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Old 10-05-2023, 11:00 AM   #1331
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Vassarious lies down on a stone table reminiscent of an altar for sacrifice, and listens to the chants and the smells that surround him, growing ever louder and thicker. Blood is drawn from all four of V's limbs, and poured into a fire. As the sun finally slips below the horizon, a dagger is plunged into V's heart.

There is a moment of pain, and then a moment of healing, as his body rejects the knife, and clanks to the ground, leaving a spatter.

"You are now immortal, save when the sun is between the sky and the earth, in transition on the horizon. We know this, and no others."

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Vassarious gets the first watch. It is uneventful, as is the second watch.


Its late afternoon the next day when you see three griffons with riders flying towards you. The men are unarmored, but heavily armed, including with nets. They hand in front of you, in formation, and the middle one says:

"I hear you are no friends of Bel."
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Old 10-05-2023, 01:01 PM   #1332
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Its late afternoon the next day when you see three griffons with riders flying towards you. The men are unarmored, but heavily armed, including with nets. They hand in front of you, in formation, and the middle one says:

"I hear you are no friends of Bel."
I equivocate. "How could I be? I've never met him before."
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Old 10-06-2023, 09:02 AM   #1333
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"one does not need to meet the might Bel to be his friend!"
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Old 10-06-2023, 10:44 AM   #1334
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"one does not need to meet the might Bel to be his friend!"
"I'd say it's precisely because he's so mighty that I'd need to meet him to call him friend."
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Old 10-06-2023, 10:50 AM   #1335
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"I'd say it's precisely because he's so mighty that I'd need to meet him to call him friend."

"What Arrogance! Swear friendship to Bel or I will humility from your lips!"
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Old 10-06-2023, 11:03 AM   #1336
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"What Arrogance! Swear friendship to Bel or I will humility from your lips!"
I guess you're missing 'swear' between will and humility.

"What would that look like? Would you pull my head off use it as a puppet or...?"
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Old 10-06-2023, 11:27 AM   #1337
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"Let me show you!"


We enter combat time. Your opponents are 9 yards in front of you, mounted on griffons, with speeds 6, 7, and 8. I will have their moves on Monday.
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Old 10-07-2023, 04:51 PM   #1338
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We enter combat time. Your opponents are 9 yards in front of you, mounted on griffons, with speeds 6, 7, and 8. I will have their moves on Monday.
Well to give you something to work with, I'll try to lead the horse away from the Gryphons while retrieving either the Cutlasses or the guns from my back. If the opponents weapons (you mentioned nets, but that's not "heavily armed" in my book) can be parried with a sword, it will be the Cutlass, otherwise let's go with the guns.
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Old 10-08-2023, 10:50 PM   #1339
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Vassarious Concentrates on Flying Leap while trying to talk the situation down.

"Now now, we do not make oaths to strangers, but let us talk! My friend sometimes has too sharp a wit and on occasion it can cut!"

Faceman! Can't we all just get along?

3d6 <= 14
5 + 5 + 5 = 15 ... failure
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Old 10-09-2023, 08:46 AM   #1340
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They resist with a roll of 11, which is sufficient that the fast talk won't work.

"Heavily Armed" in this context means an abundance of weapons.

The Man in the center, who seems to be their leader (at the very least he's doing all of the talking) has a big curved sword at his belt, three javelins in a quiver, A big sort of glaive, a short stabbing spear about 30 inches long, his net, and daggers here and there. He's holding his glaive.

The Man to his left is the burliest of the set, carries at least five axes, a shield with a spike, a small club, his net, a sling, a spiked length of chain, and daggers here and there. He currently has an axe in each hand.

The Man to his right is small and compact. He carries a Whip, A trident with barbs, a bow with a wicked recurve, a strait sword, his net, and daggers here and there. He currently has his whip and sword out.

That a fight is coming is obvious. You may have your weapons already out. You may pick which foe you are lined up with as well.

Yi is merely wielding a jewel encrusted sword in one hand... his other hand is free, but positioned for some sort of action.

The man with the whip moves first, and with incredible speed (8.00), spurring his griffon forwards. When he is in range (5 yards) he will attack.

The Center warrior with the glaive charges on his beast, couching his weapon like a lance. When in range, he will attack.

Yi Awaits the charge with his sword.

At speed 6.00, the gryphons start moving, and the big guy will get to attack. The players get to act before them, also at speed 6.00.
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