I search the corpses or I search where the corpses would be if they didn't melt into shadows.
Can someone heal the monk?
I say that we listen to the lady. I grab the key and the small stone chest. (I have an 18 Str, you know...)
Let's get out of this building, make it to the outskirts of Nyuss, and regroup.
I Cure Light Wounds myself for 1. Sweet. HP check?
Hey, someone loot that Shadow Mage!
The Sun Rises
Okay Brogg, you smite the shadow man and he collapses, dissolving in what seems to be a pool of runny tar. The room seems to brighten somewhat, revealing what Renwick discovered earlier- there is an altar and two doors in the back. The doors are ornate, carved in black stone, perhaps basalt. There are enlarged and distorted demonic faces on each, tongues hanging out grinning. The doors are locked. There is a small stone chest, also locked, on the floor behind the altar.
The shadow lady from before enters. She bows her head and places a key on the floor. It appears dawn has come."You should leave this place before the sun rises. This is a secret place found only behind the moon. I leave you the key in case you wish to return, to further purge our cursed city of the refuse left behind. I..."
She disappears. A pale shade of light in a thin strand can be seen along the street outside.
Sure thing. BR:18. I chop Mr. Shadow for 9 points.
Does that fall him?
By the way, what is
Mike the Zombie 1k doing?!
Monk bandaged. Shadow attacked. He's looking bad guys, please just finish this!
Cinder's ISP for his wireless laptop offers free battleside assistance. Cinder should be getting a text message letting him know when his paralysis wears off and he can act.
He can still think though, right? It's not like he's stunned.
Cinder thinks: "Ow. Fuck that hurt fuckingsonofabitchmotherfuckingcocksucerasshole I'm gonna fucking kill you!"
So if that dude is telepathic, then you know, it's on.
I'll bandage the monk.
I'm -1 to hit and have three hit points, I don't think the front ranks are for me.
I quote from the PH "Magic users are very weak in combat"
Maybe the shadow mans essence gem was on the alter and then I could smash it and then I'd be the hero and then everybody would slap me on the back. Which would be a lot better than bleeding to death or dying on a crit.
If only my damage spell wasn't AOE I cast some shit on this shadow.
If I had only taken ventriloquism instead of Burning Hands. I could have cast my voice into the shadows and pretended to be an attractive lady shadow in distress putting our shadowy nemesis off guard.
I guess all I'm saying is give me a brake I'm just a shitty first level mage trying to make through hard times.
Alright, I have had enough of Mr. Shadow
! BRs:8,7. Hmm, AC:5 and 6. Is Mr. Shadow
AC:5? 11 points of damage if he is.
Marivhon, what is this cursed place that you've led is to?!
Oh, you're unconscious. Sorry. I'll get you in a second.
The Part Of Renwick Will Be Played By Christian Slater
Okay Dave FoO, the paralyzation has worn off by now and you're free to act. You hit the shadow man and damage him. Marivhon is at -1 and dropping, so someone might want to see to that too. Cinder is paralyzed for the next few rounds. Renwick wandered off over to the altar, but you don't find anything because it's damn dark and the screams of your friends is somewhat distracting
Dave, Fist of Odin
Ummm - yeah. I guess a 3 kinda does fail that p-lyze save. Ah, well. Good luck, fellas!
I got mad healing potions - and I think a 'cure conditions' kinda thing, that I don't remember if it helps with a spooky guy's paralyzing touch. Let me know when I'm next active . . .
The next 20 I roll I get an 18, for what it's worth. Maybe that's a to-hit roll, 'cuz I like the clobbering. If so, and if I hit (it hits AC -1), then I do 5 points damage (and make an armor save).
But mostly I just stand around.
actually I'm at minus one and dropping.
Save vs. Paralyzation, BR:2!
Here is another attack round, whenever it applies:
BR:2 and 10.
When I can finally act again, I fail. Cinder ain't gonna rhyme about this combat.
I go look at the alter. I realize that it's dark but maybe I can find something. Br 15 to search around.
So does Mr. Shadow forfeit his Critical?
Alright, I chop him again! BR:13. That hits AC:0. Take 11 points, Chump!
Marivhvon Is Your Hero
But not for long. After another good round, Marivhon takes 9 from a giant shadow fist, dropping him to 0 hp.
Renwick wanders off. Okay Renwick, you don't find any other creatures, but you do see what seems to be an altar and two doors in the back. Looks like it's too dark to see much more.
Geez, this Monk
is getting cocky.
Two attacks on Mr. Shadow
: BRs:1,7. Hmm. That 7 hits AC:6.
I brace for the blow.
I'll show ya weak monk!
Br. 15 that should ac 6.
Who am I kidding, I'm just gettin in the way. Next round I get back and have a look around for anything else that might be sneakin around. Br 17 and 8 to notice anything.
BR tp hit the giant shadow guy...18 hits ac 0 for 8 pts of damage.
I look at my companions and wonder when they became so weak.....
Yet Another Vanilla Combat Round
Renwick and Brogg miss and Cinder may as well have missed. But you didn't really, you did a little damage. The guy doesn't care though.
Maybe we just say Dave FoO failed that paralyzation save, and roll on. Cinder, you've got apple. You get hit for 7, make a paralyzation save. The combat rages on in the City of Spiders!
I didn't even notice the shadow guy!
I'll try and help Br 6 to hit.
I haven't found that Blog Roll is skewed in my favor.
Ok! Blogger has been having some technical difficulties lately when I've been trying to log on.
But Cinder doesn't care about that! Two swings on the shadow giant.
One hit for minimum damage. I cut him for 2!
I roll a 3 and a 9. Meh.
Obviously, Dave, Fist of Odin failed his paralyzation save
I take a swing at the big Shadow Man
You Still Gotta Save
Okay Brogg and Marivhon, your combined onslaught will kill off shadow mage. But Dave FoO still gotta roll those saves. Roll 'em.
And the enormous shadow man is still rockin.
Hmm. I would love to do a statistical analysis on our respective Blogrolls.
Anyway, I give this Shadowy Wizard
some broadsword loving! In the name of Grisbane! BRs:16,7. That 16 hits for 10 points.
Begone, foul denizen of the Shadowrealm! Begone!