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Male Human (mostly) Mystic Theurge

You can work out the kinks in your characters here and make your introductions. Later, this will be the place for the meta-discussion about the campaign.

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)

Yay! Someone else to share the hurt while I'm pretending to be a squishy rogue!

Actually, for the record, Torch is likely to multiclass between ranger and rogue on his way to Pathfinder delver (and has both classes as favored).


Male Human - Chelaxian Paladin 1

Thanks for the go ahead Tom.
For cargo, I am thinking alcohol. I was hired specifically for this type of job because of my standing within the church. There have been problems with prior deliveries not quite arriving complete so I am here to keep things honest.

I have no problem sharing the hurt. I intend to dish out a lot more than I absorb.

Surkoff is sometimes a bit too trusting, taking things at face value when perhaps he shouldn't, especially when dealing with the folks in the merchant trade. A fierce warrior, he bonds quickly with people and will sacrifice much to protect them. He is not a complete fool, betray him or attack those he cares about and you are likely to end up meeting the pointy end of his sword.

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)

He sounds like a paladin of Abadar more than one of Iomedae...


Male Human - Chelaxian Paladin 1

We haven't started yet so I guess I could adjust it. Might make sense considering he is on a merchant vessel.


Male Gnome Master Summoner 1

Right - I'll repost this in here from the ad thread.

Thanks, Shisumo - I'm still trying to figure out if I'd prefer the skill point or the extra eidolon HP. Any input would be welcome.

As for cargo - I'm open to things. Given the nature of the character (a quirky arcanist), I think some sort of magical cargo would be suitable. Maybe an amulet or something of that sort would be suitable. He wouldn't use it of course. It could even be cursed (i.e. of no usable benefit), which could make for an interesting narrative as well.

Edit: Question: Shisumo, I was considering taking Disable Device as a class skill for my eidolon, but I won't bother if you're going to be using that as a rogue. Let me know what you think.

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)
Quijiomientarae wrote:
Edit: Question: Shisumo, I was considering taking Disable Device as a class skill for my eidolon, but I won't bother if you're going to be using that as a rogue. Let me know what you think.

I've got the lockpicking thing covered, I think. It's not currently a class skill for Torch, but will be after he hits 2nd level, and he's also got Skill Focus in it as well. It should be fine.

Given that you're a master summoner and less of your power is tied up in your eidolon than most summoners, I'd probably go with the skill point over the hit point for the eidolon myself.


Sounds good about DD. And I think I agree with you re: the skill point, too.


Male Dwarf Cleric 02

At the moment I think Hrakar will try to stay solely on the path of the cleric. Favored clases are Cleric and warrior, but at the moment I just want him to provide heal and protection to the party while not engaging in melee if not strictly necessary (he can defend himself decently, if it comes to that, but he should shine with buffs and heals rather than at cracking skulls with his warhammer).
Hrakar has good saving throws and he's good at everything involving wisdom (obviously), on the other hand he's rather bad with charisma, a problem I tried to mitigate giving him the extra channel feat.

Hrakar is rather tall for a dwarf, has coal black beard and hair and deep brown eyes. He wears a studded leather armor of good quality, a wooden shield and always has his warhammer on the ready.
He's taciturn and rarely speaks with the other passengers or the crew. He's often lost in his toughts and mutters to himself while contemplating what lies ahead of him. This is his first mission and he doesn't want to disappoint his superiors, but he was commanded to contact the church of Torag in Sagrava and deliver a letter to the head priest of Torag in Eleder; he was given a sealed letter but he was commanded not to open it, so he doesn't actually know what it's written within.

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)

FYI, I can't see Hrakar's character sheet when I click through the link. You might consider copying the information over to the profile directly...


Just FYI, I plan on having Qui cover all the charisma skills, so there's no reason to sweat over that aspect, Hrakar.


male half-elf ranger (guide) 2 / rogue 3

Random rules note - although Torch owns and carries a cestus, he doesn't normally actually wear it; it interferes too much with any fine detail work he might have to do involving deathtraps and the like. Once he gets to second level, that might change.


male human oracle 5 (lore mystery, stargazer archetype, words of power)

Just putting my dot on the thread for "focus" purposes. I still have to buy equipment, but otherwise I think I'm good to go. I'm not sure how the oracle class or the Words of Power system will turn out, but we'll see...


Male Dwarf Cleric 02
Shisumo wrote:
FYI, I can't see Hrakar's character sheet when I click through the link. You might consider copying the information over to the profile directly...

Mmmh, strange, I'll see what I can do to solve this, TY for the info though

Edit: made it public, should be working now :D

@Qik: well, for the character to work as intended it needs to be at least decent at channelling, and having a charisma of 9 I need to use some feats to help that aspect of the character. I could change the character to be a warrior priest by decreasing its wisdom and increasing Strength but the idea is to have a dedicated healer rather than a beater with divine powers


Male Human (mostly) Mystic Theurge

Good, things are shaping up. The in character thread is now open, and you can make your introductions. Any remaining questions can be dealt with here.

I still appreciate if you can put your character info in your profile for ease of reference.


male half-elf ranger (guide) 2 / rogue 3

Aw, man, even with a nat 20 I still got knocked out. That poison had the power of Plot...!


male human oracle 5 (lore mystery, stargazer archetype, words of power)

You're lucky you rolled a 20 -- otherwise it would have been a TPK and we'd have to roll up new characters!

;-)

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)
Ralf Pennywhistle wrote:

You're lucky you rolled a 20 -- otherwise it would have been a TPK and we'd have to roll up new characters!

;-)

I hate dying in chargen!

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)
Shisumo wrote:
Ralf Pennywhistle wrote:

You're lucky you rolled a 20 -- otherwise it would have been a TPK and we'd have to roll up new characters!

;-)

I hate dying in chargen!

My current dice luck makes this comment much, much less funny to me than it was yesterday. ;P


I can tell having Ralf on hand is going to be helpful - I was sweating our ability to nail that geography check for a bit. +20 to an intelligence check 4-5 times a day is pretty wicked.


We shall see. The +20 to Intelligence skills might come in handy, though.


male half-elf ranger (guide) 2 / rogue 3

Current Loot List:

Several keys
Sea charts and maps
Captain’s logbook
24 person-days’ worth of food
Masterwork studded leather armor
Masterwork short sword
Block and tackle
Three canvas sheets
Two fishing nets
Grappling hook
Two bullseye lanterns
12 flasks of lantern oil
150 ft of hemp rope
Five shovels
Fine brandy (value 50 gp)
Model of the Jenivere (value 100 gp)
350 gp
Masterwork dagger
Leather armor
Holy symbol of Nethys
Spell component pouch
Six potions of cure light wounds
Potion of cure moderate wounds
Four potions of lesser restoration
Potion of remove disease
Potion of water breathing
Potion of water walking

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)

First time I've ever seen a spell component pouch on a treasure list. Hey Tom - was the captain a cleric of Nethys?


Shisumo wrote:
First time I've ever seen a spell component pouch on a treasure list. Hey Tom - was the captain a cleric of Nethys?

Jask the criminal claims to be one. Presumably that's why they confiscated his pouch.

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)
hogarth wrote:
Shisumo wrote:
First time I've ever seen a spell component pouch on a treasure list. Hey Tom - was the captain a cleric of Nethys?
Jask the criminal claims to be one. Presumably that's why they confiscated his pouch.

Ah. Missed that. So likely all the stuff in the footlocker is Jask's, then.


male half-elf ranger (guide) 2 / rogue 3

Regardless, if no one thinks it too sacrilegious, I'd like to claim Devers' armor. The lack of an armor check penalty would be very useful for my Acrobatics and Disable Device checks.


Male Dwarf Cleric 02
Sam "Torch" McQuarry wrote:
Regardless, if no one thinks it too sacrilegious, I'd like to claim Devers' armor. The lack of an armor check penalty would be very useful for my Acrobatics and Disable Device checks.

I have no problem with that. If you want to manage this thing I don't have any problem with that either, just write down what goes to what character pls.


male half-elf ranger (guide) 2 / rogue 3

I wasn't trying to claim the job, just attempting to avoid duplication of effort (and keep from cluttering up the narrative with the minutiae of equipment lists and such). But I *will* take the armor. Yoink!


Male Dwarf Cleric 02
Sam "Torch" McQuarry wrote:
I wasn't trying to claim the job, just attempting to avoid duplication of effort (and keep from cluttering up the narrative with the minutiae of equipment lists and such). But I *will* take the armor. Yoink!

Ok then, here's the list with the current requests

LIST OF LOOT:

-Keys (we don't know what they open btw)
-Sea charts and maps
-Captain's Log
-Lots of rations (enough for a single man for 24 days)= These will be rationed
-Masterwork studded leather armor (Alton's) = Torch asked for this
-Masterwork shortsword (Alton's)
-Masterwork dagger
-Suit of leather armor
-Holy symbol of Nethys
-spell component pouch
-Block & Tackle
-3 large canvas sheets
-2 fishing nets
-Grappling hook
-2 bullseye lanterns
-12 flasks of lantern oil
-150 feet of hemp rope
-5 shovels
-1 bottle of fine brandy = Aerys asked for this
-darkwood model of the Jenivere in a glass bottle
-coffer containing 350 gp
-4 cure light wounds potions = Qui asked for 1 of these
-1 cure moderate wounds potion
-4 lesser restoration potions
-1 remove disease potion
-1 water breathing potion = Hrakar asked for this
-1 water walking potion = Hrakar asked for this


Male Human - Chelaxian Paladin 1

Fun conversation Torch. The difference between LG and CG.

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)
Surkoff Hurntol wrote:
Fun conversation Torch. The difference between LG and CG.

The exact same thought I was having. This conversation was destined from the moment we picked our alignments.


Male Human (mostly) Mystic Theurge

Sorry about the mechanics overload, but I want you to be clear about what you can and cannot do. In a tabletop game it's easier for players just to express intention and for the DM to adjudicate, but here you risk wasting your time and getting frustrated, so I am trying to be a little more transparent than I would be otherwise.


Male Human - Chelaxian Paladin 1

Marching order?
Single file? Two abreast?

Surkoff wants to be up near or at the front regardless of the rest of your choices.

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)

Two abreast outside, I would think. Ideally Torch would be near the front, though until he makes level 2 he's not going to be as rogue-y as he could be.


Male Human - Chelaxian Paladin 1

I guess I should claim some gear as well.
Surkoff takes:
1 Potion Cure Moderate Wounds
Grappling Hook
Masterwork Dagger (given to Aerys)
Bullseye Lantern
3 Pints Lantern Oil

Perhaps Torch should consume a potion of lesser restoration, get some of that dex back.


male half-elf ranger (guide) 2 / rogue 3
Surkoff Hurntol wrote:
Perhaps Torch should consume a potion of lesser restoration, get some of that dex back.

I keep worrying we're going to need them for something more important. If I can get some Heal checks, I'll be back to normal in two days. Even one night's rest will reduce the penalty to -1. So I've held off so far. But I'm hardly adamant about that - if you try to twist my arm to take it, you'll find it won't take much.


Male Human - Chelaxian Paladin 1

Black Tom: What is the scale of the map? Is it 5 miles to the west tip or 20 or 50? Just want to know how far we would be away from the camp.


Male Human (mostly) Mystic Theurge

It is about three and a half mile to the tip of the island. There is a scale at the bottom of the map. On Quij's version it might even be readable. :)


Male Human - Chelaxian Paladin 1

So it might take us a couple hours tops to get to the tip?


Male Human (mostly) Mystic Theurge

Yes, unless you run into some difficult terrain.

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)

Can we assume we've picked up our claimed loot at this point?


Male Human (mostly) Mystic Theurge

Yes, you can, unless anyone objects.


Male Human - Chelaxian Paladin 1

Quijiomientarae:

I play a summoner in another game and I have a SOP in place that if I am summoning a celestial critter that the first critter it attacks it uses it's smite evil attack (whether the opponent is evil or not, the critter wouldn't know). This adds +1 dmg/hd to all that critters' attacks on the first target if it is evil. It won't add anything to the attack roll (because all the animals have crap charisma) but having the extra dmg is always nice.


Male Gnome Master Summoner 1

Thanks, Surkoff. It's funny you mentioned that, b/c I just remembered about the smite this afternoon. As you can tell, it's my first time playing a summoner, and I'm still learning the ropes. Much appreciated.


Male Human - Chelaxian Paladin 1
Quijiomientarae wrote:
Just to be clear, does that include Ilum as well? I'm still not 100% on the rules of healing eidolons.

From the PFSRD: A summoner can summon his eidolon in a ritual that takes 1 minute to perform. When summoned in this way, the eidolon hit points are unchanged from the last time it was summoned. The only exception to this is if the eidolon was slain, in which case it returns with half its normal hit points. The eidolon does not heal naturally.

Positive energy works to heal your eidolon just as it does for you. The big difference with the eidolon is that rest does not recover HP for it and when you summon it there is no HP change from when it left.


Male Dwarf Cleric 02

LIST OF LOOT:

-Keys (we don't know what they open btw)
-Sea charts and maps
-Captain's Log
-Lots of rations (enough for a single man for 24 days)= These will be rationed
-Masterwork studded leather armor (Alton's) = Torch
-Masterwork shortsword (Alton's)
-Masterwork dagger = Surkoff
-Suit of leather armor
-Holy symbol of Nethys
-spell component pouch
-Block & Tackle
-3 large canvas sheets
-2 fishing nets
-Grappling hook = Surkoff
-2 bullseye lanterns = Surkoff 1x
-12 flasks of lantern oil = Surkoff 3x
-150 feet of hemp rope
-5 shovels
-1 bottle of fine brandy = Aerys & Surkoff (shared proprety I guess)
-darkwood model of the Jenivere in a glass bottle
-coffer containing 350 gp
-4 cure light wounds potions = Qui 1x
-1 cure moderate wounds potion = Surkoff
-4 lesser restoration potions = Torch 2x
-1 remove disease potion
-1 water breathing potion = Hrakar
-1 water walking potion = Hrakar

The loot list is now up to date. What you asked for has been given to you by your friendly neighbour hrakar the miser. I took the liberty of giving 2 potions of lesser restoration to torch.

P.S.

As for summoner's rules:

Starting at 1st level, a summoner can cast summon monster I as a spell-like ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + his Charisma modifier. Drawing upon this ability uses up the same power as the summoner uses to call his eidolon. As a result, he can only use this ability when his eidolon is not summoned.

Seems like you can't use the summon monster ability while you have the eidolon out.

Here's a link for quick reference to summoner's rules (and all other classes too!) Master Summoner.

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)

Master Summoners are the exception to that rule - they can in fact use their summon monster SLA while they have their eidolon present.


Male Human (mostly) Mystic Theurge

True but you can only have one Summon Monster active while your eidolon is present. We live and learn.

Andoran

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)

I'm looking at being basically out of pocket for the next few days - off to GenCon starting earrrrrrrrrrrly tomorrow morning. I will check in as I can, but I probably won't be back regularly til Monday.


Male Dwarf Cleric 02

None of us is particularly active at the moment, it seems, so no biggie

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