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Heroica RPG - Quest #39: The Great Guffington

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BD, we need you to declare how much gold, if any, you'll be giving Guffington.

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"Awesome, thanks!" Guffington accepts the gold and then turns and walks through the wall of the clock tower.

Suddenly, there is a whirring sound, and through the mist come four giant clock cogs. A note flutters back through the wall where Guffington passed through.

-The clock will automatically move forward one hour every round.

-Targetting the Cogs turns the clock.

-Depending on the hour that the clock is on at the end of the round, a different event will occur.

(1 – 10 Damage to the Cogs) (2 – 4 Damage to all heroes (SP and row apply)) (3 – 300 Damage to Cogs) (4 - +1 Level to the Cogs) (5 – All heroes get +1 WP (maxes out after two times)) (6 – 20 Damage to heroes, disregarding row/SP) (7 – First two heroes in the battle order receive a Smelling Salts (maxes out after two times)) (8 – Cogs are hastened for the next round) (9 – 500 Damage to Cogs) (10 – 20 Damage to heroes (SP and row apply) (11 – A player makes a wish, and chooses the time the clock STARTS AT the following round) (12 – All heroes are poisoned. All Cogs are badly poisoned)

THE TIME IS 12 O'CLOCK

The Enemies

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Orange Clock Cog

Level 2 Mechanical

Health: 2000/2000

Special: Time – Deals the time on the clock at the beginning of the round as damage to its attacker, disregarding SP/row.

Drops: Throwing Cog

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Green Clock Cog

Level 1 Mechanical

Health: 3000/3000

Special: Alarm! – Scares the hero, forcing them into the back row for the next 3 rounds or until the effect is remedied.

Drops: Grand Tonic

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Dark Gray Clock Cog

Level 2 Mechanical

Health: 1500/1500

Special: Tick Tock – The clock’s hand moves forward one.

Drops: Grand Potion

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Light Gray Clock Cog

Level 2 Mechanical

Health: 4000/4000

Special: Midnight – The cog turns his opponent into a pumpkin, binding and sealing them for the next round.

Drops: 150 Gold

The Party

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Guts Holla
, Level 18 Raider
*Party Leader*

Power: 30(26)

Health: 31/31

Gold: 325

Inventory:
Lifestealer
(WP:12, Ice, attacks restore 3 health), Throwing Knife (WP: 8 Light, Retrievable),
Beholder's Eye, Bedroll, Shovel, Mythril Shard, 6x Mead, 6x Nostrum, 6x Smelling Salts,
1x Grand Potion,
9x Grand Potion Grand Tonic, Elixir, 5x Remedy
, 1x Phoenix Essence,
2x Phoenix Essence
.

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Hybros
, Level 18 Assassin

Power: 30 (26 for throwing weapons, except 23 for Shuriken of Mercutio)

Health: 30/30

Gold: 608

Inventory:
Zoot's Reaper
(WP:12, Earth),
Shuriken of Mercutio (WP:5, retrievable), 2 Throwing Knives (WP:8, retrievable)
, Banana Bladerang (WP:8, damage all, retrievable),
Ancient Throwing Dagger (WP: 8, retrievable),
Helmet
(Max HP +1),
Cat Statuette
(Max HP +1)
, 3 Grand Potions,
7 Grand Potions 10 Potions, 5 Remedies, 2 Phoenix Essences, 2 Smoke Bombs, 3 Holy Bombs, 6 Nostrums, Mead, Smelling Salts, Deadly Venom, Bone, Bedroll, Skeleton Decoy, Shovel, Emerald

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Bartholomew Docken
, Level 21.67 Warden
*Scary*
*Immune to Enamored*

Power: 30

Health: 40/40

Defense: 15

Gold: 281 (50 Gold loaned to Arthur Justus Regulus VII [Flipz])

Inventory:
Briar Bow
(WP: 9; Wood Elemental),
Mockthril Longbow (WP: 5)
,
Mythril Shield
(SP: 15),
Dread Hat
(enemies lower than half of wearer's Level won't attack directly),
White Marksman's Hat (⅙ chance of Assassination vs. Flying monsters),
Lover's Locket
(immune to the Enamored effect), Bedroll, Mead, Venom, Smoke Bomb
, Soma,
Grand Potion, Potions (5)

Edited by Zepher

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What the hell? "It seems we have no choice. I will attack the Orange Cog from the front row with Zoot's Reaper. I think we should focus on two or three of the cogs, we can absorb the free hits if needed."

OoC: So, the clock advances one hour at the end of each round, and also when a cog is targeted? I'm guessing we won't be told what the time is?

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OoC: So, the clock advances one hour at the end of each round, and also when a cog is targeted? I'm guessing we won't be told what the time is?

Sorry, totally forgot, you should certainly be told what time it is, or else the puzzle is impossible. It is 12. That you DON'T know is how each cog changes the clock. Some advance it X number of hours when targeted, some move it back X number of hours when targeted. Those numbers will all be added together at the end of the round. EX: Blue Cog moves clock forward 5 hours, Red Cog moves it back 2, clock advances 1 no matter what, and the clock starts at twelve: 5-2+1=4. The time would then be 4 o'clock.

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OOC: Gotcha, thanks.

"Actually, everyone target the Orange Cog for now. If we can split them up, we can more easily determine how much each changes the time, eheh..."

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"Actually, everyone target the Orange Cog for now. If we can split them up, we can more easily determine how much each changes the time, eheh..."

"My thoughts exactly."

Confident in my invulnerability, at least against the Cogs, I attack the Orange Clock Cog from the Back Row with my Briar Bow.

"Actually, since my Dread Hat protects me from everything other than the effects of the tower, do you think it would be a good idea to take this opportunity to spend some Health and get some more consumables from the real world?"

OoC: I took a Grand Potion as my fifth item, and I'm not Immune to Enamored since I left the Lover's Locket behind.

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"Ugh, very well. Let's do it."

Guts attacks the orange clock, from the front row.

Battle order:

Docken

Guts

Hybros

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Battle of the Clock Round One

Docken v. Orange Cog - Critical Hit ([9x2]+21=39)

Guts v. Orange Cog - Hit (30)

Hybros v. Orange Cog - Critical Hit ([12x2]+18=42)

Green Cog v. Docken - Scared

Dray Gray Cog v. Guts - (-2)

Lght Gray Cog v. Hybros - (-2)

The battle begins. Docken, Guts and Hybros all rain down attacks on the Orange Cog, denting it slightly. The other clogs whirl around the heroes, bashing into Guts and Hybros, but too terrified of Docken to approach him. Suddenly, the clock's great hand moves forward to 4 o'clock, and all the cogs glow and grow faster.

THE TIME IS 4 O'CLOCK

The Enemies

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Orange Clock Cog

Level 3 Mechanical

Health: 1889/2000

Special: Time – Deals the time on the clock at the beginning of the round as damage to its attacker, disregarding SP/row.

Drops: Throwing Cog

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Green Clock Cog

Level 2 Mechanical

Health: 3000/3000

Special: Alarm! – Scares the hero, forcing them into the back row for the next 3 rounds or until the effect is remedied.

Drops: Grand Tonic

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Dark Gray Clock Cog

Level 3 Mechanical

Health: 1500/1500

Special: Tick Tock – The clock’s hand moves forward one.

Drops: Grand Potion

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Light Gray Clock Cog

Level 3 Mechanical

Health: 4000/4000

Special: Midnight – The cog turns his opponent into a pumpkin, binding and sealing them for the next round.

Drops: 150 Gold

The Party

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Guts Holla
, Level 18 Raider
*Party Leader*

Power: 30(26)

Health: 29/31

Gold: 325

Inventory:
Lifestealer
(WP:12, Ice, attacks restore 3 health), Throwing Knife (WP: 8 Light, Retrievable),
Beholder's Eye, Bedroll, Shovel, Mythril Shard, 6x Mead, 6x Nostrum, 6x Smelling Salts,
1x Grand Potion,
9x Grand Potion Grand Tonic, Elixir, 5x Remedy
, 1x Phoenix Essence,
2x Phoenix Essence
.

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Hybros
, Level 18 Assassin

Power: 30 (26 for throwing weapons, except 23 for Shuriken of Mercutio)

Health: 28/30

Gold: 608

Inventory:
Zoot's Reaper
(WP:12, Earth),
Shuriken of Mercutio (WP:5, retrievable), 2 Throwing Knives (WP:8, retrievable)
, Banana Bladerang (WP:8, damage all, retrievable),
Ancient Throwing Dagger (WP: 8, retrievable),
Helmet
(Max HP +1),
Cat Statuette
(Max HP +1)
, 3 Grand Potions,
7 Grand Potions 10 Potions, 5 Remedies, 2 Phoenix Essences, 2 Smoke Bombs, 3 Holy Bombs, 6 Nostrums, Mead, Smelling Salts, Deadly Venom, Bone, Bedroll, Skeleton Decoy, Shovel, Emerald

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Bartholomew Docken
, Level 21.67 Warden
*Scary*
*Immune to Enamored*

Power: 30

Health: 40/40

Defense: 15

Gold: 281 (50 Gold loaned to Arthur Justus Regulus VII [Flipz])

Inventory:
Briar Bow
(WP: 9; Wood Elemental),
Mockthril Longbow (WP: 5)
,
Mythril Shield
(SP: 15),
Dread Hat
(enemies lower than half of wearer's Level won't attack directly),
White Marksman's Hat (⅙ chance of Assassination vs. Flying monsters),
Lover's Locket
(immune to the Enamored effect), Bedroll, Mead, Venom, Smoke Bomb
, Soma, Grand Potion
Potions (5)

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Half in doubt, Guts said:

"So attacking the orange cog causes the clock to jump forward one hour... It may be best if we all target another cog, now, just to find out what every one does, and THEN we can think about causing the clock to jump to the times we want."

Guts attacks the Green Cog from the front row with Lifestealer.

Same battle order.

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"So attacking the orange cog causes the clock to jump forward one hour... It may be best if we all target another cog, now, just to find out what every one does, and THEN we can think about causing the clock to jump to the times we want."

"Wait, I hope I'm not missing something obvious here, but the clock moved forward four hours, from twelve to four, and we only attacked it three times..."

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"Wait, I hope I'm not missing something obvious here, but the clock moved forward four hours, from twelve to four, and we only attacked it three times..."

"It moves on it's own one hour, no matter what."

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OoC: Also, 4 o'clock is supposed to raise the Levels of the Cogs by one, and they're still the same.

"It moves on it's own one hour, no matter what."

"Oh, of course." :blush:

I draw back my Briar Bow and fire on the Green Clock Cog from the Back Row.

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OoC: Also, 4 o'clock is supposed to raise the Levels of the Cogs by one, and they're still the same.

Sssshhh don't tell him that. :tongue:

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OOC: Don't forget that I have a 1/6 chance of insta-killing enemies on rolls of 1, 2, 3, or 4. :wink:

Hybros nodded, and attacked the Green Cog from the front row.

"I think now would be a good time for Docken to get some more items in here."

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"I think now would be a good time for Docken to get some more items in here."

"Do you think I should bring in a Potion, a Mead, or my Bedroll? Venom's effect is too small to be worthwhile, Smoke Bombs aren't necessary since you and Master Holla can Flee, and my longbow, locket, and marksman's hat are more specialized items. I was leaning towards the Bedroll, since we don't have a healer."

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OoC: Can I get something from another hero's inventory?

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OoC: Can I get something from another hero's inventory?

No, sorry. Also, Hybros, I apologize, I will note it from now on, I did roll for you.

Battle of the Clock Round Two

Docken v. Green Cog - Aim (-9)

Guts v. Green Cog - Critical Hit (-[12x3]+18=54)

Hybros v. Green Cog - Damage (-3)

Orange v. Docken - Scared

Dray Gray Cog v. Guts - (-3)

Lght Gray Cog v. Hybros - (-3)

The battle continues. Docken fires a weak wobbly shot at the Green Cog. Guts stabs at the cog and feels his minor scraps and bruises healing. Hybros is rammed by the spinning cog and thrown back. Two of the cogs slam into Guts and Hybros. The clock rings out twice, and all the heroes feel rattled (-1) (-4) (-4).

THE TIME IS 2 O'CLOCK

The Enemies

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Orange Clock Cog

Level 3 Mechanical

Health: 1889/2000

Special: Time – Deals the time on the clock at the beginning of the round as damage to its attacker, disregarding SP/row.

Drops: Throwing Cog

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Green Clock Cog

Level 2 Mechanical

Health: 2937/3000

Special: Alarm! – Scares the hero, forcing them into the back row for the next 3 rounds or until the effect is remedied.

Drops: Grand Tonic

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Dark Gray Clock Cog

Level 3 Mechanical

Health: 1500/1500

Special: Tick Tock – The clock’s hand moves forward one.

Drops: Grand Potion

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Light Gray Clock Cog

Level 3 Mechanical

Health: 4000/4000

Special: Midnight – The cog turns his opponent into a pumpkin, binding and sealing them for the next round.

Drops: 150 Gold

The Party

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Guts Holla
, Level 18 Raider
*Party Leader*

Power: 30(26)

Health: 24/31

Gold: 325

Inventory:
Lifestealer
(WP:12, Ice, attacks restore 3 health), Throwing Knife (WP: 8 Light, Retrievable),
Beholder's Eye, Bedroll, Shovel, Mythril Shard, 6x Mead, 6x Nostrum, 6x Smelling Salts,
1x Grand Potion,
9x Grand Potion Grand Tonic, Elixir, 5x Remedy
, 1x Phoenix Essence,
2x Phoenix Essence
.

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Hybros
, Level 18 Assassin

Power: 30 (26 for throwing weapons, except 23 for Shuriken of Mercutio)

Health: 18/30

Gold: 608

Inventory:
Zoot's Reaper
(WP:12, Earth),
Shuriken of Mercutio (WP:5, retrievable), 2 Throwing Knives (WP:8, retrievable)
, Banana Bladerang (WP:8, damage all, retrievable),
Ancient Throwing Dagger (WP: 8, retrievable),
Helmet
(Max HP +1),
Cat Statuette
(Max HP +1)
, 3 Grand Potions,
7 Grand Potions 10 Potions, 5 Remedies, 2 Phoenix Essences, 2 Smoke Bombs, 3 Holy Bombs, 6 Nostrums, Mead, Smelling Salts, Deadly Venom, Bone, Bedroll, Skeleton Decoy, Shovel, Emerald

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Bartholomew Docken
, Level 21.67 Warden
*Scary*
*Immune to Enamored*

Power: 30

Health: 39/40

Defense: 15

Gold: 281 (50 Gold loaned to Arthur Justus Regulus VII [Flipz])

Inventory:
Briar Bow
(WP: 9; Wood Elemental),
Mockthril Longbow (WP: 5)
,
Mythril Shield
(SP: 15),
Dread Hat
(enemies lower than half of wearer's Level won't attack directly),
White Marksman's Hat (⅙ chance of Assassination vs. Flying monsters),
Lover's Locket
(immune to the Enamored effect), Bedroll, Mead, Venom, Smoke Bomb
, Soma, Grand Potion
Potions (5)

Edited by Zepher

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"So, Orange is forwards one, Green is backwards one...

"Unless you would prefer that I do something else, Master Holla, I shall spend 5 Health to obtain my Bedroll."

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It felt as if time stretched on, the attack that Hybros gave to the first cog was returned by the second, as if in reverse. And very slow motion. Groggily, he raised his scythe once again to attack the Dark Grey Cog from the front row.

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Guts nods grimly, once they would figure it all out, this would be easy. Guts hoped, anyway.

Guts attacks the Dark Gray Cog as well, from the front row with Lifestealer.

Same Battle Order.

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Battle of the Clock Round Three

Docken - Retrieves Bedroll (-5)

Guts v. Dark Gray Cog - Critical Hit (-[12x3]+18=54) (+3 to Guts)

Hybros v. Dark Gray Cog - Critical Hit (-[12x2]+18=42) (No Assassination)

Orange v. Docken - Scared

Green Cog v. Guts - (-2)

Light Gray Cog v. Hybros - (-3)

The battle continues. Docken thinks about the bedroll he left behind longingly, and poof, there it is before him. A chill goes down his spine and he feels tired. Guts and Hybros double team the Dark Gray Cog and smash it repeatedly with their weapons. The remaining cogs ram into Hybros and Guts again. As the clock chimes nine times, the cogs fall out of the air and clatter to the ground. They buzz bizarrely before slowly lifting back into the air and beginning to spin menacingly again.

THE TIME IS 9 O'CLOCK

The Enemies

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Orange Clock Cog

Level 3 Mechanical

Health: 1389/2000

Special: Time – Deals the time on the clock at the beginning of the round as damage to its attacker, disregarding SP/row.

Drops: Throwing Cog

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Green Clock Cog

Level 2 Mechanical

Health: 2437/3000

Special: Alarm! – Scares the hero, forcing them into the back row for the next 3 rounds or until the effect is remedied.

Drops: Grand Tonic

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Dark Gray Clock Cog

Level 3 Mechanical

Health: 904/1500

Special: Tick Tock – The clock’s hand moves forward one.

Drops: Grand Potion

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Light Gray Clock Cog

Level 3 Mechanical

Health: 3500/4000

Special: Midnight – The cog turns his opponent into a pumpkin, binding and sealing them for the next round.

Drops: 150 Gold

The Party

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Guts Holla
, Level 18 Raider
*Party Leader*

Power: 30(26)

Health: 25/31

Gold: 325

Inventory:
Lifestealer
(WP:12, Ice, attacks restore 3 health), Throwing Knife (WP: 8 Light, Retrievable),
Beholder's Eye, Bedroll, Shovel, Mythril Shard, 6x Mead, 6x Nostrum, 6x Smelling Salts,
1x Grand Potion, Elixir,
9x Grand Potion Grand Tonic, 5x Remedy
, 1x Phoenix Essence,
2x Phoenix Essence
.

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Hybros
, Level 18 Assassin

Power: 30 (26 for throwing weapons, except 23 for Shuriken of Mercutio)

Health: 15/30

Gold: 608

Inventory:
Zoot's Reaper
(WP:12, Earth),
Shuriken of Mercutio (WP:5, retrievable), 2 Throwing Knives (WP:8, retrievable)
, Banana Bladerang (WP:8, damage all, retrievable),
Ancient Throwing Dagger (WP: 8, retrievable),
Helmet
(Max HP +1),
Cat Statuette
(Max HP +1)
, 3 Grand Potions,
7 Grand Potions 10 Potions, 5 Remedies, 2 Phoenix Essences, 2 Smoke Bombs, 3 Holy Bombs, 6 Nostrums, Mead, Smelling Salts, Deadly Venom, Bone, Bedroll, Skeleton Decoy, Shovel, Emerald

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Bartholomew Docken
, Level 21.67 Warden
*Scary*
*Immune to Enamored*

Power: 30

Health: 34/40

Defense: 15

Gold: 281 (50 Gold loaned to Arthur Justus Regulus VII [Flipz])

Inventory:
Briar Bow
(WP: 9; Wood Elemental),
Mockthril Longbow (WP: 5)
,
Mythril Shield
(SP: 15),
Dread Hat
(enemies lower than half of wearer's Level won't attack directly),
White Marksman's Hat (⅙ chance of Assassination vs. Flying monsters),
Lover's Locket
(immune to the Enamored effect)
, Bedroll,
Mead, Venom, Smoke Bomb
, Soma, Grand Potion
Potions (5)

Edited by Zepher

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"Very good, this turns the clock 3 hours per strike. If we manage to get the clock to turn 5 hours, 8 hours from now, we can get a free weapon upgrade. I want that.

One of us should target the Orange cog, and two of us the Dark Grey cog!"

Guts attacks the Dark Grey Cog from the front row.

Same battle order.

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