Xan rolls: 17 + 2 = 19!
Eximere rolls Survival: 15! (7 + 8) – just made it!
Knowledge (Geography) On the way, you dont encounter any Acid based Gorillas, but Eximere’s extra cautionary measure lands you on a slippery slope. Fury does not pick it up as he has also rolled exceptionally low.
As you are walking, close to the edge of a hill, the rocky ground starts to crumble below your feat:
No reflex or jump check allowed as the it’s a large area that slides.
Balance check to stay up and avoid damage:
Fury: 13 + 1
Eximere: 11 +9
Thundor: 5 – 1
Xan: 16 + 6
Sofir: 15 + 10
Sagla: 7 – 6
Sofir, you manage not only to balance on the landslide, but also help Thundor avoid being totally buried (it was too late for the dwarf as his weight (and his equipment) made him quickly become unreachable). Essentially a +2 bonus to one ally.
Eximere and Xan also manage to avoid damage.
Fury, you managed to avoid major injury but still take 3 points of damage.
Thundor, you avoid being totally buried, being saved by Sofir in the last minute and take 3 also.
Sagla, you are buried. You take (amazingly) only 4 damage (3D6) and roll a Fort vs Suffocation 6 + 5 and you manage to stay alive.
Xan finds you (Search) and the party digs you out.
As you recover, you hear a scream coming from the the rocky area beyond the next hill.
You investigate and see a very rocky area (large rocks) at the foothill. You notice 3 humanoids and a large creature. On closer inspection (party Spot) you pick out that the large creature a heavily armoured Ogre with a whip and a battleaxe. Periodically he whips the three humanoids (A fat Male Dwarf with a young red beard, A firm Human female with short black hair and a half-orc with a dominating physique. As the Oger chants (Religion check: Sagla 8 + 10?, Fury 18 + 8, Thundor 18 + 3 and Sofir 19 + 1)
Sagla: The people being whipped are not resisting and could be allowing the Ogre to whip them!
Fury, Thundor and Sofir: This is some sort of initialization ceremony to join the service of Erythnul. If they survive hours of punishment and a night in the wilderness, they are accepted.
Eximere: “We should take out that Oger! It’s attacking? the three humanoids… maybe not the half-orc.”
Pause and turns to the party
“Or do we let this one go and continue to the main camp?”
(Spot) It looks like there is no one else around.
Estimated HP after Sagla’s and Thundor’s Heal checks:
Sagla, you are also bestowed with Speak with Dead spell and can prepare it the next time you prepare your spells. If you already have it, good for you :)