Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Session 43 - The Enemy of my Enemy is Blown to Smithereens.

If anyone wants to run something of their own on the 15th you pretty much have everyone's emails here.

I kinda forgot the main limitation of Necromancers, in that you have to inhale Last Breath to actually give your orders to the Dead. 
Each "dose" of Last Breath lasts ten minutes, so you can usually order them about after Subjugating them no problem. When it runs out they'll generally follow the last orders you gave them, albeit interpreting them in a destructive, violent and/or spooky manner. You can, of course, give more orders to your minions if you gulp down some more Last Breath.
The other limitation is they can't cross running water without a particular spell. Oops.

This week contained MUCH TRAVEL, interrupted frequently by the dead.
To Punchfist's chagrin, it was discovered that Ceres the Elf had once again run off with last session's most valuable loot.
Her anger was cut short by a horde of undead besieging the town, led by a mysterious Necromancery-looking fellow.
They repelled the horde almost single handedly via a simple yet effective plan that hinged upon Dexter's ability to steal control of the Undead and a barrel of high explosives.
Then they travelled to their usual safe sleeping place of Sayzel's Meadow and found that it's kinda crazy lately since a lady and her tentacle beast moved in to feed everyone.
They skipped out of town, stealing a storybook involving Baba Yaga as they did so, and were repelled from the next city by further undead. Aurora tried to turn and shoot at them and nearly got mauled to death for her trouble.
Finally they've headed to Fortress City Fate, the capital, for various reasons mostly involving the national library.
All the while, Aurora's player discovered she could buy a pony and a labradoodle and a raft and other such wonders.

Time for me to make up some new content for the Fortress City itself, I guess. See you in two weeks time!

Session 43 - The Enemy of my Enemy is Blown to Smithereens.

Campaign date:
Thursday, August 4th, 1549
Moon phase: Waning Gibbous
Zodiac: Cancer

New Characters:
- Jack, a Cleric of the God of Light and former sewerhand.

Enemies defeated:
- 82 mixed undead - exploded by huge bomb containing 600cp of shrapnel (820 exp)
- 12 skeletons - subjugated (120 exp)
- 1 ghoul - punched super hard in the face (50 exp)
Total: 1040 exp

Treasure and Equipment:
- Mix of 7 shortbows and light crossbows, stolen from those who need them (175 exp)
- Piece of map of local dungeon or module (0 exp)
- Box containing shrivelled human hand (100 exp)
- Bear puppet (0 exp)
- Two identical, intricately carved beads. (50 exp)
- Several opalescent kidney stones. (0 exp)
- Aurora bought a variety of things which I will not list here.
- Balthizar bought the basic equipment for his prospective mining business (mule and cart, chiefly).
Total: 325 exp

- 150 miles of travel (500 exp)
- 3 randoms encountered (60 exp)
- First party to reach the generic town of Dotvar (100 exp)
- First party to reach Drist, City of Necromancers (500 exp)
- First party to reach Fortress City Fate, Capital of Loegria and Castle of the Fated King (1000 exp)
Total: 2160 exp

- Let slave from dungeon free (50 exp)
- Defended Moondin from undead assault via large explosion (50 exp)
- Robbed town while townsfolk were distracted (50 exp)
- Saw a strange elfin creature in the woods who fled at your sight (50 exp)
- Met the Provider and her Creature, took a heap of their food and sweets (50 exp)
- Spoke to the town library's reference tome, found a book on Baba Yaga (50 exp)
- Learnt of Baba Yaga's ritual from a storybook (50 exp)
- Met a gang of goblins, gave them heaps of "useless" food and candy (50 exp)
- Adopted a stray child named Edmund, named him "Ed". (50 exp)
- Reached Drist and fled from it. pursued by the Dead. (50 exp)
- Finally reached Fortress City Fate via riverboat (50 exp)
- Balls to the Wall bonus (50 exp)
- Brutal Kill bonus (50 exp)
- Fame Increase bonus (50 exp)
- Leave a (wo)Man Behind bonus (50 exp)
- Long Deliberation bonus (50 exp)
- Noblebright bonus (50 exp)
- Michael Bay bonus (50 exp)
- Why Did You Eat That bonus (50 exp)
- Failed Saving Throw bonus (Fungonius - 100 exp)
- Near Death Experience bonus (Aurora - 100exp)
Total: 950 exp + bonus

Quests and Rumours:
- Baba Yaga's ritual: "Every solstice, Baba Yaga finds the naughtiest child in all the land and steals them away. 
She spikes them to an egg-shaped rock in the dark forest through the hands and feet and heart, but she does not let them die. 
Then she cuts off the naughty child's arms and legs off at the shoulder and thigh, but she does not let them die.
Then she cuts out a hole around their heart like she's coring an apple and lets the body slide off, leaving the child's arms and legs and heart to hang on the grey rock and drench it with rich, red blood.
Then she eats the naughty child for her supper. Yum yum!"
- "There are men in the southern woods who wield fell magic through signs carved upon their hands."
- "Moldus Vane has fled Moondin upon the back of a great beast, though none know his destination."
- "The mold sickness can be forestalled by chewing willow bark and rowan leaf."
- "There was a whole vile village of hobbits parading through the woods the other day, I shudder to think where they've gone."
- "The elves kill everything, man woman and child, within the forest."
- "Pirates plague our southern shores. Word is the King will grant the whole of Guernsey to the crew of any ship that stops them for good."

Death Toll and Injuries:
- Aurora: permanent -1 Constitution due to ghoul-induced injury

Exp Totals:
Renzo / Mushroom Lover, Level 4 Elf (Alpdrucke): 23329 (Level up at 24000)
Dominic / Fungonius, Level 4 Cleric: 10616 (Level up at 14000)
Clay / Punchfist Van Hit, Level 2 Muscle Wizard: 3142 (Level up at 4500)
Kyle / Balthizar the Name Unconfirmed Scottish Dwarf, Level 2 Dwarf: 3092 (Level up at 4400)
Pedro / Dexter, Level 1 Necromancer: 1221 (Level up at 2250)
Mariana / Aurora, Level 1 Cleric: 1646 (Level up at 1750)
Leo / Jack, Level 1 Cleric: 640 (Level up at 1750)


Absent or Retired:
Sophia / Ceres, Level 1 Elf (Hollowback Ylfen): 1487 (Level up at 3000)
Alex / Tick, Level 1 Goblin: 731 (Level up at 2000)
Oliver / Pip, Level 1 Halfling: 731 (Level up at 2000)
Ej / Matilda, Level 2 Specialist: 1839 (Level up at 3000)
Sev / Brad the Stabbinator, Level 1 Fighter: 1871 (Level up at 2000)
Harry / Reg, Level 1 Dwarf: 150 (Level up at 2200)
Mike / Lootle Halfstack, Level 1 Specialist: 715 (Level up at 1500)
Aaron / Maura, Level 1 Halfling: 1637 (Level up at 2000)
Matt / Sheik, Level 1 Barbarian: 767 (Level up at 2000)
Shaun / Nagash, Level 1 Necromancer: 817 (Level up at 2250)
rhhjdghjdshgjbleeeh / Elric, Level 1 Cleric: 817 (Level up at 1750)
Michael / Mist Urmun, Level 4 Magic User: 12881 (Level up at 18000)
Pawel / Devein, Level 1 Dwarf: 1160 (Level up at 2200)
Liisa / Peggy Pigrider, Level 4 Dwarf: 13395 (Level up at 17600)
-- Mr Burg, Level 1 Fighter: 655 (Level up at 2000)
Marco / Sauron, Level 1 Necromancer: 1530 (Level up at 2250)
Tom / NWA Chuck Langley, Level 1 Cleric: 951 (Level up at 1750)
Ros / Rhea, Level 1 Elf (Capriped): 850 (Level up at 3000)
John / Level 1 Magic-User: 1500 (Level up at 2000)
Dana / Bingo, Level 1 Muscle Wizard: 1461(Level up at 2250)
Chris / Crocell, Level 4 Halfling: 12318 (Level up at 16000)
-- Belial, Level 1 Fighter: 1047 (Level up at 2000)
Michael / Mist Urmun, Level 4 Magic User: 9129 (Level up at 18000)
Renzo / Gastani, Level 2 Barbarian: 3000 (Level up at 4000)
Chris2 / Gadling, Level 3 Specialist (Assassin): 4738 (Level up at 6000)
Joanna / Artemis, Level 2 Specialist (Healer): 2250 (Level up at 3000)
George / Magnus, Level 1 Cleric: 1342 (Level up at 1750)
Lisa / Bella, Level 1 Magic User: 1951 (Level up at 2250)
Jacob / Wizard Khalifa, Level 1 Muscle Wizard: 430 (Level up at 2250)
Marius' Totally-Not-Necromancer, Level 3 Necromancer: 5111 (Level up at 9000)
Nadav / Frog, Level 1 Fighter: 732 (Level up at 2000)
Charlie / Losh, Level 1 Elf (Habberjock): 309 (Level up at 3000)
Jack / Uldric, Level 1 Magic User: 409 (Level up at 2250)
Kate / Khaleesi, Level 1 Muscle Wizard: 37 (Level up at 2250)
Emmi / Lyrel, Level 2 Necromancer: 2891 (Level up at 4500)
--- Schmidt, Level 0 Human

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