The party arrive at the second warehouse. They can hear raised voices as they enter, one confident and gravelly, the other higher pitched and whiny.
"I don't care if you say you found it yourself, Corlo. I must take it to the Dark General myself."
"But I found it! It should be me who gets to give it to Haroka!"
"Look, you may have been enslaved by the Darkstar, Corlo, you and everyone else here, but I am Haroka's Inquisitor, and I will bring this evidence to him."
The party see that Corlo has hold of a Summoning Amulet, found in a crate of what looks like goblets and pans. A dark-skinned woman with an enormous hammer is telling him off, her words cold and precise.
Several others are watching this exchange carefully. They all have a fervour about their eyes that Guts and Nerwen recognise as the influence of the Darkstar. The argument stops as they all turn to face the party, the hammer-wielding woman looking particularly imposing.
Haroka's Inquisitor of the Earth: Floodgate
She looks across at the heroes, surveying them calculatingly, and then back to her troops. With a glint in her eye she says to them, "Kill them. Corlo, you take that trinket back to Haroka."
Prepare for battle!
*Immune to Instant Kill* *Immune to Sleep*
Level 30 Humanoid/Rock
Hammer Shockwave - Floodgate hits so hard with her magic hammer she petrifies her target into solid rock, meaning they are unable to act in the battle until remedied or the battle is over. The shockwave will also strip one random party member of their effects (positive or negative). Decided by dice roll.
When defeated, Floodgate will flee the battle
*Immune to Sleep*
Level 25 Human
Searing Blast - residual heat energy from the Amulet catches the target, burning them for 5 health, then 2 health a turn (both ignore SP), unless remedied or the battle is over.
Corlo must be defeated by the end of the 3rd round, or he will escape with the Summoning Amulet and the Quest will be over
Level 14 Human
Twin Blades - hits the target and the next hero in the battle order for 14 damage each
Smelling Salts, 25 gold
Level 20 Human
Rebel Yell - Encourages a random ally (decided by random number pick)
: Mead, 40 gold
Level 12 Human
Spear swipe - Stuns the target for the next round
Level 24 Human
Targetted stab - drops the target's health by 50%
: Eye Patch
Level 15 Human
Cunning Leer - Weakens the target for 3 rounds, halving the targets damage
*Fights in back row. Halved damage from melee attacks*
Level 10 Human
Jinxed Arrow - Jinxes the target for the duration of the battle, unless remedied.
: Archer's Hat
Maurice Ratibor (Etzel)
Party Leader, give a battle order, everyone, chose your actions and targets. Enemies not targeted directly will get a free hit.
51 years old male human Paladin
Power: 30 (18 + 12)
Defense: 5 (5)
Health: 41/41 (9 + 17 + 11 + 1 + 3)
Ether: 23/23 (5 + 1 + 17)
Equipment: (Manta Tail Staff (WP:12+50% Stun chance), Fauxthril Shield with Paladin emblem (SP:5), Helmet (+1 max. health)), White Cloak (Max. Health +3)
Inventory: (Emerald Staff (WP:10 Wood-elemental), Mace (WP:5), Diamond, Scroll of Sleep, 3 Potions, 2 Tonics, 2 Ether Cores, 3 Remedies, 3 Phoenix Essences, 2 Nostrums, 2 Venom, Elixir, Floral Bomb, Water Bomb, 2 Fire Bombs, Torch, Bone)
Guts Holla (Scubacarrot) *Immune to Weakened, Asleep, Confusion and Blinded**Immune to Darkness Elemental Damage* **Party Leader** ***Hastened, Encouraged, Lucky***
42 year old male human Raider
Level 21 1/3
48 96 (21+24 + 3), 33 for ranged attacks (21+9+3)
Health: 34/34 (7+20+7)
Equipment: Lifestealer (WP: 24, Ice, Darkness, attacks restore 3 health), Dancing Shoes (Wearer dances well, in the turn after a miss is rolled, the wearer can act twice. +Immunity to Sleep, Confusion and Blinded, + Immunity to Darkness Magic. Footwear), Pugilist's Gloves (2+ Power, Immune to Weakened, handwear), Spiked Collar (+1 Power, accessory).
Inventory: Throwing Knife (WP: 9, Light, Retrievable), Hollow Dagger (WP: 6, Hollow), Opal, 5x Mead, 5x Nostrum, 5x Smelling Salts, 10x Grand Potion, 1 Elixir, 1x Grand Tonic, 6x Remedy, 3x Phoenix Essence, Shovel, Telescope, Magic Compass, Bedroll, 3x Mythril Shard.
34 year old Male Yeti Barbarian. *Immune to Fragile*
Power: 25 (Level 11 + WP 14)
Defense: 5 (Heavy Armour)
Health: 18/18 (Barbarian base 8 + level bonus 10)
Equipment: (Fafnir (WP: 14). Axe of the Croise(WP: 10), Heavy Armour (SP5, Protects from Fragile-effect.)
Inventory: (Remedy, Phoenix Essence x2, Smoke Bomb, Pickaxe)
Nerwen Calmcacil (played by Chromeknight)
262 year old female Elven Cleric
Level 14 *Immune to wind*
Power: 23 (Level 14+ WP:9)
Defense: 2 (Winged Circlet)
Health: 25 (Base Cleric 9 + Level bonus 13 + 3(White Cloak))
Ether: 18 (Base Cleric 5 + Level bonus 13)
Equipment: Mourning Star (WP:9, inflicts fragile-effect; mace), White Cloak(+3 Max health; backwear), Winged Circlet (SP:2, Immune to wind; headwear)
Inventory: Staff (WP:6, Wood) Torch Staff (WP:5,Fire), Hammer (WP: 6), Scroll of Sleep, Scroll of Sealing, 2 potions, 3 elixirs, 4 remedies, Phoenix essence, Phoenix incense, Venom, Fire Bomb, 2 Ice Bombs, Shovel, Bedroll, Bone
428 year old undead Assassin
Equipment: Steel fan (WP12, Ice elemental) Sticky Gloves, Armor of the Croise
Inventory: Bedroll, Tonic, Nostrum x2, Smelling salts x2, Phoenix Essence
Mizuki Kimura (zakura)
Age: 21 Gender: Female Race: Human Class: Rogue
Power: 22 (12 + 10)
Health: 18/18 (7 + 11)
Equipment: (Dagger[WP 10])
Inventory: Sylph Shuriken (WP:12, wind- and light-elemental; throwing weapon), Potion, Grand Potion, Remedy, Phoenix Essence, 2 Venoms, Deadly Venom, 3 Mead, 3 Nostrum, 3 Smelling Salts Smoke Bomb, 2 Holy Bombs, Bedroll, Shovel, Pickaxe, Telescope, Magic Compass, Magnifying Glass, Cannonball, Death Progg Claw