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Old Nov 16th, 2018, 11:54 PM
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With both the bear and the fox bleeding freely and starting to stagger with the sheer volume of blood loss they have sustained the fight starts to look as though it may be their last together. Roaring their defiance together the companions do as they have so many times before in the pursuit of that feeling of life - stared death in the face and told him to take his best shot.
Seeing the barghest's back turned to him, Tam is the first to strike, swiping his claws at the enemy to make him turn. Scar, waiting for the opening, then leaps in with his teeth and rips at the enemy's throat. Finally Tam tears up and then in, sinking his own teeth into their foe. With the creature flickering in and out of existence though, it is only Tam whose teeth find their mark.

 
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The feline woman was bloodied and bleeding but she was still intent on putting this last beastie down for good. The woman undulated with the scarf between her two hands. She ebbed and flowed with the grasses in the slight wind. She stepped to the side trying to avoid the teeth of the canine, looking for her opportunity to strike out at the thing. She saw her moment and whipped the scarf out at the midsection of the beast again. This time she was sure she would hit the beast but just as the scarf was about to wrap around his belly the thing blinked out of existence and then back. The timing of the strike could not have been more perfect for the barghest. In her frustration Joya let out another loud hiss at the troublesome canine.

 
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John continues to hurl balls of acid at the annoying creatures who would not be harmed by standard weapons. His second globule of acid hit the mark squarely, burning once again through skin and into 3 damage againthe muscle. In the moment, he decided it may be wise to attempt to inspire the others; "Rise against these tyrannical beast oh mighty customer-employees! Rise up and protect our belongings and our lives! No one but yourselves could hold against such overwhelming odds, but I have great faith in you, so hold and drive back our enemies!" He changed his tone of voice with apparent randomness through his speech, being completely unsure as to whether or not these creatures used tones to convey bravery, so he figured it would be best to cycle through all the tones as he spoke systematically, just to be safe.



 


 
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Joya's scarf zips through the creature's body as he blinks, but Sprinkles gets the timing right as the blade leaves a line of blood in the barghest's flank.
The hideous creature spins again, focusing on the source of damage. The first claw scrapes against his armor, not quite making it to his skin. The ratkin staggers a bit right into the patch of the second swipe, but luckily it passes through his head as barghest is a victim of his own defense. Sprinkles lets out a small cackle, but quickly regrets it as the teeth bury themselves in his shoulder causing a spray of blood.

Tam and Scar finish positioning themselves, surrounding the creature and putting everyone into a flanking position. This advantage is almost nullified as repeated attacks pass through it, with only Scar's bite leaving a small wound.
John tries to capitalize on this, but the acid passes through the barghest as well.

The barghest's head whips back and forth as it starts growling in it's throat. Sprinkles calls out, recognizing this from his time spent in the Wild, "No let finish. Will run away and get rest of pack."

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Dice John 50- miss:
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Attack of Opportunity for everyone except John. It is using a spell like ability.

Barghest is under the effects of blink now. 50% miss change, you can roll or I will.
Round 5 over

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Joya was getting very frustrated with these canine creatures. The damn thing was proving nearly impossible to hit. Each time she thought she had the timing of her attack just right it would blink out of existence and her weapon would pass right through where the creature should have been. Each time she would let out an angry hiss at the beast and each time she would get more and more frustrated. She was going to need a long hot bath to calm her nerves at this rate and there was no place for such a luxury for miles and miles.
The woman drew her scarf back like a whip and prepared to lash out at the beast again. She timed the attack just right and bam! The blasted thing blinked out of phase again. The feline woman was ready to scream, but she let out another long hiss directed at the beast.


 
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John looks at the creature in surprise as his spell failed to hit, even though it should have. He frowns and forms another acid ball in his hands, and hurls it at the creature in another attempt to hit the beast. "Why will this not-customer not just die? This is most inconvienent..." His next throw seemed to go through the creature once more, doing nothing but singing the ground where it landed... "Curse this this thing to the deepest black hole!"



 


 
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The bear and fox react simultaneously to the slight distraction their enemy suffers from, each diving in, Tam with his massive claw and Scar with a bite at its flank. Tam's claw strikes true, tearing into the barghest and shredding it's tough skin. The bear pulls its prey into a lethal grapple as it hits, dragging the creature towards it despite the flickering spell it is under.

 
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The frustrations continue as both Joya and Sprinkles attack passes through the creature. The barghest finishes the unusual growl that make Sprinkles call out the warning, stretching as the final trigger to his ability. In the final attempt to stop the thing before, you assume, it escapes for backup, there are a series of attacks. Most miss, but as a deep purple glow begins to outline it Tam's claw makes contact causing a yip. The glow fades as the Tam-bear pulls the creature into his arm with the crunch of breaking bones before it goes limp.

Round 6 over.
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Joya let out a stream of curses under her breath as the bear and fox finish off the barghest. She didn't think she'd ever been so useless in a fight, and she hoped that she'd never be so useless ever again. The feline woman used care as she strung the bladed scarf back around her own neck. There were several other scarves, some with pockets and another that was reinforced, others made of silk. Her entire attire was comprised of an odd collection of things that seemed odd until they were all thrown together. There were pockets and little nooks to secret things away with ease everywhere.
She looked at the corpse of the canine creature and then at Tam and his fox friend. Joya was grateful for his help in dispatching the thing. She was also very aware of their surroundings and of how exposed they were right here in this field of tall grasses. "Anyone ever eat barghest before? Perhaps we should bring one and try roasting it over a small fire. Otherwise... I'd suggest we get moving again right away."
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With his final bite crushing the barghest's skull and fountaining blood across his fur, the ten foot bear roars out his triumph. Standing on his hind legs, Tam lifts the creature's limp body and rips it in half before turning an facing the grasslands around them. Still tall he roars again, a challenge of primal fury and intensity. With Joya speaking to him, Tam lets his heart slow and his senses return to him. Sniffing deep he circles the wagons and looks for any smell that might indicate that they are being stalked further by enemies. At last, minutes later he shifts again, his form rippling and twisting as his long, lean limbs emerge from the bloodied fur. Both he and Scar are badly hurt, and he knows how close to death they have once again come. Limping towards the wagon, Tam reaches into his pack and pulls out a scroll. Reading it in a cracked voice, he presses his hand to his heart and lets the spent paper fall. Even as the Infernal healing, 10hp healed over 1 minflesh knits across his wounds, the wizard's eyes glow a deep red, and a cloud seems to pass across his features - his mouth, never exactly happy twists down into a snarl. But a minute later the cloud has passed, and Tam straightens to climb up onto the wagon. Scar, shrunk down now, climbs weakly into his lap where Tam strokes his fur gently and murmurs to him to calm the little fox.

"Tasted meaty but not poisonous. Let's take one and cook it when we can. Nuthin' else we can chuck it to any more trolls on th'way. Let's move - beasts'll be drawn to here like flies to **** now."
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John claps his tentacles together in excitement as the large bear finishes the creature off, then rips it in half. He slides off his cart and down to the creature to inspect it. "Excellent work Associate-Tam! A most stupendous way to deal with a pest such as this."

He goes over to the half of the creature with the head still attached and makes a tsk' sound; "Oh my, you seem to have crushed the skull associate-Tam... Oh well, the meat should still be perfectly tasty indeed, though cooking it will ruin the flavor." His tentacles then slide in and around the legs and the neck, and pull with a strength that is far greater then his appearance. The two legs and neck are torn off of the main body with a sickening ripping of flesh.

He then proceeds to munch on those pieces of the creature as he heads back to his cart, "Tastes fine to me, I advise it raw, but if you all don't like it, I would be more than happy to eat it customer-friends."



 


 
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Sprinkles twitches a furry eyebrow at the exposed tenacles and feedings, "Even we no eat raw in Wild. Dangerous." he sighs and looks at the remains of the corpse, "Poison happen if done wrong. We need move before others smell blood. They will..."

He stops as his ear flicks and he turns his head. He indicates the direction they came with a wave of his hand, "They not likely issue. We have visitor."

In the direction the ratkin indicated are the shapes of three mounted horses in the distance.


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ConnerAs the riders approach closer, the little caravan notes a fourth approaching. A canine trots quickly alongside, keeping abreast of his comrades' horses. They seem in haste, but not overtly hostile.

Getting a better look as they draw close, the canine appears a DC33 Disguiseman-sized wolfhound with a mix of grey, white, and brown fur patterns. Interestingly, he wears a fitted leather jerkin, much like many hunting animals are equipped in these dangerous times. He has a fresh, crisp scent about him.

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With the head of the Bargheist sticking out of his mouth, and the disgusting sound of his strangely shaped mouth sawing through the flesh and bone of the skull, John looks curiously at the dog that comes trotting up. He sets the legs in the back of the cart and moves his way up to the top of his cart to look back at the riders, pulling out a crossbow and making sure it is loaded, but not pointed at the new arrivals.

His tentacles are splayed out across the top of the cart, anchoring himself to the top. He speaks with a gurgled voice as he tries to quickly finish the food in his mouth with a crunching gargle, he speaks mostly clearly; "Gwreeetings potential-customers! I am John and this is my twravelling shop. Would you like to place an order today?"



 


 
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Before they could set out again a small group of travelers appear and ride right up to their wagons before coming to a halt. Most of them came to a halt but one canine creature came boldly into their midst and began to sniff around. Joya didn't like this one bit. She had had enough of canines for one day. The two barghest were more than enough for her liking. She had a sour look on her face when the hound stared back the way they had came and started to growl. The hair on the back of Joya's neck stood on end. She let out a soft hiss as well.
She looked at the group of horses and riders expecting someone to explain what was going on here. "Does someone want to tell us what this is all about? Are you looking for trade like my companion John has suggested?"
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