TLA Chapter 8 The House of Whispers

The Lone Adventurer

Mar 2 2022 • 30 mins


Mina constructs a companion, and hopes to retain another, but shocking news throws her plans into disarray. With all other avenues seemingly closed, Mina is left with only one option; to return to the infamous House of Whispers.

Links

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ro9GhVcPjAWSFal1sHQyCU4oVPvss3O7VlcQUSv4anw/edit?usp=sharing

Mechanics

SCENE 17 (Cont)

FATE: Are they able to slip away unnoticed? (Unlikely) No

FATE: Ejected? (50/50) Yes, Random Event NPC Negative: HydroClan: Guide Messages (knocking on pipes)

FATE: Do Devotants have surnames? (Unlikely) No

FATE: Does Cadmus accompany Mina? (Very Likely)  Yes

SCENE 18: Level Up Montage

Chaos Factor 4

Altered Scene? No

FATE: room for Cadmus? Yes

FATE: Does Cadmus want to go back to the Order? (50/50) Yes

FATE: Will he return to her? (Likely) Exceptional Yes (he intends to leave the Order, swearing himself to her protection)

Level Up:

  • HP to
  • Battle Ready (prof with martial weapons, use Int for att/ dmg)
  • Spells: Heroism, Shield
  • Extra L1 spell slot
  • Steel Defender
  • Swap 1 Infusion (remove Cap of Water Breathing, add ???)

FATE: does Cadmus return (Very Likely) Yes

FATE: in Order robes? No

FATE: Does Cadmus know anything re Mina’s quest? (Very Unlikely) Exceptional Yes (NPC Negative) The Whisperer, Adversity News

SCENE 19: Plan next steps

Chaos Factor 5

Altered Scene? No

FATE: Does Cadmus know how The Whisperer died? (50/50) Yes

How? Event: Release Illness (Plague toxin)

FATE: Others dead? (50/50) No

FATE: Any clues who’s behind it? (Very Unlikely) No

FATE: Has Mina heard of attacks like this before? (Very Unlikely) No

SCENE 20: Return to the Rookery

Chaos Factor 6

Altered Scene? No

FATE: Anyone there? (Very unlikely) No

FATE: Does anyone come? (50/50) No

FATE: Is anyone following her when she leaves? (Unlikely) No

SCENE 21: Return to the House of Whispers

Chaos Factor 7

Altered Scene? No

FATE: Hostile Reception? (Unlikely) Exceptional Yes

Event: Ambush Stalemate (building defences activated to restrain invaders)

  • Animated Armour CR 1
  • Gargoyle CR 2
  • 2 x Rug of Smothering CR 2

Initiative:

Cadmus 16

Rugs 14

Mina 13

Armour 8

Gargoyle 5

Round 1

Cadmus: surprised

Rug 1: Smother vs Mina: 9 (miss)

Rug 2: Smother vs Barbican: 10 (miss)

Mina: surprised

Barbican: surprised

Amour: Multiattack: Shove vs Mina: 22 vs 17: Mina prone, Grapple (ADV) 21 vs 9 Mina Grappled

Gargoyle: Multiattack: Bite vs Barbican 20 vs AC 15: 5 hp (16/21), Claw 12 vs AC 15: miss

Round 2

Cadmus: Bless (+1d4 attacks/ saves Mina, Cadmus, Barbican), Move 40ft out of melee

Rug 1: Smother vs Mina (ADV) 22 hit, Mina prone, grappled, restrained, blinded

Rug 2: Smother vs Barbican: 21 hit, Barbican grappled, restrained, blinded

Mina: 10hp (44/54) escape DC 13: 4 fail, bonus: Barbican Force Rend

Barbican (16/21): Force Rend + Bless vs Rug 2 (DIS) 17 hit 3hp (30/33), Barbican 3hp (13/21)

Armour: Multiattack Slam vs Mina (ADV) 21 hit 5 hp (39/54) Slam vs Mina (ADV) 13 miss

Gargoyle: Multiattack: Bite vs Barbican (ADV) 5 vs AC 15 miss, Claw 16 vs AC 15: hit 5hp (8/21)

Round 3

Cadmus: Sacred Flame vs Armour DC 12 2 5hp (28/33)

Rug 1: maintain smother

Rug 2: maintain smother

Mina: 10hp (29/54), escape DC 13 5 fail, bonus “get me out of here!”

Barbican: 10hp (dead)

Armour: Multiattack Slam vs Mina (ADV) 20 hit 5 hp (24/54) Slam vs Mina (ADV) 9 miss

Gargoyle: Multiattack: Bite vs Mina (ADV) 23 hit 5hp (19/54), Claw 15 miss

Round 4

Cadmus: Sacred Flame vs Armour DC 12 3 5hp (23/33)

Rug 1: maintain smother

Rug 2: Smother vs Mina (ADV) 20 hit

Mina: 20hp (0/54)