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Bellow the Roost 

Though there is a moment of panic and even rallying as Jesse, gasping, moves toward Kethra and Rodin charges into the fray, things quickly turn deadly.

Rodin manages to close with the nearest Kobold and nearly knocks it dead. The creature survives the surprise blow with a squeal however, even as Max hesitates and Kethra completes a supplication off a parchment scroll that causes a shield-like ward of shimmering force to coalesce and fade from view beside her almost instantly. Aeruiel puts arrow to bow and manages to finish off the kobold she's wounded with an arrow through the jugular despite its defensive position.  

The kobolds rain stones on the lot of you again. Rodin take grazing hit, as does Aeruiel and Max take a blow to his head that's close to knocking him out cold. Kethra's unseen shielding ward deflects at least one deadly stone and she is spared any further harm. What causes your stomachs to sink however is the weasel, fully eight feet long with wild, red tinted eyes that comes bounding out from around the corner of one end of the hall when two of the kobolds retreat and one shouts out a word in Draconic"Attack!". The creature leaps at Rodin and bites into him deep, drawing blood even as his world goes dark and he falls to the floor. It then releases its bite and sets its beady red eyes on Aeruiel...

 

OOC

 

Note 1: Before Rodin goes unconscious, the disabled kobold before him tries moving away and disabled as he is, Rodin has an Attack of Opportunity on him!

Note 2: Yellow is range of bright torchlight, dashed Orange is for those with low-light vision. Only those with low-light vision can see in shadowy illumination 40 ft. beyond the Orange dashed line. 

Note 3: Kobolds in the rubble on the stairs have partial Cover for a +2 to AC from attacks at over 30 ft. distance.

Note 4: Kobolds in dim lighting conditions have Concealment for a 20% miss chance. 

Round 4 


Initiative:

Rodin [-13][Unconscious/Dying]

Max [-4][]

Kethra [-3][]

Aeruiel [-5][]

Kobolds [-8][Dead][-4][Disabled][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

Weasel [][]

Jesse [-6][Disabled]

 

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Jessie winces when she see Rodin charge down the hallway to attack only  to fall under the crushing jaws of a giant weasel seemingly a hundred times bigger than the diminutive Halfling.  Growing up in an underground community, there were fewer predators worse than a hungry weasel invading a Haflling community so Jessie knew full well how fast this creature is, as well as dangerous.

Calling out to her companions, the bloodied rogue squeaks out, "I'm totally spent and can't take another single blow or I'm down!  Giant weasels are fast and lethal.  I'm falling back.  It can't get through the crack, and we can use it as a choke point against the kobolds too," she adds.

With one more sad look at the dying Rodin, Jessie sighs and makes her way into the crack in the wall and hopefully through as fast as possible.  Once on the other side, the tiny Halfling will clear the way so others can follow, unless her companions come up with a better plan.

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Standing upright, Jessie is 2 feet 8 inches and weighs 27 pounds.  She probably can walk through the crack.

Move Action:  Move 10 feet

Free Action:  Speak

Jessie is at 0/6 hit points and is Disabled.

Jessie Tosscobble III's AppearanceJessie is small standing at 2 foot 8 inches and weighing a mere 27 pounds. As such, the lass intentionally keeps her brown hair long to cover her halfling features, which allows the rogue to pass herself off as a small humanoid or even young human or half-elven child when convenient or necessary.

Dressed dark purple clothing, which is overlaid with attractive black leather accoutrements, Jessie keeps the paraphernalia of her 'profession' secreted upon her person, and especially the authorities, except when in use.

Her friendly blue eyes and warm, sincere smile are disarming and allow the lass to paint a picture of a young girl who is completely unintimidating by all appearances, an assumption often made by others which suits her well and which she actively cultivates.

To promote this look of youth or innocence, most of Jessie's weapons, alchemical doodads, pack, and other equipment are kept hidden under her clothing and also by her large heavy dark green cloak.

 

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RodinToken.png.56386b76bbc0b62d9c4d7bada805098e.pngRodin Sethilaud

Wood Elf, Ranger

 


 

Rodin slashes at the kobold as he tries to move away. He misses and then becomes lunch for the large weasel that charges out.

OOC

Move to close

Attack kobolds

 

Elven Lowlight vision, so he can see 40' a if full lit rather than the normal 20 of the torch.

Will take 10 on Spot and Listen checks for a total of 15 each when not in combat.

It gets a +3 bonus if any of those are applied to Drow or large spiders.

AppearanceRodin stands at 6 feet tall and appears a bit more muscular than the average elf. His skin has a light brownish tan look to it. His hair is brown with streaks of copper highlights through it and hangs down to just touch his shoulders. It normally has a bit of a wild windblown look to it. His eyes are a medium green which reminds most people of the color of leaves. He wears studded leather armor that has been dyed a camouflage pattern of browns and greens. His cloak is held closed by a brooch the shape of a silver arrow with green fletching. Aside from his dagger on his belt, the only weapon he carries is his longbow, which looks a bit thicker and sturdier than most bows.

 

 

 

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Aeruiel Moonshadow   Half-Moon Elf Barbarian from Ashabenford


Aeruiel runs to grab Rodin by his clothing and drags him back to the opening they all squeezed through. 

OoC

Trying to retreat with Rodin.


AppearanceFemale half-elf, age 17, blonde, blue eyes, fair skin, 5'-7" tall weight about 125 lbs.

She is described as a willful and free spirited young woman, who likes playing pranks, and flies into fits of rage when bullied.

 

 

 

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Kethra will draw her wand, and will wait until there is a wounded person brought close by so that she can cast a healing spell on them.  
"Bring the wounded to me for Mystra's mercy."

 

AppearanceTall, thin and blonde; the young 's woman's bone structure speaks to her proud Illuskan ancestry and the fierce warriors and sailors who founded her bloodline. The young scholar has eyes like the sea after a storm and a fair complexion made pale by hours and hours in ivory towers.

Scholar by nature and librarian by training; Kethra is a bibliophile, almost as passionate about books as she is about her goddess and the magic that Mystra brings to the world. Sometimes tending to be a know-it-all, the young Illuskan often has to moderate her superior-seeming attitude by being an affable person and an able negotiator.

 

 

 

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Maximilian Cornelius Spurbright   Human Wizard from Cormyr


Certain that he was going to regret it, Maximilian seizes the moment when he sees Rodin fall and quickly moves beside the fallen elf. He considered dragging him to safety, but that would leave them both open to the next volley of stones from the kobolds. Instead, Maximilian aims his wand and unleashes its flames in the weasel's face, trying to catch as many of the kobolds in the flames as possible. "Charir."

OOC

Move 20 feet to the square south of Rodin. Standard action to use his wand on the creatures.


AppearanceMaximilian is a tall, slender, bookish young man with slightly tan skin and the brown hair and eyes common among Chondathans. His clothing is simple and understated, but very well-tailored and well-made, as would befit a noble who isn't attempting to advertise wealth to others. He wears a high-collared, brown woolen overcoat over white collared shirts (often frilled collared shirts). The rest of his clothing is simple, functional, and well-tailored, and he keeps them immaculately clean with prestidigitation. He wears a gold ring with a small ruby set in it on his right middle finger.

 

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Bellow the Roost 

Max moves up and unleashes a torrent of flames in a perfect fan across the corridor with a single command. The flames engulf the weasel and kobolds for a breath before extinguishing and depressingly, leaving the kobold scorched but hardly worse for ware, most having managed to dash out of the flame's path. 

Kethra draws a wand and awaits Aeruiel who quickly acts to pull Rodin within range. Kethra touches the wand to the fallen warrior and his wounds begin to knit shut ad the divine Power flows through him, though not quite enough to wake him from his unconsciousness.

The kobold's retaliate with a barrage of stones, one of which manages to bypass Kethra's wards though to little effect, barely scratching the lady of Mystery. The same cannot be said for Aeruiel, who distracted by her rescue efforts, is truck by a couple stones that leave large bruises. The weasel takes advantage of Maximilian's close quarters and lashes out at him, biting deep and dropping the young wizard to his knees, unconscious and bleeding out. It returns its attention to Aeruiel, bounding towards the untrained warrior.

Jesse, meanwhile, slips through the crack in the wall in retreat.  

 

OOC

 

Note 1: Yellow is range of bright torchlight, dashed Orange is for those with low-light vision. Only those with low-light vision can see in shadowy illumination 40 ft. beyond the Orange dashed line. 

Note 2: Kobolds in the rubble on the stairs have partial Cover for a +2 to AC from attacks at over 30 ft. distance.

Note 3: Kobolds in dim lighting conditions have Concealment for a 20% miss chance. 

Round 5 


Spells:

Kethra - shield (8/10)

Initiative:

Rodin [-9][Stable]

Max [-8][Unconscious/Dying]

Kethra [-4][]

Aeruiel [-9][]

Kobolds [-8][Dead][-4][Disabled][-2][][-2][][-1][][-1][][][][][][][][][]

Weasel [-1][]

Jesse [-6][Disabled]

 

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Aeruiel Moonshadow   Half-Moon Elf Barbarian from Ashabenford


Aeruiel has handed off Rodin to Kethra as she sees the weasel jumping towards her. Hoping to escape through the hole in the wall she instinctively attacks it. She swings her battleaxe at it hoping to chop it down once and for all. Allowing that creature to live will only continue to endanger her party. 

OoC

Attacking weasel with battleaxe.


AppearanceFemale half-elf, age 17, blonde, blue eyes, fair skin, 5'-7" tall weight about 125 lbs.

She is described as a willful and free spirited young woman, who likes playing pranks, and flies into fits of rage when bullied.

 

 

 

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1d20+3 12
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Jessie winces in pain as she finally makes it through the crack into the room full of dead bees and kobolds.  Seeing Aeruiel hand off a stable but unconscious Rodin to Kethra, the tiny Halfling calls out to her colleague, "Kethra, let's get Rodin out of there when you can!  I'm here to help get our injured through the crack!"

OOC

Readied Move Action:  Ready to help move injured through crack into the dead bee room.  Assuming that won't make her pass out.  If it would, then I need to post a different action.

Free Action:  Speak

Jessie is at 0/6 hit points and is Disabled.

Jessie Tosscobble III's AppearanceJessie is small standing at 2 foot 8 inches and weighing a mere 27 pounds. As such, the lass intentionally keeps her brown hair long to cover her halfling features, which allows the rogue to pass herself off as a small humanoid or even young human or half-elven child when convenient or necessary.

Dressed dark purple clothing, which is overlaid with attractive black leather accoutrements, Jessie keeps the paraphernalia of her 'profession' secreted upon her person, and especially the authorities, except when in use.

Her friendly blue eyes and warm, sincere smile are disarming and allow the lass to paint a picture of a young girl who is completely unintimidating by all appearances, an assumption often made by others which suits her well and which she actively cultivates.

To promote this look of youth or innocence, most of Jessie's weapons, alchemical doodads, pack, and other equipment are kept hidden under her clothing and also by her large heavy dark green cloak.
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Bellow the Roost 

Realizing that you would stand a better chance if Rodin could be revived, Kethra touches the wand to Rodin's limp form once more and utters the command that send more Power through him. Sadly, it is still not enough to bring him back to consciousness. Aeruiel swings at the large weasel with all her might, but it manages to evade the axe at the last moment and tries to take a bite out of her, which she fortunately just barely manages to evade. The kobolds keep pummeling you with stones. One more evades Kethra's unseen shielding ward and strikes her, leaving another bruise, while three stones find their mark in Aeruiel and leave her rather bloodied...

Jesse strongly urges you all to retreat through the crack, offering to help anyone who can't make the move themselves, even in her wounded state.

 

OOC

 

Note 1: Yellow is range of bright torchlight, dashed Orange is for those with low-light vision. Only those with low-light vision can see in shadowy illumination 40 ft. beyond the Orange dashed line. 

Note 2: Kobolds in the rubble on the stairs have partial Cover for a +2 to AC from attacks at over 30 ft. distance.

Note 3: Kobolds in dim lighting conditions have Concealment for a 20% miss chance. 

Round 6


Spells:

Kethra - shield (7/10)

Initiative:

Rodin [-7][Stable]

Max [-9][Unconscious/Dying]

Kethra [-5][]

Aeruiel [-14][]

Kobolds [-8][Dead][-4][Disabled][-2][][-2][][-1][][-1][][][][][][][][][]

Weasel [-1][]

Jesse [-6][Disabled]

 

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Aeruiel Moonshadow   Half-Moon Elf Barbarian from Ashabenford


Aeruiel had hoped her party would have tried to escape by now so she could too, but with they still blocking the exit she tries to fight off the weasel long enough for them to get out. Not liking her odds she swings her battleaxe again trying to end the animals life. 

OoC

Attacking weasel with battleaxe.


AppearanceFemale half-elf, age 17, blonde, blue eyes, fair skin, 5'-7" tall weight about 125 lbs.

She is described as a willful and free spirited young woman, who likes playing pranks, and flies into fits of rage when bullied.

 

 

 

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Kethra wonders to herself if she is missing cues from the Mistress of Magic, for she has tried twice to revive her companion, and while not failing, has not succeeded sufficiently to actually rouse him.  Still, she also knows what many never realize, magic flows, and one can never predict when it comes as a tide or a trickle, so it may not be Mystra's will at all, but simply the random factors aligning against her purpose, not out of intelligent design, but simply the way the dice are falling.  So with fervent hope, she speaks to her goddess, "Third time pays for all."  Activating her wand, she once again attempts to revive Rodin

OOC

ACTION: Kethra reads a scroll of Shield

Spells: 

0 - Detect Magic

0 - Light

0 - Message

1 - Bless

1 - Command

1 - Detect Secret Doors (Knowledge Domain)

AppearanceTall, thin and blonde; the young 's woman's bone structure speaks to her proud Illuskan ancestry and the fierce warriors and sailors who founded her bloodline. The young scholar has eyes like the sea after a storm and a fair complexion made pale by hours and hours in ivory towers.

Scholar by nature and librarian by training; Kethra is a bibliophile, almost as passionate about books as she is about her goddess and the magic that Mystra brings to the world. Sometimes tending to be a know-it-all, the young Illuskan often has to moderate her superior-seeming attitude by being an affable person and an able negotiator.

 

 

 

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Since no one was being passed through the crack or presently needed her help, Jessie instead calls out to her colleagues when things appear to be quickly worsening in the battle with the Kobolds and giant weasel saying, "I'm so injured I'm no good in this fight!  I'm going to try and get Rossal to come and help!  Keep trying to fall back and I'll try to bring him down."

With that being said, and unless one of her friends' objects or has an alternate plan, then the severely wounded Halfling begins working her way back towards the sinkhole as fast as her short legs would carry her without risking passing out on the way.  As soon as she is back in the sunlight, it's clear that the rogue is a mess.

Jessie looks like a child who accidentally fell into a mechanical thresher and somehow come out alive at the other end!  Nonetheless, the diminutive burglar begins yelling as loud as she can, "ROSSAL, MY FRIENDS ARE DYING!  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  PLEASE ROSSAL," as she makes her way toward the sinkhole and gentle grade leading up with a silent prayer in her head to the gods that the tiny dragon can hear her and can help!

OOC

Move:  10 feet per round for two rounds, plus whatever else is needed

Free Action:  Speak

Jessie is at 0/6 hit points and is Disabled.

Jessie Tosscobble III's AppearanceJessie is small standing at 2 foot 8 inches and weighing a mere 27 pounds. As such, the lass intentionally keeps her brown hair long to cover her halfling features, which allows the rogue to pass herself off as a small humanoid or even young human or half-elven child when convenient or necessary.

Dressed dark purple clothing, which is overlaid with attractive black leather accoutrements, Jessie keeps the paraphernalia of her 'profession' secreted upon her person, and especially the authorities, except when in use.

Her friendly blue eyes and warm, sincere smile are disarming and allow the lass to paint a picture of a young girl who is completely unintimidating by all appearances, an assumption often made by others which suits her well and which she actively cultivates.

To promote this look of youth or innocence, most of Jessie's weapons, alchemical doodads, pack, and other equipment are kept hidden under her clothing and also by her large heavy dark green cloak.

 

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RodinToken.png.56386b76bbc0b62d9c4d7bada805098e.pngRodin Sethilaud

Wood Elf, Ranger

 


 

Rodin opens his eyes and sits up to take in his surroundings. Then he spots that big weasel standing over his prize bow. He also spots the crossbow next to him. He grabs it and aims it at the rodent and fires. His aim is true and hits the weasel. He glances around for more bolts to fire as he stands up.

OOC

fire crossbow

stands up

 

Elven Lowlight vision, so he can see 40' a if full lit rather than the normal 20 of the torch.

Will take 10 on Spot and Listen checks for a total of 15 each when not in combat.

It gets a +3 bonus if any of those are applied to Drow or large spiders.

AppearanceRodin stands at 6 feet tall and appears a bit more muscular than the average elf. His skin has a light brownish tan look to it. His hair is brown with streaks of copper highlights through it and hangs down to just touch his shoulders. It normally has a bit of a wild windblown look to it. His eyes are a medium green which reminds most people of the color of leaves. He wears studded leather armor that has been dyed a camouflage pattern of browns and greens. His cloak is held closed by a brooch the shape of a silver arrow with green fletching. Aside from his dagger on his belt, the only weapon he carries is his longbow, which looks a bit thicker and sturdier than most bows.

 

 

 

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Bellow the Roost 

Be it the Lady of Mysteries or Lady Luck, Kethra's prayer is answered when the Power she channels though the divine wand brings Rodin back to consciousness with a gasp, his gaping wounds quickly knitting shut. Rodin quickly takes in the scene, and having barely been gone, grabs the crossbow within reach and looses a bolt at the weasel, catching the animal off guard as the bolt sinks into its side and it squeals in pain.

Aeruiel tries to take advantage of the moment, and swings her axe at the beast again, but it is still well enough to evade the blow with its flexible body. 

The kobolds continue to rain down sling stone on you, hitting the revived Rodin even as he evades the weasel's retaliatory bite! Stones bounce off Kethra's shield, but one manages to slip past and it is the last thing she senses before she collapses to the hallway floor, unconscious.

Jesse continues her slow walk-crawl towards the sinkhole entrance to these caves...

 

OOC

 

Note 1: Yellow is range of bright torchlight, dashed Orange is for those with low-light vision. Only those with low-light vision can see in shadowy illumination 40 ft. beyond the Orange dashed line. 

Note 2: Kobolds in the rubble on the stairs have partial Cover for a +2 to AC from attacks at over 30 ft. distance.

Note 3: Kobolds in dim lighting conditions have Concealment for a 20% miss chance. 

Round 7


Spells:

Kethra - shield (6/10)

Initiative:

Max [-10][Unconscious/Dying]

Kethra [-8][Unconscious/Dying]

Rodin [-2][]

Aeruiel [-14][]

Kobolds [-8][Dead][-4][Disabled][-2][][-2][][-1][][-1][][][][][][][][][]

Weasel [-8][]

Jesse [-6][Disabled]

 

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