Monday, February 18, 2008

Another Day, Another Hangover

Bodush woke up, stretching as the familiar feel of last night's escapades started to make itself known. Slight headache, dry mouth, and an ever so tiny hint of nausea. Smiling to himself, he sat up, casting a quick glance over at Gajarpan, who had coiled itself in front of the fireplace, as if to get the final bits of warmth from the dying embers. Stumbling across the room to the window, Bodush couldn't help to notice the rather conspicious bump of the winecellar rat the snake was busy digesting. Slowly opening the curtains, squinting against the sunlight, Bodush tracked the position of the sun making its way over the Elven Outpost.

Breakfast would still be on for another couple of hours. Just enough time to creep back into bed and catch some sleep before going down for some boar sausage, a couple of eggs and some of that elven wine to push that hangover back another day. Looking down at the frost covered ground, Bodush couldn't help but smile at being tucked safely in an inn for a few days.

Going back to the Outpost for a bit of 'Meditation and Magical Reseach' had obviously been the right choice. Climbing mountains was bad enough, kobolds even worse, Bodush remembered the time he had been helping his 'mentor' with a triage after an assault on a kobold tribe. Some of those wounds were beyond what even an orc should endure...

Life was good, and the smell of breakfast was wafting its way from downstairs. Bodush closed his eyes and took a second to just enjoy being alive.

12 comments:

Insanodag said...

Character Sheets?

Also, some decisions regarding equipment need to be made. Are you going on as before or will you try to get the gnomes to make you 'giant' sized stuff before you leave?

Mendez said...

Does Mendez find the others at the Gnome camp?

Insanodag said...

He does indeed.

robogeek said...

Character sheet on your desk.

Any chance that the Gnomes can make me a pair of master-work bracers? I'd like to have the option of one better AC for the cost of -1 to hit.

Also, would like to buy some extra rope (50 ft silk) and grappling hook.

robogeek said...

Actually, no such thing as bracers - I think I was thinking of a buckler. You can use it while weilding a 2-handed weapon. I am a bit confused about it though - does it give you +1 AC or not with a 2-handed weapon? Someone give us a ruling on that ...

Mendez said...

Bucklers are great!
Mendez uses one.
Same AC bonus as a small shield and can use a bow without dropping it.
You can also wield a weapon in that hand but suffer a -1 penalty to hit and lose the AC bonus.
So you could have two but if you used them both you would have no attack.

robogeek said...

Right. Tell the gnomes to forget it!

Just give me the extra rope and grappling hook.

Joebroesel said...

Is there such a thing as bracers? It's mentioned in the players handbook under Armour/Shield bonus, but doesn't appear in the list! Is it possible to get masterwork bucklers from the gnomes? Thinking of getting one to increase my AC a bit.....

Joebroesel said...

As we can't trade the pile of stuff we got in the last adventure to the gnomes......what do we do with it? If sold, it's a lot of money. The mule can't carry it all, so if we want to sell it, we should load it on one of the carriages and store it in the gnomes hamlet till we come back.

Mendez said...

The Gnomes are just simple farmers.
Well, actually not so simple after all...
It's up to Dag.
:)

Joebroesel said...

They might have a blacksmith in the hamlet which picked up a few useful things :)

Insanodag said...

They would have a blacksmith who given a few weeks would be able to churn out some weapons and armour, but I seriously doubt that he is capable of creating anything of masterwork standard...