Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

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Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

Postby wineandcheese » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:49 am

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As the green glow up ahead grows brighter, the sound
of murmuring can be heard. A floating figure swoops
down the tunnel, upset over some key or something...


Initiative Order

Winch 22
Mehesh 22
Ghost 15
Maul 2

Round 1

R1: Winch
Winch holds up his shining mace Lightbringer and readies for action,
waiting first to see if the spirit is hostile.

R1: Mehesh
The thief draws an arrow in his bow, waiting for the creature to come
into range for a sneak attack.

R1: Ghost
"I'm always misplacing it... that damn key... OOOOOoo!"
The man mumbles and howls in frustration as he floats quickly
towards the party. As the man gets closer he swoops down through
the stone floor to his knees revealing a face slashed open with
a large knife stuck in the side of his head.
"What have you done with my key!??" it screams.

Mehesh fires his bow as the creature draws near, the shot goes
wide, over the apparitions shoulder.

miss!

Winch takes a swing at the ghost with his magical mace.
The fighter wallops the side of the ghost, buckling him over.

The ghost takes 9 points of Bludgeoning damage!

The ghost explodes into a fog like mist before you. It surrounds
Maul, spinning around him, as if caught in a miniature tornado.

The mist quickly concentrates near the barbarians face, forcing
his mouth open, it flows into the Half-Orcs mouth. Maul shakes
in place with his arms limp by his sides as the last of the mist is
swallowed.

R1: Maul
"Give it BACK!!" The barbarian screams as he drops his hammer
and lunges at Winch.

The fighter gets squashed under the enormous weight of the
hulking beast, but manages to frame up and squirm out from
underneath. The two men quickly clamber back to their feet.
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Re: Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

Postby wineandcheese » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:33 pm


Initiative Order

Winch 22
Mehesh 22
Ghost 15
Maul 2

Round 2

R2: Winch
Winch tries to confuse the ghost within his friend by pointing
behind the barbarian and saying; "Look! Your key is over there!"

The ghost doesn't fall for such a cheap trick, but still falls victim
to the fighters trip attack. Using his mace to whack one of the
barbarians feet into the other, Winches attack causes Maul to
stumble to the ground.

Maul takes 1 point of bludgeoning damage and is knocked prone!

R2: Mehesh
Mehesh fires his bow at the possessed Barbarian,
striking him in the head!

Maul takes 21 points of piercing damage!

R2: Ghost
Maul clambers back up to his feet and raises his arms
in a threatening manner towards Winch.
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Re: Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

Postby wineandcheese » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:36 pm


Initiative Order

Winch 22
Mehesh 22
Ghost 15
Maul 2

Round 3

R3: Winch
Winch tries to replicate his tripping maneuver with his mace on
Maul's legs, but this time around the ghost doesn't fall for it.

miss!

R3: Mehesh
Mehesh blows a handful of hot pepper dust into Maul's face.
The spicy powder stings his eyes causing him to loose vision.

Maul has been temporarily blinded.

R3: Maul
The barbarian thrashes about in agony, wildly swinging his arms
about, he almost connects with the thief, but Mehesh manages
to side step the panicked Half-Orc.

miss!
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Re: Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

Postby wineandcheese » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:51 am


Initiative Order

Winch 22
Mehesh 22
Ghost 15
Maul 2

Round 4

R4: Winch
Winch tries to grapple the blinded barbarian to the ground,
but Maul thrashes about, shaking the little fighter off of him.

R4: Mehesh
Mehesh gets his rope out, tying a lasso to slip over the barbarians wrists or ankles.
He stands at the ready, prepared to tie up Maul if he is grappled.

ready action!

R4: Maul
The barbarian thrashes about, trying to smash someone with his fists.
The blinded Half-Orc fails to connect with anyone.

miss!
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Re: Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

Postby wineandcheese » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:12 am


Initiative Order

Winch 22
Mehesh 22
Ghost 15
Maul 2

Round 5

R5: Winch
The fighter tries to tackle the barbarian to the ground,
but once again, the massive hulk shakes off the little
Halflings valiant attempt.

R5: Mehesh
Mehesh silently waits, ready to cinch the ropes tight when the opportunity arises.

R5: Maul
The barbarian throws a punch that catches Winch above his left eye.
A small cut opens up which quickly covers his eye and cheek with blood.

Winch takes 1 point of bludgeoning damage!
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Re: Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

Postby wineandcheese » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:13 pm


Initiative Order

Winch 22
Mehesh 22
Ghost 15
Maul 2

Round 6

R6: Winch
Winch smacks the barbarian in the knee with his magical mace.

Maul takes 1 points of damage!

The fighter pleads with the ghost within his friend, proposing to
the ghost that "If ye stops fightin' us, we'll help ye find yer key."

The barbarian ceases his thrashing, turning to the Halfling he asks,
"Why would you want to help me?" he replies with suspicion.

R6: Mehesh
Mehesh keeps the rope ready, pleading with the ghost.

"If you let our friend go, we may be able to work together to further our common goals. Let's open up a civil dialogue at least!"

R6: Ghost
The ghost seems to be convinced by the two fellows arguments.
"We'll see... if you can cough up my key sooner than later...."

The barbarian shakes violently as the mist exits his body,
forming into a large cloud of mist before you.

Maul is free from the ghosts possession.


R6: Zombies

The groaning grows louder as two undead come into view from
the western tunnel behind the ghost. The two starving creatures
build speed as they lock eyes onto the party.
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Re: Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

Postby wineandcheese » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:59 pm


Initiative Order

Winch 22
Mehesh 22
Ghost 15
Maul 2

Round 7

R7: Winch
Winch clears his throat and says to the ghost;
"Excuse us a moment while we put these two dead to ,er...rest."
Winch hefts up lightbringer and takes the fight to the zombies!

Knocking one over the head, the first zombie takes 10 points of damage!

R7: Mehesh
Mehesh notches an arrow in his bow and takes aim at the
distracted zombie fighting with Winch. The arrow strikes
the creature in the side of the head, knocking him back.

Zombie 1 is Slain!


R7: Ghost
"You're wasting my precious time!!" the ghost shrieks,
"Where is the key?!"

The ghosts face twists and contorts into a terrifying
demonic face bearing sharpened teeth. The face
grows larger as it screams nonsensically, it snaps
and spits, flying about the tunnel before swallowing
the party whole!

m & W pass!
M fail!


The ghosts head grows to fill the whole
tunnel,then he passes through you with an
open mouth, as if trying to eat you.

Mehesh and Winch are okay,
the misty apparition passes
harmlessly through them...

But poor dumb maul is fooled
into thinking that he's being eaten
alive! So soon after being freed!

R7: Maul
The Half-Orc is shaken from his encounter
with the ghost, mistaking the giant misty
head for some old barbarian myth of an
angry devil god that eats children.

Maul turns to the west, joining Winch
in battle against the second zombie.
Despite being distracted keeping a
watchful eye on the ghost, he manages
to strike the zombie in the head with his
hammer. The undead creature lurches
back as puss mixed with blood oozes out
of the side of his broken skull.

The second zombie take 14 damage!
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Re: Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

Postby wineandcheese » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:14 am


Initiative Order

Winch 22
Mehesh 22
Ghost 15
Zombie 14
Maul 2

Round 8

R8: Winch
Winch continues attacking,
smashing the last zombie
upside the head with his
glowing mace.

The soft skull of the undead
creature shatters under the
force of the fighters precise
blow.

The second zombie is Slain!


R8: Mehesh
Mehesh readies an arrow, and waits for Winch to make a move.

R8: Ghost
The ghost lashes out at Winch as the fighter is finishing off
the zombie. The misty hand sweeps wide over the Halflings
head as the fighter ducks the ghosts attack.

miss!

Mehesh fires an arrow at the ghost as it attacks Winch.
the arrow files a little to the side, missing it's target.

miss!

R8: Maul
The barbarian takes five steps back and asks
his friends why they are not running away!

"It will eat your soul brothers! Casting curses upon
your childrens children! We must flee!"
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Re: Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

Postby wineandcheese » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:45 am


Initiative Order

Winch 22
Mehesh 22
Ghost 15
Maul 2

Round 9

R9: Winch
The fighter swings his mace into the side of the apparition.
The ghost buckles from the force of the blow. Winch tries
to follow up with a second attack, but the ghost avoids the
second attack.

The Ghost takes 10 points of damage!

R9: Mehesh
The thief fires his bow at the apparition. The arrow strikes
the ghost in the chest. Passing through it's misty body, it
exits the creatures back, carrying with it a swirling mass
of cloud like vapour.

The Ghost takes 11 points of damage!

R9: Ghost
The ghost reaches out and touches Winch on the shoulder.
The creatures touch is unnaturally cold, causing pain to
shoot down the little fighters arm and neck. The Halflings
flesh grows dark and withers from the attack!

Winch takes 26 points of necrotic damage!


R9: Maul
Maul tears the Halfling from the ghosts ghastly grasp,
dragging the fighter down the western hallway, away
from the terrifying monster!

The ghost lashes out at the two as they escape.
Maul and Winch both manage to escape unharmed!

AoO miss!
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Re: Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

Postby wineandcheese » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:14 pm


Initiative Order

Winch 22
Mehesh 22
Ghost 15
Maul 2

Round 10

R10: Winch
Winch readies to attack with a hand axe as he
scampers up onto mauls backpack.

Winch will also use his Second Wind ability this round:
Rolled 9+5=14hp.

R10: Mehesh
The thief waits for the ghost to enter melee range
before firing another round from his bow.

ready action bow

R10: Ghost
The ghost chases after the fighter and the barbarian.

He takes an arrow to the back of his head as he attacks.

The ghost takes 7 points of damage from the thief's bow.


Winch lobs two hand axes at the ghost as it advances.
The first one hits! The second falls to the ground near
the apparitions feet.

The ghost takes 5 points of damage from the fighters axe.


The ghost reaches out to touch Maul, but the Half-Orc
recoils in fear, avoiding the ghosts deadly touch.

miss!

R10: Maul
Maul stands his ground, pleading with his brothers to run
and save themselves.

But instead of putting forth a concise argument, he ends
up blubbering incoherent half orcish gibberish which no
one understands.
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Re: Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

Postby wineandcheese » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:27 pm


Initiative Order

Winch 22
Mehesh 22
Ghost 15
Maul 2

Round 11

R11: Winch
Winch hops down off of the barbarians back and
bum rushes the ghost. The fighter takes two good
swings at the appartition, but fails to connect with
his shining mace.

miss!


R11: Mehesh
Taking careful aim with his bow, Mehesh fires an arrow at
the ghost while it is near Maul.
"Leave him alone you horrible apparition!!" he calls out.

The arrow pierces the ghost through the head, stirring
up the dusty mist into a smoke like swirl. The figure
explodes into a cloud that fills the tunnel before slowly
evaporating into the ether.

The ghost is Slain!!


1166XP
388XP each for Maul Winch and Mehesh
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Re: Encounter 54: Tunnel Ghost

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