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Re: The Road from Red Oak (chapter 1)

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:12 am

South it is!
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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Re: The Road from Red Oak (chapter 1)

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:17 am

You crossing doing your coracle thing?

It's 25' wide here, slow and not too deep but you'll still have to swim for about 15' of it.

(Gee it would be terrible if there happened to be some kind of giant river monster in here. :lol: )
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Re: The Road from Red Oak (chapter 1)

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:31 am

Send over the best swimmer with one end of the rope, and tie it down on each side. That'd help Kilian with the crossing and completely minimize the big monster risk down to 25% losses. Besides, he could use a bath again. :roll:

No disc. The party can swim if needed, and Kilian can rig a rope ferry or a rope line if they're really worried about giant host aquatic bears. The biggest concern is how to get the equipment across. The stream is much shorter than Freya's rope.

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Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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Re: The Road from Red Oak (chapter 1)

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:43 am

Cool.

Freya rigs that up, I guess.

Your best swimmer (also Freya?) heads over the river and arrives at the other side uneventfully.

The eagles seem to be coming in one at a time, sitting in a tree for a few minutes and then flying away. Then, the other one will appear and do the same thing. They are at long range for your weapons.

You all cross in safety.

You head up to the shore of the lake, through the ancient woodland, for about half a mile. You finally arrive at the shore.

It is very misty on the lake, particularly the western shore, and you can't actually see the island you saw from the hilltop yesterday.

It looks a bit like this, but not exactly.

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Kilian catches a glimpse of something big, breaking the surface out n the water, and submerging again. Hard to tell what it was, he only saw it for a second, but it wasn't a fish leaping. It was just part of a larger creature, surfacing.
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Re: The Road from Red Oak (chapter 1)

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:49 am

How far away was the island from this side of the lake?
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Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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Re: The Road from Red Oak (chapter 1)

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:53 am

A few more questions. Does this mist look like it will burn off today, or has it settled in? 2 EUs already (11am)?
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Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
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Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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Re: The Road from Red Oak (chapter 1)

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:12 am

It's hard to tell about the mist. There isn't any elsewhere, and Freya doesn't know how it will behave. The lake is very still and there is little wind about. It is also very overcast although Freya thinks rain is unlikely.

The island was about a half mile off-shore. You can see from the map it was probably about a mile up the side of the lake to get to the area of shoreline closest to the island. But it's hard to tell, because you saw it from so far away, last time.

2 EU so far in this hex, 1 for crossing the river. It is mid-morning.
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Re: The Road from Red Oak (chapter 1)

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:06 am

The party waits an hour for an invitation to cross the lake. I'm sure there is no doorbell to ring, but if something/someone is living on the island, it knows we are here. Let's see if it makes the next move.
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Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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Re: The Road from Red Oak (chapter 1)

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:55 pm

Interesting move.

The large creature in the lake is no more to be seen. Kilian's was the only glimpse of it.

The mists do disappear after about an hour and you catch sight of something that looks like a building on the island, briefly.
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The island lake castle
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Then the mists reform again.

One of the eagles appears out of the mist and drops something at your feet out of its talons. It looks like a leather bundle, wrapped around a stick.

PS - the eagles have got within shooting distance on a few occasions and this is another one. You do not seem to wan to fire on them, but if you did, let me know.
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Re: The Road from Red Oak (chapter 1)

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:17 pm

NO TRESPASSING! :lol:

Tiana will pick up and inspect the bundle. Quite the opposite of shooting down the eagles. Freya will take some of her dried meat and leave it for the birds on a nearby log. Not too nearby as that might scare the birds -- maybe 50 yards away. She will offer it to the eagle on the walk over to the log much as a person would offer scraps to a hound.
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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