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Avoiding a Watery Death
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:58:30 AM »
To start, experience:

Kasai - for surviving - 750xp

Chase - for playing the role of unseen healer - 2000xp

Sas - for playing hide and seek on the ethereal plane - 1600xp

Rin - for flaming sword and flaming self - 1450xp

Nathan - for bearly surviving the assassination - 2000xp

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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 01:03:57 AM »
It is the 7th day of the 10th month of 788.
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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 01:23:18 AM »
Once she is confident everyone is okay and the threat is gone, Beverly asks, "What happened?"

By this time, constables have arrived and marked off the area as large groups have gathered.  They allow Beverly to talk to you without interruption.
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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 06:36:12 AM »
“The building issssss on fire.”

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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 09:17:13 AM »
“The building issssss on fire.”

Fire brigades are quick to take care of that.  It does raise questions about how water elementals started a fire.
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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 10:59:10 AM »

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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2018, 12:59:02 PM »
For the next two weeks, lets keep this as the in game thread about the attack and aftermath and continue to use the other thread for ship construction questions and crew interviews.
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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2018, 01:19:56 PM »
Beverly also says, "I have put up several spells and scanned the area, there is nothing else dangerous nearby."
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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 01:20:46 PM »
Since Valdis is present for a lot of this time, I will award xp for a recap of for him.
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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 02:42:18 PM »
At some point, likely before the attack (just been 2 years since we played so I forgot) but definitely after, I talk to the new high cleric about the dangers to the faith and go into to detail about the forces attacking us and how he might be able to help. 

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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 02:53:29 PM »
At some point, likely before the attack (just been 2 years since we played so I forgot) but definitely after, I talk to the new high cleric about the dangers to the faith and go into to detail about the forces attacking us and how he might be able to help.

Listur Fulmolten listens intently.  "I know of Olhydra; a princess of elemental evil she is called."  After some research, "Dagon is an abyssal lord, shouldn't be a power here with the ban on the abyss.  A consort of sorts..." He chuckles, "of Olhydra"

"They are threats to Lakius, and likely worst representatives to the power of water than our Lord.  We should eliminate them while they have no protections from the Counsil."
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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 03:00:11 PM »
Recap:

The main officers from the previous crew spent time preparing the new ship and spending their newly earned gold. 

Nathan made an arrangement with a Mystic Theurge from Iott to be the new high cleric of the floating island.

We were about 1 month out from the new ship being ready to set sail when we found out we were no longer needed as part of the corsair fleet.  We decided we'd hunt pirates and go treasure hunting while we keep an eye on the enemies of Lakius.  Nathan and Rinn decided to front the money to pay an elite crew for 2 years.  Natsu offered to be a corporate sponsor of our ship and her crew, but Nathan declined the offer.

We decided to hold interviews for crew and rented a warehouse on one of the larger delivery docks.  The first day brought hundreds of people into the mix and we weeded out many under skilled or generally unsavory candidates.  Nathan posted flyers with requirements for officers and the rest of us helped screen peoples' abilities and casting levels.

It was either the end of the first or the second day of interviewing when we sent the last of the candidates out of the warehouse.  The room suddenly went dark and the doors shut.  The warehouse starting filling with water and shortly after we were assaulted by water elementals.  After Nathan used magic to rid the warehouse of extra water, three shadowy watery figures appeared.  By the time we caught our bearings, the group had been slam attacked and grappled in watery vice grips.  We were reeling and hurt badly.  Most of us were knocked unconscious or reduced to minimal HP in a matter of 2 rounds. 

Eventually, Nathan was able to control one of the elemental assassins and manipulate it long enough to polymorph into a polar bear.  Chase used the vanishing ability on his new armor to disappear and sneak around the warehouse healing everyone.  Rinn fought with magically enhanced flame weapons and Sas used spirits to make grapple attempts.  Kasai was knocked out pretty quickly.  Once revived, he snuck out of the warehouse and called for help.

We were barely putting a dent into the assassins.  It quickly became apparent that most of our combat prowess was ineffective against them because they had significant damage reduction and they were healing as fast as we were damaging them.   

Eventually we forced one out of the warehouse where Valdis engaged it in combat.  Other crew members eventually joined the fight and fought to a standstill. 

After a while, Kasai was able to wrangle up some help and Beverly came to the rescue.  Nathan's knowledge of elemental forces determined that they were agents of Lakius' enemies.  Right now, we're licking our wounds and speaking to the constables about the incident. 

Chase and Kasai would like to personally thank Natsu's Emporium for their contribution to this fight.  If it weren't for the nifty magic items they spent a fortune on, we may all be dead right now.  A party-wide annihilation seemed inevitable at one point, so we're lucky to be alive.         


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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2018, 03:09:44 PM »
Recap:

The main officers from the previous crew spent time preparing the new ship and spending their newly earned gold. 

Nathan made an arrangement with a Mystic Theurge from Iott to be the new high cleric of the floating island.

We were about 1 month out from the new ship being ready to set sail when we found out we were no longer needed as part of the corsair fleet.  We decided we'd hunt pirates and go treasure hunting while we keep an eye on the enemies of Lakius.  Nathan and Rinn decided to front the money to pay an elite crew for 2 years.  Natsu offered to be a corporate sponsor of our ship and her crew, but Nathan declined the offer.

We decided to hold interviews for crew and rented a warehouse on one of the larger delivery docks.  The first day brought hundreds of people into the mix and we weeded out many under skilled or generally unsavory candidates.  Nathan posted flyers with requirements for officers and the rest of us helped screen peoples' abilities and casting levels.

It was either the end of the first or the second day of interviewing when we sent the last of the candidates out of the warehouse.  The room suddenly went dark and the doors shut.  The warehouse starting filling with water and shortly after we were assaulted by water elementals.  After Nathan used magic to rid the warehouse of extra water, three shadowy watery figures appeared.  By the time we caught our bearings, the group had been slam attacked and grappled in watery vice grips.  We were reeling and hurt badly.  Most of us were knocked unconscious or reduced to minimal HP in a matter of 2 rounds. 

Eventually, Nathan was able to control one of the elemental assassins and manipulate it long enough to polymorph into a polar bear.  Chase used the vanishing ability on his new armor to disappear and sneak around the warehouse healing everyone.  Rinn fought with magically enhanced flame weapons and Sas used spirits to make grapple attempts.  Kasai was knocked out pretty quickly.  Once revived, he snuck out of the warehouse and called for help.

We were barely putting a dent into the assassins.  It quickly became apparent that most of our combat prowess was ineffective against them because they had significant damage reduction and they were healing as fast as we were damaging them.   

Eventually we forced one out of the warehouse where Valdis engaged it in combat.  Other crew members eventually joined the fight and fought to a standstill. 

After a while, Kasai was able to wrangle up some help and Beverly came to the rescue.  Nathan's knowledge of elemental forces determined that they were agents of Lakius' enemies.  Right now, we're licking our wounds and speaking to the constables about the incident. 

Chase and Kasai would like to personally thank Natsu's Emporium for their contribution to this fight.  If it weren't for the nifty magic items they spent a fortune on, we may all be dead right now.  A party-wide annihilation seemed inevitable at one point, so we're lucky to be alive.         
Bumping in case people missed the recap or anyone has anything to add.

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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2018, 04:20:51 PM »
Bumping in case people missed the recap or anyone has anything to add.


We need to find out who attacked us, and what we can do about it.  Running into creatures such as those on the open water would be... much more painful. 

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Re: Avoiding a Watery Death
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2018, 11:05:23 AM »

We need to find out who attacked us, and what we can do about it.  Running into creatures such as those on the open water would be... much more painful.

Between Could and Beverly, the type is easy to know.  They who; according to Beverly is almost certainly Olhydra, Dagon, and /or their agents.
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