The third largest city in Varisia, Riddleport is also the most notorious. It is here that the machinations of an ancient race, once again boil up out of the Darklands and into the light. The sinister plots of the subterranean underwriters manifest!
Iscarel, you round the corner and are startled so as there is a young gang member, peering around the corner. You can see sheer horror on his face as he watches the fight. However, he obviously startled you as you rounded the corner and sent your arrow awry. However, you are both now aware of each other and it's his turn to act.
He fearfully pulls a dart from his padded ragged jerkin slits and throws it.
This boy is obviously not well trained in his weaponry. His poor choice of weapon and his distance from you almost assured a miss. Having dug around to retrieve the dart as a novice would, he now stands scared awaiting your retribution.
The boss Badeye reveals himself. He steps out into the open from around the corner but allows his allies to make a front line for him to stand behind. Tippy is about to get flanked as more gang members are revealed as they move from around the corner and tactically position themselves.
Badeye laughs in his very deep manner as he watches the melee.
"Get in there Rasper. Earn your keep."
Pauper's Hand Shortsword vs Marcus AC16
still -2AC due to Charge tiil you act.
Attack 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (16) + 5 = 21 Damage 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (5) + 2 = 7
Pauper's Hand Shortsword vs Tam AC16
still -2AC due to Charge tiil you act.
Attack 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (11) + 5 = 16 Damage 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 = 3
Seeing Tam struggling and needing to thin the number's of their enemies Marcus attempts to fight on 2 fronts. He 5 ft steps to the left in order to flank with Tippy. Then he stabs at the flanked enemy with his Scimitar
TWF Scimitar Flanking PA FE1d20 + 5 + 2 - 1 + 2 ⇒ (12) + 5 + 2 - 1 + 2 = 20 1 hand PA FE Damage, Sacred Avenger1d6 + 4 + 2 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (2) + 4 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 11
and lashes out at the foe to the east with his Cestus
TWF PA Offhand FE1d20 + 5 - 1 + 2 ⇒ (15) + 5 - 1 + 2 = 21 Damage1d4 + 2 + 2 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 + 2 + 2 = 7
Apollo staying on his Master's heel steps to occupy Marcus's previous square and attacks the first Bandit
Bite1d20 + 3 ⇒ (9) + 3 = 12+Trip
Damage1d6 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 3 = 4
Marcus, should your OH be +4 when TWF? It is not MW is it? OH Weapon PA damage is halved too.
Two more attacks and two more hits. What an amazing melee combatant this man is. It's almost unbelievable how accurate this ranger strikes and maims humans. Is it evil to be so well practiced in dispatching your own kind? This man sees no argument.
Not quite surrounded but soon you very well may be, it really shouldn't be for long though with the punishment Marcus is dealing out to these pricks. Marcus moves to give you an advantage over your original target. With blood quickly pooling at the mans feet, he struggles to remain standing. He is on his last leg.
Tam stabs at the thug in front of him with his rapier and steps back... brave yes, but not foolhardy... he is too wounded to hold the line. But he will make one last stab to provide as much assistance as he can before backing off.
Marcus makes a Retaliatory strike against the Hand who just hit.him.
TWF PA, FE1d20 + 5 - 1 + 2 ⇒ (12) + 5 - 1 + 2 = 18 Damage, PA, FE, Trait1d6 + 4 + 2 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 4 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 10
Apollo misses but the distraction allows the scimitar to hit home.
He then 5ft steps to DL46 to put Tippy within a step of a Flank as Marcus attempts to kill the bandit in DK46.
Offhand Cestus PA, FE1d20 + 4 - 1 + 2 ⇒ (12) + 4 - 1 + 2 = 17 Damage PA, FE, Trait1d4 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 2 + 1 + 2 + 1 = 10
Waife is it cool if Marcus delays on all his turns to let Apollo go first when the dog is in 'Guard' mode? The idea is Marcus uses the dog as a bodyguard to harry/trip his opponent before Marcus attacks? This is because Handle Animal states in Guard mode, the dog auto attacks whomever hit Marcus last round. Marcus would know this
Whoops! It seems in my haste, I forgot to mention that it's his CL 3 potion of vanish he drank. That's why he vanishes. Sorry, I wanted to get the post in before you checked in so as not to hold things up. Guess that failed.
Tam musters his strength and courage and now that the party seemed to have taken the advantage, he returned to press aswell. His courage is repaid with a finishing strike upon the foe who had injured him so.