Saving the Ballista for a long range counterattack, Wil releases it and draws out his bow and fires at one of the enemy archers. "Choose your targets! HOORAH!"
MA: Draw Bow
SA: Attack with Comp. longbow +1 str 1d20 + 5 + 1 ⇒ (5) + 5 + 1 = 11
-> Damage (if applicable) 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (3) + 1 = 4
As soon as he reaches the top of the mast, Azlain pulls the roped oil-flasks free of his belt. As the other ship passes by he takes a step out onto the crossbeam of the mast, and starts to run...
Acro check to balance on sail crossbeam: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (19) + 7 = 26
Acrobatics to jump from the end of the crossbeam: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (18) + 7 = 25 That's a 25 foot jump. Booyah.
Ok, here goes crazy. Tell me if any part of this doesn't seem rules-sound. You said the other ship sits 30 feet up, which is how high our mast is. Azlain is taking a running start down the crossbeam of the sail to leap from N54 to J51 (25 feet) landing near the archer and the cloaked figure. If they're not armed with melee weapons I shouldn't risk AoOs.
Acro check to avoid AoOs: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (19) + 7 = 26
As I start moving when I land I draw the burning sword from it's scabbard enough to use it to light all the oily fuses I've attached to my oil flasks.
Dropping things is a free action and I'll have about 80 feet of movement left in a full sprint.
My plan is to move from J51 where I land to H or I 51, and then diagonally around the back of the catapult to dump about a gallon of burning oil all over it, probably ending up somewhere around F44.
Azlain tosses a brace of oil flasks with fuses at the catapult deck.
1=good;2=dud10d2 ⇒ (1, 2, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 2) = 15
The oil flasks scatter near the catapult splashing some of the ammunition stacked nearby.
The three remaining archers fire at Seltyn reading his scroll and one find an artery in the arm. 13hp physical
confirm?1d20 + 5 ⇒ (12) + 5 = 17dam3d8 + 3 ⇒ (1, 1, 8) + 3 = 13
Two of the cloaked figures rush to the side and attempt to hex Thalas.
Two cloaked figures rush to the rail, one casting, one reads a scroll.
1d3 ⇒ 2 wolverines appear on the deck of the Sprite.
A flaming ball of fire appears and tries to roll over Seltyn
Talon takes 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5physical
Windfavor takes 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5physical
Suny on rope near stern
Azlain on main mast
After Thalas acts, the boats will be at about 120' range.
Ref save: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 11
3 hp. Not good. Is this a flaming sphere, or something else?
Spellcraft: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (9) + 11 = 20
Caster level for summoning spell
Spellcraft: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (16) + 11 = 27
Also, if the wolverines were summoned by an evil creature, they have no effect on Windfavor. I got the spell off.
Who's controlling the sphere?
Perception: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (20) + 4 = 24
So...feeling woozy and all weak in the knees Sunny still smiles at the lass, even as her body trembles.
Climb Check:1d20 + 0 ⇒ (12) + 0 = 12
And manages to at least get part way up the rope.
With the chaos unrolling around him Wil grimaces, Suny looked weakened, Seltyn was under attack and Windfavor was oddly holding out despite being threatened by a Wolverine.
Spellcraft 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (6) + 4 = 10
Spellcraft 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (6) + 4 = 10
Suny are you trying to get back on our ship or theirs still?
Will Save DC 14: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (3) + 10 = 13 fail
Will Save DC 14: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (4) + 10 = 14 pass
Bad dice-roller, bad!
Thalas, suddenly overcome by some magical debilitating effect, is unable to cast his anticipated Divine Favor spell and instead falls back away from the gunwale.
Talon will target the officers or the witch again, assuming that they are alive still. Not sure whether my actions from before have been resolved so putting new ones in.
Arrow 1 attack: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (19) + 5 = 24
Arrow 1 damage: 1d8 + 7 ⇒ (8) + 7 = 15
Arrow 1 attack: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (4) + 5 = 9
Arrow 1 damage: 1d8 + 7 ⇒ (6) + 7 = 13
Talon nails a witch with one shot, even with some protection, the arrow stills hurts badly. Unfortunately the follow up arrow does misses her.
A fire breaks out near the catapult where a stack of catapult ammo was stored. It begins to burn slows and steadily, but with great heat.
Azlain on main mast<---
'Well...in't that a bugger..." She comments mainly to herself as she tries to continue to follow through with the plan...and get some distance between herself and the lady in the water. :P
Climb Check:1d20 + 0 ⇒ (10) + 0 = 10
So, that's enough to get half way again?
Having skipped Suny :-( ......
Seltyn will tell the bannermaiden to get out of there (withdraw). He'll move 5' to Azlain's square (under him), and blast whoever is controlling the flaming sphere, if within 35'.
ranged touch: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (11) + 4 = 15
scorching ray: 4d6 + 2 ⇒ (1, 1, 6, 4) + 2 = 14
If he doesn't know who cast it, he'll cast it at the closest cloaked figure.
message: Kill that one! I could use some healing, too...
I forgot the +1 to hit, so +1 to that roll.
Correction. I think there's a bless still active, so +2?
Suny's lithe, wet body easily fits into the hole on the side of the ship and she comes to a crouch within.
Um...maybe now a description of the space she's in? (^_~)
Time to prepare for fun and mayhem! (^_^)
Move Action - Put Bow Away
AC 24 Vs witch
SA: Fire at the witch on the upper deck that we first saw when the ships passed. +Smite Evil Range 120 feet. 1d20 + 1 + 5 + 3 + 1 ⇒ (20) + 1 + 5 + 3 + 1 = 30
Confirm? 1d20 + 1 + 5 + 3 + 1 ⇒ (2) + 1 + 5 + 3 + 1 = 12
Damage 3d8 + 4 ⇒ (1, 2, 7) + 4 = 14
Crit Damage? 3d8 + 4 ⇒ (8, 6, 6) + 4 = 24
Wil slides his bow back into its case and takes aim with the Ballista aiming at the upper deck where the officers were, especially the foul and ugly witch that had evil eyed them when they had first passed. As he took hold of the Ballista he whispered a small prayer to the Father of elves, to his patron, to guide his strike so it may strike down there enemies and for a moment the Ballista changed ever so slightly to reflect the will of Corellon Larethian.
The flared sides of the crossbow changed shape and took on the colors of his deities bow. A light blue like the reflection of the moon and oddly the ballista moved more easily in his hands as well. Wil had indeed chosen to smite his distant foe, to show the Black Citedel the strength of Elven kind and to free what wretched slaves must be aboard that evil galley. So he aimed at her with ease and as their ship rose on a rolling wave he pulled the trigger and let the massive bolt fly...
Wil's shot fires through a railing and incapacitates a witch. Seltyn's flame scorches another witch causing the flaming sphere to wink out.
Azlain can take a shot -2 for movement
Acrobatics:1d20 + 8 ⇒ (2) + 8 = 10
Edit: Aye, an' them other things as well. Sorry about that.
The wolverines attack Talon and Seltyn
The archers focus fire on Thalas.
Even at the extended range, Thalas takes two arrows for 2d8 ⇒ (5, 8) = 13
The last witch standing thinks about casting, but rushes to help the witch on the high deck bleeding from a nasty ballista bolt through the meaty part of her shoulder.
With the main witch incapacitated, the officer gives the order to shelter on deck. The fire spreads, and the catapult gives one final shot before being abandoned. The last incendiary shot ignites in flight, but falls well short of the Sprite.
Cat shot: 1d20 ⇒ 4
As Seltyn falls to the deck, Thalas feels a strange popping in his ears and hears the rustling of pages and smells the scent of musty-sweet books in an old library. Seltyn is prone but conscious on the deck with a strange book gripped in his hands.
Perception:1d20 + 4 ⇒ (14) + 4 = 18
Fort Save:1d20 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5
1st things first. Are the rowers restrained/chained down?
2nd thing, can Suny attempt a grapple (As an AoO0 on the whip that's hit her?
Grabbing whip:1d20 + 3 ⇒ (9) + 3 = 12
Suny hisses and flinches in pain under the lash of the whip.
Reeling, Thalas takes two arrows and watches with delayed comprehension as wolverines magically appear on deck and viciously maul Seltyn who falls in a spray of arterial blood.
The sudden smell of the books and libraries of his deity bring his attention into focus, as he takes comfort in the attention of Labelas Enorath to call forth his power.
Action: Channel Positive Energy: 2d6 ⇒ (2, 6) = 8
AC 19 Touch 11 Flat 18
In Hands Left - shield, Right - holy symbol
Spells 2nd - 1/3, 1st - 2/4
Channel Positive Energy 4/5
Conditions Bless, Elven Banner, Staggered +2 attack, +2 damage, +2 save vs Fear (10 rounds remaining), Move or Standard Action only per round
After the savage assault of the wolverines, Thalas channels the power of the new elven diety. Wounds begin to close.
Windfavor fires his longbow at the Wolverine that savaged Seltyn.
1d20 + 8 ⇒ (19) + 8 = 271d8 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 1 = 5
The ship is now 200+ feet away.
Fort Save:1d20 + 2 ⇒ (8) + 2 = 10
And with a save like that Sunny's doing nothing more than hissing, grimacing and writhing in pain. She's not breaking out of anything. :(
Seltyn is prone and can act, the wolverines are not going away any time soon.
Azlain on main mast
Wil looks troubled but happy they were thus far triumphant over there enemies, his happiness was short lived though as he counted one of there number was missing. Suny. He turned from the ballista crossing the deck, drawing his bow and putting an arrow in the wolverine attacking Seltyn with brutal efficiency.
MA & SA: Draw and fire @ wolverine1d20 + 2 ⇒ (18) + 2 = 20
-----> Damage 1d8 + 1 + 2 ⇒ (7) + 1 + 2 = 10
"Where is Suny?! Dam&*t! Windfavor we may have out run her please turn about!"
I believe I am still hasted, and forgot to add the bonuses that I should have had previously. My apologies. It is too late to ask for us to go back and recount it. So, my understanding is that we have Suny on the enemy ship in a lot of trouble, as well as some archers on the other boat causing us some trouble. I think some humans are in for a little hurt!
Arrow 1 attack: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (14) + 9 = 23
Arrow 1 damage: 1d8 + 9 ⇒ (4) + 9 = 13
Arrow 2 attack: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (10) + 9 = 19
Arrow 2 damage: 1d8 + 9 ⇒ (3) + 9 = 12
Arrow 3 attack: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (16) + 9 = 25
Arrow 3 damage: 1d8 + 9 ⇒ (7) + 9 = 16
Those shots are aimed for the archers at k47,k49 and k50. Hopefully that will drop the buggers. Would love to use my entangle spell, but that might have to wait till we get on the other boat or something.
Get away, Flambeaux! He orders her further back.
Seltyn can't stand or crawl away without provoking an AoO. That's still better than laying there and taking a full attack at -4 AC.
His sword is drawn, so he'll stand and attack rather than risk losing a spell.
atk: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (10) + 6 = 16
dmg: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (8) + 1 = 9
Talon's arrow incapacitates another archer at the long range. Quite a shot; the other falls short.
Seltyn stands provoking an ineffective attack Wolv: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (4) + 8 = 121d6 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 = 3
Then hits the wolverine with his sword, ending him.
The remaining wolverine goes into a savage rage and targets Thalas. The claws score hits, the bite hits near a vital spot.
+6 to hit3d20 ⇒ (13, 18, 20) = 51
Conf bite1d20 + 6 ⇒ (20) + 6 = 26
Damage2d6 + 2d4 + 16 ⇒ (3, 4) + (1, 3) + 16 = 27
Thalas falls unconscious at -5hp
Windfavor prepares to come about, "Sailing upwind, and having seen my trick already, it may more difficult to avoid the ram. Are we up for it? Somebody put that wolverine down before it finishes Thalas off."
You heard the Admiral, elves. Kill it! Then get Thalas on his feet.
The other one took 3 good hits to put down.
Seltyn is astonished to find he's at full health again. He wants to see what's in the book, but there's a more pressing matter at hand, and an even more pressing matter in the coming rounds.
Do what you need to, Captain. Pull up alongside, if you can. We're going to slaughter them all.
"This is going to be dicey, their catapult will be more accurate in a stern chase."
Windfavor brings the Sprite around and gives chase upwind, with the addition of some sail and some tacking he seems to begin to slowly gain on the retreating ship.
The remaining wolverine seems enraged and ready to fight to the death.