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[Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« on: September 10, 2019, 10:47:25 AM »
** If you wish to play more in character, feel free, there is plenty of time on the trip to the site.

Ammon steps forward, “you are most welcome to accompany us.

But, we should get started if we are leaving today.”

With that, you pack up what gear you are bringing along and start out.

The journey takes but a few hours and is uneventful save for a group of dark clouds that seem to hover over the site.

Once you arrive, you dismount, and take a look around. The remnants of the caravan wagon have been stripped clean. The graves of the fallen look undisturbed, thank the gods. And, the carcass of the bear has started to decompose.

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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 03:42:26 PM »

"Ok. From here, I think it will be pretty easy for Dayn and I to track back towards the Orcs origins. I need to find the center of this earthnode, and see if we can figure out why it suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Hopefully, we can do that without ending up affected ourselves.

Skrawk, now I think, would be the time for us to take you up on that offer of aerial recon. I'm hoping we don't have an entire forest full of killer animals, but if you can scout a bit a head of our path to make sure you don't see any great threats as we move. Frankly anything that strikes you as strange is probably worth mentioning.

Dayn, You're a bit better at tracking than me anyway, not that the trail of an entire hive of orcs is hard to follow, but I'd appreciate if you'd take point. I may need to keep zoning out a bit to see if I can confirm we're heading in the right direction. It's my guess that the source of the problem and the Orc's old hive are the same, or at least very close, but that could be wrong. I'd rather not waste hours heading in the wrong direction.

For the rest, I hope you'll keep ranged weapons at the ready. If an animal approaches, I think we have to presume it's sick and dangerous. There really isn't much in these woods that won't flee from a group of people, so if it isn't fleeing, something isn't right. Best to just shoot it.

I hope nobody minds if I'm a bit bossy here, but at the moment, I think I'm the best Hogwood has to offer in figuring this out. I'd like to do that without anybody getting killed, the Orcs going home and all of us getting the Gold that was on offer.

Ok?"

Red looks around to see if anybody has anything to say.

Red/Ry

**It was a several hour walk here, so anybody who wants to add some roleplay/character stuff along the way, be my guest. Happy to build off my last post too.

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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 11:12:14 PM »

** Will pass this along to Heleen for a reply to both threads.
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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 12:23:05 AM »

"Ok. From here, I think it will be pretty easy for Dayn and I to track back towards the Orcs origins. I need to find the center of this earthnode, and see if we can figure out why it suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Hopefully, we can do that without ending up affected ourselves.

Skrawk, now I think, would be the time for us to take you up on that offer of aerial recon. I'm hoping we don't have an entire forest full of killer animals, but if you can scout a bit a head of our path to make sure you don't see any great threats as we move. Frankly anything that strikes you as strange is probably worth mentioning.


I hope nobody minds if I'm a bit bossy here, but at the moment, I think I'm the best Hogwood has to offer in figuring this out. I'd like to do that without anybody getting killed, the Orcs going home and all of us getting the Gold that was on offer.

Ok?"

Red looks around to see if anybody has anything to say.


***Sorry for the tardy response; I've been on a no-electronics vacation this past week.  I'm back, though!***

Skrawk has *no* objection to Red being bossy; Red's proven to be a competent "leader" so far -- after all, Skrawk is not only alive, but unharmed!  Skrawk readily agrees to head up and around -- starting in a circle of a few hundred meters, and gradually expanding the radius.  Height will be a hundred meters or so.  He'll stay up unless something comes to his attention; he'll scope whatever it is of interest without getting too close, then report back to the party.

Skrawk/Rob

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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 01:17:28 AM »
*** Sorry also for my tardy response; I had been sick for the past few days.***

Lorelei is just joining the group, and will adjust her behavior on her cousin, since she got just "invited" in this fellowship. For now at least.

She listens to the instructions intently, while looking down at her soft leathery boots, and a dozen of thoughts pass through her mind, wondering about this threat that is described.

"No objections on my part. I'll adapt myself to your fellowship and the situation. How may I be useful ?"

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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 11:17:19 AM »

"Well, I hope we won't need your skills with weapons, but I think that's probably a vain hope. Keep an eye out. It sounds strange, but be careful of any wildlife acting strangely. If this ethereal poisoning is wide spread we might have a lot of animals that wouldn't normally attack us. It sounds funny, perhaps, to get attacked by a squirrel and it probably wouldn't kill you, but the infection might be another matter.

So, If it is acting aggressively, presume hostile and shoot it. I'd rather they not get within biting distance."

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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 06:47:18 PM »
Dayn, You're a bit better at tracking than me anyway, not that the trail of an entire hive of orcs is hard to follow, but I'd appreciate if you'd take point. I may need to keep zoning out a bit to see if I can confirm we're heading in the right direction. It's my guess that the source of the problem and the Orc's old hive are the same, or at least very close, but that could be wrong. I'd rather not waste hours heading in the wrong direction.
Dayn(** Who, for Opale, is a local huntress who you've known for years. She is human, tallish, long-red hair, bright green eyes, agile and strong. She wears light rigid leather armor (in a mesh of scales to enable stealth), sabre at her hip, her preferred weapon, a long bow in hand, and her companion Ouwr, a Jaguar, at her side.)
Nods, and moves head to take the point and backtrack the trail.
(Tracking and Perception)
Rolled 1d100+31 : 36 + 31, total 67
Rolled 1d100+31 : 46 + 31, total 77

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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 06:47:46 PM »

** Meh this forum and Firefox eat my carriage return/line feeds ...
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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2019, 03:04:53 PM »
Does Dayn go out immediately or does she wait for Skrawk to investigate and report?

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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 12:02:58 AM »

** She goes out ahead and assumes Skrawk (overhead) and the group will follow. If they don't and she notices before they go out of view she'll call back something along the lines of "well???"
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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2019, 05:17:13 AM »
**Agree. Assume we move out together. Skrawk has greater speed so he can range out ahead, but we have a lot of miles to cover so we should all get moving.

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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2019, 10:59:24 AM »
Qaron pauses briefly at each of the graves while you all discuss the coming and goings, and will bring up the rear.

Dayn slips easily into the forest with Ouwr taking a considerable lead and circling back to make sure his human is still following. She thinks quietly to herself that they don’t really need a tracker to follow this obvious path. The Orcs did nothing to hide their movements (which she knows is not like them), even old Saric, the town blind man could follow this trail.

Lorelei makes brief eye contact with Red before looking down and away, letting him take the lead, but keeping a watchful eye, unsure of her surroundings.

Skrawk, knowing he can easily out distance them all above the tree line, waits for them to depart before heading out.

He circles, gaining altitude, and gets about twenty to thirty feet in the air before crying out loud and nearly falling from the sky.

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2019, 12:27:48 PM »

A very startled Red pulls up and stops, staring up at Skrawk.

He casts a fly spell himself as quickly as he can planning to get under Skrawk to attempt to slow his fall.  Red has no illusions that he can stop the fall, but if it comes to that he hopes he can use the force of the spell to decelerate and soften the landing. And while red isn't a big guy, He's pretty sure he's heavier than Skrawk, and he'd rather he get an injury than our  healer getting one...

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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 11:02:13 PM »
** give me an initiative roll, please.

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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2019, 08:13:35 PM »
You see the Hira’ right himself in the air (something startled him), and then he takes off, flying above the tree line in the opposite direction of where Dayn is heading.


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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2019, 12:05:07 AM »
Unsure of what is really happening, Lorelei will draw her blade, and get ready to defend herself and her fellowship.

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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2019, 04:15:28 AM »
Red, having spent the power, will float up and try to get a glimpse of what caused skrawk's reaction. His flight isn't that fast, so he will naturally take it slow.

EDIT FOR CLARITY: I'm focused on perception/attunement, rather than chasing Skrawk. I couldn't catch up to him anyway. If he stumbled into some mana current or strange thing that caused an effect on him, I'd rather avoid doing the same thing.

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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2019, 11:16:30 PM »
Skrawk flies back and forth making a few tight circles, periodically hovering and climbing a little, you think you’ve seen bees perform some sort of mating dance like this, but you’re not sure.

He does this a couple of times, and then suddenly stops, hovering just off the road.

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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2019, 02:18:38 AM »
After a few such circles, Skrawk seems to change his mind and heads back to the party.  He starts a little when he sees Red, but doesn't otherwise comment about his floating.

"I saw an Orc suddenly appear in front of me.  I don't think he was invisible -- just that he was in a tree and 'popped' out of it when I flew nearby.  I was startled, and lost him almost immediately.  I was hoping to spot him again, but no luck.  My deepest apologies."

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Re: [Act 1, Scene 6] Revisiting the Scene
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2019, 06:01:36 PM »

"That seems remarkably odd. I'm not sure how an Orc could disappear out of a thin air, so I can understand your confusion, because I share it.

Where did you see him? Perhaps we can determine if he fled? The alternative is that this is part of what's going strange here. What did the orc look like?"

Red will float/fly back down and consult with Dayn on this.

Red/Ry

 

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