Session Two Three

Alusair: Smite evil! ...should I bother adding the bonuses in, or just write it off for today with no effect?
Arothir: Try it
Arothir: Lets see
Arothir: :P
Alusair: blink
Alusair: whatever
Arothir: I like numbers
Alusair: [1d20+9<!- Official Roll ->] => [20,9] = (29)
Alusair: Subtract 3 if its no smite
Alusair: [1d20+9<!- Official Roll ->] => [19,9] = (28) crit confirm
Arothir: Roll damage?
Alusair: crit or nah?
Shenvallei: here we go, 3.5
Arothir: Crit
Alusair: [1d10+9+3+6<!- Official Roll ->] => [6,9,3,6] = (24)
Alusair: [1d10+9+3+6<!- Official Roll ->] => [6,9,3,6] = (24)
Alusair: 48
Alusair: err, 45… smite doesn’t get doubled
Alusair: if you want the breakdown…
Alusair: ...or 42 if no smite at all
Arothir: Alusair’s mighty swing tears the man’s head off, splattering it, quite like an art-deco Van Gogh painting all over the wall beyond the door when it hits. The man’s neck sprays blood onto the cieling, and into the ‘bartender’s’ eyes.
Alusair: ... I like crits with this character already.
Arothir: me too
Arothir: :P
  • Shenvallei cringes from the display of carnage *
    Arothir: Inits!
    Alusair: [1d20+2<!- Official Roll ->] => [15,2] = (17)
    whispering to Arothir, [1d20<!- Official Roll ->] => [19] = (19)
    Shenvallei: [1d20<!- Official Roll ->] => [10] = (10)
    Shenvallei: +4
    Arothir: Alusair, go. The fucker is blinded, and spends his time wiping his eyes and getting a weapon.
    Alusair: uh…
    Alusair: Can I try to slap him up-side the head with the flat of the blade?
    Arothir: yeah
    Arothir: Easily
    Alusair: [1d20<!- Official Roll ->] => [15] = (15)
    Alusair: want the damage roll?
    Arothir: Sure, for SAGS
    Alusair: [1d10<!- Official Roll ->] => [6] = (6)
    Alusair: +.
    Alusair: I’m going to pay for these decent rolls.. right now I seem to be making up for last friday.
    Alusair: I’m not sure I’ve ever seen so many ones.
    Arothir: The man gets knocked sideways, off his feet, and into a puddle of pain as Alusair takes the unused momentum from her killing blow and delivers it with an audible crack to the man behind the counter.
    Arothir: lol
    Alusair: So you’re saying
    Alusair: I took the guy’s head clean off, angled the blade, kept spinning, and slapped him upside the head on the spin-around?
    Arothir: ...yeah
    Alusair: ...
    Alusair: That looks unbelievably cool in my head
    Shenvallei: fantastic
    Arothir: ...I know, dunnit? I like the fact that I was able to come up with it
    Arothir: :P
    Alusair: the only bad part is
    Alusair: I’m also seeing him being slammed face-first into Tim’s gut on the bar, and bouncing backwards off of it
    Arothir: ...lawl
    Alusair: but taht could be because of my interpretatio of the positioning
    Arothir: While that would be funny
    Alusair: interpretation
    Arothir: From how I see it, it couldn’t happen
    Arothir: As you ran along the bar
    Alusair: yeah.. it all depends on the locations
    Alusair: anyway!
    Arothir: Kay
    Arothir: Combat over!
    Arothir: :P
    Alusair: There say a stone mantle?
    Alusair: over a fireplace?
    Arothir: Yeah
    Alusair: k..
    Arothir: There’s a big empty pot in it
    Arothir: too
    Alusair: “OK.. lets get Tim out of here and burn the place..”
    Arothir: for soup
    Arothir: and stuff
    Alusair: I got Zero’s bottle already I believe, yeah?
    Arothir: You did
    Alusair: “Could you do me a favor and grab a few bottles out of the cabinet, Shen?”
    Alusair: “Shame to leave it all here.. might as well bring it back to the hideout to celebrate.”
    Shenvallei: “Definately, was just about to do that.”
  • Shenvallei rumages through the wine closet for a few more interesting bottles. *
    Alusair: Drag Tim out the door and go back in.. I’ll get him on the way out
    Shenvallei: Ill do a listen check while Im there.
    Alusair: Secure the rose we were given to the stonework – I’m reasonably sure it’ll survive there
    Shenvallei: And before I leave try to get an empathic link with Luna to see if she is in danger.
    Arothir: When you drag Tim out
    Arothir: You see a small bag next to the fallen man behind the bar
    Arothir: that’s wriggling quite a bit
    Shenvallei: I open it.
    Arothir: It’s your favoritist cat ever!
    Arothir: And you’re probably right Alusair
    Arothir: it most likely will survive there.
    Alusair: Get Tim out.. get Shen and the wine and the cat out
    Arothir: You do so.
    Alusair: “Get clear…”
    Shenvallei: “Luna thank the gods!” I pick her up and the wine and go. Ill do a quick search on the dead guy.
    Arothir: The one with the no head?
    Shenvallei: yes
    Arothir: Breastplate, longsword, dagger, chainmail, 150 gold, flask of acid, Bag of Torture
    Arothir: It’s like a bag of holding
    Arothir: but MUCH worse
    Shenvallei: Bag of torture? as in torture tools?
    Arothir: lol
    Arothir: Pretty much.
    Arothir: Tim only got the end of the dagger
    Arothir: there’s things in there that would make Caligula nervous
    Alusair: ooooo
    Shenvallei: Ill take it… for now till I can find a way to destroy it.
    Shenvallei: And the gold of course.
    Shenvallei: And the acid
    Arothir: Indeed.
    Arothir: Shenvallei is a druggy
    Arothir: :P
    Alusair: Flee the premises not long after Shen does
    Shenvallei: Cast a detect magic on the bar, take a final quick glance back, and if I see nothing I run
    Arothir: Alright
    Alusair: and try to drag Tim away from the blast radius
    Arothir: No magic left
    Arothir: You exit the bar
    Arothir: And start dragging tim
    Arothir: It’s dark, at this point
    Alusair: in that case..
    Arothir: And you’re about to cross the middle of the street
    Arothir: When a massive explosion occurs in the bar
    Arothir: Sending the chimney flying skyward
    Alusair: “So much for the alcohol..”
    Arothir: Reflex saves to avoid getting knocked the fuck over
    Alusair: [1d20<!- Official Roll ->] => [17] = (17)
    Shenvallei: [1d20<!- Official Roll ->] => [5] = (5)
    Shenvallei: +4
    Arothir: Shen, you get bowled over as a brick strikes you in the back for 2 damage
    Arothir: With a squeak
    Arothir: You realize it’s not a brick after all
    Arothir: as it scurries off of your back
    Shenvallei: lol poor rat
    Arothir: It still has rope bound to its feet
    Arothir: and burning pieces of wood attached to the rope
    Alusair: LOL.
    Arothir: it looks like it ripped free from the wall
    Shenvallei: Is it alive? can I untie it?
    Arothir: and is trying to make it somewhere in a jiffy
    Alusair: well, it DID scurry off your back..
    Shenvallei: could have just been nerves
    Arothir: And yes, it can be untied
    Arothir: lol
    Arothir: True, Shen
    Shenvallei: I help it.
    Alusair: yes.. but dead things don’t often squeak
    Arothir: unless it’s the Grim Squeaker
    Alusair: ...
    Arothir: but you haven’t met him yet.
    Alusair: or they’re wet
    Alusair: and walking on linoleum
    Arothir: LOL
    Arothir: You rescue the rat
    Alusair: people, I hate to be the one to put a dampener on things
    Shenvallei: As a matter of fact. “Al, would you like a pet?”
    Alusair: but its 4 / 1 in the morning
    Arothir: Yeah, it’s late, I know.
    Alusair: ”....”
    Alusair: “I’m a Bast worshipper. And you offer me a rat?”
    Arothir: You chaps want to head to sleep?
    Arothir: Now’s a good a time as any to call it a break
    Shenvallei: “So be it.” I release the rat.
    Alusair: “I have a feeling wel’l see it again anyway..”
    Shenvallei: And yes good idea.
    Kiergath: god yes its a good idea
    Shenvallei: As I said Im free tommorrow all day so just hit me up.
    Kiergath: ah cool
    whispering to Arothir, [1350/2<!- Official Roll ->] => 675
    Arothir: 675 XP to you, a piece.
    Kiergath: so.. 3,675?
    Arothir: yeah
    Kiergath: K
    Shenvallei: is that our total now?
    Kiergath: yeah
    Kiergath: 3,000 is L3..
    Shenvallei: k give me a hand leveling up tommorrow before we start.
    Arothir: Kay
    Shenvallei: talk to you tommorrow. nite.
    Arothir: When are we wanting to start tomorrow?
    Kiergath: Alex, when you around tomorrow?
    Arothir: Ciao Shen
    Shenvallei: Disconnecting from server…
    Shenvallei (exit): 04:19
    Arothir: I can be around whenever in theory
    Kiergath: Looks like we’re starting “whenever”, then
    Kiergath: :P
    Arothir: Okay, just FYI, I thought I had royally screwed the pooch today
    Arothir: when you said that you were thinking about Blackguard
    Arothir: lol
    Kiergath: I’m not rushing forward for blackguard-dom, for the record.. I’m just saying if I end up that way, I don’t want to until after I hit 10ish on pali
    Kiergath: but honestly.. if Alusair DID turn “evil” for any reason related to today.. she probably wouldn’t change personality much
    Kiergath: simply because.. well..
    Kiergath: she wouldn’t really see herself as being evil.
    Arothir: I mean, all it would really entail, I think
    Arothir: is a shift of belief
    Arothir: not a shift of action
    Arothir: possibly
    Kiergath: pretty much..
    Arothir: but even at that point
    Kiergath: she’d do the same things she is now, most likely
    Kiergath: maybe for a different Power, but..
    Arothir: I don’t even know what the point would be to shift to BG
    Kiergath: when it comes right down to it.. alignment has very little effect on her.
    Kiergath: she is who she is
    Kiergath: uh.. its not a bad little class.
    Arothir: because, well, what you say exactly is true
    Kiergath: Kind’ve neat, actually
    Kiergath: but its sort’ve a watered down paladin.
    Kiergath: which bites.
    Kiergath: it gets poison use, though, which is cool
    Arothir: lol
    Arothir: Also, pry more Alusairesque
    Kiergath: also gets sneak attacks
    Kiergath: lol
    Arothir: As far as alignment for class purposes
    Kiergath: the problem is
    Kiergath: the Blackguard class benefits FAR more suit Alusair than the paladin ones
    Kiergath: the ISSUE is the alignment requirements for both
    Arothir: Patron deity doesn’t mean much to me as a person
    Arothir: especially when it comes down to how your character behaves
    Arothir: Because, well, alignment and tendencies are completely different things
    Arothir: Because, lets look at it this way
    Kiergath: ugh
    Kiergath: this character would make any good, decent, upstanding paladin cringe
    Arothir: Christian religion – From the side of the christians, the warriors were paladins
    Arothir: From the side of the enemy, the opposite
    Arothir: With the planes, we get absolute good and evil
    Arothir: But you can worship evil and not be evil
    Arothir: savvy?
    Arothir: I mean, sure, it helps
    Kiergath: its really all in the interpretation
    Arothir: But in actuality
    Arothir: That demigod
    Arothir: isn’t any more evil than Bast, really
    Kiergath: So here’s my question.. how much of what the cat told me was bunk?
    Arothir: Some of it
    Arothir: Some of it was creative interpretation
    Kiergath: Part of Alusair’s problem..
    Arothir: some of it was me flying by the seat of my pants, until the inspiration sunk home
    Kiergath: is that she’s a worshipper of a deity that includes Vengeance in her portfolio
    Kiergath: ...which, unfortunately
    Arothir: is exactly what the cat was setting out to achieve
    Kiergath: means she can very much understand the point of view of the formerly imprisoned cat
    Kiergath: Eyup..
    Arothir: See, here’s what I’m starting to like about the campaign
    Arothir: We have, on one level, the very real struggle of the PCs to survive
    Kiergath: ..its got more character development than most of our long ones in the past have
    Arothir: Namely, will they survive Shen.
    Arothir: ...and this is in two sessions
    Arothir: :P
    Kiergath: ...
    Kiergath: You know which toon I miss?
    Kiergath: my crazy dwarf.
    Kiergath: The one who killed a campaign in two days.
    Arothir: Second, we have the Sigilian developments, which you’re just starting to see bits of
    Kiergath: he was hillarious.
    Arothir: I can’t remember much about it
    Kiergath: the Crazy just rolled right off of him
    Arothir: That alone is impressive
    Kiergath: I think Chris was DMing
    Arothir: Oh, and Third. Thanks to you, we now have Diety conflict as well, and the well needed element of philosophy
    Arothir: Yeah he was
    Arothir: I was in the camp, i know that much
    Kiergath: LOL..
    Arothir: but I can’t remember any of it
    Kiergath: yeah..
    Kiergath: but you were a late addition
    Arothir: very
    Kiergath: because I think I was screaming out of my tent at you
    Arothir: before it tanked
    Kiergath: when you showed up outside camp
    Kiergath: in the middle of the night
    Kiergath: :P
    Arothir: pry
    Kiergath: ah lord…
    Arothir: I really like this camp.
    Kiergath: the exciting sub-plot…
    Kiergath: or… who’s side am I on?
    Arothir: ppsh
    Kiergath: lord save me from a paladin that thinks too much
    Arothir: I actually think it is interesting and exciting
    Kiergath: I should’ve known
    Kiergath: that I couldn’t just play a paladin and be a simple crusader against all that was evil
    Kiergath: no, I had to complicate things
    Arothir: lol
    Arothir: Yeah
    Arothir: I knew it too
    Kiergath: so what do I do?
    Kiergath: I ABANDON MY PARTY!
    Arothir: and I’m glad I could help
    Kiergath: to talk to a cat.
    Kiergath: :P
    Arothir: ...yep
    Arothir: that was a bold move
    Arothir: that…was…well, hilarious
    Arothir: Because of what Shen did
    Arothir: and what resulted
    Kiergath: dude!
    Kiergath: dude wasn’t evil
    Kiergath: shen was doing OK when I left
    Arothir: lawl
    Kiergath: figured I might as well move on
    Kiergath: lol
    Arothir: Shen is a great interrogator
    Arothir: Who do you work for!
    Kiergath: this campaign is already great depths of awesome
    Arothir: I’m suprised it’s going so well, honestly
    Arothir: Due to, well, how little planning happened
    Kiergath: planning is for the birds
    Kiergath: I try to play for fridays and things tank
    Kiergath: so I stop
    Kiergath: and things still tank
    Kiergath: fuck
    Kiergath: party’s screwed… they just don’t get it..
    Kiergath: they’re not in kansas anymore..
    Kiergath: if you do dumb things, you CAN get into situations you can’t beat
    Kiergath: the world doesn’t cater to your stupidity
    Arothir: lol
    Arothir: I would
    Kiergath: ah well
    Arothir: But that’s Rase speaking
    Kiergath: they can either negotiate or die
    Arothir: Rase was, at some point
    Kiergath: thats pretty much their choices at this point
    Arothir: trying to kill himself
    Arothir: :P
    Kiergath: they’re surrounded, although they arent’ aware of it yet
    Arothir: ahh
    Arothir: nice.
    Kiergath: funny part is..
    Kiergath: on the way through.. they raided a spider’s larder..
    Kiergath: and now have a short company of NPCs with them..
    Arothir: lawl
    Kiergath: like.. 8 rescued NPC combatants, effectively..
    Kiergath: and 8 PCs..
    Arothir: nice
    Kiergath: but it doesn’t matter..
    Kiergath: they’re surrounded..
    Kiergath: drums..
    Kiergath: drums in the deep…
    Kiergath: they cannot get out.
    Arothir: lol
    Kiergath: drow infront..
    Kiergath: drow behind..
    Kiergath: and they’re bringing up the reapers to guard the retreat lane..
    Kiergath: that or they’ll just cut the bridge.
    Kiergath: maybe both
    Kiergath: :P
    Kiergath: Anyway…
    Kiergath: night, chief.. sleep, otherwise we won’t be conscious tomorrow to continue
    Kiergath: :P
    Kiergath: Disconnecting from server…
    Kiergath (exit): 04:36

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