Badass Dragoons of the Highlands - turn 2 results

The wheel of time turns. In spite of the odd bit of business in Beijing - how exactly did a mortal manage to infiltrate a gathering of Immortals? - the true Immortals continue their journeys, wanderings, and periods of self exile. Some head to Europe and its endless cycle of clashes between kings, some insist on witnessing the end of ancient empires, and others head far afield to drink in rare and wondrous moments in time.

And when they find themselves in the same part of the world at the same time, conflict ensues. While mortal kingdoms strive to survive the lifetime of a single ruler, the Immortal game continues and becomes more deadly with each iteration.

Travels of the Immortals - 15th Century (click the triangle to expand)

Summary

Aeaba Taylor traveled to Agincourt and fought for England
Evelyn Wolff traveled to Agincourt and fought for England
Mom traveled to Agincourt and fought for France
NESSIE traveled to Agincourt and fought for France
Other Pendragon traveled to Agincourt and fought for England

Bag of Hammers traveled to Maccu Piccu
Jane traveled to Maccu Piccu
“Hep” Burn traveled to Maccu Piccu
Red Dog traveled to Maccu Piccu

T.D. Himself traveled to Constantinople and fought for the Byzantine Empire Ottoman Empire
The Three Sisters traveled to Constantinople and fought for the Ottoman Empire Byzantine Empire

“Bon” McEvoy traveled to Orléans and fought for Scotland
Groß Wilhelm traveled to Orléans and fought for France
Bark McBarkruff traveled to Orléans and fought for Scotland
Juan traveled to Orléans and fought for England
Harry Farnsworth traveled to Orléans and fought for France

Mr. Collins joined the Spanish Inquisition
Shemp joined the Spanish Inquisition
Maud d’Oilly joined the Spanish Inquisition

Zero Demos traveled to Belgrade and fought for Hungary
The Worker traveled to Belgrade and fought for the Ottoman Empire
The Ratchet traveled to Belgrade and fought for Serbia

Maple Clamphoof travels to Korea to read the Hangul
Ennis travels to Korea to read the Hangul
Halmar travels to Korea to read the Hangul

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Battle of Agincourt (1415)

As the assembled armies await the dawn, a spirited disagreement occurs between two participants on the English side.

@Nightflyer v. @eve

Eveyln Wolff (1/5) v. (1/5) Aeaba Taylor
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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 Hit! ( 40) 40 Rck v. Def 60 ( 44) miss
 Hit! ( 71) 60 Cau v. Agg 40 ( 71) Hit!
 Hit! ( 88) 30 Rck v. Cau 70 ( 45) miss
 miss (  3) 50 Agg v. Agg 50 ( 97) Hit!
 Hit! ( 85) 40 Nor v. Rck 60 ( 46) miss
 miss ( 20) 30 Def v. Nor 70 (00+) Crit
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Although the clash fails to affect the larger conflict, first hand accounts of a crossing of sword between two legendary personages are shared amongst veterans of the battle.

@penguinchris v. @teknocholer

      NESSIE (1/5) v. (1/5) Other Pendragon
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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 Hit! ( 40) 87 Cau v. Nor 60 ( 53) miss
 miss ( 40) 29 Def v. Agg 60 ( 23) miss
 Hit! ( 40) 68 Agg v. Cau 60 ( 27) miss
 miss ( 60) 25 Nor v. Cau 40 ( 98) CRIT
 Hit! ( 60) 95 Rck v. Nor 40 ( 13) miss
 Hit! ( 30) 96 Rck v. Cau 70 (00+) CRIT
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Mom (@old) participates in the mortal battle, but somehow fails to find an Immortal opponent.


The Construction of Maccu Piccu (1450)

Some describe a disagreement between two strange travelers as they approach the citadel.

@miasm v. @DreamboatSkanky

  "Hep" Burn (1/5) v. (1/5) Bag of Hammers
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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 miss ( 19) 70 Cau v. Rck 31 ( 91) Hit!
 Hit! ( 60) 50 Def v. Def 50 ( 42) miss
 Hit! ( 76) 60 Rck v. Nor 40 ( 98) Hit!
 Hit! ( 82) 40 Rck v. Def 60 ( 68) Hit!
 Hit! ( 74) 30 Agg v. Rck 70 ( 37) miss
 miss ( 11) 60 Rck v. Nor 40 ( 96) Hit!
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Others describe a disagreement between two strange travelers as they depart the citadel

@SteampunkBanana v. @MalevolentPixy

     Red Dog (2/5) v. (1/5) Jane
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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 Hit! ( 75) 40 Nor v. Rck 60 ( 48) miss
 Hit! ( 59) 50 Cau v. Cau 50 ( 32) miss
 miss ( 62) 70 Def v. Cau 30 ( 84) Hit!
 miss (  7) 30 Cau v. Def 70 ( 36) miss
 Hit! ( 80) 50 Agg v. Agg 50 ( 58) Hit!
 Hit! ( 72) 70 Rck v. Agg 30 ( 69) Hit!
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The Fall of Constantinople (1453)

At the end of an empire, two ancient personages grin as they discover each other arrived to witness the same event.

@guest_account_7 v @chickied

T.D. Himself (2/5) v. (1/5) The Three Sisters
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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 miss ( 10) 60 Def v. Rck 40 ( 45) Hit!
 Hit! ( 79) 40 Cau v. Nor 60 ( 48) miss
 CRIT ( 99) 60 Nor v. Cau 40 ( 10) miss
 miss ( 62) 70 Agg v. Nor 30 ( 41) Hit!
 Hit! ( 82) 70 Rck v. Agg 30 ( 73) Hit!
 miss ( 22) 30 Agg v. Rck 70 ( 21) miss
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Siege of Orléans (1429)

As the siege is broken, Groß Wilhelm comes over the ramparts to discover Juan waiting for him on the parapets.

@durhamindurham v. @strokeybeard

Groß Wilhelm (1/5) v. (1/5) Juan
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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 Hit! ( 41) 40 Cau v. Nor 56 ( 60) miss
 miss ( 49) 70 Rck v. Agg 30 ( 65) Hit!
 CRIT (00+) 70 Rck v. Agg 24 ( 30) miss
 miss ( 56) 60 Agg v. Def 40 ( 38) miss
 Hit! ( 97) 70 Cau v. Rck 67 ( 30) Hit!
 miss ( 54) 60 Rck v. Nor 40 (00+) CRIT
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Among the Scottish contingent, others find themselves with an old and unusual score to settle…

@ghoti v @donald_petersen

Bark McBarkruff (1/5) v. (2/5) "Bon" McEvoy
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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 miss ( 29) 30 Def v. Nor 70 (00+) CRIT
 miss ( 31) 50 Cau v. Cau 50 ( 13) miss
 Hit! ( 91) 60 Agg v. Def 40 ( 62) Hit!
 Hit! ( 90) 70 Rck v. Agg 30 ( 13) miss
 miss ( 22) 60 Def v. Rck 40 ( 80) Hit!
 Hit! ( 45) 30 Nor v. Agg 70 ( 48) miss
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Harry Farnsworth (@Wisconsin_Platt) spends too long in a French mess tent and fails to face off against an Immortal this century

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The Spanish Inquisition (1478)

Surely you must have expected this.

@David_Falkayn v. @Hadley

 Mr. Collins (2/5) v. (3/5) Shemp
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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 miss (  6) 70 Nor v. Def 30 ( 80) Hit!
 Hit! ( 85) 70 Rck v. Agg 30 ( 58) Hit!
 miss ( 42) 50 Nor v. Nor 50 ( 28) miss
 Hit! ( 80) 60 Cau v. Agg 40 ( 26) miss
 miss ( 38) 60 Nor v. Cau 40 ( 19) miss
 miss ( 49) 60 Cau v. Agg 40 ( 64) Hit!
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Maud (@KeisterButton) spends too much time chasing after heretics and fails to find an Immortal to fight.


The Siege of Belgrade (1456)

The Voivode of Transylvania leads a surprise sally against the Ottomans who struggle to defend their position. In the slaughter, two old warriors find themselves facing off against each other once again.
@daneel v @manwich

  Zero Demos (2/5) v. (2/5) "The Worker"
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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 miss ( 12) 30 Nor v. Agg 70 ( 64) miss
 CRIT (00+) 60 Agg v. Def 40 ( 43) Hit!
 Hit! ( 51) 40 Rck v. Def 60 (00+) CRIT
 miss (  9) 30 Cau v. Def 70 ( 64) miss
 miss ( 14) 50 Def v. Def 50 ( 41) miss
 miss ( 13) 40 Def v. Agg 60 ( 36) miss
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The Ratchet (@pogo) watches from afar for reasons known only to himself


Sejong the Great publishes the Hangul (1446)

Whether from disagreement about translation or disagreement about some other subject, two members of the court agree to settle the issue somewhere beyond the eyes of Sejong the Great.
@tobinl v. @glutnix

     Halmar (2/5) v. (2/5) Maple Clamphoof
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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 miss ( 19) 40 Agg v. Cau 60 ( 29) miss
 miss ( 51) 60 Agg v. Def 40 ( 23) miss
 Hit! ( 74) 40 Def v. Agg 60 ( 58) miss
 miss ( 16) 70 Def v. Cau 30 ( 32) Hit!
 Hit! ( 60) 40 Agg v. Cau 60 ( 67) Hit!
 Hit! ( 73) 60 Agg v. Def 40 ( 94) Hit!
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Ennis (@gwwar) loses herself in examining scholarly texts, realizing too late that a battle has been joined elsewhere.

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EDIT: Or not.

C’mon people.

AIM HERE:

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I may have been in the mess tent, but when I knew others had joined, I felt moved to pen this ditty…

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GM Note: Starting in turn 2, rolls that exceed 100 due to bonuses are now represented as (00+) to obfuscate stance bonuses.

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The Ratchet watches from afar for reasons known only to himself

Yes…

Funny thing battles, never seem to wait until you are ready.

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As a reminder:

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Time has seemed to have buffered our Immortals’ impulsiveness. Stances in the 15th Century much more evenly distributed. Trending a tad higher in aggressive.

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I knew that the strange immortal I knew only as the worker would be almost certain to fight for the Ottomans again. But I also knew that he’d know I’d know that, and would avoid somewhere so obvious as Constantinople.

I needed to search for him elsewhere. I made my way back from China, and became a preacher by the name of Giovanni da Capistrano. I undertook missions for the popes and searched for the Worker in Milan and Burgundy, while ostensibly opposing the Antipope. It was but a ruse as I searched for my nemesis. Eventually, news came that Constantinople had fallen. I made sure that I would be well placed to find him. I responded to Pope Callixtus’ call for a Crusade, raised an army of peasants and marched to the aid of Belgrade.

The castle of Belgrade held us safe for a while, but eventually the Ottomans breached the falls. My peasant army rushed to fight, and I followed them onto the field.

I saw Mehmed enter the fighting, but then he took an arrow to the knee.

At the next moment, I heard a cry, and there he was - the stranger with the plank of wood.

Again, I tried to engage him in conversation, and again he refused. I fought more calmly this time, and although I again had the upper hand throughout the battle, the fates smiled on my adversary and his unusually defensive style, and luck saw him survive, again. We fought all day, and were ordered back behind the walls at dusk. When we came back out at dawn, the Ottomans, and The Worker were gone.

This identity used up, I used the convenient excuse of the plague to fake my death and moved on through the years. Maybe next century we’d meet and finish this.

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Mercifully my account is brief. I met up with two clerics who came a great distance to participate in the Inquisition. They were the ne plus ultra of barbarity and mercilessness, and I learned from them.
I also learned to be less timid and more timely in sharing my travel plans with associates.

Hide the women and children! Content Warning: Inquisition tactics!

They mispronounced my name and called me “Mrs D’oyle” if you can believe it.
https://stancarey.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/father-ted-careful-now-down-with-this-sort-of-thing.jpg

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How odd that the nemesis of that mortal Yowo1, Rachel McGuinty (@CleverEmi) doesn’t appear in the results. Is she facing the Kurgan?

Also, by my estimation, there should have been at least five beheadings this round. Yet NINE of our twenty duelers escaped with a single HP. hmmmm…

Collins TN

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Hey, the dog started it, mate.

Well it’s a dog eat dog
Eat cat too
The French eat frog
And I eat you
Businessman, when you make a deal
Do you know who you can trust?
Do you sign your life away?
Do you write your name in dust?

Hey, hey, hey
Every dog has his day
It’s a dog eat dog
Dog eat dog

Dog eat dog
Read the news
Someone win
Someone lose
Up’s above and down’s below
And limbo’s in between
Up you win, down you lose
It’s anybodys game

Hey, hey, hey
Every dog has his day
It’s a dog eat dog
Dog eat dog

And it’s a eye for eye
Tooth for tooth
It’s a lie
That’s the truth
See a blind man on the street
Looking for something free
Hear the kind man ask his friends
“Hey, what’s in it for me?”

Hey, hey, hey
Every dog has his day
It’s a dog eat dog
Dog eat dog

That’s a good pooch, now.

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Perhaps your moldy old papers do not hold so much knowledge as you thought.

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Yes, but why are our weapons wielding so much damage , but no beheadings? Even your blade, Slaughter, remains unfed. Just as we have seen a mortal pass himself as one ofus, so my records suggest other matters are being hidden from us. By whom? to what purpose?

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I did not journey for months across a great big sea so as to have a decent meal, just to also have to deal with a bunch of idiots who cannot handle their corn beer.

One of them in particular got on my nerves , he carried an odd, awkward looking thing (what is it with these foreigners and their impractical weapons ) and kept trying to put platforms in the way of men at work . One poor ,wide-mouthed mason nearly fell to his death when the idiot ran a wire straight across the poor man’s path of travel .

“Give me patience,” I pleaded with the god of successful hunting and full bellies. Unfortunately, he wasn’t listening, and I knew inevitably the clash would come. Finally, after listening to him use his axe in such a way that somehow made my ears even worse, I gave into the temptations and told him he could put up or shut up.

The young gods did not feel we warranted the honour of being sacrficed and sent a torrent from the skies. He screamed something and suddenly ran off to collect some of the things he had scattered around, as though he feared the rain would harm them.

Once again I could give thanks that I still breathed, but I knew I would have to do better if I wished to remain a survivor.

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