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Breaking the Siege - Round 6

Started by Eclecticon, Oct 17, 2021, 03:36 PM

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Eclecticon

Oct 17, 2021, 03:36 PM Last Edit: Oct 19, 2021, 10:21 PM by Eclecticon
Situation: The Fellowship has come at last to Black Tarn Hall, only to find an assault by orcs and trolls already underway.

Combat Advantage dice:
• Esgalwen 0/0
• Grimbeorn 0/2
• Hathcyn 2/3

Situation Modifiers:
• The companions have the initiative.   

Physical Modifiers (complications):
• The orcs have been granted dark inspiration by the sorcery of the Eye.  Their attacks are all considered Favoured

PC/NPC  :+~:PARRY  :<>:ARMOUR  :vv:HOPE  :<3:END  :-X-:STANCE  :##:STATUS
Esgalwen
Grimbeorn
Hathcyn
Lindwine
• 6 ( :-X-: +3)
• 4 (:<|: +4)
• 7
• 5
• 1d (:C|: n/a)
• 2d (:C|: n/a)
• 2d (:C|: n/a)
• 1d (:C|: n/a)
• 10/14
• 7/12
• 5/13
• 5/16
• 12/27
• 21/31
• 15/29
• 8/22
Defensive
Forward
Open
Rearward
normal
normal
WEARY
WEARY

ENEMY  :+~:PARRY  :<>:ARMOUR  :@:HATE  :<3:END  :csu:NOTES
The Troll
Cackling orc
Rusty-helmed orc
Sword-wielding orc
Thick-handed orc
Red-eyed orc
Spitting orc
Bloody-shielded orc
Reeking orc
• 5
• 6
• 6
• 4
• 6
• 6
• 6
• 6
• 6
• 3d
• 2d
• 2d
• 2d
• 2d
• 2d
• 2d
• 2d
• 2d
• 2/5
• 0/3
• 0/3
• 0/3
• 0/3
• 0/3
• 0/3
• 0/3
• 0/3
• 72/72
• 0/16
• 0/16
• 0/16
• 0/16
• 0/16
• 0/16
• 0/16
• 0/16

DEAD
DEAD
DEAD
DEAD
DEAD
DEAD
DEAD
DEAD

STANCES
:-X-:Forward
- action order 1

Close combat
TN 6+ parry
Forward
Maneuvers
:-->:Open
- action order 2

Close combat
TN 9+ parry
Open
Maneuvers
:<|:Defensive
- action order 3

Close combat
TN 12+ parry
Defensive
Maneuvers
:<->:Rearward
- action order 4

Ranged combat
TN 12+ parry
Must be 2 other PC's
in Close Combat; May not
use if outnumbered 2:1

Rearward
Maneuvers
:<>:From any Stance

Escape combat
Must start in Rearward or roll
TN 10 + highest attribute level of opponents Athletics roll.
On success, may safely flee from the scene of combat
Reason is a tool.  Try to remember where you left it.  - John Clarke

The Warden's Axe: :dmg: 5/7, Edge 9, Injury 18/20
Woodcrafty - In wooded areas, Parry is based on favoured Wits score.
Character sheet

Eclecticon

From the shattered body of the shieldmaiden comes a weird, keening song:

  Death to light, to law, to love!
  Cursed be moon and stars above!
  May darkness everlasting old
  That waits outside in surges cold
  Drown Manwë, Varda and the sun!
  May all in hatred be begun
  and all in evil ended be,
  in moaning of the endless Sea!
 

As the troll's heavy footfalls approach, the mist swirls and gathers about them.
Reason is a tool.  Try to remember where you left it.  - John Clarke

The Warden's Axe: :dmg: 5/7, Edge 9, Injury 18/20
Woodcrafty - In wooded areas, Parry is based on favoured Wits score.
Character sheet

Telcontar

 :ooc: paul, what's going in here with the Shieldmaiden? i am missing something.

There was someone on the roof shooting and then there is a dead corpse in the yard that's animated and speaking?
THE GAME MUST GO ON!

Hathcyn
Great Spear
2h.  4d :00: 9 :dmg: Edge 8 Injury 18

Eclecticon

From Lindwine's lips comes a cry of dismay as she beholds for the first time a stone troll.  A fearsome thing it is, drawn by its master's call from some dismal lair beneath the shadowy boughs of southern Mirkwood.  Easily half again as tall as a Man, and many times as massive, it bears a jerkin and crude vambraces of uncured and unidentifiable hides over its rough skin, from which several arrows already protrude.  A shiver of what was once a ram for to break the doors of Sweartmereseld it now grips in the mode of a club, and the blood of Men already stains its jaw and jowls. 

From inside the hole in the roof, another arrow protrudes, insistently jabbing at the woman of the Tarn until she plucks it from the hand that proffers it.  Then (for what else could be done?) she nocks it and takes aim at the huge and hateful form. 


:ooc: Lindwine shoots:
:00: 1d12 : 4, total 4
Rolled 2d6 : 3, 6, total 9
Reason is a tool.  Try to remember where you left it.  - John Clarke

The Warden's Axe: :dmg: 5/7, Edge 9, Injury 18/20
Woodcrafty - In wooded areas, Parry is based on favoured Wits score.
Character sheet

Eclecticon

Quote from: Telcontar on Oct 18, 2021, 12:52 AM:ooc: paul, what's going in here with the Shieldmaiden? i am missing something.

There was someone on the roof shooting and then there is a dead corpse in the yard that's animated and speaking?
:ooc: There's (quite intentionally) a lot going on in this scene.  Lindwine is shooting a bow from up on the roof and yes, a dead shieldmaiden of the Woodmen is... speaking?  Sort of?  There's a voice, and her eyes are aglow, but her mouth isn't moving. 

The shieldmaiden's death was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it detail a few rounds ago - she was one of the people who followed you from the goblin ambush only to get cut down in the fighting. 

If you're confused, then good.  This is supposed to feel confusing and frightening.

Oh, and Lindwine misses, her arrow going wide into the mist. 
Reason is a tool.  Try to remember where you left it.  - John Clarke

The Warden's Axe: :dmg: 5/7, Edge 9, Injury 18/20
Woodcrafty - In wooded areas, Parry is based on favoured Wits score.
Character sheet

tomcat

:ooc: Esgalwen will move to Defensive and take a Second Wind maneuver.

TN 14 Athletics 2d :zz:
:00: 1d12 : 1, total 1
Rolled 2d6 : 4, 6, total 10

Narrator: Darkening of Mirkwood | Chronicle of the North | Tempest Rising | To Boldly Go | Welcome to the 501st!
Esgalwen [♦♦♦♦○○] Dmg 9/11  |  Edge 8  |  Injury 16/18
Nimronyn [Sindarin Pale gleam] superior keen, superior grievous longsword - orc bane
Foe-slaying - when attacking a bane creature, reduce Edge of weapon by value of bearer's Valour

Shadow bane [when in Forward stance, add 1 success die to each attack]
Skirmisher [if carried encumbrance is 12 or less, increase Parry by +3 when in close combat stance]

tomcat

Oct 18, 2021, 06:23 AM #6 Last Edit: Oct 18, 2021, 06:24 AM by tomcat
:ooc: She will spend a :vv: to make that a 17 :%: success.

That should restore 5 :<3: and move her out of her Weary status.
Narrator: Darkening of Mirkwood | Chronicle of the North | Tempest Rising | To Boldly Go | Welcome to the 501st!
Esgalwen [♦♦♦♦○○] Dmg 9/11  |  Edge 8  |  Injury 16/18
Nimronyn [Sindarin Pale gleam] superior keen, superior grievous longsword - orc bane
Foe-slaying - when attacking a bane creature, reduce Edge of weapon by value of bearer's Valour

Shadow bane [when in Forward stance, add 1 success die to each attack]
Skirmisher [if carried encumbrance is 12 or less, increase Parry by +3 when in close combat stance]

Telcontar

Hathcyn grew weary of being plagued with corpses, though weary he was in truth from the long battle. But a fey mood was on him and he knew the faster the fight was concluded one way or the other toil would cease.

"CARROCK!"

The longspear moved opening an attack against the troll


Open Stance
Rolled 1d12 : 4, total 4

Rolled 4d6 : 3, 6, 3, 3, total 15
THE GAME MUST GO ON!

Hathcyn
Great Spear
2h.  4d :00: 9 :dmg: Edge 8 Injury 18

Telcontar

 :ooc: I'll take a great success.

The longspear was an advantage to the Beorning. Much like fighting a mountain bear he hoped to inflict pain and stay out if its reach.
THE GAME MUST GO ON!

Hathcyn
Great Spear
2h.  4d :00: 9 :dmg: Edge 8 Injury 18

GandalfOfBorg

Grimbeorn cannot let the town down, the fight must be brought to this great enemy and they need all the help they can get.  "To the wall -- we will yet beat them back!  For the Tarn!" he cries, calling all in hearing to meet the troll in their way.  "Now for you, brute.  If you value your hide, leave lest you feel the bite of our blades and sting of arrow -- this is not your day!"

 :ooc:
Stance: Open
Maneuver: Intimidate

 :00:
Battle - 1d12 : 1, total 1
Rolled 3d6 : 2, 6, 1, total 9




GandalfOfBorg


Eclecticon

:ooc: I think we all need to start paying a bit more attention to the details. 

Quote from: tomcat on Oct 18, 2021, 06:23 AMThat should restore 5 :<3: and move her out of her Weary status.
I'll allow it this time for dramatic reasons, but usually you can't shake off Weariness without a prolonged rest (see TOR p 132).

Quote from: Telcontar on Oct 18, 2021, 06:43 AM:ooc: I'll take a great success.
You will, in fact, take a failure (Hathcyn, being Weary, disregards all the '3's you rolled and only managed a 10.  You can add Advantage dice or Hope points, if you like - let me know. 

Quote from: GandalfOfBorg on Oct 18, 2021, 09:06 AM:ooc:
Stance: Open
Maneuver: Intimidate

Check the table in the opening post (or TOR p 179): Intimidate is for people in Forward stance.  Do you want to change your stance, or your action?  If you do go with Intimidate, you'll knock off more than half of the troll's Hate, so there's that to bear in mind.   
Reason is a tool.  Try to remember where you left it.  - John Clarke

The Warden's Axe: :dmg: 5/7, Edge 9, Injury 18/20
Woodcrafty - In wooded areas, Parry is based on favoured Wits score.
Character sheet

Telcontar

 :ooc: if rally comrades or second wind doesnt take you over the threshold of weariness than what's the point of sacrificing an attack to execute the action?
THE GAME MUST GO ON!

Hathcyn
Great Spear
2h.  4d :00: 9 :dmg: Edge 8 Injury 18

Telcontar

 :ooc: not worth the advantage die. Its got a 50% chance if it was a protection test then maybe.
THE GAME MUST GO ON!

Hathcyn
Great Spear
2h.  4d :00: 9 :dmg: Edge 8 Injury 18

GandalfOfBorg