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Unread 23rd of October, 2003, 04:53
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Ah, but that felt good. And dare I say: the bitch is back .

Edit: I know your response wasn't required, but you know how I hate following my own posts.
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Unread 23rd of October, 2003, 05:49
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I've been seriously thinking of having Tiltowait turn up at this point. Probably starting it off with something focusing on the orc's camp; something like:

"A bear walks into the clearing."

That alone should cause some chaos. So, shall I lend a hand?
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Unread 23rd of October, 2003, 07:21
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If you want. Most of the camp is now stunned for the next few round (7 on average).

Somehow, I don't think the long haired human is going to be able to complete his planned full round action next round to finish the sacrifice. There's this problem of interference from a wild-eyed half-orc.
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Unread 24th of October, 2003, 03:13
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Well, I'm still surprised, good job. Although Blarth going after the man and not the giant is bound to cause Cadrius no end of frustration.

"What? No...he was supposed to...damn it."
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Unread 24th of October, 2003, 03:28
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Wipe that grin off your face, sonny!
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Unread 25th of October, 2003, 00:35
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Unread 28th of October, 2003, 05:04
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I'd just like to point out that Blarth went along with the plan up until he shouted. Now maybe Cadrius saw something diffrent, but Blarth wasn't trying to change the plan.
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Unread 28th of October, 2003, 05:11
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So, basically, he fulfilled the "circling around the camp" part .
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Unread 28th of October, 2003, 05:12
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I suppose I'm up next. I plan on having the druid cast some sort of summoning spell, to place some live bodies between him and Blarth. I don't know what Shade will do yet, but she isn't going to be happy that she hasn't gotten a reaction from Cadrius yet .
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Unread 28th of October, 2003, 05:22
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Yep! Blarth sucessfully circumnavigated the camp.

'Course he probably wouldn't have used such a big word to describe what he did.
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Unread 28th of October, 2003, 13:17
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Hmm, I could've sworn...wow, I really must've not been paying attention. My bad. I'll need to edit accordingly.
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Unread 29th of October, 2003, 11:07
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Waking the giant up right away? That takes guts. At the bare minimum though he should be stunned for three rounds.

Unless of course your saying he passed his will save...
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Unread 29th of October, 2003, 12:49
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Somebody had to .

And with our fallen paladin's luck . . .
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I thought it might make things more interesting if he effectively made his save (being surprised and stunned by it, but not out like the orcs). Besides, how much fun would it be to coup de gras the fearsome giant anyway? We all wanted some tension and surprise, right?
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Unread 30th of October, 2003, 09:27
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I thought that is what the druid was for...

Anyway, any word Gral on when you'll get around to posting Shade's actions? Since this is combat, I'm very tentative about plunging things ahead too quickly.
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True, true. Still, we all know we could wreck this druid. But a druid AND a giant? It'll be tough.
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Unread 30th of October, 2003, 23:46
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*rolls over and opens one eye, then hits the snooze button before falling back to sleep*

Oh, all right, I'll get my act together sometime today .
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Unread 31st of October, 2003, 06:24
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Well, I hope you're happy. The beast is a dire wolverine, and it is the druids animal companion. It may or may not get a chance to attack before Blarth. Your call BP.

The druid just sacrificed the prisoner, which really ought to net him some sort of bonus but we can leave it nebulous. At this point, he can pretty much own us seeing as we are all otherwise occupied.

However, he does have other things on his mind so he may not stick around. Should any of you choose to have him flee, he will most likely choose the form of a large blue-black raven.
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Unread 31st of October, 2003, 08:47
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Actually I don't think the sacrifice should take place. Its a full round action to complete it (equivalent to a coup-de-grace) and Blarth will interupt it, regardless of the cost to himself in the form of the AoO from the dire wolverine, by bull rushing the druid.

Of course the druid could just kill the prisoner normally, in which case he'll be able to do so before Blarth can interupt (since he acts first).
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Unread 31st of October, 2003, 23:49
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Well, I don't see how he could kill the prisoner "normally" unless the guy would likely die from a single dagger blow. Anyway, he's pretty well bent on finishing his ritual, so yeah, it's a full round action. If he senses that Blarth will reach him before it's over I'll go back and change his action. He'll probably cast some sort of spell or other to prevent Blarth from reaching him.
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Unread 1st of November, 2003, 04:35
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Well, given that the prisoner has already been tortured, he may be down to his last few hp.

Anyway, as it stands, my only contention is that your post has the druid completing the ritual, which he won't be able to do this round because Blarth won't let him. I, personally, was planning on having him try, only to be bowled over by Blarth. If you want him to realize that he won't be able to complete the ritual before Blarth gets to him and do something else as a result, that's fine by me.

So basically what it boils down to is I don't want to make a post that directly contradicts yours, but as it stands there is nothing that will prevent Blarth from stopping the ritual, at least this time, who knows about later in the fight.
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Unread 1st of November, 2003, 04:42
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And I, obviously, was planning on having him kill the poor bastard . My intent with the entire encounter was actually to have poor Cadrius get here just in time to watch the guy die, so I may be overly attached to that idea. Hence my jumping the gun on his death - it simply didn't occur to me that anyone would throw a monkey wrench into my plans. I should know better .

Personally, I'm inclined to let the full-round action thing slide in the name of story. But if you'd rather I edit so that he kills the guy without completing the ritual I can do that as it's the least intrusive and closest to my original idea. Of course, I lose my lightning imagery but that's no big deal.
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Unread 1st of November, 2003, 04:57
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Hmm... I hadn't thought about the whole Cadrius angle.

Don't change anything, I'll come up with something to prevent Blarth from reaching the druid.
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Unread 1st of November, 2003, 08:02
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Okay, I took some liberties with the wolverine's tactics, but it had the desired effect.

I'll let the two of you figure out what the giant's going to do (seeing as your the ones figting it) before the wolverine gets it regular attack.

I have an idea for what the druid might do next, but it isn't complete yet, so if either of you have something, go ahead and post it.
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