D&D: The Genjobi Pass

Discussion in 'ROLEPLAY GRAVEYARD' started by Asmodeus, Sep 9, 2009.


    Chaos has come to the kingdom of Paradox...

    All that once was is now changing. The Scorpion, a dark sorcerer, stirs up rebellion in the wake of the Emperor's death.

    Those remaining nobles loyal to the Old Order have brought together their best agents and assassins.

    Their plan... to kill the Scorpion and end the disorder in the land.

    In two groups the assassins set out for the Mountain of the Fallen Phoenix, where the Sorcerer has built his stronghold.

    The first group has failed.

    Now the second group makes its way through the swamplands, praying that fortune will favour them...

    Chapter One: The Jalgarus Swamps


    Tong had been perched on the mast when it happened, providing lookout for the river ahead.

    He was the only one who had really seen it... the black surge of water that came upstream against them. A dozen tributaries and waterways had swelled in seconds, flooding the main course and tossing the boat like a ragdoll.

    When Tong regained consciousness, he found himself dangling from the mast, which had become tangled in the treetops overhanging the river. Onu was on a branch about 20 feet away, chittering to help his master awake. Tong gripped the mast harder, the pull of gravity like a dark hand seeking to drag him to an early grave. Below him, the hull of the ship was twisted and splintered, half-flooded, with rocks and vines protuding through.

    [Climb onto mast: DC15
    Balance on mast: DC14
    Jump to trees: DC 20, then Climb DC10 to shore
    Falling damage: 2D6 from mast, 1D6 from trees

    * * * * *

    Far below, Fielli was jolted back to consciousness as she struck the riverbed. Her eyes opened to a world of dark and swirling water, her limbs thrashing as she sought to right herself. She had been standing on deck when the wave hit... and the last thing she remembered was being flung.

    Now she was in the depths of the swamp, 30ft below the surface, pieces of splintered wood floating around her. There was no sign of Pipqua... she had to hope her familiar was still on the ship... what was left of it.

    Her thrashing limbs became entangled, snagging on the inch-thick vines that lined the seabed. Her pulse began racing, the terror of a watery grave crushing her spirit as water seeped into her lungs.

    [Break vines: Strength check DC23
    Cut vines: AC5 vs Slashing, AC10 vs Bludgeoning, Hardness 1, HP5
    Swim: DC15 (2 rounds to reach surface)
    Hold breath for 10 rounds before drown checks

    * * * * *

    Jillian flinched as something wet slipped into her ear. The druid lifted her face out of the mud, muttering half-formed questions, then frowning as she became aware of Coda's nose prodding her face. She pushed the badger away and blinked, finding herself on the riverbank, the hull of the ship looming over her. The ship had run aground, half of it mounting the shore and the other half submerged beneath the foetid water.

    There was no sign of Fiella, Karwik or the ship's captain... but Tong was soon spotted. Jillian looked up to see the man dangling from the ship's mast, which had slumped into the treeline.

    Suddenly, Coda hissed. Jillian lowered her head, eyes going wide as she saw that the riverbank was not the only thing that had been disturbed by the crash.

    The crocodile crawled out of a pool less than 15 feet from her, its reptilian eyes shifting between Jillian and the badger. Its mouth opened a little, a set of flesh-tearing teeth gleaming in the swamp mist. The crocodile paused in front of Jillian, its body tensed.

    [Crocodile's starting attitude: unfriendly
    Climb ship's hull: DC18
    Escape through the water: Swim DC15

    * * * * *

    Karwik groaned, struggling to breathe against the weight that pinned his chest. He lifted his head to focus on the object that had fallen on him, and immediately his heart began racing, the blood running cold.

    The ship's captain had been a cheerful veteran, an old and slight man who had sung as they travelled down the river. But now he was silent, his frail body slumped across Karwik and pinning him to the wall of the cabin. The furniture in the little room was sprawled around him, chairs and tables smashed, and the whole cabin was tilted to one side, with water coming in slowly through the door.

    With slow and strenuous shifting, the rogue slid out from under the old man, grimacing as he saw the broken neck.

    Then he froze as he heard the fluttering.

    Through the cabin door, the deck was half-submerged beneath the water, rocks and tree-trunks protuding through the wood. And each outcropping now became a perching spot for a dark shape. They could have been mistaken for common birds, were it not that they were larger than they should have been and had a blood red glimmer in their murderous eyes.

    Karwik counted seven Fiendish Ravens on the deck, and heard the landing thuds of another five on top of the cabin. Their infernal shrieks pierced the air, and he saw their beaks twitch, scenting out their prey.

    They had not seen him for now, the mess of furniture and cargo crates concealing the young rogue. The door was being watched, but the window on the starboard side was shattered, the view of the shoreline beyond.

    The Fiendish Ravens began moving, prowling the decks and cabin roof with conscious hunger.

    It was clear now that this was no accident. The swamps were better guarded than anyone had thought....

    [Distance from Ravens: 20ft
    Raven spot modifiers: -2 (distracted)
    Move Silently: DC17
    Jump through window: DC10
    Tumble to avoid D6 falling damage: DC15
    Search Captain's body: DC15
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    Name: Raven

    Rachel Arella Roth

    Origin: DC Teen Titans 2010-2015 version

    Age: 18


    Level: Superhuman

    Hair: Dark Blue almost black

    Eyes: Purple when she has contacts in hazel
    When she is mad or in demonic power mode four red eyes

    Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

    Weight: 110 bl (49kg)


    Soul-Self/Darkness Manipulation- conjure and project darkness from her body, usually in the guise of her soul-self, an astral projection in the shape of a shadowy bird that she can use to see through and manipulate objects. Though the soul-self is normally intangible, it can be disrupted by magic and concentrated sound. This is Raven's main power that she uses, for example when she appears to have claws, flying objects, or wings.
    Empathy- manipulate and sense feelings of others (this is seen when Wondergirl and Raven first meet)
    Psionics-ability to sense and read minds to a degree that she doesn't appear to notice if someone is physically invisible or not
    Teleportation- herself and others with herself to different locations, which is taxing her more than her other abilities.
    Chronokinesis-move even through time and even bring passengers, also she appears to be immune to chronological manipulation due to her heritage
    Levitation-How she flies it takes like all her powers much focus and concentration. It's just she's done it so often thought isn't as much as it use to be.
    Magic- seemingly perform magical spells. Her basic spells involve healing, electricity control, fire Control- it's also kind of an inherited thing but she still has breathing issues when surrounded by it and can get burned.

    Intelligence 4
    Strength 5
    Speed 2
    Durability 4
    Energy Projection 6
    Fighting Ability 6
    Total:27 (Um hope I did that right)

    Blue cloak
    A black Leotard
    Two rings of Azar with a hint of her friends power in them
    A belt
    And blue boots


    Daughter of Arella and the demon Trigon. She was born not of earth like her mother but in a piece of earth that a woman named Azar moved to be away from it's original world. Raven grew up on a place known as Azreath. The people of Azreath raised her including the creator of that world Azar. Her mother wasn't allowed to help raise her but Raven was taught of her and knew who her mother was. Once she learned of her father and the prophecy to destroy Earth she seeked out to go there and change fate.

    Raven didn't expect to make friend when she arrived. Once she got to Earth she did however. Her friends were the Teen Titans which as time goes on grows more and more. At first she doesn't open up and share who she really is just lives there. Helps when crime is about and hopes maybe by doing good it would make up for what she was destined to do. No one expected what really happened.

    Trigon did use her as the portal and he did attack earth. He also did attack Azreath. The first occasion Raven and her friends pushed him back into a prison so he couldn't attack earth again. The Prison was on Azreath and years passed where Raven ended up setting him free against her on free will.

    Real Spoiler those who have not read it this is an old comic bit (open)
    When she released him he attacked Earth and left her to destroy Azreath her first home. The Titans, Nightwing, Beastboy, Cyborg, first Kid Flash, Wondergirl, and others came together to help her. No one wanted to admit what had to be done but Raven wanted it. Starfire shot an energy beam at Raven while she was distracted almost killing her friends minds. Her mother turned as Raven fell Azreath and Earth was saved.Raven was dead.

    Few years later the Titans had moved on Beastboy like another Titan still moaned over loss and blamed himself. Until he saw a glimpse of Raven in the park after recruiting the newest team of Titans. No one really believed him.

    St Sebastian And comic 10 2014 spoiler (open)
    Raven had been brought back by the church of St. Sebastian. They were a group similar to what her mother had joined that worshiped Trigon. Deathstroke and Ravanger had a assassin list with Raven's head being big money. Beastboy, Robin, Wondergirl, and Superboy went to save her. Starfire came later and eventually Beastboy managed to talk her back at being with the team instead of running for the rest of her reborn life. She died at 25 and came back as once more a teenager of 18. Beastboy supposedly hadn't really aged just became the second youngest original Titan.

    Raven is once more a hero of Jump City that sometimes helps in other areas. Such as Dakota, Gothman, Azreath, and Tamerain.

    Raven (Character) - Comic Vine

  3. Did it even start?
  4. "'On-dear-fool." He mangles the word 'wonderful', struggling a bit into a better position. He rose his hand, acknowledging his familiar - who silenced, looking on at Tong. "Ugh... I'm startin' to see why I never wanted to go the swamp way..." With that, he looked a bit around, thinking out his course. "Alright... ere I go, then..."

    He lugs himself up a bit, trying to at least right himself. The wood he grabs splinters and cracks, causing him to wobble unsteadily. He struggles to keep himself aloft... Alas, his target was a bit too far away, and he tumbles towards the ground.

    He lands on the hull of the ship with a wet crunch, groaning in agony at the splinters and other nasty things now embedded in his back. He decides to simply lay there for a moment, wincing in pain.
  5. Angus ran around through the forest, bow at the ready. He was back to the river after he barely escaped from the flooding, last time he checked the place wasn't this guarded, or maybe they just didn't care for just one man.

    He arrived at the riverbank, it wasn't hard to see the ship from there, and it was easier to realize the whole chaos that had happened. Angus moved to the ship, treading carefully as he approached, in case the ravens noticed him, he wasn't as good with his sword as he was with his bow. He closed in with an arrow notched, he was sure to be close enough to get a good shot.

    He noticed the crocodile and the gnome, but from what he'd managed to see, the crows were the main concern, he saw the glimmer in their eyes, they weren't natural.

    He aimed and shot at the roof where the ravens were, without much hope for aiming well, he was too close for comfort to the crocodile.

    "Shit!" he muttered, he missed the shot and the arrow flew past the ravens into the water, this wasn't a good day.
  6. "Learn to project artistic inspiration in words."

    What does that even mean???
  7. The Fiendish Ravens scattered, disturbed by the sudden charge of Sales Goodspeed. Four of them broke off their dive and swooped back along the deck, landing around the groaning form of Tong, while the other eight flapped and squawked around the cramped confines of the cabin.

    As Sales stumbled into the quarters, three of the ravens turned to attack him. One flew around his side, moving into flanking position, while the other two pecked and clawed at him.

    The first raven barely missed the Elf, but the second slashed open his shoulder with its savage claws, ripping a deep gash in his flesh. [5 damage to Sales]

    On the other side of the cabin, the smaller group of ravens fought and squabbled to get through the narrow window. Moving in single file, only two of the ravens got through, while the other three turned to lurch across the riverbank at Angus.

    One of the ravens was able to reach the ranger, swooping viciously through the trees but missing Angus by a good few feet.

    Meanwhile, back in the cabin, Karwik found himself rolling across the ground to avoid the claws of the remaining two fiends. As he wriggled away, their claws raked his side and legs, cutting him open in a dozen places. [7 damage to Karwik]

    And as all this chaos ensued, the crocodile on the riverbank below continued to watch Jillian with tentative eyes, its body tensed for violent attack.

    SUMMARY: 4 ravens landing around Tong on ship's deck. 3 Ravens swooping for Angus on the riverbank. 2 ravens and 1 flanking raven attacking Sales inside cabin. 2 Ravens attacking Karwik inside cabin.
  8. ARGH! Stupid birds! Get off of me!

    Despite the fact that he had only attracted two of the beasts onto him, Karwik felt that these two were more than enough. Raked and savaged, he was beginning to feel like Anubis had marked him to attend his halls this day. This was unacceptable. To be one of the youngest in his group and to die first was intolerable.

    Despite the continued assault of the avian creatures, Karwik managed to pull himself to his feet. Aggravated, and bordering on death, he lashed out blindly with his sap, but the sly birds fluttered just barely out of reach. As he glared at them, he saw that there was someone in the cabin with him, but exhausted as he was, he couldn't compel himself to move.

    Without help, this would be the end.
  9. Sales noticed that the mercenary was now bleeding badly. A quick decision was needed. Sales then noticed the broken window behind the mercenary, and with no more thought charged straight at the mercenary. The ravens clawed at Sales as he charged through, two getting in each others way, but the third clawing at his side.
    But Sales was too enraged to notice the pain and carried on charging towards the mercenary. With the power of his god burning through his veins, Sales pushed the mercenary with all his might towards the broken window, where they fell through onto the river bank a few feet away from Jillian and a menacing crocodile. Karwick landed with catlike reflexes, but unfortunatly Sales landed badly and injured his ribs.
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    Midna Eclipse

    Legend/Folklore Motif
    Selene, Goddess of the Moon

    The daughter of a wise man named Sol and a kind, graceful and loving woman named Orabela, and the sister of Cyriac and Aurore, Midna was rather lucky in that she had a fairly normal life. Save for perhaps that her entire family was made up of Faunus, with her hedgehog brother, her deer sister, her eagle father and her rabbit mother. And, of course, she the wolf. Her parents both cared deeply for her, showing her nothing but love and kindness- though often, she did not quite understand their actions or why they did what they did. Because while they had the best intentions, important lessons cannot be learned by receiving mere pats on the head and cuddles. She was taught the way of the world at a young age.

    And it was soon proved that she needed it.

    In a series of events involving the murder of both her grandfather and her father, Midna and her brother were kicked from the house by their mother, left to straggle on the streets. Unable to stand watching her brother having to live this way, she sought after Valhalla. After all, it was where she'd been destined before all of the madness and her banishment. Why live on the streets when she had the skill to get there? After all, with the anti-Faunus S.A.U.R.O.N. corp practically ruling the city on top of their already intense poverty, Midna didn't like the odds of waiting for her or her brother to be found out to be Faunus since both of their tails were at least concealable. Though there had been a good few times she had defended Faunus that had been being mistreated.As for what type of person she is, let's just start off by making it clear that Midna isn't a bad person. She has good intentions, though it doesn't always show- she's just often not good with other people.

    Lunar Eclipse is composed of two small handheld convertible flamethrower-sickle/falxs that look akin to your average gun at first glance. The flamethrowers each convert into dual sickles, that of which are shaped near exactly like crescent moons. These are her preferred weapons, when she isn't more inclined to use her fists and feet. The blade shoots off as well, functioning as a bladed hookshot.

    Semblance; Walkin' on Moonshine(Ohhh oh)

    Think Silver Surfer, my friends, but rather than riding on a silvery board, she rides upon concentrated moonbeams she can manifest. During the full moon, she is additionally faster and stronger than normal.

    Notable Attributes and Fighting Style
    Let's just say that Midna knows how to truly use her weapons as an extension of herself, and is very in sync with them, fighting with practiced strength and grace. When she isn't charging into combat with a plan of attack that is simply 'attack', anyways. She works best when her weapon is in it's sickle state, admittedly, and her second-best fighting technique is weaponless combat, at which she immensely excels.

    Motivation to join Valhalla

    Honestly, there is little reason she's willing to explain. The primary one being that it would give her(and hopefully her brother) a place to live and sleep, and allow her to make a living to better support them. Besides, she always had wanted to make the world a better place. Maybe this is her chance.

    • She is the kind of gal who knows how the movie ends within the first few minutes of watching it, and will nonchalantly point it out despite this enraging those around her.​
    • While she is an amazing climber, her talent is combated by her inability to swim(which she will never admit to).​
    • Absolutely adores animals in general, but horses especially.​
    • Reading is one of her favorite pastimes, as is singing. Her brother has always told her he feels his voice is so enchanting that it could calm even a raging tide.​
  11. Ye already seen ;;;
  12. Tong continue to lay upon the deck a few more moments, before hearing the pitter of crows around him. It didn't take long to identify them as unnatural. He groaned again. "Real-eh?" He sighs, raising his hand in starting to motion... not even a spell, just a random motion. In the middle of it, he seems to loose interest and lets it fall.

    Meanwhile, Onu had been taking his time, moving down the trees and now slunk up behind the crows... quiet and deadly... the weasel moves skillfully up behind one of the four ravens... and with Tong's 'finishing' motion, what he had been doing earlier... the aggressive little predator sprung to attack one of the ravens. Onu chomps own upon a nearby raven, giving Tong the chance to spring to his feet.

    "HA. Bet'cha didn' 'spect this!" With that, he spoke the incantation require for Mage Armor, casting defensively so that, if attacked, the spell would not fizzle. He and onu are garbed in translucent, golden armor... defending them a bit more.
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    Fielli's thrashing finally paid of, her dagger finding its mark as it hacked through the vines with a gratifying tearing of the fibers. Her mind cheered, a small victory, yet she was not yet free. No one knew that she was slowly becoming duller and duller in her senses and losing seconds of her reaction time.

    Fielli's only hope was to swim up now, on her own, to break the surface. It was dark under the water where she was, lit by very little light, and she knew she must be quite deep. Kicking her legs steadily, her face taking on a determined set, she tried to overcome the sluggishness that was beginning to take her.
  14. "Damn it!"

    He grimaced at the sight of the incoming ravens, for a moment he tried to pull another arrow, but he realized it would be nothing more than a waste. He dropped his bow to the ground and pulled out his scimitar, too rushed to keep the bow safe.

    He slashed at the raven above him, hoping to hit it before it hit him. He hit the raven right in the middle and cut it in half, nothing too clean about it. Angus looked at the two other birds, and without much thinking he decided to move away from the other two birds and took a few steps back, figuring it'd be better if they went after him than if they escaped him.
  15. Just watched the most recent episode of The Strain.

    A Strigoi disguised as a cop exploded a bunch of worms that turn you into vampires on people after a Nazi Vampire told him to.

    The show gets weird.
  16. Sales held his side in pain while lying on the wet ground of the swamp. As he looked up, he saw 2 of the sneaky flying raptors above Karwik and himself, they looked like they were circling for an attack.
    As Sales got to his feet, he drew his long sword, looking to kill those retched things. With both hand on his sword, and a murderous look in him, he took a swing at the birds.
    Unfortunately the pain in his ribs got too much for Sales, he dropped his arms down with the sword still in his hands. Angered that he let the pain get to him.
  17. Did someone say "horror manga"?

    Honestly, I haven't read much manga or watched pretty much any anime in a while due to things, but I used to be super into some horror manga, so I've decided to impart my tastes onto thee. Some of these aren't necessarily "horror", but they at least have themes of such.

    Show Spoiler

    Necromancer - One of my absolute favorites, and my current avatar is of a character that shows up some chapters in. It's not too "scary", I suppose, the general art is simplistic and sort of cute in a way, and it's pretty light. It's more of a tragedy, really.
    • The same author also did a manga of a side story for Mothy's (the producer behind the Vocaloid song series "Story of Evil" & a series about the 7 deadly sins) "Gomounto no Nemuranai"/"The Torture Tower Never Sleeps"/"Sleepless Torture Tower", and while the art is the same, I may warn you that it's more "horrific" than Necromancer, and there's "meat"ier bits than what you'd expect with the art.
    Goth - I haven't read this in a while, but I remember being rather fond of it.

    Hiiro no Marionetta - Another manga I haven't read in a while. May cause feels, and may not actually have too much of what people consider horror.

    Elfen Lied (MANGA) - Your Mileage May Vary on whether it's actually good or not, but the manga has much more to offer than the anime, which deviated in some aspects & ended about half-way through with an alternate course of events.

    Doubt (Tonogai Yoshiki) - Pretty solid "murder game" manga. Check out the sequel, "Judge", too.

    Ludwig Kakumei - Horror shoujo by Yuki Kaori. If anything, if you like dark fairy tales (and humor), I'd recommend checking it out.

    Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya Senpai no Kaidan - Horror manga by the author of Haikyuu.

    Dawn Tsumetai Te - Josei horror, though I think one might enjoy it if they like seinen.
    • "Eikou no Te" is another manga by the same author, and has a similar fixation on hands, but is completely separate. Not as good, but still a bit of an interesting read.
    Mushi to Medama to Teddy Bear - Cute character designs and art, but can be pretty relentless at times. Highly recommended if you enjoy cuteness with your horror. I haven't finished it, but I intend to.

    Yougen no Chi - Unfortunately on hiatus, with a bit of a weak plot, but with an interesting concept & lovely art.

    Apocalypse no Toride - Haven't actually read much of it, but it does pretty well, I think.

    Franken Fran - A black comedy rife with body horror, highly-questionable ethics, sexual themes, bizarre happenings, and a disconcertingly fair handful of characters that might be cute in any other series, or without some character traits. There's not much of a plot, pretty much being a slice-of-(a-very-strange-)life, but the stories and arcs are definitely something. My description doesn't do it justice, and is more like a vague content warning, to be honest.

    Might add more when I read or remember more.
  18. Angus winced and shouted to take away from the stinging pain on his shoulders and back, it was beyond him how it managed to tear through the leather, but he had more important things to put his mind into. He had been holding his sword tighter because of the hit and it had began to feel on his hands. He loosened up his grip and fought the pain, he had time to bleed it out when the ravens were dead.

    He looked at the ravens again, and slashed at one of them, hoping to repay the damn thing for his trouble. Once again he did it, the raven was killed by his blade, the other bird croaked at Angus, and he was getting ready to attack it to.
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    Fielli's small body, soaked with filthy water, slowly rose to the surface. Slim arms in a honeyed tan broke the sinisterly swirling surface of the water, followed by a head of hair, dripping and clinging to its bearer in a shade many tones darker than its natural color. With a sharp gasp, she finally push herself up and coughed, expelling the water from her lungs that she had accidentally allowed in.

    Swimming sleekly to the deck of the ship, her eyes glittering with newfound life, she let out a thrilled gasp as she saw Pipqua staring down after her. Tentatively, Fielli grasped the edge of the deck, letting Pipqua slither around her arm and to her soppingly wet collar.

    "What... what's going on here?" she inquired as much of herself as the snake.