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No.139447
139448
Gonna paste my spells so i can find them later.
3rd level spells:
Magic fang, greater
Call lightning
2nd level:
Bull's strength
Heat metal
Barkskin
1st level:
Calm animals
Faerie fire
Entangle
Produce flame
Cure light wounds
Level 0:
Guidance
Detect magic
Flare
Purify food and drink
Mending
>>139446
So should we camp here then?
Anonymous
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No.139448
139449
>>139447
If you wish. There are plenty of abandoned houses in Drellin's Ferry (-10).
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
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No.139449
139450
>>139448
If we camped here then started a march on Terrelton in the morning would we reach it by noon or evening?
Anonymous
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No.139450
139451 139452
>>139449
Depends what time you get up.

By incredibly rough estimate, it would take you around 10-12 hours on light horses to get there. I need to check the map though...

Also, by now, the conversation with Wiston and Soranna would have ended. Before he left, Wiston would have given you some basic info about the way east. Also
>What’s the best way to get up north?
“Well, normally I’d say the Old North Road. But right now, I wouldn’t recommend that route. You could take a boat up the Rhestwash to Lake Rhestin. Your other option is to head east toward Brindol. At Talar or Brindol, you’ll be able to cross the Elsir River and head north along the Rhest Trail. It’s up to you. The river route is probably more dangerous, but it’s faster. If you head east, I can give you several horses. If you head north from here, feel free to take any of the boats moored in town. We won’t need them.”

So, yeah. You guys can head east, and then north if you want to.
Everyone has a horse, in case they didn't before.
Anonymous
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No.139451
>>139450
(heading north is not required at all; don't mistake my clumsy attempts to make sure you have information for railroading)
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
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No.139452
139453 139454
>>139450
I don't think we should go sailing, let's camp first and go wherever in the morning.
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
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No.139453
>>139452
Yeah, I wouldn't mind having spell slots back and healing up a bit.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139454
139456
>>139452
Okay.
Hamfist, due to his character's earlier request, has scavenged several bottles of cheap ale that the hobbit who runs the bar decided weren't worth carrying. He has passed out drunk in whatever house you guys are in.

DAY 9: END

Now, what time do you murder hobos want to get up in the morning?
Anonymous
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No.139455
Ah, it will actually be 8 hours on light horses to Terrelton.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
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No.139456
139457
>>139454
8 in the morning.
Anonymous
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No.139457
>>139456
>sleeping 11 hours.
This is fine.
Assuming nothing happens along the way, you'd reach Terrelton at around 5 PM.
Be aware that you need one hour to prepare your spells.

Oh shit, I forgot about Jorr. His dogs only move at a speed of 50 ft... Let me crunch some numbers...
Anonymous
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No.139458
DAY 10: BEGINING
Anonymous
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No.139459
139462
Oh, yeah, one of you needs to roll Diplomacy to convince the woodsman to leave the woods.
Anyone else may use the Aid Another action for peer pressure.
Hamfist Henry
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No.139460
I’m here
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
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No.139461
139462 139463
Who has the best CHA mod to being with?
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
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No.139462
139463
>>139459
>>139461
I have +1 to diplomacy.
Anonymous
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No.139463
139464 139465
>>139461
That would be Chad.
The rest of you can roll Aid Another to try and help (just roll Cha).
>>139462
You can use Guidance too, if you want.
Misty has higher Cha than any of you.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
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No.139464
139467
>>139463
So i should use Guidance on Misty?
Hamfist Henry
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No.139465
139466
>>139463
I vote to let the horse do the talking
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
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No.139466
>>139465
Same.
Anonymous
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No.139467
139468
>>139464
Sure, and roll Diplomacy yourself to aid.

Everyone can roll, but only one roll is the main roll.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
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No.139468
139469
>>139467
So what would the modifier be for Misty?
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139469
139470
>>139468
+2
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
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No.139470
139472
>>139469
[1d20+2 = 8]
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
25ea0da
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No.139471
Aid Another charisma roll
[diceroll]1d20-3=-2{1}[/diceroll]
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139472
139473
>>139470
now roll Chad's
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
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No.139473
139474
>>139472
[1d20+1 = 18]
Anonymous
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No.139474
>>139473
>Rolling an 18 for Aid Another
Guess it wasn't such a good idea to let the Telepathic horse do the talking afterall...

Okay, Chad succeeded on his Aid Another check, but Aral and Hamfist failed.
That means it's 8 + 2 Aid Another + 1 Guidance + 1 Pretty Mare, which comes up to a grand mod of 12.

The woodsman remains unconvinced (and somewhat confused) by the horse's word, but shrugs as he looks at the burning buildings in the distance, and then at his dogs beside the party.
"I got some business to take care of a bit past Terrelton. I'll ride with you boys along the way." he says
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139475
139476 139478 139479
Okay, so you guys are going to get up at 8, or leave at 8?

If you fall asleep like logs, you can get up as early as 5.
Hamfist Henry
1708525
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No.139476
139477
>>139475
I’m interested in sleeping at 8
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139477
>>139476
I left off at 9 PM last night in game.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
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No.139478
>>139475
Probably leaving at 8.
Anonymous
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No.139479
139480
>>139475
Does a little more sleep translate into a little more HP?
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139480
139481
>>139479
If you go a complete day and night of rest, you could recover twice your level in hit points.
Otherwise no, but you could prepare healing spells, if you wish.
Anonymous
25ea0da
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No.139481
139482
>>139480
I'll get up earlier then, and prepare for leaving at 8.
Maybe attempt to craft some arrows from whatever is around in the time between.
[1d20+7 = 19]
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139482
139483
>>139481
You only need to trance for 4 hours. You may spend remaining time crafting.
Some arrow making materials could be scavenged from the barracks in Drellin's Ferry.
Anonymous
25ea0da
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No.139483
139484
>>139482
I also need some time to prepare arcane spells as part of the long rest, don't want to miss out on that, but otherwise, yeah, I do that. That was a crafting check, but should be 17, I realized I have no tools.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139484
139485 139486
Okay, so the party gets up, prepares spells, and sets off on the dawn way.

Do you guys have a preferred riding formation? Who's on front?

>>139483
You find a set of cheap tools in a crawlspace in one of the buildings, found because elves always receive passive checks to find trap doors.
Also a leather sack that looks like it was emptied in a hurry.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
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No.139485
139487
>>139484
Me and Henry should be in front while Aral, Jorr and Misty are 10 to 15 feet behind.
Hamfist Henry
1708525
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No.139486
>>139484
Henry will ride in front. Also I’m using all the healing belt charges to heal up a bit.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139487
139488
>>139485
You don't want to ride Misty?
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
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No.139488
>>139487
Actually... yes, i do.
I forgot i wasn't in wild shape.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139489
Okay, enough stalling, stuff has to happen...
let me just take 5 and check my notes...
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139490
139491
By this point, you're only four hours into your journey.
The afternoon sun beats down on you; the air is hot and still. The sparsely settled lands of Elsir Vale are starting to grow monotonous, with a seemingly endless line of dusty flyspecks of towns.
You're still not out of the woods though.

Chad, roll a spot check.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
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No.139491
139492
>>139490
[1d20+14 = 15]
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139492
>>139491
About some 100 feet ahead, just over a hill, you spot a group of hobgoblins. No surprise round.

It appears they've spotted you too. Shouting emanates from the hills.

Everyone join me in the server for a combat encounter, and roll initiative.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139504
139507
Okay, that was quite the encounter.
Ngl, the point of this encounter was to be easy, and showcase the fact that not every gang of humanoid warriors roaming around the vale is made of up fanatical veterans.

Aside from the Red Leader, a mighty warrior, these hobgoblins were nothing special. These were lvl 1 mooks, even weaker than the Regular samurai you guys have been fighting, if their rusty, meager equipment is anything to go by.
The Bladebearer, however, was quite loaded. I will roll his equipment shortly.

The dead hobgoblins do not have any sort of paperwork or relevant information. Jorr, who only survived by the skin on his teeth, rolls splendidly on his knowledge check. He communicates gruffly that these must have been mere raiders, prowling the countryside for easy loot.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139505
It is close to noon in game time.
With all of the fleeing villagers, marauders have been getting bold enough to attack travelers in broad daylight. Perhaps a bit too bold though, as they were no match for seasoned adventurers.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139506
139507 139510
Before you lie two unconscious enemies.
One is a low-ranking hobgoblin, only a meager warrior, not even a fully-fledged samurai. It was grappled into submission by Jorr's dogs while its allies abandoned it.
"So the Red Hand employs low-level scum like this. Guess 'dem Red boys ain't all high an' mighty now."
Jorr says, nursing his wounded canines.

The other is a hellhound. You'd need a character with the right knowledge skill to tell anything about it.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
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No.139507
139508
>>139504
>Okay, that was quite the encounter.
You can say that again.
>Ngl, the point of this encounter was to be easy, and showcase the fact that not every gang of humanoid warriors roaming around the vale is made of up fanatical veterans.
Turns out you were underestimating the enemy.
>>139506
>The other is a hellhound. You'd need a character with the right knowledge skill to tell anything about it.
What would that entail?
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139508
>>139507
>What would that entail?
Some details about hellhounds, or what's up with this particular one.
Anonymous
ccddf86
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No.139510
139511
>>139506
Check roll. Arcana.
[1d20+6 = 20]
We could also move onto interrogating the goblin if you want, Aral can translate. And likes to slap goblins, so win-win.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139511
139512
>>139510
Aral does not know anything about hellhounds, but he does know that this creature is not native to this world, but must have been called in with magic.
Closer inspection reveals Draconic traits on this particular specimen. It appears like a naked dog, only scalier. It's forepaws are hooked into talon-like toes, and its hide is tough and scaly. If it were an animal, it would be a Drakken (Dragon-Descended), but you don't know what to make of this one.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
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No.139512
139513
>>139511
Would i be able to roll anything?
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139513
>>139512
Not really. It's not common knowledge. You would normally need ranks in The Planes, but Aral had ranks in Arcana, so he noticed the draconic traits.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139517
139531
So, new information is revealed:
>not all of the Red Hand's Forces are as formidable as they seem
>However, within their ranks are mighty warriors who's strength rivals your own
>the Red Hand appear to be using alchemy and drugs to enhance their forces
>the Red Hand is not only allied with fiends from another world, but seemingly draconic ones
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139526
The+only+good+kyubey+is+a+dead+kyubey+_0e0c52a50b5efb06cbeb07a2b1f8832c.jpg
>Red Leader, high on Fervor Juice, after taking a max-rolled Arrowsplit attack with an Alchemist's Arrow from a Ranger with Goblinoids as his favored enemy
Hamfist Henry
1708525
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No.139531
139655
BC71AA62-707C-40D1-B8BC-B76922B52D17.jpeg
>>139517
>drugs
>fiends
Is this a mf Fallout reference?
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139655
>>139531
Mostly an appropriation of some pathfinder fluff concerning hobgoblins.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139849
RHoD will be continuing next weekend, with a new player too.

Next session, the party will have arrived in Terrelton.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.139936
Okay, due to some players being busy on the holidays. We will not be having a full session today.
DAY 10: 4:00 PM
Terrelton is a dusty village that gets by on the livestock and leather trades; several large. foul-smelling tanneries sit in the hills east of the town.
The local in is known as The Brass Dagger.
Supplies can be bought at Esper’s Market.
Checks will need to be rolled for additional information. It's a small town and has no map. Please don't make me draw one.
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.140373
140374
Okay, the session has begun.

Aral has finished managing his ammunition. Everyone is at low HP as they arrive in Terrelton.

There is only one Inn in town. It's rather low shabby, but due to lack of customers the keeper is willing to accommodate the party for 2 sp each (meals sold separately).
Anonymous
c712a26
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No.140374
140376 140377
>>140373
I'm sitting somewhere in whatever common room the inn has and looking over what directions I got from my higher-ups in the church
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.140375
As you arrive in town, Jorr excuses himself and says he'll be back in a few hours, saying he needs to take care of "some serious business".
Anonymous
c712a26
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No.140376
140379 140381
>>140374
And I completely forgot to describe myself... Let me just fix that.
The guy you see sitting there is a human of around average height, wearing scale armor and a very oddly shaped helmet that appears to be made of platinum
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.140377
>>140374
Your church only told you to warn Drellin's Ferry of impending doom, foretold by a-ranking priest in your order.
However, it seems as though the town has already begun evacuating before your arrival, and the whole region seems to be on edge for the impending war.

Right now, you're feeling a bit disillusioned. You are now certain that the vision that your superior had was a genuine one, and not just some excuse to get rid of you; however, you've received no further orders, and are contemplating what to do now. From some gossip you've picked up, you're aware of "a massive horde of goblins coming" from the West, and supposedly a blockade stopping the roads to the North.

(btw, you came from far East of Denovar, which is East of Brindol).
Anonymous
03b4536
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No.140379
140380
The Inn is unremarkable, and rather sparse, many of the clients having packed up and left in advance of the horde. Nobody stands out except for >>140376 a lone man in scaly armor sitting at a table in the corner.

Aral, Chad, and Hamfist are all gravely wounded, and will need to rest for several days without access to magical healing (unless Chad spends all of his spell slots tomorrow). You have heard that a certain crusading Cleric of St. Cuthbert has been investigating the Merchants' Guild in this town, however; perhaps you solicit them for healing services.

If any of you would like to know more about the Merchant's Guild, roll Gather Information (just a Cha check), or Knowledge (Local) as an Int check.
Anonymous
315ab8b
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No.140380
140384
>>140378
>>140379
Rolling a Knowledge.
[1d20+2 = 18]
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140381
140383
>>140376
You see a two humans and an elf walk into the bar, covered in blood and severely wounded. A passive Sense Motive check with your Wis modifier hints that they're formidable.
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140383
140385 140387
>>140381
"Hey, you lot. One, what happened to you all, and two, why didn't you evacuate with the rest of the town?"
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140384
>>140380
You don't know anything of real value, but since you've been to Terrelton before, you know that the town is governed by a Merchants Council shot through with connections to various gangs of brigands and highwaymen, but a crusading cleric of St. Cuthbert is working to clean up the council by exposing the misdeeds of the criminal members.
The corruption in the (((Merchant))) council is an open secret, but since this is medieval times, nobody before the Cleric has bothered to lift a finger to oppose them.
Anonymous
315ab8b
?
No.140385
140386
>>140382
>>140383
"We got into a couple of fights with goblins, and we aren't backing down from them."
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140386
140389
>>140385
"So you all are here to deal with that mess too?"
Also, can I give them a quick look-over to determine exactly how badly they're all wounded?
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140387
140388
>>140383
The town has not evacuated entirely, as many of the (((Merchants))) have stubbornly refused to abandon their property.
Half of them, however, have packed up and skedaddled.
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140388
140390
>>140387
fucking merchants, it's always them
Anonymous
315ab8b
?
No.140389
140391
>>140386
"Yes."
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140390
>>140388
Dubs confirm.
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140391
140393 140394
>>140389
"Alright, I might as well help you out too. Now, who's the most hurt here? If I'm going to heal you all, I want to make sure it's done right."
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140392
140400
(towards Henry) "Artorias Greenmarsch, cleric of Bahamut and occasional mercenary slash healmonkey for the right cause or the right coin. You?"
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140393
140395
>>140391
"I need healing."
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140394
140399
>>140391
You can tell taking 10 on a heal check that they're all pretty fucked-up. Several sword and arrow wounds and some moderate burns.
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140395
140397 140403
>>140393
"Yes, you've made that clear. I'm not wasting a full spell on a papercut though, so I'd like to know how badly."
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140397
>>140395
"I have been shot by about 10 arrows and earned a couple of cuts."
Hamfist Henry
1708525
?
No.140398
140400
Henry approaches the rugged looking character and sets a bottle of rum down in front of him while uncorking another for himself. “What’s your story, stranger? You look like you’ve walked down some hard roads.”
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140399
140401 140402 140403 140404
>>140394
Alright, then I burn all three of my Cure Serious Wounds.
[3d8+1 = 8]
[3d8+1 = 13]
[3d8+1 = 8]
And feel free to claim whichever one works best for your HP levels.
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140400
>>140398
see
>>140392
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140401
>>140399
Any more healing required?
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
0bddead
?
No.140402
>>140399
I'll take an 8, I have the most current HP.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140403
140404
>>140395
Just fyi, you've got a bunch of unexpended spell slots, and they'll just disappear if you don't use them by tomorrow.
>>140399
That would be 3d8+6, your CL is 6.
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140404
140405 140409
>>140403
I know, but Artorias is supposed to be kind of a jerk at times.

>>140399
Disregard this number, these are the ones to use!
[3d8+6 = 17]
[3d8+6 = 16]
[3d8+6 = 18]
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
0bddead
?
No.140405
140406 140407
>>140404
Still the lowest one, as that is enough to put Aral at full HP. Assuming we got to that part already:
You get a "Thank you, cleric" from him, but that is about it. No hellos or pleasantries. It seems he's about to just get up and leave without any further word. Fucking unbelievable. As he turns, he stops mid-motion, absent-mindedly trying to wipe away at a patch of blood on his cloak, before realizing it's not about to come out anytime soon.
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140406
140408
>>140405
You get a thumbs-up as you walk away, and the others get the rest of what needs healed healed through whatever spell slots are used to do it.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140407
>>140405
>before realizing it's not about to come out anytime soon
Prestidigitation is good for this.
Hamfist Henry
1708525
?
No.140408
140415
>>140406
“Are you going to drink the rum or should I put it back up?” The pugilist says with a hint of annoyance in his voice.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140409
140410 140415
>>140404
I'll take the 17 and 18 if Henry doesn't, then use the alchemical healing paste to oil myself up for the night in the stables.
"Thanks mate, anything else you wanna ask?"
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
0bddead
?
No.140410
140411 140412
>>140409
>oil myself up for the night in the stables
Misty is into kinky stuff now?
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140411
>>140410
"Always has been."
Hamfist Henry
1708525
?
No.140412
140413 140414
>>140410
Misty knows it’s going to rain and wants to fly
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140413
140416
>>140412
What?
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140414
140416
>>140412
What?
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140415
140419
>>140408
"I'm not particularly thirsty, but if you insist."
I chug it

>>140409
"Yeah, what are we up against here? I know it's goblins and that there's a war coming, but besides that, my superiors have left me pretty far in the dark."
Hamfist Henry
1708525
?
No.140416
140417 140418 140419
>>140414
>>140413
I’m referencing the “cover yourself in oil” meme
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140417
140419
image_2021-01-02_073112.png
>>140416
>oil floats on water
>step 1: wait for it to rain
>step 2: cover yourself in oil
>step 3: fly
>mfw
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140418
>>140416
Misty can already fly, but okay.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140419
140421 140422
>>140415
"We're up against pretty much any piece of goblin ass you can imagine, dragons, spell scourges, spellcasters, samurais, et cetera."
>>140416
>>140417
Oh.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140420
Okay, while you guys dialogue, can you all communicate what you plan to do on day 11?
Hamfist Henry
1708525
?
No.140421
140423 140426
>>140419
“Now that I give it some thought, how do goblins even become samurai?”
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140422
140426
>>140419
"Dragons? Why would dragons be tooling around with those knife-eared savages unless they're using them like chew toys?"
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140423
140424
>>140421
You're a Warblade, right? Roll knowledge (local).
Hamfist Henry
1708525
?
No.140424
140425
>>140423
I rolled an 8.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140425
>>140424
That's a fail. Sorry.
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140426
140427
>>140421
"Through excessive gobble training, I assume."
>>140422
"They were recruited into the Red Hand, the rest is still a mystery other than maybe they are doing it for gold."
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140427
>>140426
"That... that makes a lot more sense and is also quite worrying. If only somebody at my church had the ability to warn me of this, but passive aggression gets me nowhere...
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140428
140429 140431
Okay, I've understood at this point that you guys want to head east tomorrow. When do you all want to go to bed? You need 8 hours rest for arcane spell recovery, and one hour to prepare spells.

In-game, it's about 4:30 PM, on day 10.
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140429
140430 140440
>>140428
try to convince whatever stubborn (((merchants))) that are left in town to finally leave, and then I guess I'll turn in at about 10 PM
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140430
>>140429
Hmmmmmm, let me find my notes for that...
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140431
140432
>>140428
I'll head to sleep at about 9pm after i finish my fetish fun.
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140432
140433 140434 140440
>>140431
so he's actually gonna fuck the horse?
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140433
140435
expand dong spell.png
>>140432
Yes.
Hamfist Henry
1708525
?
No.140434
140435 140436
>>140432
Do you know where we are?
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140435
140436 140438
>>140433
hot

>>140434
of course, I was just wondering if it was being brought to the table as well as the bedroom ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140436
1608116901240.jpg
>>140434
>>140435
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140437
140444
so do we all fuck our horses behind closed doors, or is it just going to be Chad and me?
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
0bddead
?
No.140438
140439 140444
>>140435
It's a thing. He's a horse druid and everything.
I'm reasonably sure he fucked my horse too, but Aral failed his listen check that night, so in-character I have no idea.
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140439
140444
>>140438
wow, just getting cucked like that? harsh.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140440
140441
>>140429
You make your way to the merchant's council gathering. It's a large but shabby building, a foul smell emanating from the general area. The building is visibly lit, but sparsely, as if by someone who cared more about saving oil than common sense.
In front of the building, you see an angry-looking woman, somewhere in her mid twenties, clad in chain mail, with an absurdly long scroll in her hands rolling across the floor. She appears to be giving a severe tongue-lashing to two very tired looking guards.
As you approach you hear
"What do you mean 'the forum is closed'?! It's supposed to be an emergency meeting, and by order of the founding guild doctrine, all emergency council meetings are to be made open to the public. I demand to see your manager!"
>"Ma'am. We're sorry, but we have orders."
"I'm not going anywhere until I find out what happened to the public's donations!"
>>140432
I have been operating under the assumption of it.
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140441
140442
>>140440
Can I determine anything else about the woman, like maybe if she's the other cleric in town?
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140442
140443
>>140441
Roll knowledge (religion), to identify the sigils on her armor.
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140443
140447
>>140442
[1d20+9 = 26]
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140444
140445 140448
Spoilered
>>140437
>>140438
>>140439
Based.
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140445
140446
>>140444
just don't fuck my horse and we're cool, got it?
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140446
>>140445
Fine, it's a deal.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140447
140449
>>140443
With a check like that, you easily recognize her holy symbol as that of St. Cuthbert: God of Truth, Wisdom, Law, Justice, and Common Sense. You recognize it so easily because you saw the church of St. Cuthbert when you passed through Denovar.
From this, you can assume that this is indeed the local crusading cleric named Leille that the (((merchants))) have been whining about recently.
She looks quite angry. The guards look frustrated, tired and vaguely frightened by the persistent woman, who is still reading down along her comically long scroll.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140448
>>140444
Digits checked.
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140449
140451
>>140447
Then I guess I introduce myself and provide a stern, equally frustrated in the direction of the guards as further encouragement
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140451
140453
>>140449
The woman pauses her rant as you approach. She speaks politely, her demeanor turning on a dime.
"Greetings, Sir. I am Leille (lol, i forgot her surname), Knight of the Cudgel."

The guards seem still frustrated, but mostly just tired.
>"I'm sorry, but we've got orders not to let anyone in while the council is meeting. Try again tomorrow."
"This is ludicrous! Just what are they doing in there that has to be kept secret?!"
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140452
140453
Okay, I'm only now realizing that I'm basically setting up a one-person miniquest here...

Can I get an ooc commitment that Artorias has agreed to follow the rest of the party east?
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140453
140454 140455
>>140451
(towards Leille) "Artorias Greenmarsch, cleric of the Platinum Dragon."
(towards guards) "I refuse to believe whatever's going on in there is more important than the goblin army that currently has dragons in its employ currently coming this way, so if you'll let us in to properly explain this fact, then I won't try to drag you out to be used as meatshields."
Diplomacy if necessary: [1d20+11 = 21]
Intimidation if somehow diplomacy fails: [1d20+2 = 14]

>>140452
I'm following them, don't worry
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140454
140457
>>140453
One of the guards sighs, visibly giving up to the fact that his job will probably be gone in a couple days anyway.
>"The council is inside dividing liquid assets for the town. They insisted not to let anyone in."
"Liquid assets? You mean the gold that Brother Derny donated to the poor yesterday as the refugees from Ferry were passing through? So that's what this is all about. I'll have a word with Mr. Goldberg if he thinks he can get away with lining his pockets again."
>[audible groans]
>"Ma'am, we have orders-."
>"We [i]had[i/] orders."
The other guard says, as he picks up his satchel and promptly walks off into town.
The first guard stares after him for a few seconds before deciding that dealing with this lady is above his paygrade and follows suit.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140455
140457
>>140453
The priestess seems satisfied that she's been able to get in through technically-legal means. She looks towards Artorias.
"Thankyou for that." she says, not specifying what for
"I think I can handle things from here on out. The council can be a stubborn bunch, but they're quick to turn to putty up close." she continues, brandishing her light mace in one hand as she enters the building.
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140457
>>140454
>>140455
I nod to Leille and give a simple "You're welcome." before going back to the inn to tend to my horse and turn in for the night
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140458
140459
Okay. Unless Artorias really wants to spend the rest of the session T-posing on merchants with Miss Leille, I'm going to move this session ahead to day 11.

END OF DAY 10

Okay, that's 8 hours rest, one hour to prepare spells, and another doing miscellaneous things...

DAY 11, 7:00 AM.

And you guys are on the road, heading north east to Nimon Gap.
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140459
>>140458
I mean, I'm always down to T-pose on merchants, but other people need playtime too
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140460
It will take less than a day to get to Nimon gap.

Jorr eventually returned in the morning with a grim look on his face. He silently gets on his horse and follows the party eastwards.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140461
140462 140464
Nimon Gap is 25-30 miles away. One day's travel at the speed of Artorias's Horse.
Nimon Gap: A tiny hamlet located at the place where the Dawn Way descends out of the Nimon Hills, Nimon Gap grew up around a large walled inn known as the Cross-Eyed Beholder. The folk of Nimon Gap grow apples, pears, and chestnuts in orchards sheltered below the hills, while shepherds and goatherds keep their livestock in the heights.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140462
>>140461
You would get there sometime in the afternoon.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140463
140465 140467
Nothing worth session time happens in Nimon Gap.
DAY 11 END
The next day, you reach Talar.
Hamfist Henry
1708525
?
No.140464
140468
>>140461
I just want to punch things until they turn into ground beef
Hamfist Henry
1708525
?
No.140465
>>140463
I’m gonna go see what the fight game looks like in Talar
Hamfist Henry
1708525
?
No.140466
Used all charges of the healing belt to heal. Currently at 61/77 HP.
Anonymous
c712a26
?
No.140467
>>140463
I guess I keep doing what I can to warn people about the gobbos as we continue moving around
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140468
>>140464
You know what.
Fuck it.

As you're travelling through the orchards from Nimon Gap, Aral and Misty spot some rustling in the trees.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140469
Everyone roll initiatve and meet me in the server for combat.
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140470
140471
2d231af4c87b5fbe9c76803e57593151.jpg
Okay... Henry is kill, after suffering a critical hit from a Warblade with a Heavy Pick.

The Hobgoblin Cleric (it's a Cleric), is still alive, but dying. You could stabilize him if you want him as a prisoner.

As for the unholy symbol ID roll, this is a symbol that Artorias would know anywhere: The mark of the devil Tiamat (pic related).
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140471
140472
>>140470
Yeah, I'll stabilize the hobgobbo and get one of the guys good with ropes to tie him up; he's getting interrogated probably next week since that combat took long as hell
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140472
140473
>>140471
I know. I really, really, really would like to do this in voicechat going forward.
Artorias Greenmarsch
c712a26
?
No.140473
>>140472
understandable
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140474
140475
Loot for this encounter:

236 gold pieces
1 Lapis Lazuli
1 Onyx
Iron Samurai Mask (70 gp)
Electrum Cloth Vest (1800 gp)
Silk Hunter's Cap trimmed with Sable (70 gp)
And the biggest Blue Diamond you've ever seen in your life.

14 cure light wounds potions
+1 Dragonfang Heavy Pick
+1 Banded Mail
Masterwork Hide Armor, Dragonskin
10 dragonsbreath arrows (kept forgetting to use those)
5 fancy arrows made of what appears to be ice(?) on the Red Leader
Silver Unholy Symbol of Tiamat
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140475
>>140474
Also a scroll of Summon Monster 3
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.140868
140869
Okay, I guess I'd better get this going.
I'm not really prepared today though, so it might be unproductive and cringe.

Now to see how long it took you guys to get to Brindol, and if any villages have been burned in the meantime...
>totally forgot to DM Jorr's sidequest
Whatever.
Jorr, assuming Artorias spent one of his remaining spell slots to heal him at the end of that encounter, eventually tells the party that he's been searching for family members that left a small home on the outskirts of Terrelton. He suspects that some of them might have joined the caravan to Brindol, but isn't sure how they stayed ahead of the party so far. It's also why he's been so anxious lately.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140869
>>140868
"Best of luck to them."
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140870
Btw, what we learned last session, to get it through your thick PC skulls:
>in wake of the horde, hobgoblins have been raiding the countryside with increasing boldness and frequency, attacking merchants and refugees alike
>The Red Hand is not to be underestimated, for their ranks hold powerful combatants
>NPCs with x4 Crit modifiers and PCs below lvl 8 don't mix well...
>Red Hand regulars tend to scram when their leaders are killed (so focus fire)
>Warbands in the Red Hand sometimes include priests of the Devil Tiamat

What we gained:
>More loot than this encounter really deserved for its CR
>1 prisoner: a low-level sunscorched hobgoblin Cleric of Tiamat
>muh glory
>misc stuff that wasn't even mentioned in the lootpile (leather armor, longswords, longbows, arrows, stone unholy symbols, dirty clothes)
What we lost:
>1 Party Member: Henry Hamfist (revival pending)
>some hit points
>some spell slots
>Jorr's dignity as a competent archer
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140871
140873 140874
Okay, you guys reach Brindol early in the morning of Day 13. I kind of regret glossing over Talar, but I'm going to have to cut down on the number of encounters if this game is ever going to be finished in a PbP medium.

DAY 13 BEGIN
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140872
arne-haschen-red-hand-of-doom-brindol-city-map.jpg
Pic related is a map of Brindol.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140873
140876
>>140871
Are they going to be mad if we bring in a tied up hobgobbo no matter what we plan on doing with it?
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
cb96aa9
?
No.140874
140876
>>140871
Is the cathedral visible from afar? The idea is to head straight for a local place of worship to find someone who can resurrect the recently deceased.
Once we're inside, that is.
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140876
140877 140878
>>140873
Unless you plan on doing something retarded, a Red Hand prisoner is reasonable.
Here's the game map, with marked dots, because a little bit of metagaming doesn't hurt anybody.
>>140874
Sorry, still skipping reading what it's like when you arrive in Brindol... And finding my notes for the NPCs.

The cathedral of Pelor is easy enough to find, being a large, fancy building with lots of windows letting the light in. You would get there taking 10 on a Gather Information check, when I'm ready.
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140877
brindol.jpeg
>>140876
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140878
>>140876
I'm assuming doing the interrogation within city limits counts as "something retarded," right?
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140879
140880
Okay, this session isn't going anywhere until well-after i read Part 4, re-write it to fit in Part 2, and plan notes accordingly... It's kind of SOL at this point.
Sorry, I really wasn't prepared today.

Going back, the party would have tried to interrogate the snarling goblin thy captured before reaching Brindol, because he would have been a pain and a half to transport.

At first, the hobgoblin was completely hostile at the sight of the Platinum Helm, but after a 27 diplomacy check his attitude has improved to Indifferent, and he merely glares at Aral and Chad.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140880
140881
>>140879
"Alright buddy, I get that you don't like me and I sure as shit don't like you. However, I've already helped you out by not letting you die to a few dogs and some other monster, so how about you help me out in return? Do a good enough job and I'll even let you go."
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140881
140882 140883
>>140880
The cultist cackles in response
"Fool. I'd proudly die in service to the Dark Lady! What could you hope to gain from me?!"
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
cb96aa9
?
No.140882
140884 140887
>>140881
>I'd proudly die
Aral slowly draws his sickly in the background.
"That works too. I'm the alternative."
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140883
140887
>>140881
"Okay, then tell me what I want to know and I'll gladly let you go back to getting mauled by animals. Otherwise, you're being dragged with me until you give in even if you're kicking and screaming the whole way. As for what I want, it's information. What are your goals in all this?"
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
cb96aa9
?
No.140884
140885
>>140882
*Sickle. The curvy thing. Lol.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140885
140886
>>140884
>commie tool
>for killing people
this checks out
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
cb96aa9
?
No.140886
>>140885
It's a trip weapon, but yeah, I guess.
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140887
140888
>>140883
>>140882
The goblin cackles even louder, sounding like a turkey as he gobbles curses in his own language
"Gobgobgobgobgob! Bold of you to assume I fear death. Better to die at the hands of the enemy than be sacrificed on the altar of Tiamat."
>What are your goals in all this?
"Your Doom!" he hisses, before falling back into gobbling laughter
“You may have won today, stupid humans, but our day is coming! The Red Hand will destroy you all!"
"[Gobgobgobgobgobgobgobgobgob!]"
"The human river-town has already fallen. And soon the town of walls shall meet the day of ruin!"
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140888
140889 140890
>>140887
"Let me be more specific. I got the whole 'death and destruction' idea from you sending out a massive wave of goblins. What I want to know is what else specifically you hope to accomplish with all this, because I refuse to believe that a horde of you greenies would mass up to this size for purely shits and giggles, as much as that would fit your kind. Are you trying to summon Tiamat, or something else entirely?"
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140889
140891 140892 140894
>>140888
"Our lord works in mysterious ways. The tribes have been united, all in the name of The Dark Lady!" he says, unhelpfully

Roll Sense Motive to see if he visibly responded to anything you just asked; Aral can apply his Favored Enemy bonus (and use Int).
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140890
>>140888
Trips checked, and I'll throw in some extra info if either of you make these checks.
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
cb96aa9
?
No.140891
140893
>>140889
[1d20+8 = 14] Sense Motive
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140892
>>140889
[1d20+3 = 8]
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140893
140894 140896
>>140891
You notice the hobgoblin's right eye visibly widen and twitch at the phrase:
>Are you trying to summon Tiamat
before returning to the same angry glare.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140894
140895 140903
>>140893
The plot chickens

>>140889
"Thanks for nothing, there. Next question, what kind of numbers are we up against? I don't care if you give me some rough estimate with one real number and a bunch of zeros or an exat headcount of all of you, but some noghing answer like 'a lot' or 'enough to drown you fuckers in' will just result in me asking until I get that real answer.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140895
>>140894
*exact and *nothing
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
cb96aa9
?
No.140896
140897 140903
>>140893
Int check in place of untrained Knowledge (Religion) (or planes, or whatever applies)
How the fuck does summoning a god even work? Would it be an avatar or something? Can Aral even guess at it?
[1d20+5 = 19]
Also to determine whether he even understands how bad this even is, if nothing else.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140897
140898
>>140896
how do I assist with this roll?
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
cb96aa9
?
No.140898
140899
>>140897
I don't know if you put points into knowledge religion (but I mean, you are a cleric, so you have it as a class skill)
But if nothing else, the aid another is like:
Roll the same skill, if it's higher than 10, then you get to add a +2 to the other player's roll. You might be better off to just roll your own tho.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140899
140900 140903
>>140898
fair enough, I'll just assume you told me what you're thinking about and make my own roll
[1d20+9 = 18]
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140900
140901
>>140899
well then
I guess we know about as much as each other
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
cb96aa9
?
No.140901
140902
>>140900
If you have it trained, you still probably know more. Untrained checks allow for common and basic knowledge only iirc.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140902
>>140901
does trained knowledge affect something separately from having it as a skill?
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140903
140904
>>140894
The goblin, possessing high Wisdom but rather low Int, is glad to continue berating your with unintelligoble slurs and let info about the Red Hand slip as he continues to threaten you with Doom
He gobbles in laughter
"Gobgobgobgobgobgob! You have no hope! There are too many of us! Thousands of us march from the human river town as we speak! The giant-ones have joined us, and dragons soar overhead. Saarvith readies to end the swamp elves, and soon even the Lion King will follow us! Gobgobgobgobgob!" the goblin divulges, stupidly
>>140896
>>140899
Summoning a monster is one thing, summoning a god is another. Sustaining a god on the prime material plane permanently is unheard of, but would be apocalyptic if it occurred.
In any case, it would involve the powers of a mighty spellcaster, and a sacrifice of great value. It would be a truly apocalyptic event, were it to unfold.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140904
140905
>>140903
Can I roll something to see if I can figure out who the Lion King and Saarvith are?
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140905
140906
>>140904
Saarvith is unfamiliar.
Aral immediately recognizes the "swamp elves" as the Tiri Kitor Wild Elves in the Blackfens.

Roll knowledge (religion) to see what you might know of this supposed "lion king".
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140906
140907
>>140905
[1d20+9 = 22]
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140907
140908
5f0.gif
The hobgoblin cultist suddenly looks nervous, as if he's said too much.
"B-but, he isn't doing anything important there. Who is Saarvith anyway?"
>>140906
Elsir Vale is home to a powerful lich, commonly known as The Ghostlord, who resides in an ancient temple devoted to lions. The Ghostlord is only spoken of in legend, but his power is said to be unmatched.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140908
140909
>>140907
"Nice try, faggot. Anything else you'd like to share with us, since I'm sure you now realize that you can't dig yourself any deeper, or would you rather take it up with your countrymen the next time we see them?"
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140909
140910
>>140908
"N-never! You won't get anything from me! The Lady awaits me!" The cultist declares
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140910
140911
>>140909
"She may await you, but first you gotta check back in with her gatekeepers. So, would you rather be executed for treason because you were a dumbass, or because you actually committed treason?"
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140911
140912
>>140910
The goblin scowls, and lands a perfect 20 to spit right through the visor on your helmet, cursing unintelligibly in at least three languages.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140912
140913 140914
>>140911
I remove my helmet, wipe the pit from my eye, wipe it back on one of the restrained bits of the hobgoblin, and whistle for my horse
"Daisy, c'mere."
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140913
>>140912
*spit
I am just full of typos today
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140914
>>140912
Once my horse is there, I get back on her and have her stamp the gobbo's legs into paste
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140915
140919
Huzzah!
[1d20+11 = 15]
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140916
140917 140918
Anybody want a piece of the hobgoblin before I say the interrogation's over?
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140917
140919 140921
>>140916
I'm gonna piss on him.
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
cb96aa9
?
No.140918
140921
>>140916
All yours.
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140919
140920 140922
>>140915
Sorry, not high enough to get plot relevant info. The DM says with a sigh of relief.
However, you do know that "The Lion King" is another name given to a horrible monster that haunts the Thornwastes. It is a region that no other druids in the vale dare approach.
>>140917
Roll a Dexterity (pissing) check, add your base attack bonus.
Horse form gives a +4 racial bonus.
Aral Tel'thuen'slaugh Avaemaskan
cb96aa9
?
No.140920
140921 140924
>>140919
>Sorry, not high enough to get plot relevant info.
Hold my Knowledge (Nature).
[1d20+12 = 29]
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140921
140925
>>140917
>>140918
Fair enough.
I tell the gobbo "Then I guess you're dying a dumbass." and put him back wherever he was while we were transporting him while we were between towns. As for what to do next, why don't we take all this info over to Pelor's bros and see if they can help us out with any of it, assuming >>140920 somehow turns up nothing
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140922
140923 140924
>>140919
[1d20+3 = 21]
Chaddy Daddy of the Pussy Kissed Mist
315ab8b
?
No.140923
>>140922
Me and Misty piss on him.
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140924
1383170440820.jpg
>>140920
[Sighs]
I really shouldn't be telling you this before part 2 even begins, but I already spoiled in in that ghost-nonsense encounter, so...

The Druids of the Tiri Kitor are old enough to have told you about something called a "Blighter" a wicked ex-druid who has turned against the natural order. The Ghostlord, or "Lion King", is one such Druid, a mage of unmatched power who haunts the Thornwastes.
>>140922 (dubs)
The Cleric is completely covers in piss.
He REEEEEEEEEs a mighty REEEEEEEEEEEEEE as Jorr's dogs join the party.
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140925
>>140921
Jorr helps you tie up the piss-soaked cultist, who writhes in fury as he is gagged.
The hobgoblin's attitude has once again become hostile.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140926
140927
So, now what?
Kavern Master
03b4536
?
No.140927
140928 140929
What we learned today:
>The Red Hand are fanatical followers of the devil Tiamat
>The horde has already begun marching from Drellin's Ferry
>The unknown lord of the horde has ambitions that surpass the conquest of Brindol
>Red Hand veterans and cultists fear not death, for they mean that deserting means sacrifice on the altar of Tiamat
>Int is a dump stat for Clerics
>Elves in trouble
>McGuffin in the Blackfens(?!)
>The "Lion King", a monster of unmatched power, may join the fray
>>140926
Now I read this book and do some work for class registration.
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140928
>>140927
A solid decision. Happy reading and GL on that registration work!
Artorias the Grouchy Cleric
c712a26
?
No.140929
>>140927
>int is a dump stat for clerics
can confirm...
Anonymous
03b4536
?
No.141247
Okay, I'm going to try to actually be prepared for the session this week.