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Old 01-27-2024, 01:27 PM   #111
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OOC: ericthered, did we see a fire at night, or hear something, or notice something else, that could let us know where our enemies, and their captives (our people), are?

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"Let's hurry up and get moving. I'd like to catch up and rescue the captives in enough time to set up a proper camp tonight."
Anoras (speaking): "I agree with you on hurrying up and moving. But we don't want to attack if we're close to the castle when we get to them. We don't want a whole castle's worth of people coming after us."
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Old 01-29-2024, 10:26 AM   #112
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Cassandra did actually buy and pack a blanket which should help
I assumed you had a blanket: lacking that would have given another penalty.

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OOC: ericthered, did we see a fire at night that could let us know where our enemy and their captives (our people) are?
You did not.

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OOC: Thanks! I'm assuming Anoras would know the names of the castles, right? (Don't worry about telling me the names; as this is a one shot I don't expect you to make up four names!)
Making up names is easy in PbP!

Tenafor, Indilin, Rensor, and Unilor.


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About an hour after waking you reach the fields. Outsiders might call them the fields of the Venasir, but you've always been taught these are your fields, and which of them are your rightly your property to reclaim. Forests are still common though, as much as 30% of the terrain, and you can stick to those if you wish to avoid attention. Its the growing season: not many Venasir are out in the fields. They might all be working on some ditch or mill or housing repair, but its just as likely they're in the villages relaxing.

You know the lines of sight to the castle well: you can't get much closer than about 1000 yards without them seeing you.

You will be able to reach castle Holidor before your foes. At what point will you turn around to try and intercept the group?
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Old 01-29-2024, 11:35 AM   #113
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Yes, three days journey can take you to at four different Venasir Castles, each with its own protectors. two of these castles have sorcerers.
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Tenafor, Indilin, Rensor, and Unilor.
Thanks! Which two have sorcerers?
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Old 01-29-2024, 12:24 PM   #114
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OOC: ericthered Hopefully I'm understanding this right. If not, please let me know.

By my understanding, that means we're sure we're closer to the castle than our foes are (who have our people they're holding captive). If you think I should roll Tactics, please let me know!

Anoras (speaking): "Thad and Cassandra, again, until we know exactly where our enemies are, we should speak and move quietly. I know you both know that. But seeing the fields that are rightfully ours....I am broad-minded enough to know there are good Venasir. But that is not what we're dealing with.

"In any case, the closer we get to the castle, the closer we are to more people who could attack us.

"It seems to me our best option is to stop traveling toward the castle, and find out exactly where our foes and our people they captured are. With all of them, friends and foes, they are a much larger group that us, meaning they should be easier to see, and to hear, than us. And one or more of our people may have left some sort of a sign or clue for us to find.

But we should stay close to, but not in, the fields. If we don't find our enemies before they get to the fields, once they get there, they will be easy to spot."
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"I can always use my bow if we can hit them at range. I can fight in close to, almost as well as Thad!"

((No she can't))
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Old 01-30-2024, 02:01 PM   #116
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Thanks! Which two have sorcerers?
Holidor and Rensor.


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OOC: ericthered Hopefully I'm understanding this right. If not, please let me know.

By my understanding, that means we're sure we're closer to the castle than our foes are (who have our people they're holding captive). If you think I should roll Tactics, please let me know!
Your understanding is correct. How far from the castle will you try to intercept them? Right at the field boundary? 2000 yards from the castle?
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Old 01-30-2024, 05:47 PM   #117
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....Your understanding is correct. How far from the castle will you try to intercept them? Right at the field boundary? 2000 yards from the castle?
Thanks.

It's of course a group decision (at least from a player point of view). Personally, I think the further away we are from the castle, the better.
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Thanks.

It's of course a group decision (at least from a player point of view). Personally, I think the further away we are from the castle, the better.
It appears the muscle (when you have IQ 9 and ST 15+ I reserve the right to call you muscle) is willing to follow her lead.

You set up in a clump of woods to watch for the enemy. Your highest stealth skill is Cassandra's default of 8. Your highest Per is Anoras's 12. I took the liberty of rolling for you... and Anoras succeeded by 3, and Cassandra succeeded by 0. Rolling the enemy stats privately... you guys got really lucky.

Anoras notices a crow flying along the route they think the enemy is going to use.

Then about ten minutes later a bunch of men come out of the woods, maybe 200 yards away. They all look like soldiers or masked Sorcerers, at least so far.

What is your IMMEDIATE action?
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Old 02-01-2024, 03:22 PM   #119
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Drop her pack on a stick to ready her bow
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Old 02-01-2024, 06:24 PM   #120
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So all three of us know they're there. Anoras doesn't have any missile weapon and has the best Perception, so with fish line handy she'll watch and look for signs of who's a sorcerer and who's a soldier. Could be items/weapons they have, amulets, how they look at each other, their marching order (sorcerer not likely to be in front unless casting a spell), even how they move. While doing that she'll count friends and foes.
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