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    BlueWizardGirl

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    Ash

    The solemn young woman relents to Avakuss' kind offer. She accepts the mysterious purple cloth with a nod.

    "Thank you. Perhaps we can share back and forth."

    Quickly, she settles the purple cloak over her other one, and arranges it so that it drapes down between her temporarily-nonfunctional wings. She then drifts forward, keeping pace with Eilyra's accelerated movement.
    "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut

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    Passing a purple robe from one to another, and passing the entrance tunnel, the group continues to explore the dark cavern.

    The wall of the cavern continues to curve, forming an oval shape similar to what you found on the other side.

    OOC: 'Cold' Damage Center (1d6)[3], Avakuss (1d6)[5]

    As you get near the rightmost side of the cavern, you see something ahead: a two-tiered black metal altar next to a strange circular area that begins to glow purple.

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    This seems to be the place you saw in the vision with Antis.


    Above the glowing circular area, a great black ball of impenetrable darkness appears. From the blackness spills a knot of writhing tentacles.

    OOC: Time to roll initiative! Black Cyst (1d20+7)[25]

    Note: In this encounter, all d20 rolls by the PCs (and Center) take a -5 penalty, including initiative.

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    Code:
    A = Avakuss
    C = Center
    H = Ash (purple robe)
    E = Eilyra (10' torch, purple robe)
    T = Taric (purple robe)
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    ## = metal altar
    00
    00 = glowing circle + monster
    
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    XX.........    .....      ##00..XX
    X.......       .....      ##00...X
    XX.........    .....    ....AEH.XX
    XXX.........................CT.XXX
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    BlueWizardGirl

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    Ash

    *Ah. That's the altar from Antis' memories.*

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    Initiative: (1d20+5)[9]
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    Taric recoils momentarily at the sight of the black cyst and its tentacles. Then he prepares to fight, being prepared to destroy the thing as quickly as possible. He moves close enough to lash out at the tentacles, then strikes at them as they get near to him.


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    Moves closer to the tentacles, then attacks. (1d20+27)[44] Damage on a successful hit will be (1d8+10)[16], all rolls taking the -5 into account. If the thing is alive, it also take (2d4)[3] negative levels.

    * post roll count doesn't match database

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    The strange monster is able to react to the situation before you are. A wild cackling sounds when it attacks!

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    Make a DC 33 Will save or suffer a -5 insight penalty on all attack rolls, saving throws, skill checks, and ability checks for 1 round. This is a mind-affecting effect, and stacks with the other -5 penalty that the whole party is currently taking.

    The monster then casts Confusion as a swift action: Will DC 19 or be Confused


    Reaching out with its black tentacles, it attacks one of its closer foes: (1d3)[1]
    OOC: 1 = Avakuss, 2 = Eilyra, 3 = Ash

    8 Attacks, crit 19-20/x2
    (1d20+35)[38], damage (1d6+13)[16]
    (1d20+35)[37], damage (1d6+13)[17]
    (1d20+35)[40], damage (1d6+13)[16]
    (1d20+35)[54], damage (1d6+13)[16]
    (1d20+35)[55], damage (1d6+13)[16]
    (1d20+35)[54], damage (1d6+13)[14]
    (1d20+35)[52], damage (1d6+13)[16]
    (1d20+35)[53], damage (1d6+13)[19]

    AOO vs Taric:
    (1d20+35)[38], damage (1d6+13)[16]

    Taric strikes the monster with his Dragonsplits. The wound quickly begins to heal, but the energy drain does indeed seem to harm the monster.

    OOC: Ash, Avakuss, Eilyra to act

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    Code:
    A = Avakuss
    C = Center
    H = Ash (purple robe)
    E = Eilyra (10' torch, purple robe)
    T = Taric (purple robe)
    ##
    ## = metal altar
    00
    00 = glowing circle + monster
    
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    XXXXXXXXXXX.........
    XXXXXX..............
    XXXX................
    XXX.................
    XX.........    .....      ##00..XX
    X.......       .....      ##00T..X
    XX.........    .....    ....AEH.XX
    XXX.........................C..XXX
    XXXX..........................XXXX
    XXXXXX......................XXXXXX
    XXXXXXXXXXX............XXXXXXXXXXX
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX..XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX..XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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  6. - Top - End - #636
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    3 possible crits:
    (1d20+35)[38], damage (1d20+13)[16]
    (1d20+35)[38], damage (1d20+13)[25]
    (1d20+35)[40], damage (1d20+13)[18]
    Last edited by kinem; 2021-10-09 at 08:32 PM.

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    Ash

    Seeing Avakuss savaged by an array of tentacles, Ash quickly sends to the great warrior.

    *That looked very bad. Do you need healing?*

    Glancing briefly down at her left hand, Ash draws the power of the gauntlet up and into a defensive field around her body.

    While waiting for a response from Avakuss, Ash risks connecting directly with the simple mind of the tentacle beast, trying to take a memory and leave a moment of stillness in its wake.

    Finally, she tugs off the purple cloak that Avakuss had very kindly provided for her, reactivating the protections of her normal cloak underneath.

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    Her saves were made in the ooc thread.

    Free action: shift all five of the bonus from her defending gauntlet to AC. Her AC is now 49.

    Standard action: activates her Share My Vision ability on the tentacled creature. Will DC 25 or dazed for 1 round, and Ash gets a flash of its memories.

    Move action: remove the purple cloak.
    "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut

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    As the tentacles lash towards Avakuss, Eilyra takes advantage of the creature's distraction to chant a short, sharp word, one that feels somehow... evil, and she reaches forwards, and her black-lit touches the creature. Avoiding it's reactive lashing, she quickly casts shield, raising a floating, arcane shield in an effort to block some of the creature's attacks before her movements accelerate, and she launches another bolt of death towards the creature.

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    All spells are cast defensively, she can't fail the concentration checks.
    Standard: Casting Night's Caress
    (1d20+29)[49] Touch attack(33 to confirm)
    (1d20+22)[32] Spell Resistance
    (15d6+5)[62] Damage(56 more if crit confirms, for 108 total) + (1d6+2)[5](6 more if crit confirms, and save fails, and if the con damage can crit, 11 total) CON damage(If a DC 27 fortitude save fails. Damage always occurs, fort negates the con damage)

    Swift: Casting Shield(And using her circlet to not expend the slot)
    Free: Casting Haste

    Standard 2: Casting Enervation
    (1d20+30)[49] Ranged Touch Attack(Which I believe provokes. Eilyra as a defensive 50% miss chance now)
    (1d20+22)[34] SR
    (1d4)[3] Negative levels


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    AC 49
    HP 254
    Last edited by Archmage1; 2021-10-11 at 05:10 AM.
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  9. - Top - End - #639
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    Avakuss takes the windmill of tentacle attacks but remains focused. "You want a flurry of attacks? OK."

    In a flash Avakuss transforms, tapping into nightmares that exist deep within any intelligent being from generations past. His skin is covered with ooze and four tentacles extending from his sides and back. Immediately the nightmare goliath starts pounding on the black cyst with trained hands and tentacles.

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    Was waiting on the Haste, thanks :)

    Swift: Quickened Form of Doom, 17pp
    +10 bonus on Disguise checks
    Frightful Presence extraordinary ability on charge. Opp w/n 30' w/ fewer HD. Will DC 16+CHA or shaken for 5d6 rounds. Mind-affecting.
    +5 Nat armor
    DR 5/-
    +4 STR bonus
    +10 land speed
    +10 Climb/Jump
    4 Tentacles

    Full attack: Flurry of attacks plus tentacle attacks. Ten total! Fists are Crit on 19+

    Haste: (1d20+28)[46] (+15 BAB, +4 weapon, +12 STR, +1 Focus, +1 Haste, -5 room)
    Damage: (4d8+16)[31] + (1d6)[3] Electricity (+4 weapon, +12 str) Adamantine/Good

    Flurry1: (1d20+28)[34]
    Damage: (4d8+16)[28] + (1d6)[6] Electricity (+4 weapon, +12 str) Adamantine/Good

    Flurry2: (1d20+28)[46]
    Damage: (4d8+16)[25] + (1d6)[3] Electricity (+4 weapon, +12 str) Adamantine/Good

    Flurry3: (1d20+28)[43]
    Damage: (4d8+16)[33] + (1d6)[5] Electricity (+4 weapon, +12 str) Adamantine/Good

    Flurry4: (1d20+23)[35]
    Damage: (4d8+16)[44] + (1d6)[1] Electricity (+4 weapon, +12 str) Adamantine/Good

    Flurry5: (1d20+18)[37]
    Damage: (4d8+16)[35] + (1d6)[3] Electricity (+4 weapon, +12 str) Adamantine/Good

    Tentacle1: (1d20+23)[31] (+15 BAB, +4 weapon, +12 STR, +1 Focus, +1 Haste, -5 room, -5 secondary)
    Damage: (2d8+6)[16] Adamantine/Good

    Tentacle2: (1d20+23)[42]
    Damage: (2d8+6)[13] Adamantine/Good

    Tentacle3: (1d20+23)[39]
    Damage: (2d8+6)[15] Adamantine/Good

    Tentacle4: (1d20+23)[40]
    Damage: (2d8+6)[18] Adamantine/Good

    220/297hp
    AC52
    DR5/-

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    The monster appears to be given an opening to attack Eilyra when she casts a ranged attack at it within its reach, but having recently taken an opportunity to attack Taric when he closed for melee, it is unprepared to take advantage of that

    It appears that the tentacled monster has started a trend as Avakuss tries on the look. Eilyra's spells and Avakuss' powerful blows appear to hurt the monster, though not as much as might have been hoped. Two of his fist attacks miss, while his tentacles seem barely able to even hurt the monster. (DR 15)

    Center-of-All now springs into action. A huge golden halberd again suddenly appears in his hands as he swings it towards the tentacled horror.

    OOC: Center attacks (damage includes +4d6 for a target with no Neutral alignment component)
    (1d20+23)[27], damage (6d6+12)[29] vs AC 36
    (1d20+18)[26], damage (6d6+12)[36]
    (1d20+13)[19], damage (6d6+12)[30]
    (1d20+8)[27], damage (6d6+12)[39]
    (1d20+23)[37], damage (6d6+12)[36] haste

    The Black Cyst seems to be taking the worse of the exchange so far, and it tries a new tactic. It retreats into the darkness, and sends Waves of Exhaustion over the party.

    OOC: AC 40 vs AOOs due to Mobility feat.

    Waves of Exhaustion: No saving throw. An exhausted character moves at half speed and takes a 6 penalty to Strength and Dexterity. After 1 hour of complete rest, an exhausted character becomes fatigued. A fatigued character becomes exhausted by doing something else that would normally cause fatigue.

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    Once again, DC 33 Will save or suffer a -5 insight penalty on all attack rolls, saving throws, skill checks, and ability checks for 1 round. This is a mind-affecting effect, and stacks with the other -5 penalty that the whole party is currently taking.

    The monster then casts Confusion as a swift action: Will DC 19 or be Confused

    Mindsight shows that the monster retreated 15' back, 20' to your left, and 15' up.


    PCs to act

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    OOC: And let's not forget cold damage for Center (1d6)[4] and Avakuss (1d6)[1]

    Center AOO (1d20+23)[42], damage (4d6+12)[24]
    Last edited by kinem; 2021-10-11 at 10:01 PM.

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    BlueWizardGirl

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    Ash

    The winged woman shakes off the persistent whispers in her mind, and lashes out with magic to counter the retreating tentacle-beast's magic. But she is in the creature's home, in the seat of its power, and her anti-magic is ineffective. The beast's magic washes over her, draining her of vitality and strength. Bad for Ash, but worse for others who might have to leap forward in combat with the beast.

    Reaching down, Ash touches the abruptly tentacular Avakuss, lifting the fog of exhaustion besetting him. Mentally, she shares the new location of the beast with her colleagues.

    *The tentacle beast is on the move. It has moved 20' to our left, about 15' back, and about 15' up in the air.*

    She doesn't move forward herself, yet, not wanting to get in the way of possible lunging and leaping that might ensue.

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    Standard action: cast Restoration on Avakuss, to alleviate the Exhaustion.
    "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut

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    The cyst's movement gives Avakuss another opening to strike, which he takes advantage of.

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    AoO: (1d20+27)[46] (+15 BAB, +4 weapon, +9 STR, +1 Focus, +1 Haste, -5 room, +2 AoO from Bracers)
    Damage: (4d8+13)[28] + (1d6)[6]Electricity (+4 weapon, +9 str) Adamantine/Good

    The exhaustion wave is after the AoO. Ash then cancels the exhaustion for Avakuss (thanks!)
    Did it seem to be affected by the electricity? Normal action still to come.

    EDIT: The exhaustion is after the AoO so I used the wrong STR. Add +3 to attack and damage.
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    Feeling the wave of exhaustion flood over her shortly after the Cyst flees, Eilyra staggers under the weight of the robe, her armor, and her pack for a moment, before an answering surge of strength flows from her muleback cords. With directionality provided by Ash, she turns, and slowly flies over to the tentacle creature, aiming to get above it, soas to not interfere with another charge from Taric.
    I really hate being at the receiving end of that spell. Things were going well, but Waves is rather crippling.

    As the creature comes into the dome of light provided by the torch she still held, she quickly assesses the creature's spell resistance, before pulling necromantic energy from the air into her hand, and touching the creature's nearest tentacle to discharge that energy into it.

    Not missing a beat, she quickly follows up with a more fiery touch, directed at the base of one of the tentacles.

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    Moving above the Cyst.
    Casting Assay Spell Resistance
    Casting Vampiric touch, and attempting to touch. If missed, making another attack.
    If she hits, casting combust, and trying again.

    (1d20+22)[41] Touch(-8 total for exhaustion/penalty included)
    (10d6)[45] damage
    (1d20+27)[32] Spell Resistance(Does not fail on a 1, and including the -5)

    (Casting Combust, and using her headband to recover the slot. Also, a DC 15 reflex save or the Cyst catches on fire)
    (1d20+22)[31] Touch 2(-8 still included)
    (10d8)[51] Fire damage(Or use the previous damage for vampiric touch)
    (1d20+27)[37] Spell Resistance(Does not fail on a 1, and including the -5)
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    Avakuss receives a double blessing from her winged ally, removing the draining energy and the new location of the enemy. He glances in that direction and notices the altar in line with where the prey has fled to. He focuses the power of his mind into his voice, calling out "COWARD!". The cone of power pulses through the altar and the cyst.

    As Eilyra moves to pursue, Avakuss moves too to get within 10' of the creature and stay within the light.

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    Energy Cone, Sonic, 19pp. 60' cone to hit the altar and cyst while missing the party. Sonic ignores hardness. (19d6-19)[34]
    Reflex DC29 for half damage
    PR if needed (1d20+19)[36] (forgot to do -5 on this roll)
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    Suga for Kish's The Sunless Citadel
    Cendrik for J-H's Servants of the Thrallherd
    Semult for Kish's Wrath of the Righteous
    Faazeran for kinem's Drow Against Midnight

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    Avakuss strikes the monster; his blow does some damage, but the electricity has no effect.

    Eilyra's approach to the monster gives it an opportunity to attack her with a tentacle, but her spells appear effective.

    OOC: Attack (1d20+34)[45], damage (1d6+8)[14]
    No Power Attack this time. It has Blindsight, so I don't think the % miss chance applies.

    OOC: Reflex (1d20+20)[30] vs Combust DC 15

    As Avakuss unleashes a sonic blast, a loud metallic ringing sounds from the metal altar, followed by a sound like that of shattering glass, though none is visible!

    Immediately. some kind of swirling energy starts to appear over both the altar and the glowing circle. It would seem that something more is on the way ...

    The monster attempts to dodge Avakuss' sound blast, though it screeches in pain as the loud sound rattles it a bit worse than you might expect. (OOC: vulnerability to sonic )

    OOC: Reflex (1d20+20)[25] vs Sonic DC 29

    OOC: Taric to act

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    Taric, finally having discovered an enemy that his souldrinking weapons can fight, lashes out with them, slashing wildly with both of his dragonsplits in an attempt to destroy the creature for good.


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    Uses Pounce as an ability as he moves forward to attack the cyst again.
    (1d20+27)[46] to attack, (1d8+15)[21] for damage, plus (2d6)[8] Holy damage, plus (2d4)[4] levels drained.
    (1d20+22)[30] to attack, (1d8+15)[17] for damage, plus (2d6)[6] Holy damage, plus (2d4)[4] levels drained.
    (1d20+17)[30] to attack, (1d8+15)[23] for damage, plus (2d6)[6] Holy damage, plus (2d4)[7] levels drained.
    (1d20+12)[24] to attack, (1d8+15)[22] for damage, plus (2d6)[6] Holy damage, plus (2d4)[3] levels drained.
    (1d20+27)[43] to attack, (1d8+15)[18] for damage, plus (2d6)[5] Holy damage, plus (2d4)[5] levels drained.
    (1d20+22)[33] to attack, (1d8+15)[17] for damage, plus (2d6)[5] Holy damage, plus (2d4)[5] levels drained.
    (1d20+17)[26] to attack, (1d8+15)[17] for damage, plus (2d6)[5] Holy damage, plus (2d4)[7] levels drained.

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    After being slashed by a couple of Taric's draining strikes, the Black Cyst drops to the ground. Although out cold for the moment, the monster's many wounds still appear to be slowly healing.

    Center casts a spell-like ability, healing Avakuss back to full health.

    Meanwhile, however, the metal altar transforms! Barely illuminated by the purple glow from the portal, it grows taller and rockier. A living pillar of black rock towers over the ground before you. Its angular body is covered with spikes and sharp ridges. It unfurls three long arms, each ending in a long, vicious point: Two extend slightly forward, while the third sprouts from the center of its back to loom over its head. Three short, powerful legs support it like a tripod.

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    The strange creature attacks Taric with its three arms!
    Attack (1d20+30)[31], damage (2d6+11)[16] + (1d6)[1] cold
    Attack (1d20+30)[37], damage (2d6+11)[17] + (1d6)[3] cold
    Attack (1d20+30)[49], damage (2d6+11)[20] + (1d6)[6] cold

    As if that weren't bad enough, another monster appears on top of the glowing gate. It appears roughly humanoid in shape, standing 9 feet tall. Its mossgreen hide is rubbery and mottled green and gray. Instead of arms, it possesses five tentacles, lined with suckers, barbs, and eyes, and tipped with toothy mouths. A writhing, hairlike mass is situated where a head might sit on a natural creature. The legs end in great three-toed feet.

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    This twisted troll-like monster casts shield on itself as a quickened SLA, then attacks Avakuss!
    Attack (1d20+35)[55], damage (2d8+17)[23]; grapple (1d20+40)[52]
    Attack (1d20+35)[51], damage (2d8+17)[25]; grapple (1d20+40)[53]
    Attack (1d20+35)[51], damage (2d8+17)[23]; grapple (1d20+40)[45]
    Attack (1d20+35)[36], damage (2d8+17)[28]; grapple (1d20+40)[49]
    Attack (1d20+35)[44], damage (2d8+17)[24]; grapple (1d20+40)[50]
    If it hits, it attempts to start a grapple as a free action without provoking AOO.
    If 2 or more attacks hit, it rends for an additional (4d8+25)[43] damage.

    OOC: "Cold" damage Avakuss (1d6)[6], Center (1d6)[6]

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    Code:
    A = Avakuss
    C = Center
    H = Ash (purple robe)
    E = Eilyra (10' torch, purple robe)
    T = Taric (purple robe)
    
    RR
    RR = Black Rock Triskelion
    
    PP
    PP = glowing circle + Psuedonatural Troll
    
    BB
    BB = Black Cyst (down)
    
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    XXXXXXXXXXX............XXXXXXXXXXX
    XXXXXX..................BB..XXXXXX
    XXXX....................BBE...XXXX
    XXX......................T.....XXX
    XX........................RRPP..XX
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  19. - Top - End - #649
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Imp

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    BRT attack #3 crit confirm (1d20+30)[41], extra damage (6d6+33)[55]

    PT attack #1 crit confirm (1d20+35)[46], extra damage (2d8+17)[27]

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    Titan in the Playground
     
    BlueWizardGirl

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    Ash

    Ash takes in the new entries to the field, and grimaces as she suffers the effects of the cold, now that the purple robe has been removed. She sends first to her colleagues.

    *The tentacle beast is not dead, and is slowly recovering. Since we've discovered its vulnerability to cold, a sonic attack might be needed to finish it off.

    *If you can focus your efforts on the trollish creature first, I'm going to try to take control of the three-legged rock-creature. If it starts to attack the troll, please refrain from attacking it for the moment.*


    In a flash, she casts a powerful spell that attempts to ensnare the mind of the rock beast. She tries sending to it telepathically.

    *Please defend me by striking down the troll-horror beside you.*

    She immediately follows up by pulling out a wand and tapping Centre with it.

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    Knowledge checks to get any sense of what the two new critters are. I'm going to assume Knowledge (the planes) is most appropriate.
    Troll-thing: (1d20+18)[28]
    Rock-thing: (1d20+18)[21]

    Free action: 5' step SW.

    Swift action: Divine Metamagic (quickened) Dominate Monster on the rock-thing. Possible Spell Resistance check (-5 is factored in), and if there is SR, using Sudden Insight to add a d6 to this check: (1d20+16)[27] + (1d6)[6]. Will save DC 32 negates.

    Move action: pull the Wand of Restoration from her Haversack.

    Standard action: use the Wand of Restoration on Centre to eliminate the exhaustion effect on him.

    Ash took off the purple robe (so as to get the benefits of her Starmantle Cloak, in case she gets targeted), so takes (1d6)[5] of the cold damage.

    "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut

  21. - Top - End - #651
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    RedWizardGuy

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    Taric takes just a single hit from the rocky creature, but it is a savage blow indeed, and he reels under its power. Fortunately, a small blessing is that he is resistant to its cold attack. He follows instructions, as he was about to attack the rocky monster. Instead, he attacks the green creature as instructed, blades flashing with power as he lashes out.

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    He only took the last of the three hits, but it was a critical, so he took a lot of damage.

    Makes a full attack against the green creature.
    (1d20+27)[42] attack 1, damage (1d8+15)[23] + (2d6)[3] Holy damage, + (2d4)[7] levels drained.
    (1d20+22)[34] attack 1, damage (1d8+15)[21] + (2d6)[7] Holy damage, + (2d4)[5] levels drained.
    (1d20+17)[22] attack 1, damage (1d8+15)[23] + (2d6)[12] Holy damage, + (2d4)[4] levels drained.
    (1d20+12)[13] attack 1, damage (1d8+15)[22] + (2d6)[7] Holy damage, + (2d4)[5] levels drained.
    (1d20+27)[33] attack 1, damage (1d8+15)[19] + (2d6)[6] Holy damage, + (2d4)[4] levels drained.
    (1d20+22)[25] attack 1, damage (1d8+15)[17] + (2d6)[4] Holy damage, + (2d4)[6] levels drained.
    (1d20+17)[19] attack 1, damage (1d8+15)[23] + (2d6)[7] Holy damage, + (2d4)[7] levels drained.
    Note that I have taken the -5 to roll into account, so if that is no longer in effect please add five to each attack roll.


  22. - Top - End - #652
    Colossus in the Playground
     
    GreenSorcererElf

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    Seeing the Black Cyst crumble under Taric's charge, Eilyra quickly makes sure it will stay down with a disintegrate, before she turns back to the portal, just in time to see the animating alter and the activation of the portal.

    Unfortunate. I had hoped for enough time to cast before the portal activated. A twisted troll, and an animated object? A golem? Or an elemental? More likely a golem, but it could be an aberration.

    Not wasting any time on swearing, Eilyra quickly shifts focus, and casts a Dimensional Lock over the portal, before she moves to flank the Animated Alter and the troll.
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  23. - Top - End - #653
    Ettin in the Playground
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    Avakuss is thankful for the healing from Center. Who knew how much would be coming through the gate?

    The troll comes through the portal and focuses its attention on the goliath. Each tentacle would assuredly have struck and stuck to a lesser opponent. Avakuss is able to dodge each except for one. That one was to be a solid hit in the troll's thoughts but Avakuss' displacement cloak successfully fooled it.

    Avakuss steps to give himself room. With a mere through the goliath grows in size beyond that of the troll, living rock, and black thing. "I'll show you a flurry of strikes." His fists are a blur of movement striking at the troll. His own four tentacles add to the assault.

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    Scary- I reviewed my AC again and forgot that Form of Doom grants +4 Nat Armor, upping me to AC58! Until I use Expansion at least. Burning through PP fast. Going to be a mess to clean up my sheet after all these temporary bonuses but there are worse issues to have

    5' move west.
    Swift: Quickened Expansion. 7PP to grow to Large (effectively Huge from Powerful Build)
    Full: Flurry of Blows with Haste and Form of Doom tentacles. (10 total attacks)
    Since I moved some to make room, assuming Eilyra isn't flanking with me. +2 to attack if I'm wrong.

    Crit on 19+) for fist, Nat 20 for tentacles.

    Fist1: (1d20+28)[35] (+15 BAB, +13 STR, +4 Magic, +1 Focus, +1 Haste, -1 Size, -5 temple)
    damage: (6d8+17)[45] Bludgeon + roll]1d6[/roll] Electric. (+13 STR, +4 Weapon) Specials: Adamantine, Good

    Fist2: (1d20+28)[33]
    damage: (6d8+17)[38] Bludgeon + roll]1d6[/roll] Electric

    Fist3: (1d20+28)[46]
    damage: (6d8+17)[39] Bludgeon + roll]1d6[/roll] Electric

    Fist4: (1d20+28)[45]
    damage: (6d8+17)[44] Bludgeon + roll]1d6[/roll] Electric

    Fist5: (1d20+23)[30]
    damage: (6d8+17)[46] Bludgeon + roll]1d6[/roll] Electric

    Fist6: (1d20+18)[25]
    damage: (6d8+17)[48] Bludgeon + roll]1d6[/roll] Electric

    Tentacle1: (1d20+23)[39]
    damage: (2d8+6)[17] Bludgeon

    Tentacle2: (1d20+23)[37]
    damage: (2d8+6)[12] Bludgeon

    Tentacle3: (1d20+23)[40]
    damage: (2d8+6)[21] Bludgeon

    Tentacle4: (1d20+23)[39]
    damage: (2d8+6)[16] Bludgeon
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    Troll in the Playground
     
    Imp

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    This is the Astral Plane, so you can Quicken one spell/round, no DMM needed

    Knowledge (the Planes) DC Result on the rock-thing:
    18 This strange, rocky creature is obviously an elemental. This result reveals all elemental traits and the earth subtype.


    OOC: Black Cyst Fort vs disintegrate damage DC 28 (1d20+25)[29]

    Incredibly, neither Taric nor Avakuss, despite their attacks being both numerous and expertly aimed, manage to land a telling blow against the strangely strong natural armor of the troll-like monster. (OOC: AC 55)

    Center-of-All takes note of that and tries a different tactic. Stepping forward beside Avakuss, he blasts away at the beast with cones of cold aimed to the front and side so as to avoid hitting any allies.

    OOC:
    (1d20+14)[28] vs SR 30; damage (15d6)[55]; troll Reflex (1d20+9)[29] vs DC 23
    (1d20+14)[22] vs SR 30; damage (15d6)[58]; troll Reflex (1d20+9)[13] vs DC 23 (swift)

    Falling under Ash's sway, the strange stony elemental attacks the troll-creature:
    Attack [roll]1d20+30)[/roll], damage (2d6+11)[21] + [/roll]1d6[/roll] cold
    Attack [roll]1d20+30)[/roll], damage (2d6+11)[18] + [/roll]1d6[/roll] cold
    Attack [roll]1d20+30)[/roll], damage (2d6+11)[20] + [/roll]1d6[/roll] cold

    The unnatural troll-like monster shouts in frustration, the sound coming from the mouths on its tentacles. It quickly casts blur on itself (20% miss chance; swift action).

    Surrounded by foes, the monster lashes out in all directions!
    Attack (1d20+35)[36], damage (2d8+17)[28]; grapple (1d20+40)[53] vs Avakuss
    Attack (1d20+35)[42], damage (2d8+17)[27]; grapple (1d20+40)[46] vs Center
    Attack (1d20+35)[49], damage (2d8+17)[27]; grapple (1d20+40)[60] vs elemental
    Attack (1d20+35)[55], damage (2d8+17)[30]; grapple (1d20+40)[47] vs Eilyra
    Attack (1d20+35)[40], damage (2d8+17)[31]; grapple (1d20+40)[41] vs Taric

    OOC: Cold damage (1d6)[1] Avakuss, (1d6)[4] Center, (1d6)[3] Ash

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    Code:
    AA = Avakuss
    AA
    
    C = Center
    H = Ash (purple robe)
    E = Eilyra (10' torch, purple robe)
    T = Taric (purple robe)
    
    RR
    RR = Black Rock Triskelion
    
    PP
    PP = glowing circle + Psuedonatural Troll
    
    BB
    BB = Black Cyst (down)
    
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    XXXXXX..................BB..XXXXXX
    XXXX....................BB....XXXX
    XXX........................TE..XXX
    XX........................RRPP..XX
    X.........................RRPP...X
    XX.........................AAC..XX
    XXX........................AAH.XXX
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    Troll in the Playground
     
    Imp

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    Falling under Ash's sway, the strange stony elemental attacks the troll-creature:
    Attack (1d20+30)[34], damage (2d6+11)[21] + (1d6)[6] cold
    Attack (1d20+30)[39], damage (2d6+11)[18] + (1d6)[3] cold
    Attack (1d20+30)[44], damage (2d6+11)[20] + (1d6)[2] cold

    Crit confirm vs Eilyra (1d20+35)[49]
    The creature is not affected by the miss chance that applies to attacks against a concealed target.

  26. - Top - End - #656
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Imp

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    Extra damage (2d8+17)[20]

  27. - Top - End - #657
    Colossus in the Playground
     
    GreenSorcererElf

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    Just Eilyra moves to flank the troll, it lashes out wildly, leaving her unable to evade due do her momentum. With the fist of the presumably mighty troll lashing towards her, she... flickers as she casts a defensive spell, Greater Mirror Image, almost by instinct.
    Instead of one Eilyra, there are nine Eilyras.
    Well, eight, after the fist passes through one and disperses, although it quickly re-forms as she prepares to fight this creature. That was too close. Whatever stitched this thing together knew what it was doing. Taking a brief moment to recover from her immediate casting, she quickly gestures and chants, conjuring a sticky glittery coating to cover the troll before she has a chance to speak.
    "Target the mind. Trolls are doughty, but are not strong willed, although this one is quite resistant to magic."
    She also gives the troll a solid kick in an effort to distract it for Taric to take advantage of(+2 to Taric's next attack)
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    It has a fort of +16, but a will of +8.
    SR 30


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    Casting Glitterdust.
    DC 24 will save, or be affected by glitterdust(While the blind 50% miss chance might not apply, -9 to AC is still a pretty solid debuff) Spell Resistance need not apply.
    Aid Another(Taric) to give him a +2 bonus on his next attack.(BAB of 17, so she makes the DC 10, even with her strength modifier of -1, and the -5 penalty)

    Status:
    AC 50
    HP 299
    Greater Mirror Image(8 images)
    Arcane Sight
    Elemental body(Crit immunity, fly speed)
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  28. - Top - End - #658
    Titan in the Playground
     
    BlueWizardGirl

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    Ash

    Ash sends first to the rock elemental thing.

    *Thank you for defending me! I feel safer already! But I'm especially afraid that that black tentacle thing over there will come back and try to get me. Could you go hit it as hard and as often as you can?*

    She turns to respond mentally to Eilyra's suggestion.

    *I can follow up with fire, but first I'll see if I can slow it down.*

    Turning to the possibly-blind troll, she weaves another quick spell, drifts a bit further back out of its reach, and then conjures black flames into her palm.

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    Swift action: Casting a quickened Slow on the troll and the Black Cyst. Once again, adding Sudden Insight to overcome SR, if applicable: (1d20+15)[20] plus (1d6)[5]. Will DC 26 negates.

    Free action: 5' step south.

    Standard action: Casts Darkfire.
    "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut

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