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Heathy's Isle of Dread Thread

Game Master Heathansson


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I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

naah; that's cool.

"humm. Were they involved in the battle in the Devil House of Mount Senzobashi, back maybe 39 years hence? I think I'd heard of two miem, a wizard, and a warrior woman who went into that place.
Along with the Shogun's great uncle, Tashi Kezui?"


The Celestial Dragon
Elgan Dreadwood wrote:
Wow. I know I'm busy, (and a little slow on good days) But 54 new posts? Reeeeeeely?

Glad it's not just me! This campaign is prolific.

Heathy:
Satari thanks the bearer of his tea as gravely and formally as if she were a high priestess. He does not eat, but seems sustained by the hot fragrant steam rising from the fine china.

Time passes like a light breeze.

And then, "Ah, old friend old friend! Come! Sit!" A huge smile creases Satari's face from ear to ear, disappearing behind his neatly braided white beard only to reappear on the other side, just as full of delight. "The world is a terrible place, and the youth of today are fools who do not listen to wise old men. And we must talk, you and I."

"It is good to see you."


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

I know, right?

It ebbs sometimes too...


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!
Satari-san wrote:
Elgan Dreadwood wrote:
Wow. I know I'm busy, (and a little slow on good days) But 54 new posts? Reeeeeeely?

Glad it's not just me! This campaign is prolific.

** spoiler omitted **

Satari San:

Spoiler:
"Aaaah....yes. The world is a horse headed for oblivion, ridden by the generation of my great grandchildren, all useless nitwits, over the side of the cliff of common sense in a drunken haze.

My friend, it has been long. Time has treated you well though."

Pleasantries are exchanged for a fleeting time.

"NOw, the problem. The woods, the vast woods to the south of here and west. What do you know of them?
The problem......strange occurrences...have been happening.
One man on the outskirts of this town caught a singing fish that would not die; mosquitoes the size of shiprats have become common.
Watermelon, growing off of pinetrees; something is amiss.

I have consulted the priests of the local Temple of the Natural Ways; they too sense it. Tell me; what do you know of the First World, my friend? It seems.....to call to the priests in dreams of late. They say that its energy is infusing the Dragon (Lay Lines) Lines overly much. I feel concern. They chant their sutras, but now is the time for action, not contemplation! We of the open hand are MEN OF ACTION!

And yet,....I am broken. I am infirm. Two more seasons and I will go to the next world. So I called you, my friend; your youth is still in evidence. I never knew I was that much older than you....


Male Human Rogue 14

"Oh, a leak ... by the way, do you have an outhouse or something?"


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

I never saw an outhouse in any Japanese movies.....huh...

Omma nods;
"Mei....show him where it is."

One of the granddaughters stands up, smiles, blushes; the others giggle.

She says,
"follow me, Sir!"

and leads you out into the garden. It is a nicely appointed rectangularish shed, decorated with flowering vines; you enter and it is scented with heated oil potpourri.

It's rather nice, as outhouses go.

how's that for impromptu architecture?


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heh heh....found one on youtube....


Male Human Rogue 14

Beldan is politely flirty with the girl, but doesn’t try anything since he doesn’t want to annoy his hosts and he really does need to pee after that sake.

... and he can’t figure out why Omma, with all her disapproval and glares, would send this girl outside alone with him. Is there something wrong with her? Is she a simpleton? A boy? Frigid? A highly trained assassin? Wearing a chastity belt?

Beldan is curious but not that curious, so he just goes to pee.


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!
Beldan Vale wrote:


... and he can’t figure out why Omma, with all her disapproval and glares, would send this girl outside alone with him. Is there something wrong with her? Is she a simpleton? A boy? Frigid? A highly trained assassin? Wearing a chastity belt?

heh heh....


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It's by far the nicest outhouse Beldan has ever been in. When he starts to whizz, soft music starts playing. He's taken aback for a split second, then relaxes when nothing untoward seems to happen.

Then a spritz of floral scent blossoms about him as he finishes.


Male Human Rogue 14

“Wow ... it’s the little things that make you realise you’re in a far country,” comments Beldan.

I was really disappointed at not encountering any crazy toilets in Japan, it was all pretty standard fare when I was there – no auto-music or tv screens or unexpected jets of water.

By far the most crazy toilet I’ve seen was the revolving, self cleaning toilet seat at the casino in Monaco. I heard they had gold toilets there too, but didn’t see any ... maybe in the high rollers room ...


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

right on. I figured, though, a crazy toilet or two were in order. I wonder what the shogun's s$*$ter is like?


M Half-Orc Ranger

Dok stands near the door, austere and silent except for a short, deep grunt when something said is interesting to him. He looks horribly uncomfortable and out of place. After a few minutes, he quietly calls Colu just inside the door, kneels down to scratch her behind the ears, and glances over at the old woman's granddaughters. If they show any interest, he silently beckons them over to pet the beautiful animal.


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

big predators in the room/doorway kybosh the giggling

Most of them are scared, but one comes over, completely mesmerized by the giant feline.
She strokes its coat; and jumps back when it starts its throaty catpurring, but she's back at it, totally fascinated.


Male Human Rogue 14
dungeonmaster heathy wrote:
right on. I figured, though, a crazy toilet or two were in order. I wonder what the shogun's s~*#ter is like?

Gold plated and trapped so that if any dude other than the boss sits on it, stuff gets cut off.


Male Human Rogue 14
dungeonmaster heathy wrote:
right on. I figured, though, a crazy toilet or two were in order. I wonder what the shogun's s~*#ter is like?

Gold plated and trapped so that if any dude other than the boss sits on it, stuff gets cut off.


Male Human Rogue 14

Beldan walks back in and sees one of the grand-daughters patting Dok’s leopard.

Damn, he thinks. I need to get a better pet. Neither his old pig, Snuffles, nor their new team mascot, Shelly the bad tempered and chaotic evil snapping turtle, gets that sort of attention from the ladies.


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

oh, yeah.
Out of curiosity, who totes the turtle?


Male Human Rogue 14

I figure Elgan wrangles it. Either that or Claw carries it around in a sack.


Male Human Rogue 14

If it was Beldan’s job to look after it, it has probably swum off in the river by now.


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

heh heh....whelp, I gotta crash.

Got the shogun's splendid crapper to dream up.


M Half-Orc Ranger
dungeonmaster heathy wrote:

heh heh....whelp, I gotta crash.

Got the shogun's splendid crapper to dream up.

LOL


Male Wild Elf Druid 16 (Shifter version, PHBII)

Answering Omma's 'Is it good or bad' question,...

Elgan shrugs, "Wah'll, ah gessin' it depends. If'n yeh lahk yer Watermelons growin' on yer piney-trees and yer catfish flyin', iz all guud. If'n yeh don' den iz bad." He says sagely.

"Howevuh, Ah kin tells yeh dis. If'n it goes on TOO much it'll t'row deh hole area out o' whack. Natuh need teh be in balance, and too much, even growin t'ings, iz bad fer teh rest uv deh critters livin' dere." He adds to warn Altai not to take this too lightly.


Bard 8/ Troubadour of Stars 7 Bardic guitar hero
Satari-san wrote:
Elgan Dreadwood wrote:
Wow. I know I'm busy, (and a little slow on good days) But 54 new posts? Reeeeeeely?

Glad it's not just me! This campaign is prolific.

** spoiler omitted **

84 for me! ACK! I gotta update more often (stoopid server michegas

Pip takes in the scene, idly strumming Lucille and scarfing up as much food as the giggling grandaughters place in front of him

"OM NOM NOM! Hot dang! Now this is some good grub! What do they call that there fish dish over there? MMMMMM OM NOM..."


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

When Pip plays,.....everybody is awestruck and silent.

"You play so splendidly," says Omma...

"What is that song?" asks one of the granddaughters.....


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!
Elgan Dreadwood wrote:

Answering Omma's 'Is it good or bad' question,...

Elgan shrugs, "Wah'll, ah gessin' it depends. If'n yeh lahk yer Watermelons growin' on yer piney-trees and yer catfish flyin', iz all guud. If'n yeh don' den iz bad." He says sagely.

"Howevuh, Ah kin tells yeh dis. If'n it goes on TOO much it'll t'row deh hole area out o' whack. Natuh need teh be in balance, and too much, even growin t'ings, iz bad fer teh rest uv deh critters livin' dere." He adds to warn Altai not to take this too lightly.

"This concerns me then, Honorable Miem."


Bard 8/ Troubadour of Stars 7 Bardic guitar hero
dungeonmaster heathy wrote:

When Pip plays,.....everybody is awestruck and silent.

"You play so splendidly," says Omma...

"What is that song?" asks one of the granddaughters.....

Pip bows in his seat to Omma.

"Thank you, honored host. My playing pales in comparison to the splendor of your table!"

He smiles at the granddaughter

"It is a new song I am writing called The Girl who Cried Tears of Gold"

Pip sings

"Across icy fields
The Regulators rode
Men of honor
Men of pride
Taking the quest laid by their wyrd
To travel beyond the sky."


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The 20 questions start....
"Who is she?"
"How could she cry gold?"

"What does the song mean? Is it symbolic?"

"What kind of koto is that you play?"

the 7 granddaughters are eating it up.....

"Who are the Regulators? We've never heard of the Regulators."

"Are they looking for a Wifu?"


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

off to take the kids to grandma's for a sleepover; prolly be back in 2 or 3 hours I reckon.


Bard 8/ Troubadour of Stars 7 Bardic guitar hero

Pip attempts to answer all the questions as best he can, detailing out the last adventure in Asgard to the young ladies. He plays them some romantic ballads he knows and makes sure to praise both them and Omma highly on their prowess as hostesses.

Perform(Diplomacy): 1d20 + 33 ⇒ (14) + 33 = 47


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

Omma;

"so,.....that is what became of Yakuma Seijiro."
and looks at Beldan;

"THAT is whose sword you wield, lad."

Emrael's heard of Yakuma; about 100 years ago he was the daimyo of the southernmost province of Wa. He disappeared......went off into the Great Wheel, it is said; none heard from him ever again.

"So," she continues; "tell me more of this....Loki. Does it seem that he has used you to send Yakuma's sword back here then?......hmmm. That one's is strange, that.......Loki. Sounds like trouble is brewing indeed....
oh. my. you actually have a dragon. In my house,...."


The Celestial Dragon
Beldan Vale wrote:
dungeonmaster heathy wrote:
right on. I figured, though, a crazy toilet or two were in order. I wonder what the shogun's s~*#ter is like?
Gold plated and trapped so that if any dude other than the boss sits on it, stuff gets cut off.

sphere of annihilation in a golden bucket...

heathy:
Satari's face grows troubled, "The natural order is upset and the heavens are out of balance. I don't recall that we ever traveled so far as the First World in all our time together, though I believe that scrolls in the Palace of the Onyx Monkey speak of its paths."

He sighs.

"I am old and my knee hurts in the rain. But I think this calls for a journey, if only to see for myself. Do you have any advice for me, old friend?"


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

Satari San:

Spoiler:
100 years ago,....the southern province was given over to the charge of Yakuma Seijiro. Soon thereafter he acquired a great sword......a tengu sword (a "rapier" in English) and shortly thereafter was given over to walking the adventuring road over the dross life of stewardship of a province. He promptly disappeared. Gated away into the Great Wheel. Never heard from again.

There is an old hidden fortress, in the woods down there. He acquired the sword whilst questing within....one of the Oracles of the Temple of Enlightenment of the Thunderbolt dreamt of that old place; I believe the answer may be within.

It is called the Nine Sword House......."


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

And some anecdotal info for Satari San:

Spoiler:
The southern Province is currently ruled from Fochu.
The farmland is the least productive in all of Wa. The stewardship amounts to a shogun-appointed "s*~& detail" for the daimyo in question......typically it is a punishment of sort for unruly samurai to gain the daimyoship of Fochu.
THAT "honor" currently falls to Bokika Hokio, a nephew of the shogun who apparently thought that his familial relation to the shogun gave him some level of protection.........
it did, although it only meant that he is now Daimyo of Fochu instead of having had to open his belly with his wakizashi.

You are currently in Fochu Province.

The woods to the sout west;.......that's where the weirdness is occuring.

Any questions, let me know....


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And, the map...

wa and kozakura

Satari San, let me know if you have any questions; if you center the map on "Fochu Peninsula" and zoom it, you can see many of the places I'm referring to.


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

and, at this juncture,.....I'll be around for maybe an hour, then I'm going to take the boy to see John Carter, and I'll be out until 7 or 8 hours from right now. HUZZAH!!!


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

And,....a small homework assignment if anybody's interested.......

If you have a good idea, or like are inclined to fleshing out your character and having it have some impact on the game,.......
in the next few months there's a "bloom" (the catfish was the "First Bloom" of this "Blossoming of the First World") in the next few months there's a bloom that is related to nightmares.

So, if you have a good idea for a nightmare that has some special significance to your character, or what your character's deepest most primal fears are (hey, 14th level is still human, right?) let me know, and I can probably throw it into the mix.

It'll be fuuuuuun!!!


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

Oh, and I wouldn't dream of making your character less immune to the fear effects; that would be douchy.


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

allrighty,....check y'all later!


Male Human Rogue 14

"Finders keepers," says Beldan of the sword.


Female Elven Kensai 16; 116/116 hp; Effects: Cutter +5 Keen Shocking Burst
dungeonmaster heathy wrote:

naah; that's cool.

"humm. Were they involved in the battle in the Devil House of Mount Senzobashi, back maybe 39 years hence? I think I'd heard of two miem, a wizard, and a warrior woman who went into that place.
Along with the Shogun's great uncle, Tashi Kezui?"

The kensai looks at Omma for a long time. "That... that could have been them..."

She's lost in thought as the others continue conversing.


Female Elven Kensai 16; 116/116 hp; Effects: Cutter +5 Keen Shocking Burst

DM Heathy:
How about something along the lines of having been alone with no one to rely on her for a long time, only to find herself the sole defender against some great nameless, shapeless threat for a village of innocents. The nightmare is that no matter what she does, she doesn't seem to be able to do anything and the innocents keep getting picked off. New night, new nightmare, same innocents, same result, night after night.

That's the best I can think of at the moment for Emrael.


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!
Beldan Vale wrote:
"Finders keepers," says Beldan of the sword.

heh heh...


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!
Emrael Bladewalker wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Right on. Making notes...


Bard 8/ Troubadour of Stars 7 Bardic guitar hero

Spoiler:
Pip hates undead. They give him the willies. Also, spiders. Big hairy ugly spiders


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

Duly noted......


The Celestial Dragon

heathy:
fears outliving his children and grand-children

"A fortress in the woods to the south-west. A perhaps cursed sword. It is good to know of these things. Thank you." Satari bows, still seated. Like possessions, he feels that he should only carry a small amount of information, so as not to burden the soul.

"Tell me of your grand-children. They are a delight, I am sure."

I have enough for Satari to make his next move. He tries not to over-plan, but rather to react to the evolving wishes of the universe. Or something like that anyway :)


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

right on:....

Satari San...

Spoiler:
"Oh,.....I have so many.....there is little Ichizo; his mother is mad at me because he hurt his foot trying to break a board.
There is little Mai Mai; she is three and can do splendid calligraphy, and I don't just say this because I'm her grandfather.......
he goes on and on; his cheeks are ruddy and you don't have the heart to stop him......

then a tea girl comes rushing in;
"honorable sirs!!! you must come see!"

outside she beckons you two.....and points to the west;
a small nervous crowd is gathered, looking;

and you see.....maybe 10 miles west,......a cloud of pink.....smoke perhaps?

"This.....is what I speak of," says your elder cohort; "this is ....quite unnatural."


I AM THE LORD OF ALL HELLFIRE!!!!!

huzzah!


Male Human Rogue 14

Beldan’s not scared of nothin’ man!

Spoiler:
He’s scared of lots of things. But more than ogres, demons, dragons, all of that, he’s scared of being in a situation that all his skills and tricks and tools can’t get him out of.

He’s also scared of being alone, in the long term. For all his rakish ways, he really wants to settle down, one day, with a nice girl ... and he’s scared, deep down, that he’ll miss his chance, or that his continual search for excitement and ‘the next thing’ is going to mess that up.

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