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Maquise
2011-12-19, 09:31 PM
This is the thread for out-of-character talk about the campaign.

If it is alright with you, I'm going to roll your saving throws, AoOs, and passive skill checks. The rolls will be visible; this is just to expedite gameplay.

Thread Archives:
Part 1 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=226333)
Part 2 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254225)
Part 3 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274214)
Part 4 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293237)
Part 5 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?307656-The-Last-Paladin-IC-Part-V)

Paladin Homebrew spells: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225635

On the Thrones:
Ashelon keeps the White-gold Bastion on the peak of Mount Celestia, guarding the Realms against the wicked. He teaches the importance of justice, how honest labor and vigilance must be rewarded, but wickedness punished. He teaches that just authority is to be respected, and it is the responsibility of rulers to care for and protect their people. But tyranny is blasphemous to him, and the tyrant must be laid low so a true leader can be raised up. His virtues are justice, temperance, discipline, and wisdom. Oralius is considered the Mother-Goddess, and in some traditions the wife of Ashelon. Her domain is in the community, and the bonds between mortals. She puts blessings upon the hearths and fields of the common folk. Her virtues are mercy, generosity, and love. Akasha is the Tome-keeper, Giver of Knowledge and Forger of Destiny. While he permits mortals to live as they see fit, he gives to each of them a unique place in the cosmic order of things, and asks only that they seek to achieve their full potential. His virtues are honesty, self-betterment, and the pursuit of knowledge.

House Rules, and other homebrew:
Bladebalm

Despite its name, Bladebalm can be applied to any weapon. This alchemical substance temporarily adds an enhancement effect to any weapon its applied to. The balm lasts for 24 hours. There are many variants of the balm, capable of adding any enhancement and special ability to a weapon.

Armorbalm
This alchemical substance can be applied to armor or a shield. This alchemical substance temporarily adds an enhancement effect to any armor its applied to. The balm lasts for 24 hours. There are many variants of the balm, capable of adding any enhancement and special ability to armor.

Mira's Class (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241661)

Faithful Blade
Prerequisites: Paladin level 1, Smite Evil class feature, Soul Knife level 1
Benefits: Your Paladin and Soulknife levels stack for the purposes of determining the bonuses the Soulknife gets on her Mind Blade. The levels also stack for the purposes of determing the damage of Smite Evil, although it does not affect uses per day of Smite Evil. In addition, all Blade Skill effects are determined by Charisma, not Wisdom.

At 10 HD, the feats Improved Grapple, Trip, etc., increase their bonus to +4. At 10 HD, the feats Greater Grapple, Trip, etc., increase their bonus to +4.

Great Fortitude [Combat]
Prerequisite: None
Benefit: You get a +2 bonus on all Fortitude saving throws. In addition, You gain a +4 bonus on the following checks and saves: Swim checks made to resist nonlethal damage, Constitution checks made to continue running, Constitution checks made to avoid nonlethal damage from a forced march, Constitution checks made to hold your breath, Constitution checks made to avoid nonlethal damage from starvation or thirst, Fortitude saves made to avoid nonlethal damage from hot or cold environments, and Fortitude saves made to resist damage from suffocation. Also, you may sleep in light or medium armor without becoming fatigued.

Lighting Reflexes [Combat]
Prerequisite: None
Benefit: You get a +2 bonus on all Reflex saving throws. In addition During your action, you designate an opponent and receive a +1 dodge bonus to Armor Class against attacks from that opponent. You can select a new opponent on any action.

A condition that makes you lose your Dexterity bonus to Armor Class (if any) also makes you lose dodge bonuses. Also, dodge bonuses stack with each other, unlike most other types of bonuses. The bonus from this feat increases by 1 for every 4th base attack bonus.

Deep Stubbornness [Combat]
You gain a +2 bonus on all will saves and checks to withstand intimidation. Similarly, all diplomacy DCs are increased by 2 when applied to you. Also, gain a +3 bonus on concentration checks.
Special: This feat count as Iron Will and Skill Focus(concentration) for purposes of prerequisites.



Map of Crossroads Inn area:
http://imageshack.us/a/img826/1320/validor.png

Ozzy's game:
IC (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14476368#post14476368)
OOC (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14476686#post14476686)

Frosty
2011-12-19, 10:09 PM
IC thread link: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?342346-The-Last-Paladin-IV-The-Chalice

Reposting Karrin Ye's stuff here:

Sheet: http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=353698

Picture: http://studio930.com/shroudprev1.jpg
Background:

People are stupid (but a person might be decent)
The opening of the portals to the lower planes caused many, many deaths, including those of Karrin's parents. Karrin was, at the time, a naive, but not quite clueless, young teen. The demonic invasion caused much chaos and confusion, and most people did not make it to safety behind the walls of the most well-defended positions on the material plane. When Karrin's parents were killed, Karrin herself almost didn't make it, but someone saved her life. Karrin's savior, an elf named Liriam, described herself as a religious warrior, one that had clung onto tradition despite the popularity and prevalence of arcane powe. In a world that didn't make sense anymore, Liriam is an oasis of cool, reason, and relative safety.


Someone made a clerical error and I am a paladin. (I'm not nearly saintly enough for paladinhood)
Karrin, angry at the world for being so stupid and getting her parents killed, didn't want to lift a finger to help, even though it was precisely becuase of Liriam's selfless act that saved Karrin's life. Eventually, Liriam coaxed Karrin into paladin training, so that Karrin may also help others, but there were barely any weeks in which Karrin mentions about letting the "worthless, prideful maggots" lay in the bed they made themselves.


The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault. (it couldn't be helped!)
Even when Karrin does try to help ut, sometimes her lack of planning and foresight puts her in situations in which collateral damage occur, like when she parried aside a devil's arm, and the beam of fire hit the building behind her instead. She tries her best, but her impulsive nature and her anger (that she tries to channel constructively) means that things often get messy.


There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy. (but there are things you can't walk away from. Not if you want to live with yourself afterward.)

One of the last things Liriam managed to instill in Karrin is the true meaning of courage. It's idiocy or even a form of cowardice if you do something suicidal for the wrong reasons. It's true courage if you do something suicidal becuase it was the Right Thing to do. Liriam demonstrated that by taking on 10 Bearded Devils by herself. She slowed them down enough for Karrin to get some villagers into a fortified area, and slew 6 of those Barbazus before dying valiantly.

From that moment on, Karrin is the last paladin. While she learned the lessosn Liriam tried to teach, Karrin's cynicism for those around her (hey, after all, if they were faster, Liriam wouldn't have needed to sacrifice herself) and her imperfect emotional control means that this last protector is a very flawed one. May the Three Thrones help the material plane. It'll need it.

Trombe's sheet: http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=364085

Quest Log:

Major Goal #1: Drive the devils from Angrove. Defeat Harbinger
Ongoing quest: Support Duke Caiaphas Dragonkin and Whiteveil's efforts to fight the forces of Angrove.
Current effort: Find Mirabell...again.

Known future goals:
Secure alliance with Dragonsroost
Secure alliance with Stronghaven

Completed quests:
Retake Fort Lindekaima
Retake Fort Ostrigar
Secure alliance with the dwarves of Azkard
Destroy the devil's secret base within Whiteveil territory
Destroy a Cornugon assaulting Fort Ostrigaar [defeated it in solo combat]

Supplemental quests:
Assemble the artifacts of the Arch-paladin Meridous
Progress on the Sword of Retribution:
Having investigated Cabathad, it turns out some intelligence, hive-minded insectoid creatures known to Talyn as "psychanuans" had basically taken over the city 50 years ago via mind-controlling parts of the populace. They used the humans to breed, Aliens style. The sword's hilt was found, but the blade is missing.

In the year 312 of the Time of Kings, The Order of Illuminators, under the leadership of Solaire Whiteflame, did battle with the great Marilith Demon Xi'phen'ix'nef. During the battle, Solaire thrust the Sword of Retribution deep into the breast of the demon. However, the demon slew Solaire, and the sword broke. Its blade remains embedded within the demon's breast. The rest of the order lacked the strength to destroy her, and could only seal her back in her prison.

The demon must be destroyed to restore the Sword.

The final battle took place in somewhere named Teelmuatn, but no one knows where that is. The party also rescued a girl with psychic powers named Contessa. Her father, Talyn, is dedicated to wiping out the psychanuans, and has left Contessa in Karrin's care.
Retrieve the Lance of Fate from the elves, who reside behind their Spirit Fence. The gate to the Spirit Fence is the city of Vitharn
Retrieve the Heart of the Beloved, buried with Meridous. The burial site is unknown




Major Goal #2: [Done?] Cleanse away the influence of Ns'karra the demon. She has now been slain, however, part of the influence may remain in terms of sexual attitude?

Major Goal #3: [Done] Revive Lyanna with Ultimate Mercy

Major Goal #4: Find a way to awaken the celestial being trapped inside the Pillar of Aversion under Azkard. Destroy the Crucidaemon that emerged.
The architect of the Pillar had acquired the celestial somehow and used it as a power source for the Pillar. The Pillar's protective radius can be expanded to 30 miles outside the city by activating Phase 2, but that would consume the celestial.

Karrin has asked the dwarves of Azkard to study the Pillar to try to find a way to awaken the celestial without deactivating the pillar.

However, The Pillar apparently is powered via torturing the victim inside. The celestial...FORMER celestial...having been trapped in there for who knows how long...has fully gone insane and transformed into a Crucidaemon, bloody representations of death by traps or torture. It is now on the loose.

Major Goal #5: [Done] Rescue Mirabell near Goldharbor Mirabell has been missing, gone off by herself, ever since the assault on the devil secret base. Recent intelligence from the vision received from the Thrones indicates that Mirabell has been captured by the Crucidaemon somehow and is being held somewhere near the ruins of Goldharbor. It will take too long to travel to the south so Goldharbor via conventional means and routes, so it will be necessary to find an elven outpost in order to use the teleportation stones to fast-travel to an elven outpost near Goldharbor.

[Done] Step 1: Travel to Dragonsroot and find the abandoned elven outpost there. Use it to transport to Goldharbor.

[Done] Step 2: Gain the help of the local gripplis o be guided to Goldharbor.

[Done] Step 3: Find Mirabell, and defeat the daemons in the area.

[Done] Step 4: Evacuate the Gripplis from their village to the waystone while surviving the Crucidaemon.

[Done] Step 5: With the waystone misaligned and some of her her friends missing, Karrin must follow and rescue them.
[Done] Step 1: Find out where her friends are. They were held captive by the serpentfolk.

[Done] Step 2: Maintain relative freedom while figuring out a plan to free her friends. This was done by volunteering to fight the serpentfolk's enemy, the duergar.

[Done] Step 3: Impress the duergar enough to convince them to let Karrin defect to their side.

[Done] Step 4: Working with the duergar, attack the serpentfolk and rescue her friends.

[Done] Step 5: Track down her remaining missing friends, who were taken by the aboleths and illithids.

[Done] Step 6: Rescue her remaining friends, and attempt to start an Illithid (named Nomen by Karrin) on the road to reform.
[Done] Step 6: Lead her friends and the gripplis (and their leader, Sees-Great-Distance) safely back to Whiteveil.

Major Goal #6: [Done] Face Harbinger for the first time
Karrin was leading the gripplis and was almost back to Whiteveil when Harbinger attacked. Karrin faced Harbinger alone, buying time for her friends to escape, but disintegrated in battle. Her soul was kidnapped into Hell, where she had to endure countless torture. She met a unqiue devil-queen named Lilliel there, who is a fallen celestial. She was a part of the Thrones, until Oralius replaced her. Eventually heaven's forces rescued Karrin's soul and she was in Celestia, where she belonged...or was it? Shortly after meeting Liriam in Celestia, Karrin learned that Harbinger was about to conquer Whiteveil, and thanks to the combined energies of those that believed in her and worshipped her in Whiteveil, Karrin's soul was able to cross the divide and the paladin returned to life! Not just to life, but in super-saiyan mode no less! Karrin single-handedly defeated Harbinger and send the Pit Fiend running, and then collapsed. When she woke up, she was bac to her normal self (sort of. She gained some Divine powers), but with very little recollections of what happened during her time dead.

Other quests:
1. Destroy undead orc Gorgeroth and his army of undead near the ruins of Dawnspire

2. Retrieve the sword Moonshimmer for the ghost of General Celairon Dryearurdrenn, who resides under Fort Lindekaima

3. [Done] Gather the items necessary to forge the Astral Blade for Mirabell:
[Done] The hide of an astral shark for the hilt wrapping and scabbard
[Done] A flawless diamond.
[Done] Adamantine for the blade.
[Done]The wood of a silverwood tree for the hilt
There is an outpost to the west of Azkard, near Dragonsroost, where it is rumored that the elves had a garden with silverwood trees growing. It was abandoned by the elves when they retreated behind their Spirit Fence.

4. Find out what happened to Liriam's fellow paladins that got corrupted, including Essex and Melliaus. Melliaus was mentioned to have ambition, and perhaps that led to the corruption of the paladins?

5. [Done] Free the goblins from Durblinger's tribe from slavery. King Bluddshank, a hobgoblin, rules over the area with an iron fist. The goal is to cause unrest within his support. Bluddshank is dead, as is the Immolator's Salamander. Grembler has stayed to help guide the goblins and hobgoblin to coexistence.


Important knowledge about places and empires
The Pryvirian Empire was founded by the El¨xor Dynasty 400 years ago at the end of the Time of Dragons. The El¨xors were, or perhaps are, recognized as the most powerful sorcerer lineage in all humankind. All Pryvirian nobles were humans with sorcerous heritage; the degree of which determining social rank. Not all noble families are directly related to the El¨xors; some were given titles as the reward for notable deeds on the behalf of the empire. Ruled from the capital of Dawnspire, it reached from Dragonsroost in the west to Stronghaven in the east.

Azkard has three major clans: Dunthal, Knarlad, and Hlaarkan. Currently, the matriarch is from clan Hlaarkan after Khouros of Knarlad was exposed to have been under devil influence, unbeknownst to him. The devil had resided in an enchanted warhammer that has since been destroyed.

Minor characters
Malia (Half-orc) - assistant to Whiteveil's Royal Blacksmith
Hurgim Dunthal (dward) - Royal Blacksmith of Whiteveil

Character Sheets:
Berich (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdFl4N09ObV9lSm5YOWFINDhVSndjQ lE)
Grembler (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdFcyZHhzQ1BvdHE0Umg0bVloVTBjN 3c#gid=0)
Lyanna (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdDZhY0xGQngxcE8xYzNKNGN2N19fM mc#gid=0)
Mirabelle (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdFI5bzFRMUdzRll2Vjd1dy1SczUxY Xc)
Kensin (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdFdFdHBFdU90NDk1NVZDdXo1bXo5b 3c#gid=0)
Anita Reynault (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdFFBNldBSVlsNDRVVEpsWHpOUjBPd UE#gid=12)
Skeever da Mincer (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdHpoeHdQdkhlamQ3VGYtYkl5RUFMY VE#gid=0)
Contessa (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdElNYVpJdVRCYldOejlOcmdZbEhkQ 1E#gid=0)
Ironman (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n104LGi-Sq-lamBUsnTFEJZffORKHiUgPFAruy-lXCQ/edit)
Syl (https://docs.google.com/a/rentpayment.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdDZ6NVo1MkdPYlVfTHFlZHZDZ3oxL VE#gid=0)
Syl (Stalker) (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdDRva1dsVm5mX1ljTExqcXFsazVoM 0E&usp=sharing)

Frosty
2011-12-19, 11:39 PM
Hmm, I just realized that my spell selection is not good, since I already penetrate all DR when I use Smite Evil anyways...

Frosty
2011-12-20, 02:20 PM
I assume I connected with my stab?

Maquise
2011-12-30, 09:09 AM
I just realized I need to make a slight retcon that may affect your plan. I noted earlier that it was cold enough to snow in the evening. I'm changing the river to a hot spring, but it is only about 40 degrees F on the road. Do you want to change your plan? It won't kill you, but it won't be pleasant.

Frosty
2011-12-30, 08:02 PM
I won't change my plan. In fact, it makes the plan work BETTER. I will, however, be huddling/rubbing with Mirabell for body heat.

Maquise
2011-12-30, 08:49 PM
My computer's acting up, so my posting abilities are lessened. I may end up breaking my posts into several smaller posts so I don't crash halfway through typing a long one. I'll indicate it's your turn to post with this:

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Frosty
2011-12-30, 09:36 PM
Ok!

Anyhoo, so if Karrin and Mirabell suffer a bit from the cold on the way back, it'd make the supporting evidence (their bodies) more compelling.

Frosty
2011-12-31, 02:45 AM
This can be good as well. If she can come back with a few real battle scars, her oratory will be that much more convincing.

If Vul uses his breath attack, can it conveniently destroy the extra sets of clothing? It is not necessary but will make even stronger Karrin's strategy of using fear and concern to motivate the inn's residents. This way, she doesn't even have to say that their nudity is part of a simulation, because the two women actually lost their clothing.

Maquise
2011-12-31, 09:26 AM
You and Mirabelle both have your weapons, and nothing else. The clothes are currently on Davkas; if he gets hit by the breath, they may be destroyed.

Frosty
2011-12-31, 11:33 AM
Last time I charged Vul, he didn't get an AoO. I guess he actually has the 15ft reach but didn't use it the last time we fought?

Maquise
2011-12-31, 12:17 PM
Last time you had an AC higher than 11.

Frosty
2011-12-31, 12:32 PM
I still do (Smite Evil) :smalltongue:

Maquise
2011-12-31, 06:58 PM
Would you please fill out your touch AC, CMD, etc? I have to add it up again every time an enemy tries to combat maneuver you.

Frosty
2011-12-31, 07:55 PM
I added the info to my sheet. The +4 dodge bonus from Full Defense should also add to my CMD this turn.

Maquise
2012-01-03, 10:23 AM
How long do you wish to wait? I need to judge supply consumption.

Out of curiosity, how do you feel about the game so far? Any suggestions?

Frosty
2012-01-03, 09:06 PM
Very good so far! I'm glad Mirabell has been game to go along with Karrin's decidedly non-traditional strategies. I hope you'll continue to allow Karrin use whatever assets she has to accomplish her objectives (doing good). I see a lot of potential with Garm. He appeals to Karrin in the "practical, whatever gets results" way. Granted, that's not the paladin way, but it certainly appeals a lot to Karrin, and Karrin may be skirting the line a lot. I hope there's a lot of interaction between Garm and Karrin. I hope Mirabell hasn't regretted travelling with Karrin. What has been her reactions about what happened at the inn?

As for how long, probably wait 5 days, and of course if need be, try to forage/hunt.

Maquise
2012-01-03, 09:22 PM
Mirabelle's reactions so far have been, mixed. She's willing to stick with you mostly because she doesn't have any idea of what else to do. She also feels indebted to you for saving her from the goblins, and helping her go after Gorgeroth. She's willing to do almost anything if she thinks it will help people, but was obviously quite uncomfortable about the whole debacle at the spring.

Garm on the other hand is definitely not the type to look out for others. He's also pretty much a pathological loner, so Karrin will have to be convincing to keep him around. There's also the manner of his uncontrollable rage. If you can get around those two obstacles, I imagine he could be quite the ally.

Under the circumstances, you have a bit more leeway than the average paladin; I think you've figured that out.

Frosty
2012-01-03, 09:31 PM
We don't have to roleplay all the details out, but sometime during the next few days of watching the fort, Karrin would like to talk to Mirabell about Mirabell's youth and background. Karrin finds it slightly amusing that a rugged country girl seems more...uncomfortable and uptight about her own body compared to a paladin, even if Karrin is a paladin with a LOT of leeway.

when she has time, she also asks Garm about what Garm really wants in life, besides cracking heads.

Maquise
2012-01-03, 09:45 PM
Since I've just posted the next step, I'll fill you in on what you uncovered during the past few days. Keep in mind, this is based on your current relations with the characters.

You find out that Mirabelle was an orphan who never knew the name of her family. The village she grew up in was quite strict and puritanical; it was dominated by a Throne sect which believed the fiends were the wrath of the gods for punishment of mortal pride and transgressions.

She was raised under the care of a spinster who was a candle maker. The woman was a shrill harpy who poorly treated Mirabelle, almost like a slave. She was never fully welcomed in the community, and expected to live and die on her own. Then the orcs attacked, and everyone she knew was dead. You have a sense that she doesn't really miss them, but not why she pursues Gorgeroth so fervently.

Garm is not very open with you. His answer to your inquiry is, "Eat the next meal, kill the next foe, and live to see the next sunrise. There is nothing more." You do note he seems quite sufficient at living off the land.

Maquise
2012-01-04, 03:44 PM
I messed up; the orcs don't move from their last position until the next round. If you want to do something first, they aren't where the map says they are.

Frosty
2012-01-04, 03:52 PM
Was one of them within Charging range? If so, try to kill one first. Thin out the herd. Basica strategy is to fight and movre at the same time, and try to not let the orcs get a good surround on Karrin and Garm.

Is the capital 'O' the big orc? If so, will Smite Evil and charge that one first.

Maquise
2012-01-04, 03:59 PM
The orcs are where they are on the map now after your turn; until then, they are still around the fire (the orange square).

Frosty
2012-01-04, 04:33 PM
Umm...then Karrin will spend the turn collecting the rope so she'll have it with her if they need to use it to make an escape somehow.

What do you light gray squares represent?

Maquise
2012-01-04, 04:41 PM
Alright, you collect the rope.

Light grey squares have small amounts of rubble in them. They provide light concealment and count as difficult terrain. Dark grey squares provide full concealment, and require a Climb check to move on.

Frosty
2012-01-04, 05:42 PM
From this side, do I see how to do open the gate for Mirabell?

Maquise
2012-01-04, 05:43 PM
PERCEPTION: [roll0]
You see a basic oaken bar upon the door.

Frosty
2012-01-04, 11:55 PM
Should I wait for Mirabell and Garm's actions before I post my next action?

Frosty
2012-01-06, 10:55 PM
If you are thinking about giving out treasure, take into consideration that I want Karrint oe ventaully get a set of Adamantine plate mail. I don;t know the rules for piecemeal armor, but I guess Karrin can collect a set of full plate like that.

Or, if you want to consider a stronger-than-usual-mount as treasure, I'd also like karrint o eventually work towards a unicorn as her special mount.

Frosty
2012-01-09, 01:33 PM
Am I waiting for the spirit's actions for this round?

Maquise
2012-01-13, 02:10 PM
I'll post a map later; I have to get ready for work now.

Maquise
2012-01-13, 08:53 PM
Yes, there is enough space for Reach weapons to fit through.

Frosty
2012-01-16, 06:02 PM
So...does the rope idea work? If all she needs to do is hang on while they pull her up? If not, she'll need to take OFF her armor which would take sooo much time.

Maquise
2012-01-16, 08:46 PM
I made a slight error, but one that doesn't really affect anything. The skill I should have used is Escape Artist, but your mod is the same. So no, you don't benefit from the rope. Sorry for the confusion.

Frosty
2012-01-16, 09:30 PM
Oh...so the hole is too SMALL for me to go in with my armor. You've GOT to be kidding me :smallamused:. Shouldn't Lyanna have mentioned something like this before?

Does anyone have some Grease? Would it help?

Maquise
2012-01-16, 09:37 PM
To be fair, you haven't given Lyanna a lot of time to think; she's not used this level of stress. She does, however, have some alchemical grease that will give you enough of a boost to get through.

Maquise
2012-01-20, 12:00 AM
Okay, to be fair, I didn't expect Garm to get hit with two confirmed crits in the same round.

Frosty
2012-01-20, 03:55 AM
So Mira is unconscious and Garm is dead eh? Ouch! I can Withdraw to the fort, but I can't just leave Mirabell. :smallfrown:

Maquise
2012-01-20, 01:27 PM
Yeah, you're really caught b/w a rock and a hard place.

Frosty
2012-01-22, 12:20 PM
So...level? :smallcool:

Maquise
2012-01-22, 07:20 PM
Aye, you could use some new tricks. :smallwink:

Frosty
2012-01-23, 03:42 AM
well, my new trick now involves charging on horseback :smalltongue: And that's pretty much it. Melee usually only has one or two tricks sigh. Next up: Search for Mira and rescue her.

Refresh my memory. Do I get max hp?

Maquise
2012-01-23, 10:31 AM
You receive max hp, yes.

Maquise
2012-01-23, 01:16 PM
Sorry for the shorter posts; there's only so much emoting I can write for a horse, as I'm not overly familiar with animals aside my dog.

Frosty
2012-01-23, 02:26 PM
If it helps, remember that a Special Mount is not like normal Animal Companions. These mounts have 6 int, so they can be roleplayed as simple-minded people really. In fact, I'll be teaching my mount to read and write (albeit slowly, with hooves, in the sand/mud)

Query: I'm statting out the horse right now. You described it as having heavy barding. Does that mean it already spent its 3 feats on armor proficiencies? Also, what is that barding equivalent to in terms of armor? I was hoping to actually give my horse the Track feat, pump Survival, and let it use Scent to help track down Mirabell.

Maquise
2012-01-23, 03:39 PM
I'll be honest, these rules confuse me. It would help if they were all in the same place. I'm taking off the barding.

EDIT: LOOK UP HERE. Yes

Frosty
2012-01-23, 04:28 PM
Can it come with light barding instead? Something like a Mithril Chain Shirt barding? :smalltongue:

Frosty
2012-01-23, 11:33 PM
I'll be honest, these rules confuse me. It would help if they were all in the same place. I'm taking off the barding.

EDIT: LOOK UP HERE. Yes
Thank you :smallsmile: Mithral Chain Shirt is awesome cuz my horse doesn't even need proficiency. 0 ACP.

Frosty
2012-01-24, 08:47 PM
For Trombe, I decided to let it have Track, Combat Reflexes and Bodyguard feats. Bodyguard is from the APG, and I'm sure it'll come in handy lots to help Karrin survive.

Maquise
2012-01-24, 09:00 PM
Would you mind posting his info on your character sheet? Possibly in the Additional info section.

Frosty
2012-01-24, 10:25 PM
I gave Trombe his own sheet. It is linked in every combat post. I'll also edit it into my first post in this thread, and link to it within my character sheet.

Hmm...bad rolls in combat so far. Next pass, can Trombe Aid Another to give Karrin a +2 on the charge?

Frosty
2012-01-25, 09:29 PM
Is there a map for this new fight vs the goat demons? Also, are the goat demons medium sized? If so, Karrin gets a +1 bonus for being mounted and attacking a creature smaller than her mount.

Also, remember that if Trombe has any AoOs left, he can spend one to give Karrin (or any adjacent creature) +2 AC vs one attack (subject to all the restrictions specified in the Aid Another action of course)

Maquise
2012-01-25, 11:21 PM
Specify during your turn how you want to use Trombe's AoOs.

Frosty
2012-01-26, 12:36 AM
Depends on whether Trombe feels that his bites and kicks are being negated by Damage Resistance, but for now, use up his 3 AoOs first come first serve. In other words, if there's a chance to kick an enemy, do it. if there's a chance to give Karrin +2 AC, do it.

Maquise
2012-01-27, 11:45 PM
I just realized I forgot to apply their DR. I don't retroactively apply things when I mess up, so they'll keep the damage they've taken so far.

I thought this fight would be easier, but I didn't count on jinked dice. That should teach me.

Frosty
2012-01-28, 03:55 AM
This is why I've been asking in the posts whether Karrin feels any sort of DR or not. I didn't see this post before I did the full-attack, oh well. Trombe probably does next to no damage.

And umm...Karrin can do some damage, assuming those enemies have DR/Good. Does the knowledge check reveal that? If Karrin can't bypass that DR, then she's forced to do mounted charging for any real damage.

Guess next round will move away and then cast Bless Weapon sigh.

One of the reasons why they're doing so well is that they work together, and they have weapons that can be braced against the charge. Plus they seem to really like targetting the horse horse. They're really smart, and this is a very dangerous encounter for Karrin right now. But, I will find a way to persevere :smallsmile:

Maquise
2012-01-29, 08:36 AM
I hope the sheet's okay.

Frosty
2012-01-29, 12:39 PM
The charcter sheets are fine as far as I can see...

Maquise
2012-01-31, 12:05 PM
Could you put Trombe's hp up? I don't want to kill him by mistake.

Frosty
2012-01-31, 12:28 PM
Karrin Ye (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=353698)
HP: 52/60 AC: 20 Saves: 11F / 7R / 7W
Conditions:

Trombe (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=364085)
HP: 33/55 AC: 17 Saves: 11F / 10R / 6W
Conditions:This is the most current HP total after healing and incubus. No new map?

Maquise
2012-01-31, 12:34 PM
Sorry, here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdFF1UGFZVlZjUXU3ZERUbVFlQmF5d FE).

Maquise
2012-01-31, 12:35 PM
Silly disappearing post.

Frosty
2012-01-31, 12:46 PM
The "exi" I see is the entrance/exit to the burial site?

Maquise
2012-01-31, 01:03 PM
The "exi" I see is the entrance/exit to the burial site?
That is correct.


Shouldn't the Withdraw option not provoke any AoOs?

Fixed.

Maquise
2012-02-01, 11:02 AM
So I was messing around in Inkscape, and I came up with a pair of avatars. I tried to get the personality right; tell me what you think.

Karrin:
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6117/karrinavi.png
w/ Trombe:
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1347/karrinavatar.png

Frosty
2012-02-01, 01:40 PM
That's pretty good. If I were to be nitpicky, I'd say she smiles a bit less, because she is truly saddened by many things in the world right now. Well, she smiles at a lot when she's about to one-shot a demon I guess :smallwink:

I guess those high rolls are karma from all the horrific rolls from fighting the schirs. The boss fight turned out to be easier than the scouting group.

Frosty
2012-02-07, 01:34 PM
I changed the picture for Karrin. The older one disappeared, and this one is pretty bad-ass too.

http://studio930.com/shroudprev1.jpg

Maquise
2012-02-07, 01:45 PM
That's one of my favorite fantasy pics on the Internet :smallbiggrin:

Frosty
2012-02-07, 01:50 PM
When I level up next, if I am still leading this band of goblin misfits, I am probably spending a skill point to learn Goblin. I wanna know what the heck they're talking about.

Also, glad you like the pic. by the way, my post in the IC thread showed up right? Forum is problematic lately.

Maquise
2012-02-07, 02:16 PM
I don't see any new posts. Or maybe I already did, and you're talking about the last one. Have you said anything new?

Frosty
2012-02-07, 02:38 PM
I just posted a new post now. I wa sjust making sure the previous one showed up :)

Hmm, I wonder how inter-species attraction and standards of beauty work. I didn't figure that a goblin would find a human attractive. But, Karrin really isn't the specie-ist type, so she doesn't have a negative gut reaction to this.

In fact, if she can use this to her advantage in helping convert the goblins to being more civilized, then so be it.

Frosty
2012-02-07, 09:38 PM
Hey I posted, but the forums are buggy. you have to hit "reply" before you can see my post I think.

Frosty
2012-02-08, 11:29 PM
Waiting for my question to be answered in the IC thread :smallsmile:

Maquise
2012-02-08, 11:43 PM
I just did. :smallconfused:

Frosty
2012-02-09, 02:27 AM
I see it now ^_^

Maquise
2012-02-20, 08:55 PM
I would like to remind you that you are on the clock as far as Mirabelle is concerned. Would you like to revise your statement?

Frosty
2012-02-20, 11:46 PM
Ahh, it's THAT long of time. I will revise.

Maquise
2012-02-25, 07:32 PM
Hold a moment:
Are you giving her the greatsword? She was using a bastard sword before, which is the same type you got out of the tomb.

Frosty
2012-02-25, 08:29 PM
Oh right. Umm...I'll give her orc-bane sword then, since she can use that and her shield. I'll see if she can activate the latent abilities of the sword. I'll just wield my own greatsword.

Maquise
2012-02-27, 01:57 PM
Could you please let me know specifically if you're calling a shot in your action block? It gets a little confusing the way you fluff it.

Frosty
2012-02-27, 05:59 PM
I'm not really using the called shot rules becuase I do not know what they are.

Maquise
2012-02-27, 06:53 PM
Here they are. (http://www.d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/variant-rules#TOC-Called-Shots)

Frosty
2012-02-28, 04:13 PM
Thanks. Say, how is the other Last Paladin game going? Is the archer-din doing well?

Also, I hope you don't find tedious how Karrin is played thus far. She knows that to save the material plane she needs to do mroe than bash heads.

Maquise
2012-02-28, 05:08 PM
Ajadea got too busy; I haven't heard from her in a month.

I find Karren interesting, not very tedious. How are you enjoying the game thus far?

Frosty
2012-02-28, 08:49 PM
Oh very much yes! I reaaaaally hope that Mirabell and Grembler will stay for the long term. Grembler is so cute calling magic "wierdings" :smallbiggrin:

BTW I did post this morning at 9:14 I just want to make sure that you see it despite the crappiness of the forum servers lately.

Frosty
2012-03-07, 10:12 PM
Planning on having a heart to heart chat with Mira in the river. See what she really wants to do. Maybe even steer her towards paladin-hood. After all, it's possible that Karrin will die in the line of duty, and there ought to be someone to carry the mantle. Maybe also talk about their friendship.

Maquise
2012-03-12, 10:10 AM
Based on what he said, you know Grembler knows the following spells:

Daze
Mending
Purify Food and Drink
Animate Rope
Burning Hands
Chill Touch
Summon Monster
Augury
Vomit Swarm
Hex - Healing




I was image searching, and I found this: http://www.deviantart.com/download/214581533/warrior_woman_by_svenjaliv-d3jr865.png

The pose and countenance are pretty much right on. The hair is a bit off; it should be darker, shorter and straighter. Also, she wears heavier armor, but other than that, give her a shield and you've pretty much got Mirabelle.

Speaking of which, did you plan this, or did it just happen? I certainly didn't expect it.

Frosty
2012-03-12, 01:00 PM
Plan on what? Karrin developing some feelings for Mira or Karrin wanting to train Mira for paladin-hood? :smallsmile:

Frosty
2012-03-12, 10:36 PM
As far as the romance is concerned, it was really something I started thinking about the first time they went to Crossroads Inn, but I kind of winged how she would start romancing Mira. I just thought about Karrin's personality and insecurities and hopes and dreams, and it came naturally.

As far as making friends with all sorts of strange creature, that was all planned. Karrin knows she needs allies.

Maquise
2012-03-15, 04:04 PM
I like to reward players who stay with me for extended periods of time, in light of how frequently they are lost.

Here's a sketch of one of the more memorable scenes:

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/4201/vulencounter.png

Maquise
2012-03-16, 09:28 PM
Also:
You don't have to completely armor up. According to the piecemeal armor rules, you could just wear the chest piece of your armor; it would be considered a breastplate.

Frosty
2012-03-16, 11:16 PM
Hmm I might do that. T hat'll reduce the armor check pen somewhat...

Oh, and how frequently ARE your players lost?

Maquise
2012-03-16, 11:28 PM
I've run 5 games in my pbp career, and this is the longest. I've never finished a game, gm or player.

Frosty
2012-03-16, 11:53 PM
Do you think the other Paladin game will ever resume? and I love this game. I wouldn't let this die for the world. Can't wait to reach level 6 either...

Maquise
2012-03-17, 08:38 AM
Do you like the sketch? Would you like more in the future?

Frosty
2012-03-17, 10:03 PM
Sketches are awesome! And more every now and then would be nice.

Maquise
2012-03-23, 10:36 PM
Mira hasn't spoken, that was Lyanna.

EDIT: Also, I'm running out of dialogue, as far as this discussion goes. If you have a specific idea, try to outline it. Any conversation not directed towards the hobgoblins won't be overheard.

Frosty
2012-03-25, 12:10 PM
Hey, this is a more difficult situation than any thus far in the campaign. It's always more difficult when there is no Big Bad afoot. I know you were running out of dialogue, but that situation required careful though and deliberation.

Was that course of action what you expected out of Karrin?

Maquise
2012-03-25, 06:03 PM
It was one of the courses of action I considered a possibility.

In this case, it was more a case of wondering how the decision was reached than what the decision was. Also, this probably won't be the last such quandary you face.

Frosty
2012-03-25, 07:24 PM
Well, it was really the only right thing to do, starting from the assumption that Karrin respects all life equally, fiends being the exception.

Maquise
2012-04-05, 11:16 PM
You can search as many times as you want, but I'll roll a random negative event for every failure.

Frosty
2012-04-06, 01:42 AM
Shouldn't someone with a higher Survival be the one rolling instead of others Aiding Karrin?

Karrin can't just *leave* Lyanna out there.

Maquise
2012-04-06, 07:04 AM
You're the PC. Npcs can aid, but the rolls are yours.

Maquise
2012-04-08, 02:32 PM
That last post was way too fun to write. :smallbiggrin:

Frosty
2012-04-08, 04:36 PM
I make no promises of alliteration in my own posts :smallbiggrin:

Maquise
2012-04-15, 07:26 PM
I've decided in the course of world-building that the holy symbol of the Three Thrones is the triskelion.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Triskele-Symbol1.png

Maquise
2012-04-18, 04:27 PM
Right, so I was listening to this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmL-J1IghZM), and thought it went well with our campaign. I have to go now, will catch up later tonight hopefully.

Frosty
2012-04-19, 07:36 PM
I like that symbol. It's very elegant.

Maquise
2012-05-02, 01:24 PM
About the dragonhide:

I think it would be a good idea, but you'd need to find a suitable dragon first. One of decent size.

Maquise
2012-05-08, 11:19 PM
The hoard-building is causing me unforseen difficulties; if you want, go ahead and RP forward, I'll post the actual contents as soon as possible.

Frosty
2012-05-31, 01:46 AM
We better get a metric ton of exp for this fight. This encounter is very taxing. Can't wait for level 6!

Maquise
2012-05-31, 02:38 PM
I'm in the process of rebuilding Mirabelle using this (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241661)Fighter revision. Feel free to use the included feat if you want.

Frosty
2012-06-01, 01:31 AM
Having a Basic fighting prowess would be very handy, but I'm feat-starved as it is, and I don't want to multi-class out of Paladin cuz this campaign is all about the Paladin :smallbiggrin: Still, if I ever get any bonus feats for whatever reason, I know what I'll be getting. But for now, I already have my level 7 feat selected, and it's a very good one.

Frosty
2012-06-03, 05:08 PM
So...level? :smallwink:

Maquise
2012-06-03, 05:11 PM
I think you've earned it.

Frosty
2012-06-03, 05:14 PM
Max HP iirc?

Maquise
2012-06-03, 05:32 PM
Max Hp, correct.

Frosty
2012-06-04, 06:07 PM
Can't wait for this next part. Illusion? Necromancy? Corpse possession? None of which are within a normal babau's abilities.

Frosty
2012-06-10, 12:07 PM
Maquise, this is an important point in the story where we need to take a small pause and discuss the direction we want to take. Maybe even metagame a little bit.

Taking in a demonic co-pilot in Karrin's head to save Mira would be a self-sacrificing thing to do. It's kinda like at the end of Diablo 1 how the hero decided to contain Diablo within his own body. It makes for GREAT story narrative if it means the next story arc or three becomes all about Karrin dealing with this evil influence in her head, struggling to keep her sanity and struggling to either maintain control of her own body or to prevent her own personality from being changed to evil. Superb roleplaying opportunities.

This all assumes that inviting in a demon isn't an Evil act that's going to make Karrin either insta-Fall or that the demon isn't going to auto-win and have control of Karrin, making her effectively an NPC now. How do we want to proceed? How does this possession thing work? Karrin might not know in-character, but we should discuss this OOC.

Maquise
2012-06-10, 09:19 PM
I will admit it, this caught me completely flat-footed. I did not see this coming, having pretty much winged the whole babau encounter.

This decision would have lasting consequences. The first thing to note is that a fiend who enters at the consent of the host is much more difficult to remove. The largest consequence would likely be driving a wedge between Karrin and her gods. I don't necessarily mean falling, but their help, should it come in other forms, may not be accessible. A more immediate result would be Karrin's relationships with her companions. Remember there are three people currently in the room. I believe a pertinent quote would be:

"I simply thought I had some sort of say in what happened to your soul. I apologize for that presumption." (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0642.html)

Frosty
2012-06-10, 10:58 PM
WHOA, I thought I was along with Mira. Okay, this changes things if there are other people besides us two. In any case, what is said is said. I await the babau's response, and have a plan B.

Maquise
2012-06-10, 11:00 PM
I'm sorry, what I meant was Mira is still aware of what is going on, and may take issue with this plan.

Frosty
2012-06-10, 11:13 PM
Karrin understands that Mira would not approve of this sacrifice, but everything Karrin has said works just fine for plan B.

Maquise
2012-06-10, 11:22 PM
I'm still not sure how this is going to work, but I'll keep going until I run out, then there might be a pause. I might have some thinking to do.

Frosty
2012-06-11, 02:40 AM
don't worry. Plan B is really simple. It involves the fact that Coup-de-graces usually provoke AoOs, and Karrin has a greatsword equipped.

Maquise
2012-06-12, 08:45 AM
Character Sheets:
Berich (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdFl4N09ObV9lSm5YOWFINDhVSndjQ lE)
Grembler (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdFcyZHhzQ1BvdHE0Umg0bVloVTBjN 3c#gid=0)
Lyanna (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdHNLVWd1dFpuV1FxWjU5aFFVdy0xU Xc)
Mirabelle (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdFI5bzFRMUdzRll2Vjd1dy1SczUxY Xc)

Frosty
2012-06-26, 09:56 PM
Woot! Charcter sheets! Anyhow, I just had my final today,a nd I have a break tomorrow before I start my next class Thursday :smallsmile:

I'll post later tonight.

BTW, can you post the homebrew fighter stuff that Mira is using again? I lost the link to it :smalltongue:

Maquise
2012-07-20, 01:33 PM
I'm heading out of town for the week, and will be back Wednesday some time. I don't know how much I'll be able to post.

Frosty
2012-07-20, 02:14 PM
Have fun whereever you're going :smallsmile:

Maquise
2012-07-23, 04:31 PM
What spell do you want him to to use? Look at his spell list in his sheet.

Maquise
2012-07-26, 08:42 AM
I'm back, btw. Still waiting on that spell selection.

Frosty
2012-07-26, 10:35 AM
Welcome back! I think he should start off with Grease, cast on the place where he can affect (and potentially cut off) the most troglodytes. Probably 10AE/11AF

Oh yeah, Grembler should vomit a swarm in there too.

Maquise
2012-07-27, 10:55 AM
As I continue with this game, I start to see things I wish I would have done differently. I have a retcon I am considering.

Since Lyanna gets such piddly damage as it is (especially vs fiends), I'm considering giving her a quarterstaff instead, along with a few tricks to go with it. I'd run her more with using combat maneuvers to hinder opponents (tripping, disarm, etc.) and aiding others. I would also house rule the quarterstaff to having the trip feature, since IMO it should anyway.

Your opinion?

Frosty
2012-07-27, 11:36 PM
Lyanna should be sattted organically. In other words, how did she survive all this time before she joined up with the party? The skills and feats that allowed her to do that should be what she has. If that involves quarterstaffs and tripping, then so be it (I can totally see it. She trips some enemies and RUNS while grabbing the treasure, Indiana Jones style).

If the Archeologist gets some bonuses on Disable Device, perhaps you can have her start crafting and using Traps in combat, like the Combat Trapsmith of 3.5. If she's really good at IDing enemies and recalling lore, she might use it somehow to grant an edge to herself or to her party in fighting those enemies? 3.5 had the feat Knowledge Devotion in the Complete Champion book which is totally up this allie.

To be honest, we might just use the Factotum class from 3.5 for Lyanna. She looks a great fit. It screams Archeologist definitely.

Frosty
2012-07-31, 02:21 AM
Busy with a finals. Will post tomorrow.

Btw what have you decided to do with Lyanna?

Maquise
2012-07-31, 10:14 PM
I'm going to try to run her new setup this fight, see how it works.

Maquise
2012-08-18, 01:35 PM
I finally got around to getting Davkas' sheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdEhZQlRFMW05akl1eHliWmhOZ3lMV EE) done.

Maquise
2012-08-29, 08:38 PM
So, we've gone through an entire thread now. I had a pic to share, but I don't like how it turned out. Oh, well, I'll try to come up with something.

Questionnaire time! Yay!:amused::tongue::yuk:

What is your favorite part of this campaign (Setting, characters, RP, exploration, combat, etc.)? Least favorite? What would you like more of? Less of? Is there anything I can improve on?

I can't promise I'll be able to address all of your issues, but I will take it all into account. I'm guessing you're enjoying yourself considering how long you've stayed on.

Frosty
2012-09-02, 05:53 PM
The setting is great. I love how much detail you put into everything, both the setting and the dungeons. The combat is fun, although slightly repetitive since I don't have much in the way of comat maneuvers. This combat has been very unique however and I do like it. Forcing Karrin to really explore all of her options, even if they are weak, is good. I think at least one person in my party ought to start specializing in ranged weaponry however. The roleplay is terrific as I love devleoping relationships and friendships with all the people that I bring along.

I really wish there would be some actual towns to explore though. I know there might not be too many in this sort of post-apocalyptic world, but solving quests and problems not related to bashing heads in would be fun too :smallsmile: Like, something Karrin can do to help via leading by example. Perhaps after some sarcastic comments the bad situation, she can use her diplomacy and smarts and maybe even looks to help the town out.

Maquise
2012-09-02, 10:04 PM
You should be getting to Whiteveil soon, so you'll be able to explore that. As for ranged allies, I have a new guy slated to join you in the near future. Mainly melee yet, but does have some pretty decent ranged output.

Frosty
2012-09-03, 12:34 PM
And my allies should start taking feats that allow them to bypass some DR if there are any :smallwink:

Maquise
2012-09-03, 01:15 PM
I don't know of any, but there will be some investing in Silver/Cold Iron weapons.

If you have need a hint, look down here:
Have you considered a way to take them all out at once?

Frosty
2012-09-03, 01:22 PM
Berich may have some area of effect spells, but demons have resist 10 vs a lot of elements...

And I don't think channeling positive energy actually harms demons. Although...I think getting Berich to Grease me is a good idea. It'll help vs grapple. My CMD vs grapple goes up by 10 if I'm greased right?

Maquise
2012-09-08, 04:01 PM
I was doing some work on the campaign, and I have a question I need to ask you. What was Karrin's and her family's response to her birthmark?

Also:
I finally got around to making a pic of Mirabelle I don't hate:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/326536336/pathfinder_character___mirabelle_by_malletmann-d5eet1s.png

Maquise
2012-09-11, 04:50 PM
And now I made a drawing of Karrin Ye. I would really like feedback on this one:

http://www.deviantart.com/download/326666340/pathfinder_character___karrin_ye_by_malletmann-d5ehld0.png

Frosty
2012-09-11, 07:38 PM
I really like that drawing of Karrin :smallsmile: As for the birthmark, I'll need to think about it.

Sorry for the short length of my posts lately. Been sick and been very busy with school.

Maquise
2012-09-11, 07:40 PM
Hope you get feeling better.

"If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything. "

Maquise
2012-09-13, 10:17 PM
Which character would you like me to draw next?

Maquise
2012-09-22, 09:35 AM
I'm having trouble figuring out how to make Mirabelle a paladin. Her Charisma is too low for it to do anything but make her weaker.

Also, Lyanna and Grembler:
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/266/6/4/pathfinder_character___lyanna_by_malletmann-d5fnd51.png
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/269/c/5/pathfinder_character___grembler_by_malletmann-d5g0jw9.png

Frosty
2012-10-18, 04:47 AM
Gah, I'm really sorry for my lack of posting lately. I'll try to get something up tomorrow. Just...had a midterm AND a final within a a day of each other.

As for Mira, don't worry about turning her into an actual paladin. Training her to act paladin-like does not in fact require a smart horse and self-healing. She can stay a fighter, or retrain into Cavalier, or do any number of things. It doesn't matter as much for how she thinks and acts. She's already very willing to help, so she's ost of the way there.

Retraining her into a Cavalier would be awesome though. She'd get her own special mount!

Maquise
2012-10-18, 10:23 AM
Don't worry, I've been to school. Post whenever you can; at this point, I'm not really worried about the game dying.

I found an artifact that I think Mirabelle could use. I'll try to work it into the game.

Frosty
2012-12-05, 06:21 PM
To get back to you on the birthmark, I don't think the family though much of it. They weren't particularly religious, and just thought it was a coincidence to have something shaped like that. Karrin didn't really care until she satrted paladin training.

Maquise
2012-12-17, 04:40 PM
I've been reading the Hero Points (http://www.d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/hero-points) system, and think it could be interesting to include it. What do you think?

Maquise
2013-01-05, 11:07 AM
I've been doing some world-building, and here's some info on the Thrones:

Ashelon keeps the White-gold Bastion on the peak of Mount Celestia, guarding the Realms against the wicked. He teaches the importance of justice, how honest labor and vigilance must be rewarded, but wickedness punished. He teaches that just authority is to be respected, and it is the responsibility of rulers to care for and protect their people. But tyranny is blasphemous to him, and the tyrant must be laid low so a true leader can be raised up. His virtues are justice, temperance, discipline, and wisdom. Oralius is considered the Mother-Goddess, and in some traditions the wife of Ashelon. Her domain is in the community, and the bonds between mortals. She puts blessings upon the hearths and fields of the common folk. Her virtues are mercy, generosity, and love. Akasha is the Tome-keeper, Giver of Knowledge and Forger of Destiny. While he permits mortals to live as they see fit, he gives to each of them a unique place in the cosmic order of things, and asks only that they seek to achieve their full potential. His virtues are honesty, self-betterment, and the pursuit of knowledge.

Frosty
2013-01-30, 02:29 AM
I like the hero points system! We should use it.

On a separate note, I'd like to work towards this wondrous item sometime within the next two levels. It helps counteract the low CL of paladins nicely in terms of removing disease. http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic-items/wondrous-items/wondrous-items/a-b/bracelet-of-mercy

Maquise
2013-01-30, 02:53 PM
I'll be sure to throw that in, and Karrin now has 7 hero points.

On a side note, is the duke's dialogue legible?

Frosty
2013-01-31, 01:05 AM
I kind of have to highlight the text to read it...

Oh and I was wrong. Using a Mercy to remove disease is at full paladin level for CL, but having a +4 never hurts.

Maquise
2013-01-31, 01:09 AM
I'll see if I can find a better color, but there are only so many that are visible.

Frosty
2013-01-31, 04:38 PM
I don't mind if you reuse colors, as long as you identify who is saying what.

So, how are the other Paladin games going?

Maquise
2013-01-31, 04:42 PM
I started a new one with a guy called OzzyKP. It's a bit slower, in that it doesn't update as often. He managed to raise an army already though, and he just got to Linedaikama.

Frosty
2013-01-31, 04:51 PM
Very nice! What did he do? Ask Mira to lead him to villages where he can give recruitment speeches? :smalltongue:

Maquise
2013-01-31, 04:53 PM
He took 10 on his Diplomacy check (I forgot you could do this), had the skill maxed, had a trait which boosted it further, and made good use of a casting of Prestidigitation.

Frosty
2013-01-31, 04:55 PM
He can cast Prestidigitate?

Maquise
2013-01-31, 04:58 PM
He took the Wealthy Tabbler (http://www.d20pfsrd.com/traits/regional-traits/wealthy-dabbler-regional-taldor) trait.

Frosty
2013-01-31, 05:15 PM
Cantrip are indeed useful, but I bet he doesn't know about Demons and Devils as well as Karrin does :smallcool:

And are you *sure* you can take 10 on Diplomacy? :smallconfused:

Maquise
2013-01-31, 05:21 PM
http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?192044-Diplomacy-and-Taking-10

Frosty
2013-02-01, 02:10 AM
Hmm, and here I was expecting a Cha +2 garment, but a +1 works just fine for my purposes once I hit level 8 :smallsmile:

I'm also surprised Karrin has 7 Hero Points. Are we raising the limit from 3 to 7?

Maquise
2013-02-01, 10:13 AM
Ahh, I missed that line. I haven't actually used Hero Points before.

Frosty
2013-02-01, 01:38 PM
Not that I mind having 7. As the only PC in this campaign, I need to make up for the fact that the rest of my party has no Hero Points. I can't use Hero Points to prevent the others from dying, but that's where Ultimate Mercy comes in.

BTW, I think I might run a solo campaign for you after my internship ends in April. What kinda system would you like?

Maquise
2013-02-01, 01:50 PM
That is a good point.

I'm most familiar with Pathfinder, but as long as you're willing to teach me, I would play any system you'd like to run.

Frosty
2013-02-01, 02:01 PM
What setting would you like? I'd love to try to run something in the Starcraft universe, and I might be able to homebrew up some stuff. You'd only be able to play human (I just don't know enough about protoss culture to play them convincingly at length), and I'd probably try to have the Marine, Medic, Ghost, and Firebat as available classes. I'd probably also try out some sort of Wounds system instead of hitpoints.

Maquise
2013-02-01, 02:21 PM
That sounds very interesting, though I only have a passing familiarity with Starcraft, having only played the demo for the first one.

Alternatively, I've been playing a lot of X-Com: EU recently, and was wondering if you were familiar at all with it?

Frosty
2013-02-01, 02:42 PM
Not familiar at all with X-Com. You don't necessarily need to know all the lore for Starcraft. I can put together and link you to some primers. It's a pretty fun world. Very crapsack, gray-on-black morality. Very violent too. It's similar in theme to the Warhammer 40k universe, but there are decent people and heros as well, so it's actually much less hopeless and much happier in tone compared to WH40k (not that this is a difficult feat...).

Maquise
2013-02-01, 02:48 PM
I know enough to get by on my own, I think. Regardless, I highly recommend X-Com as a game. You can find it on Steam.

Frosty
2013-02-01, 02:53 PM
What is X-Com about?

Also, what kind of campaign withint he SC universe might you be more interested in? Even if you never step into a suit of powered armor, an urban campaign can be very fun (there's a LOT of poor people living in wretched conditions), although we'd probably want to switch over to Shadowrun 4e at that point.

Maquise
2013-02-01, 03:19 PM
It's a turn-based squad strategy game about defending Earth from an alien invasion. Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPvbF7bG7lk

As for my character, I'm not entirely sure. I'd like to probably be somewhere where important things are happening, that affect the entire sector. I'd also like to play as a psionic character.

Frosty
2013-02-01, 04:07 PM
Ghosts are psionic. They're very powerful, and require specialized training. But, we don't necessarily have to use that class. You could very well just be a marine or medic with minor latent psionic powers.

Maquise
2013-02-01, 04:08 PM
What about a spectre?

Frosty
2013-02-01, 06:31 PM
Spectres are Ghosts that went down a different training path (which is not a part of the normal Dominion or Confederate army. It is a training available only ina splinter group that is outlawed), and they are umm...typically amoral. So unless you want to play evil...

Don't get me wrong, you *can* play a ghost if you want. But you'll have slightly less flexibility in your background because of what it takes to be a ghost. In fact I might just make Ghosts a prestige class.

Maquise
2013-02-04, 11:29 AM
Just to let you know, whatever system we use, it has to be available for free online.

Frosty
2013-02-24, 07:48 PM
Well, if we do Starcraft, it'll be homebrew. If we do Shadowrun, it's all downloadable online, or I can send them to you.

Maquise
2013-02-25, 10:20 PM
I hope you didn't find this arc too Killer DM-y. I was trying to make things interesting, though I could easily see how you could see it as being unfair.

Frosty
2013-03-03, 02:52 PM
Eh, characters die. It's plot-development and I'm ok with it so far. Btw, can you help me find the posts about what the spirits under the Fort wanted, and about what various demons and the thrones have said about Ns'karra?

Maquise
2013-03-03, 02:59 PM
Thrones on Ns'karra:

"He currently leads an army of the undead in the south-east, near the ruins of Dawnspire. What you must know, is that he cannot be allowed to fall under the sway of the demon called N'skarra, or her masters. The forces of the abyss weave a complex web of schemes, but so long as you stand firm, they will be undone."

The celestial returns to the center of the rock. "I leave you now with this benediction. You have done well in the sight of the Thrones. Continue on this path, and you shall be rewarded well. Beware, for you will suffer much more in your duties, but to those that endure to the end, a crown shall be given that none can take away. Draw close to the Thrones and they shall draw close to you. Seek justice, love mercy, walk in truth, fear no evil." With that, he ascends back to the heavens, leaving you on the rock.

You awake. The sun is beginning to rise, and the distant scent of cooking hangs in the air.

The orb you found in Ns'karra's chamber:


You bring he hammer down on the smooth black crystal. It shatters with a loud crack. As it does, your vision flashes red. You momentarily lose contact with your senses, and the following words enter your mind:

...and N'skarra will then be ready for the next phase of our plan.

That leaves us with the issue of selecting our pawn. Gorgeroth would have been perfect, but he recently perished due to forces unknown. To put him further beyond our grasp, Malaghast bartered his soul from Ken Rho for his own machinations. Malaghast himself is too cunning to serve as a pawn; he may see our plan and attempt to subvert it for his own ends. Esphestus is too unpredictable, and Arazad too much a blunt instrument. That leaves Carrion and Raz'mirrin. Of the two, I think Raz'mirrin would be best...

...thus N'skarra shall go to Raz'mirrin, and authority shall be Raz'mirrin under N'skarra, N'skarra under Azaketh, Azaketh under Xi'phen'ix'nef, Xi'phen'ix'nef under Aruoudiodoth the Many-headed Serpent...

Your world returns to normal. "Karrin, are you alright?" Lyanna asks shaken. You touch your cheek, and find blood leaking from your eyes. It seems superficial though, and you are unharmed.

The sword at Linedaikama:
"That way lies the Arcanesium. In our time, it housed the magics that protected this fort. I do not know what you shall find there now. I have a boon to gift to you, and a request."

He says a prayer in Celestial. You feel rejuvenated, as though you just awoke from a long slumber. "My sword, Moonshimmer, does not rest with me. If you ever find it, I humbly ask you to return it to me."

All class features have been recharged.


"The blade's name is inscribed upon it in Celestial. The fort above is yours; I suspect the elementals that were bound to it have long since departed. We however must ask this chamber and the Arcanesium to remain sealed. Until we meet again, Lady Ye. Go with the virtue of the Thrones." The figures fade away, back into the gloom of the mausoleum.

Maquise
2013-03-03, 03:52 PM
These are the signposts you first saw at the Crossroads Inn:



Going to the left, which leads northwest: Azkard, Whiteveil, Angrove (a crude pentagram is drawn next to the name), Dragonsroost.
Going to the right, which leads east: Vitharn, Cabathad, Yultz (a skull is drawn next to it), Stronghaven.


I made a map for Ozzy's game, might as well show it to you:
http://imageshack.us/a/img826/1320/validor.png


Also, I thought it would be best to fill you in on some things your character should know:

Ashelon keeps the White-gold Bastion on the peak of Mount Celestia, guarding the Realms against the wicked. He teaches the importance of justice, how honest labor and vigilance must be rewarded, but wickedness punished. He teaches that just authority is to be respected, and it is the responsibility of rulers to care for and protect their people. But tyranny is blasphemous to him, and the tyrant must be laid low so a true leader can be raised up. His virtues are justice, temperance, discipline, and wisdom. Oralius is considered the Mother-Goddess, and in some traditions the wife of Ashelon. Her domain is in the community, and the bonds between mortals. She puts blessings upon the hearths and fields of the common folk. Her virtues are mercy, generosity, and love. Akasha is the Tome-keeper, Giver of Knowledge and Forger of Destiny. While he permits mortals to live as they see fit, he gives to each of them a unique place in the cosmic order of things, and asks only that they seek to achieve their full potential. His virtues are honesty, self-betterment, and the pursuit of knowledge.

Frosty
2013-03-03, 07:32 PM
Quest Log:

Major Goal #1: Drive the devils from Angrove. Defeat Harbinger
Ongoing quest: Support Duke Caiaphas Dragonkin and Whiteveil's efforts to fight the forces of Angrove.
Current effort: None

Known future goals:
Secure alliance with Dragonsroost
Secure alliance with Stronghaven

Completed quests:
Retake Fort Lindekaima
Retake Fort Ostrigar
Secure alliance with the dwarves of Azkard

Supplemental quests:
Assemble the artifacts of the Arch-paladin Meridous
Retrieve the Sword of Retribution somewhere near Cabathad
Retrieve the Lance of Fate from the elves, who reside behind their Spirit Fence. The gate to the Spirit Fence is the city of Vitharn
Retrieve the Heart of the Beloved, buried with Meridous. The burial site is unknown




Major Goal #2: Cleanse away the influence of Ns'karra the demon

Other quests:
1. Destroy undead Gorgeroth and his army of undead near the ruins of Dawnspire

2. Retrieve the sword Moonshimmer for the ghost of General Celairon Dryearurdrenn, who resides under Fort Lindekaima

3. Gather the items necessary to forge the Astral Blade for Mirabell: The hide of an astral shark for the hilt wrapping and scabbard, the wood of a silverwood tree for the hilt, and a flawless diamond. Adamantine for the blade is already gathered.


Important knowledge about places and empires
The Pryvirian Empire was founded by the El¨xor Dynasty 400 years ago at the end of the Time of Dragons. The El¨xors were, or perhaps are, recognized as the most powerful sorcerer lineage in all humankind. All Pryvirian nobles were humans with sorcerous heritage; the degree of which determining social rank. Not all noble families are directly related to the El¨xors; some were given titles as the reward for notable deeds on the behalf of the empire. Ruled from the capital of Dawnspire, it reached from Dragonsroost in the west to Stronghaven in the east.

Maquise
2013-03-03, 08:40 PM
It appears that everything is in order, for the time being.

Maquise
2013-03-06, 12:35 PM
So, what's your view on what's happening so far?

Frosty
2013-03-06, 12:42 PM
So, have you familiarized yourself more with Shadowrun yet? I'm thinking of running a solo campaign for that or for Fallout RPG.

Maquise
2013-03-06, 12:58 PM
I've looked through the Quickstart rules, but it only has prebuilt characters. I'll need the full set of rules in order to actually build a character, though I think I have the basics down.

Frosty
2013-03-06, 02:43 PM
I can email you the rules tonight. In the meantime, having had a primer to the setting, what kind of character would you like to play? I tend to run more gritty, dangerous games when I do shadowrun. The world is pretty crapsack.

Maquise
2013-03-06, 02:53 PM
Just based on what I've seen, I've got an idea; tell me if this will work.

I was thinking of a bounty hunter, who relies primarily on a combination of technical skills, street-smarts and combat skills. Has a reputation for being effective at bringing in or bringing down mages.

Frosty
2013-03-06, 02:59 PM
A bounty hunter can work, although I'm a bit new to magic when it comes to shadowrun (I can make it work if you really want to do that). So, why does he (or she) wish to hunt mages? Most characters in shadowrun do it for credits or revenge.

Maquise
2013-03-06, 03:05 PM
I wasn't planning on actually being a magic-user (In my experience, when a system has magic it's usually one of the more complicated parts of the game, and I'd rather just get used to the basics on my first run). My character doesn't have any personal grievance with magic users, but he's one of the few non-magic users who can reliably go after them. I'd mainly like to play a Boba Fett type character, really.

Frosty
2013-03-06, 03:29 PM
Does your character care about the plight of the masses? Many people are pretty oppressed and live in in-humane conditions. Or perhaps your character will happily add to it if it means he gets things done more expediently?

Maquise
2013-03-06, 03:37 PM
My character was born into the squalor, growing up in some of the harshest conditions. However, he doesn't actually care to improve these conditions; as far as he is concerned, he was able to pull himself out of it, so anyone can with enough willpower. He thinks of himself first and foremost; if you are useful to him he'll protect you, if you are a liability he will remove the threat you pose. He is not, however, vindictive or wasteful. He only kills when it is profitable to him, and not without first considering whether he could in some way profit more by keeping his victim alive. He is calculating, and will always move in the straightest line from point A to point B, and will crush anyone who stands in his way.

Frosty
2013-03-06, 03:56 PM
Moving in the straightest line doesn't always mesh well with being calculating. Remember, there's always someone with a bigger gun, so sometimes you have to use alternative routes.

Ok cool, so your character is a calculating bastard, doing violent things for nuyen and anonymous credsticks. Does he have any friends? Hobbies? What kind of neighborhood do you imagine him living in?

Maquise
2013-03-06, 04:10 PM
Perhaps a more accurate way of looking at it is that he takes an accurate assessment of the situation and then takes the most efficient actions to achieve his goals.

A lot of this depends on what sort of resources I start out with. If he's just starting out, I wouldn't imagine he would have much in the way of contacts or freetime, or even a permanent address. That might be the most difficult; if he does have one it will be in a very difficult place to find. Now that I think of it, he'll probably have safehouses and stashes scattered all over the playable setting, depending on how big the "sandbox" is.

As far as friends go, I think he would have someone to serve as a Mission Control. He calls her Tech Girl. I'd imagine their interaction would be solely through electronic means, and she'd run the Matrix-side of his business, sorting through possible jobs, doing the accounting, pirating prototype equipment schematics for him, hacking his targets, etc. They go back a long way, and he's reasonably sure he can trust her, but he does have insurance in case she tries to screw him.

Frosty
2013-03-06, 04:19 PM
You'd only have multiple safe houses if you were very rich. Most shadowrunners are lucky to maintain a Medium lifestyle while keeping up with the latest cyber implants and other equipment.

And remember: In this day and age, there's electronic eyes everywhere. Unless you want to live far away from any city, your best protection is to try to hide via anonymity. Besides, it takes too fraggin' long to meet your chummers at the nightclubs if you live 70 miles away.

As for female Otakon (aka Tech girl), you'd only have something like that if you have a dedicated sponsor. Like, serious backing from one of the megacorps. If you have a team to run with you, they'd be on site with you during the run. Many computer systems are off the grid if they need to be *truly* secure from off-site hacking.

It sounds like he's mostly a loner thus far. What is his normal life like? Surely he does something other than kill people or commit crimes?

Read over the backgrounds and the setting some more tonight when I email you the stuff. SR has a rich world worth exploring.

Maquise
2013-03-06, 04:27 PM
As for a day job, I would imagine it would be something mundane, low-profile, but with at least a decent salary, and most importantly, give him access to resources he normally wouldn't have. I'm thinking something in information technology, where his 9-5 would be to sift through and organize vast amounts of data. Maybe he's a bank accountant, which lets him legally track vast amounts of currency transfer. Another option would be working for a communications network.

Frosty
2013-03-06, 04:32 PM
You can have a Day Job. In fact, it's a Negative Quality (aka Disadvantage. You get more character points because it hinders you in some way. In this case, it eats up your time, and it's hard to keep your job if you need to hide out for a week while the cops stop looking for someone with your description) although you may wish to choose less than 40 hours a week.

Maquise
2013-03-06, 04:37 PM
Hmm. I think I'll skip out on that then, at least until I have a chance to look the system over more thoroughly. I would imagine in that case that, aside from training, he would spend his free time educating himself on a wide variety of topics. All things considered, he'd probably show a good deal of interest in the study of magic (Academic study, as opposed to actual practice).

Frosty
2013-03-06, 05:53 PM
He seems very very motivated to study and train (however he trains). Is money really the only thing motivating him? He really wants to have all the material comforts or something and that's why he's running so hard?

Maquise
2013-03-06, 06:14 PM
He doesn't seek the material comforts so much as he wants to be the best at what he does, and spends as much of his energy dedicated to this as possible. I think he spent the majority of his life being told that he would never amount to anything, and is motivated above all else to prove to the world that they're wrong about him; he isn't some drugged-up street thug who spends all of his free time in the bar, high or with a woman.

Maquise
2013-03-13, 03:33 PM
Just to let you know, I noticed an error on your character sheet. You have the armor check penalty for the Armor of the Phoenician as -6. The armor is magic, which means its masterwork, which means its ACP is reduced by one. Its also mithral, which reduces it by another one, bringing it down to -4.

Frosty
2013-03-14, 01:05 AM
Oh right. I'll fix that tomorrow or something. Hey, your other game still going strong? Got a link to the threads?

Maquise
2013-03-14, 09:16 AM
Ozzy has been dealing with some things, so we haven't been posting quite as often as this game. This is probably a good thing, as I can't jump back and forth as easily as I initially thought, so for a while his game actually suffered a bit of loss in quality on my part. Now, I just post whenever I think I can make a decent one.

At this point, I'm not sure if he can spoil anything for you, so here you go:
IC (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14476368#post14476368)
OOC (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14476686#post14476686)

Frosty
2013-03-14, 11:11 AM
Thanks. Oh yeah, can you also edit those and also the MAP that you uploaded onto the first post of this thread so I can find them easily? :smallsmile:

I'm glad you have fun DMing these games. Lots of memorable characters, and I'm sure Ozzy and I approach paladining differently. Or at least our characters do.

Maquise
2013-03-15, 09:49 AM
There you go. I'd recommend updating your first post as well, as far as the character sheets go, and moving the questlog there too.

Frosty
2013-03-15, 10:51 AM
Is there something wrong with the sheet link in my post?

Maquise
2013-03-15, 11:00 AM
No, they all work out. I thought you were missing someone, but the only sheet that isn't up there is Davkas, which doesn't matter right now. I'll get you Anita's sheet as quickly as possible.

Frosty
2013-03-15, 11:49 AM
And Ironman?

Maquise
2013-03-15, 11:54 AM
I sort of cobbled him together; I couldn't really find anything that worked. These stats do what they need to.
Ironman. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n104LGi-Sq-lamBUsnTFEJZffORKHiUgPFAruy-lXCQ/edit)

Frosty
2013-03-24, 06:09 PM
Quick question: Why did Grembler take Accursed Hex? He has no Hexes that can only affect an enemy 1/day, so the feat literally does nothing for him.

He may wish to take Extra Hex instead for Fortune or Misfortune. Now those are awesome.

Maquise
2013-03-24, 06:33 PM
Accursed Hex works on Evil Eye, which does only work 1/day.

Frosty
2013-03-24, 06:34 PM
No it doesn't.


Evil Eye (Su): [FAQ] The witch can cause doubt to creep into the mind of a foe within 30 feet that she can see. The target takes a ľ2 penalty on one of the following (witchĺs choice): AC, ability checks, attack rolls, saving throws, or skill checks. This hex lasts for a number of rounds equal to 3 + the witchĺs Intelligence modifier. A Will save reduces this to just 1 round. This is a mind-affecting effect.

At 8th level the penalty increases to ľ4.

Nowhere does it say it only works 1/day. In fact, you can keep on using it to even stack all the different penalties.


Can I use the evil eye hex more than once on a target?

Yes. As long as you apply a different penalty with each use of the hex (AC, ability checks, attack rolls, saving throws, or skill checks), you can have multiple penalties on the same target. Applying the same hex penalty to a target just resets the duration to the most recent use of the hex.

Example: On round 1, you hex the target's AC. On round 2, you hex the target's attack rolls, so the target now has two evil eye hexes on it. On round 3, you hex the target's saving throws, so it now has three evil eye hexes on it. On round 4, you hex its AC again, resetting the duration of the AC-hex (which does not add an additional ľ2 penalty to its AC). The same thing would happen if two witches were using evil eye on the same target--as long as each evil eye hex applied a penalty to a different thing, they'd all apply.

Frosty
2013-03-24, 08:22 PM
I hope I wasn't coming off as rude, by the way...

Maquise
2013-03-24, 08:24 PM
Not really. If I really wanted something to be a certain way, I'd houserule it; otherwise its just a matter of clarity. I haven't had the opportunity to actually play at a table nearly as much as I want to, so despite everything I'm still not that experienced.

Frosty
2013-03-24, 08:33 PM
Witches are usually very, very useful. While Im fine with Grembler not being as powerful up until now since he's an NPC and roleplaying-wise he's not a powerhouse, I *do* at least want him to gain the full benefits of what he is entitled to mechanically :smallsmile:

Cacle is scary. Very scary. It's easily the best Hex for a witch assuming he has something to pair it with. He can keep Evil Eye and a successful Misfortune literally going the entire fight if he's willing to keep on spending Move actions. Given enough time, he can have hexes on all the enemies. Witches are scaaaaaary. If he had taken Fortune instead, he could keep the Fortune bonus going for the entire fight as well.

Frosty
2013-04-02, 08:05 AM
How's your vacation so far? :smallsmile:

Maquise
2013-04-02, 09:02 PM
I'm heading home tommorow morning. It was pretty fun; the beach was warm, the weather was nice, and I got to spend time with some family I haven't seen in a while.

Maquise
2013-04-10, 10:26 PM
Almost forgot:
Anita Reynault (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdFFBNldBSVlsNDRVVEpsWHpOUjBPd UE#gid=12)
Skeever da Mincer (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoH1w8LcWuFgdHpoeHdQdkhlamQ3VGYtYkl5RUFMY VE#gid=0)

Frosty
2013-04-11, 12:52 AM
I don't have access to those docs apparently. You need to give me permission.

Maquise
2013-04-11, 09:21 AM
Fixed that for you.

Frosty
2013-04-11, 11:01 AM
Oh yeah, before I forget...Karrin lent Anita her +1 Defending Greatsword after they split the spoils. Should note that in Anita's sheet.

BTW: Death or Glory is a HOOOORIBLE feat. I'd rather her take almost any other feat than Death or Glory (which makes you weaker, not stronger, I feel). Combat Reflexes would work. But, it is Anita's choice.

Maquise
2013-04-14, 01:48 PM
Combat Reflexes would be useless to her since she has a Dex bonus of 0, but I will try to think of something to replace Death or Glory.

Btw, next feat Mira gets is going to be Vital Strike, because of the following: she can use Shield Buffet as a move action to debuff a target, then Vital Strike for extra damage, as opposed to just full-attacking every turn.

Btw-btw, figure out what you're fighting?

Frosty
2013-04-17, 11:57 AM
It's too bad. Given the Dragon Order Cavalier's abilities to aid another much better than others, she can do what Trombe is doing, but give more AC, if she takes the Bodyguard feat.

The unseat feat is ok I guess, and makes sense in character if she feels she'll be facing a lot of other mounted characters. In most campaigns I've been in that feat would almost never come into play.

But yeah, I'd just have Anita replace Death or Glory with Rhino Charge (http://www.d20pfsrd.com/feats/combat-feats/rhino-charge-combat). Now she can move into position and ready a charge! Plus, she doesn't *have* to attack with a charge. She can Bullrush instead to help the rest of the party out if necessary.

Oh yeah, where is her Mount's character sheet? The horsie needs feats too :smallsmile:

As to what we were fighting...I don't have a clue. Looks like critters from the Aliens movies. But smarter.

Maquise
2013-04-17, 12:09 PM
Her mount's sheet is in the second tab. I'll go ahead and give her Rhino Charge.

Frosty
2013-04-17, 12:46 PM
I updated the quest log. It should have everything of note about Cabathad's adventure. So, what are the psychonuans anyways?

Maquise
2013-04-17, 01:08 PM
As far as? They're a race of hive-minded, psionic insectoid aberrations.

Frosty
2013-04-17, 01:11 PM
I figured that much out (and wrote as such in the quest log), but is there an official entry for them in one of the bestiaries? Or was this an original (and very cool) creature?

Maquise
2013-04-17, 01:34 PM
It's an original monster. I'm glad you liked it. Although, I'm surprised you didn't figure it out sooner.

Frosty
2013-04-17, 01:53 PM
Well, the method of mind control is different than usual. Once I figured out that Remove Disease works, I basically treated them as Aliens with telepathic communication.

Maquise
2013-05-01, 01:19 PM
My allergies are really kicking my butt today; I'm not really feeling up to posting right now.

Frosty
2013-05-02, 01:01 AM
I hope you'll feel better man. Allergy season sucks.

Oh yeah, Grembler should really learn Mage Armor. He's always so vulnerable to being hit.

Oh yeah, where's the link to the homebrew paladin spells? I still need access to those.

Maquise
2013-05-02, 10:24 AM
I added a link to the thread on my first post, and am throwing another one here for good measure.

http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225635

Looking at it again, I'm a little worried that Champion of the Gods is too powerful.

Frosty
2013-05-02, 12:02 PM
Oh yeah, Grembler should add the new bracers and the ring of protection to his inventory. I didn't see them on his sheet. Maybe I missed them. I also need to get the Circlet of Persuasion back from Kensin.

Champion of the Gods is too strong for a Level 2 spell. It would be fine as a higher level spell. I say switch it with Celestial Steed. The ability to do 1d4 ability damage per round is certainly on a higher level than letting your steed Fly.

Maquise
2013-05-02, 12:11 PM
The magic items are updated. They're in the Feats, Abilities and Items tab.

Swapped the spell levels.

Frosty
2013-05-02, 12:31 PM
Champion of Gods still says level 2 spell.

Maquise
2013-05-02, 09:30 PM
Bladebalm

Despite its name, Bladebalm can be applied to any weapon. This alchemical substance temporarily adds an enhancement effect to any weapon its applied to. The balm lasts for 24 hours. There are many variants of the balm, capable of adding any enhancement and special ability to a weapon.

Armorbalm
This alchemical substance can be applied to armor or a shield. This alchemical substance temporarily adds an enhancement effect to any armor its applied to. The balm lasts for 24 hours. There are many variants of the balm, capable of adding any enhancement and special ability to armor.

Frosty
2013-05-19, 12:19 PM
Table: The Faithful Blade
{table=head]Level|BAB|Fort|Ref|Will|Special

1st|+1|+1|+0|+1|Enhanced mind blade +1, Holy Shield, Bastion of Good, Aura of Good, Lay on Hands

2nd|+2|+1|+1|+1|Psychic redirection (non-magical), Wing Clip, Psionic Focus (Standard action)

3rd|+3|+2|+1|+2|Enhanced mind blade +2, Divine Bond

4th|+4|+2|+1|+2|Psionic Focus (Move action), Extra Lay on Hands

5th|+5|+3|+2|+3|Enhanced mind blade +3, Psychic redirection (Aimed magic)

6th|+6|+3|+2|+3|Trade Blows, Improved Bastion

7th|+7|+4|+2|+4|Enhanced mind blade +4, Psionic Focus (Free action) 3/day

8th|+8|+4|+3|+4|Extra Lay on Hands, Psychic redirection (targeted magic)

9th|+9|+5|+3|+5|Enhanced mind blade +5

10th|+10|+5|+3|+5|Psionic Focus (Free action) 6/day, Improved Holy Shield
[/table]

Maquise
2013-05-19, 10:04 PM
After looking at some things, I'm going to add an extra 9500 gp to your total party wealth, not counting the 5000 gp per person Whiteveil's giving you.

Maquise
2013-05-23, 08:31 PM
You find no traces of evil in the room.

You examine the controls, and find they are marked in dwarvish. Based on your knowledge, you find a control that says "Activation" currently on, and another that says, "Phase II."

"Forgemaster, let me see that writing again," Lyanna says, and the dwarf returns to her the writing she found in the desk.

"According to this, this Pillar of Aversion as it was called is the foundation for the ward that protects the city from the fiends. It spoke of a 'source' that the architect 'obtained' in order to power it. Based on the way this is written, I would say that the 'source' is the angel."

Mirabelle asks, "You didn't get a clue about this before?"

Lyanna shakes her head. "It's all very vague and clinical. Regardless, the architect bound the source to the Pillar as a means to protect the city from a fiendish invasion he foresaw. Once he had the first phase complete, he constructed a second phase which would extend the field to a thirty-mile radius around the city. It was fully functional, but he never activated it."

"Does it say why not?" Mira asks.

"According to this, activating it would completely consume the source," Lyanna responds.


"Ironman, your creators did not give you any knowledge about this Pillar of Aversion? We must find a way to awaken the Celestial. It's one thing to offer oneself in a noble sacrifice to protect others. It's another to be forced against your will to sacrifice for others. In this case activating phase 2 without assent from the Celestial is murder."


"I possess no knowledge aside what I have already informed you," Ironman says.

Ahrimńz examines the controls. "You cannot awaken the outsider," he says. "To do so, you must deactivate the Pillar. But the Pillar is too old. Look," he says, indicating parts of the control panel that have gone dark. "The activation components have deteriorated. If you deactivate it, you will not be able to reactivate it."

"Not necessarily," Lyanna says. "It may be possible, with a skilled enough engineer, to at least partially revive her without deactivating the pillar."

"And if you fail, both the pillar and the angel will die!" Says the dwarf.


"The knowledge used to create the Pillar is beyond our current knowledge. The elders will defer to me, and I will advise that attempting revival is too great a risk. One life is not worth this city," the forgemaster says.


"Attempting the revival *now* is too risky. But maybe with some time for your people to learn from the device, you can gain the knowledge to do it safely. I understand the importance of this device. All I ask is that your people not move onto phase 2 until you've studied the device more and awakened the Outsider. We probably missed some scrolls somewhere that tells us more about how the device works. Take some time. Send exploration parties. Don't commit murder."

Recommend updating quest log.

Frosty
2013-06-03, 04:56 PM
You gonna be on much this week? :smallsmile:

Maquise
2013-06-03, 05:46 PM
I thought you weren't on until tomorrow. I'll be on tonight and tomorrow afternoon.

Frosty
2013-06-14, 08:42 PM
My dual-finals are done. I will have slightly more time for the next few weeks I hope! Oh, the IC thread is up for the Shadowrun game ^_^

http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15434841#post15434841

I'll get an OOC thread up later for you to post your character and background info it for easy quick reference.

Frosty
2013-07-05, 05:04 PM
Fast Dismount: [roll0]

Maquise
2013-07-05, 10:47 PM
When can we get back to shadowrun?

Maquise
2013-07-18, 07:30 PM
Destroying a fiend can have any number of results, depending mostly on the manner and nature of the fiend.

The majority of fiends destroyed by mortals are not truly destroyed, especially not if they are destroyed in the Mortal Realm. Their "souls" if you will, sort of spread out, and dissolve back into the substance of their home plane.

What happens next depends on whether they are demon or devil. Devils when returning to the Nine Hells due to destruction of their forms undergo an evaluation concerning the cause of their destruction. If they are determined to be a failure, they will be demoted, some of their power removed.

Demons undergo a similar, if less ordered process. They return to the Abyss, and must forcefully pull themselves together all the while being preyed upon by their fellow demons, who will use this opportunity to steal some of their fallen kin's power.

However, a sufficiently powerful destruction, such as one brought about by divine wrath, may scatter a fiend so completely there is not enough left to reassemble. In this case, the fiend as a conscious being is for all practical intents and purposes permanently destroyed.

Maquise
2013-07-26, 04:24 PM
Ideas for dwarf potion:

Causes breast to grow at a constant rate, and must be drained once they get uncomfortably large.
Cause buttocks to enlarge
Karrin gives off an aura that causes anyone within 30 feet to view her as an object of sexual desire
**Same, but only when Karrin is aroused
**Same, but only when Karrin is angry
The subject of Karrin's Smite becomes enraptured with lust towards her
Karrin's womanhood occasionally morphs into male members, and goes back to normal when they are satisfied