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    Rd 2
    Magnus slays both foes facing him in a frenzied routine of reckless rage.

    Akiren drops one shortsword and defends himself with the other as he casts Cure Wounds. He reaches out to touch Riley, healing the gnome (cure 6) back to consciousness.

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    The lone living kobold on the ground (K4) disengages defensively and flees (move 30').

    The winged kobolds each drop one more rock before scattering and flying away. They pummel Akiren twice (16 dmg), bringing the ranger down. One rock hits Magnus (2 dmg) and none hit Riley.

    Riley stands up, still entrapped in the net, and casts Shatter at the fleeing foes. The shuddering boom of sonic energy blasts a pair, killing one and severely wounding the other.

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    Wounds
    Riley 25
    Akiren unconscious
    Magnus 12
    K8 6

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    K2
    K3
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    Round 3:
    Magnus chases down the remaining kobold.

    Attack: (1d20+7)[14]
    Advantage from reckless attack (1d20+7)[24]
    Damage: (1d12+7)[13]

    Frenzied attack: (1d20+7)[10]
    Advantage from reckless attack (1d20+7)[19]
    Damage: (1d12+7)[14]


    Effects in Effect: Rage round 3 of 10
    +2 melee damage with STR weapons (included above), resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, slashing damage.
    Frenzied attack: 1 extra attack for the duration of the rage
    HP: 31/43

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    Magnus easily catches and kills the last kobold on foot. The flying ones are already out of sight.

    Riley casts Healing Word on Akiren. As the ranger regains consciousness the gnome says, "I suggest we search the corpses, heal a bit, then move away from this ambush spot and rest."

    Healing Word (1d4+5)[9]

    Akiren rises to his feet with a groan, "Agreed, but we should be especially careful. Those nasty little buggers may have more ambushes and traps set up nearby. If so, some of the winged ones that escaped are likely to warn them."

    He casts another Cure Wounds on Riley.

    Cure Wounds on Riley (1d8+4)[12]

    Riley casts Healing Word a few times.

    Healing Word Lvl2 on Akiren (2d4+5)[11]
    Healing Word on Magnus (1d4+5)[9]
    Healing Word on himself (1d4+5)[6]

    Magnus has 1 level of exhaustion.

    No loot is found, and the trio continue cautiously. After an hour of travel they find a suitable place to rest.

    Riley suggests a long rest, citing his low spell power and believing the kobolds won't come looking for us anytime soon.

    Akiren wants to push on after a short rest. He knows kobolds well and believes the nocturnal creatures will organize and try to overwhelm them before dawn.

    Short or long rest?

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    Akiren 16
    Magnus 3 (exhaustion L1)
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    Magnus sides with Riley on the long rest, citing the fairly defensible site they had found that was hard to see from above. He volunteers for first watch, then suggests Riley take second and Akiren third.

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    Sleep comes easily to the exhausted human, but is disturbed by visions and dreams. Random, they're seemingly disconnected, strange and disconcerting. The only constant is a sound, subtle and indistinct at first, which steadily increases until understood as a voice. The words are mostly gibberish, the tone deep with a metallic echo.

    A flash of dark red, then impenetrable black triggers a string of intelligible words between others unknown, "Forged ages ago... eternal entropy... law always brings stagnation... need mortal hands... black sphere above blue eggs."

    Magnus wakes suddenly, those words echoing in his mind. Though sleep was fitful, he feels completely rested. Riley is still asleep. Akiren is standing nearby, bow in hand and eyes on the pending dawn.

    Long rest achieved.
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    That in the nine hells was that? Magnus thought to himself. Putting it out of his mind as an odd dream, he goes about stashing his bedroll and such while he nibbles on some rations. He gives Riley until he's done eating to wake up, then rousts the dark gnome if he doesn't.

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    Day 4

    After two more days of uninterrupted travel they come in sight of the ruins, then start searching the next morning. By midafternoon they've investigated the perimeter and found a collapsed building. Set into one of the few remnants of foundation they discover a tunnel. Worn steps cleared of rubble descend into a basement.

    Akiren offers to lead, but doesn't seem confident. Either way he pulls out his bow.
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    Knowing all chance at stealth will be gone by the mere fact that he will need light to see with, Magnus pulls out his axe and causes the axe to begin shedding light (bright light out to 30 feet, dim light out 30 more). He takes the lead down the steps.

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    Magnus leads the way down the 5' wide 7' high stairs, Akiren next, with Riley in the back. The stairs descend steeply for 90' then open into a chamber. From 60' away you can't tell how big it is, and it seems empty from there.
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    Magnus leads Riley and Akiren around to the right, staying within 30 feet of the wall to the right i order to be able to see it clearly. He will make a full sweep around the chamber if nothing interferes.

    Perception check? (1d20+5)[6]

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    As Magnus advances down the stairs toward the chamber Akiren uses primeval awareness, gasps softly, and mutters, "There is at least one fiend, one undead, and one dragon within a mile. One or more might be in that chamber, or beyond."

    Riley casts Invisibility.

    As Magnus reaches the bottom of the stairs he sees a chamber neatly carved from stone, 25' wide (10' to either side of stairs), 50' long and 20' high. There's another tunnel with more stairs down on the wall opposite of where they enter.

    A small spiny devil flies near the ceiling in the middle if the room. A large skeletal reptile is coiled in front of the next stairway. Both stare at Magnus as he enters their sight.

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    Grrrr... bracket!
    Riley (adv +3) (2d20)[3][19](22)
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    Magnus init: (1d20+3)[9]

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    Rd 1

    Akiren moves into the room to the right wall. He casts Hunter's Mark on the devil, then shoots his bow at it, striking it center mass (14 dmg).

    Still Invisible, Riley hums a soft, swift, inspirational tune to Magnus. He then casts Shatter at the bony snake (save = 7 dmg) and moves back up the stairs 25'.

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    As a bonus action, a creature (other than you) within 60 ft. that can hear you gains an inspiration die (1d6). Anytine during the next 10 minutes, the creature can add it to one ability check, attack roll, or saving throw. This can be added after seeing the roll, but before knowing the outcome.

    The spined devil flies in a tight circular pattern, whips it's long, thin, spiky tail, and launches a pair of barbed spines at Akiren, one of which hits (7 dmg).

    The bony reptile murmurs strange words and traces a strange pattern in the air with its finger bones. A red bead appears between thumb and forefinger, which it flicks across the room. A Fireball (23/11) explodes right in front of the doorway, engulfing Akiren & Magnus

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    Akiren 24 Devil 14 Akiren Hunter's Mark
    Riley 22 Naga 14
    Devil 21 Akiren 18
    Naga 14 Magnus 11
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    DC12 Dex Save: (1d20+5)[21]
    Advantage Dex Save: (1d20+5)[6]

    Magnus has his doubts on whether it will cause any damage, but he reacts by pointing his finger at the bony reptile that had hit them with the fireball, and with a word, engulfs it in flames. [Hellish rebuke]

    Rebuke Damage: (2d10)[14]
    DC 13 dex save for half.

    He follows that with an eldritch blast before moving 30 feet towards the reptile, trusting in his companions to deal with the flying devil.

    Ranged Spell Attack: (1d20+5)[13]
    Damage: (1d10)[5]
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    Rd 1
    Magnus reacts to the Fireball with Hellish flames, burning the bony reptile (7 dmg). His blast of Eldritch power misses as he moves closer.

    Rd 2
    Akiren shoots again at the flying devil, his arrow inflicting enough harm (18 dmg) to destroy its form and send it back from whence it came.

    EDIT: I forgot again about moving Hunter's Mark as a bonus action, which he does to tje naga.

    Riley comes down the stairs to the doorway. Seeing the situation he quickly casts Healing Word on Akiren (heal 8), then casts Vicious Mockery on the naga, "Lost your skin, now we break your bones!"

    Save = no dmg

    The reptile glances up as the devil is vanquished, then watches Riley appear and Magnus advance into the room. It casts another Fireball (29/14) then moves down the stairs and out of sight.

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    Initiative Wounds Concentration Dead/Dying
    Akiren 24 Naga 21 Akiren Hunter's Mark Naga Devil
    Riley 22 Akiren 24
    Naga 14 Magnus 40
    Magnus 9 Riley 14
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    DC12 Dex Save: (1d20+5)[11]
    Advantage Dex Save: (1d20+5)[11]

    ooc: Just to verify, Magnus only has 1 first level spell slot, so can't use Hellish Rebuke again, correct? Can I try another Eldritch Blast, or does that require line of sight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grodech View Post
    DC12 Dex Save: [roll0]
    Advantage Dex Save: [roll1]

    ooc: Just to verify, Magnus only has 1 first level spell slot, so can't use Hellish Rebuke again, correct? Can I try another Eldritch Blast, or does that require line of sight?
    Yikes, he's at 3 HP.

    Correct, 1 spell slot right now.

    Interesting, most spells have "that you can see" in the description; Eldritch Blast doesn't. It seems like it should be line of sight type thing... I'll investigate and think on it. Problem is it would have to bend or reflect down the stairs, which it won't do. But you can move 20' to the top of the stairs and see it 30' below, then blast.
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    Grr, put it in the map thread, forgot to add the DICE to the thread title..

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    Magnus knows he's in serious danger, but still moves to the top of the stairs where he can still see the naga, and lets loose another eldritch blast.

    Ranged spell attack: (1d20+5)[12]
    Damage: (1d10)[10]

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    Stay there or move out of sight of naga?
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    Definitely move out of sight if possible.

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    Rd 2
    Magnus moves to the top of the stairs and sends a blast of eldritch power down at the retreating foe. It tries to duck out of the path but gets blasted (10 dmg). It looks back up the stairs as Magnus retreats around the corner (to B30).

    Rd 3
    Akiren moves toward Magnus (to B29) and casts Cure Wounds on him (heal 5).

    Riley casts Healing Word on Magnus (heal 8), drinks a Healing potion (heal 9), then moves (to F25).

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    Initiative Wounds Concentration Dead/Dying
    Akiren 24 Akiren 24 Akiren Hunter's Mark Devil
    Riley 22 Riley 5
    Naga 14 Naga 31
    Magnus 9 Magnus 27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grodech View Post
    Magnus knows he's in serious danger, but still moves to the top of the stairs where he can still see the naga, and lets loose another eldritch blast.

    Ranged spell attack: [roll0]
    Damage: [roll1]
    Want to use that Bardic Inspiration on this attack roll? +1d6

    He could've used it on the last save instead.
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    totally forgot about it.

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    I should note those somewhere in the ooc spoiler.

    So, it hits, naga still alive, I edited previous post. It acts out of sight, after the healing, and it's Magnus' turn again.
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    Magnus moves to the entryway to the stairs again. If he still sees the naga, he will try to blast it again. If he doesn't, he says to his companions "Don't see it any longer. Should we give chase?"

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    Damage: (1d10)[10]

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    I forgot to post....

    When Akiren casts his spell and heals you he also hands you a small vial, "It's a Greater Healing Potion."

    You can add it to your equipment, unless you use it now, heals 4d4+4
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    Rd 4

    Akiren moves behind Magnus, "Maybe after a potion.

    He grins and drinks one

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    Riley shrugs, moves to the corner (F30), "Sure, lets go."

    He hums a soft tune and gives Magnus Bardic Inspiration.

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    Akiren 24 Akiren 9 Akiren Hunter's Mark Devil
    Riley 22 Riley 5 Bardic Insp Magnus
    Naga 14 Naga 31
    Magnus 9 Magnus 27

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    "Potion." Magnus repeats, suddenly remembering he's got one of his own. "Good idea." He takes the one Akiren gave him and drinks it.

    Potion of Healing (Greater): (4d4+4)[10]

    ooc: so does this mean he no longer sees the naga from the top of the stairs? If so, he starts down them.

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