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    196 KB Gladiator Manager #3 Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)03:46 No.11959468  

    *twang* *THUNK*

    The Dark Sun makes the dawn’s light a harsh rust red, melding with the waning night’s shadows to form bloody clots on the sand of the Gladiator School.

    *twang* *THUNK*

    A few men huddle in a pile, shivering with cold on the sandy ground, trying to preserve their body heat. These men, these slaves, were the losers of the daily sparrings Tordek ordered between the gladiatorial slaves, and the punishment for their weakness is to sleep exposed to the elements of night. In Athas, the weak perish and the strong survive.

    For those training to be gladiators, that goes doubly so.

    *twang* *SCREECH*

    Geb, your half-elfen taskmaster, removes his blindfold and drops his bone bow with satisfaction. A small lizard, but with a jaw filled with needle like teeth that takes up twice of its body, wriggles on the wall weakly, a barbed bone arrow impaling it fully. Geb turns to Tordek, his weather-beaten face steaming with sweat at this early hour. ‘I know I’ll never been a psion,’ Geb says, ‘but if I focus on a target long enough, I can feel its life beating up to about thirty feet away, even while blindfolded.’

    ‘Looks like we earned a nice sum of ceramic pieces yesterday,’ Geb says, ‘I could go over the slaves and gladiator’s training with you today, or the gladiators will be ready to head off to the arena in a couple hours. Or you could try your luck at the slave markets. We have enough to buy one more blooded gladiator.'

    You are Tordek, an aging veteran Mul gladiator. You won your freedom in the arena. Now you now train others to fight and spill blood for gold and the delight of the crowd.

    What is your choice?
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)03:51 No.11959517
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    Tordek, Character Sheet
    Tordek, the Veteran Gladiator

    > Fame – you are a minor celebrity in Raam. Some of the young templars that bet on you (and against you) remember you now they are approaching their middle age. Kids still sometimes play ‘Tordek and the Giant’ in the streets. You hardly ever have to buy your own drinks.

    > Freeman – you are the master of your own destiny. You can move from city to city and own slaves.

    > Veteran’s Eye – You can identify fighting styles fairly quickly and design tactics to counter foreign styles. In addition you have an instinct for telling when a slave has that survival spark or an opponent is going to be trouble.
    >1d100 roll

    > Trainer – you can train your recruits in all standard and military weapon types. Also you can train your recruits in the Exotic proficiencies you know.

    Exotic Specialties
    > Cahulaks
    > Giant Fighting
    > Dual punching daggers

    > Gladiator – You are just as deadly as the day you stepped out of the arena.


    > Uneducated – you are illiterate and cannot do more than basic sums. Finances are currently beyond you. Untrustworthy souls may take advantage of you.
    > Wound – you have an annoying scar. On the plus side you can tell if it is going to rain.
    >> Zhan 09/05/10(Sun)04:03 No.11959621
    Let's pass on the slave markets today. Continue on what we have now and work them up, then buy some some beasts of men when we get some real dough.

    "Bring the boys out to play, it's time for today's lesson." Stretch, let's go to work.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)04:11 No.11959694
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    Gladiator School (Ludus)

    + 1 rep with Templars

    301 ceramic pieces (cp)

    >Gladiator School
    consisting of:
    > Single quarters for 3 gladiators
    > Barracks to house 10 gladiators
    > Small beast pen (size for 10 desert wolves) -- occupied by 10 slaves
    > Office (often your bedroom)
    > Sand field
    > Messhall
    > Armory -- Misc Cheap wooden weapons

    >Watapon “Unstoppable” Ford, Human Greatsword Fighter
    >Kr'ktt, the erratic Thrikreen Gythka Fighter

    Show Promise:

    Unskilled Slave (unnamed) – Tordek’s experience tells him this slave has the potential to become something greater. If he can survive the hard training.
    Criminal – A big brute
    Criminal – Has a mass of scars that gives him a resistance of 2 against slashing weapons.

    The Rest:
    20 wretches
    >7 diseased
    >1 Hideous Face -- Facial features rearranged by a Templar psionicist

    8 criminals
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)04:11 No.11959707
    Waiting on a couple more votes
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:16 No.11959745
    I agree with this guy
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:18 No.11959771
    I vote we have Kr'ktt and Unstoppable each take one of the promising candidates for a bit of one-on-one training to see what they've got.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)04:29 No.11959862
    >Continue on what we have now and work them up

    How we make money
    >off gladiators

    We head out to the arena

    >off criminals/unskilled slaves/wretches

    Most people don't have what it takes to become full (leveled) gladiators. Consider the slaves (criminals/unskilled slaves/wretches) to be a cheap short term investment.

    Usually it takes 2 weeks of standard training to take a normal slave and get them healthy and robust enough to become a noxii.

    Noxii can fight at the arena in the following games:
    Chained Pairs – Last pair standing wins
    Animal Hunt – Noxii mob vs Pack of Wolves or Single animal (Dire Wolf, or Cave Bear)
    Free for all – in which Noxii are released one at a time into the arena. Last one standing wins.

    You get 10-15cp per noxii entered in these games from the arena manager. 95% of the time the noxii die.

    Based on the current harsh approach to training, where the sparring winners get the beds and the losers have to sleep outside, this has accelerated the time required to convert the slaves to noxii by about 50%.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:35 No.11959910
    Get the huge criminal and put him on weights training etc. See if we can get him xbawks hueg. Then we have a great novelty item.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:36 No.11959923

    I say we put the promising slave and the brute into some one-on-one training so we can get a better look at them, then throw the rest into Noxii prep.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:37 No.11959931

    Gonna go with this guy. See if we can't muster up some potential.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)04:37 No.11959932
    Btw the slaves are trained to be noxii automatically by Geb.

    Currently there have been no causalities. With the current plan however, this will change.

    Gladiator Training Plan
    301 ceramic pieces (cp)

    Training to be Noxii:
    >20 wretches
    >8 criminals
    > 2 criminals*
    > 1 unskilled slave *

    *= exceptional slaves
    Trainer: Geb
    Training Approach: Workout slaves. Slaves spar each other for the privilege of sleeping inside. 10 will sleep outside upon failure.
    Result: Very harsh on health for losers. Reduces time for training completion by 50%
    Days left in training: 7

    Status: 7 wretches known to be diseased.
    Morale: Low because of harsh training

    Gladiator Training:

    >Watapon “Unstoppable” Ford, Human Greatsword Fighter
    >Kr'ktt, the erratic Thrikreen Gythka Fighter

    Trainer: Geb
    Training Goals:

    Pick One:
    >General Workout (1/day)
    >Retrain a power (melee source) – requires Tordek
    >Train for specific event (ex Pairs)
    >Train to add a weapon proficiency Tordek knows (may take up to a week)
    >Train in a specific style of fighting Tordek knows
    (may take week or more)
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:38 No.11959946
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:40 No.11959962
    this could be good. its not that hard to find heavy things so itd be almost free. then if we're short on cash we can host a LOOK AT THE FREAK show for cheap moneys.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:41 No.11959967
    Can we get a quick list of each gladiator's respective powers and the events available?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:43 No.11959986
    Should we specalize our gladiators or make them all rounders? I'm in favour of specilization.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:44 No.11960001
    Kr'ktt seems like a good specialist, but I think Unstoppable would fare better as an all-rounder.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:53 No.11960103

    Dear god why do we have diseased slaves?!?!
    They are a liability if they infect our healthy stock. Give them all a dagger and have them take on one of the promising slaves. The brute criminal preferably.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)04:54 No.11960118

    Tordek folds his arms and spits on the sand, watching Watapon, the big greatsword wielding gladiator, and the brute criminal circle each other. Both are armed with mahogany clubs. The brute is muscular and large, but not as defined as Watapon. The brute yells and rushes at Watapon, who calmly sidesteps and uses his superior finesse to tire out the criminal before backhanding him and slamming the cudgel against his jaw. While the brute is stunned and sapped of energy, he only drops to his knees and manages to weakly block. Looks like this one will require at least a month of hard one on one training from Tordek to become a novice (lv1) gladiator. He's not very skilled or bright, but he has natural constitution.

    Kr'ktt slowly circles the exceptional unskilled slave with his gythka. The slave eyes the kreen warily, brandishing a quarterstaff in both hands. Suddenly a high-pitched inscetoid keening comes from Kr'ktt and he throws the gythka aside and leaps at the man. Striking with his four limbs with claw rakes and what appears to be uppercuts, the man backs away, accepting a bloody slash on the forearm to get the space to block the kreen's three other arms.

    Illiene, your mindbender, circles the fighters warily, his eyes on the kreen. However the kreen seems to be 'pulling his punches' and the exceptional slave displays an intelligent techinque and finesse more than brute force. This one may also take a month or 5 weeks to train, and it from Tordek's veteran senses, he might be made into a rogue or intelligence based gladiator (arcane or primal focus) more than a warrior. If you had the trainer for such a thing that is.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:55 No.11960127
    We ought to do something about them, but I don't know if that's the answer. If we do go this way, I vote having them fight scarface, if only because I get a better vibe from the brute.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)04:57 No.11960162
    List of abilities and corresponding actions

    -A Thrikreen fighter. Armed with a Gythka, which is a two handed polearm that can be thrown like a javelin. Kr’ktt seems to be exceptionally competent with it.

    Feat: A prone grappled target must escape before they stand.
    Talent: Battlerager Vigor – Hit with melee/close attack and gain temp hit points (+2)

    Weapon: Gythika 1d8. Can throw 5/10 feet.

    -Brash Strike -- +2 to hit. Does weapon +strength (5) damage. Down side is that you grant combat advantage to the target when you use this.

    -Knockdown Assault – Strength Damage and target knocked prone. Can use when charging.

    -Takedown Attack -- Does weapon +strength (5) damage and target knocked prone. Can use when charging.

    -Thri-Kreen Claws—Can target up to 3 adjacent enemies. The more enemies targeted the more damage done.

    -Driving Attack -- Does 2x weapon +strength (5) damage. You push the target and occupy where he last stood. You also make a secondary attack. If that hits weapon +strength (5) damage and target knocked prone and moved 10 feet in a direction of your choosing.

    -Action point - take an extra action.

    -Second wind - heal 7 hp. Takes a full round action

    -Grab – target is immobilized until it escapes.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:58 No.11960174


    Also lets do some group training for the rest of the slaves. Get torek to teach them to fight as a group so we can do some team vs monster battles. They could be a speciality troupe.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)04:58 No.11960175
    Watapon Ford 'Unstoppable'
    -A greatsword fighter. Does lots of damage.

    -Threatening Rush -- Rush and weapon attack. Opponent is marked (see below)
    -Cleave -- Weapon attack plus your strength damage. Hits adjacent enemy for strength damage.
    -Reaping strike - Weapon attack plus your strength damage. If you MISS you do your strength damage

    -Spinning Sweep-Weapon attack plus your strength damage. Enemy knocked prone.

    -Brute strike - triple weapon damage

    -Combat Challenge - If the opponent tries to escape or attack someone other than you, you get an attack of opportunity.

    -Action point - take an extra action. **special: 'Unstoppable' can use second wind as a minor action when action point used.

    -Second wind - heal 9 hp. Takes a full round action
    -Unstoppable - heals 2d6 hp

    And for the arena games, vote to go to the arena or I'd refer you to the archived previous games.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)04:59 No.11960177
    Well then let's go ahead and push ahead the Brute and Rogue on their training schedule and look into hiring some specialists to further train the Rogue when we head into the market again.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)05:00 No.11960191
    >on diseased slaves

    If you want to kill them off I need 3 votes. Seems there are already two. And yes it is VERY possible some of them have communicable diseases.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:01 No.11960195

    i am also in favour of this.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:02 No.11960202

    Do it.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:02 No.11960209
    How long until their training is complete and we can send them off to die in the arena for a profit? It'd be a terrible shame for our investments to give us absolutely no returns.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:02 No.11960211
    Don't kill the off. Put them in arena ASAP.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)05:03 No.11960219
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    >Get the huge criminal and put him on weights training etc

    You could have Tordek focusing on Training the Brute for a week purely on strength. That would take his week and we could time skip.

    If we do that any other changes to Geb's training this week?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:04 No.11960225
    I say we train Kr'ktt in Giant Fighting and Unstoppable in Skirmish.
    The brute I have no idea what to do with really, and unless we know someone or find an appropriate person while we're out and about, I guess the other one will have to go rogue.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:06 No.11960235
    Could Tordek also train Unstoppable in Giant Fighting during this time?
    >> Zhan 09/05/10(Sun)05:06 No.11960243
    I agree, juice them for all their worth.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:08 No.11960255
    With as trip-based as he is, I think Kr'ktt might need Giant Fighting a bit more, but that's just me.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:10 No.11960272
    I don't think he's so much trip based as he is knockdown and overwhelm. I don't know if that could really work well with a giant.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:12 No.11960297
    That's precisely my concern. If he ends up against a giant as he is, he'll likely end up well and truly fucked.
    While I don't think we should have him hunting giants by any means, it would be nice for him to have a safety net, should the situation arise.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:16 No.11960329
    Regardless, let's put these guys through their paces for today, even if we don't work on specializations yet.

    Also, send the diseased slaves into the ring, or sell them for whatever their worth.

    Let's also try to physically expand our Ludas, set some slaves to work making more gladiator quarters, or improving the training ground we have now so we can train up our gladiators faster.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:18 No.11960344
    I can get behind this. Hell, the construction is almost a vacation for them at this point, perhaps it will boost that low morale.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:19 No.11960350
    Nah. Put Tordek to work on the other Gladiators for now. Just get the brute to push around rocks or something. It won't be as effective but we shouldn't be wasting valuable training time on a side project.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:20 No.11960358
    I don't think it'll kill us to give the slaves a day off. The gladiators (and potential gladiators) are our main focus at the moment anyway.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)05:21 No.11960362
    >Could Tordek also train Unstoppable in Giant Fighting during this time?

    No. Tordek can only focus on one training task at a time. Trainers are available, but the cost money. One may cost from 300-500 cp for 6 months.

    At midday the seven diseased wretches are given a meal and then marched in a line in the sand pit. Tordek, Geb, Illiene and Kr'ktt are there. Geb passes out sharp obsidian daggers. A couple of the wretches are too weak from sleeping outside to raise the daggers to their flesh. One of the slaves who has been hacking up bloodly phlegm cuts their veins first before slashing his throat.

    One of the wretches has enough fight to feebly strike at Geb, but his arm stops in mid stroke and turns backwards slowly inching towards his throat. The wretch looks at the blade, then Illiene in horror, the mindbender's face a calm mask of concentration as the dagger enters the man's own throat and forces him to expire.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:21 No.11960363
    We should also get rid of the middle man, as far as the buying of slaves/criminals go.

    Let's personally go to some prisons, or garrisons, look through the galleys of the local port, just buy men straight out. I think we'd get better deals this way.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:21 No.11960364
    In fact, get the slaves to build shit and make the brute do all the heavy lifting or whatever. Efficent and effective.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:24 No.11960379
    Have the bodies sent off to be burned as soon as possible.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:25 No.11960385
    Well, I suppose they wouldn't have gotten anything out of the arena in that state. Let's be sure to burn the corpses. We don't need any of that crap spreading.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)05:31 No.11960419
    Sure. Kr'ktt peers at the corpses, his multifaceted eyes shining like fabled jewels. Clacking his mandibles, he thrusts one of his claws into the body pile and pulls out...a now severed head.

    He shuffles over to Tordek and curiously slams the head against a rock, cracking the skull. Geb and Illiene look at the kreen strangely. Is this its way of offering food to its master?

    Before Tordek can respond with a 'Good boy, thats a good boy,' one of the eye lids of the severed head flutter open. Infact the eyeball actually pops out as if pushed out from something within. A beautiful purple iridescent insect inches its way from the ocular cavity and then unfurles a prismatic set of wings. They are stunning and ...the pattern draws Tordek's attention.

    With a high-pitched keen the Thrikreen's claws immediately slam down on the creature, blooding it to a pulp.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:32 No.11960424
    Sell the bodies to SCIENCE!
    Or whoever will buy them.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:36 No.11960448
    Assuming nobody pipes up about the bug, I guess we'll have to continue as planned, though we might check Kr'ktt's reaction to the topic of corpse-burning.
    We should definitely ask around town about them though, I'd hate to think there were more of them around here.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)05:36 No.11960454
    >alright I'm seeing a lot of opinions here.

    Need 3 votes to move forwards
    Geb's action:
    >Train slaves into Noxii (will take one week) or
    >Have slaves expand the current arena

    Tordek's actions:
    >Train the brute criminal in strength (week)
    >Kr'ktt trained in Giant Fighting (week)

    Other actions this week
    >Arena me!
    >Lets buy slaves from the standard market
    >Lets look for more direct dealers!
    >> Clarifying Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)05:37 No.11960465
    Tordek's actions:
    >Train the brute criminal in strength (week) OR
    >Kr'ktt trained in Giant Fighting (week)

    Other actions this week- Pick one
    >Arena me!
    >Lets buy slaves from the standard market
    >Lets look for more direct dealers!
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:38 No.11960472
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    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:40 No.11960484
    1) Buy slaves direct.
    2) Get slaves to expand arena.
    3) Train the brute in strength.
    4) Next week we hit the slave market, buy new gladiators, hit the arena hard.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:40 No.11960486
    I vote to train most of the slaves to Noxii, but spare the weakest few to check around the compound for a bug infestation.
    I'm torn on Tordek, though I would like to add a vote to train Unstoppable in Skirmishing, since you left him out of the mix.
    As for the last, either the arena or direct buying, both sound good.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)05:42 No.11960495
    >Train slaves into Noxii (will take one week)
    >Train the brute criminal in strength (week)
    >Arena me!

    My votes.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:05 No.11960652
    Bump for Noxii?
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)06:17 No.11960725
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    >Train slaves into Noxii (will take one week)
    >Train the brute criminal in strength (week)
    Got 2 votes for each. So lets head out to the arena

    Someone roll me 5d22

    >Location: Raam
    >Caravans: Incoming from Balic, 6 days

    Arenas known
    >The Great Arena of Raam
    -- all events
    >‘Ludi Guild’ – Practice Arena
    -- practice matches


    Match Pay
    Practice Matches – 20 cp. To unconsciousness
    To the Death – 40 cp Winner may get 10+ cp
    Skirmish Tournament 20/40/80 cp
    To unconsciousness. Winning gladiator gets 100cp
    Beast Fight – 40 cp+
    To the death of the beast
    Pairs -- 50 cp per event.
    Chance for bonus money depending on spectacle
    To unconsciousness
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:21 No.11960750
    rolled 13, 2, 14, 3, 17 = 49

    Do we choose what we kind of matches we want?
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)06:22 No.11960759
    Damn straight.
    Pick a gladiator and one of the matches

    and I need one more 1d24
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:25 No.11960782
    rolled 16 = 16

    I don't know how the paired matches will work out with the two we have now. Maybe some singles would be in our favor.

    Let's do 3 80cp skirmishes with both gladiator, to unconsciousness.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:25 No.11960783
    Can we scout opponents in advance, or only once we've chosen the match type?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:28 No.11960796
    Skirmishes are a series of fights and the varying payouts are dependent upon how far you make it, if I recall.
    Also, I vote a skirmish with Unstoppable and some sort of single match with Kr'ktt.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)06:32 No.11960823
    Just to clarify skirmishes are an endurance match against three opponents with a short rest (recharge encounter powers, spend 1 healing surge) in between.

    You get 20 cp automatically for joining, and each round you survive the winnings increase. Survive to the third round and lose that you win 80cp total

    Veteran's Eye (1d100) only applies for when Tordek actually sees the opponent in action. It may give you advice for what type of strategy the opponent is using.

    >How the arena works
    Pick a match and a gladiator for that match.

    The Raam arena is featuring a fight with a Hejkin Chanter in the Beast Pen for today's entertainment, should you choose that match.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:36 No.11960844
    Clarification, not a new vote: I'll go for a beast fight for Kr'ktt.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:42 No.11960877
    Skirmish for Unstoppable. Single to unconsciousness for Kr'ktt
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)06:44 No.11960886
    >beast fight for Kr'ktt

    Sounds good.

    >Review on how combat works
    >Kr'ktt's actions and feats are described here >>11960162

    Each 'turn' pick two actions Kr'ktt will take and roll initiative

    1d20 for initative
    >charge and Takedown Attack
    >Thri-kreen claws
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:50 No.11960908
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)06:53 No.11960932

    Black slaves from Nibenae blow on shofars as pennants emblazened with the symbol of the god of Raam, Badna, snap and flutter in the hot desert winds.

    Kr'ktt steps out of the shade of the gate, his Gythka gripped in his carapace laden primary forelimbs. A gate opens and a ....dwarf like thing shuffles into sight. Misshapen and twisted, the Hijkin screams as its bird like talon's scratch at the earth and it moves forwards with a shuffling gait. The dog-like humanoid covered in unhealthy looking fur crouches low and peers at the kreen through bloodshot mad eyes.

    >Initiative and actions?

    Missed your votes. Will do that after the beast fight.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:57 No.11960950
    rolled 2 = 2

    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:57 No.11960951
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:58 No.11960958
    rolled 46 = 46

    Veteran's eye on the opponent.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)06:59 No.11960963
    rolled 60 = 60

    Rollan for veteran's eye.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)07:00 No.11960970
    Use a charging Knockdown Assault.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)07:05 No.11960990
    rolled 1 = 1


    Assuming the Veteran's Eye doesn't reveal anything earth shattering, charging Takedown Attack followed by a Brash Strike.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)07:08 No.11961002
    Even online my dice still betray me. Goddamn.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)07:08 No.11961005
    rolled 14 = 14

    Tordek has fought Hejkins before and the kreen is a reasonable match for one. One on one they are best fought from range. It can get tricky when there are multiple Hejkins as the mad things can meld with the earth and switch places with their kin.

    That doesn't apply in this fight however.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)07:12 No.11961021
    Hmm... our only ranged attack would leave us disarmed. I think I'll stick with >>11960990
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)07:20 No.11961057
    rolled 14 = 14


    Faster than it looks, the Hejkin lopes towards Kr'ktt kicking up sand and dirt behind it like a dog. It skids to a halt in front of the kreen and slams its misshapen fists onto the earth, evoking a wave of sand and black energy to crash over the now defensive insect, buffeting the gladiator to the ground.
    >hp 21/29

    The kreen has been hurled to the back wall of the arena by the blast, it stands up and reorients itsself, mandibles clicking. Dropping the point of the gythka it rushes the Hejkin, but the creature sides steps fully and the kreen's attack thrusts against empty air.

    >Action taken to stand
    >Knockdown assault failed

    >> dice+1d20 Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)07:23 No.11961069
    Second verse same as the first! Takedown Attack with a Brash Strike follow up, hopefully without all the failure this time.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)07:24 No.11961071
    rolled 1 = 1

    I really have to work on this whole dice thing.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)07:30 No.11961097
    yes. yes you do.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)07:41 No.11961150
    rolled 17 = 17

    second this.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)07:42 No.11961154
    rolled 19 = 19

    The Hejkin roars and rakes a claw across the kreen's face, but the kreen's secondary arms slap away the paw.

    The kreen chitters its mandibles together and swipes the polearm at the Hejkin's thighs, lurching forwards with its upper body to slam the malformed thing into the ground.
    >enemy prone

    Standing above the creature the kreen rears back and holds the polearm over its head, slamming it down hard on the monster's cranium, drawing forth a spurt of yellow-crimson blood.
    >enemy bloodied
    >Kreen gives combat advantage to Hejkin
    >hp 21/29 + 4 temp hp.

    The hejkin screams, trying to rise to its feet but the insect gets in a lucky backhand, forcing the monster to the sand again (crit fail hejikin)

    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)07:46 No.11961180
    rolled 20 = 20

    I'm inclined to go with a couple of Brash Strikes, unless anybody else has a better idea.
    Trying initiative one more time before I give up on these bloody dice.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)07:50 No.11961195
    rolled 3 = 3

    If each gladiator can only fight once per day, I say try and finish him with our daily, Driving Attack
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)07:59 No.11961241
    rolled 5 = 5


    The Hejkin, seems groggy and slow to react as the kreen strikes the monster across the skull with the gythka then slams the end of the polearms into the hejkin's solar plexus, skidding it across the sand in a smear of festering sulfuric blood.
    >Driving strike used

    The Hejkin growls and wobbles on its knees, attempting to stand, when the kreen darts in, grasping its head with all four arms and twisting it right around in a sickening crunch.

    +40 cp

    >Which is next fight? Next day Kreen against a single opponent or Unstoppable against another 3 man skirmish?

    If single fighter chose your opponent
    >Gnoll Barbarian
    >Dwarf Battlemind
    >Tiefling Rogue

    If skirmish your line up is:
    >Dray Psion
    >Half Elf Ranger
    >Elf Seeker
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)08:04 No.11961262
    Aww, I'm going to miss Unstoppable's fight. Oh well, he'll probably be better off without my bipolar rolling anyway.
    Somebody be sure to archive this thread so I can read it later!
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)08:07 No.11961274
    rolled 7 = 7

    I'd vote for a single fight against either the gnoll or the tiefling.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)08:08 No.11961276
    I think we should go with the skirmish.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)08:09 No.11961286

    Unstoppable nearly died against a psion the last time. I vote for single combat against the Gnoll
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)08:15 No.11961310
    rolled 20 = 20

    Skirmish it is then.

    A tall and well built dray male strides into the arena from the opposing creaking bone gate. Charcoal gray colored scales emphasize the pure silver color of his eyes as it raises an obsidian orb and sneers at 'Unstoppable' arrogantly.

    >orders initiative!
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)08:16 No.11961315
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    rolled 18 = 18

    As a reminder you may also use Veteran's Eye.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)08:19 No.11961328
    he didn't vote for either skirmish or the single fight, and we got 2 for the gnoll now
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)08:26 No.11961380
    rolled 1 = 1

    Attempt to flank it and lop it's head of.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)08:27 No.11961385
    Well fuck me in the ass with a metal rod... why the fuck did I roll a ONE!? of all things!
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)08:28 No.11961396
    Thsi arcer is gona be killed.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)08:31 No.11961404
    rolled 2 = 2

    well, if we're going to do the skirmish, best use the eye first. Then send unstoppable in with a charge and spinning sweep.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)08:36 No.11961430
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    rolled 15 = 15


    Tordek hears shouts and sounds of protestation behind him as he sits in the arena viewing box. Glancing behind him, he spies Illiene grinning like a fool and leaping from the back of one row of seats to another, a steaming basket in his hands.

    Tordek hears the faint *pop* of telekinesis as Illiene jumps down beside him and thrust the basket into his arms. Opening the basket and grabbing a kebob of fried lizard, Illiene says 'So 'Unstoppable' will be fighting this gnoll barbarian after this skirmish. Turns out the owner is a Templar of a bit of a genial sort. I chatted with him and it seems he's a bit of a betting man. He's got a side bet on this skirmish up to 50 cp that our man 'Unstoppable' makes it to at least the second tier. How does that benefit us? Well I just might say that this here templar loves his gnolls. This one is all the way from the Dragon Horns and looks like if he wins his bet, we might have an in to talk to him about recruiting gnolls for our selves. And there might be access to a trainer to boot. Interesting no?'

    >was halfway through writing up about the gnoll...but looks like skirmish quickly first. sorry guys.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)08:51 No.11961518
    rolled 4 = 4


    Unstoppable comes out to a cheering crowd. He readies his greatsword and prepares to get into a running crouch, when the dray's eyes gleam like quicksilver. The dray's clawed hands slam together, faster than thought, holding the obsidian orb aloft as it burns with a coruscating violate flame. A ripple in the air speeds toward Unstoppable's forehead.

    The mighty fighter reels back, eyes bleeding from a single ravening thought attacking his mind.
    >23/37 hp
    >SAVE vs ongoing 5 psychic

    Unstoppable screams in fury and charges the dray, connecting with a vicious overhanded sweep.
    >dray is bleeding from a nasty gash and roars in anger as it is now bloodied
    >Dragonborn rage in effect

    >roll save
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)08:56 No.11961545
    rolled 10 = 10

    spinning sweep, followed by reaping strike
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)09:12 No.11961619
    rolled 14 = 14

    Sure. Don't forget to roll for eye and Save too.

    Unstoppable spins his bone-tooth greatsword in a circle, just barely seconds before the dray pushes its ball of flaming obsidian into the big fighter's face. Unstoppable turns his shoulder into the swing hard, giving it just enough momentum to pierce the dray's scales and cloth. Muscles burning, the warrior knows it was a very close thing (almost crit fail) as the blow knocks the psion down.
    >psion is prone
    >spinning strike used

    Snarling the dray vanishes and reappears 15 feet away, jumping to its feet, seemingly more invigorated.
    >action point spent, teleported, second wind, no longer prone.

    >Enemy no longer in melee range, cannot reap

    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 09/05/10(Sun)09:15 No.11961647
    >>Enemy no longer in melee range, cannot reap

    The way I first read that sentence I think it's time to take a break from /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)09:19 No.11961664
    rolled 19 = 19

    roll for eye
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)09:20 No.11961669
    bull rush the guy, don't give him time to recover
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)09:24 No.11961684
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)09:27 No.11961704
    rolled 19 = 19

    rollin' for save

    >don't let me down dice
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)09:34 No.11961746
    Rape him.
    We are the unstoppable fighter with the UNSTOPPABLE COCK.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)09:34 No.11961754
    rolled 7 = 7

    This psion is clearly a telekinetic. While Tordek can't seem to get a read on what specifically the dray will do next, he gets the gut feeling that if he is keeping Unstoppable at range, then that's for a reason.

    >nicely done
    Unstoppable grips his fists and furrows his brow, imagining a impenetrable tower. A moment later the pressure is released around his mind and he rushes forwards screaming a battle cry to the heavens.

    Unstoppable swings his sword against the dray from shoulder to hip but the dray deadens the impact of the blade with a thought (min damage rolled) the barest edge of the blade cutting through his scales and spattering the sand with deep crimson blood.
    >dray almost down

    The dray raises a palm and unstoppable feels a wave of force crash against him, but he digs his heels into the sand and pushes against it. Unstoppable doesn't move and prepares his next strike
    >attack failed

    >orders initiative
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)09:35 No.11961760
    rolled 20 = 20


    rollan for initiative.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)09:40 No.11961788
    Stab the fucker. Lets see him deaden that. A full on stab. Bonus points if we lift him off the ground.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)09:41 No.11961790
    rolled 8 = 8

    use spinning sweep ftw!
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)09:43 No.11961796
    this thread better still be up when i get home in half an hour, <3 gladiator manager.
    >> Uplifted Infantryman 09/05/10(Sun)09:53 No.11961842
    This still on? Or have I missed another Epic quest thread?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)10:08 No.11961934
    Where'd OP disappear to?
    >> Uplifted Infantryman 09/05/10(Sun)10:11 No.11961952
    Wish I knew. He has twitter, anyone check that?
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)10:17 No.11962007
    rolled 17 = 17

    Heh. Op fell asleep. I have to run these things earlier I swear.

    >voting for stabbing, sweeping
    Unstoppable raises his arms above his head and swings the sword around once...twice...three times building up momentum. The dray's eyes are closed and a shimmering phosphorescent force begins to build, building pressure between his mind and the fighter's.

    Before the dray opens his eyes to hiss the final command, Unstoppable slams the flat of his blade against the dray's forehead, a blow nearly blocked by the dray's upraised forearm. The dray falls to the sand, spits blood and then the light in its silver eyes wink out. The crowd roars 'Unstoppable! Unstoppable!'

    The unconscious form of the dragonblooded is dragged from the arena by two black-clad dray, one emerald, one a jaundiced yellow. They back away bowing in respect as they take their beaten brethren.

    >Alright its a decent stopping point here. I'll aim for running another session in 12-14 hrs so I'm up at a reasonable time.

    Any questions, leave them here and I'll get to them in the next episode.

    I should be doing this more frequently and I'll shoot for Tuesday as well.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)11:04 No.11962367
    this is fun, but we should get more money or make faster progression
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)12:39 No.11963184
    Hey, what happened to our Stalwart Slave? Is he the Unskilled Slave? Because I thought we hired him seperately from all them.

    Also we have to get the guy with the Hideous Face to act like Judge Fear from Judge Dredd series.
    >> Uplifted Infantryman 09/05/10(Sun)14:18 No.11964085
    Has this died again? If so, goddamnit.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)14:20 No.11964113
    No, it ended. We'll supposedly get another one later.

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