A Mercenary Gamble

Getting the job done

The party meets with Alhasan, plans the attack, goes shopping and gains a new follower

Crunch (not counting battle started last session)
  • Halfling bought by Traven from Dobluth
  • Traven sells Grey Bag of tricks and Flagon of ale procurement – Marlak knows i have all my money but you other guys dont.
  • Joshua becomes a Gith

Comments

We met with one of Brego’s lieutenants – Al-Hasan

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Probably worth us noting down what our cunning plan was, so we haven’t forgotten it by next session. Too often I’ve got to the start of a session and remembered that we had a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel, but not what the plan actually was.

As far as I recall it was for us to all go in via the secret entrance (which is probably trapped, so hopefully someone can use thievery…), then for the rest of the party to stand around quietly (that means no arguing, no goofing around and no beating up the bard for giggles!) whilst Marlak and Tavic sneak in and do over as many of the sleeping guards as possible. If we can nick the weapons from the stockpile so much the better. When the inevitable happens and the alarm is raised, everyone else comes rushing to our aid like the proverbial cavalry, and we go through the place fast and hard, putting everyone we meet to the sword.

Yes, everyone. There are possibly doppelgangers here. Just because they look like a snot nosed kid with a hard luck story doesn’t mean we shouldn’t kill them.

Getting the job done
 

Probably worth us noting down what our cunning plan was, so we haven’t forgotten it by next session. Too often I’ve got to the start of a session and remembered that we had a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel, but not what the plan actually was.

As far as I recall it was for us to all go in via the secret entrance (which is probably trapped, so hopefully someone can use thievery…), then for the rest of the party to stand around quietly (that means no arguing, no goofing around and no beating up the bard for giggles!) whilst Marlak and Tavic sneak in and do over as many of the sleeping guards as possible. If we can nick the weapons from the stockpile so much the better. When the inevitable happens and the alarm is raised, everyone else comes rushing to our aid like the proverbial cavalry, and we go through the place fast and hard, putting everyone we meet to the sword.

Yes, everyone. There are possibly doppelgangers here. Just because they look like a snot nosed kid with a hard luck story doesn’t mean we shouldn’t kill them.

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I recall something about chimneys also, and possibly tossing something smoke producing or explosive down one or more of them to sew confusion as to the actual avenue of attack.

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Yes, you’re right. I think you were thinking of getting your familiar to chuck something flamable down a chimney. A couple of problems with this; Firstly, if we are going to use your familiar, he’s quite limited in how far away from you he can go so you’d have to go with him. Secondly, whoever goes will have to find some other way to get into the building fast once stuff goes down.

Both of these could of course be overcome by someone who can teleport, or someone able to crash through a window. Here’s hoping they don’t have shutters….

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10 squares, 50 feet, isnt a bad range, especially if its Straight Line. though Having said that, having someone near the roof that I can potentially swap places with, means I dont have to worry about going up there. And finally, yeah, windows are cholds play… Me and this +3 sqord of… wait, you mwan theres gonna be bad guys in there? ANGRY bad guys? throws Wolf Girl in through the window first

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*slaps keyboard for moving while he typed. Damn cordless thing.

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Yes – Luka has some thievery and some thieves tools so is happy to attempt the sallyport. The Marlak/Tavic sneak team sounds good. The rest of us will follow in when it all kicks off in a big way.

The Mercenary etiquette here means we need to hit them so hard their heads spin, so that reprisals are not an option.

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“no beating up the bard for giggles”

YOU STILL PUSHED ME WOLFY

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See, I just knew that was going to happen.

Anyway, the sneakage doesn’t seem to have gone wrong as fast as I thought it would, so we are still on mission. Wow, a plan that has survived contact with no less than 3 enemies. Go team!

Also, linkage an official answer to our thoughts on gloaming strike. So you don’t need total cover or total concealment to hide from it, but without cover or concealment at the end of your turn you are no longer hidden. Of course, as ever, actual rules at table are up to the DM.

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