Name of PC: Lyra
The party arrived at Hambley Farm as the sun set. They had been told that ravenous, walking scarecrows were skulking the area. When they arrived at the farmhouse they decided to break into two teams: Team Backdoor Penetration and Team Frontal Assault.
As they went about their work inside the home, six shadows slithered out of the barn. Ghouls. They hungered to feed, and spread their infection. The party, oblivious to being hunted, continued on searching the house. Not knowing hidden inside was a creature far more powerful than simple ghouls.
Hal decided to take point and search what had to be one of the farms bedrooms. He never made inside the room. Using a simple spell he opened the door, and was greeted with the worst aroma he'd ever smelt.
Gagging from the odor he stepped outside, leaving the rest of the group in the living room. He was so busy trying to forget the smell that he never noticed the ghouls advancing on him. Three of them dashed by, and made their way into the house. The other three found the smell of half-elf delicious. He lucky managed to on get nicks and scratches from the scuffle.
In the house, Lyra (the bard) and Xy'leena (the ranger) managed to barely hear Halcyon's girlish scream from outside "IEEEEEEE!" They wondered what was going on. Lyra began to inspire courage in her teammates and moved to the open front door, and was met by one of the ghouls. Xy'leena moved to a nearby window, and watched as one of the ghouls leaped through the glass. The ghoul came crashing through, slamming the ranger into a wall, but landing face first on the floor. Lyra was scratched by a ghouls claw, and found her body was unable move. (Thus began the end of the bard).
Hal, surrounded by ghouls, took the defensive with blade and wand, hoping more of the ghouls would move on, or be destroyed by the others before he tried to strike. The ghouls oddly proved difficult to hit. Their undead nature making them too nibble, but when they were struck they crumbled easily.
Xy'leena cleared a path outside, and fought back to back with Hal. The two of them began to slowly eliminate the undying. Amethyst (the witch) sent her owl out, charged with healing energies, to make "bombing" runs on the ghouls. Monster after monster exploded as the power of life ran through their corpses.
From the bedrooms another ghoul erupted into the living room. This one was different though. Stronger, more aggressive, smarter, and adding to that was the unholy stink. The smell of death filled the room, unnerving the few watchmen that the party brought with them from town. It delivered a horrible gash to one of the guards, but luckily he avoided the creatures paralytic "poisons". Outside ghouls started to fall like trees. Xy'leena turned toward the door, and saw the stinking ghoul attacking the guards and Lyra. She rushed into the room to help, leaving Hal alone outside with the lone remaining ghoul. Hal's ghoul managed to bite, and rip into his flesh. Its paralyzing toxins running into Hal's system.
Thankfully Amethyst sent her owl on another run. The owl darted about the monster. Dodging the ghoul's claws, before laying a talon on the beast. The ghoul exploded in a shower of ichor and disease. Hal was safe. Paralyzed, but safe. And covered in gore. Back inside the house Xy'leena tried to snuff out the unlife of the stinking ghoul, but it dodged each of her blows. With a twisted look struck at the still paralyzed bard, ripping her head from her shoulders. It smiled at Xy'leena, as it lifted Lyra's head like a goblet and let the blood flow into it's mouth
I received mine this evening, and boy do my players and I love it. They descended on it and immediately picked out new pawns that fit their characters.
On top of that it huge, at least to me it is, and gives me a pretty good assortment of NPCs to throw at my players :)).
But what little I've read of Dredd, and not counting the Stalone flick, the man has always cared about the LAW.
Batman can be what ever alignment he wants
Might I suggest look at the Polearm Master archtype. Even a two level dip gets you pole fighting: immediate action, a polearm master can shorten the grip on his spear or polearm with reach and use it against adjacent targets. This action results in a –4 penalty on attack rolls with that weapon until he spends another immediate action to return to the normal grip.
Respectable Hobbit wrote:
Ghost touch weapons and armor
Actually the Jabberwork has eye beams and can use vital strike on them.
A public monument will be built to honour Dungeons & Dragons pioneer Gary Gygax in a park in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Sphere of Annihilation in the statue's mouth
So I got a question. Which one of you guys or gals do I have to hug for getting me a NEW Core Rulebook? Was clearing out my inbox and I got a message from Paizo customer service saying I received a gift. A gift certificate for one brand new book.
There are few things that make want to cry, and this is one them. One of you took your hard earned cash and gave it to this bum of a guy... Thank you doesn't even cover it. But that's all I'm able to do. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
This really is a great group of people to associate with, and I'll never forget this!
James Jacobs wrote: