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    Gwendol: Sorry, but you can't until the Silence wears off.

    That's the whole point of putting Silence on a magic-user.

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    Gwendol asked if Neela can use the Wand of Paralysis.

    i.e., "Is Athos' next action going to be to bring or throw the wand to Neela."
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    Yes, Neela can use the wand of paralysis - any arcane caster can.

    I don't know why, but I thought Neela could cast more than one sleep spell (that was the plan, if she can cast 2 first level spells, anyways).

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    My arrows clearly don't like no longer being aimed at the priest.
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    Obviously, your characters don't know, but just so that you don't have to ask every round:

    Ash:
    Hold Person lasts 9 turns (90 minutes)
    Bestow Curse is permanent

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    Silence 15' lasts 12 turns (120 minutes)

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    Cause Disease is permanent (until fatal over a matter of days to weeks)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland St. Jude View Post
    Aditi:
    Cause Disease is permanent (until fatal over a matter of days to weeks)
    Ah, that was the saving throw I failed.

    Does she know anything more than that she felt momentarily ill, or nothing at all yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kish View Post
    Ah, that was the saving throw I failed.

    Does she know anything more than that she felt momentarily ill, or nothing at all yet?
    After the adrenaline of battle wears off, she will feel unusually weary and know that something is wrong. At this point, it's at a level that could be hidden from others and does not limit her at all.

    The book describes the default disease as a wasting disease, so she'll grow thinner, tireder, paler, and perhaps weaker (though not necessarily mechanically) over the next few days. We'll work out the details after the battle.
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    Yowzaz. That's no fun.
    I hope priestesses have Cure Disease that they can pray for.

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    We have had a negative organizational change at work, sorry for being absent but I've had a ton of things to deal with. Should be getting back into normal soon enough.

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    Two quick notes:
    1. I didn't forget to call for saves vs. Poison that last round, some of the snakes are non-poisonous.
    2. I'll be traveling this weekend, so expect one post from me but probably not more. (Which iirc is our official policy anyway, to treat the weekend as one day).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwendol View Post
    We have had a negative organizational change at work, sorry for being absent but I've had a ton of things to deal with. Should be getting back into normal soon enough.
    My company has actually been bought out recently too. Going to be a positive in the long run though, I hope anyway. Hectic for me lately too with some training and getting settled into a new reality, but eventually I should actually be at my desk more and able to post consistently. (fingers crossed...)

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    Status: Paralyzation by Hold Person (Duration: 80min or so)
    Cursed: -4 to Attacks (Permanent) [/SPOILER]
    I am so tempted to stick, "Status: Dying" at the bottom of all my spoiler boxes from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland St. Jude View Post
    1. I didn't forget to call for saves vs. Poison that last round, some of the snakes are non-poisonous.
    Oh, thank goodness. I was worried some of our hirelings would be toast.
    Who knew Murray had so many HP?
    I hope he lives through the poison and is treated in time.

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    [SPOILER]Status: Paralyzation by Hold Person (Duration: 80min or so)
    Cursed: -4 to Attacks (Permanent)[SPOILER]
    I am so tempted to stick, "Status: Dying" at the bottom of all my spoiler boxes from now on.
    Lol, yeah.
    I was just looking into that. Sounds like you and I need Alanna to level up in a jiffy.
    ... more-so you than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koren n'Rhys View Post
    My company has actually been bought out recently too. Going to be a positive in the long run though, I hope anyway. Hectic for me lately too with some training and getting settled into a new reality, but eventually I should actually be at my desk more and able to post consistently. (fingers crossed...)
    Well, good luck to both of you!
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    I am so tempted to stick, "Status: Dying" at the bottom of all my spoiler boxes from now on.
    Aren't we all, though, really? /debbiedowner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koren n'Rhys View Post
    My company has actually been bought out recently too. Going to be a positive in the long run though, I hope anyway. Hectic for me lately too with some training and getting settled into a new reality, but eventually I should actually be at my desk more and able to post consistently. (fingers crossed...)
    Good luck to Koren and Gwendol in their jobs. I don't want anything bad to happen to you, especially so close to the holidays.

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    Why is Brandon attacking the snakes in close combat? I thought we were a good twenty feet back from them now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    Why is Brandon attacking the snakes in close combat? I thought we were a good twenty feet back from them now.
    Sorry, I'm not sure I understand. Bran is trying to finish off the snakes so they can't poison anyone else.

    His AC is low enough that they have very little chance of hitting him, so he's making himself a target.

    Does that answer the question?

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    It's more sensible for it to be Brandon in Ash's absence. He's got the second lowest AC cause of his shield. And the snakes will advance if there's no one to intercept them.

    If in doubt, torpedo Ash at them. Might dent them a little.

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    Are any of the snakes left poisonous? I figured we were retreating to hit them at range. Waste of Nathros to have him out of close combat, much better to be inflicting damage than relying on armour class to keep you clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    Are any of the snakes left poisonous? I figured we were retreating to hit them at range. Waste of Nathros to have him out of close combat, much better to be inflicting damage than relying on armour class to keep you clear.
    No idea. Does anyone have a requisite nonweapon proficiency that might lead to identifying which snakes are poisonous?

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    Short of sticking one of my hands in front of one of them and seeing if it kills me, no ophiology here.
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    With meta-game knowledge regarding the second batch of snakes, the one who hit Murray is the only one that caused a poison save - twice.
    They attack twice in a round. >.<

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    Wohoo! One snake hit and stunned!

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    Should the bead actually have worked on me? I'm certainly not going to complain if Cause Disease didn't render me immune to magical healing, but I thought Cause Disease rendered the victim immune to magical healing.
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    Just vs. the disease, if I had to venture a guess. I think your HP would still come back fine. Anything caused by the disease would not be swayed by healing. Cure Disease would be needed for that.

    This is based on my intuition, not proper research. The Rules Cyclopedia should have more detailed information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kish View Post
    Should the bead actually have worked on me? I'm certainly not going to complain if Cause Disease didn't render me immune to magical healing, but I thought Cause Disease rendered the victim immune to magical healing.
    You are correct. Immune to magical healing, natural healing is at 1/2 normal rate, and -2 to attack rolls. I forgot about that last one. We'll have to apply it going forward.
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    In the plus column, the bead having had no effect on me should make my condition obvious.
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    In the plus column, the bead having had no effect on me should make my condition obvious.
    Yes. Short-circuits any possible discussion about going forward. We HAVE to return to Threshold now.

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    Huh? Why's that?

    We're really really far from Threshold and, what, 3 weeks from Verge? My memory is a little foggy on that - it was mentioned just before we encountered the snakes though.

    If Alanna gets powerful enough (if we're given our experience on the road or something), then she'll be able to heal both Ash and Aditi. If she doesn't, Aditi might be dead before we return anywhere that could help us.

    We are quite nerfed now though. I wonder what we might find if we tried to let Mycah and Aditi track the guy who got away? Perhaps they wouldn't expect us to press on - their spells would be diminished either way, right?

    I dunno. Some stuff to think about.

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    She's clearly been afflicted with some magical disease, but the characters certainly don't know much more than that. Its severity, prognosis, etc., is all uncertain to the characters.

    Whether they make a mad dash back to Verge or Threshold, press on in hopes of Alanna earning enough divine favor to be granted cure disease, or something else, is up to you all to work out in and out of character.
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