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Hammerfist: Ravenblade's side of the story

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Ravenblade only manages to destroy one of the disease ridden creatures (Yes they are minions)

He feels another set of rodent teeth sink into his ankle for 5 damage.

Initiative: Status
->Ravenblade: 37/47
Brown rat: no damage
Yellow rat: dead
Peach rat: no damage
Tan rat: no damage

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Irritated by the little bite marks he is receiving, Ravenblade kicks out twice, aiming for the creature's skulls.

Twin Kick (1d20+3+1=15, 1d4=3, 1d20+3+1=10, 1d4=2)

Mechanics:
free action:
standard: Twin Kick brown rat and peach rat
move:
minor:
action point: USED

OOC: You tell me if he connected or not.

  •  Ravenblade
    • Male Dwarf Ranger, Level 5
    • Passive Perception: 21, Passive Insight: 16
    • AC: 20(13), Fort: 16, Reflex: 14, Will: 16, Speed: 5
    • HP: 52, Bloodied: 26, Surge Value: 13, Surges left: 8/8
    • Action Points: 1/1, Second Wind: not used
    • +5 against poison, -1 space against forced movement
    •  
    • Powers
    • Hit and Run
    • Twin Strike
    • Evasive Strike
    • Thundertusk Boar Strike
    • Fox Shift
    • Jaws of the Wolf
    • Two-Wolf Pounce
    • 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 Tue May 19, 2009 6:00 pm. »
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Ravenblade connects and knocks the brown rat out.

The two remaining rats only are able to sink their teeth into the dwarf's tough armor.

Initiative: Status
->Ravenblade: 37/47
Brown rat: dead
Yellow rat: dead
Peach rat: no damage
Tan rat: no damage

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"Filthy little critters! You better not have diseased me!" he says less than intelligently, whirling around to deliver another pair of twin kicks. He then breathes in deeply, hoping to cleanse his wounds or at least heal them (second wind, heal 13 hp, +2 all defenses)

1d20+3+1=9, 1d4=1, 1d20+3+1=16, 1d4=1 (Twin Kick)

Mechanics:
free action:
standard: Twin Kick tan rat and peach rat
move:
minor: second wind
action point: USED

  •  Ravenblade
    • Male Dwarf Ranger, Level 5
    • Passive Perception: 21, Passive Insight: 16
    • AC: 20(13), Fort: 16, Reflex: 14, Will: 16, Speed: 5
    • HP: 52, Bloodied: 26, Surge Value: 13, Surges left: 7/8
    • Action Points: 1/1, Second Wind: not used
    • +5 against poison, -1 space against forced movement
    •  
    • Powers
    • Hit and Run
    • Twin Strike
    • Evasive Strike
    • Thundertusk Boar Strike
    • Fox Shift
    • Jaws of the Wolf
    • Two-Wolf Pounce
    • 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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Expecting to be bitten maybe one or two more times, Ravenblade steels himself and mentally envisions how his next two kicks will hit home in critcal rat body parts.

Twin Kick (base 3 from str, +2 from 1/2 level modifier, +1 from 24h) (1d20+5+1=11, 1d4=2, 1d20+5+1=13, 1d4=2)

Mechanics:
free action:
standard: Twin Kick any surviving rats
move:
minor:
action point: USED

OOC: I looked at the rules and it turns out the unarmed attacks to hit should have included the +2 half-level bonus. Oh well. I'm taking this and the next turn prematurely, since my schedule today looks quite busy and we may only have one room to share between two counselors, possibly alternating.

  •  Ravenblade
    • Male Dwarf Ranger, Level 5
    • Passive Perception: 21, Passive Insight: 16
    • AC: 20(13), Fort: 16, Reflex: 14, Will: 16, Speed: 5
    • HP: 52, Bloodied: 26, Surge Value: 13, Surges left: 7/8
    • Action Points: 1/1, Second Wind: not used
    • +5 against poison, -1 space against forced movement
    •  
    • Powers
    • Hit and Run
    • Twin Strike
    • Evasive Strike
    • Thundertusk Boar Strike
    • Fox Shift
    • Jaws of the Wolf
    • Two-Wolf Pounce
    • 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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He also mentally prepares the following series of kicks...

And another round of kicks. (1d20+5+1=18, 1d4=4, 1d20+5+1=19, 1d4=4)

Mechanics:
free action:
standard: Twin Kick any surviving rats
move:
minor:
action point: USED

  •  Ravenblade
    • Male Dwarf Ranger, Level 5
    • Passive Perception: 21, Passive Insight: 16
    • AC: 20(13), Fort: 16, Reflex: 14, Will: 16, Speed: 5
    • HP: 52, Bloodied: 26, Surge Value: 13, Surges left: 7/8
    • Action Points: 1/1, Second Wind: not used
    • +5 against poison, -1 space against forced movement
    •  
    • Powers
    • Hit and Run
    • Twin Strike
    • Evasive Strike
    • Thundertusk Boar Strike
    • Fox Shift
    • Jaws of the Wolf
    • Two-Wolf Pounce
    • 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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The rats keep trying to bite, but never manage to get their teeth past Ravenblade's tough scale armor. Eventually after several misses, the dwarf bashes in all the rat's heads. He then tries to discern if any of the bites spread the filth fever.

Final Status
Ravenblade: 37/47, infected?


(I'll let you roll the saving throw to see if you are infected or not)
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Taking stock of his wounds, Ravenblade grimaces when he notices that one of the bites has some frothy saliva in it. He hopes that constable DeSlater will allow treatment of filth disease while incarcerated.

1d20+1=3

OOC: I guess he's diseased.
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"Hey, hold on a second! I can't shake the feeling that something's bothering you fiercely, the way you're acting like you have a spike up your arse. Maybe some personal trouble with a loved one?" Ravenblade hedges, trying unsuccessfully to glean an insight into guard's demeanor. Maybe he should have kept his mouth shut and waited for the guard to return.

1d20+6+1=9 (Insight skill roll)

OOC: And THAT was his best skill of the lot. Oh boy!
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Noticing the guard stop moving and begin quivering with the beginnings of rage, Ravenblade quickly adds.

"My apologies, that was uncalled for. I sometimes become grumpy with hunger and these rat bites I've sustained are fouling my mood. That's no excuse to let it out on you though, since you're just doing your job. I was hoping to talk to you a little bit about that if you don't mind. The conditions in this cell are likely to cause my injuries to worsen and I think I feel the beginnings of a fever coming on. By the way, you can call me Erik. Some of my friends call me Erik sometimes."

1d20+2+1=22 (diplomacy roll)

OOC: Should I just continue with the skill rolls and make things up as I go along?
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« Last edit by Viktor on Fri May 22, 2009 9:18 am. »
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Ravenblade's crude attempt to empathize with the guard gets him only a confused and pitying look. (Insight failure)

0 successes/ 1 failure
Need 4 successess before 3 failures

Many hours pass and the guard does not return. On the meager rations, Ravenblade feels his stamina fail a bit (-3 penalty to Endurance rolls) He hopes he still has the strength to fight off the filth fever.

OOC: Sorry I didn't get around to posting yesterday evening. I'm fighting a nasty cold and went to bed really early.

Please make an endurance check to see if Ravenblade's condition gets better, worse or the same.

I'll use you diplomacy roll for the next morning's encounter with the jailor.
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Feeling the effects of the rat poison, Ravenblade decides it best to wear his "clothes" and morphs away his chainmail. Even so, he struggles through the night.

1d20+11+1-3=10 (endurance roll, base 11, +1 24h, -3 penalty)

OOC: No hurry, I just wasn't sure how this single player skill challenge works. I'll wait for your feedback from now on.
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Sampling the chicken soup before the jailor departs, Ravenblade smacks his lips in exaggeration and comments "Hmmmm....this is the absolutely best chicken soup I've sampled in a couple decades. Please pass on my finest compliments to whoever cooked it, would you....uhh, I'm sorry I don't actually know your name yet." he says, hoping that the jailor himself was the cook and will be suitably flattered by his words.

1d20+2+2+1=17 (bluff roll, base 2, +2 for imposter's armor, +1 for 24h)

OOC: The jailor's name wouldn't happen to be Lorenzo, would it?
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Perhaps some of Salazar's personality is rubbing off on Ravenblade, since the jailer seems to believe his compliment about the soup. "Oh you like it? My wife made it. And my name's Joe." (Bluff success) Joe heads out and leaves the dwarf to spend another long night in the cell.

2 successes/1 failure. Require 4 before 3.

OOC: Time for another endurance check.

And I don't get the reference to "Lorenzo".
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"I bid you a good night, Joe." says Ravenblade as the last sliver of light through the tiny window in the cell's door disappears when the jailer shuts it. With a quiet sigh, the ranger settles down for the night, stretching out on the pallet. He dreams of forests filled with Melora's wonders and vast, rolling plains. He wakes up feeling the most refreshed that he had felt since receiving the letter from Chief Baldoc several days ago.

Endurance roll. (1d20+11+1=23)

OOC: Lorenzo was the jailer that attended Casanovo during his years of imprisonment in the Doge's Palace in Venice. Over time, Casanova was able to persuade Lorenzo to provide him with increasingly better comforts in his cell. While in Venice, we took a tour of the hidden rooms in the Doge's Palace, including the torture room and prison cell's on the top floor, where Casanova was held. Unfortunately, Ravenblade doesn't posess nearly the same charm, good looks, and skills at lying that I'm sure he did.
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The next day arrives. Although Ravenblade can't really tell time in his windowless cell, it seems that Joe shows up later than usual. He brings some slightly better fare - an apple, a hunk of cheese, and a loaf of bread as well as some cleaner looking water. However looks more disheveled than usual and holds his head as he grunts a greeting.

2 successes/1 failure. Require 4 before 3.
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Being deprived of the use of some of his senses, locked up in the rank cell, Ravenblade's ability to perceive Joe the Jailer's mood fluctuations has strengthened as if to compensate.

Insight roll. (1d20+6+1=27)

"Good morning Joe! Thank you for this nice selection of food. I have to say though, that I can't help but notice how you look a little sorrier today than I feel, although I'm certain I must look quite disgusting by now, what with all the moss and rat filth on me. Did some misfortune befall you since we last spoke or are you merely suffering from a nasty hangover? Either way, I'm more than happy to listen to your tale. I may even have a helpful suggestion or two." says the ranger, beginning to understand the life Joe must lead and trying to cheer him up.
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"A nasty hangover is right. By the grace of Sehanine, I should know better than to go drinking at the Blue Parot. They have a strong dragonfire whiskey, and that bar tender lays it on thick." He moans and holds his head again "I doubt there is much you can do about it." (Insight success)

He seems to notice Ravenblade's disheveled state for the first time. "We usually only provie bath water in the jail once a week, but I can see if I can scrounge up something for you."

3 successes/1 failure. Require 4 before 3.
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When Joe returns with some bath water.

Insight roll. (1d20+6+1=9)

"You know, I was thinking about your hangover. The best remedy I can think of is not to go and get yourself stone-drunk in the first place, and you won't have to suffer any hangovers. Shouldn't you rather be spending time at home with your wife anyway? I'm sure she's not happy about you drinking so much." Ravenblade says rather bluntly, not realizing that his voice takes on a lecturing tone not unlike the one Durendal used on him many a day when the prey happened to escape.
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Hearing Ravenblade's good advice given in a bad way, Joe responds coldly "Hey, it is none of your business what I do on my time off." He doesn't comes back to collect the bath water and bring new provisions until the next day. (Insight Failure)

3 successes/2 failure. Requires 4 before 3.

OOC: Nicely played. Time for another endurance check.
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"I wonder what happened to Joe?" muses Ravenblade as he settles down for the night. He hopes the dirty bathwater doesn't attract any unwanted critters.

Endurance roll. (1d20+11+1=21)
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Over night, Ravenblade feels his infection lessen, but he isn't totally cured yet (back to regular AC and defenses, but still down two healing surges).

The next day comes and goes, with no appearance by Joe or the usual meal. The morning after, Joe shows up with a mediocre spread and no apology. He grumbles something unintelligible about getting flak from DeSlater.

3 successes/2 failures. Requires 4 before 3.
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Feeling decidely unhappy with his circumstances, Ravenblade nurtures a growing anger for Joe the Jailer when he doesn't arrive at the usual times. When he finally does appear, the guard has barely finished mumbling when Ravenblade hisses at him.

"You're worried about Constable DeSlater, eh! Well I wouldn't worry about him if I were you! At least not until I have a serious conversation with the Constable about how you've been neglecting your duties at times and then how you've been playing favorites with me at other times, but only once you accept bribes from me. Hah! You look surprised! Well, don't be. If you don't ensure that my living conditions in here drastically improve quickly, I will make sure that your willingness to accept bribes becomes public knowledge. Nevermind that I never actually gave you anything. How else would I have persuaded you to bring me homemade chicken soup and clean bath water." he finishes with a smug smile.

1d20+2+1=17 (Intimidate roll)
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