Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Two Left Standing ~ Round 12
The beetles surrounding the party move in for the kill. Two beetles from 0910 separate and attack Aleksandra. One beetle attacks Rowan's prone body. The one remaining one on Lothar attacks the ranger and the beetle from 0909 joins in the feast on Gudbrand's corpse.
While the beetle in 0811 misses Aleksandra, unfortunately the other attacking beetle rolls a natural 20. A second d20 roll indicates the damage was doubled, a total of 3 x 2 = 6. As Aleksandra was at -4, this is enough to kill her. She drops and the spear falls to the wet floor.
At the same time, the beetle attacking Rowan tears at his flesh. [ages ago, I made a rule under the paralyzation spell for being attacked while helpless ~ I've just updated this rule as its own wiki page, in the attacking/combat section]. I roll a 5 on a d6, which is multiplied by 1.2, a tenth of Rowan's total hit points above zero. This is sufficient to kill Rowan also.
This leaves one attack on Lothar. The beetle rolls a 9, missing.
Here is how it looks now:
Engelhart's cure light wounds spell is cast ~ see below in the comments for effects on movement. As promised, it being the 12th round and Engelhart removing none of his clothing, I have to roll overheat damage, a total of 0-2 points. I roll 4 on a d6, so that Engelhart takes 1 damage from heat. Unless he rests (uses only 1 AP to do no more than move or locate something to drink), I will be doing this each round going forward.
Lothar can climb the twine at this time, up four feet (-1 for having to leave the combat hex with the beetle. This has an 80% chance of being too high for the beetle to attack. The beetles in 0610 and soon to be in 0710 will likely feast on the dead bodies of Rowan and Aleksandra. This would mean that at the moment, only one beetle, the one in 0808, is truly dangerous.
Here is the distribution of x.p.:
Here are how things stand following the party's move: