;; Locations (rooms, doors, etc.) will be marked with a number or a number followed by an uppercase letter. For example, you are opening door 3B. Grids within an area will have an address beginning with a lowercase letter followed by a number. For example, the door Ice opened opens into c8.
Bex listened at the door but didn’t hear anything. He signaled for Ice to swing the door open. The door opened into a large room that appeared to serve as the goblins’ torture chamber judging from the rack taking center stage.
There was an arc of three goblins (G1, G2, G3) with crossbows facing the door. Between the rack and brazier was something a bit larger than a goblin (O1) who was wearing black leather armor and a black leather mask. He was slightly twisted, watching the door while his body faced more toward the brazier.
There were a couple of empty tables in the room (including the one that looks like a cluttered desk). The goblin to the far right seem to be standing next to a cage or jail cell, the door of which was open. The corner holding the cell was currently out of sight.
“Toldja I smelt humans,” the torturer said in English to make sure the humans understood him.
Ice proceeded to engage with the middle goblin; the knight was hellbent on putting an end to the goblins’ plans of making whatever their version was of “leather-oriented adult entertainment”. As Ice rushed into the room, he found that there was another goblin (G6) tucked up against the wall (e8) next to an iron maiden. As Ice rushed to do battle, the hidden goblin jabbed the warrior with his spear (-4 hp). The gods of the realm must have heard Ice’s plea, because the goblin must have been too preoccupied with whatever dark kinky torture he was so used to. Ice’s longsword swept in a savage arc and sheared through armor, flesh and bone. (22 damage)
CB stepped to the left out of the line of sight from the door and readied her crossbow.
JohnM strained to focus his thoughts through the distractions and finally managed to grab on to the brazier with his funky skywalker ability (2 action points burned). He had just enough strength to pull the flaming thing off balance and send it crashing to the floor (on top of/right behind) the fellow in black. Coals fell and spread across the floor and the torturer’s feet (-2 hp, Reflex save needed to avoid further damage).
Bex takes a step to his left, so he can poke his gun around the corner, but not block the doorway. He’s pretty sure JohnE will be doing a flying kick towards the torture chamber regardless of who stands before it. He takes aim at whatever isn’t in melee (G1), and fires twice with his Glock (OMFG, 3 critical hits!!!) for a fairly massive amount of damage (39 points!) recreating a scene from Full Metal Jacket where Pyle blows his brains onto the wall behind him. The goblin’s brainless body fell to the ground.
JohnE was glad that Bex moved out of the way because just a split second later, he flew through the door. At first he went towards Goblin one, but realized by the shocked look on it’s blown off head, that it was already dead. In midair, he did a flip, realigning his foot with goblin #2 (Attk:24 Dmg:12). The kick snapped the goblin’s head back like a cheap shot from Floyd MayWeather and the goblin sprawled out unmoving.
Linora moved a few feet to see if she could get a glimpse of the room.
The Torturer (Def 16) was slower getting out of the red hot coals than he would have liked to have been and yelled some goblin curse words as his feet continued to be burned. He moved forward and swung two red-hot pokers at JohnE. One of them hit with a sizzle (-9 hp).
Goblin G3 (Def 16) lunged forward and stabbed Ice with a short sword (-5 hp). Goblin G6 moved outside the doorway blocking anyone else from simply walking through and to make his presence known, he stabbed Bex with a spear with all his might (-8 hp).
Since the goblin (G6) was so nice as to step to the front, mark takes aim with his x-bow and shoots…..hitting the ugly slimy bitch for 6 points of damage. “Maybe having Bex up there as a meat shield helps me shoot?” thinks Mark.