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Tarrastra Adventure 57

Caelesti's notes




Searching the ogre magi revealed a large chain shirt, a large bow, and a large great-sword. Talon cured the wounded pack animals.

The party headed west. Days came and went. The trail then turned south and lead to the steppes. Standing stones could be seen in the distance on a small hill.

The party traveled to the base of the hill. It looked to be too steep for the horses. Talon volunteered to stay with the horses. The others headed up a path to the stones.

All of a sudden, Tan-kuran dropped into a dive and flew past the party. Two winged reptilian creatures were chasing her.

Carric cast Bull's Strength on Yoshi.
Yoshi threw a shuriken at one, getting its attention.
One wyvern flew down and clawed at Yoshi, but missed.
The other wyvern flew down to Mavis and clawed her.

Mavis drew her rapier and stabbed the wyvern that clawed her.
Carric started casting.
Yoshi, in a flurry of blows, struck the wyvern twice.
The Wyvern tried to sting Yoshi, missed, and flew past.
Nessey activated Protection from Evil and drew a bow.
The other wyvern stung Mavis, weakening her, and few past as well.
Caelesti cast Magic Missiles at the lead wyvern.

Mavis dropped her rapier, drew her bow, and shot the wyvern that stung her.
Carric's summoned giant eagle appeared next to the lead wyvern and clawed it.
Carric then moved to Mavis and cast Neutralize Poison on Mavis.
Yoshi threw some shuriken toward a wyvern.
The lead wyvern stung the giant eagle. The eagle succumbed to the poison and died.
Nessey shot an arrow, but missed.
The other wyvern flew by, clawed at Mavis, and continued on.
Caelesti cast more Magic Missiles at the same wyvern.

Mavis shot three arrows at her wyvern, hitting once.
Carric started casting.
Yoshi threw two shuriken at his wyvern.
Yoshi's wyvern stung him as it flew by. The poison weakened him.
Nessey shot an arrow into a wyvern.
The other wyvern flew back across the path and stung Mavis again. Mavis was unaffected by the poison.
Caelesti cast Magic Missiles again, dropping Yoshi's wyvern.

Mavis shot her wyvern with two arrows.
Carric's second giant eagle attacked the remaining wyvern, clawing it.
Carric cast Magic Missiles at the wyvern.
Yoshi threw two shuriken at the wyvern.
Nessey shot an arrow into the wyvern.
The wyvern stung the eagle and flew by. The eagle was not affected by the poison.
Caelesti cast Magic Missiles at the wyvern.

Mavis shot two arrows.
Carric's giant eagle chased after the wyvern and clawed at it.
Carric cast Magic Missiles, dropping the wyvern.
Yoshi cured himself.
Carric restored some of Yoshi's constitution damage.
The poison did affect Yoshi any further.

The party continued to the top of the hill. Nessey found the spot dedicated to her tribe. She planted her spear, asked everyone to hold hands, and made a speech.

Looking about, the party could see an encampment to the east. The steppes turned to rolling hills to the west. Carric said he wanted to head west to find the Valley of the Bridgers -- since the party was close. As it was getting dark, the party climbed back down the hill to join Talon and the horses.

Carric mentioned the runes above and produced the runes he had copied from the last time. Talon looked at the runes and said it was in common, though written in runes. The message said, "If you can read this you are too close." It was assumed that the message was simply graffiti.

The party set up watches for the night. Carric dreamed during the night, presenting his tale in the morning. Yoshi said that it was a Sending dream. He said that the black-haired woman was the guide to the Realm of the Gamesmen. Carric recalled that the woman could have been Brianna, a bard in the sidhe hill.

Talon used the magical bracelet that Brianna had given her to send Brianna a message. It briefly summarized Carric's dream. They conversed back and forth, ultimately agreeing to meet in the town of Morganstein, four days south west of the standing stones. The party made plans to go to Morganstein.

Talon's notes

Talon&Nessey: Yoshi asks if this battle happened before or after "daily usage" reset?
Talon&Nessey: It happened during Talon and Caelesti's watch.
Talon&Nessey: Which watch was that?
Talon&Nessey: Will reset when we wake up in the morning, if wake up.
Talon&Nessey: What time of the night or morning is it?
Talon&Nessey: Is the bane moon in the sky?
Talon&Nessey: Can't see bane moon through the trees.
Talon&Nessey: Loot?
Talon&Nessey: He had a lot of large stuff. large long bow, large mail, large two-handed sword
Talon&Nessey: Talon has other ring of communication, I think, not positive though
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi has the match.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi wants to dream. But Carric will have one later instead, it seems.
Talon&Nessey: Mavis and Nessey were already on the first watch.
Talon&Nessey: Carric and Yoshi on last watch.
Talon&Nessey: In the future Talon and Caelesti should be on first watch together or on different watches.
Talon&Nessey: Is it morning now, nothing happened in third watch.
Talon&Nessey: What hp are we all at right now?
Talon&Nessey: Nessey has a magic bedroll, as does Yoshi.
Talon&Nessey rolls T - Cure Light (d8 + 5): [5 + 5] = 10
Talon&Nessey rolls T - Cure Light (d8 + 5): [7 + 5] = 12
Talon&Nessey rolls T - Cure Light (d8 + 5): [4 + 5] = 9
Talon&Nessey: We are all back at full by the time we contiue on.
Talon&Nessey: Talon at +9, no magic bedroll, and gets 1/2 night's sleep, gets 3 hp more for total of 12 hp. Down 18
Talon&Nessey: Talon - Carric - do you want to hit me with that magic wand or do spells.
Talon&Nessey: Talon and Mavis down about 18 each. Caelesti down 8. Carric is down none. Yoshi is down 11.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey?
Talon&Nessey: Nessey is down 14
Talon&Nessey: Mavis has a magic bedroll, so does Nessey.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey gains her level's worth from bedroll.
You privately roll d6: [2] = 2
You privately roll d6: [1] = 1
Talon&Nessey: We take the Ogre's large stuff. or cast enlarge on someone, says Carric and they can wear it and then when they shrink back down, so will their armor - except - not!
Talon&Nessey: Nothing that day or night. All full by now. Nothing next day or night,
Talon&Nessey: Stories of stingrays are bandied about.
Talon&Nessey: Here we are, trotting along. About 4 hours into the next day.....
Carric rolls Track (d20 + 16): [1 + 16] = 17
Talon&Nessey: Shortly before noon, the trail winds to the south and leads right up to the Steppes.
Talon&Nessey: About 1/2 day's ride in the distance is a tall hill that looks like a tooth.
Carric rolls Spot (d20 + 13): [5 + 13] = 18
Yoshi rolls Sk:Spot (d20 + 13): [15 + 13] = 28
Talon&Nessey rolls T - Spot (d20 + 1): [10 + 1] = 11
Carric rolls TK Spot (d20 + 16): [7 + 16] = 23
Talon&Nessey rolls Nes - Spot (d20 + 8): [12 + 8] = 20
Mavis rolls Mavis Spot (d20 + 16): [15 + 16] = 31
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi thinks it looks like Standing Stones on the top of the hill.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi calls out what he thinks he sees and hears and smells.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey opinions that the hill in question is our destination.
Talon&Nessey: Carric, let's go and camp there tonight.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey - Well, I am very happy that we are finally reaching our goal and this is such a sacred occassion and we should all stand and pray when we get there and feel very spiritual and hold hands.
Talon&Nessey: As we near, we see ring of standing stones on top of hill.
Talon&Nessey: Late aternoon when reach base of hill.
Talon&Nessey: 300 ft tall steep hill.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey says - I don't know if we should camp on the sacred hill!
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi lest's find a camp site down here first, then.
Talon&Nessey: It is clear to us that our horses are not going up the hill with us, regardless of whether or not people are camping on the other side of the sacred hill.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi expresses his willingness to do "whatever Carric thinks is appropriate."
Talon&Nessey: Talon offers to stay with the horses. She has a ring of communication with Yoshi.
Talon&Nessey: But only if Yoshi activates his to ask how she and the horses are doing.
Talon&Nessey: Talon is fine if someone else wants to stay with the horses. Then she can go up make notes on the sacred event.
Talon&Nessey: Talon will stay with mules AND horses, if Carric helps her make up camp.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi insistes on going first up the path. Nessey insists on being second, with the sacred spear.
Talon&Nessey: We wind our way up the windy windy way.
Talon&Nessey: Where is Tan-Kuran
Talon&Nessey: Talon settles on her hammock and tunes her instruments.
Talon&Nessey: Tan-Kuran is flying about in no particular order and with no particular purpose
Yoshi rolls Sk:Spot (d20 + 13): [19 + 13] = 32
Mavis rolls Mavis Spot (d20 + 16): [1 + 16] = 17
Carric rolls Spot (d20 + 13): [20 + 13] = 33
Caelesti rolls Skill (Spot) (d20 + 15 + 4 + 5): [2 + 15 + 4 + 5] = 26
Talon&Nessey: We are about halfway up when Tan Kuran comes diving down and past us to bottom of the hill.
Talon&Nessey rolls Nes - Spot (d20 + 8): [11 + 8] = 19
Caelesti rolls Skill (Spot) (d20 - 1 + 2): [7 - 1 + 2] = 8
Talon&Nessey: Let's not get distracted.
Talon&Nessey: yoshi and Carric look up and see, coming down the side, a 2 legged lizard larger than an ogre, flying on it's leathery bat wings, huge jaws with long teath, long tail with stinger.
Caelesti rolls d20: [4] = 4
Talon&Nessey: Looks like a pair of dragony-thingies
Talon&Nessey rolls T - Knowledge Arcana (d20 + 13): [13 + 13] = 26
Talon&Nessey: We are on a single path with very limted manuverability.
Mavis rolls Mavis Initiative (d20 + 9): [14 + 9] = 23
Carric rolls Initiative (d20 + 2): [18 + 2] = 20
Yoshi rolls Initiative (d20 + 4 + 2): [3 + 4 + 2] = 9
Caelesti rolls Initiative (d20 + 4): [8 + 4] = 12
Carric rolls TK Initiative (d20 + 3): [11 + 3] = 14
Mavis rolls d20 + 1: [1 + 1] = 2
Talon&Nessey rolls Nes - Initiative (d20 + 3): [3 + 3] = 6
Mavis rolls d20 + 1: [7 + 1] = 8
Mavis rolls d20 + 16: [16 + 16] = 32
Mavis rolls d20 + 16: [11 + 16] = 27
Talon&Nessey: The wyverns that we don't know are wyverns are not surprised.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi is not surprised.
Talon&Nessey: Are the rest of us surprised?
Talon&Nessey: Yes! As a matter of fact.
Talon&Nessey: Carric, Yoshi, Wyvern, Wyvern - order of initiative
Yoshi rolls Shuriken Atk:Single (d20 + 7): [16 + 7] = 23
Yoshi rolls Shuriken Dmg (d2 + 2): [2 + 2] = 4
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi fires a jerkin pickle at the nearest wyvern and makes it mad. Damage of 6, really mad!
Talon&Nessey: That's one nasty pickle!!
Talon&Nessey: The wyvern has combat-like abilities in Yoshi's opinion.
Talon&Nessey: Carrics wishes were out on water battling a stingray
Talon&Nessey: The wyverns are cheating by flying at us instead of following the path.
Talon&Nessey: We are fortunate that we saw them soon enough. They are 30 ft above us now.
Talon&Nessey: The wyvern is charging/careening down the hill, and could get one little attack against Moshi, who ever that is.
Talon&Nessey: Wyvern One is going to grab Yoshi with his talons.
Talon&Nessey: Male wyvern.
Mavis rolls d20 + 10: [8 + 10] = 18
Talon&Nessey: ?? Nessey is checking while she waits for her turn.
Talon&Nessey: It misses Yoshi and his evil twin Moshi.
Mavis rolls d20 + 10: [15 + 10] = 25
Talon&Nessey: Wyvern 2 attempts to grab Mavis. With AC 25.
Mavis rolls 2d6 + 4: [4 + 2 + 4] = 10
Mavis rolls d20 + 15: [14 + 15] = 29
Talon&Nessey: Wyvern 2 hits for 10 damage on Mavis with its talons and then rolls grappple check
Talon&Nessey: Mavis rolls anti-grapple
Mavis rolls d20 + 9: [20 + 9] = 29
Talon&Nessey: creature with highest grapple modifier wins
Talon&Nessey: That is???
Talon&Nessey: the wyvern with +15 grapple
Talon&Nessey: It gets to sting for free and does not provoke an attack of oppotunity.
Talon&Nessey: Unless it was not able to grapple only with one talon.
Talon&Nessey: So really it just clawed Mavis with one talon and then stumbled and fumbled past and down the hill
Talon&Nessey: Top next round. New order is - Mavis, Carric, Tan-Kuran, Caelsti, Yoshi, Wyvern, Nessey, Wyvern
Talon&Nessey: Mavis - Holy-Moley, where did these guys come from?
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [18 + 10] = 28
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [2 + 10] = 12
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Damage (d6 + 3): [6 + 3] = 9
Talon&Nessey: Mavis draws her rapier and attempts to stab Wyvern 2, the girl one.
Talon&Nessey: hits for 9 points, of damage
Talon&Nessey: Carric is next up and starts to conjure a Natures Allie 3 of some kind.
Talon&Nessey: Is he casting defensively?
Talon&Nessey: Doesn't need to. It only has a reach of 5ft.
Talon&Nessey: its talons are in the back. Back legs.
Talon&Nessey: Tan-Kuran is fleeing at all good speed, looking for a good book.
Talon&Nessey: Caelesti casts defensively with no points and no modifier in such
Talon&Nessey: So, instead she delays.
Yoshi rolls Unarmed Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 7): [18 + 7] = 25
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi - punches Wyven one, the boy, tries to stun him.
Talon&Nessey: Stunnning fist attack, hits.
Mavis rolls d20 + 7: [18 + 7] = 25
Yoshi rolls Unarmed Dmg (d8 + 2): [3 + 2] = 5
Yoshi rolls Unarmed Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 7): [14 + 7] = 21
Yoshi rolls Unarmed Dmg (d8 + 2): [6 + 2] = 8
Talon&Nessey: 7 points, was 6 last time
Talon&Nessey: then for 10 points
Talon&Nessey: 23 points total against Wyvern One so far.
Mavis rolls d20 + 10: [5 + 10] = 15
Talon&Nessey: Wyvern One stings Yoshi for 15.
Talon&Nessey: 15 AC, not hp and misses and flies by.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey gets out her shortbow.
Talon&Nessey: and she does her natural protection against evil on herself, though it won't matter
Talon&Nessey: Wyvern flies down the hill and circles around to return.
Talon&Nessey: masterwork composite short bow
Mavis rolls d20 + 10: [19 + 10] = 29
Mavis rolls d6 + 4: [1 + 4] = 5
Talon&Nessey: Wyvern Two, the girl, attempts to sting Mavis as she flies by and does hit for 5
Mavis rolls Mavis Fortitude Save (d20 + 7): [2 + 7] = 9
Talon&Nessey: then roll for poison, Fort save.
Talon&Nessey: Mavis does not make her Fort save.
Mavis rolls 2d6: [1 + 2] = 3
Talon&Nessey: Mavis takes some kind of damage in some kind of way.
Talon&Nessey: CON Damage
Talon&Nessey: Right before the top of next round, Caelesti casts Magic Missiles on Wyvern One
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [3 + 1] = 4
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [4 + 1] = 5
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [3 + 1] = 4
Talon&Nessey: Wyvern One is down 39 points total now.
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [17 + 10] = 27
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Damage (d6 + 3): [5 + 3] = 8
Talon&Nessey: Mavis curses Wyvern Two, drops her rapier and draws her bow at a creature she chooses to think of as evil, end quote
Talon&Nessey: Carric is next up, but first a giant Eagle shows up and attacks Wyvern One.
Carric rolls SNA - GEagle talon (d20 + 7): [3 + 7] = 10
Carric rolls SNA - GEagle talon (d20 + 7): [18 + 7] = 25
Carric rolls SNA - GEagle talon dmg (d6 + 4): [3 + 4] = 7
Carric rolls SNA - GEagle bite (d20 + 2): [11 + 2] = 13
Talon&Nessey: It misses with one talon and hits with the other for 7 points.
Talon&Nessey: bite misses.
Talon&Nessey: Carric does NOT take a 5ft step and fall off the hill, but can do a normal move through Caelesti and Mavis to do a neutralize poison on Mavis
Talon&Nessey: mavis is not stablized.
Talon&Nessey: is YES neutralized
Yoshi rolls Shuriken Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [5 + 6] = 11
Yoshi rolls Shuriken Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [12 + 6] = 18
Yoshi rolls Shuriken Dmg (d2 + 2): [2 + 2] = 4
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi is next, ranged shirkens.
Talon&Nessey: Or he can ready a full attack, which he will do next time. Though he can only ready an action, actually. And he is having trouble finding his exploding shirken.
Talon&Nessey: He misses.
Talon&Nessey: Next is Wyvern One.
Talon&Nessey: he stings the giant eagle
Mavis rolls d20 + 10: [10 + 10] = 20
Mavis rolls d6 + 4: [6 + 4] = 10
Talon&Nessey: Eagle takes 10 damage, plus Fort save
Carric rolls d20 + 5: [(11) + 5] = 16
Mavis rolls 2d6: [6 + 5] = 11
Talon&Nessey: Eagle rolls his Giant Eagle Fort Save and ---?? does NOT make it, takes 11 points of CON damage
Talon&Nessey: "The Eagle has landed. Or nearly."
Talon&Nessey: yes, Eagle has landed face down now
Talon&Nessey: Those who about to die salute the dead giant eagle. Well, Yoshi at least, salutes it.
Talon&Nessey: Wyvern circles around and heads towards Yoshi.... yum, yum finger food.
Talon&Nessey rolls Nes - bow, short composite (d20 + 8): [8 + 8] = 16
Talon&Nessey: Nessey misses Wyvern One with her trusty composite short bow thingy
Talon&Nessey: Wyvern Two, the Lady, debates who to eat first - Carric or Mavis?
Talon&Nessey: Who looks like they have more "food" showing.
Mavis rolls d20 + 10: [5 + 10] = 15
Talon&Nessey: Mavis stabbed her though, so she chooses vengence over food.
Talon&Nessey: Attacks Mavis.
Talon&Nessey: She misses and flies by.
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [2 + 1] = 3
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [2 + 1] = 3
Talon&Nessey: Caelesti magic missiles at Wyvern One, the bad boy.
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [3 + 1] = 4
Talon&Nessey: Bad boy down now total = 49 now
Talon&Nessey: He is still flying by.
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [9 + 10] = 19
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Damage (d6 + 3): [3 + 3] = 6
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #2 (d20 + 5): [5 + 5] = 10
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [5 + 10] = 15
Talon&Nessey: mavis slightly wounds Wyvern Lady (Two)
Yoshi rolls Shuriken Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [7 + 6] = 13
Yoshi rolls Shuriken Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [7 + 6] = 13
Talon&Nessey: Carric starts casting a mystery spell.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi does more shirkens. Miss, miss
Mavis rolls d20 + 10: [12 + 10] = 22
Mavis rolls d6 + 4: [1 + 4] = 5
Talon&Nessey: Wyvern One, the Bad Boy, flies by Yoshi doing a powerful sting for AC 22, hits for 5 points plus fort save
Yoshi rolls Sv:Fortitude (d20 + 5 + 2 + 1): [5 + 5 + 2 + 1] = 13
You privately roll 2d6: [6 + 5] = 11
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi is affected by poison for 5 points CON damage
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi gets hit point loss.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey up next, Fires an arrow.
Talon&Nessey rolls Nes - bow, short composite (d20 + 8): [10 + 8] = 18
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi requests curing. Talon, however, is at the bottom of the hill.
Talon&Nessey: AC 18 hits!!
Talon&Nessey rolls Nes - bow, short composite damage (d6): [4] = 4
Talon&Nessey: for 4 points.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi is wearing a ring of communication and so is Talon.
Talon&Nessey: But the activation has expired.
Mavis rolls d20 + 10: [16 + 10] = 26
Talon&Nessey: Lady Two Wyvern flies on by and hits Mavis for AC 26 with a sting.
Mavis rolls d6 + 4: [3 + 4] = 7
Mavis rolls Mavis Fortitude Save (d20 + 7): [20 + 7] = 27
Talon&Nessey: for 7 points and Mavis makes her fort save this time - yeah!
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [2 + 1] = 3
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [2 + 1] = 3
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [4 + 1] = 5
Talon&Nessey: Caelesti does another volley of Magic Missiles at BadBoy
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [1 + 10] = 11
Talon&Nessey: Wyvern One, Bad Boy, bounces down the hill to the bottom, dropped by Cae's magic missiles
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #2 (d20 + 5): [16 + 5] = 21
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Damage (d6 + 3): [2 + 3] = 5
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [14 + 10] = 24
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Damage (d6 + 3): [6 + 3] = 9
Talon&Nessey: Mavis hits Wyvern Two for 5 and again for 9.
Carric rolls SNA - GEagle talon (d20 + 7): [13 + 7] = 20
Carric rolls SNA - GEagle talon dmg (d6 + 4): [5 + 4] = 9
Talon&Nessey: Carric will do another Giant Eagle and sic it on BadGirl.
Carric rolls SNA - GEagle talon (d20 + 7): [10 + 7] = 17
Carric rolls SNA - GEagle bite (d20 + 2): [9 + 2] = 11
Talon&Nessey: talons hit, miss (9 points) and bite, miss.
Talon&Nessey: Carric will help Yoshi with restoration later and can neutralize him sooner if he can get to him.
Carric rolls Magic Missiles (3d4 + 3): [(2 + 3 + 3) + 3] = 11
Talon&Nessey: Carric uses his gloves to do Magic Missile on BadGirl Wyvern, for 11 points
Talon&Nessey: She is down 38 points.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi is up next.
Yoshi rolls Shuriken Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [6 + 6] = 12
Yoshi rolls Shuriken Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [1 + 6] = 7
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi activates his Horizon walker charm to have closer to BadGirl and is within 10 feet of her now and misses anyway with his shirken
Talon&Nessey rolls Nes - bow, short composite (d20 + 8): [13 + 8] = 21
Talon&Nessey rolls Nes - bow, short composite damaage (d6): [3] = 3
Mavis rolls d20 + 10: [17 + 10] = 27
Talon&Nessey: Nessey hits BabGirl Wyvern for 3 arrow damage.
Mavis rolls d6 + 4: [5 + 4] = 9
Talon&Nessey: BadGirl Wyvern hits Giant Eagle and it needs Fort save.
Carric rolls d20 + 5: [(13) + 5] = 18
Talon&Nessey: Giant Eagle Two makes its fort save.
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [1 + 1] = 2
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [4 + 1] = 5
Caelesti rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [3 + 1] = 4
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [4 + 10] = 14
Talon&Nessey: Caelesti magic missiles BadGirl Wyvern for 11. She is hurting.
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #2 (d20 + 5): [11 + 5] = 16
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [5 + 10] = 15
Talon&Nessey: Mavis misses and misses and misses
Talon&Nessey: Carric - lets his Eagle fit the fit.
Talon&Nessey: fight the fight
Talon&Nessey: his giant eagle two
Carric rolls SNA - GEagle talon (d20 + 7): [2 + 7] = 9
Carric rolls Magic Missiles (3d4 + 3): [(2 + 1 + 4) + 3] = 10
Talon&Nessey: GEagle Two misses.
Talon&Nessey: Carric does magic missile gloves and takes BadGirl, she tumbles down the hill.
Talon&Nessey: Did the Wyverns have any neat loot? Talon checks them out.
Carric rolls d4: [4] = 4
Talon&Nessey: Talon finds no loot on the wyverns
Talon&Nessey: doesn't find any
Talon&Nessey: What level of restoration can Carric do?
Talon&Nessey: Carric heals Yoshi of 4 points of CON damage. Then cures regular damage
Talon&Nessey: Carric uses his heal skill
Yoshi rolls Sk:Heal (d20 + 3): [4 + 3] = 7
Talon&Nessey: Caelesti does a healing dance.
Talon&Nessey rolls T - Spot (d20 + 1): [11 + 1] = 12
You privately roll 2d6: [1 + 3] = 4
Talon&Nessey: Does Talon spot that Yoshi is hurt enough to need help.
Talon&Nessey: Who will shoot a message down the hill?
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi will go down the hill, arm and arm with Carric.
Talon&Nessey: If Talon sees them coming down the hill, then she starts going up the hill to meet them.
Yoshi rolls Sv:Fortitude (d20 + 5 + 2 + 1): [13 + 5 + 2 + 1] = 21
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi needs to save on the way.
Carric rolls Heal (d20 + 6): [20 + 6] = 26
Talon&Nessey: Carric did neutralize poison on Mavis instead of Yoshi because she has bigger boobs.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi waves at Talon, "I'm okay now."
Talon&Nessey: I would have activated my ring if I saw a fight. But spot check wasn't good enough.
Talon&Nessey: Command word to activate.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi made his save. He doesn't need Talon's help after all.
Talon&Nessey: Ring only allows you to listen to other person.
Talon&Nessey: Talon's ring is activated and she is listening to anything Yoshi says.
Talon&Nessey: We procede to the top with Nessey in the lead. We make it to the top without further incident.
Talon&Nessey: We reach the big, heavy stones and ritual shrines. Nessey recogmizes the symbols her tribe.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey - this is the place, let's all hold hands and say a prayer.
Talon&Nessey: Carric wonders if a worpshipper of Balanis put up these ruins?
Talon&Nessey: We don't recognize the rhunes and symbols.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey leads us to the shrine of her tribe.
Talon&Nessey: She plants the special spear and leads a prayer for her tribe to Artemis
Talon&Nessey: Nessey - Oh, Artemis, look favorably upon our Amazon tribe because we really work really hard to do good for you and we really, really like you a lot!!
Talon&Nessey: And on and on and on.
Talon&Nessey: Now what?
Talon&Nessey: Nessey looks around to see what she can see from this vantage point.
Talon&Nessey: We see edge of a forst 1/2 days ride to north, where we came from 1/2 day ago.
Talon&Nessey: To the East it looks like Steppes as far as we can see and then maybe some smoke rising.
Talon&Nessey: Might be a camp. Might be Wulfy's camp.
Talon&Nessey: Steppes as far as we can see to the South.
Talon&Nessey: To the West gets into rolling hills.
Talon&Nessey: Carric says we need to go West because of "whatchamacallits." Nessey says - what?
Talon&Nessey: Carric - Bridgers.
Talon&Nessey: Mavis, we have all our trade goods, let's go back.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi says we had a plan.
Talon&Nessey: Carric says - yes, to seek the Bridgers to the West.
Talon&Nessey: Mavis wants to just go back.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey suggests we go towards the smoke and camp and maybe Wulfy.
Talon&Nessey: Mavis says maybe the Valley of Bridgers is best, after all.
Talon&Nessey: Carric let's go camp down there with Talon and perhaps she can come up here alone with me tomoroow to "read the rhunes" ;-) ;-)
Talon&Nessey: Talon says - so, did anything interesting happen?
Talon&Nessey: Mavis, oh, we just killed a couple Wyverns and found some rhunes and planted the spear.
Talon&Nessey: Carric - oh, and can you look at these other rhunes Talon?
Talon&Nessey: Talon has Giant which might be same script as Dwarvish, so she might be able to recognize the script.
Talon&Nessey: Giant is INDEED written in dwarvish alphabet
Talon&Nessey rolls T - Intelligence (d20 + 4): [17 + 4] = 21
Talon&Nessey: Talon makes a good INT check. She starts studying Carric's rhunes. She knows it is a script that Giants used to write.
Talon&Nessey: But, says she, this is actually written in Common. She sits and snickers and writes it out and hands it to Carric.
Talon&Nessey: So what does it say?
Talon&Nessey: If you can read this you are too close
Talon&Nessey: Words of Wisdom.
Talon&Nessey: Those were obviously grafiti.
Talon&Nessey: The next set are - a language Talon does not know.
Talon&Nessey: Giantish does not help her with it.
Talon&Nessey: We have a rhune chart now.
Talon&Nessey: let's set up watches
Talon&Nessey: Talon offers to take first watch
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi wants to be on last watch
Talon&Nessey: Talon, so who wants to watch with me? Mavis?
Talon&Nessey: Mavis agrees.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi and Caelesti are on last watch.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey and Carric are on second watch.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey talks and watches very, very carefully at the same time.
Talon&Nessey: Carric cautions Nessey to give her full attention to listening for things that might be creeping up on us, even though she can listen and talk at the same time, Carric apparently can't.
Talon&Nessey: Being a mere man, that is.
Talon&Nessey: Carric has his dream and is still asleep. At end of last watch, Yoshi's last CON damage goes away.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi wakes feeling invigorated. Mavis has two CON damage left for Carric to attend to at noon today.
Talon&Nessey: Carric- in my dreams, I was standing at the shore of the sea and the waves were lapping at my toes
DM: You are standing at the shore of the sea. The waves are lapping at your toes. You look out over the water and watch the setting sun. You realize that you are holding something and look down at your hands. It's a lumpy pouch. You open it and pull out a set of chess pieces, strangely different from any you've seen. You feel a whoosh of wind ruffle your hair and look up. You see a black-haired woman, long hair blowing in the breeze, riding a grey horse through the air, heading over the sea in the direction of the setting sun. She disappears into the distance - and you wake up.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey - Yoshi has told us that if it rains, we are supposed to see fish, but I haven't seen any yet.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi says it was the other way around.
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi needs to try to interpret Carric's dream.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey - Maybe we are just pawns in the Black-haired woman's game?
Talon&Nessey: Talon - It has long been my dream to see the valley of the Bridgers and that's to the West, like the setting sun.
Talon&Nessey: As Carric said, and I agree with him.
Yoshi rolls Ability:Wisdom (d20 + 3): [14 + 3] = 17
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi makes his WIS check.
Talon&Nessey: He says it is a "Sending Dream."
Talon&Nessey: Talon - Who sent it?
Talon&Nessey: Yoshi - the gods and the meaning is - the black haired woman will lead you to the realm
Talon&Nessey: of the gamesmen
Talon&Nessey rolls T - Knowledge Bardic (d20 + 16): [3 + 16] = 19
Talon&Nessey rolls T - Knowledge Arcana (d20 + 13): [11 + 13] = 24
Talon&Nessey rolls T - Knowledge Geography (d20 + 9): [5 + 9] = 14
Talon&Nessey: Talon checks her memory and does not know what "The realm of the gamesmen" means.
Mavis: The black-haired woman is your guide to the realm of the Gamesmen
Talon&Nessey: if you wish to follow her
Talon&Nessey: Talon - could we do an augury about the Dark Haired woman?
Talon&Nessey: Guess not :-(
Talon&Nessey: Carric says, Let's head West.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey goes on and on about going East to perhaps meet up with Wulfy.
Talon&Nessey: Does Carric know any black-haired women?
Talon&Nessey: Talon has met a black-haired Druid lady, Bard/Druid, older who Carric has a romance with.
Talon&Nessey: Carric saw her flying on a shadowy grey horse, high overhead.
Talon&Nessey: Talon - maybe she is doing the sending?
Talon&Nessey: Talon did see a woman with long dark hair inside the shehill, Brianna!
Mavis: sidhe hill
Talon&Nessey: Talon - Caelesti, maybe we should contact Brianna and see if she knows what the dream means!!
Talon&Nessey: Caelesti - I don't have a bracelet.
Talon&Nessey rolls T - Intelligence (d20 + 4): [2 + 4] = 6
Talon&Nessey: Talon has a bracelet.
Talon&Nessey: Light dawns on Talon's bracelet.
Talon&Nessey: Talon contacts Brianna - sending - 25 words.
Talon&Nessey: Brie - Carric had dream of maybe you leading us to Realm of Gamesmen. What are Gamesmen? And do you want us to go?
Mavis: Brie answer: Gamesmen? Where are you? I'll contact you in 10 minutes or so...
Talon&Nessey: Talon waits.
Mavis: 10 minutes later: Brie sends to Talon: OK, Talon. Where are you now?
Talon&Nessey: I can reply - Sacred Hill of Stones in Barbarian Land on the Steppes, looking West.
Mavis: Bries says: Barbarian lands? West of Rowansmeade? Sacred Hill near west nd of steppes?
Talon&Nessey: yes
Mavis: Brie say: OK. Meet me in Morganstein. That's a town on border of Barbarian lands west and somewhat south of you. Four days travel. See you soon, honey.
Talon&Nessey: Yes, eagerly my darling, kiss-kiss, kiss-kiss, kiss-kiss, kiss-kiss, kiss-kiss, kiss-kiss, kiss-kiss, kiss-kiss, kiss-kiss, kiss-kiss, kiss-kiss, hug
Talon&Nessey: Brianna the great and wonderful one, says we may meet her, etc, so - let's go.
Talon&Nessey: Talon immediately with her mule.
Talon&Nessey: Mavis - wait, wait, wait, wait!
Talon&Nessey: Talon pauses.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey is uncertain what to do, she is not ready to marry yet, and knows Barbarian lands better than others and so should help them, she thinks
Talon&Nessey: Mavis doesn't want to return alone.
Talon&Nessey: Nessey - and you must admit it is curious, Mavis.
Talon&Nessey: Talon Did Bardic knowlege a while ago and it is a lengendary place of great interest to Bards
Talon&Nessey: No Bard should turn down an opportunity to go there.
Talon&Nessey: Also Carrics wants the rest of his set of clothing. Next piece is in the Valley of the Bridgers, West of the Steppes, per Futhark the Thage.
Talon&Nessey: All agree to go West and a little south to meet up with Brianna.
Talon&Nessey: For news of what the gamesmen are?
Talon&Nessey: Ask Brianna what she knows of Bridgers and Valley of Bridgers and Gamesmen too. Yoshi thinks Valley of Bridgers might be on the way to Realm of the Gamesmen.
Talon&Nessey: We are all at full.
Talon&Nessey: Will be at the town in 4 days, if all goes well.
Talon&Nessey: Necropolis next week.
Talon&Nessey: Lots of mysteries.
Talon&Nessey: Nighty-night.

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