Gate70/Grond0 Multiplayer attempt 22 - (update 6)Rose, human stalker (Grond0) & Grub, halfling assassin (Gate70)
The duo did some good work yesterday in an interesting session of walking the tightrope. Both are vulnerable (Grub with poor AC and low HPs and Rose with poor saving throws) so have to be careful to take advantage of their strengths.
At the troll mound Rose thought he would see how effective the rat form would be at soaking up damage from several attackers
. The answer was very effective, but unfortunately one of them was a spirit troll. Surprisingly it's strength drain could not be counter-acted by a giant strength potion and Rose had to use a potion of invisibility.
After progressing near to the Grove the duo's attack on Dalok was a bit un-coordinated. As a result both were hit with a call lightning from the druid there, but they survived to watch Cernd tear apart Faldorn.
On arrival back at Trademeet Delon was waiting with news of a ogron assault in Umar Hills and Rose & Grub hurried to deal with that before returning to Trademeet to help Tiris and clear the tomb there.
Next on the target list was the last external area - Windspear Hills. Rose expected Grub to triumphantly produce the acorns from his pack, but for once Gate70 had proved as forgetful as Grond0 and the trees will have to wait a bit longer.
In the dungeon the first little glitch was Grub's desire to get up close and personal with a vampire mist - he got drained a level as a result (and we had no scrolls of restoration). However, the main problem encountered was the golems. The first group caused a fair amount of damage, although Grub found a nice solution to one of them by attacking it from the balcony used by the orc archers
. The vampires mainly evaporated in a sunray, while Samia's crew and the werewolves didn't like Grub's traps. The golems in an enclosure also caused problems. Both characters got hit when trying to backstab and run away. Rose's backstabs didn't work anyway; Grub's did, but he was a bit disgruntled to only do 5 from a sextuple damage backstab
and returned to throwing darts at the adamantite golem. Firkraag took relatively light damage from traps thanks to his fire immunity, but still died immediately when backstab damage was factored in
Emerging from the dungeon Rose was again called to return to Umar Hills. As he wasn't sure how far time was of the essence the duo did so immediately - and Grub had to wait a bit longer to have his level drain treated. In the temple ruins various undead felt easy, but the glabrezu did not. We weren't quite sure what spell abilities it had, but it was doing too much damage with its vampiric touch to leave at range (and it sees through invisibility). Hence Rose bit the bullet and came in to melee it
. The Umar witch was no problem - failing to survive a Grub backstab
. A grateful town presented their favourite ranger with a moon dog figurine.
Back in Athkatla Grub was finally able to visit a temple and not only restore his missing level, but pick up 2 new ones as well. He celebrated by taking the lead in the sewers. Tarnor saw him initially, but Grub faded back into the shadows and set up a line of traps before using poisoned bullets to encourage the would-be ambushers to investigate it
. Only 1 of them succeeded in getting to the end of the traps and they met a Rose with thorns.
The sewer illithids also proved ticklish. That was particularly so for Grub who initially tried a backstab in the first room. He got boxed in and was almost dead when Rose, hurrying in from the next room, lobbed him a potion of invisibility
over the enemies' heads. After that the duo reverted essentially to using traps and stealth shots to clear the rest of the illithids safely.
The final action was against Mekrath. His initial buffs included protection from normal weapons - which didn't prove too useful to him (particularly after being webbed by Kitthix). The yuan-ti mages were encouraged to attack a series of summons at close quarters. After they had fought them off, using a lightning bolt and 2 skull traps among other attacks, only one mage and one greater yuan-ti were left (both at near death) for Rose & Grub to clean up.Stats (cont. from BG1)
Rose, stalker L15, 121 HPs (incl. 5 from Helm), 665 kills (+187)
Grub, assassin L19, 79 HPs (incl. 7 from ioun stone), 300 kills (+86), 3 deaths
Edited by Grond0, 19 May 2013 - 06:38 AM.