From Tracy Johnson@21:1/5 to All on Wed Mar 30 19:42:38 2016
XPost: alt.games.adnd, rec.games.frp.dnd
Games are on Monday night sometime after 5:30PM at World's Best Comics,
9714 Warwick Blvd Newport News, Virginia 23601.
This time we had an extra-large sausage pizza.
The bugs having been dealt with, our party opted to continue up the
high road toward Nulb and its environs. Elefus having been retrieved
from Tharp opted to continue with the party.
They passed an old battlefield and graveyard that according to Tharp's
elders happened ten years ago when armies banded together to crush the
former evil temple's forces. Despite some obvious signs of the graves
being disturbed the ignored it and moved on.
The road narrowed to a track but after a few miles it opened up again
whereupon they came across the old dilapidated fort that used to belong
to the temple and was also cleared out in the last war.
Aerys the party's six foot tall Tinkerbell, was acting as forward
observer when they came near the fort. Flying up to the top of the
abandoned tower, she noticed what appeared to be a huge stork
Of course everyone is aware how a large object can appear small at a
long distance and it became apparent the bird was steadily growing
larger. Then Aerys also became aware that the top of the tower she had
alighted on was fashioned into a six foot wide stork's nest, complete
with droppings but no eggs.
Aerys decided to fly back to the party and warn them.
Meanwhile the twelve foot tall big bird finally landed on it's nest and finished off a large meal of large salmon it had been carrying.
Thereafter it flew down to a large pond (an extension of the former
moat around the old fort), landed, and stood there above the water on
one leg and preened itself. (Thus giving the party some idea of how
deep the pond was.)
The party felt Big Bird was satisfied and otherwise harmless and
continued on towards the fort.
Deeming what remained of the fort and drawbridge safe, they sent a
squad of several members of the Party, consisting of Honda, Huang,
Dornorin, Blake and Vixine. As soon as they got close an arrow was
shot from one of the old arrow slits on the side of the wall at Huang.
Now Huang, being the high level Monk that he is, Huang caught it in
mid-air Kung-Fu style.
Thus appraised of hostile intent from the fort the group started
backing up. Elefus and Curly, the only other two party members with
shields, rushed forward.
After the incident with the giant bugs, Elefus was now out of ammo in
his blaster rifle. So he switched to his hand blaster (both items
appropriated from an earlier high tech adventure) and lobbed a fireball
into the same arrow slit to hear satisfying exclamations of pain.
Otherwise unhurt but due to a character flaw (played by a card from one
Player on another) Huang suddenly develped a nosebleed. Meanwhile Big
Bird, smelling blood in the air made an albatross-like dash across the
pond and moat at Huang and carried him from the drawbridge. Party
members with missile weapons took a few potshots.
Huang while in mid-air struggled to free himself with various martial
art moves but it took a couple rounds when Big Bird, decidedly taking
some damage from both potshots and Huang's struggle, just dropped Huang
into the moat.
Aerys also gave chase and attacked with his Petite Rapier for several
rounds as they climbed into the air. Big Bird fought back giving Aerys
a negative return on her investment causing Aerys to fall to the ground unconscious with negative hit points. A healing card was Played, saving
Aerys from taking full damage and certain death from a 50 foot drop.
(As they were no longer over the moat.)
Big bird free of its annoyances, simply flew of into the distance.
++++ END OF SESSION ++++
Our gamers decided to call it an early night at 10PM as one of them
wanted to leave early. So we left with the party once again warily
approaching the fort knowing there may be hostiles inside.
++++ OUT OF CHEESE ERROR ++++
++++ CHARACTER ROSTER ++++
(Double spaced in the eMail version, due to webmail eating carriage
returns. It will guarantee at least one new line.)
CHARACTERS (New players on top.)
Dornorin, a Sylvan Elf, Magic User, General Practitioner.
Jacko, an Albino Dork Elf, 1st level Infiltrator, (Go figure why he
spent 20 years in prison. Makes you wonder why he couldn't also
Blake, a Human 1st level Infiltrator (a.k.a. Sneak).
Vixine Numar, a Human 1st level Chosen One (a.k.a. Touched)
Aerys, a Elvariel 1st level Thief. (Elvariels are like 6 foot tall
Fairy hybrids. Makes you wonder about the breeding habits of
Count Elefus, a Human Male Abbot
Sir Huang - a Master of the North Wind of the Stone Tiger Order, Baron
Dame Honda - a Human Datai Samurai, Steward of Catan (formerly Temple
of the Frog)
Numrendir - a Human Conjurist
Tujef, Numrendir's sidekick and a Human 3rd level Zealot of Thor
(recently converted to Zealot)
Curly - Insane Keeper a.k.a 1st level Paladin and Elefus' other
Sidekick (a Gargoyle really wouldn't do).
Twitch - Raised from the Dead (twice) Treasure Hunter.
Gargoyle - Elefus's hench person (demoted from Sidekick)
Rubbio - Redeemed Footpad
Sum Dum Gai - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Won Hung Lo - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Bang Mi - Female 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Stin Ki Poo - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Yu Too Fat - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
No Tsmo King - Female 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Hu Yu Hai Ding - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
MISSING or CAPTURED CHARACTERS (PCs or NPCs)
Junkbot Jackson - a Human Tracker/Adept
Gerry Castagere, Human Fingersmith, and ever loving devotee of Elefus
Fundisha - a Half-Elf Swordsperson
Sir Weasel, Human Guild Soldier, Warlock, & Champion (he stayed back in BlackMoor)
- and nine Pilgrim henchmen of various levels. (They wear hoodies.)
Slade Wilson - Dwarven Professional (Left behind at Catan)