Encounter 43: The Black Spider II

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Encounter 43: The Black Spider II

Postby wineandcheese » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:30 pm

Continued from:

http://www.gelatinousdudes.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=99637#p99637

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The party charges down the passage towards the barracks!
Bugbears run out of the barracks and across the hallway.

Initiative Order

15 Mehesh
14 Maul
13 Bugbear
11 Winch
11 The Black Spider
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Re: Encounter 43: The Black Spider II

Postby wineandcheese » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:26 pm

Round One!

R1: Mehesh

Mehesh takes cover behind Maul and Winch,
advancing with them.

R1: Maul

Maul scoops up the little fighter and runs 30' down the hallway,
down the stairs and onto the landing leading to the barracks.

R1: Winch

Winch lets out a disappointing sigh and allows Maul to pick him up;
"Normally ye'd have to buy me some ales first...but I got a feelin' you have a good plan."

15' to the south, a bugbear can be seen running from the barracks and
across the hall. He glances at you with a shocked look on his face before
running away to the west, into the dark pool room. Before he makes it
past the hallway, Mehesh fires a shot from his bow.

The Bugbear takes 6 points of damage!

From inside the barracks you can hear a bugbear talking in common
in a gruff tone almost out of breath; "You think they won't come
for you? You won't get away with this!"

A strange crackling sound can be heard in unison with a bugbears
cries of agony. "Yeaaaaargghh!!"
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Re: Encounter 43: The Black Spider II

Postby wineandcheese » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:23 pm

Round Two!


R2: Mehesh

The thief follows the Barbarian as he makes his way to the barracks.

As the Black spider comes into view, the thief releases an arrow, but
in his haste to get in a shot, the arrow flies wide, missing it's mark.

miss!

R2: Maul

Maul runs into the doorway of the barracks carrying the halfling under his arm.

A pile of bugbear corpses litters the floor at the feet of the slender Drow.
The Black Spider appears to be doing battle with one of his massive Bugbear
guards.

The Barbarian howls at the scene before him, going deep into a rage!
He drops the halfling fighter before retrieving his giant stone hammer.

[ready action - ready with his hammer in case the spider draws near.]

R2: Bugbear

The wounded Bugbear picks himself up off of the ground, turning his attention to
the party standing in the doorway. The beast readies his mace for combat!

R2: Winch

Winch throw his handaxe at the Black Spider as he closes for melee.
The axe soars across the room striking the slender Drow in the chest.

The Black Spider takes 9 points of damage!

As the Halfling charges forward the Bugbear swings his spiked weapon
at the fighter. The swift footed Halfling ducks under the attack!

miss!

R2: The Black Spider

The Black Spider turns to face the party in western side of the barracks.

"You lot have caused me such trouble!" The Drow speaks while motioning
with his hands as he casts a spell. "Your meddling stops here!"

A faint blue shimmering energy surrounds the slender figure, covering him
from head to toe.
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Re: Encounter 43: The Black Spider II

Postby wineandcheese » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:33 am

Round Three!


R3: Mehesh

Mehesh draws another arrow into his bow and stands ready behind Maul,
waiting for an opportunity to strike once his friends engage the Black Spider
in melee.

[ready action - Black Spider, Bow]

R3: Maul


The barbarian runs into melee range of the bugbear attacking Winch,
slamming his giant stone hammer into the injured creatures side.

The Bugbear takes 11 points of Bludgeoning damage!

Seeing that his friends have turned their attention to the closer enemy,
Mehesh turns his bow to the bugbear as the is beast is flanked by the
barbarian and fighter. The perfectly aimed arrow flies past Mauls side,
sliding into the Bugbears neck where it sticks out the other side. The
creature chokes on the arrow as he drops his weapon to grab at his
impaled throat!

The bugbear is Slain!

R3: The Black Spider

The slim figure draped in a dark black cloak twists and turns his fingers
while rapidly speaking in some unrecognizable language. The air between
the Party and the Drow begins to shimmer as if the ground were a hot
dessert in the midday sun. The outline of the evil mage blurs as The Black
Spider disappears into thin air before you!
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Re: Encounter 43: The Black Spider II

Postby wineandcheese » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:36 pm

Round Four

R4: Mehesh

Mehesh positions himself to block the western doorway, drawing his
bow and looking for a target to appear.

[ready action]

"Reveal yourself and die with some fucking dignity. We have you trapped!"

Mehesh stands in the doorway, blocking an escape route while he peers around
the room. With his bow ready he waits for the Black Spider to reveal himself.

"Maul! Tear this place apart!"

R4: Maul

The barbarian calls out to the other two to be be quiet so he can listen for footsteps.

R4: Winch

Winch takes up position within the Eastern doorway with his mace out and lit up,
trying to use it to cast the Black Spider's shadow. The mace lights up as bright as
a torch, but no shadows are seen.

[ready action]

Winch looks about the room for any sign of the Black Spider. As he watches Maul
strain his ears listening for footsteps, the fighter gets the sudden urge to charge
at the barbarian and attempt to tackle him to the ground.

The Black Spider shimmers back into sight, kneeling near Winch, whispering
into the Halflings ear.

The Fighter runs at Maul, smashing into the barbarians shin with enough force to
drive the massive half-orc down onto the cold stone floor. Once Maul hits the ground
Winch shakes his head and wonders what type of magic made him decide to do such
a thing.

R4: The Black Spider

The Black Spider makes a run for the empty doorway as the rogue launches an arrow
into the fleeing Drows back.

The Black Spider takes 10 points of piercing damage!
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Re: Encounter 43: The Black Spider II

Postby wineandcheese » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:18 pm

Round Five

R5: Mehesh

Mehesh runs across the room, darting through the eastern doorway, chasing after the
slender Drow while drawing another arrow into his bow string. Rounding the corner,
the rogue spots the Black Spider descending the staircase leading into the great hall.
Mehesh looses his arrow into the fleeing mage's back.

The Black Spider takes 10 points of piercing damage!

The arrow sends the fleeing Drow stumbling into the stone wall where he braces himself
with an arm preventing himself from falling to the floor as he reels from the damage he
has suffered. The Black Spider looks to be close to death.

R5: Maul & Winch

Winch shakes his head while extending a hand to his friend that he just laid out onto
the floor, apologizing as he does so; "Sorry big fella, I don't know what got into me."
Maul gets up off of the ground with the little fighters help and the two run east after
Mehesh and The Black Spider.

Winch 25'
Maul 30'

R5: The Black Spider

The fleeing Drow spins about for a moment as he chants a hymn while motioning towards
the rogue. All of a sudden Meheshes vision erodes into a pitch black darkness. Losing sight
of the evil mage, the thief can do nothing but listen to the sounds of the Black Spiders
footsteps as he runs to the south.
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Re: Encounter 43: The Black Spider II

Postby wineandcheese » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:47 am

Round Six!

R6: Mehesh

Surrounded by darkness, Mehesh listens carefully to The Black Spiders footsteps
as they lead into the great hall to the south. The rogue gently drags his gloved
hand along the smooth wall of the hallway until it becomes rough and falls away
to the west. The footsteps echo throughout the giant expansive cavern and the
agile rogue gives chase, relying on his other senses to guide him through the
darkness. After following the Drow around 15' into the great hall the footsteps
stop. Mehesh shoulders his bow and draws his rapier, listening intently for any
sign of the spiders whereabouts.

[ready action - rapier]

R6: Maul

The barbarian storms down the stairs into the entryway to the great hall. Before
him stands a large ball of darkness that even his well developed eyes cannot penetrate.

In his barbaric rage, the Half-Orc hurls a javelin into the strange darkness. The sound
of the wooden weapon rattling on the floor leads him to believe he missed his mark.

miss!

R6: Winch

The fighter dashes 50 feet, running down the stairs and hallway, then running around
the 15' wide ball of darkness once he realizes that the magical light cast from his mace
light bringer can't penetrate the opaque balls ink like blackness.

R6: The Black Spider

From inside the darkness you can hear the Black Spider casting a spell. Mehesh stabs
his rapier into the direction of the voice. The tip of his blade finds the evil mage,
plunging through the Drows upper torso. The Spiders chant turns into deathly moaning
as he collapses onto the floor. The ball of darkness lifts as the evil mage lays dying
on the floor.

The Black Spider has been Slain!
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Re: Encounter 43: The Black Spider II

Postby wineandcheese » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:21 pm

450Xp

Maul Mehesh and Winch each get 150XP

The Story Continues Here:
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