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Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Sword it is


Anvil will put away his bow and carry his sword and shield - both out and ready for action.

Thanks for the info.

Posted on 2008-07-11 at 16:57:06.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Group post up


Well, I think that post works with what people have been saying. As always, voice opposition.

SD - I am a bit curious about the woods around us. Is there enough room to see that a bow seems useful? How far can I see? As the best fighter in the group I am hesitant to get caught with just a bow in my hands, but if visability allows I want it. Jsut diggin' for info.

Also, did the dogs head towards or away from the "evil looking woods?" Wasn't that more on one side of the road than the other?



Posted on 2008-07-10 at 16:11:17.

Topic: Oaks Heart
Subject: And the cahse is on...


As the dogs bounded off into the woods, Anvil stood up, bow still in hand.

He saw rat watching the woods and was pleased to see the team at work so quickly. He turned to the leader of the wagons and said, "We need to follow the dogs, if you are attacked yell. Yell loudly. We will return if we can. Give us a short while to find the dogs and return. If we don't we will start our progress from here. I don't think I need to warn you to set guards. Good luck!"

Turning to the group, Anvil said - "I think we all agree we don't want to lose the dogs this quickly. Grab your stuff - and lets see what they have found. Lets go as quickly as we can. It will take them awhile to fix the axel."

The team will head off of after the dogs in double file if possible, single file otherwise. Anvil has his bow out and will head off with an arrow at the ready. (Not a silver arrow.) Anvil also suggests to the rear of the group that they keep an ear out for anything happening back at the wagons.



Posted on 2008-07-10 at 16:08:41.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Follow that dog!


Considering everything we have been told, I think we must follow those dogs. It doesn't sound wise in some ways, but I'd hate to lose poor little sprinkles, and we must start somewhere.

Whose dumb idea was it to get dogs anyway?

Posted on 2008-07-07 at 19:52:33.

Topic: Q&A: The Return Of The Prodigal Son
Subject: And they're off!


Ok, it seems we are ready to start. Khalessin is ready to go. I don't remember if we had a marching order. Khalessin is happy to go up front. Whatever. If someone wants to post a general - we head off post, I'm on board with it. Just assume Khalessin heads to his horse, mounts and is ready to ride.

Posted on 2008-07-05 at 01:33:15.

Topic: Oaks Heart
Subject: Try, try, again.


Ok, I'll try this again...

Everything gets distributed as suggested in the discussion forum.

Bolts - Hammer
Arrows - 2 each for Anvil and ... the elf that can use them, I forget which one.
Daggers to Rat, Trillian and T'Sall.

Dogs - Anvil can take charge of Sprinkles
Hammet to take charge of Muffin. (I thought he might be the second most likely to be in combat, being able to wear armor and such. This is open for debate, but it seemed ok on the other forum.)

I think that covers everything.

And they're off!

Posted on 2008-07-01 at 00:53:20.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Another attempt to post


Well, I thought I posted on the other thread a couple days ago in response to all of this, but I guess not. It really all is the stuff listed above - plus Anvil will be riding in the front wagon with his bow out and an arrow (non-silver) at the ready.

I will try to post again.

Posted on 2008-07-01 at 00:49:18.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: And the march begins...


Ok, it looks like you guys have managed to get things sorted out. I will quickly post on the other forum - but this is what I think will go. Please note that I will probably not see a computer until Tuesday (maybe) so feel free to change this - it is based off of previous posts here and on the other thread.

Marching order seems set and posted

Arrows - Anvil has a short bow. So does one of the elves. Split the arrows?
Bolts - Hammer has the crossbow
Daggers - thief and two elves. I don't think Anvil is even proficient with a dagger so he'd be a waste.

I believe that leaves each of us with at least one silver weapon.

Love the Rat's idea about Holy Water.

Dogs - I think the Rat is right - lets assign each toa person. As a fighter up front Anvil is a logical choice - he'll take Sprinkles. Hammer is the next most likely to be close to combat - so he can get Muffin. The one possible consideration here is that Rat might not want to be right in the fight - nor would he have spells to cast, so he might be well suited to a dog - then again wolfhounds don't help one sneak around. Anyway, my post will say Hammer, but whatever.

And we are off...


Posted on 2008-06-27 at 16:16:36.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: miss 2 days and you miss a lot!


Yikes! I think I need to go read the game thread - I seem to have missed out on a lot!

Posted on 2008-06-27 at 16:04:46.

Topic: Oaks Heart
Subject: Guard dogs it is


"Guard dogs? Well, beggars can't be choosers. We would be happy to add their muscle to our little expedition."

With that the little group accepted the Ol' Crooks offer of the dogs. (If I read that correctly, at no cost?) The rest of the day will be spent in provisioning the group, I suppose. Anvil will certainly want a months worth of food - as well as some supplies for the dogs. With that done the group will make plans to meet in the morning to head out with the loggers.



Posted on 2008-06-22 at 03:08:14.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: All the blood drained out of 'em. Oh, nice.


Well, the dogs aren't true war dogs, but they may help a bit. I guess we should take him up on his offer. As for wanting to get info on the critters, it doesn't seem like we will get much, although the "blood draining" is a nice touch.

Is there anything else we need before we set out?

Posted on 2008-06-21 at 06:47:58.

Topic: The Return of the Prodigal Son
Subject: Dead ugly brutes


After making sure that the Hell Hounds were dead, Khalessin turned to Lyra. He waited for his comrade to finish with her statement before adding his questions.

"Well, those little dogs prevented you from answering my earlier question - why the mountains? Also, these dogs seemed to know where they were going. Either they were after us, or they were simply targeting the city and we didn't get out of their way. Either way, they should not be here in the middle of town. Have such attacks happened before? What do you know about such evil beasts?"

After getting what he can from Lyra, Khalessin turned to the party's cleric and suggested that perhaps this trip should start with a healing spell or two if the cleric was willing. He saw no reason to start the trip with the party already weakened.

(This might need a quick clarification of injuries by the DM so that those with healing spells can figure out what is needed.)

Posted on 2008-06-20 at 15:44:19.

Topic: Q&A: The Return Of The Prodigal Son
Subject: Dead Hell Hounds


Hammer -

I believe the hellhounds are dead, not your animals. Even if they were asleep, I see no reason why any of us would have killed your beasts. The hounds, on the other hand I think we have.

As for posting, I didn't realize the battle was officially over.

Posted on 2008-06-20 at 15:33:53.

Topic: Oaks Heart
Subject: Preparing to scour the woods


After receiving their money from the town’s leaders, the newly gathered adventurers moved to a quiet corner of the tavern to begin making plans.
Anvil suggested that the group consider adding some muscle in the form of a few war dogs and that they attempt to find out more about what might be waiting for them out in the woods. With that in mind they called over the well named barkeep, since most of them were already familiar with him from their previous days in his tavern. He seemed likely to know where to find things in town.
Anvil put these questions to the man. As part of this he also hinted that there might be some willingness on the part of the townspeople to supply them with what they need at a “reasonable rate for the security of the town.”


Posted on 2008-06-19 at 06:12:43.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: So where's the humane society located?


Ok, I think I will post in the game thread that Anvil wants to look around and buy a dog or two. I am hoping that we might pool some of this starter money we were given – Anvil doesn’t have a whole lot to start with. Hammer is the only that has responded specifically to the dog question, so I am hesitant to spend other peoples money. Speak up quickly, or if I have already posted, feel free to post contrary statements. I’d probably buy two if we can.

Posted on 2008-06-19 at 02:49:01.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Try, try again


Well, I tried to post a long note and lost it. So, the abreviated version:

There are only a few things to do before we go:

1. Marching order.

Anvil - Rat - T'Sal - Tingatuli - Trillian

Anvil & Tingatuli
Rat and T'Sal
Trillian

Single file and double file as needed. Thoughts?

2. What, if anything should we buy or request before going? Two thoughts: A.) Should we look into buying a war dog or two? They cost 20gp and would add some badly needed muscle to the group. B.) Anvil thought he might spend his evening asking around for info on the monsters of the woods, particularily the buggy ones that were mentioned. There might be info available.

Ok, I will try and post something tonight. It is a quick turnaround, but I probably won't have a computer tomorrow and I want to give SD soemthing to work with to keep things moving since I don't see a whole lot that we need to respond to in the latest posting.

Posted on 2008-06-17 at 23:50:02.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: I think I have been elected....


And I didn't even know I was running.

Ok, I can certainly speak for the group for now. Obviously, this still means make your own posts whenever possible, I can simply put in the general group comments.

As for the first one, I think the Rat did an admirable job. (And good luck with your family issues, Consortium...) There doesn't seem to be much more to post until SD responds to our willingness to go hunting.

Assuming we will be wandering off into the woods, perhaps we can get started on a marching order right now. I am guessing we want Anvil in front, fighter and such. Hammer's cleric is probably the second toughtest fighter and might be our best rear guard. (?) That leaves the other three in the middle. Thoughts?

As a smaller group without a lot of "muscle," we may want to be sneakier than many groups, which may push the Rat into a leading role.

It is nice to see things beginning to role.




Posted on 2008-06-12 at 19:12:09.

Topic: Q&A: The Return Of The Prodigal Son
Subject: Hell hounds again


FYI - I am posting here because I only have a few minutes. I will be out of town for a few days - please just assume Khalessin will attack the hellhounds and then participate in questioning their benefactor.

As for the fight - color spray seems fairly effective. Khalessin will charge and attack the sleeping critters. If they are sleeping he should be able to closely target a strike on vitals.

Posted on 2008-06-09 at 14:07:23.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Temporarily missing


FYI -

I will be away from a computer for a few days. Please assume that Anvil will greet all comers in a very friendly fashion and will be eager to join in any mission.

A quick question - I am used to thinking of dark elves as Drow, and evil. Obviously this groups dark elf is expecting some such reaction, but I am curious - do dark elves have a different role in this world at all? Drow, I believe, also traditionally liked life underground - do these elves? Just curious about what Anvil ought to know, or think he knows, about dark elves.

Posted on 2008-06-09 at 13:56:12.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Anvil is in


I posted a brief intro for Anvil on the main thread. The post could easily be modified if Anvil has already met anyone at the Bellyful. He is young and looking for a group to join. He will certainly join a group looking to solve the mystery of the dead loggers.

Posted on 2008-06-05 at 02:57:33.

Topic: Oaks Heart
Subject: Anvil in Oak's Heart


Anvil Ironfist was bigger than most Dwarves. Typically the largest of Dwarves stood 4’6” tall, yet Anvil was a full 4’8”. Not surprisingly given his size, strength and constitution, he became a warrior. He did not come from one of the large Dwarven homelands, but rather from a much smaller enclave of dwarves. A little over a year ago his clan’s lands were invaded by a large tribe of orcs. The orcs raided the Dwarves lands and mines, and also assaulted the gnomes and humans that shared the region. While on an errand, Anvil and a couple of friends came upon a group of orcs attacking the gnomish homestead with whom they were supposed to do business. Anvil and his friends fought off the attackers and then tracked the few survivors back to the orcs lair. There the small group picked off the orcs one-by-one as they returned from their various raids. By the time the orcs realized what was up the small group had killed off half the tribe. The ensuing battle was an easy one for the dwarves and made Anvil a hero amongst his clan.
But that first battle also gave Anvil his first taste of adventure. He did not like killing, but the adrenaline rush of doing what needed to be done was enticing. He enjoyed the excitement and he enjoyed helping people. It wasn’t long before things had settled back down to normal at home – and Anvil resolved to strike out into the world and discover what he could of it. He had hoped that he could convince one of his dwarvish or gnomish friends to join him, but it turned out that he was destined to start this journey on his own.
Oaks Heart was a logical place for a young Dwarf looking for adventure to find himself. The morning of the logging “incident” was only his second in Oaks Heart. He had been staying at the Bellyfull Inn and looking for a group that would be heading into the mountains. He had some skill at mountaineering and thought that might be his best chance to find a group to join up with. As with most Dwarves Anvil also was skilled in a smithy – as anyone who heard his name would expect. He had already had discussions with one of the local smiths who liked the breadth of the large dwarf about earning a few extra coins working in his shop until he found a trip to his liking. He has only been in town a short time, but already has come to enjoy the town and its people.

For this adventure – Anvil will certainly be waiting on the steps of the Bellyfull when the mayor returns to tell the town about the problem. He will be eager to join a group to deal with the problem. He will be particularly likely to seek out other Dwarves and Gnomes, although he has nothing against any other race. (Except orcs.)


Posted on 2008-06-05 at 02:45:57.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Website for D&D books


http://www.ews.uiuc.edu/~skempf/AD&D/downloads.html

This is the website Darque posted on the D2 site. I have used it frequently since he did so - it has all the books on it. That was a very useful post Darque!


Posted on 2008-05-29 at 19:38:01.

Topic: Q&A: The Return Of The Prodigal Son
Subject: Ubu isn't likely to sit.


Well, Khalessin is ready to go - posted and armed.

A quick question about organization. I am guessing that we will discuss possible choices here and then post on the other forum, correct?

Also, cdnflirt, I wouldn't be overly worried about slow posts so far. Far a lot of the time I wasn't sure exactly what to post. I'm sitting in a bar - while a lot of the story is interesting to read, the reunion and such don't involve me. There wasn't a lot to do yet. Anyway, I can see that as part of the posting issue. Hopefully we haven't lost anyone.

At the very least I'd love to think that they are all here for doggy duty.

To the group: So who knows about this little mission even? How'd they know to send the puppies after us?

Posted on 2008-05-29 at 19:35:18.

Topic: The Return of the Prodigal Son
Subject: Hell Hounds for Breakfast...


At the sound of commotion in the distance Khalessin allowed his fighters instincts to take over. He let his falcon fly, put on his helmet, grabbed his shield and drew his sword. As the commotion drew closer, Khalessin was ready for combat.

When the 3-headed beasties stepped into the open he was a bit surprised to see them so openly in the center of town, yet not shocked. Clearly this adventure had a lot more to it than a few missing beggars. Hell Hounds? Khalessin resolved to make sure that their benefactor did not disappear during the commotion. He certainly had more questions to ask.

Resolved to know what Lyra was up to, Khalessin moved up next to her ready for a fight. Situations like this made him happy he had a ring of fire resistance. He doubted it would offer full protection from the hound’s heat, but it should help.

**Khalessin stands armored and armed with shield and longsword, ready to fight the hellhounds. He is not charging them, but holding back to allow others to use ranged weapons/spells first. He will fight whichever one is closest. He will also try to prevent their getting to spellcasters.


Posted on 2008-05-29 at 19:30:21.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: A nice small/short group


That is a nice little group we have there. Anvil is a bit concerned about being the only true fighter in the group, but he'll make do. If the Ancient One does join up it would be great to add a ranger or some such.

And now that the gang is all here, we can begin to explore the woods around Oaks Heart.

Posted on 2008-05-29 at 13:32:55.

 


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