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Den of the Destroyer

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Amyria just turns away. There is nothing to be said.
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I'm laughing out loud, though I'm sure Hedoni's torn up inside.
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"Pfft good job numbnuts"

Shaking his head, Daggoth continues. "We tell them we found the children already dead. Well intentioned as we were the truth will only hurt us here. Hey we crushed one of your boys, misdiagnosed one, and scared the other to death by showing him the other dead kids... yeah that will go over well..."


OOC: Hah, death by bluff check is awesome, yet morbid, but awesome
« Last edit by marek on Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:13 am. »
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"I will carry the boys back to their parents. In fact, let's go collect the rest of the boys. At least then, the families will have some closure." Mal moves in shock to remove the door from the crushed boy and then collects the others.

OOC: So sad. I like that Mal is the one that does the best saving them (along with Amyria) and yet he is the one that is supposed to tell the parents about the deaths. Also, I don't see how this encounter will help Mal's views that the Liberators are murderers.
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Ravenblade comes out of his shock at seeing Mal retrieve on of the boys. The ranger then takes his Life Shroud out of his pack and cuts it in half. He gives one half to Mal, wordlessly, to cover the first boy in and wraps a second boy in the other half. For the third boy, the ranger unclasps his black cloak and wraps it around him. Without a word, Ravenblade takes one of the corpses from the warlord, then nods to Mal solemnly.

OOC: Yeah, Mal rolled well here. However, we didn't murder them. Without our efforts to find and try rescuing them they would have died for sure.
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You collect the boys' bodies and return to the village of Red Rock. As soon as your group is sighted, a shout goes out. Soon a whole crowd of anxious parents and family members are gathered around you. It is immediately obvious that you did not bring back any living children, but instead several inert and shrouded bodies.

There is quiet for a moment then wails of pain and grief fill the air. The goodwife you talked to before cries out "Please, did you find Toby and Sven? What happened?"

Skill Challenge: Appease the grief stricken village mob
Complexity - Need 8 before 3
Primary skills: Diplomacy (aka Apologies), Intimidation, Insight, Bluff
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Ravenblade looks down on the ground in silence, feeling ashamed, having the insight to know that mere words will never heal what has happened.

1d20+8+1=15 Insight aid roll.
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"We did find some boys. Unfortunately, they died before we could save them."

Diplomacy check (+13 skill, +1 24hr) (1d20+14=20)
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Mal's words seem to hit hard. Although he spoke with tact, the families still take the news badly, as one would expect.

One of the fathers speaks up. He notices the grotesque transformation of his son's body and asks "But what happened to them? My son ... he is ... changed?"

The next insight roll gets a +2 aid bonus

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Hedoni will make a Diplomacy check if he can get a couple aids.
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"The children were long dead when we got there. Luckily, we were able to slay the remaining gnolls just as they sat down to feast on the boys' corpses. You're quite fortunate to have these bodies to bury."

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Ravenblade stares at Salazar in shock, mouth slightly agape. He wisely remains silent however.
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The parents cringe as Salazar mentions the gnolls eating the boys' corpses, but they seem to believe his story.

OOC: I don't think anyone will be using Ravenblade's insight aid. Viktor, if you want to re-roll that turn I'll let you.

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Ravenblade senses that his companions, save Mal, may not be feeling as grieved as he, so he decides to help them at least say what they can to help the parents.

"Maybe we should let them know how, without our efforts, the children would surely have suffered immensely before dying." he says very quietly to Hedoni.

1d20+4+1=14 Diplomacy aid roll.
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OOC: Mike, if you actually want to aid in diplomacy, Amyria has a +13.
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"Indeed, we are fortunate to recover anything at all of these poor children. These gnolls were viscous and dangerous." Daggoth remarks.

Diplomacy check (1d20+9+1=12)
Doh... Daggoth's first attempt at diplomacy falls flat on its face. May want to save that diplomacy aid for someone else, unless 14 actually manages to be a success :oops:

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Daggoth's reassurances do no go over well. One of the farmers jabs his pitchfork into the air and shouts "How are we fortunate? You are the monsters here, not the gnolls. You call yourselves the Liberators of Brindol, I call you the Executioners of Red Rock!" Angry murmurs of approval move through the crowd.

Diplomacy 14 is not good enough. And no, you cannot save that Dip aid for someone else.

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« Last edit by Emily on Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:27 am. »
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"Exucutioners of Red Rock?" Ravenblade thinks to himself. That might have been a good name to give Sarshan back then, he wonders with strange detachment. Those pitchforks look sharp too.

OOC: Getting ugly. If it comes down to it, let's flee okay. Cowerds of Red Rocks is still better than Executioners. Besides, if we wipe out the village, Mal will attack us all. ;)
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OOC: No promises on what Salazar might do if hicks with pitchforks go after him. He's not too stable at the moment, in case you haven't noticed.
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Seeing the situation turning sour, Hedoni whispers to Amyria, "Perhaps we can let them know that there are rituals to bring these children back, should they have a powerful enough cleric in their town..."

Diplomacy aid: (1d20+10+1=12)

OOC: We could totally fight these townspeople. And may have to...
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OOC: Someone can also give me a intimidation aid... Daggoth is feeling feisty after farmer boy's comment
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"Believe me, good people, nothing could have been done. It was the will of Bahamut, and your children are with the Platinum Dragon now."

diplomacy (1d20+13+2+2+1=35)
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The group of villagers seems somewhat calmed by Amyria's words. However the farmer with the pitchfork remains unconvinced. "There is something you're not telling us! What happened to our children and why didn't you save them?"

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