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    Legacy of Fire, Book V: The Impossible Eye

    The travel out of Kakishon was much like your entrance; incredibly hot, nauseatingly dizzy, and over before you knew it. Alas, there was no rush of shaitan going by you this time, as that would mean that someone had banished Jhovul and his party back into the Scroll, but at least you were free.

    You find yourself in a high-ceilinged room are made of of shining brass. Arched passageways obscured by curtains of orange fire lead out in the center of each wall—above each arch, a large rune is inscribed, each different from the others. An oppressiveheat covers the room like a blanket, something more than what could be provided by the four curtains of flame. A jumble of open chests, overturned amphorae, and and scattered mounds of coins and gems lie scattered on the floor against the walls. A single phrase in florid script is inscribed along the domed ceiling above in runes similar to those that mark the arches, under which is a stylized rune that resembles an animal. However, you don't have a lot of time to take in the sights. A second after your arrival, an odd hum seems to emanate from the flames; you get the feeling that something's about to happen, so you have an action to prepare.

    What will you do?
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    "Well, it's not on fire. That is something, I guess." aakash shrugs, then gains altitude.
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    Malak counts on the buildup signaling an entrance of something, not the cleansing of the room. "Listen to me, and mark me well, even if for appearances sake ..... get on your knees and bow your heads."
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    Akaash accedes to Malak's direction.

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    Rowan

    "Once more Malak, I hope you know what you're doing." Rowan warns before kneeling with reluctance.
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    Goma slides into a kneeling position wherever he can cover the most of his teammates as possible.

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    "If we are where I think we may be, we need to begin with a good impression," says Malak in a softer voice. "If I am wrong, then consider this your morning stretch and think nothing of it."
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    It takes Alssariq a moment to re-orient; the expected bustle of a Katapesh estate having been replaced with searing heat and more gold than he'd ever seen. Was this Katapesh? How long had they been gone, how much had changed?

    The sudden tension, and Malak's words, were enough to jolt him from his discombobulation. "Oh. One of those types, is it?" Behind the sarcasm, his mind is racing. Not Katapesh, then, if Malak knows what's coming. Where were they, and what was about to find them?

    Keeping a hand as near to his knife as possible, Alssariq does as instructed.

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    It turned out that Malak did not in fact know what was coming, for instead of any sort of owner of this place that you could try to appease, the four fiery portals each released a large coppery figure that the more arcane of you will identify as a Brass Man. They are constructs made by the efreet on the Plane of Fire; they don't show up on the Material plane often.

    Though the exact meaning of these constructs will have to wait, as each opens their mouths and spew forth a line of molten bronze! Everyone except Rowan and 'Riq make a Dex save. They have to make two saves. Note that while you haven't acted in combat proper, you aren't flat-footed, though you are prone.
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    The party did their best to dodge the molten brass sent their way. Malak's shield was able to attenuate most of it, but still got hit for 2 fire damage. Goma took 11 and Akaash 12 fire damage apiece, but they were the lucky ones. Rowan, 'Riq, and 'Zad were each struck by two streams and thus suffered more, with 'Zad and Rowan each taking 20 damage, while 'Riq took 21.

    So while the "Bow in case the owner of the land you're apparently trespassing in shows up" plan wasn't the best, it wasn't as deadly as it could have been.

    Round 1 (proper), FIGHT!
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    Rowan
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    HP 59/79
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    Rising up from his respectful position in fury, Rowan's curses quickly changes into chants as he cloaks the party in protective bubbles of time.

    "I don't want to take too many more blasts like that!" Rowan says with a wince as he peels cooling brass from his flesh, "Which should we take down first?"

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    (Did Akaash take damage?)

    Akaash points to the foe in front of him, "Goma, let's flank this one and see how long it lasts." He soars past it, striking at its head.

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    move to 1 space North of the NE corner of the eastern brass man, +10 feet elevation
    melee + gale blast (1 sp) (1d20+15)[18] (hit begins sequence)
    damage (1d6+7)[12] + (15d4)[30] bludgeoning (using heavy hand to make it lethal, dealing d4 instead of d6)
    trip (1d20+23)[42]

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    Malak calls out, "If you can't fly, scatter to separate corners to keep them from overlaying flame. Shahrazad, heal Rowan, then break to the southwest corner. Akaash, you fly along the northern half, I will fly along the south so we don't overlap tracks."

    Malak adjusts his energies as he flies due SW overhead of Shahrazad's ordered track, but separate enough in altitude to deny a combined shot. Now that he has a good look at the constructs, he and 'Zad makes some quick notes, and hopes she has the sense to tell other folks what they face as he then burns a massive amount of his energy to call Oddity forth from the skies of another world, cleaving a way through the ethereal with his great axe, to stand before the western Brass Man and bar its path.
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    SwA: 4E in Djinni's Turban (from 2). Take 1E out of Glabrezu's glare. 2E into Shaitan's earthern armor (4E total).
    MA: Fly 5' south, then to the southwestern corner, and increase altitude 10' off the ground.
    SA: Burn/invest 7E to bring forth Oddity.

    Oddity doesn't even have to be told what is happening. He instantly feels the flow of combat. He unstraps his hideous axe with amazing speed to cut deep into a construct that just wasn't readied for him.
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    SwA: Enter flowing water stance, so +4 initiative, not that it really matters given this battle and the nature of a summons, but also +4 dodge bonus to AC.
    SA: Attack w/ rippling current, Quick Draw, Power Attack. (1d20+15)[22], weapon damage (3d6+21)[35]
    * Maneuver treats foe as FF'd (flat-footed). If so, then maneuver does (3d6)[5] maneuver damage + (3d6)[14] sneak attack
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    If Oddity is hit (not just attacked) he uses half-gone as a reduction counter.
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    "Sure thing Akaash!" Goma shouts as he dashes into position across from Akaash. He gives a "come at me" gesture to the Brass Man before slamming his shield into him twice.

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    HP: 158/158, Temp HP: 13, DDP: 9 (11-2 fast healing)
    AC: 29

    Free action: Berserk.

    Move action: move 10ft I think to the eastern brass man's southwest.

    Swift action: Challenge the brass man (+2 to hit me, -4 to hit anyone else, I deal +4 damage, lasts 8 rnds.)

    Standard action: Flurry Strike the brass man.

    AOOs: Use 4 for Active Defense (+4 AC), use the other 6 for attacks.

    Shield 1: (1d20+20)[35], (2d6+18)[25]
    Shield 2: (1d20+20)[33], (2d6+18)[25]

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    Alssariq darts out and to the side, clothes smoking and cursing Malak and their diplomatic nature with each step. He draws his sword along the way, and as he gets to the brass construct he makes to bury his sword in its side.

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    Moving east of the southernmost brass man, scouting it, and attacking it. Blowing martial focus on Berserker

    Scout - (1d20+22)[41] (It has -2 AC and Alssariq gets +2 AC if this works)
    Attack - (1d20+13)[30] (+3 if scout worked)
    Damage - (1d6+35)[40] (+14 if scout worked)

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    The fight continued, with both sides taking damage. Thankfully before rushing into battle, 'Zad was able to cast a healing spell on the party, healing everyone save Akaash for 22, healing them back to full. Indeed, you all feel refreshed after the spell, as its lingering effect bolstered your defenses.

    Good thing, too, as Rowan and 'Zad each had a close call with a huge sword that comes inches from slicing them. It wasn't enough to stop the strike that hit Goma, as he took 14 damage (post DR).

    The rest of the party had about a 50% hit rate, sadly. Neither Malak's summon nor Akaash manage to land a blow, but Goma and 'Riq land true, though they weren't enough to fully penetrate their defenses. As you ready yourselves to counterattack, Shaharazad speaks up. "These guys are weak to cold, but are highly resistant to spells, and are completely immune to fire, so don't waste your energy unless it bypasses those defenses"

    Round 2, Fight!

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    Rowan
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    Hearing Shaharzad's words, Rowan steps away from the foe to the north and chuckles, "Immune to fire huh? Let me test that!"

    He chants his spell and aims his staff across the room at Goma and Akaash's foe, releasing a concentrated gout of flame at the Brass Man there.

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    5ft step south (believe I am out of melee now)

    Full Round Action: Gather Energy + Searing Blast.

    Ranged Touch Attack: (1d20+12)[15]
    Damage: (16d8+24)[94] FIRE damage. Reduces Immunity to Resist 40, and ignores 23 points of Fire resistance (leaving 17 resistance to soak)
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    Feeling none the worse for wear, Goma unleashes a flurry of shield slams and teeth.

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    AC: 29, HP: 158/158, temp HP: 13, DDP: 0/40, DR 8/-
    Free action: Berserking.

    Full-round action: Full attack the nearest Brass Man. (Flanking included below.)

    AOOs: Use 5 for Active Defense (+4 AC) and 5 for attacks.

    Shield 1: (1d20+20)[28], (2d6+16)[24]
    Shield 2: (1d20+15)[20], (2d6+16)[21]
    Bite: (1d20+13)[18], (1d6+10)[11]
    Trip: (1d20+20)[33]

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    The freaky doppelganger looks at Alssariq, next to whom he stands, and smiles a freaky smile. "You move like a dangerous serpent, friend ... like me! Flank with me that we may strike this thing down."

    Showing Alssariq the way, Oddity moves to the side of the monster, hoping that Alssariq will do the same. Oddity's butchering axe begins to hum as it is covered in aetheric force, ready to double-flank-strike the creature when Alssariq does.
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    FA: Vocals with Alssariq.
    FA: 5' square SW. Hopefully, Alssariq will do the same, but to the SE on his turn.
    SwA: Flanker's Gambit! Risk, he attacks that opponent adjacent to Alssariq, getting a +3 luck bonus on his attack rolls for this action.
    FAA: Attack #1 (w/ Power Attack) (1d20+18)[36], damage (3d6+21)[30]
    * IF this attack is successful, then the construct is considered to be flanked by Riq+Odd, regardless of actual position, til end of Oddity's next turn.
    ** Also, Oddity regains his last maneuver (or maneuvers, if attacked first, see below).
    * IF this attack fails, then Oddity takes a -2 on all d20 rolls (below roll) until the beginning of his next round.
    Attack #2 (w/ Power Attack) (1d20+13)[30] (+2 if "flanking", -2 if gambit's rake), damage (3d6+21)[36]
    * If flanking, then Sneak Attack (3d6)[11] and targeted disoriented for 1 round (-2 all attack rolls, -4 if against Oddity).

    If attacked, he will use Half-Gone if successfully struck.



    Malak moves slightly to the side and from his left hand he sends forth the fury of winter, the admixture of the Planes of Air and Water as a blast of freezing cold air that rimes the construct threatens to make it snap from its own actions.
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    MA: Fly 10' due west to the wall.
    SA: Planar detonation, fight defensively, burn 1E (which will come from djinni's turban (1d20+6)[19], damage (11d6+6)[41] cold damage.
    AC is 32 for this round.
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