HELL'S REBELS ala Fabian

Game Master Fabian Benavente

Telling the interactive story of a group of rebels and their exploits in the city of Kintargo...


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Female Human Inquisitor(Infiltrator)/10

Action 1:

Noravia ticked off the things they needed to do on her fingers. "So we'll need to plant something, maybe something we took from the Record's Hall or one of the Raven statues, in the Aulorian home. We need to have rumors spread that the Count was paying to have the Poison Pen's poems distributed. And we need to plant some Raven paraphernalia in one of the warehouses that belongs to the Aulorians. We'll need to involve some of our teams because that is a lot to do in a small amount of time."

She looked at Marquel, "I assume that you want to get your new poem out as soon as possible?"

Action 2:

Even though Noravia had given a few choices for Lord Mayor, she did agree that Jilia was the most logical choice. "Maybe we should ask both Jilia and Vandomir to see if they are even willing to be Lord Mayor? Let's talk to Jilia first and find out how she's recovering and if she flat-out refuses, we can approach Vandomir and see if he's interested. Last time we broached that subject with him, he wasn't exactly keen on the idea."


Stats

"We need to get the Song of Silver, ASAP. I'm going to try to see if I can get Jackdaw to help. I think if we can get a small band together to play the tune, it might help her. Let's save the extreme methods for later."


male

anyone else?

I plan on moving this along later today...


init+2, perc+17, F+11, R+10, W+6, bluff+6, stealth +19, SM +5

I'm a little bit at a loss about what to do/suggest. Maybe because I joined the game after several years of play, I don't really get the intricacies of what's happening here. And Jillian is really more of a stab first, and don't ask questions later kind of gal. So I'm still here, but really don't have much to add until there's something concrete that needs to be done.


female human lust wizard 8, enchanting courtesan 3 | Hp 67/67 | AC 17, TAC 13, FF 11 (15) | CMB +3; CMD 17 | F +8, Ref 7, Will +11 | Peception +1 | dazing touch (8/8), aura of despair (8/8rnds)

Action 1
Nothing

Action 2
Considering the debate between Jillia and Vandomir Tillia decided, "Jillia first, if she is willing then we appoint her interim and hold an election when her term would have been up." She looked at her companions for thoughts and said, "This way it would be like there was never an interruption and the way things should be will continue."


male

Turn 513 – The Challenge

Read the OOC.

Questions, comments, and/or suggestions?

Game on!


Stats

Action 2
"SO." Caleb said, loudly, before he continued on in a more normal volume. "What do we know about dragins like this. Are they like the undead and constructs, where Tillia and my magics don't work? Because if not, I have an idea." he smiled evilly "We do the whole senility thing, while it's angry, attacking it dressed like people we hate; Asmodeans, maybe? We make it senile, it goes on attacking, we run full tilt towards the temple, then vanish. It keeps going, sees 'us' and blows down the temple."


Male Human Monk (unchained) 10
Caleb Cage wrote:
"What do we know about dragins like this. Are they like the undead and constructs, where Tillia and my magics don't work? Because if not, I have an idea." he smiled evilly "We do the whole senility thing, while it's angry, attacking it dressed like people we hate; Asmodeans, maybe? We make it senile, it goes on attacking, we run full tilt towards the temple, then vanish. It keeps going, sees 'us' and blows down the temple."

"I only know of dragons from legends, and who knows how much of those stories is true," Eirik said, not looking best pleased as the rumours of a dragon ally of the Thrunes did prove all too accurate. He did not look forward to trading blows with a creature like that. "We have little choise but to meet it, no matter how big an advantage it will have. I have no doubt it will make good on its threat if we won't."

Yeah... a dragon can use some spells, and I'd hate to think what, say, an invisible dragon flying over us on a street and breathing on us before we had even a possibility to spot it would do to us ;^) Ref save or die. Then land to eat the survivors.

Anyway... elemental resistance spells, anyone? And why did it have to be a blue of all things... that's Eirik's amulet damage bonus neathly negated.

It would be hilarious for the dragon to fail its Feeblemind save on round 1, though ;^)


Female Human Inquisitor(Infiltrator)/10

Action 1:

Excitement coursed through Noravia as Jackdaw explained how the Song of Silver worked. "That's amazing. Then we need to do this and we should do it now. Caleb can sing the song and provide some much needed protection for Kintargo."

Action 2:

Noravia sat quietly as Forvian's news sank in. Her mind was racing, mostly with negative thoughts. How in the world were they supposed to fight a dragon and survive? They weren't strong enough or smart enough or powerful enough to go up against such a creature. It was looking more and more like Noravia was going to be following in Rowan's footsteps and becoming a martyr for the rebellion.

She quietly added her voice to Eirik's, "It's not that we have little choice, we have no choice. If we don't go there will only be death for the citizens of Kintargo."

Then she posed a question to the room, "Does anyone know anything about dragons that isn't from legends and stories?"

I'm assuming k.arcana is the skill to know about dragons? Or would you allow Noravia to use her k.religion skill? As a schooled inquisitor, this trait allows her to know about her foes.


init+2, perc+17, F+11, R+10, W+6, bluff+6, stealth +19, SM +5

Jillian nearly laughed out loud at the look on Caleb's face as Noravia suggested he sing the spell. She'd been around him long enough to know that he did have an amazing voice, but he seemed loathe to use it in public. "Maybe you could duet with Shensen? Wouldn't that give the spell more power?"

Action 2

The dragon reared back, shooting electricity from its mouth and nostrils. The Ravens cowered in fear, their clothes scorched and smoking. Jillian, disguised as a bank of fog, hovered on a nearby rooftop. As the dragon lunged forward, the slayer leapt from the rooftop, taking human form once again as she did so. Landing on the beast's head, she rooted her feet as she might have done on a ship at sea, and took her sword in both hands. With great balance and strength, she drove it down through the skull, between the hardened scales and solid bone, and straight into the brain beneath. The dragon stiffened and fell, dead before it understood what had happened. Easily balanced on the falling dragon's head, silver blood pooling around her boots, Jillian waited until the head crashed onto the cobbles below before leaping down, to the cries of amazement and adulation. Humble, she took a small bow, acknowledging their admiration.

Jillian daydreams like this all the time

The clanging of a metal stein hitting the floor startled Jillian out of her reverie. The others were staring. Her cheeks coloured as she picked up the now-empty cup. "Uh, sorry. Yeah, dragons are bad. We should kill it."

I think Jillian should still have the tattoo, because only the bearer can activate it, and she can't do that. When she got greater invisibility in combat last time, I think Caleb just cast it on her again. Can we RP some way to reduce the UMD cost for this? Specific training for this particular spell? Daily repetition? I WANTS THIS SPELL!!!!


Male Human Monk (unchained) 10
Noravia Jeggare wrote:
I'm assuming k.arcana is the skill to know about dragons? Or would you allow Noravia to use her k.religion skill? As a schooled inquisitor, this trait allows her to know about her foes.

Definitely time for knowledge rolls... I realized I haven't fought a Pathfinder dragon before so no clue how it's different from a 3.5 one. We do have a little time to prepare... lots and lots of electricity resistance stuff would be good. Also, flight spells for the melee in case it stops playing nice after we get a few good strikes in and decides to breath on us from the air, or rip off some small buildings to drop on us from great heights.


male
Jillian Falto wrote:
I think Jillian should still have the tattoo, because only the bearer can activate it, and she can't do that. When she got greater invisibility in combat last time, I think Caleb just cast it on her again. Can we RP some way to reduce the UMD cost for this? Specific training for this particular spell? Daily repetition? I WANTS THIS SPELL!!!!

Caleb can cast it for you.

I also allowed you to rearrange your skill points. You're level 10 so you could have a +10 on UMD.

I'm sure there's also a feat that would give you another +3 on it.


female human lust wizard 8, enchanting courtesan 3 | Hp 67/67 | AC 17, TAC 13, FF 11 (15) | CMB +3; CMD 17 | F +8, Ref 7, Will +11 | Peception +1 | dazing touch (8/8), aura of despair (8/8rnds)

Action 1
Nothing just now.

Action 2
Tillia listened with concern as the dragon's demand was reported. This is bad, very bad. Dragons are not to be trifled with."
Knowledge (arcana): 1d20 + 18 ⇒ (6) + 18 = 24
"Dragon's are very resilient, have a multitude of special and natural attacks, and are often able to use spells like a sorcerer as they get older." She arched one eyebrow in question, "Do we know the name of this dragon? It might help us to better learn how to kill him if we can identify him."
Knowledge (History) for dragons that have been involved with Kintargo in the past?: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (2) + 9 = 11
Though she tried to remember any dragons that might have cropped up in the history of Kintargo it wasn't her forte and she drew a blank.


female human sorceress 10 | HP 64/64, thp 8, nl 0 | AC 19, T 13, F 17 | CMB +6, CMD 18 | F +6, R +7, W +8 | Init +2 | Per +12 |
Spells:
1st 7/8, 2nd 5/7, 3rd 4/7, 4th 4/6, 5th 4/4
minor meta rod of intensify 3/3; minor metamagic rod of persistent spell 3/3

One Week Ago:
Rizolla hadn't been sleeping well of late, not since the attacks had started. It didn't help that she found herself waking in strange place with no knowledge of how she got there. It became more and more frequent as the attacks continued until one night she found herself in an ally, bits of guards everywhere, charred with burns that indicated she had used her electrical magic on them. It was the night that everything changed. For the longest time she called herself a tiefling, she was raised by them, lived with them, and her magical lineage let her pass for them, she always knew it wasn't the truth but she now found out just how wrong she was.

Looking up at the roof line she saw a great outline of a beast far larger than she, and winged, and rumbling with laughter. "How does it feel my daughter? How does destroying those who wrong you feel? They dared to try and arrest you for walking the streets while fulfilling my commands. You are as far above them as I am above you daughter, and you will earn to revel in your superiority to them."

Rizolla looked up in fear at the shape, the horror running through her and lending her uncommon courage, she cast a pair of spells and sent twin strikes of lightning at the creature above her. The splashed harmlessly off of the scales of the great beast, the dragon, above her and a flash of anger flashed through the monster's eyes.

"You would dare raise your magic against your mother!?" the great creature cried, "This is how you strike with lightning!" There was a great inhale and rumbling and then from the belly of the dragon came a crackling that shot down her throat and out of her mouth in a massive blast of energy that hit Rizolla dead center when she couldn't dodge it.

Rizolla let out a scream of agony as the lightning coursed through her body and left her in a huddled heap. She would likely have died if the dragon hadn't obviously pulled the strike so as not to kill her.

The dragon began to shrink then and came down to the ground and knelt, in a human form, beside the sorceress. Reaching out she lay a hand on Rizolla's head and said, "Good, you live child." She rolled the sorceress over and pulled her head into her lap as she pulled a wand out and applied it causing the wounds to start to heal. She sat there stroking Rizolla's hair and said gently, "There there daughter, it's over now. You must behave or you will wake the dragon, and as you've seen you won't like it when you wake the dragon." She smiled viciously, "You are mine child, never raise your hand against your mother again." Her expression became somewhat more kind then as she said, "But if you behave, and follow my directions, you will be well rewarded. Join me and we will rule this city, you will be second in power only to me."

Rizolla whimpered at the touch of this being that claimed to be her mother and lay there as she was tended to by the same being that had hurt her. "Mother, I will..."

Action 2
As the discussion of the dragon's demand went among the leaders of the Ravens another figure had entered, unseen, and said, "It's worse than you think. I know who this dragon is, it's Rivozair and she's plagued this city before." Her voice was shaky and her clothing charged, "It also turns out she is my Mother." The fact that Rizolla was there was kind of a shock as she had been missing for a few days. This wasn't unusual but it had been longer than usual and Hetamon had asked about her recently to see if anyone had seen her but shrugged it off when they hadn't. "She came to visit me a week ago and it's taken me this long to get away from her safely. She didn't say as much but I think she has allied herself with Brassy but I believe she fully intends to betray him at some point and take this city for herself." She staggered to a chair and sat in it heavily, "We have to stop her and we have to do it now."


Stats

were people okay with the "Feeblemind and send it against THRUNE idea? Anyone know anything that'll bump our spells DC?

"Look, I'm a street singer. I feel like if we're putting on a performance that'll mean the difference between life and death we should have... someone better! That's all." Caleb interjects. "I like the idea of doing it before we fight the dragon, if we can. If we can send it against the temple, it'll do better if they can't just teleport to safety."


init+2, perc+17, F+11, R+10, W+6, bluff+6, stealth +19, SM +5

Jillian stared at Rizolla as she told her tale. She hadn't seen the woman since helping rescue her from the tunnels - she hadn't even been sure she'd been healed. "Your mom is a DRAGON?!" she sputtered. "Like, actual mom, or are you talking abandoned and raised by a dragon? No, that's not less crazy. Seriously, a dragon!" She turned to the others, "Don't tell me I'm the only one freaked out by this?"

Coming to terms with the information, Jillian said, "Well, anyway, that's great, you must know everything about her. Blue means electricity, right? Anything else you can tell us? Weaknesses we can exploit?"

***

Turning to Caleb, she asked, "Could that actually work? I thought dragons were crazy strong and powerful. Do you think you could really cast that spell on it? It would be amazing if you could!"

So, some resist energy spells/potions...what else should we load up on?


Female Human Inquisitor(Infiltrator)/10

@Caleb: I'm good with your plan. But I think we'd have to be extremely lucky to have it be effective on a dragon. We'll definitely need to find a way to up Caleb's ability to overcome spell resistance

Action 2:

Noravia was a little surprised to see Rizolla and was even more floored by her revelation.

Jillian wrote:
Like, actual mom, or are you talking abandoned and raised by a dragon? No, that's not less crazy. Seriously, a dragon!" She turned to the others, "Don't tell me I'm the only one freaked out by this?"

The inquisitor shook her head slowly. "Not the only one, no."

Noravia moved over to the sorceress who looked a little worse for wear. "Are you hurt?" She handed Rizolla a glass of water since the woman looked a little dehydrated, "But it does explain a lot with regards to your abilities, Rizolla."

Jillian wrote:
...Weaknesses we can exploit?"

Noravia added gently, "Jillian's right. You had said that we need to stop her now. So we need your help to figure out how to do that. Any information would be most helpful."


Female Human Inquisitor(Infiltrator)/10
Caleb Cage wrote:
"Look, I'm a street singer. I feel like if we're putting on a performance that'll mean the difference between life and death we should have... someone better! That's all."

Noravia put her hand on Caleb's arm, "Just because you're a street singer, it doesn't mean that you can't do this. And Jackdaw said that you just need to be on stage at the Opera House, not that there has to be an audience." She lowered her voice so that only Caleb could fully hear, "Isn't singing on that stage something you've always wanted to do?"

But there was no way that Noravia was going to pressure Caleb into doing something he didn't want to do so she added, "But if you'd rather we ask Shensen, we can do that. But I do agree with Jillian in that maybe the two of you performing the song may have a greater impact. We wouldn't know unless we try."


female human sorceress 10 | HP 64/64, thp 8, nl 0 | AC 19, T 13, F 17 | CMB +6, CMD 18 | F +6, R +7, W +8 | Init +2 | Per +12 |
Spells:
1st 7/8, 2nd 5/7, 3rd 4/7, 4th 4/6, 5th 4/4
minor meta rod of intensify 3/3; minor metamagic rod of persistent spell 3/3

Action 2 cont.
Rizolla accepted the water from Noravia and nodded as she said, "Yes Jillian, my birth mother is a dragon. I don't understand how, she didn't tell me, she was more interested in punishing me for attacking her when she cornered me in an ally and trying to get information about the Ravens and how best to hurt them." She looked worried as she blabbered, "I tried to resist her, but I don't know how much I said, I'm guessing I kept our bases secret but I don't know beyond that." She looked up, "I do know that she was immune to my electricity, it didn't even scratch her blue scales, and I was hurt so badly by her breath I couldn't tell you what kind it was."

Rizolla shuddered at the memories of what she had experienced and then said, "I'm not dying anymore, she took care of that, said she had uses for me." She looked up with fear in her eyes as she said, "Please, deal with her, quickly, she isn't lying when she says she'll raze this city."


male

Turn 514 – Daughter of the Dragon

Read the OOC.

Questions, comments, and/or suggestions?

Game on!


Stats

"Alright." Caleb starts "I need to keep my calm if I'm going to be useful. These things sound terrifying. I'm going to need something to make me unafraid. Has anyone got anything to hand?"


Male Human Monk (unchained) 10

Potions of Fly are 750 each... expensive, but I'd really want to have something to use in case the dragon decides to stay in the air and bomb us... can any of you cast the spell, and could we get a couple potions off the market?


Male Human Monk (unchained) 10
Caleb Cage wrote:
"Alright." Caleb starts "I need to keep my calm if I'm going to be useful. These things sound terrifying. I'm going to need something to make me unafraid. Has anyone got anything to hand?"

"Terrifying is right," Eirik murmured, as Rizolla's tales of her mother's (now that hadn't been something he saw coming!) powers had done nothing to ease his mind. "Let's talk tactics, for we do not have long to prepare. She has chosen the field of battle, and it is all open ground. Perfect for her, since even a dragon should have enough space to move around and if she decideds to take to the air, there is little on the bridge to ovver us protection. Somehow I doubt the market shacks will make a difference is she decides to breath on us, or drop something on us from great height."

"I'd want to at least a couple of us to have access to flight magics for the battle, just in case she does decided to engage us from afar, or we manage to inflict enough damage on her to force her to change tactics if she does decide to open up with a "fair" melee," the monk went on. "Without such a spell, I for one would be useless, as the bridge doesn't even allow me to try and climb up high enough to make a jump at her when she makes a pass. Spells to defend us from her electricity would also be vital. I wonder if some of us might hide behind a veil of invisibility to try and surprise her... but she might well know how many enemies to expect. Perhaps illusions would fool her for a moment, as I doubt she knows us by sight."


init+2, perc+17, F+11, R+10, W+6, bluff+6, stealth +19, SM +5

Wands are better value - only 225/charge for a third level spell. Can we procure one of those with 5 charges?

Quote:
"Alright." Caleb starts "I need to keep my calm if I'm going to be useful. These things sound terrifying. I'm going to need something to make me unafraid. Has anyone got anything to hand?"

Jillian gave Caleb a lecherous grin. "I'm sure that Noravia can think of something to help you relax. She probably has something "to hand", or maybe even closer than that." She elbowed the inquisitor conspiratorially, although doing that to somebody with plate armour turned out to be poor judgement.

**

"Ooh! Flying and invisibility, please!" Jillian raised her hand and jumped up and down, like an eager school girl. "What about weapons? Do we need like a special metal, or bashing or slashing, or anything specific?" She liked her tried and trusted combination of sword and shield, but would be willing to swap out one or more of her weapons if it would help take the dragon down."[/b]

Taking a look at UMD etc now, - not sure why I didn't max it out when you let me rearrange skills. Any chance of making it a class skill for her? Can I make further adjustments to my skills, or shall I wait for next level?


Female Human Inquisitor(Infiltrator)/10

I really want Caleb to respond to Jillian's comment so I'll leave that alone for now. Obviously Caleb's condition has never come up in front of Jillian...

Noravia's mind was racing and she tried to calm it by focusing on voicing some of her questions. "Rizolla, you said that this dragon plagued Kintargo before. Why did she leave and why did she come back? There has to be a reason she didn't raze the city the first time, right? Maybe we can do something similar to chase her off."

Noravia turned to Rexus, "You're our resident scholar. I've heard rumors that there are items that can help magic penetrate better and if stories are to be believed, possible weapon ammunition that are extra harmful to dragons. Is this true?"

There are dragon slaying arrows (not cheap) and there is also Dweomer's Essence that gives +5 to the roll to overcome SR. I thought I had also seen a spell at some point but I can't seem to find it at the moment.


Stats

Death Knell Aura is the best way of blowing past SR. Need a source of lives we're prepared to extinguish, though.
CC has Spell Penetration. I've held off on a Rod, but it'd make a lot of sense right now.
Do we know about We don't know about dragon blindsight, right? I think we'd be mad not to have electrical resistance, at least. A communal makes sense.
He does have Tenebrous Spell, but she wants to fight during the day, right? And no-one is okay with me making it dark? Tenebrous Spell made more sense back when he had a darkness spell to hand. If we level again I'll talk to Fabian about switching it out, unless everyone plans to get darkvision.
speaking of which, there's a good chance she'll have darkness.
Long term, and she's immune.

"We need to start a clamour for the Dottari to fight this thing. I doubt THRUNE will follow though, but we can make him look weak. 'If the mayor is really in power, why is he scared to fight the dragon?' notes everywhere. We haven't got long, but we can capitalise on it." Caleb suggested.


female human sorceress 10 | HP 64/64, thp 8, nl 0 | AC 19, T 13, F 17 | CMB +6, CMD 18 | F +6, R +7, W +8 | Init +2 | Per +12 |
Spells:
1st 7/8, 2nd 5/7, 3rd 4/7, 4th 4/6, 5th 4/4
minor meta rod of intensify 3/3; minor metamagic rod of persistent spell 3/3
Noravia wrote:
Noravia's mind was racing and she tried to calm it by focusing on voicing some of her questions. "Rizolla, you said that this dragon plagued Kintargo before. Why did she leave and why did she come back? There has to be a reason she didn't raze the city the first time, right? Maybe we can do something similar to chase her off."

Rizolla shook her head and said, "I don't know, I think maybe the original Silver Ravens had something to do with it? She didn't really say, only ranted about what she was going to do to the place, sorry I can't be more help."


female human lust wizard 8, enchanting courtesan 3 | Hp 67/67 | AC 17, TAC 13, FF 11 (15) | CMB +3; CMD 17 | F +8, Ref 7, Will +11 | Peception +1 | dazing touch (8/8), aura of despair (8/8rnds)

Tillia considered the problems this fight involved, they were unique and very problematic, but there had to be a way to win this. "What we need is a way to change the battlefield. If we can lure her into an area where there are buildings I can try to web her in place, that would help a great deal. If I can do that then I can create a foul smelling cloud that could make her ill, I can try that even if she isn't webbed down. I can try to make her despair for her chances as well. Likely the best chance we have is if I can blind her with the sparkling dust which would keep her from becoming invisible as well if she has the means." A thought seemed to hit her then and the mage clammed up as she began to think of something.

Running out of time to post, I'll try to get more up tonight after work.


Stats

"Well, I can probably mess with her mind from a few hundred feet. I could hide just off the bridge. If she realises what is happening I can pretty much guarantee she'll go me." Caleb thought for a second "You could help out, and when she comes for us you could web her up. If it goes too bad I can jump us out."


male

sorry again; I do feel bad, but I had a long after dinner discussion with the girls and now it's just too late because I have to be out of the office and driving a lot tomorrow.

I hope I'm tiring you with excuses but they are true.

Here's hoping I can recap both Eberron and this game tomorrow.

Game on!


Fabian! Stop apologizing! Your family and life come first, especially with what you've gone through. Do what you can, when you can, and we're all just happy to play.


Stats

Agreed!


Ditto!


Male Human Monk (unchained) 10

Yup!


Stats

@Tillia: okay with hitting her with spells from a distance, in the hopes she goes us?


male
Angie H wrote:
Fabian! Stop apologizing! Your family and life come first, especially with what you've gone through. Do what you can, when you can, and we're all just happy to play.

I'm sorry about apologizing. :)

Seriously though, I still feel that I should keep you informed if I won't be able to post.

Momentum is a fickle thing in these games and I don't want to lose it, even though I realize that we are not keeping the same posting frequency as we had at one time.

That being said, we are all still here and enjoying the game (at a slightly slower pace).

So I'm doing what I can, not getting worked up about it when I can't, and enjoying myself along the way.

Thanks for the support.

Game on!

Recapping now...


male
Jillian Falto wrote:

Wands are better value - only 225/charge for a third level spell. Can we procure one of those with 5 charges?

Taking a look at UMD etc now, - not sure why I didn't max it out when you let me rearrange skills. Any chance of making it a class skill for her? Can I make further adjustments to my skills, or shall I wait for next level?

No 'less than full' wands.

You may rearrange your skill points now.

There's a skill focus feat (next level) that would give you an extra +3.


male

Turn 515 – How to Kill a Dragon

Read the OOC.

Questions, comments, and/or suggestions?

Game on!


Stats

Action 1
Caleb looked blank for a moment, then caught the joke - though it seemed to fall flat for some reason. "Oh - yeah." He looked at Noravia "But seriously, I was thinking magic or something. Maybe we should try for the Song of Silver tomorrow morning? We should find out from Jackdaw how tiring it is."

Action 2
"It's a good point." Caleb allowed "Worst case we can probably get Hob or someone to cast Fly a few times... it'll mean we need to be right quick, though. How long does that spell last?"

Action 3
can we get access to the map ahead of time?
Caleb pointed at the scrawls he'd made on the wall. "So, Tillia and I hide in the buildings nearby. We need the rest of you to look enough like Asmodeans that if we can wipe her mind she'll go the rest of them. We need to make sure that if this turns out to be a really, really big trap there's a couple of ways for you lot to run off. And we absolutely MUST have protection from electricalution running."


Male Human Monk (unchained) 10

Shopping list... if second-hand wands are out, then I suggest at least: 3 potions of Flying (750g each). That would cover Eirik, Jillian and Noravia in case the dragon wants to do flyby attacks. Scrolls would be only 375g but will require someone to stop and cast them on the melee... which might be tough during the battle

Then electricity resistance... either Resitst of Protection from versions are available. Resist would protect from a bit of damage each round (good against constant small damage sources) while Protection would save from one breath attack and likely go away after that. They overlap, with Protection doing all the work until it's exhausted. Both are available in both potion and scroll format, with scrolls being cheaper (300g and 750g vs. 150g and 375g), but using scrolls means we can't all apply them on ourselves when we need them.

The anti-element stuff does last a while so we could pre-buff and save the flight potions to use when needed. Of course, the dragon might simply detect we come into battle buffed and spend an hour or so circling above for the spells to run out... but if that were the case, Fabian might just as well tell us we cannot get any new items for the challenge for reasons - same effect, less wasting time, as we have sooooo much stuff in party pool losing some for the potions and stuff doesn't matter.

So. Fabian, could you roll for availability? 3 potions and/or scrolls of Flight (any combination), 6 potions and/or scrolls of Resist Electricity and Protection from Electricity, each (again, mixing and matching potions and scrolls would be fine). Might be we need to figure out who gets what since we don't have time to place orders and need to get what's on the shelf.


Male Human Monk (unchained) 10

Of course, Noravia can likely prepare some of the prepare spells herself, and can cast them at much higher power than scrolls and potions, which are almost always at the minimum possible caster level.


Male Human Monk (unchained) 10
Caleb Cage wrote:

can we get access to the map ahead of time?

Caleb pointed at the scrawls he'd made on the wall. "So, Tillia and I hide in the buildings nearby. We need the rest of you to look enough like Asmodeans that if we can wipe her mind she'll go the rest of them. We need to make sure that if this turns out to be a really, really big trap there's a couple of ways for you lot to run off. And we absolutely MUST have protection from electricalution running."

"It would be wonderful if a single spell from you could resolve the situation, but it's best to plan for the eventuality of her resisting it," Eirik said. "The bridge is quite long so if she decides to land in the middle of it she might be quite difficult to lure to where Tillia could stick her to a building. And if she sees us running away, she might breath on us rather than give pursuit. Even if we can get some magical protection, I doubt it could hold for long under what a true dagon can do."

"As for escape plan... I will be fine - I can always jump into the river and walk along the bottom for a few hours until pursuers lose interest," Eirik added, shrugging his shoulders. "But if we run, the people of the city will suffer for it. If we are ready to accept that, we should just ingore the challenge and plan for a way to ambush the dragon while she's busy hunting people on the streets and setting buildings aflame. Not that the reputation of the Ravens could easily survive that, even if we were to later bring her down."

About party pool... we do have a couple Shield of Faith potions in there... might as well get them and use them during this time - who knows how long they have been gathering dust already. +2 Deflection bonus for 1 minute is nice, even though some of us already have Rings of Protection (like Eirik's +1 one).


init+2, perc+17, F+11, R+10, W+6, bluff+6, stealth +19, SM +5

"I like the flying and invisibility. But what about if it makes darkness, or it goes invisible? Can we get a potion so I can see it no matter what it does?"

I like Eirik's plan. Can we get a see invisibility potion? If it casts darkness, can somebody cast light to counter it?

So, the three of us on the bridge, meeting it head on, with Caleb and Tillia casting from off the bridge? Can we bring in Hob or Elsbeth or Rizolla for spell support?


Male Human Monk (unchained) 10

The dragon might know there should be 5ive of us, and bolstering our numbers with the NPCs who are quite powerful themselves seems like cheating to me. Perhaps illusions would fool the dragon, at least until it gets close.


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Yeah, when I said NPCs, I meant non-player controlled NPCs (Octavio, Laria, Forvian, etc.).

We need to keep the others (the saboteurs) in case we need to fill in the ranks after this fight. Just sayin'. :)

There are 3 of each in potion form: fly, protection from energy, and energy resistance.

I won't wait until your buffs run out. That would be mean.

But the dragon is expecting the five Ravens...

Questions?

Game on!


Male Human Monk (unchained) 10

Ok... so one flight pot to each melee (Eirik, Noravia, Jillian). Prot ele pots to those with least HP. Res ele pots to the other two and one lucky fellow (preferably a melee) gets both. And perhaps Noravia can prepare one or two of those to allow everyone to get both buffs?


Female Human Inquisitor(Infiltrator)/10

Noravia can't 'prepare' spells other than the ones she already knows. But Elsbeth can if Fabian would allow her to cast some buffs on the group before they meet the dragon...would that be ok?

I'll get a post up tonight.


Stats

Could just use an illusion for the 2 extra people. Normally I'd suggest we bring in different characters, but I feel like meta means we need only 5 PCs


Female Human Inquisitor(Infiltrator)/10

Also, do spells and other magics to overcome spell resistance stack? One of Noravia's judgments helps pierce spell resistance and due to one of her 4th level spells, she can share that with other spell casters. If we also had use of Dweomer's Essence, would they stack?


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Noravia Jeggare wrote:
Noravia can't 'prepare' spells other than the ones she already knows. But Elsbeth can if Fabian would allow her to cast some buffs on the group before they meet the dragon...would that be ok?

No, let's not get carried away with all the buffs. When are we switching to 5e? :)

Only buffs provided by the 'active PCs'.

I intend to recap later but probably will not get you to the fight just yet.

Anyone else comment of Caleb's suggestion of the Song of Silver? Remember that it works for one week and then has a 'cooldown' of one month.

Questions?

Game on!

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