The Happy Muggers

Back to Overlook

  • Running from the lava
    • hoping it’s the right way
    • following Kalad’s map
    • minor skirmishes on the way
  • Outside, hike to Overlook
  • Sent an animal messenger to the city counsel saying we’re on the way
    • Orc patrols are light on the north wall
  • A siege has not yet begun, but the army is at the gates
    • 12-1300 troops around the town, 2-300 more in the vicinity
    • recon
      • Leeloo, Montiago Dillermo and Tarque head south and east
        • find a resource gathering force outside the range of longbowmen
        • Montiago Dillermo‘s History check shows that they’re spreading their resources out to avoid vulnerabilities
        • lots of smaller orcish clans have globbed into the invasion force
      • Tortolla and D’cafnaet’d head north and west
        • again, spread out supplies
        • the commander’s tent is near the west gate
        • they’re following a scorched earth strategy
        • 9 hours into our recon, a large group with human wagons arrives, probably from a razed town
        • the commander is good, and it’s unusual for orcs to be so organized
          • he’s a huge half-Orc/half-something-else
  • Head to the north wall
    • human voices; investigate
    • D’cafnaet’d sneaks up
    • a human cloaked in layers of clothes hands a tube to 10-15 orcs, who spit on him and walk away
    • the human walks away from the rendezvous
    • D’cafnaet’d follows him, then returns with the guy unconscious on his shoulders and an arrow in his back
    • Tortolla heals him
    • he was going to go up a rope and back into the city, but D’cafnaet’d got him
    • slump the guy over Tortolla’s shoulders and run after the orcs
    • we overtake them and D’cafnaet’d intimidates them
    • everyone but Tarque catches an arrow
    • Aegis appears in front of the Orc with the scroll to distract him
    • Grasping Shadows scare them
    • Leeloo snags the tube and Fey Steps away
    • as they run away Leeloo opens it up and sees at it’s a map, then falls on her face
    • Tarque helps her up as they run to the wall
    • the watch lets down a rope and we go up it
    • who’s this sixth guy? A traitor!
  • To the counsel chamber
    • D’cafnaet’d picks some pockets and gets caught; Leeloo makes a point of yelling at him to save face
    • Morgoff Stonefist in the center
    • Montiago Dillermo tells them what’s happened
    • we show them the map; its numbers are the watch’s deployments
    • “there is a traitor in your midst”
      • all of the counsellors take this as new info; it’s not them
    • we get Morgoff Stonefist to send his personal guard to interrogate the traitor
    • we tell them what we know of the troops outside
    • and D’cafnaet’d lets slip that Kalad is dead,which pisses Morgoff Stonefist off
    • this city is prepared for a long siege
    • D’cafnaet’d sneaks out and street wises for info
      • Modra is the one to talk to about seedy dealings
    • the plan: find the traitor, then pose as him to get close to the Orc leader and kill him
    • D’cafnaet’d fails to sneak back into the counsel room
    • the traitor was just a hired thug; he was being threatened
    • the man who hired him was very short, swathed in black clothing
    • D’cafnaet’d goes undercover to get hired as a runner
      • the others go about their business
        D’cafnaet’d gets a call to go to Broken Leg Lane for a rendezvous
    • we all hide
    • a Mage (not short) and two guardsmen
    • a tube goes to the guardsman, the guardsman goes to give it to D’cafnaet’d
    • the guardsman is nervous as he approaches D’cafnaet’d
    • he comes up and stabs at D’cafnaet’d: “we know you’ve been searching for ”/campaigns/happy-muggers/characters/modra" class=“wiki-content-link”>Modra!" He Strikes and dazed D’cafnaet’d
    • four other thugs appear to pin D’cafnaet’d in; they appear not to know the rest of us are there
    • Tortolla flanks the guardsman
    • a berserker comes up and flanks Tortolla, then Critically Hits him
    • another goes up and hits Tortolla
    • Leeloo Fey Steps past the berserkers and Witchfires the Mage to bloody him
    • Montiago Dillermo misses with Grasping Shadows, then Burns an Action Point to cast sleep on the two guards who haven’t moved yet
    • a slowed guard hits Montiago Dillermo
    • another guard goes to crowd Leeloo
    • a third guard gets an opportunity attack from a hidden Tarque
    • the fourth guard hits Tortolla, who’s down to 3 HP
    • Tarque hits two guards with Roots of Stone
    • Tortolla shifts, misses, Burns an Action Point, heals
    • D’cafnaet’d Dazing Strikes the fourth guard, but doesn’t shake off the daze
    • the Mage shoots lightning at Tarque, Tortolla, and D’cafnaet’d, and only misses D’cafnaet’d
    • two berzerkers miss Tarque
    • Leeloo Eldritch Rains the Mage
    • Montiago Dillermo puts a mirror maze off of Tarque’s bald head, immobilizing the berzerkers and a guard
    • three guards miss, and one hits Leeloo to knock her prone
    • Tortolla Healing Strikes a guardsman, undazes D’cafnaet’d
    • D’cafnaet’d misses a guardsman, Burns an Action Point and kills the guardsman. “You should have run.”
    • the Mage shoots lighting at Tarque, Montiago Dillermo, and Leeloo, but only hits Montiago Dillermo
    • the two berzerkers swing at Tarque and one hits
    • Montiago Dillermo phantom bolts a fighter, who falls prone over barrels
    • Leeloo stands up and Eye Bites the fighter next to her, so she becomes invisible
    • the fighters hit Montiago Dillermo and Tarque
    • Tarque knocks down one of the berzerkers
    • Aegis Healing Strikes the prone berzerker
    • D’cafnaet’d Riposte Strikes the prone berzerker, who is bloodied
    • the Mage lightning bolts Leeloo, Tarque and D’cafnaet’d, missing everyone
    • the berzerkers hit at Tarque, and one hits
    • Leeloo Eldritch Blasts the Mage to knock him out, and Critically Hits him, then Burns an Action Point to Curse of the Dark Dream on the fighter and move him away from Montiago Dillermo
    • Montiago Dillermo second winds and downs a healing potion
    • a guard hits Montiago Dillermo
    • another guard hits D’cafnaet’d
    • the last guard gets snapped by Aegis, then runs and knocks Leeloo prone
    • Tarque second winds
    • Tortolla throws thunderbear’s warding to heal Montiago Dillermo
    • D’cafnaet’d backstabs the prone berzerker, who dies
    • the berzerker hits Tarque
    • Leeloo hits the guard
    • Montiago Dillermo misses the guard by him, then uses his orb to redirect it to the guard by Leeloo
    • a guard hits D’cafnaet’d and knocks him prone
    • a guard hits Montiago Dillermo and knocks him prone
    • another guard hits Leeloo
    • Tarque runs by a guard, gets hit, and misses the berzerker
    • Tortolla’s Spirit of the Healing Flood Critically Hits two guards, kills both
    • D’cafnaet’d dark fires the last guard, then stabs her with the acid dagger
    • Leeloo Eldritch Blasts the berzerker
    • Montiago Dillermo phantom bolts the berzerker
    • the berzerker hits Tortolla
    • the guard misses Tortolla
    • Tarque hits the berzerker with Weight of the Earth
    • Tortolla’s Haunting Spirits hits the guard
    • D’cafnaet’d kills the guard
    • the berzerker moves, gets killed by an opportunity attack
    • 500g ruby
    • 50g
    • Helm of Exemplary DefenseĀ +2 for Tarque
  • The Mage is knocked out; interrogate him next time

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