As you shine your lights down the side-tunnel, there is a metallic clanging noise! Brown plant-like tendrils are rising from the drain pipe below and rattling the metal grate.
Initiative is rolled: party 2, mystery creature 5.
A dozen thick brown vines wrap around the iron bars and hurl the grate aside with an echoing clang! A monstrous plant-creature pulls itself up from the chute and casts about blindly. Moments later, a thick, brown, bark-covered "trunk" rises from the deep. Its mouthless "face" consists of five radially-situated, bloodshot eyes. The eyes blink at you as it spreads its vines, completely blocking the passage!
Sovereign Mask of All Who See: 4, 6 = 7 The Shadow of the Evermore: 6, 3 = 4 Servitor of The Yellow Sign: 10, 5 = 6 Fated to Die: 1, 4 = 5 The Eye of Thundera (1+1 HD +1 due to Con): 1, 2 = 4 Thaimos the Seeker: 9, 1 = 2 Mirthful Doomed: 6, 8 = 9
Last Edit: May 11, 2011 6:05:30 GMT -6 by mushgnome
Post by crusssdaddy on May 12, 2011 13:35:53 GMT -6
Fated to Die and Thug Slave back away from the entrance, making room for others to surround the beast if it emerges into the rail tunnel. Fated makes sure to keep a clear line of escape back down the way they came.
Eye of Thundera lights a torch while Mirthful Doomed quaffs deeply and readies a flask of precious, flammable liquor for throwing. He lights the flask from the torch and hurls it at the beast (d6 = 6!). The plant-thing is engulfed by flames for (d10=10,d12=3, double damage from fire) 6 damage and writhes soundlessly.
With what you assume is rage, the thing flops toward you--still burning!--directly into melee range of Servitor, Sovereign Mask, and Thaimos (roll 3, 1, 3 respectively) who flail and stab away but cannot seem to strike the vitals on the plant-creatures unusual anatomy.
Initiative is rolled for Round 2: Party 2, Plant-Thing 4
The bark-covered monstrosity targets Sovereign Mask and Mirthful Doomed with separate attacks (1, 4) but temporarily blinded by smoke from its own body cannot harm you.
The flames inflict an additional (d12=2) 4 damage on the Thing before they sputter and die out.
Somewhere in the darkness Breath of New Moon is awakened by the muffled sounds of combat...
Thug Slave begins crawling through the muck feeling for treasure...
The Mirthful Doomed pops the cork on a 20-year old bottle of moon wine...
Sovereign Mask attacks fearlessly and with great fury! ... but his flail swings wide (4). Thaimos (1) has no better luck.
Eye of Thundera smartly attacks with his torch but (4) the writing plant-thing is surprisingly hard to hit!
Servitor sees an opening and decides to take it but (1) he is distracted by the thought of a flaming liquor bath and misses. The creature however flops directly into Shadow's reach so he shrugs and takes a swing of his own (2) that glances off the beast unharmed.
"Bombs away!" shouts Mirthful Doomed and, with the precision of a Spartan phalanx, everybody dives back just as the molotov cocktail (2) arcs too high and shatters against the wall!
(sorry guys, the d6 is not your friend today)
Initiative for Round 3 is rolled: Party 4, Plant-thing 1
(finally you catch a break!)
Last Edit: May 16, 2011 12:38:38 GMT -6 by mushgnome