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DM CH-P's CoT: The Bastards of Erebus

Game Master Are


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Female Changeling (Mauxi Mwangi) Mwangi Spiritualist 11
DM Are (Recaro) wrote:
Tenderloin of Lamia, delivered from Varisia just this morning!

Wow! you sure know how to pick up-scale restaurants, Derek!


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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I think I draw the line at eating sentient beings.


Female Changeling (Mauxi Mwangi) Mwangi Spiritualist 11

Hmmm...good point. Clearly this is a Chelaxian thing, though I wouldn't put it past a well-to-do Taldan trying to impress guests.

If memory serves, there were some rather grotesque dishes at the mayor's post-play party.


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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True. When in Cheliax do as the Chelaxians do.

Are, we're dying to know what the NPC Gardeners are up to!

I'm hoping for a surprise party.


How are you planning to find them? Westcrown is a big city, and you last saw any of them at the meeting with Sclavo in the markets, before you discussed matters at the safehouse.. Are you planning to simply walk around and hopefully bump into them?

Of course, the warehouse they've been training at with Antuin Prous, the merciful gladiator, might be a good starting point :)


Male Human (Azalanti) Bard 8/Fighter 3

Haha, well, at least we're not being served the Burgerman from ZZ tops music video of the same name.


That was the last post I'll be able to make before leaving; I'm going to bed now and departing first thing tomorrow morning. I hope you have enough discussion material to manage without me until late on Sunday :)

Edit: In case anyone wonders about the timeline: Derek's dinner happens several hours prior to the group's meeting at the safehouse (which I earlier suggested Derek could be a part of, if he wished).


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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Bummer.

Have a nice trip Are!


Female Changeling (Mauxi Mwangi) Mwangi Spiritualist 11

It's looking to be another weekend of traveling with the assumption of internet at the destination. Fortunately it seems that between Are traveling and Kubla Con, things will be a little slower over the next couple of days anyway.


Only 5 posts since I left? I had expected to spend hours simply reading through everything you had done the last couple of days :)


Male Human (Azalanti) Bard 8/Fighter 3

Hah-ha, It's like the song, "you're the inspiration".


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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We were thoroughly shamed by our distrust. =(

I think we're all waiting for tomorrow's dinner.


The computer has been occupied by other family members for the past several hours; I'll be posting soon :)


Male Human (Taldan) Abadaran Militant 12

I have had a very busy Convention weekend...coordinated about 150 tables of PFS, long talks with Mike Brock and Jason Bulmahn and not much sleep.

I'm going abed soon since I don't have much brain power right now. I'll review and post in about 12 hours.

I need me some sleep. Apologies.


I apologize for not posting yesterday; I'll respond to everyone within an hour or so :)


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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I suppose I forgive you. =P


Male Human (Azalanti) Bard 8/Fighter 3

Say, have anybody in the group mentioned that some of us believe that lady Drovenge could be involved up to her eyeballs? Just making sure here.
Derek wont mention it to Arael until he has been able to convince Appario of her culpability.
And besides, a small part of him does agree that the crone might not be the most reliable narrator.


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
Resources:
1st 6/6 | 2nd 5/5 | 3rd 4/4 | 4th 3/3 | Summon 7/7 | Rage 20/20

I don't know if it's been specifically mentioned but Maddok's not one to withhold information unless Derek or someone else has asked him to.


Appario Lind wrote:

"As for the shadowbeasts, I believe that they are somehow tied into the other piece of the artifact that Derek is happy to wave about, however, I don't think we know, yet, where that artifact is or where the person who holds it might be. I believe in the Gardeners to control the symptom with their patrols...which might give us the time to find the source and cause of them."

Appario finishes his wine and pauses, wondering what, if anything, he said was wrong or untrue.

Appario might not remember, but the Mother of Flies mentioned that she believed the person responsible for the shadowbeasts resided in the Council guildhall known as Walcourt.

***

My purposes for the Gardener dinner are now complete; apologies for letting it run so long.

It's now entirely up to you which of your myriad of clues, rumors, hearsay, etc, to investigate (remember also the rumors Appario and Yahirma uncovered).

***

Random roll: 1d4 ⇒ 1


Over the next few days, Yahirma or Derek are able to identify the remaining items from the Delvehaven loot:

flawed nacreous gray sphere ioun stone (protects the wearer from appearing older, but doesn't prevent the ability score reduction from aging; price 1,000 gp)

cracked vibrant purple prism ioun stone (stores one spell level, as a minor ring of spell storing; price 2,000 gp)


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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I'm thinking about taking Rizzardo and seeing if the Sisters of Eiseth of any useful information on Pit Fiends, the Council, or anything else.

Maddok isn't likely to go out of his way to ask people to come with him but if anyone wants to RP stopping by his smithy you're welcome to tag along!


Female Changeling (Mauxi Mwangi) Mwangi Spiritualist 11

My apologies for not being more active this week; as the first week of the summer teaching schedule, the hours have been long and hectic.

I also need to compile what information we know about the current situation into an off-thread location, as I'm having a hard time recalling all of the investigative details. Hopefully once I do that I will have some productive posting to contribute.


Yahirma: That sounds like a very good idea; It would probably be useful for everyone, so I'll suggest posting the compilation in this thread, or a link to it, once you're done :)

Maddok: Nice idea :)


Female Changeling (Mauxi Mwangi) Mwangi Spiritualist 11

My apologies again for my leave of absence. I have compiled some notes, and I will include them both here and in my character's profile. I am catching up on the action, and I will post in the main thread very soon.

Aimless Rumors
- Myrla’s daughter has been burned at some sort of accident at the mayor’s manor. It is said that tieflings live beneath said manor, and everyone knows that tieflings are troublemakers.
- Goblins are larcenous pests.
- The Ciucci family has a bit of dark history tied to Arten Ciucci taking advantage of his niece, robbing his brother, and murdering his sister-in-law to cover up the crimes.
- There’s a shapeshifter in town – possibly more than one.

Rumors upon which we can act
- The Mhartis family has fled its home and moved in with the Ciuccis. The former is offering a considerable reward to any willing to un-curse the estate. The curse carries with it some form of abduction effect.
- There’s a leather-clad assassin named Maglin on the prowl, possibly working for the Council. His knife-maker is known to us, and Maglin is said to live in noble estates part of the time (disguised as a commoner the rest).
- The Council of Thieves is a 400 year old organization formed by several of the families of Westcrown. It staged its own death 250 years ago, and it has been maneuvering quietly ever since. The Drovenge family (particularly influential) tied itself to infernal powers when Sidonai, the heir, sired two children – one by the archdevil Mammon. Believing that his wife had engaged in impropriety, Sidonai killed her and everyone involved in the birth. The children’s grandfather adopted them but kept them firmly under control. They have recently murdered him and taken over.
- Beyond gaining complete control over the region, the siblings seem intent on recruiting a pit fiend by the name of Liebdaga. This is hearsay, but it’s within the realm of reason.

Conclusions/Insights
- The more we can learn about the noble houses directly, the better a sense we may have of the Council’s plans. They manipulate the politics of Westcrown, and any House troubles of late may stem directly from the coup mentioned above.
- Exploring a noble house might even turn up some dirt on Maglin, who is said to frequent private homes for extended stays. We could also do with a bit of a public relations boost now that we’ve gone semi-public as protectors of the city.
- Maglin may be our best link to the Council’s plans. Knowing Yahirma and the rest of the Gardeners’ history, we might even recruit him somehow. That probably wouldn’t go over well with Derek, though, as he seems to have developed a bit of a vendetta against the guy.


Good breakdown (although I'm surprised you didn't mention Walcourt) :)

One tiny correction: It was the Grandfather who killed everyone involved with the childbirth, and then banished Sidonai from Cheliax, due to the shame brought upon the family (first believing Sidonai's wife had engaged in impropriety, but later learning that Sidonai himself had brought the child's fiendishness to pass). Sidonai wanted a fiendish-looking heir.


I'm sorry for my slowness in posting recently; I've had more to do the last several days than I had anticipated. I'll hopefully be back to normal pacing by tomorrow evening, and will continue the shadowbeast patrol then. Apologies again.


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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I forgive you!


Female Changeling (Mauxi Mwangi) Mwangi Spiritualist 11

We all have those weeks, Are. Don't worry.


Male Human (Azalanti) Bard 8/Fighter 3

Yeah, or months sometimes! I'm having one right now.


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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Marco!


Male Human (Taldan) Abadaran Militant 12

Farabellus!?


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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You're bad at this game...


I haven't been feeling well this weekend, but I just realized how many days it's been since I posted. Can't risk having this game fall out of people's minds, so I better get something onto the page :)


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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I totally understand (I took a sick day myself today).

After the quiet weekend, I just wanted to make sure everyone was still alive and well.


Male Human (Azalanti) Bard 8/Fighter 3

Alive is debatable, you'll have to settle for "moving under my own power".


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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Close enough.


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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In other news,

Has anyone gotten around to ordering their commissioned character portrait that I got for everyone around Christmas?


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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I'll take the overwhelming silence as a No.


Male Human (Taldan) Abadaran Militant 12

Lol. Nope.

I don't see this thread all the time, but I still suck about this.


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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AvatarArt.com


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
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1st 6/6 | 2nd 5/5 | 3rd 4/4 | 4th 3/3 | Summon 7/7 | Rage 20/20

=(


Female Changeling (Mauxi Mwangi) Mwangi Spiritualist 11

I've started compiling the information for the artistic depiction. Certainly there are many more aspects to a character's appearance than I would be able to list off the top of my head. It is a lesson in painting a verbal picture, to be sure.


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
Resources:
1st 6/6 | 2nd 5/5 | 3rd 4/4 | 4th 3/3 | Summon 7/7 | Rage 20/20

The =( was also due to the lack of updates today.

I've found providing links to reference images to be a good idea. You can email those separately after you've completed your guide.


Female Changeling (Mauxi Mwangi) Mwangi Spiritualist 11

I'm going to be pretty busy over the next four days with travel and Paizo Con. Yee haw - leading some seminars!


Enjoy your time over there in Seattle, and bring back all the spoilerific tidbits you come across :)


Male Human (Taldan) Abadaran Militant 12
DM Are wrote:

Enjoy your time over there in Seattle, and bring back all the spoilerific tidbits you come across :)

I, too, am going to Seattle/PaizoCon...but I'm going to throw tomatoes at and razz a guy leading seminars.


Male Human (Taldan) Abadaran Militant 12

Hanging with Yahirma at Paizocon.

Awesome. Not at all what I expected. Less 'southern' but lots of fun to speak with.

Yahirma, in real life. Posted with permission.


Female Changeling (Mauxi Mwangi) Mwangi Spiritualist 11

Right, I've recovered from Paizo Con, I've brought several of my projects to stopping points, and I have some free time to catch up and post. Oh, I hope the butler has not been holding his breath for too long...


Welcome back :)


Male Shoanti Barbarian/Summoner 12 | 136/136 hp + 0 nonlethal, Init +2, AC 25 (29 /w barkskin) (+1 near Derek) [touch 16, FF 23], Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12; Perception +6
Resources:
1st 6/6 | 2nd 5/5 | 3rd 4/4 | 4th 3/3 | Summon 7/7 | Rage 20/20

All roads point to Walcourt.

I'm in favor of raiding the place. At the very least someone there should be able to point us in the right direction.

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