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DM Jesse's Jade Regent

Game Master Jesse Heinig

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Welcome welcome! Here is the discussion thread for Jade Regent!

This is a great place to start out by introducing yourself to your fellow players and making any pre-existing character connections that might fit into your past interactions in Sandpoint. :)


Male Human (Tian-Min) Samurai (Sword Saint) 1 / Brawler 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 17 T 12 FF 15 | F+5 R+4 W+1 | Init +2 | Per +5 | Challenge used 0/1 | Resolve used 0/1 | Martial Flexibility used 0/4

Thank you for selecting me to participate! I look forward to playing with this group.

As DM Jesse pointed out, Hiro, Kenji, and Jinda all have Ameiko as their shared point of contact. Hiro grew up as a Kaijitsu household servant as well as a playmate of Ameiko's, so Kenji would have known Hiro his whole life. With his devotion to Ameiko and the Kaijitsu family, I imagine Hiro attempted to look after Kenji while Ameiko was away adventuring and tried to serve as a surrogate older sibling to the younger Kaijitsu scion.

Jinda would know Hiro as the courteous yet firm bouncer at the Rusty Dragon tavern.


Female Half-Elf Druid 4 (Wolf shaman)

Dotting.


With luck we'll get this party started super-quick!

I intend to start you all off in Sandpoint, but the adventure has an immediate hook that should get you going. Adventurers are in the business of risk, so don't hesitate to jump on opportunities for fame and fortune!


Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
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Thank you for the invite. I have been waiting forever to get into a Jade Regent game.

As to Jinda's relationships. He is well mannered and clean and respectful when in the Rusty Dragon and would have friendly and kind words for Hiro, not realizing a rival for Ameiko's affections. Jinda's only really been around for a couple of weeks, and is wrestling with his feelings.

On one hand he is terribly infatuated with Ameiko since she stopped him from throwing his spellbook in the fire and her kind words of encouragement. She also is a bit of a flirt as I recall so he thinks it might be a bit more than her regular behavior.

On the other hand, a relationship with a human is bound to fail, there are no half dwarves. He keeps his amorous feelings very hidden.

Kenji is Ameiko's younger brother? In that case Jinda is friendly and would have told stories of his caravan travels. Though they were hardly adventurous. Jinda also speaks of his strange magics, the spontaneous casting of arcane spells sensing Kenji's odd magical? abilities but not understanding them, but understanding of others reactions to the weirdness.


Male Human - Minkaian
Stat Bar:
HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
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Thank you very much for the invite too! I have never got a chance to play this AP and I'm very much looking forward to this!

I agree with Hiro, that I would have known him my entire young memory. Having him with me on this adventure will be a reassuring presence when I will inevitably feel doubt and insecurity on the road. I looked up to my older sister a whole lot, and I would have spent some time with Hiro when my sister was gone. We could have discussed my fighting style or more accurately Hiro could have been able to help guide my self-training into something cohesive instead of just being able to spray fire everywhere.

Yeah, Jinda, Kenji is Ameiko's younger brother. The other brother Tsuto went down a dark path and Kenji clams up whenever he's brought up or discussed. It sounds like what happened before really hurt him somehow, but not physically. Especially if you knew about the scandal involving Tsuto's heritage and the family disgrace.

If you're a spellcaster and were detecting magic while I did any of my 'practice katas', you'd probably pick something up, but I wouldn't be able to say exactly what. It seems like spontaneous casting, but I don't seem to ever exactly 'run out' unless I'm physically too tired to do the motions properly.


Female Half-Elf Druid 4 (Wolf shaman)

Lyraesel may know or know of some of you in passing and she would definitely know who Kenji is since she was part of the same group of friends up until her mother got killed by goblins and she went a bit of the deep end. When she's in town she does spend time at Ameko's tavern because it feeld more comfortable than most indoor places to her.


Male Human - Minkaian
Stat Bar:
HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
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Lyraesel wrote:
Lyraesel may know or know of some of you in passing and she would definitely know who Kenji is since she was part of the same group of friends up until her mother got killed by goblins and she went a bit of the deep end. When she's in town she does spend time at Ameko's tavern because it feeld more comfortable than most indoor places to her.

Lyraesel would be a person Kenji would know, but since she was five years older she might not have been actively participating in his life. In either case she wouldn't know why he seems to get really reserved and guarded whenever she's around.

It has nothing to do with your character, but rather that you remind him of his elder brother Tsuto, who was also a half elf who was fathered by an unknown elf passing through Sandpoint. Somehow, when he was younger and had been introduced to Lyraesel, he got the idea in his head that it was possible that the elf that fathered Tsuto and Lyraesel could be the same guy.

He hasn't said anything to her about it because, well, before she left he was a little boy and she was 16. And now once she returned he's 15 and can't even understand his own feelings all too well, much less express them. He is also conflicted because he knows that Lyraesel hadn't done anything to deserve him being distant either. So he seems guarded and reserved when directly interacting with her half out of misplaced resentment, and the other half out of guilt for having that resentment.

I'm hoping this can lead to some good roleplay opportunities between our characters. That is, if that's okay with you that Kenji be that way.


Female Half-Elf Druid 4 (Wolf shaman)

I'm cool with that. What's more is that she doesn't even know the details behind what inspired the goblin attack that killed her mother, or Tsuto's full role in the whole affair since she kinda became a bit unhinged for a couple years and disappeared from most people's lives. So there's things about those past events that she avoids delving into as well.


Male Human - Minkaian
Stat Bar:
HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
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Yeah. What happened back then messed with his head, and he lost more than just some friends on that day. :(

So yeah, this will be great!


AC 19, touch 12, flat-footed 17 hp 23/24 Fort +6, Ref +4, Will +6 Defensive Abilities orc ferocity

Thank you for the selection. Picked up some javelins since I didn't have any ranged weapons.


Sounds like you guys are already off to a great start!

I'm going to set up the Gameplay thread now. Everyone's going to start off at the Rusty Dragon so we will actually start with the stereotyped "You all mean in a tavern . . . " and we can get some interaction with some of the residents of Sandpoint, and then we're off!


Male Human - Minkaian
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HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
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Elemental Aesthetic Kineticist 3

Okay I do need to know something. Would my sister let me drink yet? :P I would think not, but she *is* the more adventurous type so I am not sure if that would be a yes or no.

Also, I will be working around the tavern part time as a server, carrying food out on trays and collecting mugs and cleaning dishes. I don't cook; that's one of Ameiko's enjoyments and I just seem to burn everything. :/


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Kaijitsu Kenji wrote:

Okay I do need to know something. Would my sister let me drink yet? :P I would think not, but she *is* the more adventurous type so I am not sure if that would be a yes or no.

Also, I will be working around the tavern part time as a server, carrying food out on trays and collecting mugs and cleaning dishes. I don't cook; that's one of Ameiko's enjoyments and I just seem to burn everything. :/

Before she went on her adventure, she probably did not. (Especially since Kenji would've been even younger.)

Now she probably turns a blind eye as long as Kenji doesn't ever actually get drunk. Like, I totally saw that but I'm not going to say anything. I'm just going to stare at you for a few seconds so that you know I totally saw that, and if you ever get tipsy in here, we're going to have A Talk.


Sorry for the wait on the gameplay thread. Construction workers broke the water main to my apartment, been some drama. Writing now.


Male Human - Minkaian
Stat Bar:
HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
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Elemental Aesthetic Kineticist 3

It's totally fine!

And yeah... He probably would try alcohol, not anything more than a few to feel like an adult because he is deathly afraid of whatever 'the talk' means. Drunken firebending is a really, really dumb idea. Fortunately I've never (yet) had that happen. Especially with both Hiro and his sister around to police his young impulses.


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Female Half-Elf Druid 4 (Wolf shaman)

Drunken firebending sounds awesome.


Male Human - Minkaian
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Lyraesel wrote:
Drunken firebending sounds awesome.

It will be. When it happens. Probably not really soon though. I'm looking forward to the event.

... what happens when i sober up, not so much.


Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
Arcane Reservoir 4/4 Spells per day 2/3

Careful with the fire and booze there! Sandpoint already was nearly burnt down by a dragon...


And we're live!


Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
Arcane Reservoir 4/4 Spells per day 2/3

Would any of us know the half Orc withe the sherrif?


That's you, Viskous. :) I'm presuming that given your character's alignment and career, defending the town from evil creatures that attack people is high on his list of priorities. Feel free to "tweak" as needed!


Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
Arcane Reservoir 4/4 Spells per day 2/3

Posting from the phone is a little tough on selecting the right alias. and typing proper words.


Male Human - Minkaian
Stat Bar:
HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
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Elemental Aesthetic Kineticist 3

I'm using Wayfinder. It was like a dollar in the App Store it helps you do all that stuff like formatting properly and be on The right alias

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Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
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not available on IOS...

and I'm slightly confused? I'm the half-orc? I thought I was the dwarf?


Jinda Copperflask wrote:

not available on IOS...

and I'm slightly confused? I'm the half-orc? I thought I was the dwarf?

Sorry, got your handles confused. The half-orc is Hales8808's character, Magnauk Halistrom. Perils of running a new group.


Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
Arcane Reservoir 4/4 Spells per day 2/3

no worries, after a bit I figured it out


Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
Arcane Reservoir 4/4 Spells per day 2/3

Realizing that I'm not very useful in a fight, might I switch my exploit from dimensional slide to lightning lance. I will take dimensional slide at the next opportunity.

Dimensional Slide (Su): The arcanist can expend 1 point from her arcane reservoir to create a dimensional crack that she can step through to reach another location. This ability is used as part of a move action or withdraw action, allowing her to move up to 10 feet per arcanist level to any location she can see. This counts as 5 feet of movement. She can only use this ability once per round. She does not provoke attacks of opportunity when moving in this way, but any other movement she attempts as part of her move action provokes as normal.

vs.

Lightning Lance (Su): The arcanist can unleash a lance of lightning by expending 1 point from her arcane reservoir and making a ranged touch attack against any one target within 30 feet. If the attack hits, it deals 1d6 points of electricity damage + the arcanist's Charisma modifier, plus 1d6 points of electricity damage for every 2 levels beyond 1st (to a maximum of 10d6 at 19th level). The target's vision is also impaired, causing the target to treat all creatures as if they had concealment (20%) for 1 round. It can attempt a Fortitude saving throw to negate the impaired vision.


Currently I can do 4 a day, or if I consume level 2 or higher magic items I can continue to use these abilities.


Jinda Copperflask wrote:

Realizing that I'm not very useful in a fight, might I switch my exploit from dimensional slide to lightning lance. I will take dimensional slide at the next opportunity.

Dimensional Slide (Su): The arcanist can expend 1 point from her arcane reservoir to create a dimensional crack that she can step through to reach another location. This ability is used as part of a move action or withdraw action, allowing her to move up to 10 feet per arcanist level to any location she can see. This counts as 5 feet of movement. She can only use this ability once per round. She does not provoke attacks of opportunity when moving in this way, but any other movement she attempts as part of her move action provokes as normal.

vs.

Lightning Lance (Su): The arcanist can unleash a lance of lightning by expending 1 point from her arcane reservoir and making a ranged touch attack against any one target within 30 feet. If the attack hits, it deals 1d6 points of electricity damage + the arcanist's Charisma modifier, plus 1d6 points of electricity damage for every 2 levels beyond 1st (to a maximum of 10d6 at 19th level). The target's vision is also impaired, causing the target to treat all creatures as if they had concealment (20%) for 1 round. It can attempt a Fortitude saving throw to negate the impaired vision.


Currently I can do 4 a day, or if I consume level 2 or higher magic items I can continue to use these abilities.

Sure, not a problem. Also don't undersell the utility of cantrips at 1st level. Plus of course you're proficient with all simple weapons -- a light crossbow or javelin is an easy way to pump out a little ranged support damage, and a longspear can be great even if you can't hit because it gives you a way to Aid Another while staying out of melee and thus improve your front line fighters' ability to hit enemies.


Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
Arcane Reservoir 4/4 Spells per day 2/3

Well as a dwarf I have my dwarven waraxe and can hit goblins with a +1 to hit for a d10. I am not the hide in the back wizard, but now that I have to keep Kenji safe, I want to be able to do that more effectively.


All depends on whether you wanna be up front or not. You have two tanks in the group -- samurai and paladin -- so hopefully you can give Kenji good adventuring advice while keeping the hit point bags between you and the monsters. ;)


Male Human (Tian-Min) Samurai (Sword Saint) 1 / Brawler 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 17 T 12 FF 15 | F+5 R+4 W+1 | Init +2 | Per +5 | Challenge used 0/1 | Resolve used 0/1 | Martial Flexibility used 0/4

What's funny is that Kenji has the most hit points of any of us!


Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
Arcane Reservoir 4/4 Spells per day 2/3

yep, send him out front to tank! the rest of us will hide behind him


Male Human - Minkaian
Stat Bar:
HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
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Elemental Aesthetic Kineticist 3

I *am* a Con based class, after all. Don't worry, once I prove my mettle I'm sure people will be willing to let me stand at the front... Once I get better AC that is :p

I just don't get monk AC bonuses, otherwise I'd be golden. :D
Also, I just added my relevant info to the race bar so it would be easier to refer to my character's pertinent skills. Going to add another spoiler with my special abilities now.


Lyraesel is familiar enough with the environs of Sandpoint to know the old road that the sheriff is talking about that leads into the marsh. In fact, you know that there are two different fishing roads, an old one (that nobody really uses much any more) and a new one (that is probably the one the sheriff is actually talking about - but since he's not a fisherman, and only became sheriff a few years ago, his knowledge of what locally constitutes "old" and "new" is probably skewed).


Female Half-Elf Druid 4 (Wolf shaman)

Cool


Any more questions for Ameiko or Sheriff Hemlock, or is the party ready to hit the marshes?


Male Human - Minkaian
Stat Bar:
HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
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Kenji was ready to go before there WAS a quest...

I mean no, I think he's ready to go.


Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
Arcane Reservoir 4/4 Spells per day 2/3

I'm ready as I'll ever be!


Jinda Copperflask wrote:
Well as a dwarf I have my dwarven waraxe and can hit goblins with a +1 to hit for a d10. I am not the hide in the back wizard, but now that I have to keep Kenji safe, I want to be able to do that more effectively.

Incidentally, Jinda, you're not proficient in the dwarven waraxe, unless I've missed an oddball Trait or racial substitution feature or an archetype or something.

From the PRD:
Weapon Familiarity: Dwarves are proficient with battleaxes, heavy picks, and warhammers, and treat any weapon with the word “dwarven” in its name as a martial weapon.

Since you're only proficient in simple weapons as an arcanist, and the dwarven waraxe is treated as a martial weapon, you may wanna go with a battleaxe.


Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
Arcane Reservoir 4/4 Spells per day 2/3

Good catch, battle axe it is


Male Human - Minkaian
Stat Bar:
HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
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Elemental Aesthetic Kineticist 3

Okay so is the official list of characters:
Human Samurai
Human Firebender-I mean Kineticist
Half-Elf Druid
Dwarven Arcanist
Half-Orc Paladin?

I just want to make sure I understand properly who is in the marsh with me.


Kaijitsu Kenji wrote:

Okay so is the official list of characters:

Human Samurai
Human Firebender-I mean Kineticist
Half-Elf Druid
Dwarven Arcanist
Half-Orc Paladin?

I just want to make sure I understand properly who is in the marsh with me.

Correct!


Male Human - Minkaian
Stat Bar:
HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
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Elemental Aesthetic Kineticist 3

Alrighty!

Yeah, traps are going to suck T_T
It'll be awesome.

Kenji is a bundle of nerves right now. He's not ever had an actual combat experience, so this will be a good life experience for him. :)


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Giving a little time in case anyone wants to pipe up with anything else. Barring that, the group will continue down the road, unless you want to go traipsing off into the marsh to chase down some not-animal not-humanoid thing that kills other things.


Male Human - Minkaian
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HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
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Not unless literally everyone else wants to go... -_-

-Posted with Wayfinder


Male Dwarf Arcanist 1| HP 10/10 | AC10(14) T10 FF10(14) | F2 R1 W3 +2 vs poison and spells | Init +0 | Per +0 | Darkvision 60ft
Remaining:
Arcane Reservoir 4/4 Spells per day 2/3

I'm ready to move along.

Also as a heads up, I might be a little scarce this weekend, running our local pfs convention thingy this weekend.


Male Human (Tian-Min) Samurai (Sword Saint) 1 / Brawler 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 17 T 12 FF 15 | F+5 R+4 W+1 | Init +2 | Per +5 | Challenge used 0/1 | Resolve used 0/1 | Martial Flexibility used 0/4

Good luck with the convention!


Jinda Copperflask wrote:

I'm ready to move along.

Also as a heads up, I might be a little scarce this weekend, running our local pfs convention thingy this weekend.

Have a great time! I'll be sure to have the monsters target you first. :D


Male Human - Minkaian
Stat Bar:
HP 30/30, AC 15, T 15, FF 12, Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +4, Init +3, Perception +8
Burn:
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Elemental Aesthetic Kineticist 3
Jinda Copperflask wrote:

I'm ready to move along.

Also as a heads up, I might be a little scarce this weekend, running our local pfs convention thingy this weekend.

Have funs!

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