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Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:57 »
Does Berak recognize something about the dwarves or the human?

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« on: April 08, 2014, 13:19 »
Berak listens at the door, but does not hear much before having to retreat. What he does hear tells him that they are in trouble. Combat seems like a very real possibility, but the party is not in a formation that would be optimal for it. While retreating, he tells those in telepathy range:

- They follow the King, but don't seem to be hostile towards Isirius yet.

He goes to the table and pretends to examine the body parts lying on it. When the group enters, he looks towards the door and non-hurriedly turns to face them. He takes a good look at the King's followers, focusing on the dwarves.

Move to C5
History check: 1d20+13=24

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 08, 2014, 12:13 »
What did Berak hear then? That determines what Berak is doing currently.

If he found reason to believe that Isirius is trying to be friendly with the group, he went to the table (C7) and is examining the body parts, trying to find out how old they are. (Or so it appears. Actually he concentrating his attention on the doorway.)

If not, he retreated along the wall to A10 and is looking cautiously at the door.

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 06, 2014, 02:37 »
Gah, sorry, I once again posted something ambiguous.

I meant that we would not have a lot of time to react to your pacifying telepathic messages. Since by default we would probably be looking very cautious, we would possibly seem quite unfriendly and it would be nice to have some more time to appear unthreatening.

Besides, Berak would by his nature be looking for more information anyways. He is quite cautious, since lack of caution has cost him before.

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 05, 2014, 11:35 »
Well, you will be entering the room along with the human, which will not give us a lot of time to react. If we are expecting trouble, we will probably be wielding weapons and looking ready to charge at them.

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 05, 2014, 10:03 »
I'm going to assume that Barak has not heard any conversation yet. He will wait at the door until he hears something. He will then decide what to do. Ultimately, I'd like Berak to learn that Isirius wants to try a peaceful approach, so that he could relay Isirius's intentions to the others.

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« on: April 05, 2014, 07:45 »
When Berak hears people coming towards the door, he immediately warns the others. He still lingers for a bit, trying to learn the intentions of Isirius and his company, ready to move away from the door when they get too close.

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 05, 2014, 07:26 »
Was that your planar ally I saw behind you? Why did it disappear, is it shy?

It seems unlikely that we would be able to avoid combat. How do we explain the table full of body parts? It was Bortek's doing. The fact that he had time to do set it up seems to contradict the fact that we saved them, since we are recent arrivals.

To Malek: I'm assuming that I can hear them talking, now that they are getting closer.

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 04, 2014, 13:37 »
How much can Berak see from where he is standing? Can he see that they are coming?

Is Berak naturally hidden in his position or does he have to use the stealth skill to stay unseen? Actually, it would be nice if there was some kind of guideline like "if less than 20% of the square you are in is visible to the opponent, (s)he/it can't see you", so that I wouldn't have to keep asking things like that all the time.


Does the door open outwards of inwards? Because I'm wondering whether we could slam the door closed after the human enters and hold it closed, so that we could off him before the dwarves can enter.

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 03, 2014, 11:44 »
Fortunately, half of 2d6+4 is between 3 and 8, which is not that bad really. On a miss, Isirius would take no damage, but somehow I don't think that a wall has a particularly high reflex defense.

How much do we actually know about people being frozen here? Did we see anything to indicate this (I know I specifically checked :] )? Is it part of the legend?

This reminds me of something that I forgot. The Winter King slaughtered a Dwarven kingdom, or something along these lines. The area we are in is built by dwarves.

Did Berak get a good enough look at the Dwarves to learn something about them? For example, are they the dwarves who built this place or the dwarves whose kingdom got destroyed by the Winter King?

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 03, 2014, 10:45 »
If Isirius gets into some trouble that he can not escape from, I can use Living Missile to slide him 10 squares into the room the others are in. For that to work though, he would have to be close enough to the door and within my line of effect. It wouldn't deal any damage to him, but he would be either Immobilized (save ends) or Slowed (save ends). As a plus, as long as he is immobilized or slowed, I can slide him 10 squares on each of my turns as a minor action.

This assumes that I can slide Isirius without hurling him into someone's face. When I started this post, I assumed I could do that, but after rereading the power's description, I'm not so sure anymore. If I'm forced to slam him into somebody on the way, It would be best if there was a hostile creature nearby or between Isirius and the door. At worst, I could be forced to hit one of our own with Isirius.

Question to the DM: Can I use Living Missile Attack without selecting a secondary target?


I was messing around with the CB and noticed that the kalashtar racial ability triggers on an attack that targets Will.

Question to the DM: If an attack targets the Will defense, will you explicitly note that in your post?

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 02, 2014, 20:01 »
Not in a PM, just easy to miss, because it's linked to in the OOC thread. (I don't think that combat has broken out just yet though)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 02, 2014, 14:04 »
I'm moving to A1, because I'm assuming (since I did not have to roll for stealth at my previous position) that I won't be noticed there (no need for stealth checks). However, since A1 gives me a helluva lot more cover, I'm guessing that the information I can gain while staying there is pretty limited. Would I at least be able to listen in on the conversation that takes place or am I too far away?


Another problem is that Isirius can't really communicate with us. Assuming that I will stay at A1, he would have to be at least as close as -E0 to communicate with me telepathically. Assuming that Isirius will pass that square when "bringing us the guests" with the "guests" in tow, would it be possible that the two following statements are simultaneously true:
a) Isirius notices me and gives me a message with his intentions, allowing me to slip away from the door and quickly transmit the message to the others.
b) Berak does not have to roll for stealth to stay unseen.


Quill's attacks do fire damage, but does the Flaming Weapon enchantment actually add the fire keyword to her attacks? I'm assuming that it does, enabling her to benefit from the Burning Gauntlets. (I'm assuming that we know what the gauntlets do.)

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« on: April 02, 2014, 12:43 »
Seeing the dwarves and the human, Berak instantly starts to consider various, increasingly dire possibilities. His thoughts are quickly interrupted by Isirius telling him to fall back. After a moment's hesitation, he decides to trust Isirius to deal with the situation, saying
- I'll stay right behind the door.
and dematerializing, forming again in the room where the others are waiting, letting his consciousness fragment fade away.

He quickly gives the others telepathically a brief description of the situation, suggesting they wait and see how the situation develops and stay unnoticed for now. Berak is about go check on what is happening with Isirius, when he remembers something. He turns his attention to Quill and telepathically says:
- You should consider using the gauntlets that we found on Bortek. They seem to be something you could benefit from.

He then moves back to the door, trying to catch something about what is happening in the other room.

Shard Swarm (teleport) to A1.
Go a bit deeper into the room and communicate with the others (they are out of telepathy range).
Go back to A1.
Berak wields his orb (he unwielded it when preparing for the ritual).

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 02, 2014, 12:12 »
3) Re: tactics and other scary words: this is all assuming that these NPCs are hostile/on Bortek's side. At least they didn't come running towards the sounds of screaming barbarians, snarling dire wolves and melting illusionists.
Well, the thing is, if they indeed do decide at some point that you are a hostile, you are neck deep in trouble. If they come into the room and surround you, there will probably not be a chance to escape.

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