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"Oh....you did that cold cloud thing of yours, eh. There must be quite a clash of climates going on down there. Alright, I'll grab these two black metal weapons here and then get the hatch ready."
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Mal, back amongst the living, decides to get moving and remain alive as long as possible

The last orc fires off a bolt towards Salazar. His aim is true and Salazar takes 5 damage and is knocked off his feet. He looses his balance and plunges into the boiling water five feet below.1d20+1=2 The scalding water does 6 fire damage. The bolt thrower then runs off down the tunnel.

Initiative: Status
Tusk: dead
Myrissa: fled
Mal: 10/40, bloodied
Red bolt thrower: fled
->Salazar: 18/46, bloodied, swimming
Ravenblade: 33/47, +2def
Hedoni: 9/36, bloodied, +2AC
Kalad: 54/54
Daggoth: 29/55, cursed, +2 def

I know all the foes are gone, but more orcs may or may not come, so keep taking your turns as normal.

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OOC: Does Salazar need a skill check to get out of the water, or is it just a move action?
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OOC: Jeezus this never ends. We seem to be failing all these checks only when it REALLY matters.
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OOC: Does freezing cloud cancel out boiling water to make... ummm... lukewarm? :P
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garyh wrote
OOC: Does Salazar need a skill check to get out of the water, or is it just a move action?


OOC: If a skill check is needed to swim back to the ledge and climb out, I assume it would be athletics DC 10. Given that Salazar has athletics value of 1 it may be up to luck. Maybe the gaming gods will smile upon Salazar though (or rather the only one that matters, Emily).
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marek wrote
OOC: Does freezing cloud cancel out boiling water to make... ummm... lukewarm? :P


OOC: When the low pressure front from the freezing cloud reaches the high pressure front of the steam given off by the boiling water, we are likely to see a slight chance of precipitation and temperatures in the low 50's.
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OOC: Well, I'm not sure how far I fell. I might have to climb out. And my Athletics is 3 (2 from half-level bonus, 2 from Jack of All Trades, and -1 from Str).
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OOC: The next time the water rises, Salazar shouldn't need to really climb, it should be at about the level of the walkway. Can he move towards the next stairs and then ready action to hop on the walkway as the water rises. Or he could hold and Daggoth could reach down to grab him.
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Darth Ecks wrote
OOC: The next time the water rises, Salazar shouldn't need to really climb, it should be at about the level of the walkway. Can he move towards the next stairs and then ready action to hop on the walkway as the water rises. Or he could hold and Daggoth could reach down to grab him.


OOC: The water won't rise until the end of this round, at which point Salazar will take more damage from being in boiling water. In the same sense, any normal person would most likely react by trying to get the hell out as fast as possible. It would be an involuntary reaction even. However, maybe Salazar is the DnD equivalent of John McLane.
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OOC: Just saying that a successful climb check (which would be difficult for Salazar), might not be the best route. It may be beneficial no matter what for him to wait and see if Daggoth can reach down and help pull him up (move, minor or standard action for that?). At that point, though, the water will be at the level of the walkway there, so he should be able to use an easy move action to move to Q3 and at least be able to use one more move to get to, at least X3. He would probably suffer two more burns and he could make it to maybe X13 by the next round. Of course, if he is in the water at X3, he will have to swim to Y3 first. And this all assumes that no orcs pop up.
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OOC: And shouldn't the water rise slower and slower over time since it is now filling in more volume with each new height (the tunnels and such).

Just trying to buy a little more time here.
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garyh wrote
OOC: Does Salazar need a skill check to get out of the water, or is it just a move action?


"Make an Athletics check to attempt physical activities that rely on muscular strength, including climbing, escaping from a grab, jumping, and swimming." PHB p182

Sorry, I should have specified. He is in the water, 5 feet down from the platform above. The water is very hot, but calm. To climb up out of the water up the sheer stone wall would be a DC 20 athletics check. You can try to swim to the steps at K3, DC 10 athletics check, then just walk out.

On second thought, if Salazar does get to the steps at K3, he'll just get submerged again once the water rises after Kalad's turn. He might be best off swimming near the steps at Y3 and then walk out on the next round. You get the idea.

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Edited to add the part about the water rising after Kalad's turn.
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« Last edit by Emily on Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:54 pm. »
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Salazar tries to swim to the edge (swim to Y3, using two move actions if he fails the first, +3 to the roll).

Edit: Just noticed on the chart that swimming is done at half speed. Sala7ar still goes as far east as possible ointwo move actions.
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« Last edit by Gary on Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:03 pm. »
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OOC: Can you "run" while swimming? If so, I think he can get to X4 on a double move. If you get close to Mal, then when the water rises, I can drag you out, maybe?
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« Last edit by Josh on Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:21 pm. »
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Salazar surprises everyone, including himself, at how easily he swims through the boiling water. swim (1d20+3=20)

OOC: No "runninng" while swimming. The book clearly says half-speed. Once the water goes up 5 feet, Salazar will be flush with the walkway. If you don't want to risk another swim skill check with Salazar and let him avoid another round of fire damage, Mal can use a standard action to pull Salazar out of the water.

Initiative: Status
Mal: 10/40, bloodied, running
Salazar: 18/46, swimming, bloodied
->Ravenblade: 33/47 +2def
Hedoni: 9/36, bloodied, +2AC
Kalad: 54/54
Daggoth: 29/55, cursed, +2 def

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OOC: I'll do that, unless Daggoth wants to (I think the water moves before he does).
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OOC: isn't each swim move actio a seperate skill check?
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Ravenblade searches the orc militants' corpses with a quick perusal, then stows their two black metal blades. "Let me go see if the hatch is open. If it is, I'll wait down here and be the last one up. These boots of mine will prevent my drowning." He then moves to the ladder and peers up.

OOC: Search orc miltants, grab black blades, move to r18, look up ladder.

Mechanics:
free action:
standard: search orc militants
move: to r18
minor: grab black blades
action point: USED

  •  Ravenblade
    • Male Dwarf Ranger, Level 4
    • Passive Perception: 21, Passive Insight: 16
    • AC: 20(13), Fort: 16, Reflex: 14, Will: 16, Speed: 5
    • HP: 47, Bloodied: 23, Surge Value: 11, Surges left: 6/8
    • Action Points: 1/1, Second Wind: USED
    • +5 against poison, -1 space against forced movement
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    • Powers
    • Hit and Run
    • Twin Strike
    • Evasive Strike
    • Thundertusk Boar Strike
    • Fox Shift
    • Jaws of the Wolf
    • Imposter's Chainmail +2 (at-will/polymorph)
    • Lightning Craghammer +1 (daily)
    • Wavestrider Boots (daily)
    • Alchemical Silver (consumable)
    • Ghoststrike Oil (consumable)
    • Life Shroud (consumable)
    • Potion of Healing (consumable)
    • Potion of Healing (consumable)
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« Last edit by Viktor on Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:58 pm. »
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garyh wrote
OOC: isn't each swim move actio a seperate skill check?


OOC: It is. Salazar needs another check to move from S4 to V4...

Athletics (1d20+3+1=6)

...which he fails, and he JUST barely keeps from sinking a square in the process. So he is in fact still at S4.

Also, when does he take the fire damage? His turn?

Oh, and I hope Tusk didn't have anything cool, since we didn't get a chance to search his body.
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OOC: Ok, I think this is the strategy then...the water level rises, Daggoth moves to T3 and grabs Salazar out of the water (he should be able to make swimming checks better). Then, Salazar runs for the stairs on his turn, making it to the next level, and then I guess Daggoth has to swim? Does the standard action for pulling out of the water include up to half movement like the dragging a body does?
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OOC: For any of you who read my wrong explanation earlier: nevermind
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« Last edit by Viktor on Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:27 pm. »
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The scalding water does 15 damage to the warlock, leaving him seriously burned and in alot of pain.

Yes, I forgot to have Salazar take his fire damage while swimming.

I'll figure out a way to get you any stuff you deserve and might have missed.


Ravenblade collects the unusual swords from the orcs and peers up the ladder. He sees a trap door in the ceiling about 20 feet up.

Kalad overhears Ravenblade and says, "The escape hatch should be open. Also, I don't think the water will reach all the way up here. It wouldn't do to have the control panel getting covered in water. One of these days someone might want to come back and open the tunnels up again."

Initiative: Status
Mal: 10/40, bloodied, running
Salazar: 3/46, swimming, bloodied
Ravenblade: 33/47
->Hedoni: 9/36, bloodied, +2AC
Kalad: 54/54
Daggoth: 29/55, cursed, +2 def

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Hedoni runs down the stairs to see if he can offer any assistance.

Move Action: Run to Z4
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Noticing Hedoni rush off down the stairs, Ravenblade is curious about the cause, since the Fey told him to secure the hatch a moment ago. Looking further down the walkway, Ravenblade can see the severly injured Mal, as well as Salazar in the water, and assumes that the not visible Daggoth must be lagging behind.

"Hmmmm....I think I'd better get down there too. Looks like Salazar may need some help." he says quietly to no-one in particular.
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