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Recruitment for a standard table of 6-23 The Darkest Abduction (7-11).

The occasional unexplained disappearance is common enough in Ustalav, yet a rash of unexplained abductions has led to fearful speculation on the verge of panic in the streets. Hoping to improve the Pathfinder Society’s reputation in Ustalav, Venture-Captain Basia Kalistoff has offered her lodge’s services in putting an end to this crime wave.

“The Darkest Abduction” contributes to the ongoing storyline of the Scarab Sages and Sovereign Court factions.

*This scenario calls back to 1-47 The Darkest Vengeance

Already confirmed are a lvl 11 sorcerer, cleric, and a large cat. Game to begin around April 7.
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Application Form
Player's forum handle:
Character name:
PFS#
Race/Class(es)/Level(s):
Faction:
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1) What special rules, boons, or corner cases should I know about regarding your character?
2) Why is your character in the Pathfinder society? A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, either in or out of character.
3) What are your strengths, interests, or skillsets outside of combat?
4) What are your go-to combat tactics?
(Please also include this on your character sheet as a Bot Me! spoiler. You can even have your dice rolls ready to go.)
5) Will you be able to post 1-2 times a weekday, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Vacations, etc.)? What time(s) of day are you usually online to post?
Bonus! Has this character played 1-47 The Darkest Vengeance?


Might want to remake this. When I see it in Recruitment it is titled Darkest Vengeance.


In before the edit window closed. Thanks!

The Exchange

Would love a spot.

Player: PatheticWretch
Character: Clandelve Hammerhand
PFS# 132,076-1
Faction: The Exchange

1. Aside from a couple of feats like Step Up and Disruptive, Clandelve pretty much pounds on things with his hammer and shield.
2. Clandelve is a dwarven brute, best known for clearing out the entirety of Thornkeep, though he has recently participated in several smaller missions.
3. Outside of combat, Clandelve relies on intimidating any foes, though he does have some knowledge of engineering and dungeons.
4. In combat, Clandelve likes to get close and personal, where he relies on his fine armor while trading blows. If I need to bot, all of my dice are in a dice spoiler at the bottom of my character sheet. My preferred tactic is to get as close as possible and then attack with hammer and shield, hopefully knowing the enemy down.
5. I can post 1-2 times on weekdays, probably once over the weekend. I post all day Mountain Time, USA.

Dark Archive

Application Form
Player's forum handle: Magabeus
Character name: Faeranduil
PFS# 24861-4
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Elf Wizard (Evoker) 10
Faction: Dark Archive
Advancement: Slow

1) What special rules, boons, or corner cases should I know about regarding your character?
I cast fireball with a casterlevel of 12. The +5 additional damage from evocation specials is not multiplied with empowered spell.
I can loose a prepared spell to spontaneously cast fireball, applying metamagic as a full round action (not 1 round casting time)
I can adjust the element of my fireballs as a free action (archetype)

2) Why is your character in the Pathfinder society? A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, either in or out of character.
There is still knowledge to gain within the Society, although the number of wizards from which I can learn something is very small diminish with every mission I go on. My most recent trips were to explore an ancient Jistkan city.
Before that I almost single-highhandedly solved an assassination attempt on Drandle Dreng. Loosers should never have 'attempted' in the first place. Never attempt, always succeed.
I played and GMed Darkest Vengeance, but this character does not have the chronicle

3) What are your strengths, interests, or skillsets outside of combat?
I am a font of knowledge about all topics. My floating disk carries two huge chests filled with all sorts of stuff.

4) What are your go-to combat tactics?
(Please also include this on your character sheet as a Bot Me! spoiler. You can even have your dice rolls ready to go.)

Bot me spoiler will be made
Usually I cast fireball to kill the mooks and let my companions deal with the bosses. If needed I can assist them with spells like haste or counterspell any spells a caster might want to cast. Note that I prefer to hit casters with magic missiles or stuff like that instead of actually counterspelling their spells.

5) Will you be able to post 1-2 times a weekday, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Vacations, etc.)? What time(s) of day are you usually online to post?
I normally post at least once a day during weekdays. Normal posting times is my commute (7-8 and 17-18 CET). Some evenings I also post.

6) Other stuff
I need to update profile for the last mission.

Bonus! Has this character played 1-47 The Darkest Vengeance?
Nope


Application Form
Player's forum handle: BretI
Character name: Omar Senay
PFS# 141981-3
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Human Cleric 10
Faction: Grand Lodge
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1) What special rules, boons, or corner cases should I know about regarding your character?

Domains are Luck and Defense (a sub-domain of Protection). You may want to familiarize yourself with the Bit of Luck domain power.

2) Why is your character in the Pathfinder society? A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, either in or out of character.

It is an excellent way to see the world and meet people. I like to travel, see new things!

So far I have been lucky and been assigned to many of the missions with my lovely wife, Zahra.

One of our most interesting trips was to rescue the current Master of Scrolls, Sorrina Westyr. We saw some beautiful (but regretfully unfriendly) creatures on that trip and it gave me a better appreciation of stone. We have also traveled to Jalmeray and Varisia.

Early in our careers we helped the Minotaur Prince, Naur Spiritskin, and have had some delightful conversations with him.

3) What are your strengths, interests, or skillsets outside of combat?

I have studied many of the religious texts and know quite a bit about the various common religious practices. I am also pretty good at recognizing when someone is lying. Still, there are others who are much better at both skills.

It helps that being from Katapesh, I am very friendly!

Kn: Religion and Sense Motive

4) What are your go-to combat tactics?
(Please also include this on your character sheet as a Bot Me! spoiler. You can even have your dice rolls ready to go.)

Call upon the powers of Shelyn to protect and bless us. Wish luck on someone about to attempt something dangerous. Keep everyone alive.

Cleric buff spells, Bit of Luck on others, Channeling to heal. Will update profile before the game begins.

5) Will you be able to post 1-2 times a weekday, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Vacations, etc.)? What time(s) of day are you usually online to post?

Yes. Usually from around 10am to 10pm CDT. Posting varies by day, with Tuesday mornings and Wednesdays being the most busy but even then I can easily do three posts a day.

I can also post on weekends.

Bonus! Has this character played 1-47 The Darkest Vengeance?

Not this character.

Grand Lodge

Application Form
Player's forum handle: Z..D..
Character name: Rufeo
PFS# 133462-1
Race/Class(es)/Level(s):Halfling Druid 10
Faction: Grand Lodge
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1) What special rules, boons, or corner cases should I know about regarding your character?
Nothing Really. Just you average hi level strait druid. Buffing the battle kitten.

2) Why is your character in the Pathfinder society? A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, either in or out of character.
Mainly to assist where ever I can. Rufeo never really had a home and continues to live that way. So he loves to explore..so he tries to go to as many places across Galorian as possible.

3) What are your strengths, interests, or skillsets outside of combat?
Strength-hello, battle kitten. Also very keen eye and very good at tracking. especially if I wild shape with something with scent.

4) What are your go-to combat tactics? Buff the battle kitten with spells. Usually prepare them before the scenario and put them in the spoilers. Once that is done, transform into a tiger and get in there. FYI- My stat block is not up to date, he power leveled recently over a con and have not updated him.

5) Will you be able to post 1-2 times a weekday, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Vacations, etc.)? What time(s) of day are you usually online to post? I usually always post 1, and most days twice.

Bonus! Has this character played 1-47 The Darkest Vengeance? Sadly no


Meow

Sovereign Court

Application Form
Player's forum handle: Aerondor
Character name: Vrald Sehir
PFS# 100387-7
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Fighter-8
Faction: Sovereign Court
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1) What special rules, boons, or corner cases should I know about regarding your character? He is pretty standard. Very high AC, fey foundling for improved magical healing.

2) Why is your character in the Pathfinder society? A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, either in or out of character. Vrald initially joined the Society at the request of his family to represent Taldane interests. Since the reorganisation he has taken on a wider brief to ensure that honourable nobles are not taken advantage of by these large cross-country organisations. However he has also found the society an excellent mentor for his skills and often engaging in worthwhile activities beyond tomb looting.

3) What are your strengths, interests, or skillsets outside of combat? Vrald holds a noble title, and is a somewhat skilled diplomat. He feels it is the job of a noble to be well informed and is trained (just) in a number of knowledge skills.

4) What are your go-to combat tactics?
(Please also include this on your character sheet as a Bot Me! spoiler. You can even have your dice rolls ready to go.)
Vrald is a front and centre fighter. Typically starts with normal attacks, and then if he finds no difficulty upgrades to power attacks.

5) Will you be able to post 1-2 times a weekday, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Vacations, etc.)? What time(s) of day are you usually online to post? Generally yes. My time zone however is in New Zealand, so sometimes I'm just asleep when others are posting heavily.

Bonus! Has this character played 1-47 The Darkest Vengeance? Not this character.

Grand Lodge

Application Form
Player's forum handle: Michael Hallet
Character name: Lurgh
PFS# 2608-5
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Unchained Monk 1/Sorcerer 4 (orc/draconic crossblooded)/Dragon Disciple (red) 3
Faction: Grand Lodge
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1) What special rules, boons, or corner cases should I know about regarding your character?

Nothing too unusual, just a fire based blaster sorcerer.

2) Why is your character in the Pathfinder society? A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, either in or out of character.

He joined looking to find himself. First it was about finding information about his father, who was rumored to be a half-red dragon orc that was a direct descendant of Daralathyxl, The Sixth King of the Five Kings Mountains. But the Society has helped him by giving him a purpose besides himself, which has on more than one occasion steered him from the evil urges of his bloodline.

He recently helped a samsaran discover some things about a forgotten past life. It gave him hope that one day he could find more about his heritage as well.

3) What are your strengths, interests, or skillsets outside of combat?

Not having many skills of his own. tends to aid the more competent outside of combat. Does enjoy fishing in his spare time. Uses it to contemplate and refocus (and make a few coins).

4) What are your go-to combat tactics?
(Please also include this on your character sheet as a Bot Me! spoiler. You can even have your dice rolls ready to go.)

At range: Scorching Ray or Magic Missile if particularly fire resistant.
Up Close: Burning Hands or unarmed/claw attacks if fire resistant.

5) Will you be able to post 1-2 times a weekday, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Vacations, etc.)? What time(s) of day are you usually online to post?

Yes, usually online between 7am - 9pm Eastern US Time, sometimes earlier or later too.

Bonus! Has this character played 1-47 The Darkest Vengeance?

Yes he has.

Dark Archive

Is there still room for 1

Character name: Xiaobo
PFS# 22306-7
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): human monk9 memory Inquisitor 1
Faction: Dark Archive
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1) What special rules, boons, or corner cases should I know about regarding your character?

He is a maneuver master focused on trip and disarm. He can allow allies to reroll knowledge saves and give a plus 4 bonus.
He as few other little items. He can also max his acrobatic skill with a 75ish so very few jumps he can't make

2) Why is your character in the Pathfinder society? A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, either in or out of character.

Xiaobo joined the society after growing up in cheliax and saw the horrid things they did. He vowed to strike down all oppressors and do so with using his mastery of the martial arts.

3) What are your strengths, interests, or skillsets outside of combat?

Outside of combat my character is stealthy and very acrobatic. I can have allies reroll knowledge checks

4) What are your go-to combat tactics?
(Please also include this on your character sheet as a Bot Me! spoiler. You can even have your dice rolls ready to go.)

Go to actions will be to trip and take as many AoOs as possible. 3 trips and 6 AoOs per round

5) Will you be able to post 1-2 times a weekday, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Vacations, etc.)? What time(s) of day are you usually online to post?

I can post multiple times per day and am in the central time zone.

Bonus! Has this character played 1-47 The Darkest Vengeance?

Not this character


Recruitment is still open. I will be selecting a team by the end of the week. I'm particularly looking for strong roleplaying opportunities to bring this scenario to life, and keeping an eye on the balance of the party.

Dark Archive

i forgot to mention. my monk detects as evil for all people who can detect evil. he has an evil ion stone floating above his head.


Looks like the forums are back to normal now. I'll post the final team tomorrow.

Silver Crusade

I'd like to throw my hat in, but as I'm about to record a podcast, I do not have the time at this moment to fill in all the details asked for.

Player's forum handle: DM Beckett
Character name: Garinol
PFS# 5,274-7
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Inquisitor 8 (of the healing light)
Faction: Silver Crusade
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1) I tend to have Scent up and running. This character has a lot of smaller on and off abilities or spells, so it is a bit hard to go into all the various corner cases or special abilities, but nothing in particular really jumps out at me too much other than I utilize Dex and Wis for more things than normal.

2) Garinoll joined the Pathfinder Society as a method to spread his faith and do good in the world. He doesn't put much stock in what the Ten or the Grand Lodge claims, but still believes that there is much good in the world he can take part in spreading, even if in little ways, and enjoys the sense of fraternity throughout missions. He started off doing small tasks and meeting many of the movers and shakers of the Society, but has since come a long way, undertaking tasks from Ustalav to Bloodcove, the Worldwound to Tian, and beyond. He is most proud of his accomplishments in saving "his angels", once from a fiendish death beneath a forgotten dark hill, stumbled upon by an afflicted man through his dreams, and the other, a discarded and abandon woman given the visage of a monster, but who has risen above her call to monstrosity with a helping had to take the harder path. And, when the time is right, Gamin the Reforged shall once more walk the land.

3) Stealth, surviving, backup healing/divine. Seeing through or sensing BS! Garinol is wise and kind, but not a fool.

4) I try to redeem those that have fallen and protect others when able. I try to enter combat as the absolute last resort.

5) For the most part yes. I am in the military, and may occasionally have some difficulty doing so, or may work very late hours at times unexpectedly, but make an effort.

Bonus! Yes, this character has, though I do not honestly recall much. I'll need to look over it again.

Grand Lodge

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GM OfAnything wrote:
Already confirmed are a lvl 11 sorcerer, cleric, and a large cat. Game to begin around April 7.

"Actually, ve are level 10. But ve understand that you are so dazzled by us you make this mistake... Math is not vhat ve excel in, either!"

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Application Form
Player's forum handle: Hmm
Character name: Zahra Senay
PFS# 149000-1
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Human Sylvan Sorceress Level 10
Faction: Grand Lodge

"Ve like to travel everyvhere!"
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1)What special rules, boons, or corner cases should I know about regarding your character?

Zahra has a huge investment in Pumpkin. He's one of the best trained tigers in Pathfinder Society. He has an IQ of four, many tricks, and is a trained entertainer. He will also happily grapple and live capture many baddies. He's such a good boy!

As for boons, vell, there may be a few people who owe us favors...:

You Rescued the Minotaur Prince: You gain a permanent +1 circumstance bonus to any Intelligence or Charisma-based checks made while in Absalom. (Delirium’s Tangle)

If Zazmir Is Coerced into Joining the Pathfinder Society: When in Absalom or any other major city (above 5000 residents) in Andoran, Cheliax, Jalmeray, Osiion, Qadira or Taldor, you can present this coin to any citizen of Jalmeray (it takes 1d4 hours to locate one) and receive a +4 circumstance bonus on any one Appraise, Diplomacy, or Knowledge (any) skill check. You may use this only once per scenario. (Assault on the Kingdom of Impossible)

House Thrune’s Favor: You have a rare token with the insignia of the House of Thrune. This grants you a +3 circumstance bonus on Diplomacy checks to influence high-standing members of House Thrune. This bonus remains in effect as long as the token remains on your person, and the token imparts its bonus only to you. (The Disappeared)

Hero of the Five Kings: When dealing with dwarves from the Five Kings Mountains, you gain a +2 on all Charisma-based checks. (Beggar’s Pearl)

Gift of the Ghaele: You may use one of the following as a spell-like ability once, using your character level as your caster level: aid, detect thoughts, lesser restoration, see invisibility. Cross it off when used. (Night Watch of Kalkameides)

Enlightened Ambassador: As a move action, you can enter a meditative trance that makes your senses more acute, your reflexes faster, and your mind more focused. The trance lasts for 1 hour, and you can end it (no action) at any point to gain one of the following benefits: gain a +4 insight bonus on a saving throw against a mind-affecting effect, increase your speed by 10 feet for 1 round, or ignore concealment when making attacks for 1 round. When your trance ends, cross this boon off your chronicle sheet. (Test of Tar Kuata)

Debt of Cyphers: When in Riddleport, you gain a +2 bonus on Knowledge (arcana) and Linguistics checks when you consult Gurukaza before making the check. In addition, the order’s connection to some of Riddleport’s more powerful criminal elements also provides you a +2 in the city to gather information. (Cyphermage Dilemma)

Riddleport Respect: You gain a +2 bonus on Intimidate checks made in Riddleport. (Cyphermage Dilemma)

Hero of the Day: You gain a +2 bonus to Knowledge Arcana checks to identify constructs. Once per scenario, you may ignore a construct’s hardness and DR for one attack. You must declare that you are using this ability before you roll the attack roll.

Recovered Treasures: Amulet of Armored Fists

Pathfinder’s Excellence (Magic): Before casting a spell or using a spell-like ability, you can check one of the boxes preceding this boon an order to roll twice for overcoming spell resistance and on caster level or concentration checks made to cast a spell in an impeded area (such as a fire spell underwater or a plane with an impeded magic trait. Any members of the Aspis Consortium or foes directly in the Consortium’s employ suffer a -2 penalty on any saving throw against the spell. (Siege of Serpents, 2 boxes)

Pathfinder’s Excellence (Resilience): As a swift action, you can check one of the boxes preceding this boon to gain a number of temporary hitpoints equal to 1d8 plus twice your caster level. These temporary hit points last for 10 minutes and do not stack with any other temporary hit points. So long as you have at least 1 of these temporary hit points remaining, you also have DR2/-- against members of the Aspis Consortium and anyone in their direct employ. Alternatively as a standard action you can check a box in order to heal 1d2 points of ability damage to one ability score. Once you check the last box, cross this boon off the chronicle sheet. (Siege of Serpents, 2 boxes)

Acquainted with Aslynn: The entity known as Aslynn knows who you are and what you did in Thurl’s Laboratory. Whether this is to your advantage or detriment is as yet unknown. (Traitor’s Lodge)

Thurl’s Bane: As a free action, you can choose one outsider within line of sight that has the extraplanar subtype but no alignment subtype. You gain two of the following five bonuses against that creature for 1 minute: a +1 bonus on attack rolls against the creature, a bonus on damage rolls against that creature equal to one third your character level (round down) a +1 dodge bonus to AC against that creature’s attacks, a +1 bonus on saving throws against that creatures spells and abilities, or a +2 on caster level checks to overcome that creature’s spell resistance. If you have a familiar, animal companion, eidolon, or similar ally you acquired acquired from a class feature, you may instead grant that ally these bonuses using your character level. When you use this boon, cross off your character sheet. (Traitor’s Lodge)

In addition to these, Zahra has a permanent +2 to day job rolls in Pathfinder Society due a boon.

Handle Animal Day Job: 1d20 + 23 + 2 ⇒ (12) + 23 + 2 = 37

"Ve are not murder hoboes! Ve buy farm. Ve are murder residents!"

When not adventuring, Omar and Zahra run a little tiger farm in Katapesh. It is rather lucrative, actually.

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2) Why is your character in the Pathfinder society? A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, either in or out of character.

"Ve are from Katapesh! Ve are very friendly!"

Zahra is indeed friendly. She is excitable, gregarious and given to wild fits of gesticulation. Her short attention span is notorious, as is the way she dotes on her tiger, Pumpkin.

Zahra is in Pathfinder Society because she chose love over an arranged marriage by running off with a handsome and gentle Cleric of Shelyn, her spouse Omar. She knew that Omar was worthwhile because he took the time to be kind to her tiger, Pumpkin. Despite one death for Omar (he got better), Pathfinder Society has been very good to Omar and Zahra. They have travelled all over the world, met lots of interesting people, and been part of some great teams.

She is a keleshite princess, so is just slightly entitled and spoiled. But most people forgive her because she's so good natured.

Zahra is far more interested in 'Explore' and 'Cooperate' then 'Report!' (She leaves the paperwork to Omar...)

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3) What are your strengths, interests, or skillsets outside of combat?

"Skills? Vhat are these skills you speak of?"

Actually, Zahra is pretty good at social skills. She makes a halfway decent face, and is used to charming most of the people she meets. Her signature skill is Handle Animal, which does not come up much sadly. But when it comes up, she OWNS it.

She's also really good at UMD. "All vands like me. Ve are from Katapesh! Ve are very friendly."

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4) What are your go-to combat tactics?

I can haste and fly fighters, lay down buff spells, and do lots of battlefield control. Zahra is a specialist in Conjuration.

Pumpkin grapples and fights.

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5) Will you be able to post 1-2 times a weekday, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Vacations, etc.)? What time(s) of day are you usually online to post?

A better question is when are you not online to post? Zahra's player needs a life! Wednesdays are notoriously bad for me. Don't expect much from me on Wednesdays.

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Bonus! Has this character played 1-47 The Darkest Vengeance?

Nope.

Liberty's Edge

Player's forum handle Granta
Character name Baudrian Skyborne
PFS# 143586-1
Race/Class(es)/Level(s) Aasimar Cleric 9
Faction Liberty's Edge
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1) What special rules, boons, or corner cases should I know about regarding your character? Core cleric. All boons listed on profile.
2) Why is your character in the Pathfinder society? A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, either in or out of character. Baudrian loves adventure. And women love dangerous men.
3) What are your strengths, interests, or skillsets outside of combat? He's very good at reading a room and convincing people to do what he wants.
4) What are your go-to combat tactics? He's a support cleric, but one who gets right up to the front line.
5) Will you be able to post 1-2 times a weekday, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Vacations, etc.)? What time(s) of day are you usually online to post? Yes. I check the boards frequently.
Bonus! Has this character played 1-47 The Darkest Vengeance? No.


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Thanks to everyone for their interest, and congratulations the following six applicants:

Faeranduil ( Megabeus )
Omar Senay ( BretI )
Vrald Sehir ( Aerondor )
Lurgh ( Michael Hallet )
Garinol ( DM Beckett )
Zahra Senay ( Hmm )

Silver Crusade

Thank you sir/ma'am.


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