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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

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    Squares are 5 feet each. C represents column positions, running floor to ceiling. Walls and columns are stone, with coral accents. There are exits at F1/G1 and F12/G12, not that it matters unless you want to retreat. Ceiling is 30 feet high. There's a 10' square tunnel at F6-G6-F7-G7 that goes up another 30 feet. Light is normal.

    Starting positions: You pick a starting square in row 1 or 2, I pick a starting square in row 11 or 12, chess style.

    Buff time: Both characters have all-day effects active (ie any effect that lasts a full adventuring day of 12 hours or more), but get no preparation rounds, unless anyone wants one.

    Both parties are aware that there's an enemy in the vicinity and are considered to be in combat. Match ends when one character concedes & withdraws from combat, dies, or is similarly rendered unable to continue.

    As we've both got characters in the dungeon, we won't be able to enter regardless of who wins, so I guess you could call this a 'friendly'.

    - Saph
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    My initiative: (1d20+3)[15]

    Starting position:
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    C11
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    Initiative: (d20+4)[13]

    Starting position:
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    2D


    Statblock/Buffs/Other Observer Stuff :
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    HP : 104
    AC : 25 / 17 / 19
    Saves : +14 / + 13 / +5
    Stance : Blood in the Water
    Maneuvers Prepared : Dancing Mongoose, White Raven Tactics, Moment of Perfect Mind, Wall of Blades


    Initiative is yours.
    Last edited by ex cathedra; 2009-07-18 at 07:22 AM.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    Guess I go first?

    And . . . what's your location, Intelligence score, and creature type of you and any other creatures you're brought into the area? :P

    (Yup, Mindsight. After the third Test of Spite character with Hide In Plain Sight and an impossibly high Hide check, I got sick of playing hide-and-seek and decided to put Mindsight on all my characters from here on.)
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    Haha, excellent idea.
    You sense a Monstrous Humanoid with 10 intelligence in square 2D. Proceed.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    You hear a woman's voice spellcasting. Spellcraft to ID is 18, don't bother rolling if you have +17 or more:
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    Shield, Heroism

    Listen check for location, if you like. DC 15 and you know the spellcasting comes from:
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    SW corner of the room.

    DC 25 and you know the spellcasting comes from:
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    Square C11. And after that I move to B10.

    Your turn.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    Listen : (d20+2)[12]
    Not surprised.

    The creature moves to F4. Line of Sight?
    Last edited by ex cathedra; 2009-07-18 at 07:38 AM.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    OOC: I'm in B10, up against the pillar, so I don't think either of us can see each other.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    ( Uh. I thought you had mindsight. )

    Actions:
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    Ready an attack against the first creature I see.


    Your move.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    Mindsight's still not as good as line of sight.

    Anyway, my turn: peep my head around the corner at B9. What do I see?
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    ( Le description time! )
    For size:
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    This halfling has somewhat of an odd look about him; He's slightly taller and more muscular than most of his race. His fingers end in what seem to be razor-sharp talons, and his smile (or grimace, as the case may be) reveals large, sharpened canines. His skin is well tanned, and his hair is both short and unkempt. A scowl of perpetual boredom adorns his face. His clothing is simple and unassuming, and three sheathed daggers are suspended on his belt. He appears to be wearing leather armor.


    In particular, he's scowling at you, and the daggers are drawn; two of them in his right hand.
    Last edited by ex cathedra; 2009-07-18 at 07:52 AM.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    Elanora

    You see a young woman with green eyes and shining gold hair that hangs loose around her shoulders. She's quite beautiful, in an otherworldly way. She wears a blue robe, overlaid with shining armour of light, and carries a short staff, though both are mostly hidden by the column. At present she's peeking around the corner.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    You've now met Atlas.
    He'd say something, but it's your turn, I believe.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    "How can you hold two daggers in the same hand?" Elanora wonders briefly, then ducks back out of sight again. The blades look kind of sharp and she doesn't want to be too visible a target. Atlas hears the sound of another spell being cast behind the pillar. Your turn.

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    Move back to C11. Spell is Greater Blink.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    In a way entirely unsuited to stabbing with them.

    "Ah... a lady," muses the halfling. "Don't run away, girly... I'm not that scary."
    He walks to B7. Line of Sight?

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    I'm in C11, so you can probably see a shadow or an ankle or something.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    He sighs audibly.

    "Why must you run? We could be friends!"

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    Readies an attack once he sees her full body.


    Go ahead.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    "Well, all right then." Elanora leans half out to get a good look. (Move action to take cover, adjusting slightly. If you're readying to attack, this is the most you're going to see before I take my actions.)

    Oh, and Elanora is now blinking in and out of view in a purposeful sort of way.
    Last edited by Saph; 2009-07-18 at 08:22 AM.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    "You see? I told yo-" The halfling interrupts himself with a vicious snarl, and hurls two of the daggers at you.

    (d20+20)[31]
    Concealment (1-50 Hits) : (d100)[55]
    Damage :
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    (2d3+6)[11] + 2 negative levels.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    Elanora flinches and ducks as the daggers miss by a hair. "That does NOT count as making friends!" She aims her staff and a ray flashes out, followed a second later by two more.

    Rays, ranged touch attacks. If you can't see invisible, add another +2 to each attack roll and you're flat-footed against them.

    Quickened Ray of Clumsiness: (1d20+14)[19].
    On hit, gives a (1d6+5)[7] penalty to Dexterity.

    Split Ray of Exhaustion: (1d20+14)[32], (1d20+14)[30]
    On hit, make a DC 20 Fortitude save. Exhausted on fail, Fatigued on success. If both hit, you're Exhausted regardless of saves.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    ( Drat. So, are daggers melee weapons? Yes they are. Is throwing a dagger an attack? Yes. Therefore, I do believe, throwing a dagger is an attack made with a melee weapon (though, admittedly, it is not a melee attack.) Could I then, theoretically, throw a dagger at your ray via Wall of Blades? )

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    Eh, it's an amusing enough idea. Only works if you're not denied your Dex bonus, but I guess you've probably got Uncanny Dodge anyway. Which ray, the first one?
    Last edited by Saph; 2009-07-18 at 08:54 AM.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    (The first, yes. And, yeah, warblades do have that going for them.)
    Uh.. you can make a martial lore check to learn the name of a maneuver you already know.
    Wall of Blades :
    Opposed attack roll : (d20+22)[34]
    Fort saves : (d20+14)[33], (d20+14)[26]

    So, exhausted. -6 Str/Dex penalty, right?
    And continue.
    Last edited by ex cathedra; 2009-07-18 at 08:58 AM.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    OK. Ray of Clumsiness is deflected. Both saves against Ray of Exhaustion succeed, so you're Fatigued + Fatigued = Exhausted. -6 Str, -6 Dex, and you move at half speed.

    Your turn.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    The halfling pants as the rays strike him. His daggers reappear in his waiting hand, and he snarls before hurling them at you.

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    Improved Rapid Shot, palm throw on main hand, full attack with two-weapon fighting.


    Format :
    Attack
    Concealment (1-50 hits)
    Damage

    (d20+17)[36]
    (1d100)[3]
    (2d3)[3] + 2 Negative Levels.
    (d20+17)[18]
    (1d100)[41]
    (2d3)[5] + 2 Negative Levels.
    (d20+17)[26]
    (1d100)[27]
    (2d3)[5] + 1 Negative Levels.
    (d20+12)[17]
    (1d100)[8]
    (2d3)[2] + 2 Negative Levels.
    (d20+12)[25]
    (1d100)[69]
    (2d3)[3] + 1 Negative Levels.
    (d20+7)[19]
    (1d100)[53]
    (2d3)[6] + 2 Negative Levels.

    Waiting for results before continuing.
    Last edited by ex cathedra; 2009-07-18 at 09:09 AM.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    Immediate action as the flurry starts to cast Wings of Cover. Incorporeal wings of force appear and shield me against the first attack (only the first, though).

    Remaining ones . . . let me check again.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    ( Of course, the one that threatened and likely the only one that hit. It's quite the one-trick pony, indeed. )

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    Firbolg in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    Okay, attack number 2 is a natural 1, auto-miss. Numbers 3 and 4 bounce off my AC and cover. 5 and 6 miss due to Blink.

    Done?
    Last edited by Saph; 2009-07-18 at 09:30 AM.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and Book #10 in the series, Fallen, is out as of September 2019. For updates, check my blog!

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    No thanks. I don't care enough to have you roll martial lore.
    White Raven Tactics myself to immediately after myself.

    Dancing Mongoose, followed by another flurry. (Same Format)

    (d20+17)[30]
    (d100)[18]
    (2d3)[4] + 2 Negative Levels
    (d20+17)[34]
    (d100)[90]
    (2d3)[5] + 2 Negative Levels
    (d20+17)[29]
    (d100)[83]
    (2d3)[4] + 2 Negative Levels
    (d20+17)[35]
    (d100)[64]
    (1d3)[3] + 1 Negative Levels
    (d20+17)[37]
    (d100)[43]
    (1d3)[2] + 1 Negative Levels
    (d20+12)[17]
    (d100)[49]
    (2d3)[3] + 2 Negative Levels
    (d20+12)[21]
    (d100)[44]
    (1d3)[2] + 1 Negative Levels
    (d20+7)[21]
    (d100)[69]
    (2d3)[6] + 2 Negative Levels

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: Test of Spite Exhibition Match: Saph vs Aethernox

    Threat for 5 :
    (d20+17)[20]

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