'Long' Beau draws a humanoid-shaped fetish made of bones from his spell component pouch. Muttering a prayer to Erastil, the cleric points at Ellux the necromancer and casts boneshaker. "Try a taste of death magic yourself, gnome!"
'Long' Beau takes control of the gnome’s skeleton, rattling it within his flesh, causing him grievous harm.
Damage, DC16 Fortitude for half: 6d6 ⇒ (1, 3, 5, 6, 2, 3) = 20
|Celestial Mountain Lion Scratch|
Blessing of Fervor, Bless, Prayer, Bite; Damage: 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (18) + 16 = 341d6 + 6 ⇒ (2) + 6 = 8
Trip: 1d20 + 13 ⇒ (9) + 13 = 22
Blessing of Fervor, Bless, Prayer, Claw 1; Damage: 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (4) + 16 = 201d3 + 6 ⇒ (1) + 6 = 7
Blessing of Fervor, Bless, Prayer, Claw 2; Damage: 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (5) + 16 = 211d3 + 6 ⇒ (1) + 6 = 7
Scratch sinks her teeth into the foul necromancer, tries to knock down her prey, and swats at him with her claws.
|Hercules the Hound Archon|
mwk greatsword, power attack; damage: 1d20 + 9 - 1 ⇒ (10) + 9 - 1 = 182d6 + 3 + 3 ⇒ (3, 4) + 3 + 3 = 13
mwk greatsword, power attack; damage: 1d20 + 9 - 1 ⇒ (4) + 9 - 1 = 122d6 + 3 + 3 ⇒ (4, 1) + 3 + 3 = 11
bite, power attack; damage: 1d20 + 3 - 1 ⇒ (19) + 3 - 1 = 218 + 2 + 3 = 13
With a feral grin as the gnome succumbs to his celestial aura of menace, the hound archon declares, "I, Hercules, will send your black soul to the Boneyard, necromancer!"
Ellux Shost - 83 dmg
Mely Ara - Delay
Periel the Pure
Bold is up.
Bad Guy is buffed.
Spellcraft given on triggering his defenses.
Spellcraft to Identify Resist energy
Spellcraft to Identify Blur
Spellcraft to Identify Fly
Some I assume is obvious like Fly and Mirror Image.
Knowledge (religion) to identify Undead Skeletons.
Black Tentacles in effect.
Party Buffs - Prayer, Blessing of Fervor
Enemy Buffs - Haste, –2 penalty on attacks, AC, and saves
Fort Save vs Bone Breaker DC 16
1d20 + 8 - 2 ⇒ (18) + 8 - 2 = 24 Half Damage 10
Brenden Hit? 2d100 ⇒ (64, 85) = 149 Yes 7 dmg
Brenden Hit? 2d100 ⇒ (75, 98) = 173 Yes 9 dmg
Brenden Hit? 2d100 ⇒ (63, 5) = 68 Yes 4 dmg
Brenden Hit? 2d100 ⇒ (80, 80) = 160 Yes 14 dmg
Ouch. 34 dmg total.
Scratch Hit? 1d100 ⇒ 31 Yes 0 dmg, trip
Scratch Hit? 1d100 ⇒ 53 Yes 0 dmg
Scratch Hit? 1d100 ⇒ 59 Yes 0 dmg
DR stops you.
Hercules Hit? 1d100 ⇒ 49 Yes 3 dmg
Hercules Hit? 1d100 ⇒ 62 Yes, Miss AC
Hercules Hit? 1d100 ⇒ 12 No.
3 dmg. I'm still alive!!!!
Blade, Spell and claw are unleashed in their full fury against the Necromancer and to our heroes horrified surprise, he remains upright to curse and smile at them.
"You think that this will stop me!!" he screams as his life's blood runs from various wounds.
"Stopping me at my power will just make me delay my work that is all."
Casting while grappled
1d20 + 7 + 8 + 4 ⇒ (13) + 7 + 8 + 4 = 32
DC = CMB modifier + 1
4d4 + 4 ⇒ (2, 3, 1, 3) + 4 = 13
Last round I meant Roudantaimi to double-move instead of shooting.
But looks like the necromancer took the damage from the retconned shooting. So perhaps that shot was Roudantaim's 3rd round action?
The necromancer's babbling doesn't move the party at all as their remaining members move in for the kill.
The deed is done and upon his death, the caverns seems much brighter as if an invisible miasma has being dispelled.
A quick search reveals that the furniture is cheap and the carpet surprisingly is worth 300gp once cleaned of dirt.
As well as a journal.
While a thorough read of Ellux’s journal takes several hours, skimming its contents requires only a few minutes. The journal details Ellux’s thoughts on the “natural advantages” of the gnome race, due to their fey lineage, and his belief that the Bleaching is a result of gnomes living in diaspora among those lacking the “First World’s blessings.”
It further goes on to describe his vision for a kingdom of the gnomes, and the fact that he believes the Lands of the Linnorm Kings’ close ties to the First World makes the land the rightful property of the gnomes. Frustrated at his inability to find traction with this scheme amongst other gnomes, Ellux turned to necromancy to build an undead army (comprised of gnomes and traditional gnome allies, of course), and claim the kingdom by force.
After a hundred pages or so of Ellux’s frustrations and failures in the art of necromancy, the journal picks up again when the gnome records meeting with a mysterious gnome who introduced herself as Niosh. Niosh offered Ellux training in necromancy in exchange for providing an army of undead minions at a future date. The powerhungry gnome agreed, but quickly began to regret his decision as Niosh proved a demanding creditor, soon forcing Ellux to increase his production of undead far beyond the rate he had been capable of and threatening dire consequences should he fail to do so.
The last few weeks of the book detail how Ellux happened upon the ghost of Humush Mum, attempted to control her magically, failed, and ultimately resorted to kidnapping her family and holding them hostage to ensure the ghost’s obedience.
As the pages of the journal is shut, the Ghost of Humush Mum appears begging to be brought back to her family for her final farewell. A request granted by the gracious members of the party.
Humush Mum and her family have a tearful reunion, during which Humush tells them each that she loves them and asks them all to go on with their lives and be happy. As Humush’s spirit moves on and her incorporeal form fades away, she thanks each of you one final time, a sentiment that is echoed by her family.
Venture-Captain Bjersig is saddened to hear of Quil’s death, but reassures the group that she’ll be resurrected, commenting that the \ prizes at the gaming den may be a bit sparse for a while, but Quil will have things back up and running in no time.
Bjersig shows extreme interest in Ellux’s notes and journals, thanking the party if they bring them to him, and assuring them that he will further investigate the identity of the gnome Niosh, and will pass along what he finds out. Finally, as the party depart the Iceferry Lodge, they notice a large throng of people milling about and chattering excitedly.
They discover that the crowd has grown up around a crier from Kalsgard, across the river, who is loudly repeating the following message:
“Hear ye, hear ye! Thira Ash-Eyes, the youngest daughter of the mighty and wise Linnorm King Sveinn Blood-Eagle, has just returned to Kalsgard triumphant after a mighty quest! She was seen bearing the head of a ferocious linnorm through the gates of the city, announcing her claim to her father’s throne!”
"Hmm, a linnorm head," 'Long' Beau says after investigating the cause of all the commotion.
Hand on the head of his celestial mountain lion companion, he explains. "It seems Thira Ash-Eyes has announced her claim to her father Linnorm King Sveinn Blood-Eagle's throne."
"Poor linnorm," 'Long' Beau sighs, sketching the antler sign of Erastil in the air with his fingers.
"And may Old Deadeye have pity on the good people of Kalsgard... "
|Celestial Mountain Lion Scratch|
"Meow." Scratch coughs up an undead hairball, then licks her forepaw clean.