(IC) The Village of Korthos.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Ballast
 Fighter, 210 posts
 HP 65/65, AC: 22
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +3
Thu 19 Nov 2020
at 23:59
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Weapons and armor clean and ready, Ballast turns to his nightly carving, making another attempt to capture a being of flame in the chunk of wood under his knife.  "So far the road has been free of hazards other than the mundane, which makes our task easier. But I wonder if this mind flayer knows of our presence in the village, if not the mountain. Can a creature like that watch from afar with magic?"
Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 311 posts
 HP 30 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +5
Fri 20 Nov 2020
at 05:19
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
The dwarf, occupied with his preparations and spellbooks, kept warm by the fire. Dwarves were usually pretty stocky, and coukd handle cold well, but brankx had been away from his family for a while and was more used to milder weather. "Damn me it gets cold around here." he muttered.

When offered food, Brankx nodded and smiled. "Thank ye....this is a fine meal. I am happy ter take a watch, either the first or last so I can research."

He looked at Ballast. "I don't know much about mind flayers....just their powerful and drawn to magic like a moth to flame. They are sid ter be resistant to some magic and able ter such ye brain from ye skull where ya stand." The dwarf sniffed . "Dinno how true it is or not"
Ballast
 Fighter, 211 posts
 HP 65/65, AC: 22
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +3
Fri 20 Nov 2020
at 11:35
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
"I only wish our presence Tobe a great surprise to this foe," Ballast says with a shrug.
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 274 posts
 HP 62/62, AC:18
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +8
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 19:28
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
In an inspiriting voice filled with faith and a broad smile, Cumarinda speaks, “May your wish Ballast, be so. Bless us, Oh Shining One! As before, we face mysterious enemies. I know it seems that its only the four of us against any number of powerful forces and possibly the White Dragon itself. But I truly believe that we are not alone, we have the support of all the villagers and The Great Sun Father Pelor. For ourselves and the people counting on us, we will not fail!”

After a pause to catch her breath the priestess continues, “I have been gifted with a spell that will let me call upon a divine beast to fight with us against our most powerful foes. I swear to you all that I will be at your side whatever we may face.”
Dungeon Master
 GM, 544 posts
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 22:32
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Catching only half of what was said, he bites into a squirrel. He spits at the ground as a small bone is shot at the ground. Fenris snorts, taking another bite as he sits next to the cleric <green>"I'm no divine beast..."</good> He seems rather insulted. Good ol' barbarian. Well he is a beast in combat. And he looks at the cleric, tilting his head.

Everyone else eats and drinks, the warforged oiling his joints in the mean time. Fenris stands up, eyes narrowed as he looks out over the winter wonderland. He pulls out his sword, holding it in two hands. The dwarf looks around as well and he spots something as well.

The cleric and fighter hear something as well. Growls coming from all directions.
Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 312 posts
 HP 30 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +5
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 23:25
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
As fenris stands and draws his sword, the dwarf looks out into the wild with a frown. Grabbing his staff he looked at the others. "Get to ye feet....we're surrounded."

His eyes narrow as he looks at the darkness. "White wolves....three of em at least."
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 275 posts
 HP 62/62, AC:18
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +8
Mon 23 Nov 2020
at 19:13
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Cumarinda smiles at Fenris and nods, “No, you are not a divine beast. Nor do you come from a spell. I was not speaking of you, Beloved. You are my favorite elf barbarian.” When she hears the growls, she quickly stands up just in time to hear Brankx speak of white wolves.

Speaking tersely she says, “Ballast, Fenris, and myself  should stand with our backs to each other and Brankx standing in the center so none of us get caught from behind. I'm going to call for a blessing.” She carefully looks around while casting a short, quick spell.

OOC:
She will look to see the wolves while making sure that the three weapon users are in a triangle facing outwards around Brankx. Once they are in position, she will cast Bless.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 547 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 01:45
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
The fighter stands up, holding his throwing hammer and shield. He nods.

Brankx readies himself, probably standing in the middle.

The wolves circle around getting closer about twenty feet away. They circle around, growling.

Fenris grips his sword, double-handed.

The cleric stands there, readying herself in a circular motion and casts her spell, filling the group with holy light temporarily.

OOC
I will run Ballest for now. Group is up.
Everyone gains:
Bless- +1 morale bonus on attack rolls and on saving throws against fear effects.

Ballest   (23)
Brankx    (21)
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Wolves    (14)
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Fenris    (11)
Cumarinda (09)

Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 314 posts
 HP 30 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +5
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 02:14
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Brankx, in the middle of the group, narrowed his eyes at the wolves surrounding the group. The dwarf was concerned that for the wolves he saw, there were some they could not.

Chanting in his dwarven language, he made a chopping motion as a light tear formed where three beasts came through, furry animal with a squat, powerful body with long claws standing 2 to 3 feet long and weighing about 30 pounds.

"Let's even these odds a bit"

<OOC: Brankx casts summon monster 2, summoning Celestial badgers

Brankx rolled 3 using 1d3 - 3 badgers summoned>

Ballast
 Fighter, 212 posts
 HP 65/65, AC: 22
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +3
Sat 28 Nov 2020
at 05:28
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Ballast brings the hammer up and swings it hard, releasing it at the closest pale wolf. A snout full of steel should convince the predators that they faced no easy prey!

OOC: 23:27, Today: Ballast rolled 12 using 1d20+8.  Throwing hammer attack. (doubt that hits, but just in case...)
23:27, Today: Ballast rolled 13 using 1d6+9.  Throwing hammer damage.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 552 posts
Sat 28 Nov 2020
at 22:07
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
The wizard conjures up the celestial badgers.

The warforged launches his returning hammer but misses, leaving him unarmed.
*Next round it comes back.

The wolves circle the seven of them.

All of the wolves goes after the celestial badgers. Two of the wolves miss but the last rips into one of the badgers and throws it aside. It poofs out. They growl at the badgers and party.

Fenris grips his sword and slams the blade against the back of the wolf. It howls as its backend is torn from the rest of its body and it falls to the ground, apparently dead.

OOC
Waiting on Cumarinda

Everyone gains:
Bless- +1 morale bonus on attack rolls and on saving throws against fear effects.

Ballest   (23)
Brankx    (21)
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Wolves    (14)
1 is dead. 2 are left. 20' away.
AC 14
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Fenris    (11)
Cumarinda (09)

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:50, Sun 29 Nov 2020.

Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 278 posts
 HP 62/62, AC:18
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +8
Sat 28 Nov 2020
at 23:16
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Cumarinda looks around to see if there are any other wolves or other foes nearby. She waits to see if any of the party becomes injured, so she can quickly tend to their wounds.

OOC
Cumarinda holds action until one of the party is attacked by a new foe, becomes injured, or she sees something else coming.
Cumarinda Imbrex rolled 21 using 1d20+6.  Spot check.

Ballast
 Fighter, 214 posts
 HP 65/65, AC: 22
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +3
Sun 29 Nov 2020
at 04:33
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Ballast waits until the hammer thuds into his palm, and then launches another attack with it.  He's impressed by Fenris' slaying abilities, and if flung hammers and appearing badgers didn't quell the wolves, he would join the barbarian in the slashing and stabbing.

OOC: 22:31, Today: Ballast rolled 15 using 1d20+8.  Throwing hammer attack.
22:32, Today: Ballast rolled 12 using 1d6+9.  Throwing hammer damage.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 553 posts
Sun 29 Nov 2020
at 05:27
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Silently, a massive wolf comes into the fray. It growls, getting within 15' and lets out a nasty burst of icy shards at the group!
Make a Reflex save. DC 16.
Failed: 12 Damage (Ice-Based)
*Ballest: 7 Damage
Success: 6 Damage (Ice-Based)
*Ballest: 1 Damage


Another wolf is hit by the hammer as it returns back to the warforged. It hits it and the wolf's face is smashed, and it falls to the ground. It goes limp.

OOC
Waiting on Branxk

Everyone gains:
Bless- +1 morale bonus on attack rolls and on saving throws against fear effects.

Creature  (24)
AC 15
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Ballest   (23)
Brankx    (21)
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Wolves    (14)
2 is dead. 1 are left. 20' away.
AC 14
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Fenris    (11)
Cumarinda (09)

Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 279 posts
 HP 62/62, AC:18
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +8
Sun 29 Nov 2020
at 23:42
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Cumarinda screams in chilled agony as the ice shards pierce through her clothing, armor and shield. Still screaming she shouts to the others, “Finish that last wolf then come and take this one!”  She turns to the huge white wolf and shouts while drawing her sword, “YOU! WOLF! Run away now, or we will slay you and clothe our children in your fur!” She stares into its eyes with a deadly gaze she learned from Fenris as she awaits its next move.

OOC
Cumarinda Imbrex rolled 9 using 1d20+2. Reflex save.

If the wolf does anything but run away, she will attack with her saved action.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:02, Mon 30 Nov 2020.

Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 315 posts
 HP 30 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +5
Sun 29 Nov 2020
at 23:57
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Brankx, watching the wolves closely, saw the change in the wolf's demeanour, and widened his eyes. "Oh, damnit!" he muttered as he scrambled out of the way.

As he turned, he held his hand out, muttering in dwarvish, three bolts of energy flying from his hand. The three separate and almost circle the wolf, only to focus on it, slamming it at three different angles.

"Eat that ye oversized puppy"

He opened his eyes as he remembered the wand he was gifted, and cursed. "Shoulda tested th' wand."

<OOC: Brankx Onyxshield rolled 20 using 1d20+2.  reflex save.

Casts Magic Missile

Brankx Onyxshield rolled 3 using 1d4+1.  magic missile 1.
Brankx Onyxshield rolled 5 using 1d4+1.  magic missile 2.
Brankx Onyxshield rolled 2 using 1d4+1.  magic missile 3.

Total Damnage: 10>

Dungeon Master
 GM, 555 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 01:22
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
The wolf takes off, fear hitting it.

Gripping his sword double-handed, the barbarian lets the rage fill him. He steps forwards and the creature growls at the group. Fenris does the same thing towards the beast. He swings the sword at a arc, and the blow rips into the wolf. Blood and gore fly out of its mouth and now largely open face. It turns to look at Fenris and he shoves the sword in a upwards motion though its jaw and into its skull. Nothing comes from it as it collapses to the ground.

Fenris grips his sword and yanks it out. He stares at the wolf, gripping the weapon. Glancing around he doesn't see any other enemies. The man looks at the others, growling. It seems the 'beast' took him over but he slowly calms down, moving around the area like a tense cat. He's got ice caked onto his chest and torso as well and he's covered in snow.

OOC
Fight's over.

Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 280 posts
 HP 62/62, AC:18
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +8
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 17:24
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Cumarinda slowly approaches the iced barbarian as his reason begins to return, “Fenris beloved, you struck that monster wolf down as the true warrior you are. Now, it's time to calm down and let me tend to your wounds.” she explains as she caresses him gently, occasionally shaking off the aftereffects of the wolf's ice breath.

While examining Fenris' wounds she looks to Ballast and Brankx and adds gratefully, “Thank you Brankx and Ballast for timely throws of your hammer and the spells which brought us help I'm sure that the other three wolves would've tried to take more bites from each of us. If you can be patient for jut a moment, I'll come to tend to any of your wounds.”

OOC:
So who got hurt in this battle besides the wolves and our bright cleric herself.

Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 316 posts
 HP 30 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +5
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 22:59
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Brankx, wincing at the frost burn on his body, looked at the cleric. "I got clipped by th' ice Cumarindia....minor by any of ye, but i don't have ye strength."

The dwarf sat and looked at Fenris, seeing his wild side ebb away. "Maybe they'll think belter next time before takin' us on."

<OOC: Brankx got 6 damage from the wolves...minor as he is at 24hp>
Fenris
 NPC, 66 posts
 H80/74, AC: 17/19 Rage
 F: +8, R: +5 (+7), W: +2
Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 15:13
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
The barbarian turns from the wizard and clutches the clerics her hands. His body is almost ice-like but he seems fine-least for Fenris. Bits of ice are sunk into him but they don't seem to bother the elf. He just snaps them off, feeling no pain but they obviously hurt. He's tough. The elf kneels down, staring at the wolf bodies. His breath comes out in slow puffs.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:02, Wed 02 Dec 2020.

Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 281 posts
 HP 62/62, AC:18
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +8
Sun 6 Dec 2020
at 01:02
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Cumarinda examines each of the party members for wounds and other forms of damage from the battle. She will make use of her basic healing skill to remove ice shards and ensure that each of them will recover. Standing over the fallen body of the winter wolf she says, “After Fenris and I take what useful fur and food from these wolves, we will bury what's left, and finish our rest tonight. We need to be fully healthy and well rested when we continue our journey.” she pauses to look at the others before continuing, “Unless someone has a better idea, I recall a tasty recipe for wolf stew I can make later.”

This message was last edited by the player at 11:05, Sun 06 Dec 2020.

Fenris
 NPC, 67 posts
 H80/74, AC: 17/19 Rage
 F: +8, R: +5 (+7), W: +2
Sun 6 Dec 2020
at 01:24
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
The barbarian seems hesitant about getting the wolf meat as they got enough food. His eyes narrow at the winter wolf and his hands go to each of them, lowering his head. Fenris stands up, breathing heavily from the snow "Sleep tonight. Travel tommorow. Rest." His voice is deep, and he waits to see if anyone else argues with him. Kneeling down, he pulls out his sword and starts to cleave into it slowly and carefully.
Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 317 posts
 HP 30 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +5
Sun 6 Dec 2020
at 04:42
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Brankx looked at the rest of the group and nodded at the wisdom. "Staying here th' night is a wise choice. Then we can leave at first light."
Ballast
 Fighter, 215 posts
 HP 65/65, AC: 22
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +3
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 09:25
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
"Good, then.  I shall keep watch, if all need to sleep.  I can repair myself during the night if need be," Ballast says, brushing the worst of the frost from his darkwood fibers that underlaid his adamantine plating.  He'd have to be careful about repair, but luckily his shield had taken the brunt of the icy damage.
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 282 posts
 HP 62/62, AC:18
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +8
Thu 10 Dec 2020
at 22:57
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Cumarinda briefly hugs Fenris and nods with a sleepy smile, "Beloved, join me after you are done with the wolves. If we don't eat their meat ourselves, we can use it to feed or distract other creatures. That makes it worth taking."

She turns to Ballast, "Thank you for keeping watch over us, my friend. Those of us who do have to sleep will need all the rest we can get."

With that she burrows into the pile of furs, blankets and other bedding she shares with Fenris.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:01, Thu 10 Dec 2020.