Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by Rabbit Burner » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:37 am

Thought the 'negotiations' would be entertaining :)

Great stuff as always d4h - great mix of pictures and succinct text - keep it up :)
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by zenako » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:53 pm

dice4hire wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:29 pm
That was the top to the Bridge of Valor in KSIII with my own paint job.
OK, that explains it. The design looked familiar but something was definitely enough different to make me question where it came from.

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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by dice4hire » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:29 pm

That was the top to the Bridge of Valor in KSIII with my own paint job.
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by zenako » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:48 am

Cool story line and a really nice way to have conflict resolution without having all the foes lying dead on the ground. (That also opens up future NPCs to show mercy to characters if the tide turns bad against them sometime...)

What was the piece on top of the Gate House? with the yellow highlights?

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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by dice4hire » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:43 am

Many thanks to MBCE for the pictures. They are getting better and better.
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by dice4hire » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:42 am

And another session. The party to move through the portal and confront the remaining giants on their home turf, well their stolen home turf at least.
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The party started across the bridge and the scout found traps atteh far side that would send an alarm to the giants in the keep above, but they were pretty moot by that point as the giants were watching the party from the arrowlits in the walls amd were trying to figure out what had happened. Why were there three strangers and how had they gotten past the queen and her bodyguard? Were there more attacker and this was just an advance guard? So the giants waited and watched.
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And the party reached the bottom of the epic stairs heading up to the fire giants and their stolen keep.
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And up the party started as the giants decided to confront these invaders squash most of them and get the last temporary survivor to tell them what was going on.
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But things did not go well. The fire giant king kept shooting ballista bolts at the party as the fire giant bodyguard was quickly overwhelmed.
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And then the king was stuck. The party showed him jewelry and possessions from the queen and the first bodyguard and holding a sword at the second bodyguard's throat demanded concessions.

The party pointed out that they had slain noone and that they just wanted the fire giants to leave this plane immediately and not return. The giant looked and thought and tried to decide if he could take the three adventurers in front of him. And he was just not sure.

Then he asked the party to ask the queen for a secret word to prove she was still alive and the party obliged.

Upon getting the word he decided to save his rage and life for another day and another fight.
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and he gave up.

Soon the party freed the four giants and sent them through the portal to the elemental chaos and another minor primordial left the world. This pleased the gods and the return of her fortress particularly pleased the goddess of Nature.

And after fixing things up with the nature spirits of the area and the lizard tribe, they headed back to the knight's realm to fulfill their promise to the God of War and see what was going on back on the home front.

Another quite successful session, with a bit of nail biting thrown in.
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by dice4hire » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:52 pm

Actually we got her tooooooooo
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by Rabbit Burner » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:55 am

Fabulous stuff d4h :)

Looking forward to the 'Negociations' with the Giant King given that the party Attacked and drove off the Giant Queen ;)
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by dice4hire » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:04 am

And the next session was delayed by the unbeatable beast known as real life ......

In this session the party confronted two of the giants who were on their weekly foraging mission.

One of the warrior giants and the Fire giant Queen arrived while the party hid inteh wodded woodland area and waited for the warrior to leave, thus splitting the giants party....
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Once the warrior was gone the fight with the queen was on and it was a long one. She was very high level against the party and they missed and missed and missed, only helped that the queen could not do enough damage to really hurt the party.
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But finally she fled outdoors as the party was effectively keeping the portal shut so she had no choice but to go for the aid of her warrior and was able to do so as the party could not bring her down. Outside the party squared off with the new fire giant.
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And it was not as long as the fight against the queen but with her waiting with lava bombs it was a bit closer of a fight.
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But the fight was successful and then the party was ready to negotiate with the fire giant king
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next session.
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by Rabbit Burner » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:28 am

How do you deal with the headache of an entire tribe of lizardmen in the way?

Simple, give them the headaches :lol:

Great update dice :) looked like a lot of sword swinging, magic weilding, dice rolling fun.
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