Season 1 - Episode 4: The Goblin Caves

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Re: Chapter 1 - The Farmer's Lost a Wife

Post Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:36 pm

"I see well enough in the dark if I get separated from you boys," explains Nivek. He continues, "I will go without a torch, but I will stay close to you all."
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Re: Chapter 1 - The Farmer's Lost a Wife

Post Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:53 am

Iain_IF wrote:In sneaks Paladin. He'll sneak down into the darker part of the cave, let his eyes adjust and listen intently.
Paladin slips into the entrance tunnel. As he advances he attempts to move silently, listen attentively, and keep to whatever shadows are generated by the afternoon sunshine outside the cave.

[Various rolls]

The tunnel appears to be a part of a natural cave complex and is about 10 feet wide and 6 - 8 feet high. It is dry and somewhat airless. As Paladin advances down the tunnel, the fading light is replaced by an increasingly fetid smell.

About 30 feet into the cave, the halfling approaches the secondary tunnel leading off to the right. He sidles up to the corner and, as he doesn’t hear anything, pokes his head around for a look. Much to his surprise, he finds himself face-to-face with two more goblins who are hiding in what would be better described as an ‘alcove’ than a ‘tunnel’. Clearly, despite his best efforts to move silently, they were waiting for the intruder and immediately launch attacks.

[Rolls surprise for Paladin - 4, so not surprised]

Initiative
Paladin: 1 + 2 (dexterity) + 1 (halfling) = 4.
Goblin 5: 4.
Goblin 6: 3.

Paladin - what’s your next move?

There’s still enough light cast by the cave entrance at this point that you can fight unhindered.


Nivek: No ‘0’ level spells remaining today
Tannen: HP 5/9
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Re: Chapter 1 - The Farmer's Lost a Wife

Post Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:01 am

Assuming we hear the goblin assault upon Paladin...

"Ack, so it begins again," exclaims Nivek, as he heads down the tunnel to assist.

Nivek will move into the tunnel and try to draw at least one of the goblin's attention to himself. Attacking when/if possible.
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Re: Chapter 1 - The Farmer's Lost a Wife

Post Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:29 am

The general gloominess of the cave, coupled with the fact that the two ambushing goblins are not in plain site of the rest of the party, makes it difficult for the others to immediately discern what is going on. This means that Paladin and the goblins will complete one round before the remainder of the party get to act.
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Re: Chapter 1 - The Farmer's Lost a Wife

Post Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:29 pm

Paladin drops his bow and sticks his hands up in the air. "Don't hit me! I surrender!" he says. "There are bad men outside!"
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Re: Chapter 1 - The Farmer's Lost a Wife

Post Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:30 pm

JoeCarr28 wrote:The general gloominess of the cave, coupled with the fact that the two ambushing goblins are not in plain site of the rest of the party, makes it difficult for the others to immediately discern what is going on. This means that Paladin and the goblins will complete one round before the remainder of the party get to act.
Change my response to:

{remove: Assuming} Once we hear the goblin assault upon Paladin...

"Ack, so it begins again," exclaims Nivek, as he heads down the tunnel to assist.

Nivek will move into the tunnel and try to draw at least one of the goblin's attention to himself. Attacking when/if possible.
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Re: Chapter 1 - The Farmer's Lost a Wife

Post Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:49 am

Hiker follows Nivek wielding his torch, shouldering his bow and drawing his short sword.
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Surrender

Post Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:36 am

Iain_IF wrote:Paladin drops his bow and sticks his hands up in the air. "Don't hit me! I surrender!" he says. "There are bad men outside!"
The two goblins can't understand what Paladin says, but they take the dropping of his weapon and the raising of his hands to mean "I surrender".

[I'll make a reaction roll to determine the goblins' response to this turn of events. I'll apply a +2 modifier as Paladin is doing his best to appear unthreatening. However his low charisma provides a -1 penalty. The overall result is 9 - 'Favourable' - Paladin lives (for now!)].

The goblins appear unthreatened by the halfling. One of them roughly grabs him, pushes him into a small caged area that acts as a makeshift prison in the far corner of their guard post, slams the door and locks it. Meanwhile, the other goblin peers around the corner of their hiding place to weigh-up the remainder of the party.


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Re: Chapter 1 - The Farmer's Lost a Wife

Post Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:22 am

Karl followed the dwarf into the cave, hoping to keep his wounded sergeant from the front of the fight.

"Keep your shield arm high," he said to no one in particular.
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Re: Chapter 1 - The Farmer's Lost a Wife

Post Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:57 pm

Hiker follows Nivek next to Karl providing light for the move forward. However, Hiker is still perplexed by the "shield arm high" comment, but it slowly dawns on him as Karl actually raised his shield arm...
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