Date: October 8, 109 PA
Weather: Normal for season (cool); light wind, light rain
Location: Wilderness/Farmstead (south of Kansas City)
Ley Line: None
- Light: Dark -2 from the cloud cover, -6 from Greater Obscure
- Visibility: -1 for the rain
Zone 1: House - Ryder, Ashley, 22 spider-creatures (9 shaken, 13 unharmed)
Ashley finds her flames to be ineffective against whatever shadowy substance is holding her. She can still try and wriggle or break free by brute strength.
Ryder shoots at the floor, trying to intimidate the spider creatures and make them think twice about attacking him and Ashley. One of them jumped easily over the holes in the floor, but the rest were knocked a bit off balance.
One of the spider creatures shot its webbing at Ryder, striking him hard, the black tendrils wrapping around him.
The rest of the spiders launched themselves at Ashley and Ryder with clicks of their mandibles. Four managed to bite Ryder, two of them deeply, and five managed to bite Ashley. Her fires left them shaken, but unhurt. None of their attacks managed to harm them, though.
BAD GUYS WON INITIATIVE - ROUND 3
The shadow creatures launch themselves at Ryder and Ashley again, six on each. (And I realize I have been forgetting gang up bonus! LOL), and while most of them hit, they couldn’t penetrate their armor, and those that attacked Ashley were stunned again by her flames.
Seven more of the shadowy spiders crawled out of the mini-rift into the burning house.
Zone 3: Barn - Nazo, Karsk, Toad, Vik, Barinthasheer, Thomas, Queen, 22 spider-creatures (1 shaken, fully entangled [can’t move/use Agi/Str skills], 6 fully entangled [can’t move/use Agi/Str skills], 2 partially entangled [-2 to Pace, Agi, Str skills], 13 unharmed)
Thomas in dragon form burst into flames and leaped at the larger creature in the back, slapping with his tail, but it seemed to slip neatly into the shadows and avoid his attack.
Nazo called on her faith to send the shadowy spiders back wherever they came from. Most were able to scurry out of the way, but two of the creatures disappeared in puffs of shadow.
Barinthasheer whirls his tail through the captured spider creatures and hits them solidly with great force, but they seem only dazed, still struggling against their sticky confinement.
Vik takes a moment to study the creatures using his enhanced ability to see magic. The creatures are clearly not from this plane, as evidenced by Nazo’s banishment working. They seem to be spiders made of shadow. They have a physical nature, but they are only about as supernatural as a dragon in that they aren’t using magic, but their abilities seem to be inherent, natural abilities, mostly the ability to exude shadow from themselves (Greater Obscure) and spin webs of shadow (Entangle), as well as climb walls. They seem to be as invulnerable as the shadows from which the are made. Nothing seems to damage them, except, perhaps, a shadow’s natural enemy. Light.
Karsk’s psionic bolt slammed into the larger creature. It staggered back, but seemed unharmed. Toad’s attack proved equally ineffective.
Three of the creatures tried to free themselves from the entanglement imposed on them by Nazo.
Two of those that Nazo had partially caught in her glue attacked the Altaran mystic, one trying to entangle her in the shadowy webs, the other coming at her with its sharp claws and mandibles, but both failed to connect.
Karsk was assaulted by two of the shadow spiders as well, one shooting the razor wire shadow webbing, the other slashing at him with sharp claws.
Another two attacked Toad in the same manner, trying to web him and bite him.
Vik, Barinthasheer, and Thomas each had a shadow spider shoot its razor sharp shadow webbing at them, though only Thomas-dragon was hit.
The queen launched a stream of her own webbing at Barinthasheer.
BAD GUYS WON INITIATIVE - ROUND 3
The entangled spiders struggled against the glue holding them.
The two partially trapped spiders tried to bite Nazo again, but couldn’t hit her.
Two attacked Karsk again, but he evaded their claws and mandibles.
Two jumped at Toad, but they couldn’t pierce his thick hide.
Vik was attacked by one of the shadow spiders, but missed.
One leaped at Barinthasheer, but missed the attack.
One leaped at Thomas as well, but also missed.
The queen shot another stream of webbing at Thomas’s dragon form.
Six new spiders crawled their way out of the micro-rift.
Charlemagne, Whiskey Pete, Mia, Refugees
Charlemagne, Whiskey Pete, and Mia heed Ryder’s warning. They start urging the refugees back into the vehicles and the howdah in preparation to flee.