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Prelude
The Empty Mansion

…continues from Book #01, Prelude, Scene #02a

Synopsis

The 30th Day of Alturiak in the Year of the Sudden Journey

Zero and Tradden have successfully infiltrated an old mansion overrun by bandits, but at some cost. The pair were barricaded in the mansion with an angry guard dog lying in wait outside and decided to take a route under the floor through a handy trap door. There they have found a trussed-up dwarf, but nature soon takes its revenge.

Scene Length

This scene started on Friday 16th July 2010 and completed on Sunday 18th July 2010.

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16

Combat
Initiative Block

I

Round #02

Combat Encounter Completed


Creatures in Play:

01) [20] Zero - 1d20+3+2: 20 - HP: 11/25 (Bloodied) 25,16,11

02) [17] Khalin - 1d20+1+2: 17 - HP: 26/26 26

04) [13] Tradden - 1d20+4: 13 - HP: 26/26 26


Removed from Play:

03) [15] Bat Swarm - 1d20+6: 15 (Dmg: 41) 0,11,14,20,28,33,41

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16

Combat
Battlemap

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Battlemap
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Combat
Features of the Area

AF

All squares that contain a small triangle in the bottom right hand corner are marked as difficult terrain and cost two squares worth of movement to enter.

Illumination: Darkness, with light provided by torchlight. Visibility shown on map.

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16

Article Notice
Originally in Google Wave

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This scene was originally written within Google Wave. The scene has been transcribed here for completeness, and has been edited where required.

The original Wave was first used as a test bed to allow the players to get to grips with the mechanisms of Google Wave, including any usage of maps, as well as getting used to the rules for the game. Goblins and a Guard Drake were used as simple enemies, with no real plot ot storyline surrounding them. However, we quickly decided to use this as a launching pad for the rest of the story and in our minds changed the goblins to bandits and the drake to a guard dog. The transcription here takes quite an artistic licence in re-representing this Wave, using the same actions, but with different enemies.

This scene has been split into two, with the combat transcribed here. The previous storyline is in the preceeding scene.

The original Wave is now lost with the demise of Google Wave, but the PDF extract of that original scene is provided here.

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16

Combat
Zero Uhlit

01

Zero took advantage of his position and let loose a bolt at the swarm.

[Ranged Basic Attack - Hand Crossbow]

[Primary Attack vs Bat Swarm: 1d20+5+2: 19] - hits!

[Damage: 1d6+3: 4] plus [2d6: 7 critical damage]

The bolt streaked through the cloud of dark wings, puncturing leather and tearing them down from the air.

JUL
16

Combat
Khalin Grundokri

02

Khalin let out a yell as he smashed his shield into the swarm…

[Furious Smash]

[Primary Attack vs Bat Swarm: 1d20+5: 24] - hits!

[Damage: 3]

[Tradden gains +3 on next attack and damage roll vs Bat Swarm]

Khalin slammed his shield into the morass of bats, trying to push them back and clear space for Tradden to make his move.

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16

Combat
Bat Swarm

03

The bats continued their shrieking and circled the companions, their claws finding purchase and fangs biting a will.

[Melee Basic Attack - Swarm of Teeth]

[Primary Attack: 1d20+6: 12 vs Khalin’s AC (18)] - misses!

[Primary Attack: 1d20+6: 15 vs Tradden’s AC (17)] - misses!

[Primary Attack: 1d20+6: 16 vs Zero’s AC (13)] - hits!

[Damage: 1d6+3: 9] and [Ongoing 5 damage (Save Ends)]

Bats latched onto to Zero’s clothing, arms and face piching and biting, sucking his blood.

‘Aarrgghhh!’ Zero cried, flailing in panic, covered in biting, leathery devils.

JUL
17

Combat
Tradden Aversward

04

Always thinking, Tradden tried to remember something he once heard about bats that might help the group - he tried a short, sharp yell to see if he could disrupt or distract them.

[Nature Check: 1d20+2: 16] - success!

The bats seemed oblivous to the yells, circling tighter and tighter and ripping with their claws.

Not giving up just yet, it was not lost on Tradden that he held in his hands not only a short sword, but another weapon that might be even more effective against this foe!

‘Have some of this!’ he yelled confidently.

[Dual Strike - Shortsword and Flaming Torch]

[Primary Attack vs Bat Swarm: 1d20+8+3: 15] - hits!

[Damage: 1d6+2+3: 6] and [Marked]

[Secondary Attack vs Bat Swarm: 1d20+5+3: 17] - hits!

[Damage: 1d4+2+3: 8] and [Ongoing 1 fire damage (Save Ends)] and [Bloodied]

As Tradden swung the torch round in an arc it set leathery wings and furry bodies on fire, leaving trails of flame spinning round in the vortex.

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17

Combat
Zero Uhlit

05

Zero, oblivious to all else, dropped his crossbow and started swinging his sword wildly, trying to rid himself of the leeching bats that had clung onto him.

[Swarm of Teeth]

[Damage: 5] and [Bloodied]

[Melee Basic Attack - Shortsword]

[Primary Attack vs Bat Swarm: 1d20+4: 15] - hits!

[Damage: 1d6+1: 5]

Zero swung wildly, slicing through various wings of the onslaught.

[Saving Throw vs Ongoing Damage: 1d20+1: 14] - success!

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18

Combat
Khalin Grundokri

06

Khalin - taking care not to step into the path of Tradden’s flailing torch - clawed at the bats attacking Zero.

‘Be strong, Mister Nothing! The vermin shall be defeated!’ he blustered, while frantically trying to remember whether his tunnel-dwelling background offered any solutions to bat attacks!

[Dungeoneering Check: 1d20+2: 19] - success!

Khalin remembered faintly of a time his family’s home had been infested with bats and they had been expunged with blasts of water, but unfortunately he didn’t see any to hand.

Heartened that Zero appeared to freeing himself of the bats, Khalin flailed at the swarm again, swinging his warhammer at the cloud of vermin this time. ‘Give me bandits any day! Have at you you flying monsters!’

[Melee Basic Attack - Warhammer]

[Primary Attack vs Bat Swarm: 1d20+5: 22] - hits!

[Damage: 1d10+3: 8] and [Defeated]

A vast sweep through the bats with Khalin’s hammer resulted in the swarm swirling out through the door and up the passageway away from the house. Several bats were left twitching, singed and limping on the floor. A couple hung loosely from Zero’s hair.

The whirlwind of shrieking had abated and quiet returned to the basement.

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18

Combat
Completed

07

[...Combat Encounter Completed...]

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18

Combat
Short Rest

08

Healing Surges

Healing Surges are applied.

[Khalin spends 0 healing surge (9 left) to get to 26/26 hit points]

[Tradden spends 0 healing surges (9 left) to get to 26/26 hit points]

[Zero spends 2 healing surges (5 left) to get to 25/25 hit points]

Encounter Powers

All encounter powers are recharged.

Milestones

No Milestones achieved.

Experience

Experience awarded.

[Khalin gains ? xp to reach ? xp]

[Tradden gains ? xp to reach ? xp]

[Zero gains ? xp to reach ? xp]

Levelling

No characters ready to level up.

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18

End of Scene

[...continued in Book #01, Prelude, Scene #03a...]