Summary

The party fights a snow leopard, twice, and run away from a big mysterious monster on their quest to find Hannibal's Tomb.

Synopsis

Ed successfully forces the snow leopard up a tree and Tjelvar hitting it with an arrow. Bertie swings at it in the tree but Ed heals the leopard before it leaves thus saving it from death.

Tjelvar, however, can still see the leopard so Bertie attempts to chop down the tree and scares the Leopard off further. 

They walk a couple hundred yards before the same snow leopard pounces on Ed from the trees. Tjelvar misses again and the leopard mauls Ed a bit before he can get up and draw his Morningstar. Bertie charges the leopard but misses. Tjelvar hits the leopard with an arrow and Ed hits the leopard with his morningstar. Bertie then deals a fatal blow.

Ed prays over the beast, but Bertie cuts it's head off to take as a trophies. When Ed protests, Bertie sticks his hand into the head like a disgusting meaty puppet and condescendingly assures Ed it's fine. Ed is upset by this.

Ed fighting the snow leopard. Art by @skraak on tumblr. Used with permisison.

Ed stomps off in the wrong direction but Tjelvar convinces him to come back with the promise that Bertie will apologize. 

Bertie leaves the head there to collect on the way home. 

The party continues on a thousand yards east then 500 yards across a slope to reach the ridge. They turn around and try again to go North along the line of the mountain and then 100 yards west. They wander a bit more until finding the ravine where they spot large tracks. 

Bertie, convinced it is a bird, starts making noises to attract the animal to the other's protest. At one point, Ed leans in to say that "[Bertie]'s not the sharpest, is he?" to Tjelvar.

In the distance, a large creature roars and the party runs for safety. They make it to the end of the ravine and run up the slope through to a pass on the left side. 

Ed is flagging and leaving a trail of blood behind him but manages to keep up with the party until they reach the pass and the map runs out as darkness starts to set in. 

Bertie attempts to use the symbol of Artemis. He bought to charm Artemis? 

She does not answer, because why would she. 

Tjelvar then tries to convince Eddie to pray to Apollo for guidance. Eddie does and after a long, simple, heartfelt prayer he only feels sleepy. 

Ed prays. Art by @coralreefskim on tumblr. Used with permission.

The party makes camp, noticing how tired Eddie is. Tjelvar hands Eddie a potion but Eddie can't take it and instead heals himself. Tjelvar creates a fire with his adventurer's toolkit.  

Eddie finds himself feeling very awake early in the morning and decides to go for his morning prayer. As he prays, he suddenly feels warm for the first time in days. The others wake up to find Eddie away from camp but when questioned he says it was the "right place to be for morning prayer" and Tjelvar digs into the snow to find flagstone.

Quotes

  • As Edward heals the snow leopard attacking them:
  • Alex: I’m encased in a glowing light that shimmers across my whole body, briefly making me look even more dazzling and amazing.
  • Bertie: That’s really hot but a massive nuisance! 

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  • Bertie attempts to charm Artemis: So, Artemis, Artie, if I may call you, A, we’re on first initial terms. Now, bit of a favor to ask, you know I’m not much of a one for the ladies, but uh, I thought, you know, between the two of us, because we’re both pretty great, you know, we’ve got that in common, so maybe you could help me fulfill my destiny. I mean, I’ve not really bothered to do that much before, wisdom, not really my thing either. But, you know, go on then.

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  • They find a carving with an outstretched hand, Edward reaches out to shake it and disappears.
  • Bertie: Well that solves one problem, doesn’t it.
  • Tjelvar: Either he’s dead, or he’s in the tomb right now. And then possibly dead...Right well, if he is in there and he is alive, I hate to think the kind damage he’s doing right now, so here it goes. Takes the hand and vanishes.

Dice rolls and Mechanics

Bertie and Tjelvar make a perception check: Bertie gets 10, Tjelvar gets 25

Everyone makes a perception check: Bertie gets 8, Tjelvar gets 16, Ed gets 12

The snow leopard attacks Ed, dealing 9 damage.

Tjelvar makes a diplomacy check on Ed: 25

Everyone makes a fort save: Bertie gets 17, Tjelvar gets 11, Ed gets 24. Tjelvar takes 2 points of damage.

Bertie and Tjelvar made a survival check to identify the footprints: Bertie gets a nat 1, Tjelvar gets 10

Everyone makes a perception check: Bertie gets 5, Tjelvar gets 17, Ed gets 11

Tjelvar makes a survival check to see where they are: 22

Everyone makes a fort save: Bertie gets 13, Tjelvar gets 26, Ed gets 17. Bertie takes 1 point of damage.

Bertie makes a diplomacy roll with Pomp and Pageantry: 8

Everyone makes a fort save: Bertie gets 20, Tjelvar gets 22, Ed gets 30

Everyone makes a second fort save: Bertie gets 16, Tjelvar gets 22, Ed gets 31. Bertie takes 4 damage.

Ed makes a knowledge religion check: 18

Tjelvar makes a survival check: 12

Ed heals himself: gets 6 damage back

Tjelvar makes a survival check: 12 (? 9 +2/3?)

Everyone makes three fort saves against the cold overnight: Bertie gets 24, 22, 16; Tjelvar gets 24, 11, 26; Ed gets nat 20, 25, 27. Tjelvar takes 2 damage.

Combat Breakdown

Initiative order: Bertie gets 12, Tjelvar gets 13, Ed gets 10

Tjelvar shoots at the leopard, but misses on an attack roll of 10. He steps back.

Bertie attacks the side of the leopard, hitting on a 20 and dealing 5 damage.

Ed tries to attack it nonlethally, but misses on an attack of 9.

The leopard jumps back into a tree.

Tjelvar shoots at the leopard again, hitting on a roll of 24 and dealing 4 damage.

Bertie charges the snow leopard and hits on a 21, dealing 8 damage. It yelps.

Eddie sheathes his weapon and tries to convince them to leave. He casts Word of Healing and lays on hands on the snow leopard, healing it for 11 damage.

The snow leopard escapes into the trees.

[gap between the snow leopard fleeing and returning]

Initiative order: Bertie gets 12, Tjelvar gets 18, Ed gets 12

The snow leopard tears at Eddie. It deals 5 damage.

Tjelvar attacks it, missing on a 13.

Eddie stands up and triggers an attack of opportunity, taking 7 damage, and then moves away.

Bertie charges at it, missing on a 12.

The leopard attacks Bertie, missing on all it's attacks.

Tjelvar shoots it again, hitting on a 20 and dealing 8 damage.

Ed nonlethally attacks the snow leopard, hitting on a 20 and dealing 13 damage.

Bertie attacks it, hitting on an 11, and deals 14 damage. The leopard dies.

Plot Notes

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