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6,547 posts. Alias of James Martin (RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32).


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Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Looks like I'm up first again! I moved!

Xy Xy, you're up for the science phase!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

The frightful little infant monster is dispatched with a quick thrust of Ferabras' blade.

The insane woman giggles slightly and slumps against the cage. The poor cleric is dead, his insides torn to shreds.

You've got a door to the west, or you can go back the way you came...


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Once again the ship's guns bark and the Bone SHip cannot respond!

Engineering Phase!

Engineering (Divert to Engines: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (18) + 11 = 29 SUCCESS!

Quig/R2D2 is up, followed by PILOT PHASE!

Piloting: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (4) + 8 = 12


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

"ARGHHHHH!" screams the tongueless man as he gives one final spasm and his chest bursts open from inside! Emerging from him is a small hideous half-gnoll, half-human looking infant, sporting yellow eyes and long claws. It hisses at all of you and starts devouring the dead priest!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Only the same identification. Not high enough for more info! I will be on vacation until Tuesday. Be back then!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

I moved! On vacation until Tuesday! Kill that ship!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

I will be on vacation from Friday to Monday. Rest assured, I will be back. Feel free to go ahead and roll Engineering, Pilot and Gunnery Phase rolls!

Bone Ship Piloting: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (13) + 8 = 21


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

The man looks stricken and writes 'RITUAL. MADE ME DRINK. FEEL..' and he slumps to the side, screaming wordlessly.

What do you do?


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

The man nods and points to himself, before wiping out the words and writing 'Captured. Brought here. Evil place.' He wipes out place and writes 'People.'

Ferabras:
The man himself doesn't radiate evil, but the thing inside him does. It very much does.


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Mikail, you can see the man nodding, but you also notice his abdomen is moving, like there's something under the skin.


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Mikail's rapier strike impales the gnoll, who snarls a bloody snarl and topples over, dead.

COMBAT OVER!

In the cages, the man is slumped over, moaning. If you get close he tries to speak, but his tongue has been cruelly cut from his mouth! Still he scratches in the dirt near the cage the words 'PRIEST. SARANRAE. KELLIS.'

The other cage holds a woman whose eyes stare and see little as she drools against the bars. It looks as if her mind has broken against the horror she has seen.


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

The aft gun and the turret barks, but only the aft gun manages to rake the bone ship! Still, it causes issues onboard the bone ship! Critical damage: 1d100 ⇒ 41 Weapons Array! 1d4 ⇒ 4 Port gun is glitching!

ENGINEERING PHASE!

The Threnody's engineer tries to repair the guns! Engineering: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (19) + 11 = 30 vs DC 14! Success!

Quig/R2D2 is up!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

You've heard of a strange alien ooze called a Colour out of Space that sounds like the creature the skum describes!

Just hit the DC so no extra information!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

The skum giant grunts. "It oozes through the sky, filled with colors too terrible to understand. The light leeches the will to live, draining those it touches. It came from some alien sky, and it dissolves those it touches." The great skum giant shudders. "It is a terror beyond any from the deep ocean. It cannot be fought, only fled from. It devoured our wives. It will devour us if we stay, but we are honorbound to stay. So we will die."

You've heard enough to attempt another Knowledge Dungeoneering check.


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Interesting shortcut. I like it! I love the ship stats sheet, but it doesn't translate well to PbP.

I moved the Bone Ship!

Dora and XyXy, you are up!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Doh! I was totally mixing up the engines and power core! Noted, but rather than retcon, we'll just remember from here on.

Engineering to patch the glitch!: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (20) + 11 = 31 And so much for that!

PILOT PHASE!

Piloting: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (12) + 8 = 20


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

The bone ship shudders as the coil gun barks!

However, its forward red eye glows and fires! Gunner: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (6) + 7 = 13 for 4d8 ⇒ (2, 1, 6, 1) = 10 damage to the Starboard quadrant!

ENGINEERING PHASE!

Quig/R2D2 is up!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

It's the last one on the list of Pilot tricks - Turn in Place. The ship does not move but instead can turn to face any direction. If the ship has a maneuverability of clumsy, it takes a –4 penalty to its AC and TL until the start of the next round. If it has a maneuverability of poor, it instead takes a –2 penalty to its AC and TL until the start of the next round. Ships with a maneuverability of average or better do not take a penalty. This stunt doesn’t require a skill check.

PS the list of pilot tricks is on Roll20 under your notebook.


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

The bone ship just turns in place!

Waiola fires the light laser cannon, but cannot hit!

Iseph with the turret, then me with a big gun!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

"STOLEN?!?" the skum giant bellows. "We STEAL nothing! We have an ancient AGREEMENT with the folk of ILL-MARSH. We provide their fish harvests with bounty and protection and they grant unto us the firstborn female-child of their lines to become our brides. For countless generations since Undiomede's pact we have honored our side of the bargain. We would honor it still, save for the terrors that came from Beyond. Our kin are being held captive by some alien terror that we cannot fight in the Bay beyond the town. They toil there, building something terrible, while we hide here, kept hostage by the Colour. All is in disarray, intruders. All is anarchy." The giant skum slumps, looking defeated and depressed.


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Between Ferabras and Hoshiko, the orange gnoll falls! Only the blue one remains as Soran's arrows miss by inches and Zolarus curses him!

Mikail is up! FYI: I will be on vacation Friday-Monday. I'll be back Tuesday!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Piloting the Bone Ship (not as dirty as it sounds): 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (19) + 8 = 27

Dora, you and XyXy get to go first!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

The bone ship cannot fire at you, but Iseph and Waiola continue to pepper the ship with fire! Critical damage: 1d100 ⇒ 52 1d4 ⇒ 1

Their forward gun is glitching!

ENGINEERING PHASE:

Quig/R2-D2, you are up!

They try to patch the guns! Engineering: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (11) + 11 = 22 SUCCESS!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Ferabras carves the red gnoll to ribbons! Soran turns the yellow gnoll into a corpse with well-placed arrows! Mikail is forced to change to the gnoll menacing Hosh and stabs him hard in the kidneys, while Hosh's aim is temporarily off. Zolarus heals his friends!

The blue gnoll picks his way through the rubble to swing at Mikail, while the Orange one attacks Hoshiko!

Falchion vs M: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (11) + 9 = 20 for 2d4 + 6 ⇒ (2, 2) + 6 = 10 damage!
Falchion vs H: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (18) + 9 = 27 for 2d4 + 6 ⇒ (4, 4) + 6 = 14 damage!

Falchion vs H, possible crit?: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (1) + 9 = 10 for 2d4 + 6 ⇒ (2, 3) + 6 = 11 damage!

Heroes are up!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Dora, that's their front. I'm going to let you re-position since you were operating on unclear facts.


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Touche. I blame the dice.

The bones ship comes about! Your turn!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

PILOTING PHASE!

Dora, you're up!

Boneship Pilot check: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (1) + 8 = 9


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Both shots rake the bone vessel, causing a critical effect! System affected: 1d100 ⇒ 63 The engines are glitching!

ENGINEERING PHASE!

Quig/R2D2, you are up!

The Bone Ship is going to try to patch the engines! Engineering vs DC 14: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (2) + 11 = 13 FAILED!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Waiola, you're on the light laser cannon!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

No worries! Feel better!

GUNNERY PHASE!

The great bone ship can't fire at you!

Alright, turret and forward guns can fire! Go go gunners!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

BOTTING Hoshiko attacks!
BB ADS+WE: 1d20 + 12 + 2 ⇒ (15) + 12 + 2 = 29
DMG: 1d8 + 7 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 7 + 2 = 12

The gnolls throw back their heads and howl a paen to Lamashtu! The two gnolls in front attack, one vs Ferabras and the other vs Hoshiko!

Falchion vs F: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (19) + 9 = 28 for 2d4 + 6 ⇒ (2, 3) + 6 = 11 damage!
Falchion vs H: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (18) + 9 = 27 for 2d4 + 6 ⇒ (2, 1) + 6 = 9 damage!

Falchion vs F, possible crit: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (13) + 9 = 22 for 2d4 + 6 ⇒ (1, 4) + 6 = 11 damage!
Falchion vs H, possible crit: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (18) + 9 = 27 for 2d4 + 6 ⇒ (4, 3) + 6 = 13 damage!

The two in the back raise unholy symbols and chant a prayer! A black bolt flies from each toward Zolarus and Ferabras!

Dread Bolt vs Ferabras,ranged touch: 1d20 + 2 - 4 ⇒ (10) + 2 - 4 = 8 for 3d6 ⇒ (5, 1, 4) = 10 unholy damage and sickened for 1 round. Will save DC 14 halves and negates the sickened!
Dread Bolt vs Zolarus, ranged touch: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (16) + 2 = 18 for 1d8 ⇒ 7 unholy damage and sickened for 1 round! You take half damage automatically for being neutral and will save DC 14 halves that and negates the sickened.

Heroes are up!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Dora, we need your pilotin'!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

I rolled low, so I go first.

The ship passes close by you, so Waiola gets an attack of opportunity with the light laser cannon (2d4 damage)!

Your turn, Dora and Xy XY!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

You gain back 5% of your PCU value, which is 150, so 7 pts of shield, which you can add into any quadrant.

PILOT PHASE!

Dora, let's pilot!

Pilot: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (1) + 8 = 9


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

I'm a dork. Not Chankanta, Quig/R2-D2!

Chakanta as captain (has decent diplomacy)
Iseph as gunner (has rank in piloting)
Waiola as gunner (has BAB of 1)
Quig and engineer
Xy Xy as science officer (computers)
Dora will pilot.


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Married?!? Congratulations on your nuptials! And enjoy the honeymoon!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Waiola is able to fire at the great bone ship and hits! The great bone ship fires its baleful eye cannon! Gunner: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (16) + 7 = 23
It hits, sending the ship shuddering for 4d8 ⇒ (2, 5, 2, 5) = 14 damage! 10 points of damage are absorbed by the shields, which are now down on the starboard side and 4 points hit the hull!

Shields:
For 10
Aft 10
Port 10
Starb 0

HP: 51/55

Engineering phase! Chakanta, your actions?


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

"Not a lie, then?" The hulking skum leans forward. "THEN WHY BY THE GODS HAVE YOU INVADED OUR HOME, INTRUDER?!?"


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Doh! Right, Xy Xy is up as Science Officer!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

1d20 + 7 ⇒ (17) + 7 = 24

The largest skum seems to war with himself as he spots Caesare and hears his words. He growls, shaking his head. "Is this some new torment of the ooze? Are you some foul servant of the space-spawn?!?" He bellows!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Soran's arrow hits the gnoll in the chest, drawing a snarl. Mikail moves and attacks, but the gnoll is rocked back by Ferabras and he misses by a hair!

Hoshiko!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

The bone ship turns in place, aiming its killing weapon at your ship! Also your science officer, Chakanta can act!

Iseph fires, and barely misses the bone ship!

You also have a light laser cannon in the starboard side for 2d4 damage to fire! Go go Waiola!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Okay, Piloting phase! Dora, let's roll Piloting!

Threnody Piloting: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (13) + 8 = 21


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

You also recall the following: Skum do not age, and barring death by violence or disease, they can live forever. Unfortunately, this near immortality is crippled by the fact that skum are incapable of reproducing among themselves, for all skum are male. The aboleths did not want their slave race to prosper without their permission. Yet terribly, this does not mean that skum cannot breed. Originally created from human stock, skum can impregnate humans, and the children issued from such unholy unions are invariably deformed. Those who are not born skum undergo gradual transformations throughout their lives, and when they would normally die of old age, such hybrids instead go through “the change,” shedding their wrinkled flesh and transforming into one of the ulat-kini. While most skum tribes lack the drive to perpetuate their race and would prefer to languish in their hideous sunken ruins, tribes settling offshore of remotely populated coastlines seem to be on the rise. Some such communities raid villages for breeding stock, but a few more insidious tribes form alliances with these desperate folk, providing protection and bounty from the sea in return for wives.


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Not much, cold resistance, amphibious. You're not sure, but you think the larger skum is some sort of mutant barbarian.


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

You both know these creatures to be Skum, supposed experiments of the aboleth. Caesare, you get two additional pieces of information!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Searching the room reveals only dessicated bodies and some small personal effects. It only serves to make the scene sadder.

Caesare creeps forward to the SE. Several shallow pools have collected on the floor of this chamber among a number of natural stone columns. Great smears of dried black ichor stain one wall above the corpses of two fishlike humanoids, obviously the victims of great violence.

Six more of the fishlike humanoids surround another larger fishlike humanoid. The larger one is scarred and marked with tattoos and sigils and the others seem afraid or in awe of him. He mutters to himself in Common, but you can only make out snatches. "Wives dead. Color caught. Must sacrifice more, but which one?" The other fishmen look nervous at this.

Knowledge nature to ID these guys!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Ferabras carves into the gnoll, cutting a huge slash diagonally across his body! Zolarus aids Soran!

Hoshiko, Soran and Mikail are up!


Broken Chains; Carrion Crown : Starfinder Quest PbP

Only the coilgun can reach, but since you both hit and rolled the same damage, things get easier!

The coilgun barks as Waiola and Iseph both try to fire. It rakes the bone-ship and causes plumes of bone dust to float into the Drift!

Back to the top: Engineering Phase! Quig/R2-D2 is up!


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So, where to now?

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