Benders

Chief R5

The chief didn’t hesitate for a second when he saw his guards annihilated. He took off running back into the room where he had come from, away from the Benders.

The remaining guard was not in a position to do the same thing. He was trapped and decided to make a desperate attack against Ice in an attempt to clear a path. His desperate slash was blocked by Ice’s shield.

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Ice parried the guard’s blow and followed up quick a quick downward slash. (ATK: 23, DMG: 8) The blade once again found its target. Given the number of Benders up against the guard, Ice felt almost sorry for the poor guy. (He was just doing his job, after all.) The guard looked that much more frantic after being further injured.

Mark lines up on the remaining guard, thinking that someday he’ll be able to enjoy a good beer again with his friends if he ever gets out of this, he let’s fly (CRIT hit and subsequent dam roll for a total of 14 damage). The crossbow bolt entered the goblin’s head at the temple and almost made it all the way through the skull. As it was, it looked like the goblin was doing a Steve Martin impression.

Steve martin arrow

The goblin felt the two ends of the arrow in horror before collapsing to the ground.

The rest of the Benders chased forward after the chief. The door to the south that they passed appeared to have a couple of cots in it and no goblins visible. Entering the double doors at the end of the hallway, the Benders walk into a large room. On the north wall are a couple of beds and a desk. Most of the south wall is divided from the rest of the room by a tattered tapestry that creates a private space within the large room.

CB pulled the tapestry to the side so that there was an opening for Ice who was ready with his sword. The tapestry enclosed a small area, about 10′ × 20′, which held a small bed and a small chest. There was no sign of the chief.

And then, everyone who was still able to, ran forward into the next room, Johne in the lead.

The two other rooms in the area, where the swarm of goblins came from, were uninteresting. One was a small barracks with a couple of cots and the other was a storage room that held items not fit for consumption by humans from the 21st century.

With everything seemingly in the clear, the knight went up to the chest, did a quick check to see if anything looked out of the ordinary, and attempted to open the lid… using his longsword as a makeshift crowbar, of course.

With a bit of prying, Ice is able to tear the lid of the chest open to reveal a schload of gold pieces (560 after someone takes the time to count) and a medallion.

Mark starts to check around the room for a secret way out for the chief, thinking there is NO way that fat fraker just up and poofed away. After a bit of looking he finds a secret door on the south wall next to the mangled remains of the chest.

Overall map

Behind the door is a staircase leading down.

O2 – Def 17

Comments

so… who wants to charge, and who wants to stay and clean up?

With luck, Ice can drop this guy soon, or Linora can… I’m pretty sure JohnE will be charging like a maniac.

Chief R5
 

We can’t afford to let Da Chief pull in any more reinforcements and/or alert the rest of the keep to our presence.

Chief R5
 

Hopefully someone can give me a hand up before they go charging off leaving me like a turtle on its back. :)

Chief R5
 

Someone poke him and put him out his misery. :P

Chief R5
 

Argh, I’m not posting through the damn phone ever again… XD

‘…out of his misery.’

Chief R5
 

I’ll stay behind with JohnM to mop up G7, the rest of you can charge the chief and his fancy castle…

Chief R5
 

I have been sick for the last couple of days but I’m moving the game ahead Friday so post any actions before 3pm MST.

Chief R5
 

On second thought… Mark: why don’t you stay behind and shoot the guard? I have a serious penalty shooting into melee. I’ll grab JohnE and Linora, and chase down the chief.

Chief R5
 

Linora?

Chief R5
 

Linora will chase after the chief as well.

Chief R5
 

Someone take point at the door we just entered. When Mark finishes with the goblin he can back us up as well while we survey the room.

I’ll go through the tapestry first. Is everybody good with that?

Chief R5
 

Rather than going through them, why don’t we tear them down? Maybe someone can get close enough to grab them and tug. Or grab and pull them all the way across the opening while doing a tumble/full defense. I think we need to see what all is in there before we go charging in.

Chief R5
 

nah, “get ’em!” and a be damned the spear right be hind the curtain set to impale you!

Chief R5
 

Ice is yours to command. XD

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Hmmm, spot checks, anyone?

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anyone?

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Pushes Mark into room lol.

Kidding.

Chief R5
 

GRAMMAR NERD TIME!

“The chief didn’t hesitate for a second when he saw his guards decimated.”

It would be more correct to say:

“The chief didn’t hesitate for a second when he saw his guards annihilated.”

The original definition of ‘decimate’ is to kill 10% of a group… thus the prefix ‘deci-.’ This was a punishment originally reserved for mutinous Roman troops. It expanded to mean to kill a “large” percentage of a group. However, in our case, we killed every single one.

Go Benders!

Chief R5
 

so we are waiting for?

Chief R5
 

Waiting for someone to initiate some action.

Chief R5
 

well I’ve already done my move for this round…c’mon people!

Chief R5
 

Ah well, here goes. Ice does a spot check on the chest. If everything looks good, he’ll open it.

Ick, I just realized: Ice’s Wis isn’t too hot. 0_o I’ve been playing druids for too long. Blargh.

Ah well. Got a 6…

Chief R5
 

Oooh, Shiny.

Chief R5
 

yay! gold! but we’re trying to stop a rift in space-time… so, let’s loot and get moving!

Chief R5
 

I’ll work on a new map but the short story is that there are no more places to explore in this area. There is the guard room, the barracks, the storage room, and the chief’s bedroom.

Chief R5
 

I’m gonna check around for a hidden door, the chief went SOMEPLACE! (spot check of 22)

Chief R5
 

Ditto! Doing a spot check…

AAAAAAAUGH!!! I rolled a frigging 1 again!!!!

I assume this means I ‘spot’ my own shadow, scream, and faint…

Chief R5
 

no need Bex, I found the secret door

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Well… I guess Ice should open it, and then chaaaaarge!!!

We’ve been in this room for about a month now. My character is getting hungry.

Chief R5
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