Explosives Training (log)

 

Anne Savant: *starts setting up*
Anne Savant: *whew*

Barristan Selmy: need some help setting up?

Anne Savant: Please.
Anne Savant: There are some bottles in the pack there.
Anne Savant: *thumbs over her shoulder*
Anne Savant: Just bring them outside, please.

Barristan Selmy: *nods*

Anne Savant: Ahh
Anne Savant: I had better grab some water

Kenyon: `ello Anne

Anne Savant: *smiles*
Anne Savant: Hello.

Kenyon: *smiles*

Anne Savant: Planning to come play with us?

Kenyon: whens your presentation?
Kenyon: aye

Anne Savant: *looks at the clock*
Anne Savant: In just a few minutes.

Kenyon: most definately

Anne Savant: *nods*
Anne Savant: Make sure you find some leather armor if you want to do some throwing.
Anne Savant: *grins*
Anne Savant: I would hate to rust up your chain.
Anne Savant: I am dousing you all down with water before we start.
Anne Savant: *grins*

Anne Savant: *does a quick headcount*
Anne Savant: *looks around*
Anne Savant: Well, shall we get started?
Anne Savant: First, thank you all for showing up.
Anne Savant: Hopefully we will all learn a few things…
Anne Savant: and perhaps have some fun while we are at it.
Anne Savant: This is an informal gathering…
Anne Savant: so feel free to leave whenever you wish.
Anne Savant: Now I thought we would start with just some discussion…
Anne Savant: So let me pose a question to you.
Anne Savant: Why do we use explosives at all in combat?

Barristan Selmy: Break up formations

Anne Savant: *nods*
Anne Savant: They certainly are a good way to incite panic.
Anne Savant: One thing I hope we will overcome ourselves today.
Anne Savant: Any other reasons?
Anne Savant: *looks around*

Elenor: To disable more than one enemy.
Elenor: At once

Anne Savant: *nods*
Anne Savant: Very good.

Thanos Aldrinir: Also, to reveal hidden enemies.

Anne Savant: And another good one.
Anne Savant: Explosives also are excellent ranged weapons…
Anne Savant: for those of us who are not mages or do not use bows.
Anne Savant: Use well, an explosion potion can hit an enemy as he charges or flees.
Anne Savant: Now, when are good times to use explosives?
Anne Savant: And when are bad ones?
Anne Savant: *grins some*

Carnifex : A good time is when the enemy is bunched together or in a small room

Anne Savant: *nods*
Anne Savant: Nowhere to run.

Elenor: but not when you’re allies are in there, too…

Carnifex : Aye, that would be a bad time

Anne Savant: Yes.  As I am sure some of you have noted…
Anne Savant: in our games and practices…
Anne Savant: it is easy to hit your friendly forces as well.
Anne Savant: Especially in close quarters.
Anne Savant: I think most of you know to be cautious while in towns as well.
Anne Savant: Most city guards do not take kindly to explosive use in their areas.
Anne Savant: If a local is nearby,
Anne Savant: you may be better off not using them.
Anne Savant: One more question…
Anne Savant: how many of you have personal experience using explosives?

Odwin II: *raises hand*
Elenor: A little…
Carnifex : *raises hand*
Aragos: just this one
Aragos: Vas Ort Flam

Anne Savant: A few of you at least.
Anne Savant: *chuckles*
Anne Savant: Not quite what I meant.
Anne Savant: Well, those of you who HAVE used them…
Anne Savant: you are probably aware at least vaguely
Anne Savant: of the radius of damage.
Anne Savant: The first thing I would like to do tonight…
Anne Savant: is demonstrate just what that radius is.
Anne Savant: Now all the potions we will use tonight…
Anne Savant: are only of concussive strength.
Anne Savant: Nothing that will do much damage.
Anne Savant: And ALL rounds will be spaced to allow recovery.
Anne Savant: So…
Anne Savant: let us find out just what that radius is.
Anne Savant: *looks around*
Anne Savant: Those of you in metal armor…
Anne Savant: you may wish to change.
Anne Savant: I do not want to melt anyone.
Anne Savant: *grins*
Anne Savant: That and we will be getting a bit wet tonight.
Anne Savant: *gestures to the water and towels*

Aragos: *chuckles*
Elenor: Hrm..

Anne Savant: I want everyone doused well before we start.
Anne Savant: No cloaks
Anne Savant: No sashes
Anne Savant: No anything that might catch fire.

Odwin II: *stuffs cloak in his pouch*
Elenor: Pff…
Carnifex : That includes caps

Anne Savant: There is a pack of leather helms near the water too.
Anne Savant: Please pick one up and wear it during the exercises.
Anne Savant: Shatterglass can be nasty stuff.
Anne Savant: And we are not here to injure ourselves.
Anne Savant: Carnifex?
Anne Savant: Would you oversee getting these folks wetted down?

Carnifex : Er, aye

Anne Savant: I will start drafting potions.

Carnifex : *picks up a pitcher*

Anne Savant: Just line up near Carnifex.
Anne Savant: He will get you ready to go.

Carnifex : *dumps some of the pitcher over Thanos’ head*

Thanos Aldrinir: Bah, thats cold.

Anne Savant: Make sure you all get a helm too, please.

Carnifex : *chuckles*
Carnifex : *dumps some more over Barristan*

Barristan Selmy: I suppose I needed a bath

Carnifex : Good, next
Carnifex : *grins*
Carnifex : *picks up another pitcher and dumps it over Odwin*

Odwin II: I get to wet ye okay?

Carnifex : *chuckles*
Carnifex : Alright

Anne Savant: *settles her helmet on*

Carnifex : Is that all?

Odwin II: *nods*

Anne Savant: I am next.
Anne Savant: *grins*

Carnifex : *pours the rest over Anne*

Odwin II: *holds a piture of water*

Anne Savant: *wipes excess from her eyes*
Anne Savant: Alright…
Anne Savant: anyone who is wet and has a helm…
Anne Savant: please gather over here.

Odwin II: *poors the whole pitcure on Carn*

Carnifex : Ack!

Odwin II: *smiles*

Carnifex : *chuckles and wipes water from his eyes*

Odwin II: Feel good?

Carnifex : Nay really
Carnifex : *grins a bit*

Odwin II: *laughs a bit*

Anne Savant: Alright
Anne Savant: I want everyone to circle me please.
Anne Savant: No more than one rank deep.
Anne Savant: *nod*
Anne Savant: Now no one move.
Anne Savant: The object of this is…
Anne Savant: to find out how far away you need to be…
Anne Savant: before you do not get hit.
Anne Savant: Ready?

You see: an Explosion potion
You should throw it now!
: 3
: 2
: 1

Anne Savant: You are attacking Barristan Selmy!
Anne Savant: You are attacking Elenor!
Anne Savant: You are attacking Carnifex !
Anne Savant: You are attacking Odwin II!
Anne Savant: You are attacking Thanos Aldrinir!

Anne Savant: I trust everyone felt that?

Carnifex : Aye

Anne Savant: Anyone immediately adjacent to the site will take some damage.
Anne Savant: Please step back one

(she marks the ground with pieces of cloth)

Anne Savant: There.
Anne Savant: Those are the places where you will get hit up close.
Anne Savant: Now if you will take places along the sides of the square?
Anne Savant: Let us try another one.
Anne Savant: Again, tell me if you are hit.

You see: an Explosion potion
You should throw it now!
: 3
: 2
: 1

Anne Savant: You are attacking Barristan Selmy!
Anne Savant: You are attacking Elenor!
Anne Savant: You are attacking Carnifex !
Anne Savant: You are attacking Odwin II!
Anne Savant: You are attacking Thanos Aldrinir!

Odwin II: Aye
Thanos Aldrinir: Yep
Barristan Selmy: Aye

Anne Savant: *nods*
Anne Savant: Move back one more step please.

Odwin II: It hurt less where the orange is

Anne Savant: You can see we are starting to get a pretty wide area.
Anne Savant: *nods*
Anne Savant: The further away you are, the less it should hurt.
Anne Savant: Now I should have had someone stand at the corners.
Anne Savant: Anyone want to try one more?

You should throw it now!
: 3
: 2
: 1

Anne Savant: You are attacking Barristan Selmy!
Anne Savant: You are attacking Odwin II!

Odwin II: Felt it
Barristan Selmy: Felt it

Odwin II: This one hurt more

Carnifex : I nay did

Odwin II: *smiles a bit*

Thanos Aldrinir: Nope

Anne Savant: *chuckles*
Anne Savant: It may vary some.
Anne Savant: Each potion is unique.

Anne Savant: So let us try outside the orange range.

You should throw it now!
: 3
: 2
: 1

Anne Savant: Anyone?

Odwin II: I did not feel it
Elenor: Nope..
Thanos Aldrinir: no
Barristan Selmy: *shakes head*

Anne Savant: *nod*
Anne Savant: If you will stay back, let us try one more thing
Anne Savant: This one is a bit more potent.

You see: a Greater Explosion potion
You should throw it now!
: 3
: 2
: 1

Elenor: Nope.
Odwin II: NAy.
Thanos Aldrinir: no
Barristan Selmy: no

Anne Savant: Potion strength does not affect radius.
Anne Savant: So where you are now…
Anne Savant: are the safe places to be when a potion is thrown.
Anne Savant: Running beyond this range…
Anne Savant: is not necessary.
Anne Savant: That was exercise one.
Anne Savant: To give you a feel for explosive damage radii.
Anne Savant: We can go ahead and leave those there.
Anne Savant: But would someone please move the benches aside?

Anne Savant: Just one more point before we begin the next exercise…
Anne Savant: Where should you aim when using an explosive?

Odwin II: In front of the target

Anne Savant: That works well for a charging opponent…

Barristan Selmy: Depends

Anne Savant: however, it gives them a chance to avoid it.

Elenor: Depends on their formation

Anne Savant: *taps her chest*
Anne Savant: If you have time,
Anne Savant: aim for the center body.
Anne Savant: It does not matter if he is on the move or not…
Anne Savant: you WILL hit him.
Anne Savant: But…
Anne Savant: that all hinges on timing.
Anne Savant: Which is what we will practice next.
Anne Savant: If you would, pick a partner.

(they split up into pairs)

Anne Savant: Since we have our radius laid out…
Anne Savant: Let us use some of it.
Anne Savant: One person on each side.
Anne Savant: And put a few paces between yourselves to avoid cross-fire.
Anne Savant: *chuckles*
Anne Savant: That will do.
Anne Savant: The object here is to have the explosive…
Anne Savant: go off on the moment of impact.
Anne Savant: All explosive potions have three second timers.
Anne Savant: It is a standard formula.
Anne Savant: So try to count down and find the right time to throw the potion.
Anne Savant: See how often you can do it without dropping the bottle at their feet.

(lots of explosions)

Anne Savant: Well done.
Anne Savant: It takes practice to get the timing right.

Elenor: It was nice to see you two throw at once and both explode on impact together
Elenor: *Grins*
Odwin II: *smiles a bit*

Anne Savant: Well, one last exercise on timing.
Anne Savant: I need a victim…. err volunteer…
Anne Savant: for this.

Odwin II: Me

Anne Savant: *nods*

Barristan Selmy: *raises hand*

Anne Savant: Sorry Barristan.

Barristan Selmy: Ill live.

Anne Savant: I want the rest of you to line up near Odwin
Anne Savant: Odwin…
Anne Savant: You are our moving target.

Odwin II: *nods*
Odwin II: *smiles*

Anne Savant: I want you to run past us.

Anne Savant: Let us see if we can hit you while you are in range.

Odwin II: East to west?
Odwin II: *nods*

Anne Savant: *nods*

Odwin II: Okay

Anne Savant: You have more running room near the tower there.
Anne Savant: All our spectators may want to move this way!
Anne Savant: *raises voice*

Odwin II: This is going to be fun

Anne Savant: When you are ready, Odwin.
Anne Savant: Everyone get a bead on him.

(potions start flying again, with Odwin running back and forth)

Anne Savant: Remember your timing.
Anne Savant: The further away he is…
Anne Savant: the more time you need to leave.

Anne Savant: Everyone done?

Odwin II: *puts his hand on his knees as he trys to catch his breath*

(aaaaand… it’s a Fidgit sighting!  Class was called a little early to pursue.  After, it was late, and people went their separate ways)
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