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Clebsch GM Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path

Game Master Clebsch73

Six people hold the key to ending the Worldwound Incursion, if they prevent the demon plan to use the wardstones against the crusaders all along the line of wardstones.

Gray Garrison

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Map: Kenabres After the Fall


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On the Table:
Ellena: DC 16 Fortitude: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (12) + 7 = 19
Nonlethal Wind Damage: 4d6 ⇒ (6, 4, 6, 6) = 22

In the first blows dealt in the battle for the wardstone, Ellena Lovain, paladin of Iomedae, the forces of light cut deeply into the gathering storm as represented by the Hala demon. Her blade of light cut through the Hala demon, letting loose howling gouts of wind and spray. The demon reeled and raged, but was clearly wounded very seriously. 34 to Hala 2.

The uninjured Hala demon moved just out of reach of her glowing sword and winds began to swirl around it and then shot toward Ellena at gale force.

The wind buffeted Ellena, bruising her. She strained and managed to keep her feet. 11 nonlethal damage.

Karas is up. Anyone attempting to move through the wind will take 4d6 nonlethal damage and will be knocked prone or if he/she can make a DC 16 Foritude save will take half damage and avoid being knocked prone. Ranged attacks into the wind will fail. The wind is over 50 mph.


Current Effects: Bloodrage; Fast Healing 1 Bloodrager (Draconic:Silver) 4 | HP 60/60| Rage 3/19 | AC 18 | FF 17 | T 10 |Resistances: Cold 5, Fire 5, Electricity 5 | Fort +7 | Ref +2| Will +3 | CMD 18| Init +2 | Perc +10 | Spells: 1- 0/2 |Terendelev Scale (Align Weapon) 2/3|Hero pt:1/3

Karas rushed into the room with newfound speed, hope, and rage. Fortitude+guidance: 1d20 + 7 + 1 ⇒ (13) + 7 + 1 = 21

Bursting through the winds, he rounded on the demon producing the torrent and raked at it with his claws.

Round Summary:
Free Action - Rage
Swift Action - Arcane Strike
Move Action - Move into room
Standard Action - Claw Attack

Magic-Good Aligned-Claw Attack, Bless, Bull's Strength, Haste, Power Attack: 1d20 + 10 + 1 + 2 + 1 - 2 ⇒ (9) + 10 + 1 + 2 + 1 - 2 = 21
Claw Damage, Bull's Strength, Power Attack, Arcane Strike: 1d6 + 5 + 2 + 4 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 5 + 2 + 4 + 2 = 19

I am Provoking an AoO during movement.
Active Buffs:
Bloodrage (Fast Healing 1 and Rage benefits)
Phantom Blood
Align Weapon - Claws - Good
Bless
Bull's Strength
Protection from Evil
Moment of Greatness
Haste


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On the Table:
Nonlethal wind damage: 4d6 ⇒ (5, 4, 4, 3) = 16
Storm 2 AOO: Bite: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (15) + 9 = 24
Bite Damage: 1d6 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7
Small monster: Bite: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (5) + 8 = 13
Bite Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 = 6
Storm 2:
Claw 1: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (20) + 9 = 29
Claw 1, Confirm Threat: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (7) + 9 = 16
Damage Claw 1: 1d4 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7
Claw 2: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (3) + 9 = 12
Bite: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (10) + 9 = 19
Small 1:
Target: 1=E,2=K: 1d2 ⇒ 2
Claw 1: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (11) + 8 = 19
Damage Claw 1: 1d4 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 = 3
Claw 2: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (20) + 8 = 28
Claw 2, confirm threat: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (9) + 8 = 17
Damage Claw 2: 1d4 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5
Rend Damage: 2d4 + 3 ⇒ (4, 3) + 3 = 10
Target: 1=E,2=K: 1d2 ⇒ 2
Bite: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (18) + 8 = 26
Damage Bite: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 = 6

Reminder: if Karas has ranks in any of the knowledge skills listed on the spoilers posted earlier, he can roll for monster lore.

Reminder: Haste gives you a +1 bonus to reflex saves so his save was 22, which still succeeds. I believe Karas' armor is 19 (current header says 18) because the haste gives a +1 Dodge bonus and dodge bonuses stack.

As Karas' rage helped propel him through the battering winds Karas took 8 points of nonlethal damage, he stepped past the wind to attack the demon to the north. The demon to the south bit him as he passed close by, focused on keeping his footing in the wind 7 damage. Then a small creature appeared in the space between where the storm demons stood originally and also bit Karas for another 6 damage.

This creature was about the same size as a halfling with a jackal-like head full of fangs. It's round eyes were grey with a slit pupil. It's greyish skin was covered in patches of coarse black hair, membranous wings sprouted from its back, and its hands and feet had sharp claws.

New Monster Lore Spoilers will be posted below.

Karas endured these attacks and made his own vicious attack on the storm demon. Something inside Karas powered his rage even more, seeing this creature and remembering tales Terendelev told of fighting such demons in her battles against the Worldwound. His claw attack ripped into the demon, penetrating a layer of strong winds that he had to fight against. 19 damage to the storm demon #1.

Against the storm demons, Karas gets +1 to attack and damage rolls. So his to hit roll was a 22 and his damage was 20. I think it may actually only be 19 damage because the arcane strike bonus to damage is just +1 initially. The additional +1 bonus is for every 5 caster levels, not character levels. The rules did not say so, but I believe his caster level is equal to his character level -3 the same as other classes who gain spells at later levels (see Paladin for an example).

The other storm demon, attacked Ellena with everything he had (while he still had it). One claw attack found a weak spot in her armor and stabbed deep into her torso, narrowly missing her heart. 7 damage.

The newly visible small jackal-headed creature set to attacking Karas, first with his evil looking claws, which both ripped into his back. Once they dug into his flesh, they held on while its strong arms rent the damaged muscles further. Claw 1 did 3, Claw 2 did 5, and the rend damage was 10 for a total of 18. It also got its teeth into him and tore more of his flesh. 6 more damage.

Anarya acts next. Also the next post will have spoilers for the newly visible enemy.

I added links to the monster lore spoilers in my GM header.


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Icon is small with a grey background.

This small humanoid creature has a jackal-like head, a mouthful of fangs, and large, round eyes with slit-pupils of gray. Its grayish skin is covered in patches of coarse black hair. Membranous wings protrude from its back and its hands and feet end in sharpened claws.

Knowledge (Planes) DC 14 earns a look at the general information.
DC 19, 24, 29, etc. earns looks at additional spoilers.

General information:
This is an Azizou, sometimes referred to as a Pain Demon. It is typically CE and is an outsider with the chaotic, demon, evil, and extraplanar subtypes. It is small size.
The azizou are quite strong (for their size). They are relentless combatants and love to inflict pain and suffering on their opponents in combat.

The typical azizou stands 3 feet tall and weighs about 100 pounds.


Damage Resistance:
DR 5/cold iron

Immunities:
Electricity, poison

Resistances:
Acid 10, Cold 10, Fire 10

Spell Resistance:
SR 15

Weaknesses:
None

Special Attacks:
Rend (2 claws)

Spell-Like Abilities:
At will: Cause Fear, desecrate, detect good, detect thoughts, invisibility (self-only), Scare, stinking cloud
1/day Summon 1 azizou 35%.

Spell Casting:
None.

Special Qualities/abilities:
Telepathy 100 ft., Darkvision 60 ft.


Current Effects: Bloodrage; Fast Healing 1 Bloodrager (Draconic:Silver) 4 | HP 60/60| Rage 3/19 | AC 18 | FF 17 | T 10 |Resistances: Cold 5, Fire 5, Electricity 5 | Fort +7 | Ref +2| Will +3 | CMD 18| Init +2 | Perc +10 | Spells: 1- 0/2 |Terendelev Scale (Align Weapon) 2/3|Hero pt:1/3

I did not adjust my AC for the current buffs and will adjust that in future posts nor do I have the skills to identify.

Bloodragers don't have a listed negative to caster level in the class writeup in the book or SRD though I'll defer to you if you want to rule it that way. It just means I'm far less likely to take archmage or any other spellcasting buffs and trying to use anything offensive would be laughable to spell resistance creatures.

Bloodrager caster level discussion

the above thread discusses the topic and determines there is no -3 to a bloodrager spellcasting level


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This is so typical of Paizo rules, to make nothing explicit even when it is obvious that people will need to know the caster level and will expect things to be similar to other similar spell casting classes. Nor do they place information where players can be expected to look for it. They do say that for spell-like abilities, a bloodrager's caster level is the same as his bloodrager level, technically that doesn't mean their caster level for bloodrager spells are the same, since there are lots of cases where an NPC has a caster level that is different for spell-like abilities and class derived spells.

I wish we had something more definitive than "well the rules don't actually state otherwise," but given there has not been anything in the Advanced Player's Guide FAQ about it, I'll grant that a Bloodrager's caster level is equal to his class level.

Retcon: The demon Karas wounded takes 20 damage instead of 19.

Silver Crusade

Light (Halo, 20 ft.) | HP 43/51 | AC 20 (FF 19 T 12) CMD 14 | Fort +4 Ref +3 Will +5 | Init +0 Percep +6 SM +6 | Spells: (6/7|3/4), Channel 3d6 (5/6) DC 17, Sacred Scourge 3d6÷2 (5/6)
Spell Effects:

Remember that Karas has shield other active, so he didn't take the full damage count. Anarya took half (rounded up), each time Karas was hit.

Anarya gasped as the demon's claws and fangs tore into Karas. She could feel the pain he suffered - literally. Blood welled up from the skin of her back, staining her white robes and seeping through the delicate chainmail shirt she wore over them. Her very life force wrapped Karas like a shroud, protecting him from harm.

Anarya takes 4 nonlethal, then 3 from the bite, then 2, 3, 5, and 3 damage from claws/rend/bite for a total of 16 lethal and 4 nonlethal. Karas only took 14 lethal, plus 4 nonlethal.

Blood continued to flow forth as a new wound opened near her heart, Ellena's injuries transferring to her as well.

Ellena and Karas each heal 5 damage (which additionally removes 5 nonlethal damage from each as well). Anarya suffers another 10 damage total.

Anarya: HP 25/51, 4 nonlethal.

Knowledge (Planes): 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (11) + 4 = 15 Identifies Hala demon.
Knowledge (Planes): 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 11 Not enough.

Reacting to the surge of violence against her, Anarya's halo flared into brilliant light, sending a wave of healing energy over Ellena, Karas, and herself. The light seared the flesh of the small creature clinging to Karas's back, the healing light scorching the unclean beast's skin like fire.

Channel Energy: 3d6 ⇒ (5, 4, 3) = 12 (+6 if Fey Foundling)
Karas and Ellena heal 12 points of lethal and nonlethal damage each, Anarya heals 20 points of each, and the gray demon takes 12 fire damage and is dazzled for 1 round (Fort save DC 17 for half damage and no dazzle).

Total amount healed for each of them is 17, which should mean neither are injured now.

Anarya: HP 45/51, 0 nonlethal.

Buffs:
-Bless (+1 attacks/fear saves)
-Moment of Greatness (Double a morale bonus once)
-Corruption resistance [good] (ignore 5 dmg from effects specifically targeting good creatures)
-Shield (+4 AC, included in stat bar)
-Veil of Heaven (+2 sacred bonus to AC and saving throws against evil outsiders, not included in stat bar)
-Life Link with Karas, Ellena, Raine, Tauni, and Avelina.


Current Effects: Bloodrage; Fast Healing 1 Bloodrager (Draconic:Silver) 4 | HP 60/60| Rage 3/19 | AC 18 | FF 17 | T 10 |Resistances: Cold 5, Fire 5, Electricity 5 | Fort +7 | Ref +2| Will +3 | CMD 18| Init +2 | Perc +10 | Spells: 1- 0/2 |Terendelev Scale (Align Weapon) 2/3|Hero pt:1/3

I neglected that. That is my fault sorry

Silver Crusade

Light (Halo, 20 ft.) | HP 43/51 | AC 20 (FF 19 T 12) CMD 14 | Fort +4 Ref +3 Will +5 | Init +0 Percep +6 SM +6 | Spells: (6/7|3/4), Channel 3d6 (5/6) DC 17, Sacred Scourge 3d6÷2 (5/6)
Spell Effects:
Karas Argentus wrote:
I neglected that. That is my fault sorry

Don't forget the +2 deflection bonus to AC against evil creatures from protection from evil either. That'll raise your AC by 1 more point because you already have a +1 deflection bonus.

Shield other also gives +1 resistance bonus on saves, and protection from evil gives +2 resistance on saves vs evil creatures.


Current Effects: Bloodrage; Fast Healing 1 Bloodrager (Draconic:Silver) 4 | HP 60/60| Rage 3/19 | AC 18 | FF 17 | T 10 |Resistances: Cold 5, Fire 5, Electricity 5 | Fort +7 | Ref +2| Will +3 | CMD 18| Init +2 | Perc +10 | Spells: 1- 0/2 |Terendelev Scale (Align Weapon) 2/3|Hero pt:1/3

I will be adjusting my active stats in post next post


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Consider all of this post OOC.

While I absorb all that and update my notes, does Anarya have a special ability that allows her channel energy to both heal allies and harm enemies? Usually you have to choose to do one or the other.

At this point, all the creatures you are fighting are evil, so if you get a bonus to AC or attack when an evil creature is involved, go ahead and take that bonus and include it in your stats.

The figure with the scythe is not an outsider but all others are evil, chaotic, demonic outsiders.

Just to be clear, if someone (not Anarya) takes 7 points of damage, Anarya will take 4 and the other only 3 (i.e. half damage rounding up goes to Anarya and the remainder to the original target)?

I ask because in the melee, the Hala 2 AOO bite did 7 and Anarya states she took 3.

Following this formula, I get the following for damage before any healing by Anarya on her turn:
Ellena: 5 Nonlethal + 3 lethal
Karas: 4 nonlethal + 17 lethal
Anarya: 10 NL + 24 lethal

That's at total of 19 NL (11 delivered to Ellena and 8 to Karas from the wind) and a total of 44 lethal (Hala 2 AOO for 7 to Karas, Small demon AOO for 6 to Karas, Hala 2 attack for 7 to Ellena, and Small demon attacks for 3, 5, 10, and 6 to Karas.

Just want to make sure all this is right before we go on.


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On the Table:
Small demon 1: DC 17 Fortitude: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (15) + 1 = 16

Scratch the question about channel energy, as I see that is the result of the Purifying Channel feat.

I was just trying to learn what ability gives Anarya extra healing for herself from the channel energy effect. Please remind me what gives this benefit.

Anarya sends out light that heals herself and her allies. The light also appears to ignite flames around the small demon attacking Karas, but although the light dazzles the demon, his flesh is barely singed by the fire. Ellena heals 12 which brings her up to full. Karas heals 12 which leaves him with 5 lethal damage. Anarya heals 20 which leaves her with 4 lethal damage. The demon takes 2 damage from the fire due to fire resistance 10.

I still have to post the next enemy actions so no new action posts. I will wait a bit to see if I got all the damage adjusted correctly.

Silver Crusade

Light (Halo, 20 ft.) | HP 43/51 | AC 20 (FF 19 T 12) CMD 14 | Fort +4 Ref +3 Will +5 | Init +0 Percep +6 SM +6 | Spells: (6/7|3/4), Channel 3d6 (5/6) DC 17, Sacred Scourge 3d6÷2 (5/6)
Spell Effects:

Anarya's extra healing comes from Fey Foundling. And you are correct, I should take half (rounded up) so I took 4 from the Hala, not 3. That was just an issue of miscounting.

I was under the impression that Ellena had taken more than 5 points of lethal damage somehow. Keep in mind that I am only talking half of Karas's damage, not Ellena's.

If she was not at 5 fewer than her maximum, then she would not have received the 5 healing from life link, nor would Anarya have suffered 5 damage from life link from Ellena. Can you clarify the total amount of lethal damage Ellena had suffered at the start of Anarya's turn?


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Melee damage from demons:

Nonlethal wind damage: 11 nonlethal to Ellena
Nonlethal wind damage: 8 nonlethal to Karas
Storm 2 AOO: Bite Damage: 7 to Karas
Small monster: Ret-con (no damage to Karas, attack did not hit)
Storm 2: Attacking Ellena
Damage Claw 1: 7
So at the start of Anarya's turn Ellena had taken 11 nonlethal and 7 lethal.
Small 1: Attacking Karas
Claw 1: 3
Claw 2: 5
Rend Damage: 10
Bite: 6
So at the start of Anarya's turn, Karas had taken 8 nonlethal and 24 lethal.

See the details above. There is a ret-con of one AOO against Karas that I for some reason counted as a hit, but even with bonuses for invisibility, it would not hit based on the number in the post. I might have changed something above that in the process of editing that altered the number and it was originally a hit and I never noticed the change. At any rate, figure the portion of this that Anarya took and then what was healed.

Silver Crusade

Light (Halo, 20 ft.) | HP 43/51 | AC 20 (FF 19 T 12) CMD 14 | Fort +4 Ref +3 Will +5 | Init +0 Percep +6 SM +6 | Spells: (6/7|3/4), Channel 3d6 (5/6) DC 17, Sacred Scourge 3d6÷2 (5/6)
Spell Effects:

Okay! Thank you so much for the recap. I recognize that takes a bit of work.

What Happened:
Attacks against Ellena:
Nonlethal wind damage: 11 nonlethal to Ellena
Storm 2: Attacking Ellena (Damage Claw 1: 7)
Ellena has taken 11 nonlethal and 7 lethal.

Attacks against Karas:
Nonlethal wind damage: 4 nonlethal to Karas, 4 to Anarya
Storm 2 AOO: Bite Damage: 3 to Karas, 4 to Anarya
Small 1 Claw 1: 1 Karas, 2 Anarya
Small 1 Claw 2: 2 Karas, 3 Anarya
Small 1 Rend Damage: 5 Karas, 5 Anarya
Small 1 Bite: 3 Karas, 4 Anarya
Karas has taken 4 nonlethal and 11 lethal.
Anarya has taken 4 nonlethal and 17 lethal.

Start of Anarya's turn:
Karas heals 5, so he has 0 nonlethal and 12 lethal.
Ellena heals 5, so she has 0 nonlethal and 6 lethal.
Anarya takes 10 damage, so she has taken 4 nonlethal and 27 lethal.

During Anarya's turn:
Anarya heals Karas and Ellena for 12 and herself for 20.

At the end of Anarya's turn, including the effects of shield other and life link, hit point totals should be as follows:

Karas: Unharmed.
Ellena: Unharmed.
Anarya: 44 out of 51 hp, 0 nonlethal.

Silver Crusade

Light (Halo, 20 ft.) | HP 43/51 | AC 20 (FF 19 T 12) CMD 14 | Fort +4 Ref +3 Will +5 | Init +0 Percep +6 SM +6 | Spells: (6/7|3/4), Channel 3d6 (5/6) DC 17, Sacred Scourge 3d6÷2 (5/6)
Spell Effects:

I ended up making a typo in that last post, oops! Karas took 14 damage, not 11, and is still at full health by the end. Anarya took 18 damage from shield other, not 17, and is actually at 43, not 44. Sorry!

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