When the people with local knowledge put together a map of possible places to visit for resources or campsites, you see the locations of a logging camp and an orchard. You also note the possible locations of a Hermit, a Hunters Camp, and the local redoubt of the Chernasardo Rangers.
Round 2 completed
As one of the terror bird's claws manages to score a line on Ghirrak's arm, the captain retaliates with a powerful series of blows.
With the threat of being stepped on turning away Sunny gives the survivors a cheery smile, nods at their stances and arrayed spears before turning and running off to help beat off the giant chickens that threaten the rest of her friends.
Bryson directs the balls of lightning to continue to damage the one dinosaur.
Marius left the thundercloud where it was to continue zapping the bird for the moment, conjuring some mage armour of his own in case he became embroiled in the general melee.
Burian whips his hair at the nearest terror bird, and wraps it up to keep it grounded.
Terror Bird 1 bite vs Juvenile Diplodocus: 1d20 + 8 + 2 ⇒ (9) + 8 + 2 = 19 hit for 1d8 + 4 + 2 ⇒ (5) + 4 + 2 = 11.
Terror Bird 2 bite vs Juvenile Diplodocus: 1d20 + 8 + 2 ⇒ (20) + 8 + 2 = 30 hit for 1d8 + 4 + 2 ⇒ (8) + 4 + 2 = 14.
Terror Bird 3, outraged at being grappled by such a tiny thing, whipped out its head to bite/grapple Burian with its 10ft reach.
Terror Bird 5 is still stunned, nauseous and staggering about.
Terror Bird 6 bite vs Ghirrak: 1d20 + 8 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 8 + 2 = 16 for maybe 1d8 + 4 + 2 ⇒ (8) + 4 + 2 = 14.
Moving forward, a Council is called where it is decided that this day will be spent warming up the refugees with campfires and warm meals. Tents and rain shelters will be assembled for the night.
When Faerith pulls out the bolt that had pierced Aubrin the Green, you all can see that it is a Ballistae bolt (a kind of super-heavy crossbow). You can see, aside from blood, there is a kind of greasy sheen on it as well as the tingle of enchantment as you handle it.
The battle of South Bank II...
Silver fire ran as Company A shattered the undead forces in front of them in a charge to the West.
A hundred yards behind them, Company B’s captain held up his hand to halt his command. He thought he had heard something.
Silver fire ran as Company C received the charge of the Schir demon mob crossing the bridge... and stopped them hard.
Continuing to charge, Company A shattered another mob of undead… and then another.
In their orderly ranks, the lances of Company C lashed out, impaling the squirming mob of schir demons, hemmed in on all sides by Paladins.
Then Company A ran into a much larger and more disciplined mob; this time with more powerful leaders, like vampires and skeletal knights. Their charge brought to a halt, their smites expended, Company A is surrounded!
Despite being hemmed in and being slaughtered over and over, fresh schir demons poured in from across the bridge... And suddenly the demons show a trait not seen before; the ability to leap fifteen, even twenty feet over the paladins heads! Suddenly Schir demons were jumping over the lines and onto the heads of the paladins in the back!
The captain of Company B, seeing Company A in trouble, sounded the charge! Sweeping around Company A, the charge shattered the army of the undead, sending the survivors scuttling. Company A split up and pursued them in squads.
Company C struggled, but did not break as the Schir demons fought before and behind them.
Across the bridge, a unit of Schir demons got impatient and separated from the main group. Travelling down the far embankment, they crossed the dry river and started up a trail on the near embankment to try to flank Company C. But they were met by individuals who blocked the only way up onto the South bank.
There on the South Bank, the battle seesawed back and forth a hairs breadth from disaster, until Company B charged in out of the West, finally returned to back up Company C.
Round 1 complete_________________
Bryson activates his Miasma ability.
As the lumbering wall of lizard continues to rush closer and the large chickens frenzy all over Master Bryson , Sunny moves back towards the crew to try and help, if not get them back further into the trees, at least stop them from emerging and becoming a target for either the rilly big lizard or the chickens.
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After the bolt fires, Burian moves in front of Marius and takes a moment to gesture until a faint nimbus briefly glows around his form.
Ponderously, the juvenile diplodocus turned left, away from the jungle trail. It’s tail swung through Ghirrak and his opponents space at knee high (Ref save DC20 or knocked prone). Bird 6, surprisingly made it, jumping up athletically to allow the tail to swish by underneath him.
Terror birds one and two continued to lash savagely at the dinosaur’s flank, bleeding it even further.
Terror bird four, harried by lightning and thunder, tore at Bryson in his madness.
Terror bird five just stood there stunned and nauseous.
Terror bird six attacked Ghirrak.
Big John wrote:
Can the cavaliers tell about the quality of the horses held by the squire and noble?
Cavalier or Ranks in Profession:Stable Master:
Looking at the two horses, you see that the Squire has a light combat trained horse, but otherwise not distinguished. The landed knight, Sir Etienne, has a light horse that isn't combat trained, but is a beautiful glossy light grey shading to dark grey from top down. The product of extensive breeding and very expensive.
The horses drawing the carriage are heavy horses, otherwise undistinguished.
What do you think you are doing with that rug there eh?
Hamster makes a halfhearted defense of where they got the carpet ("we found it, it's ours") but Darry is able to browbeat them into using it as an emergency shelter for more people than themselves.You note that despite not being colorfast, the rain appears to roll right off of the carpet fibers.
Counting up what everyone had in their packs, saddlebags and the carriage, Jet counts up 42 Provision points.
"Any builders or hunters among ye? Food and shelter are top immediate priorities."
At this question, there was a lot of chatter as some people raised their hand, then lowered them, then started to talk animatedly among themselves as to which one they were and how others who raised their hands really weren't.
You find the rolled up carpet, improbably large with a couple of shifty looking commoners that apparently used it as shelter in the night.
This is a large (12x25) and very expensive Quadirian spidersilk carpet. Now exposed to the light rain, it's color fastness has lost the war and is now staining the ground around it, it's value plummeting as you watch.
The two are a couple of Rock (bald, strong, built like a fireplug, kinda dumb) and Hamster (tall, dirty blond hair, twitchy).
In the grey morning, you all slowly come awake as a cold drizzle falls onto your bare faces.
With the glow of the burning bridge behind you, you head east into the eaves of the Fangwood Forest.
With the end of the immediate threat, exhaustion at the events and action strikes everyone.
When you arrive at the Captain's cabin and knock, you hear a curt "Come!" from inside.
The relatively nicely furnished captain’s cabin is where Captain Veane can be found when not on deck giving orders.
Despite your ushering people to duck to the side or back down the trail, the column cannot duck aside and is only just now turning around, so there is no movement yet.
Bryson's ball lighting floated forward and discharged on Terror Bird 5 for some damage, but Terror Bird 4 ducked out of the way of the other one with surprising speed.
Marius' Thundercloud also floated forward and struck the juvenile Diplodocus with a flash and a BOOM!, causing it to stop (stunned) and flail it's limbs for this round.
Before Bryson can attack, Terror Birds 4 and 5 charged forward screaming to attack!
Terror Bird 4 charge attack vs Bryson Cat: 1d20 + 10 + 2 ⇒ (20) + 10 + 2 = 32 for a possible 1d8 + 4 ⇒ (4) + 4 = 8 slashing damage.
Terror Bird 5 charge attack vs Bryson Cat: 1d20 + 10 + 2 ⇒ (14) + 10 + 2 = 26 for a possible 1d8 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 11 slashing damage.
The other Terror Birds tear into the Diplodocus, number 2, 3 and 6 tearing great bloody chunks from the larger dinosaur.
Arlen: Anyone with any ranks in Craft:Armor can tell you that if you sacrifice four regular sized sets of armor of any type, an armor craftsman can turn them into one set of large sized barding.
The north shore of the bridge is clear of trees, boulders, and other obstructions until the tree line of the Fangwood Forest some 300 feet from the river, leaving anyone crossing the area easily spotted (or targeted by pursuing hobgoblins).
Glancing back, you see a ceiling of smoke hangs over the city, reflecting the orange glow from burning houses.
Phaendar has fallen.
When your eyes clear, you see the splintered remains of the wooden scaffolding and burning sparks falling all around you.
Once the column passed, Faerith twisted open the plug on the "stump remover" on the wooden scaffolding. It began to fizz...
Beating a hasty retreat, Faerith is almost to the end of the bridge when a bright red flash that briefly lit up the overcast sky, and an almighty BOOM kicked her forward, where she sprawled stunned at the end of the bridge.
Emerging out of the darkness comes your wagon, carrying what supplies you could recover and the most seriously wounded (including the disabled Aubrin the Green), pulled by a pair of horses pilfered from the stables out back of the inn.