Gyldyr says, "let me take a crack at the spiders, as long as they arent ridden by goblins, I should be able to negotiate, we will need something to negotiate with; I suggest you capture a few of those sleeping upstairs or down in the tower to use to buy us passage"
Harold says "I have never been bothered by spiders here, Master, I have seen them, but they dont attack me. There is not safer way."
Desidera looked about the room and to the conversation with a slight bit of apprehension. Part of her wanted to go charging through there, just to reach that shaft of sunlight, while the rest of her knew how suicidal an idea that really was. So, torn and completely uncertain about how to advance, she leaned against Sunset, having been more or less put through the wringer. It did not help that they were still towing Koridur's body with them, and she almost sniffled, then remembered that they were supposed to be quiet(ish) here.
they do not hate or love and rarely fear though they feel more self preservation than such as giant ants and others of horde mentality; spiders tend to be individualistic and about the need of the moment and oppurtinity. Do not think of them as a group; but rather individuals working in the same location; so is one flees; do not expect it of the others. Spiders do not consume their prey immediantly; but rather store then and drain a little at a time until nothing remains but a dried husk, so they could have several captives already which may or may not be of interest. Some of the more intelligent may use magic items or tools, but I doubt these are those kind. Some are hunters, but those are found singly or rather; they find you. If there are several here; it means they are territorial and very boundary oriented; also, there is a easily accecible food supply; so if they are capturing large numbers, it means their eggs will soon hatch young; they young can be very impressionable and make good pets or to some; mounts. Their bodies are armored and typically they have powerful limbs and jaws; many use poisons of various strengths and nearly all have spinnerets to make a strong ropey silken wrap or cord prised by many in the underworld. They can feel the vibrations of your footsteps and that of your breath; so it takes great skill to approach one stealthily. A spider a mans size is 8 times stronger than a man, I have seen spiders carry 4 men at a time and such a spider would have twin fangs the size of daggers. Sometimes Abyssal forces create new magical breeds and it is said that one Demon Prince uses one very powerful spider to retrieve those who displease the Prince from the mortal world. I believe these spiders to be somewhat ordinary as they do not rule here, as of yet. Forest goblins commonly work with spiders of the goblinoids. We have not yet seen any forest goblins.
"Maybe ye should, y'know, take off yer shoes? Help ye grip th' rungs a tad better?" She suggests quietly to her friend as Sunset waits her turn at descending the shaft, lifting and wiggling a barefoot her-self to show what she means.
There was a pause of a few seconds as Desidera considered her friend's words. Sure, she had gone barefoot in the fields and on the grasses, but these were stone and true, her sandals were hard.. Nodding her assent, she set to undoing the straps on her sandals as quietly as she could, before stowing them in her pack. Her toes felt odd on the stone of the floor, but she supposed it was no different than crossing the courtyard stones of her home.. Tentavely, she essayed a smile and wiggled a foot at Sunset in return.
ok; so I gather Gloisel is entering the pit of despair first and is doing down the ladder of doom; waht to add any particulars; or I will assume your just going down and looking around and Eylsdyne following.
Kurg: "We could tie a rope ta Gloisil ta pull im back n sheet ifn da buggers grap im"
Elysdyne: "hmm, might mess up his casting, us pullin on him and them, that can't be a good scenario"
Kurg: "a what"
Elysdyne: "A plan"
Kurg thinks: "We could paint him red"
Elydyne: "what would that do"
Kurg: "red is fast color"
Kurg: "so he could run fast and not get buggered by dem spiders"
Elsydne: "We dont know where he would run" said with emphazized patience
Ponder..."We could poisin im"
alarmed Elsdyne "Poison who?"
"Gloisil" says Kurg "so he taste bad ta spiders, no worries Human, everybody know dwarf and gnome immune ta poison; dey got big badda booom stomach and eat poison all da time n sheet"
Kurg: "yea, ss'true; der best beer, Bugmans XXX; three X, big poison fur sure; make yer knees wobbbie and temsornary blindness n everything"
Elsydne: "do you have some?"
Kurg: "do you think they make it from real bugs, maybe der is spider poison in it; dats why da spiders are here! the brewery must be close..."
Eylsdyne rolls his yes and mouths to Gloisil silently "Please, go quickly before our master tactician decides to float you down the hole"
As Gloisil starts to descend the ladder, he listens to Kurg and Elsydyne's conversation. He looks up a one point and with a somewhat worried look on his face, looks toward Elsydne and shakes his head, indicating either "No", or merely his unbelief at the suggestions coming from Kurg, or both.
Gloisil continues down the ladder watching for any movement towards him, his wand clutched in one hand as best as he can as he descends.
Desidera took her time with the ladder, since she had learned once the hard way about haste and heights. Thankfully at the time, it was just a jug of water, but just the same. The stakes here were worse.
Taking 10 on Climb: 10
"Y'know? Now whut I be thinkin' about it. Yer climbin' would go awful lot easier if'n ye weren't wearin' them skirts an' silks an' stuffs..." Sunset comments absently, even as she points out where Desidera should be putting her feet as they descend.
This ladder is very sturdy; as dwarves arent known for dexterity, but elves certainly are, even so, Sunset still has some slipping and sliding; the party isnt sure if she is really having trouble or just being entertaining.
lol, the spiders are set to ambush the party; but whatever the party did; they catch the spiders out of position and not ready; party has surprize on the spiders; three are webbing up goblins; three more are on the walls and watching.....all are withing 30 feet; closest is 10 ft away; there are lots of webs here and the air is dank and musky with the smell of old death, urine and fecies and a certain alien air. In the distance down a tunnel, opposite the direction your guide is wanting to go; there is a pulsing green glow....
Hastening to unwrap her sling from where it was on her arm, Desidera looked around them at the spiders and was somewhat worried. Granted, she may just have panicked a bit, seeing the number of spiders that were down here; but now, she only looked for one that did not have anyone near it, so she would not accidentally hit one of her friends.
Attack:1d20 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (8) + 2 + 1 = 11; 1d4 ⇒ 4
Ah...well I am happy for you the DM top asign it as best you see it in regards to where people and spiders are standing etc. I do think a 'common' tactic would be for the group to concentrate their attacks as much as possible.
So, since we tend to follow Gloisil, Gyldyr and the other 'fighter' types...having Sunset's and Desidera's attacks 'focus' on whom/what ever they are attacking works swell for me. (^_^)
Gloisil glares at Sunset's salute, but with a slight smile on his face, and says, "That wasn't an order by any means, just a suggestion. Would you rather that we just concentrate on one spider at a time?"
Attack:1d20 + 1 ⇒ (12) + 1 = 13; 1d4 ⇒ 3
Carefully keeping tack of her sling bullets, Desidera grabbed one more out of her dwindling supply and let another fly at a spider that had not gotten too close to her friends.
chop chop; the warrior finish off a couple spiders amid the rays of magic and whirling stones and such; spiders fight back but dont seem to find purchase on any of the warriors armor.
two spiders cast webs at Gloisil and Desidera and hit; reflex saves please; dc 15; if you fail you loose your dex and are rooted to one spot with your legs encumbered and they get to continue next round with webbing; save and you get webs on you but they have to roll twice to entangle and str vs str, I forget the term offhand; not overbear but close.
Sorry about that. The list stopped notifying me of new posts.
Reflex:1d20 + 1 ⇒ (2) + 1 = 3
Reflexively, Desidera struggled against the webs that had bound her legs, though if she had kept her head about her, she would have been continuing to employ her sling against the spiders. However, with the spiders this close to her, she messily wrapped the sling around her wrist and drew her dagger. She intended to use it against the webbing, but if a spider was the more threatening thing, she would attempt to stab it.
The spider webbing is a range attack; you have no enemy in melee reange Desidera.
Gloisil, [gm throwing you a bone] the ray failes to touch a spider, but does light the bebbing on you on fire and some other stuff down the tunnel. Take 1d3 fire damage as the webbing burns very quickly.
Black Ork; wounds his
Briton Knight; wounds his, both spiders attempt to flee due to serioius wounds and are killed fleeing by the warriors flashing blades. The other spiders check moral and decide that there is easier prey elsewhere.