Friday, 3 March 2017

Session 126 - Death Comes For Us All

Things are looking bad. Real bad.
Nowhere to rest. Nowhere to hide. Hunted by the numberless ranks of the hungry dead.
Is this heading towards our first true TPK?

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- Tom draws: Guido

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Tom draws: Lorrick starts a garden

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Henry shits out: whatever this is
Tom defends: "
oh no henry's is outstanding
and deserves a full 100 exp
at least"

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James Ratman scribbles expressionistically: Peril

So I can find it again, table of possible Lulu-turning-up locations next sessions as follows

Roll 1d6:1- Deathfrost courtyard, Lulu nursing a slain Lola in her arms, screaming to the heavens as the barbarians are cut down by crossbows around her 
2 - At the siege tower. Barbarians in doomed battle with zombie horde. 1d10 barbarians can peel off to follow lulu. Lola's fate unknown. 
3- Climbing east mountain face with steely knives gripped between teeth. 1d10 barbarians will survive the skeletal hands that crawl over the top. 
4- Foot of mountain, charging with 1d100 barbarians at her back and Lola by her side 
5 - atop lower curtain wall to the west, as yet unseen due to horde distracting, Lulu ropes up alongside Lola and Lord Gorga himself! 
6- the hand grabbing Jade's arm is... Lulu! Somehow she made it in alone!

Session 126 - Death Comes For Us All

Campaign Date:
Thursday, 19 May, 1550
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent
Zodiac: Taurus

New Characters:
- Kwan Tim, a Specialist from the far east who self-medicates with opium to forestall his skeletal tuberculosis.
- Lorrick Jr, Lorrick's son who turned up just in time to miss his daddy's horrific death.

Enemies Defeated:
- Masses of skeletal hands (100 exp)
- Waves of flesh kites (100 exp)
- Several more hand-swarms (30 exp)
- Several 'armless skeleton couriers (0 exp)
Total: 230 exp

Treasure and Equipment:

- A black hymnal - Book #102 - Duvan'Ku
- A religious text - Book #102 - Duvan'Ku
Total: 0 exp

Exploration:- Explored 4 dungeon areas not seen for some time (80 exp)
Total: 80 exp


- We join the group in media res. Svetnir surveys the area from atop the siege tower, Jade and Zan are having a panic attack in the corner, and the rest are fortifying the lower door. (50 exp)
- Svetnir sees animated hands coming from the east, flesh kits from the west, a rain of crossbow bolts from the north, and a horde of Dead with a Necromancer at the head coming from the south. Fuck! (50 exp)
- Sophia orders her undead army to dig a trench around the tower and guard it from the south. This will, off camera, go on to work rather well. (50 exp)
- Lorrick goes down the gatehouse stairs and emerges into the courtyard, diving into the mud to hide.
- Cranky Jim throws some oil on the wall to stymie the crawling hands and begins sweeping them off. It's effective! They can't climb covered in oil. (50 exp)
- Jade makes Firewater, spits it at the flesh kites drifting in from the west. It creates an opening, and she darts west along the wall to a trapdoor she can see. Coming out of cover exposes her to crossbow fire, but she's ok. (50 exp)
- The trapdoor is locked! On her way back she's swooped by a skin kite, but throws it off towards the rest of the flock to delay them. (50 exp)
- Zan decides the siege tower is indefensible and casts the mighty Protection from Evil 10' Radius! A shining bubble of holy light shines out from Zan's holy symbol - Zea's balls. (50 exp)
- The party leg it across the courtyard, crossbow fire from the skeletons is deflected again and again by the light of the gods! It seems they favour everyone but Svetnir's goblin minions, who both fall dead from lucky shots. (50 exp)
- Reaching the cover of the skull-faced main door, they look behind to see an ant column of skeleton claws and a sky of encroaching skin kites! Lorrick fumbles his different keys into the lock... one works!? (50 exp)
- They pile into the fortress gatehouse. Guido, taking the rear, is crushed when the skull-shaped doorway closes on him!!! "Luckily" it just crushes him on the lower back, so he can still walk on his hands. (50 exp)
- It's pitch dark, so the light runes come on. Scanning around it looks like all the walls and floor have been carved out of dense vegetation somehow frozen into igneous rock. (50 exp)
- A door looms ahead, made from the same black stone with big brass rings set into them. As skeletal  hands begin pouring from murderholes, the party sets their shoulders and pushes! It doesn't budge! (50 exp)
- Jade steps forward to defend and Sophia sucks down a Last Breath, blowing her last Subjugate Dead spell! Her swarms of hands begin wrestling those falling from the ceiling. The door won't open! Shit's getting desperate! (50 exp)
- Lorrick pulls the door open. Forehead slapping ensues. (50 exp)
- Sophia doesn't miss a beat, calling a swarm of hands to carry her forward as the other swarms grapple in the gatehouse. The rest of the party follow and block the door behind them! Hand-based jokes such as "handy" and "nobody to go with" ensue. (50 exp)
- The party find themselves in a strange chapel. Sephulchral. Huge stained glass windows glow with a shimmering pale blue light, like a world underwater. Pews lead up to an altar, upon which is a book and a golden chalice. (50 exp)
- A door to the left has a human face stretched across it! It screams! Sophia commands it to stop and it complies. (50 exp)
- Kwan Tim is here, wreathed in opium smoke. Maybe he was always here. Who can say? He inspects the pews and finds identical Duvan'Ku hymnals, then approaches the altar and grabs the black bible upon it. (50 exp)
- Lorrick, eyes full of avarice, grabs the chalice. It sticks to his hand! And a line of black inkiness starts spreading up his arm. Behind it, his flesh is turning invisible to reveal the bone. (50 exp)
- He turns, exultant! And behind him a huge figure rises. He sees it not at all in time, and an enormous hand grasps him around the middle! One of its fingers slips, wrenching Lorrick's entire lower jaw straight off! Blood explodes over his dangling tongue. (50 exp)
- As the others rush into action to help, the hand crushes Lorrick's skull between thumb and index finger. He smells tulips, his body spasming in the hand that's holding his body tight. A plant bearing cursed fruit bursts from his belly, a symptom of previous chaos, and the fruit spatters rotten to the floor. (50 exp)
- Too late, the others reach the dais. Cranky Jim fires off a crossbow bolt, which does little to hurt the hand, while Svetnir and Jade jump into melee and flail ineffectually amongst the blood and rotten fruit coating the floor. (50 exp)
- Zan steps forward with a Command to FLEE! The hand does so, taking Lorrick's corpse with it, but not before Sophia manages to snatch his Last Breath. The survivors run the fuck away, plowing through the screaming-face door and into oddly organic corridors. (50 exp)
- There's another screaming face door ahead, scream cut short by cutting the face horizontally. Inside, a bunch of armless courier skeletons and a weird south american mummy dude in a huge robe and a crown surveying a mural on a wall! (50 exp)
- Zan retreats a little into the corridors, then smells a horrific smell in the darkness and is attacked by cruel claws! He's fine though somehow and runs back to the group. Behind him... nothing?! (50 exp)
- He casts a Dispel Magic into the room from the safety of the door, knocking out a bunch of courier skeletons (50 exp)
- Jade decides to use a hyperpoison bolt to kill the dude! ...and fumbles... and nearly TPKs everyone. Nearly. (50 exp)
- Kuan-Tim starts drawing a glyph, hoping it'll help versus the mummy man. (50 exp)
- After another (thankfully bloodless) fumble Jade gives up the crossbow for a bad job and runs into the room to attack the guy directly. (50 exp)
- Cranky Jim follows, along with Sophia. As soon as the figure turns around and starts speaking, everyone in the room starts taking damage from a strange chill that seems to emanate from their VERY BONES! (50 exp)
- Jade's gone in to attack, but the mummy starts shanking her with a knife! Shit's getting real, Jade falls back but the cold bursts out from inside her, giving her brutal second-degree cold burns across her flesh. She passes out from the pain. (50 exp)
- Sophia and Cranky Jim pop off crossbow bolts at the mummy as Zan runs in to drag Jade to safety. He shoves one of his dwindling chocolate orange slices into her mouth, stemming the bleeding. (50 exp)
- Cranky Jim tries to wrestly the mummy into position so that Sophia can hyperpoison it, but the shot goes wide again! (50 exp)
- Meanwhile, Kuan-Tim has finally finished drawing the glyph! He blasts it out - dealing damage to Cranky Jim who's caught in the blast but throwing the mummy back! (50 exp)
- Zan cures Jade's wounds (phew!) but can't do anything about the second degree frostbite. The door is slammed and the party book it back towards the chapel. (50 exp)
- Jade pushes the door into the chapel... and a hand grabs her arm!!! What a cliffhanger!!! (50 exp)
Total: 1850 exp

- Antagonist Antagoniser bonus (50 exp)
- Dramatic Escape bonus (50 exp)
- Enmity Inciter bonus (50 exp)
- I Immediately Regret This Decision bonus (50 exp)
- Ludicrous Gore bonus (50 exp)
- Pundemonium bonus (50 exp)
- Ridiculously Bad Rolling bonus (50 exp)
- Split the Party bonus (50 exp)
- Spoopy 
bonus (50 exp)
- This! Is! Sparta! bonus (50 exp)
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong bonus (50 exp)
- Why Did You Touch That bonus (50 exp)- I Know This Place bonus (Zan - 100 exp)
- Art Attack bonus (Jade, Kuan-Tim, Lorrick Jr - 100 exp)
- Attacco D'arte bonus (Jade - 100 exp)
- Artapalooza bonus (Jade - 100 exp)

- Recap Remembrancer bonus (Jade - 100 exp)
- Snackbringer bonus (All - 100 exp ea.)- Death's Witness bonus (All witnesses- 100 exp ea.)
- Near Death Experience bonus (Jade - 100 exp)
- Bonus Lasertag Exp! (Zan - 1000 exp)
Total: 600 exp + bonuses
- you will not be mourned

Death Toll and Injuries:
- Jade, second degree frostbite
- Lorrick, jaw torn off and skull crushed by enormous clay hand


Exp Totals:
Charles / Zan, Spermling of Zea, Level 7 Cleric (Termaxian): 78190 (Level up at 112000)Andy / Cranky Jim, Level 6 Dwarf: 63165 (Level up at 70400)
Kitty / Sophia, Level 6 Necromancer: 61928 (Level up at 72000)-- POWERMAN!, Level 5 POWERFIGHTER: 20551 (Level up at 32000)
-- Guido, Possessed Skull on giant skeleton
Tom / Jade, Level 5 Elf (Languid Wastrel): 36737 (Level up at 48000)
Fraser / Svetnir, Level 4 Goblin: 14952 (Level up at 16000)Henry / Lorrick, Level 3 Magic-User: 8915 (Level up at 9000)*DECEASED*
Henry / Lorrick Jr, Level 2 Magic-User: 5026 (Level up at 9000)
*DING!* +1d4 HP! +1 spell/day! +free spell!
James / Kuan-Tim, Level 1 Specialist: 1068 (Level up at 1500)

Absent or Retired:
Oli / Jack, Level 2 Fighter: 3703 (Level up at 4000)
Henry / Gorund, Level 5 Specialist: 23392 (Level up at 24000)

Charles / Double, Level 1 Halfling: 1975 (Level up at 2000)

Fraser / Greater Fate Shepard's Union, Level 1 The Extras: 1975 (Level up at 2250)
Kyle / Jain Doe, Level 6 Dwarf: 42192 (Level up at 70400)
Richard / Camrick, Level 4 Specialist (Cultist): 9229 (Level up at 12000)
Oli / Lulu Spiderbite, Daughter of Lord Gorga, Level 7 Barbarian: 96053 (Level up at 128000)
Sascha / Deek, Level 1 Specialist (Jack-of-all-Trades): 480 (Level up at 1500)
Warren / Dante, Level 2 Elf (Flitting Gad): 3586 (Level up at 6000)
Fraser / Jumarak, Level 6 Muscle Wizard: 54957 (Level up at 72000)
Dominic / Sir Stabbington Shanks, Level 7 Fighter: 68702 (Level up at 128000)
Tom / Seraph Dawnstride, Level 2 Cleric (Nonanist): 2979 (Level up at 3500)
Anthony / Grunt, Level 3 Barbarian: 5298 (Level up at 8000)
Charlie / Una, Level 2 Specialist (Rogue): 2250 (Level up at 3000)
Tomas / Shiz Nittlebam, Level 2 Magic User: 3877 (Level up at 4500)
Richard / Stonecold, Level 2 Muscle Wizard: 2264 (Level up at 4500)

Owen / Guyphy, Level 1 Elf (Scalbert Gumph): 1245 (Level up at 3000)
Clo / Bamuk, Level 2 Muscle Wizard: 3869 (Level up at 4500)
Will / Walkul the Rogue, Level 1 Specialist: 1301 (Level up at 1500)

Dominic's (?) Retainer
-- Dr Charmington, Level 3 Specialist (Quack): 4821 (Level up at 6000)
Joe / Joe's Necromancer, Level 1 Necromancer: 321 (Level up at 2250)
Steve / Brand Earthhammer, Level 1 Fighter: 395 (Level up at 2000)
Oliver R / Reynard, Level 3 Specialist (Sneak Thief): 4077 (Level up at 6000)
Matteo / Lucifer, Level 1 Necromancer: 933 (Level up at 2250)

Ellie / Ellie's Necromancer, Level 1 Necromancer: 744 (Level up at 2250)
Jerry / Jerry's Next Character, Level 1 ???: 200 (Level up at ???)
Daniel / Nash, Level 1 Fighter: 455 (Level up at 2000)
Sarah / Mana, Level 4 Specialist (Thief): 13447 (Level up at 24000)
Jim / Jim's Fighter, Level 1 Fighter: 241 (Level up at 2000)
Louis / Louis' Next Character, Level 1 ???: 2062 (Level up at ???)
Oliver R / Osar, Level 2 Specialist (Dabbler): 661 (Level up at 3000)
Charlie / Le Chaz III, Level 1 Cleric: 670 (Level up at 1750)
David / Theras, Level 5 Specialist (Assassin): 13422 (Level up at 24000)
Mariana / Joe Joe, Level 5 Halfling: 28949 (Level up at 32000)
Dana / Bingo Augustus, Level 5 Muscle Wizard: 19863 (Level up at 36000)
James / Quarion, Level 3 Elf (Gremling): 7947 (Level up at 12000)
Gary / Skirr Abderian, Level 1 Specialist (Thief): 416 (Level up at 1500)
Mariana / Aurora, Level 3 Cleric: 4018 (Level up at 7000)
Wai / Mogwi Stitch-Up, Level 2 Specialist: 2715 (Level up at 3000)
Sam / Lucados Orbrus, Level 2 Fighter: 3000 (Level up at 4000)
Clay / Carthas, Level 1 Fighter: 371 (Level up at 2000)
John / West, Level 1 Cleric: 521 (Level up at 1750)
Hayley / Bob, Level 2 Dwarf: 2999 (Level up at 4400)
Niall / Roht, Level 1 Muscle Wizard: 722 (Level up at 2250)
??? / Unnamed Cleric of the Garden God, Level 1 Cleric: 0 (Level up at 1750)
Florent / Sir Arthur, Level 1 Fighter: 186 (Level up at 2000)
Jamie / Alden, Level 1 Magic-User: 186 (Level up at 2250)
Ben / Thant, Level 1 Cleric: 186 (Level up at 1750)
Mike / Arran Folynn, Level 1 Specialist (Rogue): 186 (Level up at 1500)
Alex / Arhnin, Level 1 Elf (Hollowback Ylfen): 1518 (Level up at 3000)
Daniel / Davrak, Level 1 Magic User: 976 (Level up at 2250)
Nuno / Temperion, Level 1 Magic User: 742 (Level up at 2250)
Leo / Leo, Level 4 Cleric: 11102 (Level up at 14000)
Liisa / Peggy Pigrider, Level 5 Dwarf: 19420 (Level up at 35200)
-- Mr Pig, Level 1 Porcine.
Aron / Alphonse the Gentleman Barbarian, Level 1 Barbarian: 1184 (Level up at 2000)
Nimrod / U, Level 2 Specialist (Monk): 2250 (Level up at 3000)
Renzo / (Renzo's next character), Level 2 ???: 3462 (Level up at ???)
Clay / Svalborg, Level 2 Goblin: 2204 (Level up at 4000)
-- Tzani Spillios, Level 0 Scholar
Thomas / Tobias, Level 2 Cleric: 2204 (Level up at 3500)
Josh / Larry, Level 1 Elf (Galumfy Dotard): 383 (Level up at 3000)
Davide / Golden Junk, Level 1 Elf (Misergeist): 1971 (Level up at 3000)
Pedro / Dexter, Level 1 Necromancer: 1460 (Level up at 2250)
Mark / Marley, Level 2 Specialist: 2850 (Level up at 3000)
Rita / Arwen, Level 1 Elf (Sloomit Waghorn): 643 (Level up at 3000)
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)
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)
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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