IC [The Nightmares Underneath] Byzantium: Nightmares Undreamed Of

Atlictoatl

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You feel Yuhannah's presence, Caldwell. She is here, acting through you, and she unlocks the creatures in front of you. You can feel them unraveling, a door opening. Two of the creatures scream in pain, but the spellcaster who attacked you does not. All three of them are writhing, though.

Does the spiritual abjuration have any visible sign or effect that your companions can witness, Caldwell?

A male painter's model begins to crawl out of the wall near Tomás, though the Bloody-Handed Bastard is too incapacitated with pain from the battlefly's sting to notice. Otherwise, everyone but Caldwell can see it pulling itself from the wall.

Stanles steps over the corpse of the fallen fly and skewers the one holding Ren. It shrieks and collapses in a heap the ground, Ren falling with it.


OOC: Z1 takes 3 damage and Z2 takes 6 damage from Caldwell's abjuration. At the beginning of the next round, Stanles does 7 damage to Z2, killing it.

Initiative: Amata, Tomás, Trystane, Stanles, Ren, Caldwell: 2d6+1 12 2d6+1 9 2d6+1 9 2d6+2 10 2d6 8 2d6-1 6

Amata and Trystane are up! (Tomás is incapacitated this round.) Attacks versus the battleflies have Advantage, due to their distraction from Caldwell's spiritual abjuration.

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Abjuration damage: 1d6 3 1d6 6
Painter's models and %male: 1d6 1 1d100 74
Stanles attack on Z2: 1d20+3 19 2d4+1 7 2#1d6 3 6
 
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Lysus

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OOC: Z1 takes 3 damage and Z2 takes 6 damage from Caldwell's abjuration. At the beginning of the next round, Stanles does 7 damage to Z2, killing it.

Initiative: Amata, Tomás, Trystane, Stanles, Ren, Caldwell: 2d6+1 12 2d6+1 9 2d6+1 9 2d6+2 10 2d6 8 2d6-1 6

Amata and Trystane are up! (Tomás is incapacitated this round.) Attacks versus the battleflies have Advantage, due to their distraction from Caldwell's spiritual abjuration.
OOC: Blast it, guess I'll get a bit less benefit from my invisibility than I thought. ;)


Amata slides through the shadows, passing over Ren's sprawling form to strike at the battefly hovering over the gap in the floorboards. She shifts her grip slightly and stabs forward, hoping to twist her sword within what passes for guts in the monster. As she swings, her form ripples back out of the shadow, appearing suddenly between Ren and the hole int he floor.
 

Atlictoatl

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You strike, Amata, emerging from the shadows, but your weapon bounces off the armored chitin of the creature's abdomen.


OOC: Trystane is up!


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Amata attack on Z1, with Advantage: 1d20 8 1d20 4 1d6 4 2#1d6 3 1
 

Atlictoatl

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Trystane, you lash out with your baton and strike a perfect blow to the abdomen of the fly opposite you, spinning your club around its attempts to block you. You hit some solid armoring, but think you did something to it, nevertheless.

With you hovering over her, Amata, there's no room for Ren to stand. She crawls her way into the closet and stands up there.

The battlefly you are fighting, Trystane, shrieks as if it is taking new wounds, and flies through the curtain of blackness, leading out to the balcony. The other one, the one that cast a spell on Caldwell, follows suit. Nobody is able to stop them before they leave. You can't see them through the blackness, and the sound of their wings rapidly diminishes.

The painter's model, a man dressed in once-fine clothing now mildewed and falling from his body, is almost free of the wall he is climbing out of, over near Tomás. He holds a cutlass in his hand.


OOC: Trystane hits Z1 for 1 point of damage. Z1 takes 3 damage from Caldwell's abjuration. Z4 moves away from Caldwell and so avoids adjuration damage.

Caldwell is up!


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Trystane attack w/Advantage, damage, hit location: 1d20+2 20 1d20+2 7 1d8 1 2#1d6 3 4
Abjuration damage: Z1; Z4: 1d6 3 1d6 2
 

Tedster

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My gratitude, Lady of the Locks, for your hand favors your servant.

Making his way up to the top of the landing, Caldwell sidesteps around the corpses and moves carefully to avoid the gaping hole in the floor. Scouring the area around him as he does so, his eyes narrow with confusion and dismay at the sight of the figure emerging from the painting.

"W-what madness is this?!"

Does the spiritual abjuration have any visible sign or effect that your companions can witness, Caldwell?
Aye. The spectre of a bison thundering out from Caldwell's holy symbol, a multi-pronged stream of chains and padlocks trailing behind it.
 

Atlictoatl

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It's possibly weirder than that, Caldwell, as it's not climbing out of a painting, but the wall itself. It finally extracts its last limb, turns and regards the four of you surrounding it, then focuses its attention on the pain-incapacitated Tomás. It slashes and stabs at his right leg, and where its cutlass draws across the man, it smears leather armor with flesh, blood, and bone, scraping it all together like mixing paint on a palette.

It's a vicious wound, completely mutilating your leg, Tomás. Despite excruciating pain, you do not lose consciousness, and thankfully the nature of the wound prevents what surely must be severed arteries from bleeding out.


OOC: Tomás takes 7 points of damage, putting Disposition to 0/12 and doing 5 points of damage to Health (now 3/13). Tomás' leg is maimed and mutilated, with potential for permanent wounds. He is not driven unconscious, nor is he bleeding out, but he is only 3 Health points away from death.

Initiative: Amata, Tomás, Trystane, Stanles, Ren, Caldwell: 2d6+1 10 2d6+1 6 2d6+1 11 2d6+2 6 2d6 3 2d6-1 6

Everyone can act before the Painter's model acts again. Tomás, you are free to act; Speed for now is halved.

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Rowenn552

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Tom finds himself on all fours his saber on the ground under his right palm. His vision is hazy and his stomach and joints ache from whatever that damn bug pumped into him.

He watches distantly and in horror as Ren is speared and lifted to the ceiling her shriek of pain ringing in his own ears.

He grits his teeth attempting to move but finding his body fighting him to do *anything* and then there is an intense pain in his leg that makes him gasp and cry out.

As a reaction to whatever is there he spins, crying out, and slashing desperately with his saber at the source of his agony. The blade finds the shoulder of one of the painted figures as Tom flops down onto his back exhausted hoping beyond hope that it is enough to end this creature before it finishes him.

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Attack (+3) and damage (+1): 1d20+3 7 2#1d8 3 1
Damage = 4 on a miss or 5 on a hit. Doubled if it’s weak to slashing still.
Oh d20 and d8 what must I give to you to roll better?
 
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MixterAsh

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"Tom! I'm coming to help you!" Trystane calls, and tries to edge his way around past Amata and Stanles as fast as he can to aid Tom.
 

Lysus

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"Nine stars!"

Amata vaults over the corpse of the insect underneath her and scrambles toward the painter's model, sliding forward on her knees as she chops at its legs.
 

Atlictoatl

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The best way you can lend aid to Tomás, Trystane, is to lend him strength, which you can do from where you stand. You do so. Do you want to move next to him (or anywhere else), as well?

Amata, you slice out at the painted man with your sword, slicing his leg. Paint splatters onto the wall behind him... and then he collapses into a pool of paint and is slowly absorbed into the floor.

No other foes crawl from the walls or paintings. You do not hear the buzzing of wings. For now, there is only the sound of hard breathing and the -drip-drip-drip- of Tomás' cursed bloody fingers.

Despite the respite, any of you who have closed an Incursion before know that everything it has will be thrown at you as you try to leave with its anchor.


OOC: Trystane lends Tomás 5 Disposition (now 5/15), bringing Tomás to 10/12. Amata does 3 edged damage, which doubles to 6 and is sufficient to kill P1.

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Amata attack; damage; location: 1d20 13 1d6 3 2#1d6 5 5
 
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