Encounter 48: The Burnt Men

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Encounter 48: The Burnt Men

Postby wineandcheese » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:28 pm

The party arrives at the gate to the great keep
to find it surrounded by a small group of shriveled
men who appear to be burnt to a crisp, yet attack
the doors to the keep with strength and vigor.

Initiative Order
20 Colorful Man
19 Winch
11 Mehesh
10 Burnt Men
5 Maul

Round One!

Mehesh

The rogue sparks up a flaming arrow and fires it at one of the Burnt Men.
The arrow strikes the creature in the back of the head, causing 23 damage!

BM1 takes 23 point of piercing damage!

Winch

The Halfling waits with his bow drawn until Mehesh gets his sneak attack
shot in. The twang of the rogues bow signals the attack as the fighter
follows suit with two arrows of his own. The first arrow strikes the
shriveled creature in his torso as it turns to face the party. It's beady
red eyes glow with anger and pain.

BM1 takes 7 point of piercing damage!

Maul

Maul hurls a javelin at the injured monster, skewering him with
the weapon, sending the creature staggering back.

BM1 takes 8 point of piercing damage!

Burnt Men

The burnt men turn towards the sound of the parties bowstrings
and begin howling tormented screams as they charge forward.
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Re: Encounter 48: The Burnt Men

Postby wineandcheese » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:32 am

Round Two!

Colorful Man

The man on the archway heaves another pot of boiling oil up onto
the ledge of the gatehouse. Peering over he spots the parties attack
on the group of monsters. He squeals out with a mix of joy and panic.

"Eeep!! I cannot help you from here boys! Run for your lives!"

As the man calls out, the party spots another head poke out from
behind the wall high above the tall doors to the keep. A young
boy looks down on the scene below with concern.

Winch

The fighter fires off two arrows, the first dropping the injured
man in the back and the second striking the closest burnt man.

BM1 is Slain
BM2 takes 9 points of piercing damage!


Mehesh

The rogue grabs a handful of ball bearings and throws them in
front of the three rapidly approaching men. The balls bounce
and settle in the cracks between the large stones leaving the
group largely unhindered.

Maul

The barbarian chugs a potion of healing and let's out a thundering
belch. The blackened men throw themselves over the wall and begin
to swarm the Half-Orc. Maul howls in anger at the creatures around
him, entering deep into a Battle RAGE!

Maul regains 7 hp.

The Burnt Men

The burnt men claw and bite at the barbarian as Winch hides under
Mauls legs and Mehesh backs away slowly while drawing his bow.

2 crit fails!

The creatures are so worked up that they feverishly lash out using
all of the strength they can muster without giving concern to accuracy.

The third burnt man draws closer, seemingly eager to join in the frenzy.
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Re: Encounter 48: The Burnt Men

Postby wineandcheese » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:58 pm

Round 3!

Colorful Man R3

The man in the gatehouse grows more and more animated as he begins waving
his arms about speaking in an ancient language while gesturing in your direction.

Anticipation builds as you wait for some triumphant spell to spring forth from
the ether. Yet, despite all of the fanfare... nothing happens.

He drops his arms in defeat and begins sobbing loudly,

"It's of no use! Oh sweet despair! I cannot look on..."

He turns away, covering his face and weeping into his magenta sleeve
while the young boy comforts him with a hug. They step down, off of
the wall and out of sight.

Winch R3

Winch draws his scimitar and slashes at BM2
The first attack slashes into the creatures leg
where black ooze seeps out through the wound.

BM2 takes 9 points of slashing damage!


The third burnt man takes advantage of the fighters
focused attacks, finding an opening, the creature
reacts with a bite attack. The burnt man eats
a mouth full of shield as the Halfling raises his
buckler to meet the disgusting abominations face.

Mehesh R3

Mehesh takes a step back from the action, picking out
a good line of sight on the second burnt man. The rogues
arrow sticks into the side of the creatures head with a
thud, dropping it to the ground.

BM2 is Slain!

The Burnt Men R3

BM3 and BM4 bite and claw at the barbarian scratching
and digging deep wounds into the Half-Orcs flesh.

17 damage is halved by the barbarians rage,
Maul takes 8 points of damage!

Maul R3

The barbarian swings his hammer in a wide arc in front of him.
The third creature is hit with the hammer, but the fourth burnt
man ducks, avoiding the attack. The third man is crushed in by
the force of the blow, spraying thick black ooze that drips slowly
down everything it hits. The barbarian smiles thinking of how
smart he was to have worn a mask. Killing the undead is dirty work.

BM3 takes 15 points of bludgeoning damage!

The fourth man slinks around the powerful but slow swing of the
barbarians giant stone hammer, taking the opportunity to bite
Maul as a bonus action. The creatures long jagged teeth sink deep
into the Half-Orc muscular forearm.

15 piercing damage is halved by the barbarians rage,
Maul takes 7 points of damage!
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Re: Encounter 48: The Burnt Men

Postby wineandcheese » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:30 pm

Round 4!

Colorful Man R4

There is no sign of the man or the boy.

Winch R4

Winch hacks at the fourth man fending him off of Maul's forearm.
The halflings blade slices deep into the blacked creatures head,
causing him to release his teeth from the barbarians arm.

BM4 takes 22 points of slashing damage!

The third man bites at the Halfling as it attacks the other.
Winches armour keeps the foul creatures teeth at bay.

Mehesh R4

Mehesh fires another arrow off into one of the distracted
monsters. The black feathered arrow sinks deep into the
creatures throat causing it to gurgle and spit a thick tar like
substance that slowly drips from it's mouth.

BM3 takes 16 points of piercing damage!

Burnt Men 3 & 4

The burnt men claw and bite at the barbarian, digging
dirty nails and teeth into the Half-orcs flesh.

16 damage is halved by the barbarians rage,
Maul takes 8 points of P and S damage!

Maul R4

Maul slams his giant hammer down onto the third Burnt
Man, crushing him into the earth before him. Black ooze
sprays out over the immediate area.

BM3 is Slain!

The fourth man bites at Maul as the barbarian peels
his hammer from the remains of the third creature.
The barbarian pushes the creatures head away
being careful not to put his hand in the monsters
mouth.
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Re: Encounter 48: The Burnt Men

Postby wineandcheese » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:42 am

Round 5!

Colorful Man R5

Still no sign of the man or the boy.

Winch r5

Winch darts out from around the barbarians legs,
attacking the burnt man like rabid badger!
The fighters curved blade slices a deep wound
in the creatures leg that oozes more of the black
fluid.

BM4 takes 7 points of slashing damage!

Mehesh R5

The rogue fires of an arrow into the fourth creatures head,
causing it to fall lifelessly to the ground. A silence falls
over the area as the last burnt man is Slain.

250xp X 4 = 1000xp / 3 = 333xp each.

The story continues here:

http://www.gelatinousdudes.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=100497#p100497
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