IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

The headline in the newspaper reads 'Huge Hounds Haunt Hockomock'. The police have closed the case as only being coyotes and a crazy farmer. But you know better when it comes to stories that don't seem quite right. Where do these black hounds come from, what do they want (besides their nightly chicken dinner)? And how do you stop them?

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Tobias grabbed onto Dr. Porter's other arm that with as much strength as a strong nineteen year old college student could reasonably hope to muster. Helping Maria, Bret and Eddie to rescue the doctor. He moistening his lips with some sly satisfaction as Dr. Porter flopped around gasping and flailing about like a fish on dry land. "Hey Doc, something happen down there?"
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OOC:   jumping the gun. You were not able to pull him out on your own. Awaiting Eddie's test.  
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OOC:   Apologies for being overenthusiastic again; I realised my mistake. I'll edit my post after Eddie finished making his STR test. Sorry. :(  
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Eddie tries to pull, but whatever is pulling back is too strong even for him.
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Jolted into action by the doctor's cry of alarm, Bret picks up a branch from the ground and holds it out to the sinking man. "Here, grab on to this!"
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OOC:   Alright. Apologies again for accidentally powergaming. I hope there's no hard feelings; Bentherat, so, what happens now that Eddie made the test and Bret did his thing? Was Dr. Porter successfully rescued? I am willing to alter my post to fit the narrative since I understand that I was being too over-eager before.
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Despite Tobias having a good hold and pulling, Eddie and Maria weren't able to get a good grasp. The doctor is getting pulled into the swamp. Whatever, has him, is not letting go and is stronger than you. Brett holds out a limb, but not before the doctor's head goes under the swamp water. He calls out "help me," just before he takes a big gulp of air and goes down.
OOC:   90% of the doctor is still above the swamp, only his right arm and now head are under the swamp water.
Brett, by the time you found a suitable limb and got it there, his head was going under and so now he can't really see it. His arm is being pulled on by one of the other 3. 2 legs, 1 arm - 3 investigators trying to save him. I don't think he can grab it anyway. So are you doing anything else?

Eddie, Maria and Tobias, please make another strength check to attempt to pull him out. You need 2 successes or 1 crit success.

Dr. Porter, you can hold your breath for this round, starting next round you will be making con checks. If you can think of something else you want to do, please post it.  
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Maria

Gasping in horror as the Doctor slips under the water, Maria again attempts to grab him, put she can’t maintain a grip on his jacket. Whatever has him is very powerful.
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Tobias swore something vulgar lightly under his breath as he saw Dr. Porter sinking deeper into the quagmire. It doesn't matter how or why this happened; Tobias was determined to pave through with all the strength of a college undergraduate on the Miskatonic baseball team.
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OOC:   Okay, I'm going to spend my Luck points here to help Dr. Porter.  
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Eddie grunts and strains, pulling for all he's worth.
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Scarcely able to believe this is happening Bret tosses aside the useless piece of wood and peers down at the strange quagmire as the others pull on the doctor's remaining exposed limbs, trying desperately to see what lies beneath.
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Though his first instinct is to thrash, Dr. Porter tries his best to stay still and let his friends get a good hold on him.
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With the struggling the water was sloshing around stirring up the mud making it difficult to see in the water. Dr. Porter tries to stop thrashing despite being drug deeper into the marsh. Dr. Porter's head right arm and both shoulders down to his chest are into the swamp.
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make a normal Con check. Also make a spot hidden check
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make a spot hidden check.
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make a strength check
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Con 50 [dice]0[/dice] Spot hidden 30 [dice]1[/dice]
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Nice rolling. Since you crit success your con roll, you do not need to roll next round, you auto success. You obviously have your eyes closed as well.
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With a surge of adrenaline, Eddie pulls even harder.
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Finally Maria gets a decent grip on the Doctor, and she pulls with all her strength.
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Bret's eyes widen as he peers into the swamp.
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The three of you renew your efforts and with a mighty pull, the doctor comes up quickly, gasping for air. Whatever he was stuck on, released him. Dr Porter is covered in a muck from his chest up as he wipes the swamp water from his eyes.
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as you stare down into the water you see a face staring back, It appears to be an Indian, his hair flowing in the water. His hand reaching up, calling for you. 1st please make a Sanity 1/1d3 check. 2nd please make a POW check for me. If you pass the POW check, you may act freely, if you fail, wait for me to tell you what is going on.
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