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Legends of Albadyn BatRep: 10 Highwaymen

Characters

???: Female Vahalyr Knight

???: Female Dwarf Archer

???: Female Goblin Ninja

???: Male Goblin Priest

Tigre: Male Gigantes Warrior

Terrance Gilfaren: Female Golden Elf Crusader

PLAYER 1: Rose

PLAYER 2: Jacob Snow

PLAYER 3: Dakota

Event Coordinator: Jacob Snow

Monster Faction: Bandits

Shadow Gold Spent: 0

MODS: No Bonuses: Natural Rolls Only.

 

Story

A group of Adventurers were hired to put an end to the group of Bandits that had been raiding merchant caravans along the road from Whitehaven to Stonewall in the land of Donyavar. Dressed as travelers merely traveling with the caravan, soon enough the bandits sprung out.

WAVE 1: 5 Highwaymen

The trap sprung (we won initiative). Terrance fired a bolt of holy energy from her sword, throwing off her cloak to reveal the glistening white and red armor of a crusader beneath it. The Archer fired an arrow which stuck fast into another. The Ninja moved, and although he put up a fight, another Highwayman succumbed to the terrific onslaught.

The Knight rushed forward and tried valiantly to bring down the other highwayman, but at the end, there was a brief lull in the combat: two Highwaymen stood, of the five who had come to pillage the goods of the defenseless.

The Bandits, after recovering from their surprise, poured a blistering onslaught onto the Knight, who took four strikes from the two before she was able to mount a defense. The Knight felled the two Highwaymen with a counter attack, and stood trying to catch her breath.

“Fall back! I hear more of them!” Terrance exclaimed, and the Ninja, Archer, Knight, and herself formed up, the Archer prepared to lend support from just behind them.

WAVE 2: Five Highwaymen

The Bandits rushed out from the trees.

“What is taking so long?” an ugly bald man with a hooked nose exclaimed, and he saw his fallen comrades.

“GET ‘EM!!!” He yelled, and the Bandits charged forward. As they did, a traveling Gigantes came up from behind the Adventurers, ready to help. While he was unexpected, his aid was welcome. Undisturbed, the Bandits rushed forward and threw all of their weight into the Knight, making the same mistake as their predecessors. While two hits made it through, the Knight held them off.

The Archer fired a bow shot point blank into one of the Bandits before firing at another, felling him as well. The Knight struck another down, but two mighty blows were stopped by the cunning of the Highwayman. The Ninja circled around, and attempted to bring him down, but he blocked her blow as well. Terrance struck, but he stopped her first strike. Using her shield, she bashed his weapon out of the way and thrust him through. He fell to the ground with a grunt.

The Final Highwayman charged and struck the giant, slicing him mildly on the leg. The Giant then twirled his flail and launched the Highwayman back into the trees. He landed with a crunch.

The Adventurers returned to their guild hall and claimed the reward, retiring to enjoy a night of partying.

 

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Whitehaven Stories pt. 2: The Mission

As Aja and Orijen sat at The Inn, Aja began to grow impatient. They had been at the determined locale for hours, and while the minstrel was adequate, plucking away ancient ballads on a well-worn lute, Aja was never one to take inaction well.

As she reached her boiling point, the door opened. A woman with shoulder length curly red hair and pointed ears entered, a longsword by her side and white armor with a red cross on the front equipped. The armor was nicked and dented in places, showing she had fought in many battles. The fact that her left hand was absent showed that not all of them had ended in victory.

She spotted them and walked over to their table, grabbing a chair and sitting down in a stately manner. She was fair of face, but not extravagantly so.

“Greetings, Aja, Orijen. I am Terrance, and I have been sent here to speak with you on behalf of High Priest Avram. He would have come to greet you personally, but there is a matter that required his immediate attention.”

Aja raised an eyebrow and looked at Orijen askance, but he seemed to be perfectly calm.

“What is the matter that the Temple requires our assistance with?” he asked, and Terrance exhaled a small sigh of relief.

“I was concerned that you would not help if it were not Avram that was here… The Temple has reached out to your guild in a matter concerning a shipment of gold that was stolen on its way here. The wagons were burnt, and the caretakers treated with the utmost of disrespect. Of the few that could speak, one remembered seeing this symbol on the breastplate of one of the men that robbed the caravan.”

Terrance produced a piece of paper. On it was an illustration of a jagged crown. Aja’s eyes widened, and Orijen looked at her.

“This… is bad. This symbol belongs to the Knights of the Fallen Court.” Aja said, and Terrance furrowed her eyebrows as she responded.

“The Knights of the Fallen Court? They’re merely a legend the Bandits came up with to give themselves credibility. Everyone knows that.”

Aja shook her head. She knew better: she had been a soldier at the border of the Disputed Lands in her youth, so she knew the workings of the Bandit world.

“No, they are real, they just very rarely do anything. They’re content to rule the Disputed Lands and horde all the riches the Bandit Clans pay them in tribute. If they’ve come this far north, we have a very serious problem.”Aja finished speaking, and Terrance sighed.

“First the influx of Void Cult activity, and now this. Donyavar is falling to pieces around our ears… Well, since you know this foe, I can get down to your mission. A small shipment of incredibly precious stones is leaving from the Whitehaven Grand Temple to be taken to Rhasys for the dedication of the new Temple there. If these stones are stolen, the Temple in Rhasys will not be able to receive any Adventurers that perish in their borders, and Adventurers working there will be forced to return to this world much farther away from their work than normal. Will you and your guild assist us in keeping it safe?” Terrance finished speaking, and awaited an answer.

Aja looked at Orijen, and they both smiled. Aja looked at Terrance and spoke, an excited edge to her voice.

“Give us two days, and we’ll make sure not even a dragon could steal these jewels.”

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Whitehaven Stories Pt 1: Arrival

The rain cascaded on Whitehaven’s streets like a curtain of glistening beads, each bead plummeting freely until colliding with its target and exploding gloriously.

As long as its target wasn’t your eye, foolishly looking upward, you would be fine. Summers were warm in Donyavar, the neighboring land to Inyan. Whitehaven, the capital of that land, was famed far and wide for its glistening marble walls and streets, signs of its affluence and might.

The guards of Whitehaven, on the other hand, left much to be desired. As the woman and her companion entered the city through the main gate, the guards were too immersed in their game of Flags to even notice someone had entered. The woman tsked and shook her head, but the man smiled, glad that the men were enjoying themselves.

Both wore cloaks of dark black to keep the rain from their eyes, cloaks unmarked save for the small crimson cross embroidered on the right shoulder. To those who did not know of them, the symbol was nothing other than a decoration. To those who did, the symbol testified of their Guild Affiliation with the Crimson Crosses, a small adventurers Guild operating from the Inyani town of Harfast.

As the pair walked the streets, the woman surveyed the surrounding buildings seeking an inn, while the man looked around in wonder. The woman’s eyes lighted upon her sought-after establishment, a place imaginatively named The Inn.

As the pair entered, the woman lowered her hood. Her hair was short and raggedly cut, hanging just below her chin. Her hair was raven black, save for a streak of red in the lock that perpetually hung over her right eye. Her skin was pale, and her makeup accentuated that fact with its dark colors. Beneath her left eye, a symbol: a small half-diamond underlined her eye, its tip ending at her cheekbone. She was fair to look upon, and her face seemed to have an ageless quality to it, which annoyed the staff of The Inn to no end.

The man lowered his hood and straightened his shoulder length blonde hair. His ears were pointed elegantly, and his face constantly had a small smile on it. His skin was light golden, and he wore a small silver cross around his neck to show his status as a priest.

The woman took a seat at a round table in the dark corner, but her companion sat at the table next to it, which was somewhat more illuminated. After a brief wordless argument executed with expressions and gestures, the woman sighed and moved from her table to sit next to her companion.

One of the servers, a young woman with curly brown hair and freckles, approached and began to speak.

“Greetings, travelers! What may I get you on this rainy evening? We have tea if you’re feeling unwell after getting wet.”

The woman with the short hair sighed and spoke, her voice slightly lower than one would expect.

“I’ll have some brew, and the gentleman here will have, without fail…”

“Water.” He said in a slightly musical voice. The maid blushed slightly, and a flash of aggression flared in the woman’s eyes.

“Sorry, missy: he’s taken.” The maid’s eyes widened for a second, and she nodded and walked away.

“Well, it’s an improvement over the last one. No sword, for one thing.” The man said, and the woman chuckled. Shortly thereafter, the maid returned with their drinks, and after a drink, the woman spoke.

“Well, Orijen, what kind of work are we here to do?”

“Ideally, we’ll be finding out here in a few moments. My contact should already be here… Hopefully she’ll arrive soon, Aja.”

 

(TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR PART TWO!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Class Review: The Fighter

Bonuses: +6A/6D

Ability Description: Damage Prevention for Self.

Skill Required: 2 out of 8 (VERY easy)

Endurance: 6 out of 8

Summary

Fighters are ideal for beginners in Legends of Albadyn: they control easily and have virtually no learning curve. The most complicated part of playing a Fighter is deciding when to use your Shield Block. Other than that, their Bonuses are great, and they can survive toe to toe with a Marauder if the dice land right.

Fighters can also be any Race you want, since they can ignore Damage the lowest HP Races have as much of a chance as a powerhouse like a Vahalyr or Orc.

If Fighters have one weakness, it is to Ranged assault. If playing a Fighter, don’t allow yourself to be cornered and then peppered by Crossbow bolts or magical blasts. Always leave a venue open to escape out of, or you’ll be overwhelmed and ground under.

 

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UPDATE 4.0 and some really big news

Hello all! Jacob Snow here, telling you all about Update 4.0, possibly the largest update yet. The Bestiary and Event Coordinator system have been revamped, with rewards worked in for Event Coordinators so they don’t get depressed: just playing Monsters and getting beaten all the time is terrible for morale.

Event Coordinators also have items to purchase, whether 1-time enhancements or deathtraps!

But that isn’t the big news. Oh but no. The big news is that LEGENDS OF ALBADYN HAS A PLAYERS HANDBOOK ON AMAZON!!! Handbook exclusive Items for Adventurers are in those pages, as well as a hard copy of the Player system for you to have with you everywhere!

We also have an Event Coordinator’s Handbook with some exclusive tips and tricks straight from my EC Playbook! To find the Players Handbook, simply click

https://www.amazon.com/Legends-Albadyn-Players-Handbook-Roleplaying/dp/1548327603/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498591238&sr=8-2&keywords=Legends+of+Albadyn

However, due to some formatting issues and balancing problems, the Event Coordinator’s Handbook is temporarily unavailable, but in a few days it should be. Just search Legends of Albadyn and you’ll be good to go!

These two books contain everything you need to know to start playing Legends of Albadyn, and they are full of cool extras not found online!

May your Legends continue!

God Bless!

Jacob Snow

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Legends of Albadyn BatRep: Two Character Raid (6/20/2017)

Sorry this one came out late: had a lot of weird junk going on and am only now having time to blog.

Characters

Lucy Blackwing: Vahalyr Warrior (7HP, +7A/4D, 2 Damage per Hit)

Alric: Vahalyr Archer (7HP, +7A/4D, Overshoot 1 (shoot past an occupied square).

Event Coordinator: Jacob

Monster Faction: Bandits

 

Room 1

Lucy started out as the tank, pulling in with good rolls against mediocre Monsters. It was only five points, so nothing too major. Alric fired off some shots at the Marauder, who stood stock still letting Alric shoot him. Stupid me, forgetting to move the guy. The Highwaymen tagged Lucy twice, though.

Room 2

Better odds this time, with a Trollkin, a Spellcaster, and a few Highwaymen. (think it was… 10 points, not bad for two dice). Lucy dealt with the minions, and Alric blasted the Spellcaster. Nothing overly special happened, aside from Lucy downing the Trollkin in two consecutive rolls.

BOSS ROOM

The Fallen Knight. As both of my Characters only had 4 Defense Bonus, I earnestly had no expectation of making it. Alric pinged the Fallen Knight as he closed in. Then, the Fallen Knight bashed Alric and Lucy, keeping them stunned for a Round. But then Lucy pulled off an amazing Defense: she rolled a 6, and he rolled a 2. He had used two Actions to bash Alric, so she was in the clear. She swung her axe mightily, and it crashed through the Fallen Knight’s malevolent helm, doing incredible damage and winning the day, not to mention a nice, big Bounty.

Lessons Learned

It’s irrelevant how many Characters you’ve got on the table. Even a single Character can win the day: Play it right and you’ll get through. Don’t go into a fail state just because you think its impossible to win: it’s always possible, even when you’re facing a three point Bonus difference.

Cheers, God Bless, and Keep on Playing.

Jacob Snow

 

 

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