In a Nest of Scorpions (Out of Character)

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Talanall
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In a Nest of Scorpions (Out of Character)

You know what to do here.

If Arrie's going to tag along with Skunk/Azov or Mandy/Sighild, please say so ASAP. Also, I would like Darker to move his character sheet to the Character Management thread with all possible speed.

Fixxxer
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This is just to make it known that I have seen this and am paying attention. I just haven't posted IC because Skunk is skulking around elsewhere.

Crimison
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Arrie will be not be tagging along. I assume someone will get me before the assault.

MinMax

Probably.

MinMax

I live to amuse people. It's my lot in life.

Fixxxer
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Mandy just made a friend and worshiper. Methinks sucker #1 just presented himself. :D

Fixxxer
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Bi-racial alley stabbing with sexual undertones? Aww, c'mon! Guys, I roleplay to get away from my real life.

Talanall
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Still with us, Darker?

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Darker

My apologies - I read the post on my phone and at that moment figured I would wait until I got home to reply. Then when I got home, it didn't show up as active and I remembered reading it, so I figured I had posted something while I was out.

I posted now.

Talanall
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Who's still here? I have been busy, so I didn't push it, but I've been waiting on MinMax to post a response out of Mandy for over a month. If there are still enough people interested, then I'll work something out and continue the game, even if he isn't interested in continuing.

Of course, if he is, then that's also cool.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Fixxxer
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I assumed that you and he had worked something out via PM. Dick move otherwise, MinMax.

Crimison
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I am here and still interested.

Darker

Still here.

MinMax

Sorry I didn't realize we were waiting on me, I thought Darker was supposed to go next, my mistake. But in my own defense it's not like anyone else has been posting lately.

So if everyone else is ready to keep going, I am too.

Talanall
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Fine. Hoof it, asshole.

I already caught you cheating early in the game.

Then you hold up a game for a month after I make a clear post leaving Darker's character all alone, while a key NPC is cozied up literally three feet away, IN AN ONGOING CONVERSATION WITH YOUR CHARACTER.

And then you come off with an attitude to me like that? Okay, sure, you're not a mind-reader. But I'm definitely sorry to have you on board now. Consider yourself persona non grata in the games I am currently running, as well as those I run in the future.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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That was a response to the post you originally made, btw.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

MinMax

O.K., maybe I had that coming, but I'm still surprised at the antagonism there.

As for your charge of me cheating, I made a mistake for which you chose to harangue me on the forum in front of everyone, I admitted my fault and resolved not to do it again. I didn't know I was still being judged by it.

And as for me holding up game for a month, why didn't you send me a post asking me to do something?

I almost left this forum when you switched over to the new format, and you encouraged me to stay on, if you didn't want me in your games you should have just said so in the first place, and saved us all a lot of time and trouble.

And if your going to judge everything I do or don't do in the worst possible context, without even trying to understand what I'm doing, but automatically jumping to your own conclusions, then your right I don't belong in your games.

One final note before I go, I object to your use of profanity in regards to me, I may not always have done or said the right thing, and I've made my share of mistakes, but to the best of my knowledge I have never been deliberately rude to anyone on this forum. I would have thought I was owed the same courtesy.

Talanall
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You're right. I shouldn't have called you an asshole, and I apologize for that.

I chose to wait because, as I said earlier, I was busy myself. As far as asking you to post . . . yes, I could have. Or you could have asked if we were waiting on you. That's not what happened, and I don't think there's anything particularly antagonistic for me to say, "Okay, I want to get this campaign moving again. I was busy, so I didn't push it, but I've been waiting on MinMax to post."

Your argument that I'm judging everything you do in the worst possible context flows both ways, here.

As for why I didn't just throw you out earlier: I'd hoped that the initial conflict between you and me would smooth out. It's now clear that it's not going to. Time for us to part ways.

Good luck, and I hope you find a gaming group that suits you better.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Dice

I rolled 1d20+11, the result is 6, 11 = 17.
I rolled 1d6, the result is 4 = 4.
I rolled 1d20+2, the result is 4, 2 = 6.
I rolled 1d4, the result is 1 = 1.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Dice

I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 20, 3 = 23.
I rolled 1d20+1, the result is 12, 1 = 13.
I rolled 1d20+2, the result is 16, 2 = 18.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Dice

Sighild Init
I rolled 1d20+2, the result is 12, 2 = 14.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Dice

I rolled 1d20+9, the result is 14, 9 = 23.
I rolled 1d6, the result is 3 = 3.
I rolled 1d20+2, the result is 9, 2 = 11.
I rolled 1d4, the result is 4 = 4.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Dice

I rolled 1d20+9, the result is 5, 9 = 14.
I rolled 1d6, the result is 4 = 4.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Fixxxer
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Would you like initiative rolls now, or after the surprise round has ended?

Darker

Sig mouths "What the fuck" and tries to move closer in to find out exactly what just happened. She grabs her light hammer in one hand and war axe in the other, not quite sure if she's going to need to attack from a distance or close up.

(Double move toward Mandy, drawing weapons as she moves)

Talanall
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Fixxxer: Neither. Assuming that Sighild gets word to those outside, or there's some kind of disturbance visible to them that would prompt action from them, I'll ask for initiative then. Otherwise, sit tight.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Rolls

Stabilization (Mandy)
I rolled 1d100, the result is 46 = 46.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Rolls

Spider bite, poison, Fort save
I rolled 1d20+13, the result is 4, 13 = 17.
I rolled 1d6, the result is 3 = 3.
I rolled 1d4, the result is 4 = 4.
I rolled 1d20+2, the result is 17, 2 = 19.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

drumandfight
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Can I be the first to say, that I am just incredibly bummed I missed the party.

That would have been beautiful.

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Oh, Ed, I called a new player a cocksucker in a round about way. But to be fair he had it coming. Heh heh, see what I did there?
Talanall
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Drum, if you called me a cocksucker I would not be unduly perturbed. You refer to the mouths of your close friends as "cock holsters" or a "man pleasers" far too often for me to think it indicative of anger.

Aggressively homoerotic discourse is just part of friendship with you.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Fixxxer
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That is the most accurate description of knowing D&F that I've ever seen put to words.

Talanall
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Good to know that my graduate degree in English lit is providing value.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Also, what's Sighild's next move? She's up.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Darker

First, what kept her from going further? I only count she moved 8 spaces, when I thought she could move 12 in a double move.

She's going to line up for a charge, throwing her hammer at the spider after she closes some of the gap with a move action. She'll loose her shield if she gets a chance after throwing.

I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 13, 3 = 16.
I rolled 1d4+3, the result is 2, 3 = 5.
Talanall
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Mostly, I forgot that she's a barbarian and moves faster because of it, since she's in light armor. Fixed the mistake.

If she throws before her move, she can ready her shield as part of the movement. The only problem with that is that the spider gets cover. Please choose the option you like better, and make your rolls.

If she waits until after her move, she can throw the hammer without the cover issue. But then she can't ready her shield.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Darker

Throw after move and leave off the shield.

Crimison
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Don't die Sig. I need someone to protect my lily white ass, Skunk sure as hell isn't going to do it. o_o

Fixxxer
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That's because he's outside, picking his teeth.

And because you insulted him. He's sensitive.

drumandfight
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:-D I love you guys.

Darker

I'll assume the rush of people screaming and charging out of the bar is going to alert the others that something is going down.

Fixxxer
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I'd assume so, too. That said, Skunk isn't exactly the type to go charging into a place when a mass of screaming people is vacating with all due haste, y'know?

Talanall
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Rolls

I rolled 1d100, the result is 58 = 58.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Darker

Sig readies her shield and takes a defensive stance. She'll thwack anything that comes to attack her (readied action). She'll hold that action until the spider reappears, something attacks her, or enough time has passed that the spider is assumed to have escaped.

I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 15, 3 = 18.
I rolled 1d10+3, the result is 6, 3 = 9.
Talanall
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Let's have Initiative from Skunk, please.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Fixxxer
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Die Roll

Initiative
I rolled 1d20+7, the result is 16, 7 = 23.
Talanall
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Azov

Initiative
I rolled 1d20+1, the result is 2, 1 = 3.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Darker

I'm readied until something happens, so whose up now?

Talanall
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Skunk is up.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Fixxxer
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Skunk will try to get one of the fleeing patrons to stop and tell him what's the dilly yo. He's not about to go rushing in all half-cocked for something that could be dangerous to his companions. Or worse, to himself.

Talanall
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What's Sighild doing?

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Darker

Same:

"Sig readies her shield and takes a defensive stance. She'll thwack anything that comes to attack her (readied action). She'll hold that action until the spider reappears, something attacks her, or enough time has passed that the spider is assumed to have escaped."

Mandy looks dead... and if he wasn't, Sig's not risking her life to drop her guard and go find out. Eventually she'll want check for life signs and loot his body, but only after she's sure she's not going to share the same fate.

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