Combat Map - Turn 36

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - GM Turn Post 13

What do you do now?

The goblin leader is gravely wounded and unconscious but still alive. Some of the others may still be clinging to life.

Please advise on how you plan to divide the loot.

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template. If you are planning to use a specific skill, please list the skill and the associated roll(s) along with your 5 d20 rolls.

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Party Health:

Cando Numida (15/19), Wahesh Captain (19/20), Stabem (17/17), Lady Emyralda (16/16), Ro-Mahn (15/15), Barnacleez (15/19), Lou G'Boo (9/9)

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods – Turn Results 12

Lady Emyralda moved closer to the combat action. She moved as quickly as her short legs would allow. Barnacleez followed her but stopped short to use his wand once more. The Magic Missile struck the remaining goblin and dealt 5 damage. Wahesh ran toward the last monster and began to swim across the stream. Cando moved to the east and drew a dart as he did. The fighter threw his weapon and it was on the mark, striking the monster for 6 damage and killing it.

Ro-Mahn exited the steam and shouted "Surrender or die!” before realizing the fight was over. The rest of his demand was buried in a mumble. Stabem moved to Lady Emyralda and looked around for additional danger but nothing new emerged.

A search of the downed goblins yields the following:

5 potions of cure light wounds
9 alchemist’s fire
3 acid flasks
4 tanglefoot bags
3 thunderstones
1 smokestick
11 suits of small leather armor
1 suit of small scale mail
3 small MW heavy mace
11 small shortbows
200 arrows
8 small dogslicers
1 small horsechopper
5 small javelins
Coins, loose pearls and chipped gems worth 121 GP

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rules Q for my Homies

Situation came up today at the table, wanted to know your take(s) on it...  I've got a couple days to make a ruling.

Party polymorphs the enemy cleric into a Newt, currently grappled by the Monk.  Monk then rolls to "move" the target and succeeds, and stuffs the Newt(Cleric) into his handy haversack...

Can the Newt get out on its own? I would note: Cleric failed the Fort save (change form) but made the Will save (kept her mind)... I don't see much to explain how you can get out of a HH, how would you guys handle this?

-M

Monday, June 26, 2017

Fun Fact!

Do a google image search for "gallows of madness what lurks in the woods" and the second hit is Keith's goblin-sheep.

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - Turn 12 Combat Map


Having an issue posting the new turn combat map. If you click the image for Combat Map - Turn 11, the new, larger version will display. In the meantime, here is the smaller version.



GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - GM Turn Post 12


Begin Combat Round 10.
Starting positions are displayed on the combat map.
Current Initiative order:
Initiative 16: Lady Emyralda
Initiative 16: Barnacleez
Initiative 11: Wahesh
Initiative 10: Cando
Initiative 8: Goblins
Initiative 8: Ro-Mahn
Initiative 7: Stabem
Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template. If you are planning to use a specific skill, please list the skill and the associated roll(s) along with your 5 d20 rolls.
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Party Health:
Cando Numida (15/19), Wahesh Captain (19/20), Stabem (17/17), Lady Emyralda (16/16), Ro-Mahn (15/15), Barnacleez (15/19), Lou G'Boo (9/9)

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods – Turn Results 11

Lady Emyralda moved forward and channeled positive energy again. The wave healed 2 damage from Cando, Wahesh and Barnacleez. Barnacleez followed the cleric and used his wand once more. The Magic Missile hit the goblin to the west and dealt 4 damage. The monster fell.

Wahesh stepped forward and attacked the southern goblin with both of his swords. The blow from the longsword landed and dealt 10 damage which dropped the monster. The follow-up with the short sword dealt 7 damage and killed the goblin. Seeing the nearby opponents were down, Cando moved to the north toward the remaining target.

The goblin fire its short bow at Cando but missed. The monster crossed headed back to the east by crossing the stream.

Ro-Manh also headed to the east at best speed and began to swim across the stream. Stabem also moved to the east and reached the near bank of the stream.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Please provide a little more direction in your turn posts

Just something that has come to mind over the last several turns. For those of you posting conditional actions, I am doing my best to try to determine what your character would do.

That said, while it is helpful to say that you try to gain flanking, it is not as helpful if you do not identify the target and/or maximum movement you plan to take. If I do not know where you are thinking of moving or which target you have an eye upon it is hard to get the result you are hoping to achieve.

There have been several instances where a character could move to flanking but not move and attack. I have been assuming that you always want the attack regardless if you gain flanking. If you can achieve both it is a bonus.

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - GM Turn Post 11

Begin Combat Round 9.

Starting positions are displayed on the combat map.

Current Initiative order:

Initiative 16: Lady Emyralda
Initiative 16: Barnacleez
Initiative 11: Wahesh
Initiative 10: Cando
Initiative 8: Goblins
Initiative 8: Ro-Mahn
Initiative 7: Stabem

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template. If you are planning to use a specific skill, please list the skill and the associated roll(s) along with your 5 d20 rolls.

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Conditions:

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Map Key:

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Party Health:


Cando Numida (13/19), Wahesh Captain (17/20), Stabem (17/17), Lady Emyralda (16/16), Ro-Mahn (15/15), Barnacleez (13/19), Lou G'Boo (9/9)

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods – Turn Results 10

Lady Emyralda channeled positive energy and healed her companions. The wave of energy healed 6 damage from Cando, Wahesh and Barnacleez. Barnacleez stepped toward cover and targeted the goblin to the south west with his wand of Magic Missile. The spell dealt 4 damage to the monster. Wahesh moved to engage the goblin to the south. The fighter swung his longsword but missed the mark. Cando took a five-foot step and attacked the south-western goblin with two swings of his double axe. The half-orc hit with the first swing and inflicted 4 damage but missed with the second attack.

The goblin to the east shot at Ro-Mahn with his shortbow. The arrow missed the rouge and the goblin moved further to the north. The goblin to the south five-foot stepped back and tried to shoot Wahesh. The monster fumbled the arrow as it tried to nock it and misfired. The western goblin five-foot stepped away from Cando and fired at Barnacleez. The arrow struck the sorcerer and dealt 2 damage.


As the goblin to the north was out of easy reach, Ro-Mahn moved forward and attacked the southern goblin. The rouge thrust with his rapier but missed his target. Stabem rushed forward and attacked the western goblin. The halfling stabbed with his rapier and dealt 2 damage. The goblin looked woozy after three successful attacks but it was still standing.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - GM Turn Post 10

Begin Combat Round 8.

Starting positions are displayed on the combat map.

Current Initiative order:

Initiative 16: Lady Emyralda
Initiative 16: Barnacleez
Initiative 11: Wahesh
Initiative 10: Cando
Initiative 8: Goblins
Initiative 8: Ro-Mahn
Initiative 7: Stabem

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template. If you are planning to use a specific skill, please list the skill and the associated roll(s) along with your 5 d20 rolls.

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Conditions:

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Map Key:

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Party Health:

Cando Numida (7/19), Wahesh Captain (11/20), Stabem (17/17), Lady Emyralda (16/16), Ro-Mahn (15/15), Barnacleez (9/19), Lou G'Boo (9/9)

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods – Turn Results 9

Barnacleez waited for Lady Emyralda to move forward into the battle. The cleric moved to the south and entered the cover of the trees. The sorcerer moved up to Cando’s and Wahesh’s position. The gnome fired his wand again at the goblin leader. The Magic Missile struck again and dealt 4 damage. Wahesh stood ready to receive the goblins’ charge.

The lead goblin bellowed with rage and charged forward with her polearm. The horse chopper struck Cando solidly for 11 damage. Wahesh stepped forward and attacked the leader but missed with swings of both of his swords. Ro-Mahn waited to see what the remaining goblin chose to do.

Cando cautiously stepped forward and attacked the goblin with his double axe. The first blow missed but the follow-up stroke hit and dealt 7 damage.

The goblins opened fire with their shortbows. One moved to the west and targeted Barnacleez. Another moved to the south and targeted Cando. The last stood his ground and fired at Wahesh. The arrows dealt 3 damage to the gnome, 1 damage to the half-orc and 4 damage to the human.

Ro-Mahn exited the trees, tumbled low to avoid an attack from the horsechopper and entered a flank with Cando. The rogue attacked with his rapier but missed. Following the lead of Ro-Mahn, Stabem tumbled out of the woods and stabbed the goblin leader with his rapier. The blow landed and dealt 2 damage. The goblin’s raging cry went silent as she slumped to the ground.

Monday, June 19, 2017

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - GM Turn Post 9

Begin Combat Round 7.

Starting positions are displayed on the combat map.

Current Initiative order:

Initiative 19: Barnacleez
Initiative 16: Lady Emyralda
Initiative 12: Wahesh
Initiative 11: Goblin Leader
Initiative 10: Ro-Mahn
Initiative 10: Cando
Initiative 8: Goblins
Initiative 7: Stabem

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template. If you are planning to use a specific skill, please list the skill and the associated roll(s) along with your 5 d20 rolls.

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Conditions:

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Map Key:

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Party Health:

Cando Numida (19/19), Wahesh Captain (15/20), Stabem (17/17), Lady Emyralda (16/16), Ro-Mahn (15/15), Barnacleez (12/19), Lou G'Boo (9/9)

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods – Turn Results 8

Barnacleez stood with his wan ready to zap the next target that came into view. The gnome did not have long to wait before a goblin dog crossed the stream and started toward the party. The gnome zapped the monster with a Magic Missile which dealt 4 damage before it closed with Stabem.

Lady Emyralda channeled positive energy and healed herself, Wahesh and Barnacleez of 5 damage. Wahesh moved forward to engage the monster being careful to leave a spot for Cando to advance. The fighter hit with his longsword and dealt 7 damage and killing the monster.

The goblin leader swam across the stream and rushed toward the party with her horsechopper in hand. Ro-Mahn maneuvered into the stand of trees hoping to stay in cover and gain a flanking position as the goblins advanced. Cando lumbered forward and drew a dart from his belt. The half-orc hurled it at the goblin leader. The missile flew true and struck the goblin for 5 damage.

The remaining goblins swam the stream and closed ranks with their leader. Following Ro-Mahn’s lead, Stabem moved into the woods hoping to set up an ambush.

Monday, June 12, 2017

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - GM Turn Post 8

Suddenly, the sound of a trumpet rings out over the field, becoming louder as its player approaches.

On the east side of the stream, four goblins and a goblin dog emerge from the trees.

Begin Combat Round 6.

Starting positions are displayed on the combat map.

Current Initiative order:

Initiative 19: Barnacleez
Initiative 18: Goblin Dog
Initiative 16: Lady Emyralda
Initiative 12: Wahesh
Initiative 11: Goblin Leader
Initiative 10: Ro-Mahn
Initiative 10: Cando
Initiative 8: Goblins
Initiative 7: Stabem

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template. If you are planning to use a specific skill, please list the skill and the associated roll(s) along with your 5 d20 rolls.

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Conditions:

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Map Key:

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Party Health:

Cando Numida (19/19), Wahesh Captain (10/20), Stabem (17/17), Lady Emyralda (13/16), Ro-Mahn (15/15), Barnacleez (7/19), Lou G'Boo (9/9)

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods – Turn Results 7

Barnacleez used his wand again. The Magic Missile hit the goblin for 4 damage. Lady Emyralda stepped forward and spontaneously cast Cure Light Wounds on Barnacleez. The healing spell removed 9 damage from the gnome. Wahesh moved forward to attack the goblin with his longsword but the fighter missed his target.

The goblin attacked the sorcerer with his heavy mace. The blow landed dealing 5 damage to Barnacleez.

Ro-Mahn moved behind the goblin and stabbed with his rapier. The rogue missed his target. Cando moved forward and swung his mighty double axe at the goblin. The half-orc also missed the fiendish goblin. Stabem moved to engage the goblin and stabbed with his rapier. The halfling rouge hit and dealt 3 damage which killed the monster.

Friday, June 9, 2017

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - GM Turn Post 7

Begin Combat Round 5.

Starting positions are displayed on the combat map.

Current Initiative order:

Initiative 19: Barnacleez
Initiative 16: Lady Emyralda
Initiative 12: Wahesh
Initiative 10: Goblin
Initiative 10: Ro-Mahn
Initiative 10: Cando
Initiative 7: Stabem

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template. If you are planning to use a specific skill, please list the skill and the associated roll(s) along with your 5 d20 rolls.

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Conditions:

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Map Key:

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Party Health:

Cando Numida (19/19), Wahesh Captain (10/20), Stabem (17/17), Lady Emyralda (13/16), Ro-Mahn (15/15), Barnacleez (3/19), Lou G'Boo (9/9)

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods – Turn Results 6

Barnacleez used his wand again. The gnome zapped the goblin in front of him with a Magic Missile for 3 damage. Lady Emyralda moved next to Wahesh and defensively cast a Burning Hands spell. The fire washed over all three goblins and the two remaining goblin dogs. All the goblins and one of the goblin dog succeeded in dodging the full brunt of the spell. The goblins laughed off the fire damage but the goblin dogs took 2 and 5 damage respectively. Wahesh dropped his bow and drew his swords as he stepped forward to attack. The fighter hit the goblin once with his longsword dealing 7 damage and once with his short sword dealing 6 damage. The combination killed the goblin.

The goblin facing Barnacleez dismounted. It and the goblin dog both attacked the sorcerer. The goblin dog bit the sorcerer and dealt 4 damage to the gnome. The goblin clocked Barnacleez soundly with his heavy mace dealing another 8 damage with a critical hit. The other goblin dog attacked Wahesh. The monster hit with its bite and dealt 9 damage to the fighter. The other goblin stood up and suffered an attack of opportunity from Stabem. The halfling stabbed the monster with his rapier dealing 3 damage but the goblin was still standing. The monster swung his heavy mace at the rogue but missed its target.

Ro-Mahn stabbed the goblin dog attacking Barnacleez. The rogue ran the monster through, dealing 11 damage as he killed it. Cando stepped forward with a battle cry and attacked the goblin on Stabem. The first swing of his double axe missed but the follow-up stroke solidly hit the target dealing 6 damage and killing the goblin. Stabem moved forward to flank the remaining goblin dog. The rogue hit the monster with a thrust of his rapier that dealt 7 damage and killed it.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - GM Turn Post 6

Begin Combat Round 4.

Starting positions are displayed on the combat map.

Current Initiative order:

Initiative 19: Barnacleez
Initiative 16: Lady Emyralda
Initiative 12: Wahesh
Initiative 10: Goblins
Initiative 10: Ro-Mahn
Initiative 10: Cando
Initiative 7: Stabem

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template. If you are planning to use a specific skill, please list the skill and the associated roll(s) along with your 5 d20 rolls.

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Conditions:

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Map Key:

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Party Health:

Cando Numida (19/19), Wahesh Captain (19/20), Stabem (17/17), Lady Emyralda (13/16), Ro-Mahn (15/15), Barnacleez (15/19), Lou G'Boo (9/9)

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods – Turn Results 5

Barnacleez moved forward wielding his magic wand. The gnome fired a Magic Missile at the first goblin he could see. The missile hit home and dealt 2 damage. Ro-Mahn stayed hidden in the stand of trees hoping one of the goblins would ride near. Lady Emyralda cast a Guidance spell on Stabem and drew her weapon in case the monsters closed for melee. Wahesh drew his bow and moved for a better line of sight at the targets. The fighter let loose an arrow but it missed the mark wide.

The goblins spurred their mounts forward and fired their bows at the party. The first shot at Baracleez in retaliation. The arrow grazed the sorcerer and dealt 1 damage. The second fired at Wahesh.  The arrow grazed the fighter and dealt 1 damage. The last fired at Lady Emyralda but missed the target. The goblins moved swiftly up the field, swinging wide of the stand of trees and the waiting Ro-Mahn. The first pulled up his mount before Barnacleez. The second moved to engage Stabem. The last moved to menace Wahesh.

Once the goblins had passed. Ro-Mahn exited the woods and moved to flank the enemy that was sizing up Barnacleez. The rogue attacked with his rapier but missed the goblin dog. Cando stepped forward and made an attack against the goblin dog mount in front of Stabem. The blow landed and dealt 9 damage to the mount and killed it. The goblin rider managed to fall off the back of goblin dog and landed uninjured but prone behind its dead mount. Stabem stepped up and stabbed the rider with his rapier. The weapon pierced the goblin’s armor and dealt 4 damage. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - GM Turn Post 5

As the dust settles from the goblin attack, the sound of deranged, off-key singing filters onto the field.

Ro-Mahn and Barnacleez recognize the words sung in the goblin tongue:

“Chase them! Chase them! Low and high!
Cut their eyes out, make them cry!
Cut them! Chop them! Slice them up!
Feed them to our goblin pups!”

Three goblins riding small goblin dogs come into view to the south, crossing into the field through a break in the fence.

Begin Combat Round 3.

Starting positions are displayed on the combat map.

Current Initiative order:

Initiative 19: Barnacleez
Initiative 16: Ro-Mahn
Initiative 16: Lady Emyralda
Initiative 12: Wahesh
Initiative 10: Goblins
Initiative 10: Cando
Initiative 7: Stabem

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template. If you are planning to use a specific skill, please list the skill and the associated roll(s) along with your 5 d20 rolls.

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Conditions:

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Map Key:

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Party Health:

Cando Numida (19/19), Wahesh Captain (20/20), Stabem (17/17), Lady Emyralda (13/16), Ro-Mahn (15/15), Barnacleez (16/19), Lou G'Boo (9/9)

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods – Turn Results 4

Barnacleez activated his Wand of Magic Missile again. The magical projectile hit the goblin in front of the gnome for 4 damage. The sorcerer stepped to the side to help surround the monster. Ro-Mahn maneuvered and attacked the goblin he was engaged. His rapier stuck true dealing 7 damage and killed the goblin. Lady Emyralda stepped into flanking with Barnacleez but could not connect with her scimitar.

The goblin swung at Barnacleez with his dogslicer. The attack hit and dealt 3 damage. The monster’s battle cry was cut short as Wahesh stepped forward and dispatched it with solid swings from his longsword and short sword that dealt 4 and 7 damage respectively. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - GM Turn Post 4

Begin Combat Round 2.

Starting positions are displayed on the combat map.

Current Initiative order:

Initiative 19: Barnacleez
Initiative 16: Ro-Mahn
Initiative 16: Lady Emyralda
Initiative 16: Goblins
Initiative 12: Wahesh
Initiative 10: Cando
Initiative 7: Stabem

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template. If you are planning to use a specific skill, please list the skill and the associated roll(s) along with your 5 d20 rolls.

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Conditions:

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Map Key:

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Party Health:

Cando Numida (19/19), Wahesh Captain (20/20), Stabem (17/17), Lady Emyralda (13/16), Ro-Mahn (15/15), Barnacleez (19/19), Lou G'Boo (9/9)

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods – Turn Results 3

Lady Emyralda drew her scimitar and waited for the goblins to close. Barnacleez leveled his new wand, Missy, and unleashed a magic missile at the nearest goblin. The missile hit and dealt 4 damage. Ro-Mahn moved forward, under the cover of the trees. The shepherd boy ran past the party to the northwest.

The goblins clumsly shrugged of their “disguises” as they drew weapons and headed toward the party. Lady Emyralda fired her fire bolt at the same goblin that Barnacleez targeted the bolt hit the target but did not seem to have any effect. The wounded goblin charged and attacked the cleric. The dogslicer struck the halfling for 3 damage. Once the monster was up close and in her face, the cleric recognized the monster’s fiendish taint.

The next goblin charged Wahesh but its attack missed. Another moved forward to threaten the fighter and another engaged Barnacleez. The last moved forward and past the obscured Ro-Mahn. The rouge lashed out with an attack of opportunity but missed the monster. It came to a halt and attacked the rogue but missed.

Wahesh attacked the goblin in his face. The longsword hit home dealing 4 damage while the short sword missed the mark. Cando took a five-foot step and attacked the goblins engaged with Wahesh. He hit with two mighty strokes dealing 10 and 7 damage which killed both targets. Stabem maneuvered to the left and engaged the goblin attacking Lady Emyralda. The halfling hit with his rapier and dealt 3 damage and dropped the monster.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Updates Have Been Made

I now have all the characters (Joe still needs to do some shopping). Current characters and character summary document have been linked to the site. Thank you everyone.

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods - GM Turn Post 3

Begin Combat Round 1.

Starting positions are displayed on the combat map.

Current Initiative order:

Initiative 23: Lady Emyralda
Initiative 19: Barnacleez
Initiative 16: Ro-Mahn
Initiative 16: Goblins
Initiative 12: Wahesh
Initiative 10: Cando
Initiative 7: Stabem

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template. If you are planning to use a specific skill, please list the skill and the associated roll(s) along with your 5 d20 rolls.

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Conditions:

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Map Key:

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Party Health:

Cando Numida (19/19), Wahesh Captain (20/20), Stabem (17/17), Lady Emyralda (16/16), Ro-Mahn (15/15), Barnacleez (19/19), Lou G'Boo (9/9)

GoM: What Lurks in the Woods – Turn Results 2

The boy stopped long enough to catch his breath and point. “There were several goblins. They were in the woods to the south.” Lady Emyralda peppered to boy with more questions. “How many sheep do you have? Are your parents close? Where did you last see them?”

Ro-Mahn studied the boy to see if anything rang false with his actions or his story. The rogue was convinced of the boy’s sincerity.

Before the boy could answer further, a group of “sheep” came into view around the nearby stand of trees. Cando stared for a moment before declaring, “Those are not sheep! Those are goblins wearing sheep!” Barnacleez nodded his agreement and said, “Let’s get’em Missy” and the gnome drew a wand. At Cando's warning, Wahesh and Stabem drew their weapons.