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DM Shisumo's Linear Fighters, Quadratic Hobgoblins Ironfang Invasion

Game Master Shisumo

Day 0, Week 0

Starday, 1 Gozran, 4717 AR

Remaining Provision Points: 79

Phaendar Bridge battle map


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Male Gnome Fighter - HP 13/13 | AC 17 (to12)(ff16) | F +5 R +1 W +0 | CMD 13 | Init +1 | Per +2 LLV

I'm here!


Male Elf Fighter (Ustalavic Duelist/Mutation Warrior) 1

Here.


Hey guys, it's good to be here! I'll set things up properly when I get home.

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

Buwahaha!
Now, time to figure out who my husband is. Don't suppose there's any takers for meshing our backstory to this fine Orc?

(Thanks a ton Shisumo :D)


AC/T/FF/CMD/FFCMD 15/10/15/14/14, HP (14/15)[0temp], Fort +6 Ref +0 Will +1 [+3 vs spells & SLA, +2 vs poison], Initiative +0 [+2 Dodge vs Goblinoids, +4 Dodge vs Giants]

The site is a mess right now. I hope this works?

Liberty's Edge

Human (Minkai) Samurai (sword saint) 7 (Order of the Warrior)
Jeb Gardaxe wrote:
The site is a mess right now. I hope this works?

Yeah, it started last night and only seems to be worse today. Hopefully it's getting sorted out behind the scenes...


Male Gnome Fighter - HP 13/13 | AC 17 (to12)(ff16) | F +5 R +1 W +0 | CMD 13 | Init +1 | Per +2 LLV

Yeah, Paizo's website is being extra dumb today. I blame Cosmo.

I have a skill rank currently slotted for a Knowledge skill. What's everyone planning on focusing in? With Lysander's build, I might be a good backup smartypants on one or two Knowledge skills.


AC/T/FF/CMD/FFCMD 15/10/15/14/14, HP (14/15)[0temp], Fort +6 Ref +0 Will +1 [+3 vs spells & SLA, +2 vs poison], Initiative +0 [+2 Dodge vs Goblinoids, +4 Dodge vs Giants]
Shisumo wrote:
Jeb Gardaxe wrote:
The site is a mess right now. I hope this works?
Yeah, it started last night and only seems to be worse today. Hopefully it's getting sorted out behind the scenes...

It seems to be cleaning up a little right now. The alias is done now, I think.

Edit: Not really sure where you should put your knowledge rank, but I can tell you that Jeb will be skilling UMD, and a smattering of others. She's not actually really aiming to be good at any of them, but need them for prerequisites for Item Mastery feats. I know it's a little stupid.

As for her combat build, she's melee, relying on heavy armor for AC, and is otherwise a pretty boring cleave + crit setup.

Liberty's Edge

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

Just waiting on one more...


Male Dwarf Fighter (Foehammer) 1 / Rogue (VMC) | HP 14/14 | AC 16 TO 12 FF 14 | F +5 R +2 W +1 (+2 vs. poison, spells, sla) | CMD 15 (19 vs. bullrush, trip) | Init +2 | Perc +6 (+8 unusual stonework) DV

I'm here! Thanks for the invite :)


Excellent! So, if you guys want to start trying to figure out if you have any links to one another before the campaign begins, now would be a perfect time!

If the site cooperates and all goes as planned, the first post in the game thread should go up tonight.


AC/T/FF/CMD/FFCMD 15/10/15/14/14, HP (14/15)[0temp], Fort +6 Ref +0 Will +1 [+3 vs spells & SLA, +2 vs poison], Initiative +0 [+2 Dodge vs Goblinoids, +4 Dodge vs Giants]

The Gardaxes take a pretty dim view of deserters. Jeb herself is a little more open-minded, especially after her own tour, but I bet her parents told her to steer clear of Bunko.

She and some other local children might have pulled a mean-spirited prank on him when she was a child?

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

I don't see many appropriate other characters here, at least for her backstory that got Iteb into Phaendar originally. I wouldn't mind being a contact to anyone that would need a weaponsmith while they're in town, if they needed something like that in their own story. She wouldn't necessarily have gone too far out of the area though... Hell, If you've ever been raided by an Orc tribe she might have been a part of it, a long time ago anyway.

Not many skills i can swap around either. If you need be, i may be able to take a knowledge that nobody else has and fit it into her backstory with a different trait. Chose survival to start... but that's everyone.


Male Elf Fighter (Ustalavic Duelist/Mutation Warrior) 1

I know a little bit of everything, can focus pretty much wherever. Lysander might well have fought alongside any of you, or served as a guide, guarded a caravan you came in with, etc. He's been in Nirmathas since before there was a Nirmathas, so maybe he knew your parents or grandparents too.

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try to build my husband's backstory into yours, Lysander. He's currently only a vague concept and it wouldn't hurt to do so. My "parents" probably wouldn't have been very amiable to an Elf.


Game thread is up! Feel free to start wandering around the Market Festival at your leisure!

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

Alright. Mended her story to include her husband (Negan Kusk) as a guard of the town (though mostly an odd jobber, since he's not often needed to protect anything). Then her Son, Mako Kusk, as a 9 year old boy (given she found Negan about 10 years ago, and would have him soon thereafter. I didn't seem much for correlation in terms of backstory, directly anyway, though she it still a commonly known figure around town given her size and role as a "tool"smith. Still open to ideas though.

Also claimed the second post!

Liberty's Edge

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Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

Has a +6, first roll of the game is a 10.
Has a +2, his first roll of the game is a 20.
Such is the way of this world.


Male Gnome Fighter - HP 13/13 | AC 17 (to12)(ff16) | F +5 R +1 W +0 | CMD 13 | Init +1 | Per +2 LLV

This is not indicative of my usual luck with dice, either on these boards or in meatspace.

Liberty's Edge

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

Still waiting for Gareth and Lysander to post!

Sovereign Court

Vitals and Skills: HP (13/13):
Fort (+6) Ref (+3) Will (+2) Initiative (+1) Intimidate (+7) Use Magic Device (+5)
Combat:
+4 to hit I 2d4+10 dmg w/ 18-20 crit I AC (17/11/16) AC vs Goblins (19/13/16)

Turns out I was in the wrong gameplay thread. The GM has moved me over to the correct one. Sorry guys. Was looking forward to drinking with ya, Jeb!


Iteb:
Did you ever adjust your starting funds to take into account the idea of having crafted the weapons?

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

I did. I rearranged my money, and spent a bit more xD
In doing so, i actually resulted with less money. >.<

Also, @Bunko, she's full Orc. I need to fix my alias. She's an Orc Fighter. Might change your reaction? If not that's fine.


Speaking of changing aliases, I would appreciate it if you could all give me thumbnails I can quick-reference in the gameplay thread. Jeb and Gareth already have theirs set up, and either one makes a good example to pattern off of for what I'm looking for.

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

Fixed my alias a second time.
Also sorry about that Bunko, didn't read your post clearly enough to notice that second bit.


Male Gnome Fighter - HP 13/13 | AC 17 (to12)(ff16) | F +5 R +1 W +0 | CMD 13 | Init +1 | Per +2 LLV

Eh, I like the idea that he can't quite tell if you're full orc or not. :)

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

So... should i be moving to the end of the sales day, and continue from there? Or ought i wait for others to have a chance to post themselves forward?


Male Elf Fighter (Ustalavic Duelist/Mutation Warrior) 1

Sorry guys, I was at the doctor all day yesterday. Will try to catch up today.


Iteb Ral-gri wrote:
So... should i be moving to the end of the sales day, and continue from there? Or ought i wait for others to have a chance to post themselves forward?

Now that everyone is here, feel free to keep role-playing, but at some point I need all five of you to congregate at one of the following four places: Oreld's Fine Shop, the Phaendar Trading Company, the Riverwood Shrine, or the Taproot Inn. Once all five of you are in the same place, the next scene will kick off!


AC/T/FF/CMD/FFCMD 15/10/15/14/14, HP (14/15)[0temp], Fort +6 Ref +0 Will +1 [+3 vs spells & SLA, +2 vs poison], Initiative +0 [+2 Dodge vs Goblinoids, +4 Dodge vs Giants]

I vote Taproot inn! Let's get this show moving.


AC/T/FF/CMD/FFCMD 15/10/15/14/14, HP (14/15)[0temp], Fort +6 Ref +0 Will +1 [+3 vs spells & SLA, +2 vs poison], Initiative +0 [+2 Dodge vs Goblinoids, +4 Dodge vs Giants]

That tower, does it look like, a siege engine? Or did someone magic an actual tower next to Phaendar? The latter seems like a wee bit of overkill, but far be it for me to criticize the manner of our doom.

Unless we're looking through a gate-like spell or something.

That would also explain how we didn't get any warning at all before instant slaughterfest.


It is an actual physical tower, roughly thirty feet high, twenty feet across and made of polished black onyx. And it's not "next to" Phaendar, it's actually in the middle of the Market Green...

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

Oh joy. Maybe I'll rip off a table leg for my turn, so i can have a club. Hell, why not two!

Do you want us to adjust our AC to correlate to our lack of armor?


For this purpose I can keep track, I think. Turning furniture into serviceable clubs requires a DC 15 Strength check as a standard action. Using a chair or stool as an improvised club just requires picking it up as a move action, but you will have a -4 improvised weapon penalty.

Aubrin has her weapons on her, though, and of course so do the hobs...

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

Aha! Now here's the clear follow-up question for me: Will stools be considered light weapons or one-handed? I'll either be swinging around a pair of chairs, or holding one with two hands.

Gotta fight my way out of this place and find Mako.


Stools would be one-handed.


AC/T/FF/CMD/FFCMD 15/10/15/14/14, HP (14/15)[0temp], Fort +6 Ref +0 Will +1 [+3 vs spells & SLA, +2 vs poison], Initiative +0 [+2 Dodge vs Goblinoids, +4 Dodge vs Giants]

Jeb carries her sword everywhere she goes, if that's okay. It's in her opening paragraph as well?

Her armor and the rest of her gear is still back home though.

Liberty's Edge

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

Everyone is armed with whatever they say they are armed with. Nirmathas is the sort of place where heavily-armed people are called "well-prepared" more often than "psychopathic."

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

Going to stand by my assumption that i don't have a weapon on me. That stool looks mighty enticing though.

Think we're just waiting to see what the ironfangs do at this point.


I need to know if Lysander is going to actually approach one first.


Male Elf Fighter (Ustalavic Duelist/Mutation Warrior) 1

Sorry, busy day at work, didn't get time. I had intended to attack if possible, but it's no biggie. Can we say I was delaying to wait for their response?


Well, the attack wouldn't have been possible regardless, because you'd would have had to move to them. It was just a question of whether you were waiting for them to come to you or you were going to get into their faces instead.


Male Elf Fighter (Ustalavic Duelist/Mutation Warrior) 1

I'll wait.

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

Risk an AOO he says. Of course she's going to reach down for a sword, to hell with a stab in the chest, or a shield to the face.

I'll wait a bit for some others to post first, though, if only because I literally just posted due to a mistake in turn order. A day or after others make their own.


AC/T/FF/CMD/FFCMD 15/10/15/14/14, HP (14/15)[0temp], Fort +6 Ref +0 Will +1 [+3 vs spells & SLA, +2 vs poison], Initiative +0 [+2 Dodge vs Goblinoids, +4 Dodge vs Giants]

I have no comment but lol.

Liberty's Edge

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

I really don't know what to say... *sigh*


200 XP for each of you for this encounter.

Looting the hobgoblins turns up:
set of Medium studded leather armor (x2)
longsword (x2)
longbow (x2)
quiver with 20 arrows (x2)
light steel shield (x2)
masterwork backpack
heavy crossbow (with 20 bolts and 10 masterwork bolts)
clearly labeled potion of guidance (x8)
a wand
a scroll containing three different spells
dried goat meat, sheep’s cheese, and a jug of sheep’s milk worth a total of 5 Provision Points

(A Provision Point is enough food for one person to eat for one day - this will become much more relevant soon.)

Liberty's Edge

Female Orc Fighter - HP 0/12 & -3 | AC 16 (to12)(ff14) | F +5 R +3 W +2 | CMD 16 | Init +2 | Per +0 (DV)

Laying claim
1x Studded Leather Armor (Medium)
1x longsword (Medium)
1x longbow (Medium))
20 arrows
1X Light Steel Shield (Medium)
masterwork backpack

Loot Available
1x Studded Leather Armor (Medium)
1x longsword (Medium)
1x longbow (Medium))
20 arrows
1X Light Steel Shield (Medium)
Heavy Crossbow (with 20 bolts and 10 masterwork bolts)
8x Guidance Potion
a wand
a scroll containing three different spells
dried goat meat, sheep’s cheese, and a jug of sheep’s milk worth a total of 5 Provision Points

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