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Grizwold leads the way as the party follows the track on the way to the den. At times you hear exceptionally loud, far-off noises; something that sounds a bit like an explosion, but you don't give it much thought. Other than that, the forest is quiet.
Given that you have quite a ways to travel, and nothing else to talk about with people you've never met before, you think that this might be a good time to introduce yourselves.
Alright, last thing before we hit the den. Tell people your name, why you want to kill kobolds, any or all of that stuff. Also, you're absolutely free to say nothing at all. Just post that you say nothing, of course
Kerrick doesn't say anything; he has what seems to be a faraway, yet concerned look on his face. You can tell he doesn't seem to be so into this "go clear out the Kobold den" idea, which might confuse those familiar with the staunch racial hatred between Gnomes and Kobolds.
"As you've probably heard by now, my name is Matthias. I follow the ideal of freedom and my faith grants me the power I need to uphold that ideal. If you need healing on while we are in the den, I'm the person to come to."
Just another souless construct out for world peace and harmony.
I am Griz. Protector of the Svalich woods. I come here to kill kobolds. Sorry, but it is what i do. I really really really hate 'em. They are the thing I can't stand most of all. The gnome says off hand at one point during the journey. That is the most you hear from him. as he focuses most of his attention at the task at hand.
At one point he raises an ear to hear what the explosions might be.
Unfortunately, Griz, you are not able to recognize the sound. You are not sure you've ever heard anything like it... you don't quite know the direction, either. Sounds like it might be coming from the south; maybe the south east.
"Well, if you've no interest in gods, maybe it's best I didn't mention it, then..." Kerrick states half-heartedly while casually juggling three tiny balls of colored flame, bouncing them off the ground every so often as he walks.
"Anyone good at finding traps and hidden doors and such? I don't mind standing on front so I can get a clear line on those nasty kobolds... but i ain't much good at avoiding obstacles." The gnome looks around hopefully.
Lufred prepares to enter then den, but waits for the others saying "I'll stay at the back to guard us from Kobolds using their tunnels to sneak around us, also, I'd prefer not to be shooting at kobolds who are already busy attacking me. I prefer kobolds to be lying on their backs, with a nice squishy stomach pointed up at my bow."
edit: my post now makes no sense because it was being written while a new post was put up.
Success is determined by blood. Yours or your enemy's.
Last edited by Blackdeath : 11-12-2007 at 09:45 AM.
Grizwold, followed by his trusty dog Skip, begins venturing in to the ominous right turning corridor. He edges his way carefully, keeping his eyes open for traps and pitfalls.
spot check (1d20+6) (to spot any traps)
search check (1d20+5) (to search for any traps)
he can't find any magical ones but he might spot some other kobold built nastyness
i am also telling Skip to guard me (dc10). I can retry this action if it fails (1d20+5)
Giving a command is a move action until i am 4th level, also, the dc of giving commands increases by 2 if the animal is injured.
It's pretty dark down here, any of you folks got or need a torch..." The gnome looks around at his companions assesing their ability to see in the dark.
The passage winds down deeper into the ground; After making the right turn, it quickly makes two sharp left turns after just ten feet, causing you to head back in the direction you were just going. Just up ahead, another right turn awaits...
Grizwold signals the party to stop and makes a simple hand signal to tell the party that he can hear seven creatures talking up ahead. He then quietly draws his two blades and prepares to surprise his opponent. Skip will diligently protect him in battle
move silently (1d20+1)
init (if needed at this point) (1d20+3)
Size/Type: Medium Animal
Hit Dice: 2d8+4 (13 hp)
Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class: 16 (+2 Dex, +4 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple: +1/+3
Attack: Bite +3 melee (1d6+3)
Full Attack: Bite +3 melee (1d6+3)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: —
Special Qualities: Low-light vision, scent
Saves: Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +1
Abilities: Str 15, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6
Skills: Jump +8, Listen +5, Spot +5, Swim +3, Survival +1*
Feats: Alertness, Track
As Griz moves through the dark hallway, you all see a broken-down door up ahead. One of its hinges is broken off, and there's a large crack near the handle, large enough to see through.
Kerrick and Matthias follow, creating some fairly loud clanking and creaking. You all immediately hear some noises up ahead, behind the door. A few quiet yelps ring out, followed by some growling, and finally some orders being shouted in the Draconic tongue you know can only belong to one thing.
Skip begins growling instinctively, very quietly. He moves closer to Grizwold, knowing his master may be threatened soon.
Kerrick holds up both his hands as if to block the others ("STOP!"), then waves both hands away from the door("back"), and makes a lowering motion with his hands ("hide"). He holds up two fingers to his eyes ("look"), points towards the door ("there"), holds up two fingers ("two"), and makes a walking motion with the index and middle fingers of his right hand ("coming").
Matthias shrinks back into the wall as best he can, and then quietly unraps his chain and gets ready to strike.
hide - (1d20-4)[-3]
I don't think you can ready actions out of combat, can you? If you can, I'm readying an action to attack (read: trip) the next creature that comes through that door. If not ... well, maybe we'll get a suprise round.
EDIT: nat. 1 hide. Crap.
Just another souless construct out for world peace and harmony.
As Matthias slinks to the wall, the light from inside the room manages to catch his shiny breastplate armor, making it clearly visible to the kobolds advancing to the door at that moment. From the room, much closer to the door, you all hear some angry kobold speech, and within a second the whole room erupts with kobold growls and shouts, and moving around of tiny kobold feet.
With a final warcry, one of the kobolds pulls open the door and quickly gets out of the way, with the other one on the other side of the hall exit. You are all faced with six kobolds at the back of the room, small light crossbows aimed directly at the party.
Woo! First combat! Roll intiative!
Map shall be up in just a moment, in this post.
One other thing about the map: To get the grid up, you need to press 'cycle grid' once. Otherwise, you can get a ruler and draw on your monitor. Doesn't make a difference to me
The left kobold's bolt wizzes over the entire party's head, landing in the back wall with a loud thunk. The right kobold's bolt doesn't even get to the hall way, hitting the wall beside the entrance and almost incapacitating his own teammate. You all hear a frightened "YEEP!" along with a few draconic swears.
It is now LUFRED'S turn.
It might be in your best interest to delay until your next teammate goes, to give you room to move in and shoot.