Post by scottenkainen on Nov 3, 2016 8:21:43 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 16c for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Marcel, Joaquim (Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia):
"No one sets more cunning traps than a thief," Fortunato said. "Yes, I would rather learn more about it from the prisoners before attempting it, if you think the contents are more important than going after the thieves who got away."
"Dare we divide our forces further and attempt both?" Daphne asked.
Post by scottenkainen on Nov 4, 2016 21:26:58 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 17 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Marcel, Joaquim (Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia):
Ramon detected no traps from the door. The door was opened -- onto a hallway heading straight west. It ran 40' before opening into a large chamber. The hallway was plain and unadorned.
Just before the chamber, at the end of the hallway, were three thieves who had been standing there, conferring with each other in the dark. At the sight of the door opening, they ducked into the large chamber.
Post by scottenkainen on Nov 7, 2016 9:57:16 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 17, rds. 1-2 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Marcel, Joaquim (Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia):
Semeragin and Axen took the front rank, with Marcel and Daphne in the second row.
Semer and Axen found that the hallway opened up on a great hallway, 30' wide, with a 20' high vaulted ceiling. There was intricate, decorative carving on the walls and ceiling that looked very old and slightly worn. There were faded frescoes on the ceiling. The floor was marble tile. There were elaborate torch sconces along the walls to the left and right. The room would have been dark, though, if not for Caltaran's brightly glowing shield.
There were also two -- not three -- of the thieves visible here, each on a different side of the archway. They bottlenecked Semeragin and Axen in the doorway so that the rest of the part could not reach them.
For a full minute, the front ranks parried and thrust and dodged back and forth in the archway. Semer found his spear too unwieldy, dropped it, and drew his short sword. But during that brief vulnerable moment, Semer took a light wound. But Semer followed it up with a vicious stab of his own, seriously injuring the thief he fought. Meanwhile, Axen was getting frustrated that he was gaining no ground in his own sword duel.
No one was apparently listening to Ramon's sage council to surrender.
And Semer was finding that his limbs were rapidly stiffening...
((rd. 1: to hit Semer: 6, to hit Axen: 11, Semer's to hit: 7, Axen's to hit: 5, morale: 67; rd. 2: to hit Semer: 20 - 5 dmg, to hit Axen: 1, Semer's to hit: 13- 6 dmg, Axen's to hit: 2, morale: 97, Semer's save: 7))
Post by scottenkainen on Nov 10, 2016 10:47:48 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 17, rd. 3 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Marcel, Joaquim (Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia):
Semer could not push forward because he was getting a curative spell cast on him by Caltaran. There was an opening to push forward, as the seriously injured thief stepped back. So it was Axen who pushed into the chamber, while Daphne stepped up to fill his void.
Both of the thieves now moved back 10' into the chamber, with Axen and Daphne following to directly engage, while Fortunato slipped into the room and began coming at them from the left flank.
It was then that the third thief, previously unseen, appeared out of nowhere behind Axen. He stabbed Axen in the back with a longsword -- and Axen fell down.
Daphne was distracted and it made her miss her opponent with her glaive. She did block the attacks against her, though. And the seriously injured thief held his ground and waited for Fortunato to engage him.
Semeragin was not feeling as stiff now as he was starting to a moment ago.
((rd. 3: to hit Axen: 17+4- 6x3 dmg, Daphne's to hit: 5-1, to hit Daphne: 6))
Post by scottenkainen on Nov 11, 2016 10:09:30 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 17, rd. 4 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Marcel, Joaquim (Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia):
Semeragin and Ramon moved up to combat the thief who downed Axen. Fortunato engaged the wounded thief, and Daphne tried to take down the remaining one.
Semeragin's spear failed to pierce the thief's armor, but he deflected the thief's longsword.
Fortunato just missed his foe, but kept his injured foe on the defensive.
Daphne was stuck on the defensive against an opponent with a smaller, faster weapon.
Ramon was the next person to strike, delivering a light wound with his silver mace.
Surprisingly, it was enough.
"Ow, ow, ow! Stop! I surrender! We surrender!" the injured man cried out.
"Florence..." the injured thief said to him.
"No, this is pointless. They have us outnumbered, and we've lost our last element of surprise." And Florence threw down his sword. "I'm more of a businessman than a fighter. And fighting to the death is poor business."
The other two thieves did the same.
Axen, it turned out, was just unconscious and not dead yet. Caltaran's quick tending saved his life.
((Semer's to hit: 11, Daphne's to hit: 2-1, to hit Semer: 7, Fortunato's to hit: 9, to hit Fortunato: 1, to hit Daphne: 3, Ramon's to hit: 15 - 3+1 dmg, morale: 47))
Caltaran comments " axen is still alive praise be to heironeous for sparing him so he can fight again. Let's tie up these criminals and question florence about this structure and also his business. Then we finish exploring this place. "
Looking to florence he says " listen closely florence if you answer our questions truthfully and honestly the information will be taken under consideration for your trial and that you cooperated with us. If you lie to us my friend Ramon who is a cleric of Saint Cuthbert will know it and I would hate to upset him."
Semer helps disarming the prisoners
Last Edit: Nov 12, 2016 0:51:06 GMT -6 by dtspurrier
Post by scottenkainen on Nov 14, 2016 12:28:01 GMT -6
Day 18, the rest of turn 17 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Marcel, Joaquim (Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia):
"Of course I'll cooperate," Florence said. "But a trial? Surely we can come to some mutually beneficial relationship that doesn't involve such unpleasantness. While you're considering that, I'll tell you what I can.
"Have you heard of the Slave Lords? Of course you have. The old Slave Lords from the Pomarj aren't all gone, but they've had to diversify to stay relevant in these changing times. One of these new revenue streams has been illegal drugs. But, let's face it, the laws against opium in Verbobonc are antiquated and don't reflect modern values.
"As for this place, we just lucked into it. Some of the Rhenee I've met here in town knew of it and showed me for a price. If you choose to explore farther than this point, I can't help you. I know from testing the echo that this place is huge, but our operation is small and we haven't needed to risk exploring it."
"If you are interested in seeking out the holy virtues, Florence, there are monasteries where wayward sons and daughters can seek the inner holiness of devotion to the gods," Ramon said. "Other than that, you will have to face a trial."
He started searching them, "Do you have anything sharp in your pouches? Anything that might stick or cut me?"
Post by scottenkainen on Nov 15, 2016 14:13:26 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 18 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Marcel, Joaquim (Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia):
"By coincidence, my associates and I have long wished to take up vows, but didn't know who to ask," Florence said with an even tone.
"I'm not wearing any traps," one of his associates said when asked before a pat down, and the other associate grumbled something similar.
"I'm all clear," Florence said.
What Ramon found was: -52 gold pieces -3 suits of leather armor (Florence's was very nice) -1 fancy long sword -2 short swords -4 daggers (one of Florence's 2 daggers appeared to have poison on the blade) -1 jar of what looked like ink -1 vial with a weird smell -1 small pouch of some sort of weed -3 small pouches of opium seeds -3 sets of thieves' tools -1 necklace with an amulet on it