Erevan winces from being bashed unexpectedly by the guard. He fiercely glares at the guard, bitterly gritting his teeth as stands back up into an upright position. He peers over his shoulder to ensure that Smitty has not been disturbed, and then averts his gaze back onto the guard. "Agh!" Erevan howls, as he grips his sabre firmly. Pivoting on his heel and swinging the sabre at the guard while shouting "Lame Boomante!" which activates the Booming Blade spell. His sabre is now coursing with booming energy as he strikes the guard.
Attack: 12 Damage: 11
On a hit, the guard suffers the attack’s normal effects, and it becomes sheathed in booming energy until the start of Erevan's next turn. If the guard willingly moves before then, it immediately takes 5 thunder damage, and the spell ends.
Erevan's spell sheaths the Guard in energy and cuts him deeply across the exposed part of his arm. The guard curses flails his arm causing the arrow fired by Night Wine to miss. Smitty continues to concentrate on the door, slowly mending it back together. Melnar is frozen from the attack, looking down it shock at the bruise from the attack he received. Rha'el blinks in confusion as the gods of thought leave him momentarily.
Escobert takes a stance and swings the Great axe again at the kobold.
Attack: 22 Damage: 6
The first attack scores a cut across the kobolds chest. Continuing his attack he reverses the direction of the swing and cuts at the kobold again.
Attack: 24 Damage: 9
The kobold howls in pain as the axe bites into him again. He staggers back into the tip of Rha'els spear and falls to the ground and twitches.
Gromar grins at Kobold 2 and says, "You sure can fight little man. Can you drink that way as well?" The kobold squints over the shield, "Only if you are buying, ugly." Gromar roars in laughter, "Aight, lets finish off these small fries and go find a cask of Ale somewhere." They turn and charge the guard 2. Gromar stabs at the guard with his glaive then brings the butt of the glaive up at the knee of the guard.
Attack: 13 Damage: 11
Attack: 9 Damage: 3
The guard grins through the helmet as he easily blocks Gromars attacks. While he is distracted the Kobold stabs the guard twice in the stomach.
Attack: 5 Damage: 5
Attack: 22 Damage: 7
The first attack bounces off the plate mail. The guard shifts as the kobold attacks again and the second attack pierces the guards side and he grunts in pain. He looks down at the kobold in surprise. "Traitor!!!!!"
Escobert and Rha'el turn and charge around behind Cultist 2.
Cultist 2 faces Rha'el and Escobert and hisses at them, holding out his holy symbol. Dark energy forms around his hand and he reaches out to touch Rha'el on the chest. As his hand brushes his chest, he releases the energy of Inflict Wounds at Rha'el.
Attack: 19 Damage: 17
The energy slams into Rha'el and he staggers back as it courses through his body.
Guard 1 Roars again and swings the morningstar at Erevan and Melnar again.
Attack on Melnar: 10 Damage: 8
Attack on Erevan: 7 Damage: 5
Both are able to dodge the attacks easily. Guard 2 swings at Gromar and the kobold.
Attack on Gromar: 15 Damage: 4
Attack on the kobold: 6 Damage: 4
Gromar easily defends against the attack from the guard. The guards second attack swings wide and he goes off balance. The morningstar comes around to crash into the back of the cultist head. The cultist staggers forward towards Escobert and Rha'el.
Escobert slashes upward with the axe then reverses the trajectory of the attack to come down at the cultist head.
Attack: 6 Damage: 11
Attack: 15 Damage: 8
The first attack bounces off the cultist staff and back into Escoberts chest, cutting him deeply. The second attack leaves a deep red furrow across the chest of the cultist, causing him to step back.
Gromar spins his glaive over his head and slashes down at the guard, them brings the butt og the glaive into his chest.
Attack: 7 Damage: 2
Attack: 14 Damage: 1
Gromars attack are deflected easily by the guard. The kobold stabs twice with his spear at Gromar.
Attack: 7 Damage: 2
Attack: 6 Damage: 6
The attacks from the kobold bounce harmlessly off the armor of the guard. The guard laughs at the two, "You two are pathetic. Once I dispose of you, I will pour out all the ale in this keep and town."
Melnar shifts back a step and points the crossbow at him. The crystal glows slightly as the energy builds. Melnar whispers a short incantation and a bean lashes out from the crossbow at the guard as the spell Eldritch Blast leaps out.
Attack:19 Damage: 2
The beam surprises the guard as it singes him slightly. (The rest of the party has 24 hours to post.)
Rha'el spins the sword around and slashes at the cultist.
Attack: 23 Damage: 6
The slash from sword cuts cleanly across the cultist chest and they stagger back cursing.
The combined attack from Erevan and Night Wine drop the guard harassing them. Smitty continues to work on the door, his hands placed upon the door and his head bowed in prayer as energy courses from him into repairing the busted door.
The Cultist turn.
The Cultist growls at Rha'el and places a hand on his chest. Dark energy gathers around his hand and he utters words to release Inflict Wounds on him.
Attack: 8 Damage: 12
Rha'el is able to twist away in time to avoid the spell.
The last guard looks at the traitorous kobold and Gromar then Swings at both with his morningstar.
Attack at Gromar: 15 Damage: 6
Attack at kobold: 21 Damage: 4
Gromar redirects the morningstar into the ground with a loud thud. The return swing catches the kobold with a glancing blow.
After dispatching the guard that infiltrated this area, Erevan steps back into the door way to gaze upon the chaos that's ensuing. He doesn't want to leave Smitty, so he remains in the door way. Erevan has been isolated from everyone else she isn't aware that the Kobold Dragonshield is turned against the cultists. Erevan perceives him as the immediate threat, as he's the closest. "Boulon de feu!" Erevan shouts, as he wafts his hand through the air to hurl a Fire Bolt at the kobold.
Erevans Fire Bolt flies by the Kobolds head and he ducks with a curse. Gromar turns to Erevan "Hey, friendly fire. He is with us now." Rha'el sees a butterfly and decides to chase it. Gromar comforts the Kobold saying that they do not know. Nightwine moves out and sees the Guard surrounded.
The Guard, seeing Gromars back is now exposed, swings twice at his back.
Attack1: 24 Damage: 4
Attack2: 25 Damage: 4
Gromar is rocked hard from the attacks and staggers forward a step or two. The Kobold screams in rage and turns towards the Guard. He rushes the guard and tackles him. Reaching in his pocket, he pulls out a crystal and raises it above his head. Gromar turns and his eyes go wide at the crystal in recognition. He rushes forward and grabs the Kobalds shoulder as the kobald smashes the crystal on the ground. A flash of light and a wave of energy sweeps out knocking everyone in the courtyard flat. A loud boom deafens everyone momentarily. As everyone sits up, the area where the Kobold, Gromar and the Guard is blackened and there is no sign of the three. With a soft pop, several gems appear equaling 500 gems appears. If a search is conducted of the bodies, there is nothing found.
Erevan dusts himself off vigorously upon standing back up. He peers ahead, mildly shocked to discover that their half-orc companion has disappeared. Erevan ponders for a moment, thinking back to his magical studies. Attempting to deduce what the crystal may have been and the sort of spell that may have been cast to cause this occurrence.
Arcana check to determine if he's familiar with the magical item or spell that made Gromar disappear: 9
(OOC): Assuming he'd fail.
Erevan doesn't seem to know anything related to this. Therefore, he brandishes his Little Black Book that was given to him by Dawnguard Mathiall. He takes a pen and writes the following message: "What happened to Gromar, the kobold, and the guard?" and he mutters "Tickets" after writing the question. He now waits for an answer.
The party picks it self up slowly and looks around stunned at the sudden disappearance of the Orc. They slowly move towards Smitty and Erevan as they exit the Sally Port. Escobert moves to where Gromar had last been seen. He looks at the party. "Any of you ever seen anything like that before?" His tone is hushed as he talks, visibly shaken.
"I have." Says a voice from behind them. Everyone whirls to see a door where one had not been before and a tall white haired man steps out. The air about him seems to thrum with power. Dawnguard Mathiall strides across the court yard, looking at the spot Gromar vanished. "Its called a Gate Stone. They are a product of another realm. If used correctly, one can open a portal to another place for a group to go through. If used as you just saw, it is a very destructive force. If I had not seen it happening in time, this keep would have been gone. I was to late to save Gromar from being sucked in, but I could at least save you 4. " He looks at Rha'el, Smitty, Erevan and Night Wine. "You lot look pretty beat up." He waves his hand and energy flows over each, repairing their armors and weapons and healing them to full. (equivalent to a long rest.) "What I do not understand is how that Kobold had a stone. That should not have been here." He looks at Escobert a moment then nods, "I see." he turns and waves his hand in the general direction of where the cultist had come from. Several stones appear in the air above them and fly towards the door Mathiall had used. "He turns and moves towards the door as well. "Things are worse than I thought." He steps through the door and it vanishes leaving a blank wall behind. Escobert looks at the party, "What or who was that?"
Erevan nods with a smirk as Dawnguard Mathiall made an appearance to answer his question. He stores the Little Black Book back into his pouch. He looks over to Escobert The Red. "He's Dawnguard Mathiall, a God of Magic. He's our employer." Erevan states boldly, as he regroups with his sabre and slides it back into the sheath on his back. Erevan peers through the open doorway to check on Smitty's progress with Mending the gate. "How much longer, little man?" Erevan shouts loudly enough for Smitty to hear.
Smitty joins the group having completed fixing the gate.
Escobert looks between the four. "You are working for a god of magic? And he makes appearance to assist you? The lads at the pub will never believe this." He says as he shakes his head. He turns as a guard runs up panting. "Sir, we have word that the Dragon is about to attack again!" Escobert curses and looks at the party. "Lads, this dragon has been flying about scaring the men and attacking since the attack started. Can you lend us a hand in defeating this thing?"
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Urgog Borg - Level 2 Fighter/ Rogue - Bugbear - Ryno628 Curse of Strahd. Andraste Nailo - Level 1 Shadar Kai Cleric - grave domain - Mathiall Darksoul - level 12 Aasimar Druid/ Wizard - Storm King - Campaign completed