Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ankhkeg!

Arguing that Ahmet's last positional question was to inquire about the left tunnel, and Andrej's last point about taking opposite positions to watch the holes, I'm proposing the party is in this position when the ankhkeg appears from the right hand tunnel:

Looks more like a fly than an ankhkeg, but what the hell ...
maybe that's what they look like.

I was really going for frightening with regards to the creature's appearance, anyway.

The ankhkeg rolls a 2 for initiative, offering the first attack to the party. The creature is big, 10 feet long, and more than 500 lbs ... and extraordinarily fast moving. If it want's to bash its way through any member of the party, there's not much that would be done to stop it. A reminder for spellcasters - standing behind another party member doesn't guarantee I won't come smashing through you with its first round, ruining that spell.

Everyone can take the action they deam appropriate. This round, the creature can only be attacked from 0629 and 0630; the highest dexterity gets there first, if multiple persons want to move into that hex. In order of dexterity, the party is ranked Lukas, Andrej, Ahmet and then Maximillian.

What have I forgotten?

16 comments:

James C. said...

Andrej stays put and attempts to smash the thing with Aksion Spacimo:

d20: 8

:(

Ahmet said...

Assuming Lukas doesn't want to get closer, Ahmet turns (1 AP?) and advances to 0629, but that doesn't leave him enough AP to attack (unless turning around is free? I forget.)

Maximillian Boii said...

I am surprised for this round?

Lukas said...

Lukas throws a dart at the creature. The one he's been keeping in his spare hand that is not holding a torch.

D20: 16 (+1 dex, +1 dart, +1 point blank)
D3: 3

Alexis Smolensk said...

Turning is free. Lukas is throwing a dart, so Ahmet occupies 0629.

Maximillian, yes, you lose this round due to surprise.

Lukas hits. The mage's THACO is 20 at 4th level. The creature is not stunned.

Lukas said...

(OOC: Not to spam, but because I want to make sure I completely understand this. That means the Ankhkegs AC is at least 4.)

Ahmet said...

Ah! Then Ahmet attacks with Dilmek.

D20: 15
Damage: 8

Alexis Smolensk said...

Yes, you have it Lukas.

Ahmet, the hit stuns the creature - this causes it to release an acid jet in defense that has a chance of soaking everyone in the party.

Could everyone, Maximillian and Lukas included, please roll a d20?

Maximillian Boii said...

d20:6

Lukas said...

d20: 13

I hope this is a lucky 13.

Andrej said...

d20: 20

Alexis Smolensk said...

Waiting on Ahmet.

Maximillian Boii said...

(OOC: FYI, I am not getting updates on this post through the atom subscription this morning, for some reason. he may have the same problem...)

Ahmet said...

D20: 4

Alexis Smolensk said...

Those in the back ranks get half as much acid as those in the front, and a save cuts the damage again in half. Ahmet and Maximillian both fail, and receive 2d4 and 4d4 respectively. Lukas and Andrej receive the same, but halved. So the damage falls as follows:

Maximillian, 3; Ahmet, 8; Lukas, 2; and Andrej, 3.

Moreover, as the creature retreats one hex, it strikes Ahmet with its head, causing 1 additional damage (incidental). I feel sure none of this stuns any member of the party. I'll have a new map up at once.

Alexis Smolensk said...

The next post is up.