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    Shadowy creatures of ironically furies inspired madness appear streaking towards the clouds as massive black ram headed shields of force swathe Damien and Mopsus in protective charms. More magic flows around the skeletal beast and the heroes as Cherios begins to unspool the twines of fate to allow a little more slack and speed.


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    Race towards the dragon their wings flapping in the stormy air, the scythes and claws razor sharp two of the leading ones begins to glow with magical powers as they begin to channel the fury of the Gods. Cherios is first to strike however as a vast well of nothingness appears in the sky. The whirling vortex sucking the life force of anything near down the gaping funnel to nothingness...

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    8 Regular Harpies
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    (1d20+20)[34]
    (1d20+20)[36]
    (1d20+20)[39]

    2 Caster Harpies
    (1d20+28)[45]
    (1d20+28)[41]



    Even as the funnel of death and misery leaves a pair of dark balls of energy streak up towards the dragon slamming into the beast and the riders atop with terrifying force...

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    Fly 100ft upwards towards the dragon (now ~800)
    Release two empowered acid balls... that hit everyone on the dragon and the dragon...

    Ball 1 (15d6)[53] Ref DC26 for half - SR if needed (1d20+20)[35]
    Ball 2 (15d6)[48] Ref DC26 for half - SR if needed (1d20+20)[29]



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    Damien vanishes in a faint blur of shadow and mist, his form perceptible only to the keenest and magically empowered eyes. The acid washes through him as if he wasn't there, though it pains him to see Cheiros assaulted in a way that he cannot block or prevent. He closes his eyes for a moment, refocusing his mind, and then he prepares to intercept Furies.

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    Immediate Action Counter; One With Shadow. Because they're magical attacks, they have a 50% miss chance, in addition to his reflex saves.

    1st ball: (1d2)[1] 1 is a miss. Save: (1d20+35)[48]
    2nd ball: (1d2)[1] Save: (1d20+35)[42]

    If he fails one of his saves he'll use a second counter to reroll it: (1d20+35)[46]

    EDIT- Awesome. He readies an action to attack the first Fury to get within 120ft with Searing Charge, which lets him fly in a straight line for his charge at his move speed (in addition to dealing an extra 5d6 fire damage). He switches to his Leading the Charge stance, as well as his Stance of Alacrity.
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    Cheiros lets the acid wash over him, glad for the protection of his magic, although it's distressing to see more holes appear in the dragon's neck. He nods with relief as he sees Damien handily evade the blast.

    "Well, at least we've pulled the furies' attention away from the ships. Perhaps we'll give them a chance to regroup. Or abandon ship. Mopsus, are you all right?"

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    DrK, you come up with the most amazing images.

    I don't think it makes any special difference, but it's a zombie dragon, not a zombie skeleton. Or, as you might put it:
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    Saves vs acidball: Cheiros (1d20+24)[32] Cychreides (1d20+24)[39]

    A few questions to clarify the situation before I post actions:

    * Were all of the furies killed by the Horrid Wilting? If not, what did the survivors do?
    * Are the ten furies who flew at us all of the furies in the assault?
    * If not, roughly how many more are there, and how close are they?
    * Did the acid balls seem to come from spellcasting, or something more innate?
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    Doh! Saves vs second acid ball, Chiron & Cychreides: (1d20+24)[32] (1d20+24)[31]
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    Still climbing, Cychreides veers off to the left, to delay their inevitable clash with the furies as long as possible. Cheiros, taking his measure of the opponents, opens the gates of hell for another blast of desiccating energy. He reaches back and slides his entire scythe into his packsack.

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    Sorry for the triple post.

    Cychreides has been climbing, and continues to do so. He turns 90 degrees to the left, and continues on. His movement rate is 180'.

    Hestia effectively starts delaying until she senses a new life force powered by positive energy entering her sphere of knowledge (about 110' radius). She will then use a full-round action to attempt to possess that body. Will DC 31 resists. CL check for any spell resistance: (1d20+26)[29].

    Cheiros casts a regular Horrid Wilting on the approaching Furies. DC 34 fort save for half. Damage: (20d6)[90]
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    Another vast vortex of swirling blackness engulfs the oncoming furies swamping them in inky blackness. The threads of dark magic weakening them and crippling limbs and sinews...

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    Regular furies
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    Fort (1d20+20)[25]
    Fort (1d20+20)[33]
    Fort (1d20+20)[37]
    Fort (1d20+20)[33]
    Fort (1d20+20)[32]
    Fort (1d20+20)[29]

    Caster ones
    Fort (1d20+28)[41]
    Fort (1d20+28)[35]

    Well then... None have dies after some very luck saving throws Just lots badly injured.



    As the rest of them surge forward, flapping upwards on wings of insane fury- closing to some 500ft below you but cloming up fast. The two castings ones once again summoming magics, this time the caster furies and their allies vanishing even as their wounds begin to suck together and close...

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    One casting Chain Greater invisibility
    One casting Chain Heal on all his buddies

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    Damien stands tall on the dragon's back, his hands gripping his greatsword firmly, prepared to lunge out at the nearest Fury. His eyes are not fooled by their concealing magic, and the edge of his blade and the spikes on his armor begin to glow a hot, sullen red.

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    Still a readied action to charge. His move speed is 70' with Haste, so he'll charge the first Fury to come within 140'.
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    The acid washes over Mopsus harmless, leaving him completely unscathed.

    "Do not fret Cherios, Gaia protects me from acidic attacks."

    Mopsus then summons forth a mighty Pseudonatural Celestial Roc from strange alien planes to deal with the furies.

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    Immunity to acid from binding gaia, I assume this means no damage right? Standard action summon monster IX from Zceryll


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    Cheiros nods back to Mopsus. He sends a quick telepathic message to Hestia, explaining that the new spark that's just appeared is a summoned friendly creature, not one of the furies.

    "You are a man of many fascinating hidden talents, sir. Just as these furies have hidden talents. But their attempt to hide from our eyes does nothing against one who can see their very souls."

    His hand, already in his pack, draws out a slender black rod. He whispers a dark sentence, and points towards the grouping of furies. A dark cloud, smaller but just as nasty as the one in which they had travelled, appeared and enveloped the entire group of bird-women.

    Cychreides veers left again, now travelling away from the battle with the titan, away from the pursuing furies.

    Meanwhile, a pair of babbling allips continues to bumble along towards the clouds, about 200' back and 100' below.

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    Since Mass Heal requires the targets all to be within 30' of each other, it follows that they would all fit inside a 40' sphere. Like, say, the one created by an Acid Fog spell using a Rod of Metamagic Enlarge. All take (2d6)[8] acid damage. He's using Lifesight to see where they are.

    The dragon turns left again, so is more or less moving directly away from the harpies. He continues to climb at about a 45 degree angle, with a base movement rate of 180.
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    Alcaeus will look back but continue on course, making sure not to outpace Angela. "Looks like they're doing a good job against the bird-bitches, Berenike."
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    Doing her best to not be outdistanced by Alcaeus, despite the fact he was obviously holding back, Angela looks over her shoulder one last time before the sight vanishes from her field of vision. "That they seem to be doing. Doesn't make the fact my warrior blood boils at the opportunity to of tested myself against winged foes. Maybe next time..."

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    The Roc, strange and twisted, almost dripping liquid flesh as its body seems to writhe and twist in a strange liquidlike manner its clearly some sort of travesty against nature.

    Inside the fog the furies have vanished from view- the fog, wet, acidic and molten acid blocking the magical sights of the party.

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    Do you have ranges of lifesight/ true seeing/ etc...?
    I thought trueseeing as the spell was limited to 120 feet?


    Suddenly with whispering CRACK of magical power the two caster furies and 5 of the others appear in the air around the dragon brought by the dark power of one of the furies.

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    For reference there is a fighty-fury in contact with Damien, Cherios and Mopsus, the other 2 are ~10ft away and the 2 casters a little behind after they were all holding hands for the quickened dimension door.



    As the furies pounce on the party and the dragon the 2 fury sorcerecesses unleash dark magic. Terrible pain gripping Damien's proud and noble physique. The second lashing out with a powerful ray of dark energy as the vast beam of black energy reachs out towards the zombie dragon as the dragon convulses with fluids, rotting matter and shards of bone exploding out of the wreckage of the zombie dragon's tattered torso...

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    Cast Wrack at Damien Fort DC29 or prone blind and helpless
    Cast Avasculate on the Dragon (1d20+29)[31] VS dragon's touch AC. Spell resistance (1d20+19)[29] if needed against the dragon. Dragon loses half of its hitpoints before the furies swoop in for the kill.



    The ones with large claws and fangs attacking and rending at Damien, Mopsus and Cherios invisibly while the remaining 2 flt throigh the air to claw at the dragon with long razor thin claws. The world being reduced to a cloud of flapping and clawing furious furies...

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    VS Damien although he will also be attacking with his readied action
    Claw (1d20+32)[51] damage (2d6+15)[23]
    Claw (1d20+32)[38] damage (2d6+15)[26]
    -- If both hit then Rend (1d20+32)[52] damage (2d6+28)[36] and wounding (1d3)[2] Con

    VS Mopsus
    Claw (1d20+32)[51] damage (2d6+15)[18]
    Claw (1d20+32)[44] damage (2d6+15)[21]
    -- If both hit then Rend (1d20+32)[45] damage (2d6+28)[38] and wounding (1d3)[1] Con

    VS Cherios
    Claw (1d20+32)[35] damage (2d6+15)[26]
    Claw (1d20+32)[43] damage (2d6+15)[20]
    -- If both hit then Rend (1d20+32)[51] damage (2d6+28)[35] and wounding (1d3)[3] Con

    VS the Dragon- charging with tumble (auto pass the tumble check)
    Claw (1d20+32)[36] damage (2d6+15)[27]
    Claw (1d20+32)[48] damage (2d6+15)[22]
    -- If both hit then Rend (1d20+32)[36] damage (2d6+28)[37] and wounding (1d3)[3] Con

    Claw (1d20+32)[37] damage (2d6+15)[25]
    Claw (1d20+32)[41] damage (2d6+15)[24]
    -- If both hit then Rend (1d20+32)[49] damage (2d6+28)[35] and wounding (1d3)[1] Con

    I'm not sure about miss chances?
    If you cannot see invisile creatures then let they will hit slightly more easily.

    @Toliudar: What is the dragon's maneuvrability? Will you have to move and generate AoOs?- they have perfect flight so are happy floating


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    The old man ducks instinctively as half a dozen furies abruptly appear around them. He manages to evade the touch of the figure that reaches for him.

    The fury delivers a touch of black death to the dragon...but the blackness is absorbed into his already-dead flesh without further impact. The other furies' keen claws are quite another matter, however, and tear whole hunks of his decayed flesh from the bones.

    Sensing the presences of new living creatures nearby, Hestia reaches out from her gem and tries to seize control of one.

    Sizing up the situation, Cheiros decides that keeping all of them flying is more important than taking out one or two of the furies. He sends a wave of sustaining energy into the dragon.

    Cychreides wheels away from the furies' onslaught and flaps away.

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    Lifesight isn't a spell, but a feat (Libris Mortis) that makes living creatures give off light seen only by someone with the feat. No range is listed.

    Technically, you can't take any other actions after dimension door-ing. But what the heck, it's epic.

    Avasculate is a death effect, and undead are immune to death effects, so the spell doesn't hurt the dragon.

    All attacks miss Cheiros and hit Cychreides.

    Cheiros will take a full round action to defensively cast an Empowered Heal on Cychreides.

    Hestia will try to possess one of the Furies. If it's possible to distinguish, she'll go for one of the more powerful new sparks. If not, then may I suggest a random pick (1d7)[3]? Will save DC 31 or she takes possession and shouts out "Well, this is a MUCH more attractive body!"

    Cychreides does indeed need to move to stay aloft, and he will opt to level off and move 90' in a direction away from the furies. Attempting to tumble to avoid AoO's (what the hell, I have a 20% chance!): (1d20-1)[4]. Similarly, Damien's attempt to avoid AoO's as he moves away from the fury that engaged him. (1d20+8)[18]
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    As the furies appear around the group Damien reacts instantly, his speed and skill honed to a razor's edge. He seems to explode forward in a burst of flame and speed, slamming into the central warrior fury with his greatsword wreathed in flames. He shifts his stance rapidly, bringing his blade down to intercept a strike, and he begins to dance on the air as if it were firm ground.

    He twists in a large, spinning blur, lashing out at the furies around him and the others in a massive flurry of blows, striking each of them again and again, attempting to cut them down or drive them back. His blade roars with intense flames, flames that lash out at the furies with an elemental rage.

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    Here's hoping they aren't resistant to fire.

    Action breakdown:
    Readied action to attack the first fury in range goes off. He initiates his Searing Charge as a part of this action.
    Power Attack for 1, Charge: (1d20+49)[51]
    Damage: (3d6+53)[61] + (5d6)[20] fire damage

    He then counters the successful attack on (the first one). If another fury is close enough, he'll use Scorpion Parry. If not, he'll use Fool's Strike. The only difference is where the attack ends up.
    Redirect, DC 51: (1d20+49)[69]
    Thanks to his Counter Stance ability, he'll change stances as a part of the action, from Stance of Alacrity and Leading the Charge to Balance on the Sky and Dancing Blade Form, assuming that the +5ft reach is necessary to reach the three warrior furies. If it isn't, he'll stay in his Stance of Alacrity.

    He'll then use his Adamantine Hurricane maneuver to attack them all twice, with his Inferno Blade boost, Power Attacking for 2.

    Fury 1, Attack 1: (1d20+49)[67]
    Damage 1: (3d6+36)[49] + (3d6+19)[29] Fire Damage
    Fury 1, Attack 2: (1d20+49)[54]
    Damage 2: (3d6+36)[46] + (3d6+19)[34] Fire Damage

    Fury 2, Attack 1: (1d20+49)[69]
    Damage 1: (3d6+36)[44] + (3d6+19)[32] Fire Damage
    Fury 2, Attack 2: (1d20+49)[61]
    Damage 1: (3d6+36)[50] + (3d6+19)[31] Fire Damage

    Fury 3, Attack 1: (1d20+49)[59]
    Damage 1: (3d6+36)[43] + (3d6+19)[28] Fire Damage
    Fury 3, Attack 2: (1d20+49)[66]
    Damage 1: (3d6+36)[44] + (3d6+19)[33] Fire Damage

    Feels good to finally use that. Here's hoping his melee is what it should be at this level. If they're too far apart (shouldn't be, based on the size of the dragon/our relative positions) or if the first one completely ignores the fire (judgement call) he may alter his actions slightly.
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    Critical confirmation for the first attack on Fury #2: (1d20+56)[76] (He adds his Int to crit confirmation)
    Damage: (3d6+36)[41]

    EDIT- Two twenties in a row for that attack. Damn that's sexy.

    Oh, and if they're evil they take an extra d6 of damage for each successful attack.
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    The sounds and clash of battle fade away from the trio as they flap northwards towards the towering spire of the Gods. As they fly the dragon and furies slowly diminishing to tiny specks in the sky the ground flows underneath them as the olve groves and corn fields lie fallow and empty.

    All notice the small owl flapping slowly alongside them, the winds and speed seemingly no impediment to the small creature.

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    Occasionally giving a side glance at the owl, it was becoming more apparent that something was different about the owl.

    'What in the name of Artemis..? How is that owl keeping up like it is?'

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    Cheiros pauses to send a brief mental update to their three Olympus-bound companions.

    "Engaged by a dozen furies. Holding our own so far. These are determined and powerful servants of the gods, skilled warriors and powerful divine servants. But Damien is a wonder."
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    Berenike smiles and says a prayer of gratitude to Athena when she sees the nightime flyer at day, and moreso when even the owl keeps up flawlessly. She normally wouldn't say anything, but she's worried that Angela might get spooked. As a savage Amazon (yes, Berenike has culture-prejudice issues) and huntress, she's worried her flying friend might shoot first.

    Berenike looks over to Angela. There are tears on her face, but a joyous expression ... it must be the combination of flight and the wind making her cry. She calls over, "Angela, Athena's owl watches and escorts us in our flight."

    If she can respond to Cheiros, "Thank you for the screen. And I shouldn't marvel that all of you are wonders. By the way, I believe that Athena's servant flies with me .... we've picked up an incredibly fast, daytime flying owl that has no problem keeping pace with us or with the wind shear we faced as we came over a farming valley."
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    Turning away from her contemplation on the owl Angela looks to Berenike with a bit of a puzzled look as to why the obviously strong woman would be crying before returning a shout.

    "If you fear that I'm going to shoot our small feathered friend you don't have to worry about that. I make it a habit to not shoot peaceful creatures first and ask questions later. Athena may of sent the owl to accompany us, but for what reason exactly?"

    Hearing the voice of the undead spellcaster spooked Angela more then the owl could hope. Just something about the fact a spellcaster could speak to one so far away in another's mind concerned her a great deal.

    If she can respond to Cheiros: 'It's weird that a owl taking flight during the day lite hours journeys not only so fast as to keep up with us and not be hampered by the wind, but to travel so far... I daresay that its unnatural enough that it may be a servant of the Goddess Athena. But to hear that you are doing well is good news indeed.'
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    Despite its furious clawing the fury's attacks completely missed Mopsus.

    Mopsus seem gripped by a sudden fancy for the melodramatic and loudly declaimed

    "Accursed fiend! Go back to the hell that spawned you!"

    Mopsus then breathes in. And breathes in. And breathes in, his lungs expanding to ridiculous proportions. With a oomph he breathes out a fierce whirlwind that has the furies at its mercy.

    Afterwards Mopsus orders the roc to attack the nearest furies

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    Cheiros would sigh, if he breathed and wasn't focused on surviving an attack by omnicidal bird-women.

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    Hearing Berenike's words, Alcaeus figures she must know what she's talking about. The owl might not even be paying attention, but he gives a crescent-moon salute with his bow in tandem with a slight nod downwards, but otherwise keeps flying and makes sure his senses are fully online for any other trouble.
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    The giant roc trailing primordial ooze streaks downwards towards the remaining 2 furies that didn't make the transition and only now are emerging from the thick bank of acidic fog. The ooze laden claws ripping great shreds from one of the beasts as it held in the massive pincers.

    Onboard the dragon the heroes leap into action delivering massive blows and causing carnage even as the dragons flaps onwards, the massive claw marks regenerating as the liche channels a massive blast of negative energy into the decaying body, huge bones and limbs regrowing and dead flesh knitting itself back together. THe fury facing off agianst Cherios looks confused for a second as another presence attempts to steal its body away from its soul.

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    The fury pauses shaking its head in a confused manner for a brief second before smiling, patting Cherios on the cheeck and exclaiming "What a nice new body".

    Damien explodes into a flames! Launching himself off the dragon's back he flies through the air in a blaze of flam slamming into the one of the furies in a vast explosion of blood and gore and the greatsword tearing through flesh.

    The blade seems to thin and lengthen as the mortal appears to straddle tony wisps of cloud balancing delicately on the sky as he spins much like the twirling whirling otiax that Mopsus has bound to himself. The twirling blade spins accelerating faster and faster as it catches 2 furies and one of the vile casting ones. THe first of the furies exploding into gore and feathers as after its claws rake down its own beautiful face from the parry the twin strikes from the flame blade disptach back to Hades eternal realm. The second dispatched by the colossal blow that shears it in half. The casting one however unaffected as the blade merely passes through its twisted body...

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    Fury 2: Fools strike for 23; searing for 71; adamantin inferno 138 = 232
    Fury 3: 178 + d6's (5) for 183
    Caster 1: nothing...


    Mopsus breathes a great gasp of breath as the powerful whirlwind tears through the air hitting the other casting fury, the one that was attacking him and the other one. The massive whirlwind snapping wing bones sending some tumbling out of control...

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    Fury 4: ref (1d20+26)[31] fort (1d20+20)[23] blow back (1d4)[4]x10
    Caster 2:ref (1d20+32)[37] EVASION fort (1d20+26)[44] blow back (1d4)[2]x10


    All 3 of the furies are savaged by the wind as limbs snap and shatter but only the caster is strong enough to resist the winds as the other 2 are blown backwards...

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    Meaning I have none left sadly to engage in any AoO's

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    With three furies engaging the massive globular alien Roc and two dead by Damien's hand the battle seems to be turning in the heroes direction. Below them is still a scene of chaos though you can see dead harpies floating the water or pinned to the decks. Mighty Ajax beating one to death with his hammer, 2 falling with huge arrows from the bow of Odysseus and another couple fighting Bellerophon as he and his trusty pegasus took to the sky.

    On the edge of th bay, sails full of summoned wind are the red sailed ships of Sparta and the golden sails of Agammemnon. Any fury that dares come to close targeted by a hail of magical energy or the magical hurled spears from the warrior spartans.

    Sadly, for many others the battle does not go well. Scyalla dismembering greeks by the hundred as at least 5 ships lie shattered in wreckage in the frothing water at her base.

    In the sky the 2 surviving harpies recover from the strong wind and drop like clawed stones towards Mopsus and Cherios...

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    The Two casters are far more dangerous as massive dangerous glimmers of magic begin to emanate from them. The closest one to Damien emanting dark rays of light that attempt to break the hero as it flaps some 40ft driectly above him.

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    The second one looks down to the dragon flapping some 180 feet away as it flaps effortlessly closing the gap to about 80 feet before launching a magical assault, a vast floating wall of prismatic energy leaping into being a scant 5ft in front of the huge dragon... with no option to turn its literally a matter of seconds before the zombie dragon and its passengers are carried through the scintillating walls of damaging colour...

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    Cheiros slides around in the saddle, barely evading the skilful charge of the fury. And he smiles, anticipating the opportunity to counterstrike. He glanced at the glittering wall created in front of the dragon and scowls. More of a problem, but not a lethal one.

    Cheiros focuses his attention on the two casters, acting again to literally suck the life out of them.

    Exulting in the power of her new body, Hestia darts after the nimble casters and slashes into one of them with all the power she now possesses.

    Mentally, Cheiros sends a word of warning to Mopsus, and an instruction to Cychreides.

    "Mopsus, please take a firm hold on your saddle. Cychreides, old friend...blast this creature attacking Mopsus, and stall."

    The dragon glances back at Cheiros with a surprised nod. He lunges at the fury, then simply furls his wings and plummets a hundred feet or more towards the water below.

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    Cheiros defensively casts a maximized horrid wilting on the casters, dealing 120 HP damage, fort save DC 34 for half. If any of the other furies (except for Hestia, of course ) can also be included in the 60' area, he'll hit them too.

    Cychreides breathes acid at the fury attacking Mopsus. (9d4)[22] acid damage, reflex DC 23 for half. He then stops flying and plummets 150'.
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    As the incoming rain of ruinous magic blasts down on Damien he remains calm, balancing on the air, his eyes nearly closed and his composure serene. When the fell power of the furies reaches him he does not attempt to intercept the assault with his blade, or dodge, or redirect the magic; instead he becomes one with the shadows. He becomes One with Nothing, and Nothing accepts him as a part of itself.

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    He's using his One with Shadow counter again, and he'll change to his Stance of Alacrity from Leading the Charge.

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    Miss chances for the Scorching Rays, in order, 1 is a miss: (3d4)[1][3][3](7)

    His turn is going to depend on what happens here.
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    Sorry for multiple posts, but that's the price we pay for complicated combat. I messed up the rolls for the Scorching Rays; it should be d2's, not d4's.

    (3d2)[1][2][1](4) 1 is a miss.
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    Damien's shadowy evasive tactic proves less effective than it was before, and though two of the three bolts of fire pass through him, the withering chill of the Furies' magic sinks into his muscles, eating away at his strength and his stamina. His arms hang limp, and his stance in the air falters. His head falls in what looks like shame, hanging heavily, his back stooped.

    The Cheiros and Mopsus drop away, and the sky is clear of anyone but Damien and the Furies. The moment they fall, the air grows dry and still, the ocean breeze beaten away by a dire and terrible heat. Damien looks up, and in his eyes is a kindled flame, brighter and more terrible than the sun.

    "You are immune to my blade, fury. Let us see if you are immune to flames as well." He grips his sword tightly, and the air around him begins to grow hotter, until embers and sparks begin to kindle in the clear sky. "You called up your magefire, Furies, and I found it to be lacking. Allow me to show you how a warrior burns!" Damien thrusts his blade skyward, and when he brings it down it is accompanied by an explosion of fire, a massive sphere of flame that reaches out in every direction, hot enough to melt iron and turn bone to ash.

    The fires rapidly fade, spiraling away into the smoke and vapor. Damien stands tall and proud, his muscles tight against his armor and his blade held high. He seems to shine with an inner light, and his eyes seem to look beyond the world. For a moment he is divine, the power of his blade and his flame and his heart too much for a mortal to bear. The magical power of the furies is washed away, undone by his power and his will; and then, as swiftly as it came, the power fades, leaving him restored but little different than he was before.

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    So, here's the breakdown. He used One with Shadow, which took no action due to his stance. The next round, he used Inferno Blast, and his Swift action was White Raven Tactics, targeting himself. He then acted immediately after himself in the turn order, using Iron Heart Surge to remove the Strength damage/penalty. I've fluffed it so that he mixes it all together, but this is the best tactical order, because next turn he'll get +2 to attack for Surging.

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    I assume the attacks are magical in some way? If they're not my starmantle cloak allows me to ignore them completely.


    Despite the illusions and glamers concealing his true location, the fury nevertheless managed to unerringly hit Mopsus, rending him and wounding him badly. Mopsus does attempt to intercept his cloak of starlight into the way of the blows however, to reduce the damage he takes

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