If possible please add your character sheet to your sig, Vix. If not, then post a link to it in the OOC. odigity set up a wonderful website that has been an invaluable resource for me, but I don't know if he will regularly update it or even keep it up if he's not playing. So, that said I'm going to need easier access to some character sheets.
I detect a flashback sequence for Li coming up sometime in the future.
I'm glad that you guys are putting effort into your character development. It gives me great plot-point ammo to personalize the story, and it's really fun to read. Perhaps, sometime in the near future, we'll allow an anime-warrior-hero-dark-past-memories session where everyone can have flashbacks of flashbacks of flashbacks that reveal an experience each of you had as an impressionable youth that made you the men (and woman) you are today.
And BTW, PSinger... thank you for channeling Romeo & Juliet as your way of embracing the forced line-up switch. "But soft" is the last thing I ever expected Necahual to say. Laughter ensued.
I'm going to say that you completely caught these goblins off guard. Vir-Sashi and Han Chun Li, if you charge in now, you can use Necahual's diversion to catch the Goblins in a surprise round. Necahual, sorry, you don't get a surprise round, but your sacrifice has made it to where all eyes are now on you and the goblins can easily be blindsided by a swift strike from two of your compatriots.
I'll build a battle grid after I get off work, but here's the basics:
Rectangle room, simple design (30x20) two floors. Debris everywhere, so all terrain is considered difficult terrain for purposes of movement. I will allow tumble checks to hop, skip and twist your way through difficult terrain at full speed due to your Monk training. DC 12. High ground/low ground advantages apply if you're on the cashier's desk, stairs, etc. Beware, the stairs look damaged and not all steps are stable anymore.
After Vir-Sashi and Han Chun Li have a go, everyone who hasn't already, please roll initiative.
@ Li: You are welcome to finish what you're doing out of initiative at the bottom of the round, since the goblins haven't the faintest idea you are there.
@ Necahual: They aren't a size category bigger, but it is clear that one of these two is the alpha, because they are a bit taller and stronger, and bossier. Assuming you walked right up to them, the one on your left has nicer gear: Morningstar Mace and a Chain Shirt, rings and multiple silvery-metal piercings on his nose, eyebrows and ears. The other one is sporting a short spear and is wearing gauntlets, he is wearing studded leather armor and has fewer pierced body parts, but it still clearly bigger than the third one, who appears a bit emaciated, is several inches short and is wielding a crudely constructed javelin. A sling is hanging from his belt, and his back is criss-crossed with many scars, presumably from a whip. He is clothed in mainly rags.
Everyone please post in initiative order. It makes it quicker for me to sort everything out. Plus, it will allow me to tell you whether or not the goblin you are trying to smack around is still breathing.
The surprise round is over. Vir-Sashi... go get 'em.
@ Vixsor Lumin: No, I'm not going to make you re-roll. I'm just asking for future reference. You're using Ulyono's icon for now, due to the fact that I have no idea what your character looks like. He's the one standing on the right side of the door in the blue pants and tan tunic. Find a square shaped image you'd like to use to represent your character, and I'll incorporate him.
@ Lostsole31: My apologies, Morpheus. I somehow completely missed the fact that your character had an opportunity to join in the surprise round goodness, considering you were pretty much ready to go before Necahual was. Yes you get in on the trip, I'll post the description in IC soon.