BK
01
CH
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SC
02b

The Doors Beyond
Terror From The Sky

…continues from Book #01, Chapter #03, Scene #02a

Synopsis

The 14th Day of Ches in the Year of the Sudden Journey
Khalin and Tradden have set off for the island in the middle of the lake to explore the Tower of the Mists in the hope to bring Kireth some further texts to translate.
No sooner have they stepped on the island when they are attacked from above!

Cast List

Scene Length

This scene started on Wednesday 22nd December 2010 and completed on Saturday 25th December 2010.

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22

Combat
Initiative Block

I

Round #04

Combat Encounter Completed


Creatures in Play:

02) [14] Tradden - 1d20+3+2: 14 - HP: 32/32 32,23,32

03) [14] Khalin - 1d20+2+2: 14 - HP: 22/31 31,22


Removed from Play:

01) [22] Stirge #01 - 1d20+7: 22 (Dmg: 29) (Bloodied) 0,6,14,29

04) [11] Stirge #02 - 1d20+7: 11 (Dmg: 24) (Bloodied) 0,4,17,24

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Combat
Battlemap

BM
Battlemap
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Combat
Features of the Area

AF

Illumination: Daylight. Visibility shown on map.

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22

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

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22

Combat
Stirge #01

01

The first creature flew towards Tradden, its four bat-like wings flapping incessantly. A keen droning issued from its mouth below a sharp and protruding nose.

[Move: ?, ?, ?]

It swept up at Tradden and darted straight at him, trying to grab the young fighter in strange tiny claws and bite at his exposed flesh.

[Stirge #01 Bite]

[Primary Attack: 1d20+6: 23 vs Tradden’s AC (18)] - hits!

[Damage: 1d4+5: 9] and [Grabbed] and [Ongoing 5 damage whilst grabbed]

The bite struck home, piercing Tradden’s skin and drawing blood. Claws dug into his clothing as the smell of blood cast about on the air.

Latched on with its bite, the stirge painfully continued to draw blood from Tradden’s wound.

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22

Combat
Tradden Aversward

02

Tradden was not daft — he had quickly learned that any unusual creature in this land was likely not going to rush towards him and compliment him on his unique Folk/Salsa fusion dancing technique (although that was a shame, because he was really quite proud of it).

Accordingly, when the strange creature had starting powering through the air towards him he had instinctively drawn his blades. He hadn’t been able to get them in place to block the many claws that had then dived down at him, however, and he cried in pain as the four barbs dug into various locations, those cries turning to a howl of rage as the bird-like monstrosity took a bite out of him as well.

[Stirge #01: Bloodsuck]

[Damage: 5]

‘Grrrrrrrr! Right! Damn bird — seems to me I have you just where I want you!’ he shouted at the head of the bird, trying and failing to land a headbutt at the same time. ‘You seem to have your hands full — let’s see who kills who first!’

With that, he looked to strike back, his hands essentially free and the underbelly of the creature an obvious target.

[Sure Strike]

[Primary Attack vs Stirge #01: 1d20+11: 20] - hits!

[Damage: 1d8+3: 6] and [Marked]

The young fighter snarled with delight as he felt the blade strike home. ‘Gah, help me swat this thing will you?’ he called out to Khalin.

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22

Combat
Khalin Grundokri

03

‘Ah, another fine mess you’ve got me into!’ observed the dwarf as he sprung into action.

’It’s not my fault, it’s not my fault!’ moaned back Tradden, avoiding a snapping proboscis.

Khalin wound up his hammer for a swipe that would hopefully distract the fell creature from his companion, or at the least give Tradden a better opportunity to fight back.

[Brash Assault]

[Primary Attack vs Stirge #01: 1d20+6: 23] - hits!

[Damage: 1d10+5: 8] and [Bloodied]

[Target can make free attack with Combat Advantage, if does then ally can make attack with Combat Advantage]

The stirge, distracted by Khalin’s blow, released its grip on Tradden and darted towards the dwarf.

[Stirge #01: Melee Basic Attack - Bite]

[Primary Attack: 1d20+6+2: 23 vs Khalin’s AC (19)] - hits!

[Damage: 1d4+5: 9] and [Grabbed] and [Ongoing 5 damage whilst grabbed]

The stirge latched onto the dwarf. Tradden took the opportunity to strike at the vile creature.

[Tradden: Melee Basic Attack - Longsword]

[Primary Attack vs Stirge #01: 1d20+9+2: 30] - hits!

[Damage: 1d8+7: 15] and [Dead]

Before the creature could start to draw blood, Tradden cut it in two.

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Combat
Stirge #02

04

The second creature flapped towards Tradden, ducking under his sword thrust and trying to bite at the fighter’s exposed neck.

[Move: ?, ?, ?]

[Stirge #01 Bite]

[Primary Attack: 1d20+6: 14 vs Tradden’s AC (18)] - misses!

But the creature couldn’t manage to latch on.

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Combat
Tradden Aversward

05

‘Ha!’ exclaimed Tradden, watching the bits of sinewy wing and chitin falling to the floor whilst circling his head around on his neck to get some feeling back into it.

He turned to face the second one, but couldn’t bat it away with his swords, he did manage to evade its attack, however, and looked to return the favour, trying to distract the flying menace with one blade, and hitting from the below with the other.

[Surprising Stab]

[Primary Attack vs Stirge #02’s Reflex: 1d20+9: 18] - hits!

[Damage: 4] and [Grants Combat Advantage] and [Marked]

[Secondary Attack vs Stirge #02: 1d20+9+2: 19] - hits!

[Damage: 2d6+4: 13] and [Bloodied]

Blood spewed out of the creature’s body as Tradden cut deeply into its flesh.

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Combat
Khalin Grundokri

06

Khalin grinned as his comrade’s blades struck home. Their recent escapades had seen the duo starting to function as a tightly drilled unit. Sure, practice and manoeuvers were the foundation with any battalion large or small, but nothing could match real combat for honing the skills of battle.

The dwarf countered quickly while the monster was distracted, slamming his shield against the beast, again trying to draw its attention and give Tradden a chance to follow up.

[Furious Smash]

[Primary Attack vs Stirge #02’s Fortitude: 1d20+6: 10] - misses!

‘Quickly, my boy, steel yourself and dispatch this abomination back to the hell it came from!’ Khalin shouted.

[Inspiring Word]

[Tradden spends a Healing Surge and regains 1d6+8: 10 hit points]

The cry gave Tradden some well needed confidence.

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Combat
Stirge #02

07

The creature once more tried to latch onto Tradden.

[Stirge #02 Bite]

[Primary Attack: 1d20+6: 15 vs Tradden’s AC (18)] - misses!

But Tradden easily evaded its advances.

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Combat
Tradden Aversward

08

The young fighter started to step to one side, circling slightly and assessing the right spot, and time to strike.

[Shift: ?]

Suddenly, he saw an opening…

[Melee Basic Attack - Longsword]

[Primary Attack vs Stirge #02: 1d20+9+2: 13] - misses!

[Marked]

The blow would have been a mortal one, were it not for the fact that he lost his footing on a loose rock, and his attempt at a Stirge Skewer failed miserably, the creature easily avoiding the blade.

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Combat
Khalin Grundokri

09

The final creature was proving evasive. Khalin raised his shield to better protect them from its clawing grasp, while attempting to deliver the elusive killing blow.

[Shielded Assault]

[Primary Attack vs Stirge #02: 1d20+6: 10] - misses!

[+2 AC to self and adjacent allies until end of next turn]

Khalin’s strike failed to make contact, however.

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Combat
Stirge #02

10

The creature once again tried to bite Tradden, its wings fluttering in the young fighter’s face.

[Stirge #02 Bite]

[Primary Attack: 1d20+6: 7 vs Tradden’s AC (18)] - critical miss!

But the whirling of blades and hammers knocked off its sense of direction.

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Combat
Tradden Aversward

11

‘This fight is going to last forever!’ thought Tradden to himself. He hefted his longsword to try and land a solid blow.

[Sure Strike]

[Primary Attack vs Stirge #02: 1d20+11: 29] - hits!

[Damage: 1d8+3: 7] and [Dead]

‘Ha, ha!’ cried the young fighter, as the second flying thing went the same way as the first — sliced in half, its bloated abdomen now spilling blood over the sparse grass below. The edge of each of the two halves gleaming with the frosty residue left by the fighter’s weapon.

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25

Combat
Short Rest

XP

Healing Surges

Healing Surges are applied.

[Khalin spends ? healing surge (? left) to get to 31/31 hit points]

[Tradden spends ? healing surges (? left) to get to 32/32 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]

Levelling

No characters ready to level up.

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End of Scene