(IC) Village of Mapleville.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 104 posts
Sat 14 Nov 2020
at 20:12
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha look at them and asks the others
"They look stick as well... did the man look like them? I hope it's not a plague."
As she says so she realises she touched the dead body and she hopes she didn't get infected. This thought have get s chill.
She shouts to the couple and waves at them.
"Hello!! Are you OK? should we call someone?!"
She looks again at the mage.
"Did you say the man attacked you for no reason? These two look seriously ill. We should get the cleric to see if she can heal them... But let's be careful, they might be also aggressive."
She look at them as they approach the group.

OoC: what distance they are and how fast do they move?
I'm not running, but I want to keep my distance.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 174 posts
Sat 14 Nov 2020
at 20:38
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The mage looks at her and then looks at the two approaching people "Look, it attacked me and I did nothing. A crazed man it seemed." He motions towards the rogue, seeming to try to focus her attention at him.

The two people glance at Tal and start to head towards the group.

OOC
They are now about 60' away.

Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 40 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 02:38
(IC) Village of Mapleville
"That one took Xander out in one hit.  Dangerous as hell with it's bare hands.  If those are the same we're in real danger here."  Hamlet knocks an arrow and moves back, matching the pace of the shambling strangers.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 108 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 09:57
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha stays moving towards the town, mimicking the speed of the two people walking towards them.
She makes sure she keeps the distance between them.
"I don't want to hurt noone. Let's try to guide them to the temple. Maybe there they can help them."
She says to the two men.
The shouts to the strangers.
"We just want to help you! Please let us know you understand us!"
She keeps moving back to town matching the speed of the strangers, and tells Xander.
"Go grab the man we talked to. I don't want to leave him here with these two if he's injured. Do you have anything that can disable them so we can bring them to town? Any magic?"
Dungeon Master
 GM, 178 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 14:01
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The mage glances at the gunslinger. He wants to say something but feels it will fall on deaf ears. Will she ever stop ordering him around? Xander narrows his eyes on the zombies as they keep moving back to the village.

The zombies move 30', growling.

OOC
Initiative (In case its needed)
So the group is 30' away from the zombies.

Talintha (15)
Xander (15)
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Unknown (08)
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Tiger (07)
Hamlet


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Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 111 posts
 HP 12/12; AC 18
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 14:12
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha sees the couple move towards them and she tries to put some more distance between herself and the sick strangers.
"We should put some land between us and these people. It looks they've lost their mind..."
She takes her pistol and moves 30' away from them.

14:08, Today: Talitha Deschain rolled 15 using 1d20+4.  Initiative. 

This message was last edited by the player at 22:34, Sun 15 Nov 2020.

Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 43 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 14:56
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet shoots at the one charging him, then turns and runs back as far as he can while knocking another arrow.

OOC:
08:54, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 3 using 1d8+1.  Shortbow Damage.
08:54, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 18 using 1d20+6.  Attack Shortbow (outside 30ft).
08:52, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 8 using 1d20+4.  Initiative.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:27, Mon 16 Nov 2020.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 185 posts
Mon 16 Nov 2020
at 01:46
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The gunslinger pulls out her gun and backs away.

Xander conjures up a brief wave of energy, shielding himself and runs back to Talintha
*Casting Mage Armor

The rogue fires off an arrow, hitting one of the zombies and backs away.

The creatures move and attack the tiger! One of them swings a hard punch at the tiger!
*Tiger takes 9 Damage

Growling, the tiger slashes out with his claws and teeth! The one that attacks is ripped apart and it turns, ripping into the leg of the female!

Group is up!
Talintha (15)-Backing up (30')
Xander (15)-Mage Armor/Backing up (30')
Hamlet (08)-Attack/Backing up (30')
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Unknown (08) 30' from the group/5' from the tiger
??/15
AC 12 (10 at the moment)
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Tiger (07)

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Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 113 posts
 HP 12/12; AC 18
Mon 16 Nov 2020
at 07:31
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha aims with her eyes as she's been taught and pulls the trigger. The bullet hits the female stranger.
"I'm sorry."
She whispers while she moves back another few feet.

Attack:
07:25, Today: Talitha Deschain rolled 20,5 using 1d20+5,1d8+1.  Pistol attack, damage at 30'.
Movement:
Move 30' away from the sick couple

Dungeon Master
 GM, 186 posts
Mon 16 Nov 2020
at 10:58
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The shot rings out as the creature is hit in its throat. She falls down, still squirming. The tiger growls and moves towards Xander, caked in blood. He kneels down to it, checking out the wound. The tiger doesn't seem to be bothered by it but winces when the mage touches it.

As the group gathers up and heads towards the village along a path, a eery sight unfolds. A man lies upon the ground, blood coming from his lips as another creature feasts upon him. The man seems umable to speak as his throat is ripped apart. It doesn't seem to see the group, his feast seems to be his target.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 114 posts
 HP 12/12; AC 18
Mon 16 Nov 2020
at 13:50
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha is still shocked about what she just did. She had shot her pistol many times, and some of them had even been to animals and other creatures. But this was the first time she's taken a life.
She had killed that woman with her heart as she had been trained to, but that didn't make it easier. Probably that's the reason she's been trained that way.

As they slowly move back to the village they see that gruesome scene by the path. She can't help it, takes out her shortsword, and maybe because of the shock, she kicks the creature with her boot, while she shouts at it.
"Stop you monster!!"

She doesn't know if she can save the man, probably to late already, but it's to much death already for her and she needs to try.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 187 posts
Mon 16 Nov 2020
at 15:36
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The zombie keeps eating and the gunslinger tries to knock him off. Her boot hits his right side hard and he moves off of the man but before she pulls away, he grabs onto her boot! She falls to the ground, her limb caught in its grasp! He tries to climb up, blood coming down his mouth and hands and moves slightly upwards upon the downed Talitha!

Xander grips his staff and goes to hit him but the tiger beats him to the punch. It lunges at the zombie, claws tearing into its flesh. It hits him hard from above, knocking the zombie over like a bowling ball. The sudden impact and claws rips the head off of it as the tiger growls at his prey.

OOC
Take 1 damage from the fall Tal.

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Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 46 posts
Tue 17 Nov 2020
at 02:12
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet quickly collects the arrow from the corpse and stays with the group, but makes a quick assessment of the nearby cover as they move.

OOC:  I'll look for opportunities to take cover or hide as we move so that I can react quickly.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 115 posts
 HP 11/12; AC 18
Tue 17 Nov 2020
at 09:34
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha stands up and scratches her arm where she it the ground. She says to Xander as the tiger moves back to hi side "Hum... thanks..."
She looks at the dead body of the sick person that was attacking the other one, and then she fixes her eyes in the poor man that got attacked. He is covered in blood and the gunslinger lacks the knowledge to help him. She doesn't even now if he's still alive.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 190 posts
Wed 18 Nov 2020
at 15:25
(IC) Village of Mapleville
With the arrival of the rogue, the wizard watches as the gunslinger thanks him and seems to ignore it. He didn't save her-the tiger did. The creatures head oddly snapping up at everyone, no body to bring towards them. Taking his staff he brings it down and with a heavy thud the creatures head is nothing but gore.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 47 posts
Thu 19 Nov 2020
at 02:39
(IC) Village of Mapleville
"I'm going to follow from cover if you don't mind.  I'm rather useless out here in the open."  moving a few feet off the path.

OOC:
20:39, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 22 using 1d20+8.  Stealth.

Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 118 posts
 HP 11/12; AC 18
Thu 19 Nov 2020
at 09:10
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha looked at Hamlet going off-road.
"Be careful there. Noone can see you, including us"
She gives a look at both Xander and the tiger. Then talks to Xander.
"Let's go. I hope there are no more of these sick people in town."
Dungeon Master
 GM, 191 posts
Fri 20 Nov 2020
at 15:08
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The rogue slinks into the forest as the mage and gunslinger keep moving. As they arrive in the marketplace, it looks like the normal gathering area. Nothing creeping out. The halfling seems to try to get his animals sold, trying to convice some passerbyes to take a look. Some do, some don't. A little girl holds a cat that her parents just purchesed and seems to be happy. Several people go from tents to tents, market stalls to market stalls unaware of what may or may not be brewing. The mayor's wife stands in her doorway, watching the halfling sell his exotic living wares. Humphree sits with a young man, trying to see what he has. Though the cleric doesn't seem to be in the immediate area. It just a bright, cheery day....
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 119 posts
 HP 11/12; AC 18
Fri 20 Nov 2020
at 15:34
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha seems relieved that nothing creepy as what they just witnessed has happened in town. She turns to the other two.
"We should warn the mayor. Or ask his wife who is the person we should talk to if he's not available. There are already several corpses behind us, and we don't know if there are more o this disturbed people crawling around the area..."
She waits for the others to speak up their mind before heading to the mayor's house.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 193 posts
Fri 20 Nov 2020
at 16:02
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The mage keeps walking but doesn't say a word acting like the gunslinger isn't there. She made one hell of a commotion about the tiger and the mage when they first met and that seems to not have been forgotten. The tiger decides to stay with the mage. Some back away, others just stare at them. Of course, the tiger has blood all over it-same as Xander. He walks up to the woman and before he has a chance to speak, her eyes grow wide "What happened?"
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 120 posts
 HP 11/12; AC 18
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 09:24
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha takes a second to decide how to explain it.
"We've been attacked. Several times. And we think it may happen in town, not only to us, but to any of the villagers."
She points at Xander.
"He got attacked by the mill. Apparently a disturbed person nearly killed him. Then two more came out of the woods that seemly suffered from the same condition and attacked us again. We had to defend ourselves."
Then with a deeper tone continued.
"And by the road on the way here another one. He had attacked one of your neighbors. He seemed to be eating the poor man alive. We tried to stop him but was too late... I know your husband is not feeling well, but seems there is some kind of plague about to hit the town, and we need to talk to whoever can mobilise and organise the folks. To work on their health so they don't become what we've seen and to make sure the rest are safe otherwise."
Dungeon Master
 GM, 194 posts
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 12:08
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The woman seems to hardly believe Talitha, but with the tiger and mage bloody she does. She glances at each of them "I do not want to endanger anyone and believe you, so I can announce for now everyone should remain in their homes. My husband..." She glances back behind her as someone comes down a flight of stairs "You should be in bed. Your..." He lunges at her and she stumbles back towards the mage and gunslinger. His mouth is open, eyes dark and full of rage. She stumbles outside and goes to close the door but he is stronger gripping the door and snaps at her "Help!" She pleads at Xander and Talintha as she holds the door but her strength is waining.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 121 posts
 HP 11/12; AC 18
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 16:15
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha immediately helps the woman and between both they try to keep the door closed.
"He's sick as well! We can't let him leave the house!"
She looks at Xander waiting for him to do something.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 48 posts
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 22:31
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet patiently holds his hidden position, keenly (hopefully) scouting the area for danger.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 195 posts
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 23:10
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Both of the woman try to close the door but they fail. The creature hold the door open and swings at them, hitting Talitha with a fist at her hands hard! Xander swings his staff up and hits in him the face. It stumbles backwards and the door slams shut. The tiger growls, staring at the door and moves around as if aggrivated. The mage puts a hand onto the tiger's head and it calms down to a degree "Is there anyone else inside?"

The woman goes to gently take the injured gunslingers hand and pulls out a hankerchief, holding it there. It looks badly bruised and she wraps it up, glancing at the mage "No no. And...." The woman eyes begin to tear up "We need to get him help."

A man approach the mayor's home hearing the commotion. But suddenly, someone rushes out of a allyway. Blood and gore cover its hands. It leaps at him and he is thrown to the ground as the creature rips into his chest with unknown strength. He screams in pain as the creature bites hard upon his head, tearing and ripping into him. Blood and gore fly out of him. Within seconds, the tiger charges it. It slams into the creature, and its claws tear into it.

Upon seeing this, several people rush into their homes. The halfling gets up onto his wagon, trying to get the old man up there as well as three more of the sick creatures enter the marketplace and spot the two halflings. These move faster then the others as the halfling keeps trying to get him up.


OOC
Tal take 6 damage

So at the mayors house Tal, the tiger and the mage are outside with the mayors wife with the two dead bodies.

Nearbye, probably about 70' away is the halfling trying to get the old man on the wagon as hes on top of it and three more zombies are rushing at them about 40' away

Xander, Tal: 100' from the marketplace