Friday, December 23, 2016

Foiled Escape ~ Round 11

The beetles eating Gudbrand scatter only momentarily after Rowan's attack on the beetle in 0809, before returning to feed on Gudbrand's corpse.  The remaining beetles rush the party, breaking against Rowan and Aleksandra, or circling the dead body towards Lothar.  There are no attacks on Engelhart.

Aleksandra, against the wall, is attacked from the front by one beetle, in 0910: it rolls an 8, missing.

Rowan, facing 0809 after killing the last beetle, is attacked on the right by 0909 and on the flank by 0910.  The flanking beetle attacks first, rolling a natural 1.  Rolling to see if it damages itself, I discover that it does not.  The other beetle rolls a 13, that being enough to hit Rowan.  The druid takes 5 damage, driving it back into 0710.

That puts Rowan at -5 hit points.  I will need a d20 roll from Rowan that is not an attack roll this round.

Finally, against Lothar.  The beetle in 0709 expends its whole movement getting to that hex, so it makes no attack on Lothar this round.  However, flanking Lothar is a beetle in 0609, and he is attacked from the right by the beetle in 0808.  The flanking beetle attacks first, rolling a 13 and hitting Lothar, causing 6 damage and knocking him into hex 0707.  The beetle in 0808 then turns and attacks him, rolling a 9 and missing.

Here is the placement of characters following the beetles' move:

That is the beetles' round.  Rowan needs to roll his wisdom check, while Aleksandra and Engelhart can take action.  Rowan and Lothar are stunned this round.

Here is where the party's experience stands at this moment:

Following the party's last moves, here is the position of the characters and beetles:


Embla Strand said...

Could I move into Rowan's hex (-2AP), move him into 610 (-1AP), and then attack the beetle in 709 (which would, I believe be flanking)?

Pandred said...

d20: 13

Lothar Svensson said...


Engelhart Askjellson said...

Well, now that I have some wiggle room, let's see if I can give some Christian love back to good Lothar.

I sidestep into 0606 and begin to cast Cure Light Wounds.

Have a Merry and beetle-free Christmas, everyone!

Pandred said...

Man, if you get eaten by beetles because you didn't climb the rope when you had the chance, I am gonna be so mad.

Good luck guys! Hopefully my corpse will buy time!

Engelhart Askjellson said...

You won't be madder than me, I assure you. But I feel like I have room to at least do this much good, seeing how useless I was during the whole fight.

Least I can do, really. Call it the Christmas Spirit!

Alexis Smolensk said...

[My apologies for the delay; Christmas, then work]

Aleksandra, you can do that; it's odd, but I feel it fits the previous precedent for moving around stunned persons. I'll rule that the beetle in 0709 was moving towards Lothar/Gudbrand, so yes, we'll call its facing 0609, so you will get a flanking bonus.

Rowan, Aleksandra's move is technically before yours - but once she moves you, you've failed your wisdom check and wherever you are, you will lose consciousness.

Engelhart, your move is noted.

I'll await whatever Aleksandra decides to do.

Embla Strand said...

No worries, Alexis. I do that - moving Rowan to 610 and attacking the beetle in 709. 16-2+1=15 to-hit and 4 damage.

Alexis Smolensk said...

Got it. Going to work now, but I'll let you know the beetle is dead.

I'll update the image and get the next round up this evening.

Alexis Smolensk said...

Okay, the image is updated above for the party's move. Now working on the 12th round.

Alexis Smolensk said...

Okay, the next round is up. It is not good news.