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26 January 2005 @ 11:40 pm
We had that rarest of all events in our Hounds of Balazar game: a plan that actually worked! Our little hearth of four had been following clues in our search to free a fire goddess connected to the roots of Balazaring history, and had been crossing paths with Lunars who seemed to be interested in destroying power spots connected to same.

We had followed the trail to a set of griffin bones that animated and gave us a few more bits of information, and hot on our heels came the Lunars, a sorceress and four soldiers. We didn't think we were strong enough to take them on frontally, so we hid and watched as they explored the griffin bone cave. Evil powers of chaos and all that, we at least had to make a try at them, so we came up with a plan where our shaman Ulam would disincorporate and go free some spirits that had been guarding the cave and turn them against the Lunars, while I'd cast ignite on the tent where the sorceress was and when she came running out, Dobromil would cast shatter on her staff.

As soon as we did this, one of the soldiers tossed up a lightwall that obscured our vision of the scene, and Al started rolling dice, and more dice, and laughing. But for once, it was good laughter! One of the spirits had criticalled and turned a soldier against his companions, tying up two of them, while the shattered staff had released a Lune, a powerful moon elemental, which knocked the other two soldiers unconscious. Realizing we'd never, ever, have a better chance we discarded our 'run away bravely' plan and charged into battle. The sorcereress managed to get the elemental back under control and she and it took down three of us in short order, but before I went down I managed to cast a couple of fire disrupts on her that put her in pain, and then Dobromil, staggering in exhaustion after she put a drain spell on him, and our dog pack pulled her down.

It was remarkably elegant. Our fights are never elegant.
Al Pettersoneyelessgame on January 27th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
And here I was so certain you were going to lose that I was plotting out the deathtrap they'd drag you into once you were all put into comas by the lune. But it failed to eat Dobromil, and he's a fearsome pack leader...

Now you're just back to where you started, trying to figure out how to get past the animatronic solar-powered griffon lich.
Lauratavella on January 28th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
Re: Yah!
I think we are going to have to repeat the saying "Firshalla" to the griffon bit, because I cannot remember what we got from it! And I know it was something at least vaguely useful.
Tripspace_parasite on January 27th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
I thought it was the lune that sucked out the SAN (hey, CoC uses the same system as Runequest!) of all the soldiers? But it's not as if Dobromil needs any more credit, since he is already indisputably the Best Dog in All Balazar.
Lauratavella on January 28th, 2005 05:27 am (UTC)
He is! And you are probably right about the Lune being the one that criticalled. So basically Dobromil took them down all but singlehand... er, thumbedly!