Badass Dragoons of the Highlands - Turn 3 results

As the sixteenth century churns along, the mortals make remarkable advancements in scientific theory. Martin Luther lays out his 95 Theses which sets the stage for the Reformation and the century of bloodshed that would follow. The world seems to shift and change more quickly than the Immortals expect, suggesting they will need to be more circumspect in the centuries to come.

And yet in this era adopting a new city, crafting a new persona, and procuring a fresh tankard of ale still did the trick - at least for the nineteen that managed to keep their heads…

Travels of the Immortals - 16th Century (click the triangle to expand)

Summary

Ennis served in the court of Suleiman the Magnificent
Mom served in the court of Suleiman the Magnificent
Juan served in the court of Suleiman the Magnificent

Bag of Hammers traveled to Okehazama and fought for Imagawa Yoshimoto
Shemp traveled to Okehazama and fought for Oda Nobunaga

“Bon” McEvoy circumnavigated the globe with Magellan & Elcano
Aeaba Taylor circumnavigated the globe with Magellan & Elcano
Maud d’Oilly circumnavigated the globe with Magellan & Elcano
Jane circumnavigated the globe with Magellan & Elcano
NESSIE circumnavigated the globe with Magellan & Elcano
Halmar circumnavigated the globe with Magellan & Elcano

Rachel McGinty traveled to Pavia and fought for Spain
Bark McBarkruff traveled to Pavia and fought for France
T.D. Himself traveled to Pavia and fought for France
The Ratchet traveled to Pavia and fought with the Holy Roman Empire

The Three Sisters traveled to Malta as Knights
Zero Demos traveled to Malta as a Knight
Groß Wilhelm traveled to Malta as a Knight
The Worker traveled to Malta and fought for the Ottomans
“Hep” Burn traveled to Malta as a Knight
Evelyn Wolff traveled to Malta as a Knight
Red Dog traveled to Malta as a Knight.

Mr. Collins traveled to Nuremberg and procured a copy of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium
Maple Clamphoof traveled to Nuremberg and procured a copy of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium
Other Pendragon traveled to Nuremberg and procured a copy of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium

Harry Farnsworth traveled to Panipat and fought for the Babur

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GM Note: combat report format modified slightly for increased suspense.

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The Court of Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566):

Two courtiers arrive at irreconcilable positions and agree to settle the dispute honorably.

@gwwar v. @strokeybeard

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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 Hit! ( 95) 50 Nor v. Nor 50 ( 20) miss
 miss ( 33) 60 Rck v. Nor 40 ( 81) Hit!
 Hit! ( 60) 40 Cau v. Nor 60 ( 22) miss
 Hit! ( 77) 70 Agg v. Nor 30 (00+) CRIT
 Hit! ( 81) 30 Def v. Nor 70 ( 42) miss
 Hit! ( 93) 70 Agg v. Nor 30 ( 48) Hit!
 Hit! ( 96) 60 Rck v. Nor 40 ( --) ----
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      Ennis  (1/5) v. (0/6) Juan

Ennis (@gwwar) experiences a Quickening!

Realizing too late that other Immortals have clashed, Mom (@old) busies herself with court intrigue, gossip, and interesting new recipes.


The Battle of Okehazama (1560):

With clever maneuvering and the help of an afternoon thunderstorm, the forces of Oda Nobunaga ambush and rout the larger Imagawa army. Few had any idea the cause of that thunderstorm

@DreamboatSkanky v. @Hadley

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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 Hit! ( 52) 30 Nor v. Agg 70 ( 62) miss
 Hit! ( 50) 40 Agg v. Cau 60 ( 34) miss
 Hit! ( 95) 70 Rck v. Agg 30 ( 91) Hit!
 miss ( 11) 50 Nor v. Nor 50 ( 54) Hit!
 Hit! ( 65) 50 Agg v. Agg 50 ( 12) miss
 miss ( 26) 60 Agg v. Def 40 ( 78) Hit!
 Hit! ( 96) 60 Cau v. Agg 40 ( 71) Hit!
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Bag of Hammers (1/5) v. (0/5) Shemp

Bag of Hammers (@DreamboatSkanky) experiences a Quickening!

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Circumnavigate the Globe with Magellan & Elcano (1519-1522)

While picking the right side in a mutiny is always a chancy gamble, it presents an excellent opportunity to cross blades with an adversary. Two of the Immortals came to blows aboard the Victoria.

@tobinl v. @eve

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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 miss ( 58) 70 Def v. Cau 30 ( 16) miss
 CRIT (00+) 30 Agg v. Rck 70 ( 35) miss
 Hit! ( 59) 50 Def v. Def 50 ( 18) miss
 miss ( 22) 50 Agg v. Agg 50 ( 62) Hit!
 Hit! ( 97) 60 Def v. Rck 40 ( 26) miss
 miss ( 18) 70 Agg v. Nor 30 ( 65) Hit!
 miss (  7) 40 Def v. Agg 60 ( 39) miss
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      Halmar (3/5) v. (1/5) Aeaba Taylor

With the wreck of the Santiago, the crew were able to swim ashore to safety. Survivors told of a strange battle fought in the shallows…

@penguinchris v. @MalevolentPixy

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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 miss ( 26) 40 Nor v. Rck 60 ( 26) miss
 Hit! ( 52) 30 Nor v. Agg 70 ( 35) miss
 miss ( 23) 40 Agg v. Cau 60 ( 80) Hit!
 miss ( 20) 50 Def v. Def 50 ( 59) Hit!
 Hit! ( 76) 50 Cau v. Cau 50 ( 29) miss
 miss ( 54) 70 Rck v. Agg 30 ( 87) Hit!
 Hit! ( 76) 40 Nor v. Rck 60 ( 74) Hit!
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      NESSIE (1/5) v. (2/5) Jane

But what of the mysterious and sudden storm that was the undoing of the Santiago?

@KeisterButton v. @Donald_Petersen

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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 miss ( 55) 70 Rck v. Agg 30 ( 15) miss
 Hit! ( 72) 70 Agg v. Nor 30 ( 70) Hit!
 miss ( 21) 70 Def v. Cau 30 ( 56) Hit!
 miss ( 27) 70 Rck v. Agg 30 ( 35) Hit!
 Hit! ( 92) 50 Nor v. Def 30 ( 29) miss
 miss ( 38) 50 Agg v. Agg 50 (00+) CRIT
 ---- ( --) 50 Rck v. Rck 50 ( --) ----
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Maud d'Oilly (0/5) v. (3/5) "Bon" McEvoy

“Bon” McEvoy (@Donald_Petersen) experiences a Quickening!

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The Battle of Pavia (1525)

Although France suffered a catastrophic defeat that day, two particular combatants had enough troubles of their own.

@ghoti v. @cleveremi

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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 Hit! ( 48) 30 Agg v. Rck 70 ( 53) miss
 miss ( 34) 70 Def v. Cau 30 ( 88) Hit!
 miss ( 18) 50 Rck v. Rck 50 ( 21) miss
 miss ( 10) 70 Nor v. Def 30 (  9) miss
 miss ( 23) 50 Cau v. Cau 50 ( 42) miss
 Hit! ( 89) 30 Def v. Nor 70 ( 30) miss
 miss (  7) 40 Agg v. Cau 60 ( 84) Hit!
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Bark McBarkruff (3/5) v. (3/5) Rachel McGinty

Elsewhere, the French army is being defeated in detail - but one particular clash is noteworthy for its particular viciousness.

@pogo v. @guest_account_7

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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 Hit! ( 79) 50 Agg v. Agg 50 (00+) CRIT
 miss ( 31) 50 Agg v. Agg 50 (00+) CRIT
 CRIT (00+) 30 Nor v. Agg 70 ( 21) miss
 Hit! ( 34) 30 Nor v. Agg 70 ( 85) Hit!
 ---- ( --) 50 Agg v. Agg 50 ( --) ----
 ---- ( --) 50 Agg v. Agg 50 ( --) ----
 ---- ( --) 70 Rck v. Agg 30 ( --) ----
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 The Ratchet (0/5) v. (1/5) T.D. Himself

T.D. Himself (@guest_account_7) experiences a Quickening!

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The Great Siege of Malta (1565)

Fort St. Michael holds - and as the attackers are repelled, two of the knights turn on each other.

@SteampunkBanana v. @miasm

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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 miss ( 67) 70 Nor v. Def 30 ( 68) Hit!
 Hit! ( 91) 70 Cau v. Rck 30 ( 97) Hit!
 miss ( 30) 70 Def v. Cau 30 ( 19) miss
 miss (  4) 40 Nor v. Rck 60 ( 67) Hit!
 Hit! ( 97) 60 Cau v. Agg 40 ( 75) Hit!
 Hit! ( 52) 50 Agg v. Agg 50 ( 47) miss
 ---- ( --) 30 Agg v. Rck 70 ( 00+) CRIT
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     Red Dog (0/5) v. (2/5) "Hep" Burn

“Hep” (@miasm) Burn experiences a Quickening!

Fort St. Angelo also holds, but allies turn on each other in the chaos.

@Nightflyer v. @durhamindurham

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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 Hit! ( 53) 50 Cau v. Cau 50 ( 89) Hit!
 Hit! ( 38) 30 Agg v. Rck 70 ( 32) miss
 miss ( 22) 50 Rck v. Rck 50 ( 74) Hit!
 Hit! ( 72) 30 Nor v. Agg 70 ( 98) Hit!
 miss ( 41) 70 Cau v. Rck 30 ( 25) miss
 miss ( 20) 50 Agg v. Agg 50 ( 40) miss
 Hit! ( 62) 30 Def v. Nor 70 ( 66) miss
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Evelyn Wolff (2/5) v. (1/5) Groß Wilhelm

As the Ottomans take Fort St. Elmo, the wind picks up. As if drawn by fate, the two old foes find each other once again. Both grin with purpose as they resume this now centuries-old dance.

@daneel v. @manwich

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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 Hit! ( 62) 30 Cau v. Def 70 ( 96) Hit!
 Hit! ( 64) 40 Rck v. Def 60 ( 90) Hit!
 Hit! ( 31) 30 Cau v. Def 70 ( 65) miss
 CRIT (00+) 70 Rck v. Agg 30 ( 70) Hit!
 CRIT (00+) 40 Def v. Agg 60 ( --) ----
 ---- ( --) 60 Agg v. Def 40 ( --) ----
 ---- ( --) 40 Def v. Agg 60 ( --) ----
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  Zero Demos (2/5) v. (0/6) The Worker

Zero Demos (@daneel) experiences a Quickening!

The Three Sisters (@ChickieD) observe the clash, but fail to find an Immortal opponent.

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Nuremberg (1543)

Scholars are drawn to Nuremberg by the radical ideas contained in Copernicus’ magnum opus like moths to a flame.

@glutnix v. @David_Falkayn

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      rolls tgt          tgt rolls
 Hit! ( 58) 30 Def v. Nor 70 ( 45) miss
 miss ( 54) 70 Cau v. Rck 30 (00+) CRIT
 miss ( 29) 60 Cau v. Agg 40 ( 49) Hit!
 miss ( 30) 60 Nor v. Cau 40 ( 88) Hit!
 CRIT (00+) 60 Cau v. Agg 40 ( 46) Hit!
 ---- ( --) 70 Def v. Cau 30 ( --) ----
 ---- ( --) 50 Cau v. Cau 50 ( --) ----
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Maple Clamphoof (0/5) v. (2/5) Mr. Collins

Mr. Collins (@David_Falkayn) experiences a Quickening!

@teknocholer becomes lost in the implications of his copy of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium and realizes too late that other Immortals were also in the city.


The First Battle of Panipat (1526)

@Wisconsin_Platt is the sole Immortal to witness this moment in human history.

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As a reminder:

Our seven Immortals that met their fate this turn should describe their final moments before their opponents chime in. Non-fatal pairings should feel free to explain their side of things as usual.

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Interviewing for the position of nemesis will take place some time in the 17th century.

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“Jane” (@MalevolentPixy) is certainly a singular immortal – so of course her dueling outcomes are as well!

  miss ( 26) 40 Nor v. Rck NN ( nn) miss
  Hit! ( 52) 30 Nor v. Agg NN ( nn) miss
  miss ( 23) 40 Agg v. Cau NN ( nn) Hit!
  miss ( 20) 50 Def v. Def NN ( nn) Hit!
  Hit! ( 76) 50 Cau v. Cau NN ( nn) miss
  miss ( 54) 70 Rck v. Agg NN ( nn) Hit!
  Hit! ( 76) 40 Nor v. Rck NN ( nn) Hit!

@messana

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We salute you!

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Those placeholders are there to remind … The Archivist that he must replace those placeholders with actual values from the turn. As has been previously determined, he has a tendency to have a little too much mead such that he occasionally misses the obvious.

(GM Note: Whoops - Fixed! )

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Dueling can be fickle, which is why I wish we would find a more, elevated, way to interact. For example, two of the duelists ,The Worker (@manwich) and Juan (@strokeybeard) had invested in their Endurance. Very Noble of them to increase their capacity to sustain themselves and others rather than inflict damage upon others. The extra HP each had deservedly earned should have given each a significant advantage - yet each perished.

This is a terrible, terrible day. Seven beheadings. So much experience and knowledge – gone. For what?

Yours in Truth,

–Mr Collins.

Collins TN

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Somewhere a clock strikes midnight
And there’s a full moon in the sky
You hear a dog bark in the distance
You hear someone’s baby cry
A rat runs down the alley
And a chill runs down your spine
And someone walks across your grave
And you wish the sun would shine
’Cause no one’s gonna warn you
And no one’s gonna yell attack
And you don’t feel the steel
Till it’s hangin’ out your back
I’m your night prowler, I sleep in the day
Night prowler, get outta my way
Yeah I’m the night prowler, watch out tonight
Yes I’m the night prowler, when you turn out the light
Too scared to turn your light out
’Cause there’s somethin’ on your mind
Was that a noise outside the window
What’s that shadow on the blind
As you lie there naked
Like a body in a tomb
Suspended animation as I slip into your room
I’m your night prowler, I sleep in the day
Yeah I’m the night prowler, get outta my way
Look out for the night prowler, watch out tonight
Yes I’m the night prowler, when you turn out the light
I’m your night prowler, I sleep in the day
Yes I’m the night prowler, get outta my way
Look out for the night prowler, watch out tonight
Yes I’m the night prowler, when you turn out the light
I’m your night prowler, break down your door
I’m your night prowler, crawling across your floor
I’m the night prowler, make a mess of you, yes I will
Night prowler
And I’m telling this to you
There ain’t nothing
There ain’t nothing
Nothing you can do

Shazbot Nanu Nanu*

*There Can Be Only One.

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photofunny.net

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It had been such a perfect day. I’m telling you, man, the Knights of Malta were about as perfect of an audience as you could have ever wanted. Just going absolutely wild, raging, shooting arrows into the air, loud, boisterous, it was like there was a war on it was so much noise, but people were climbing ladders to sit up on the wall and watch the show, just a really frantic vibe from everyone just trying to get in the place and experience this little fort down by the water.

So, without much to do I was kicking back waiting for the show to end, sitting up on some road cases on the side of the stage and accidentally dropped my mug right next to this guy in a dress (I told you it was a crazy audience). Well this guy just goes off in some weird language. I mean, parts of it sounded like they were English, but, well, to be nice, it was a ramble from someone working themselves up to fight or whatever, and I just wasn’t feeling it, you know? Mellow day, hanging out, great crowd, what’s to fight about? I reach back to get this guy a shirt so he’ll chill out and be on his way and suddenly feel a sting to my lower back, right in the ol’ kidney. He’s got some kind of whip-swordy thing and has just decided to rumble.

Well, I’m not going to be pushed around and so I ease out the axe to get the party started and he’s at me again. “This guy’s not getting a shirt now,” I’m thinking, but by then it’s too late. This is why you always ask for 50% up front before the tour, everyone.

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[transcript of a scrap of vellum found in the 1503 AD journal of Other Pendragon, Knight]

…the room - so small it cannot hold my head…

…madness, madn… O Fairy Sprites…am I ensorceled still?

…if I sleep they come to me. I saw them last night, dancing around a great cauldron…

…they laughed and ran away.

…the demons dance and sing their songs within my fevered brain…not all my god-like thoughts are defiled

[excerpt from The Diaries of Other Pendragon © 2017 by TrilloCom LLC]

My writings from the three days I spent in my room in Florence, with no meat nor drink, are mostly illegible, and read as the ravings of one in a fever. I am convinced that my mind was unhinged by some fell potion given me at the tavern on the Ponte Vecchio, causing me to fall under the charm of that portrait in the palace room. I tried later to describe it to a street artist, to have something to assist my memory, but his rendition was less than I had hoped for.

And yet, from my delirium, is there sense to be gleaned? I have always thought of the Fairy Sprites of the Marsh as a tale for children, but their avatars reappear throughout the centuries and in many lands in many guises. They are three, as are the Far-Seeing Maidens, but sometimes they appear as one, like Fey Sister Mischief or the Fair Succubus of Morning. (Even the Christians have some confused version of the Three-in-One, as that oily priest in Avignon tried to explain.) They have always been there, and doubtless men will always have a name for them.

But was it my obsession for her, or the poison in my brain, that made me see the face of my Sylvia (not her real name). I know not if my fancy is bred in the heart or in the head. To the list of guises should I add, False Sweet M… ? (Nay, my hand will not write the name!)

I packed my herbs and instruments and left Florence as quickly as I could.

Of my wanderings over the next few years, there is little to tell—heal a peasant’s dropsy here, get a witch’s cat out of a tree there. I met no other Immortals. From time to time news came of great events in the world, but little tempted me. Serving the Ottoman Empire promised great luxuries, but greater drawbacks, even if my bollocks do grow back. Fighting battles in far-off lands only offered bloodshed and terror, and sea voyages the same, with added scurvy and drowning.

But then I heard a wandering minstrel sing of the wonders of Nuremberg, and I resolved to venture there.

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Welcome, n00bs.

I’m sorry to announce: the process of assimilating the souls you are acquiring during the Quickening can be downright painful.

Oh dear god…

Not ABBA !

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that, from the man who foisted this on the word?

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Ennis bends her head in respect as the sky splits and sends an omen of Þórr. It’s over before she realizes it. A silver snake of knowledge strikes into the nest heart of her soul. The curious taste of power lingers, and she is changed just as surely as her first death, deep in the den of great wolf, besides the great ash-white river.

A quickening.

As her fingers continue to tingle, Ennis wonders why Juan, would choose such a curious strategy. A dangerous gambit to repeat oneself, over and over and over.

Juan, Ennis decides, reminded her of a stout bull.

She picks a nameless, yet beautiful, white flower and leaves it in his honor.

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