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On Abadar's Secret Service (Inactive)

Game Master James Martin

A game of colonization and exploration in a new land with new dangers and threats.


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Male Tiefling Void Elementalist 5

No one was assigned any wands as far as I know. Not counting those who bought them for themselves.


Female Half-Elf Rogue 1/ Inquisitor 4. Init: +5, hp: 30/30 F: +4, R: +4, W: +7, AC: 18

I'm currently carrying the two wands we bought with group funds, I can dole them out as needed


Female Gnome Bard (Detective)/ 5

Had a busy weekend (was a holiday weekend here).

Will post something tomorrow


Male Human (Chelaxian) Alchemist (vivisectonist) 5 (Init +2; AC 17, t12, ff15; hp 18/41; F+6/R+6/W+1)

Paizocon is this weekend, so I won't be posting then. Will be back in the swing of things on Monday. Feel free to put me into NPC mode if needs be.


No problem, all! It's July 4th, the anniversary of the day we told the British that we no longer wished to pay taxes. (I, for one, regret that particular decision.)

So, if posting is spotty this week, no problem. We'll regain momentum next week. And to those going to PaizoCon, enjoy and know that I am insanely jealous of you!


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Male Catfolk Bard 5; HP 28/28; AC 17/13/14; F+1/R+7/W+4; Init +3; Per +10

I think the taxes thing does deserve the qualification "without equal representation in the British government."


Female Gnome Bard (Detective)/ 5

Hey, it was my Great, great, great, great, grandfather you decided not to pay taxes to! So what's to celebrate??

Although, apparently he was Mad, ole George so they say, so perhaps kicking off his yoke was not such a bad thing after all.

(course, there's still no Constitutional law that says you have to pay taxes. It's true! Look it up! Even IRS (a private corporation) agents haven't been able to find where it says you have to do so. )

Just sayin'


Male Tiefling Void Elementalist 5

Yeah but if you do not pay taxes you go to jail. So while it can be said you do not have to pay taxes if you do not it is a crime. Kinda like saying you dont have to pay for food but if you take it then your stealing.

Oh if only I could live to see the day people stop caring about money. Its not like we dont have the ability to take care of everyone in the world or be a united race that can focus on advancement. We just prefer fighting and saying we are better then someone in something. Greed and ego, thats the real poison.

Anyways I am looking forward to blowing stuff up tonight ^.^


Songan wrote:
I think the taxes thing does deserve the qualification "without equal representation in the British government."

But I do so love the BBC... ;)


Female Gnome Bard (Detective)/ 5

Agree with you 100% Leralt! And hopefully that is the world those of us who feel that way are working to create.

Kinda 'funny' how you can still be put in jail for something that isn't a crime eh? Sorta points out what the real intention of the 'justice' system is, don't it.

And hey! All you yanks have fun blowing stuff up (or hope you Did if it's already past ; )


Male Half-Orc Paladin of the Sacred Shield 4

Article I, Section 8, Clause 1:
The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.

Sixteenth Amendment:
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

IRS Link


Male Tiefling Void Elementalist 5

Yeah well that sounds like they have yet to keep their end. Where is the defense, where is the general welfare, and why are we lagging more and more behind other countries in everything. Then the question of why we are in debt to begin with.

Also that last part does not sound right, thats like saying we can take your money and you cant say anything or need to be given an explaination.

Worst case scenario, forced to move to another country until sanity, honor, and noblility are restored. ;)


Male Half-Orc Paladin of the Sacred Shield 4

You can say something. Vote against high taxes, or work within the system to lower your tax liability, or both.


I prefer to continually elect politicians who will only work for special interests and actively don't vote in my interests. It makes life more interesting that way.


Male Tiefling Void Elementalist 5

Well I am going to stop talking about this. But if their was always a good guy to vote for, their would not be any problems to begin with now would there. Voting for me most of the time is picking the lesser of two evils which in itself says alot about the whole affair. >.<


Female Gnome Bard (Detective)/ 5

Hey thanks for posting that Mevakh, I've not seen that reference before. I'm certainly no tax or Amendment lawyer, but I have seen documentaries in which several IRS agents themselves admit, usually with quite a bit of distress, that they couldn't find anything to support the mandatory payment of income tax. However, that being said, one of my prime directives is 'Don't believe everything you hear. From any source'

It's also quite possible that I'm not reporting what I've heard 100% accurately. I'll have to check those vids again sometime.

In the meantime, I think Leralt has the right of it and perhaps this discussion should be left for another place and time.

So, on with the game! Yes?


Female Half-Elf Rogue 1/ Inquisitor 4. Init: +5, hp: 30/30 F: +4, R: +4, W: +7, AC: 18

any further word from Daisy?


No, I sent her a PM, but no response. It's okay, we'll just assume she fades into the background NPC realm and if she shows back up, we'll get her up to speed and move on.


Female Half-Elf Rogue 1/ Inquisitor 4. Init: +5, hp: 30/30 F: +4, R: +4, W: +7, AC: 18

sounds ideal


That's the advantage to having a lot of PCs: if one fades out for a while, the game doesn't have to slow down.


Male Catfolk Bard 5; HP 28/28; AC 17/13/14; F+1/R+7/W+4; Init +3; Per +10

What is Sister Mara's reaction to learning about the Mayor and the previous colonists? Songan would've waited until she was there also to make her aware of what he learned.


Sister Mara pales a bit when you tell her of what you learned. Then she sets her shoulders and reckons that you ought to go ahead with this Agreement you spoke of, since it might safeguard the current colonists. Then she suggests that the colony should be secured, then a search for the Mayor and colonists can be undertaken.

"If he was taken alive, then they must want him that way. Let us pray that they keep that way as well."


Male Tiefling Void Elementalist 5

Sense we dont have access to anything that we can buy should my guy go full crafter?

Personally I dont mind sense I was planning on going construct crafter for obvious reasons ;)


Well, at the moment you don't have access to anything you can buy... :)

Depending on which way you go, you may find people who will sell or barter things with you. And there's always the odd dungeon to pillage! I mean, isn't this Dungeons & Drago... waitaminute.


Male Human (Chelaxian) Alchemist (vivisectonist) 5 (Init +2; AC 17, t12, ff15; hp 18/41; F+6/R+6/W+1)

Yeah, when I said "funds" I was speaking in terms of game mechanics. We're pretty much stuck with whatever we have in the colony stores and what we can find on the island.


Male Tiefling Void Elementalist 5

Btw the only thing I can think of that compares to the magical plague is zombie rot, but it seems to be a really weak version so far.


Female Half-Elf Rogue 1/ Inquisitor 4. Init: +5, hp: 30/30 F: +4, R: +4, W: +7, AC: 18
Our Mysterious Benefactor wrote:
And there's always the odd dungeon to pillage!

Dungeon? *sniff sniff*

Gellius Krupt wrote:
Yeah, when I said "funds" I was speaking in terms of game mechanics. We're pretty much stuck with whatever we have in the colony stores and what we can find on the island.

It was worth a try, and I did get a useful contact out of asking around.


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Male Human (Chelaxian) Alchemist (vivisectonist) 5 (Init +2; AC 17, t12, ff15; hp 18/41; F+6/R+6/W+1)
Lena Relani wrote:


It was worth a try, and I did get a useful contact out of asking around.

True. Besides, we stay here long enough I'll be like the professor on Gilligan's Island, making alchemist's fire out of coconuts and bamboo.


Male Tiefling Void Elementalist 5

You know thats what you get for leaving the mage behind. Magic bypasses most DR. A few magic missiles would be a life saver about now. ;)


Leralt and Mevahk, what are you doing back in the colony? Any in specific or just research?


Male Catfolk Bard 5; HP 28/28; AC 17/13/14; F+1/R+7/W+4; Init +3; Per +10

Question, OMB: Songan would know this, and he's going to be casting this anyway regardless of the answer, but...can the grease from a Grease spell be set on fire?


Good question. I always play that it can be, but it burns out after the initial conflagration. So, essentially a low level small area fireball, yes... ;)


Female Gnome Bard (Detective)/ 5
Leralt Littlehorn wrote:

You know thats what you get for leaving the mage behind. Magic bypasses most DR. A few magic missiles would be a life saver about now. ;)

Ha, and indeed they would be! But you didn't Have to stay, it was just Songan's suggestion. OMB made it clear you could come as well.


Male Tiefling Void Elementalist 5

Leralt made his case about being little to no use back at the settlement. He is not going to go against the group, sense no one was ok with it but someone was against it he went with the consensus. You have no one to blame but yourself xP

Anyways yeah he is researching in the library OMB. Hitting the tomes and recalling info to see if he can learn anything more.


Male Human (Chelaxian) Alchemist (vivisectonist) 5 (Init +2; AC 17, t12, ff15; hp 18/41; F+6/R+6/W+1)

I've got no problem running from an encounter. I'm running right now. Watch me, watch me run. (Granted, I'm running in a big circle so I can get back to everybody else. Hey, it's scary out here in the jungle.)


Male Catfolk Bard 5; HP 28/28; AC 17/13/14; F+1/R+7/W+4; Init +3; Per +10

OMB, would it be possible to retrieve a tindertwig, ignite it, and then toss it into the grease in a single round?


Male Tiefling Void Elementalist 5

I would just like to point out that setting a fire in a jungle, that belongs to nature lovers no less does not normally end well, just saying ;)


Songan, it would take your full round, but yes, you can do it.


Male Catfolk Bard 5; HP 28/28; AC 17/13/14; F+1/R+7/W+4; Init +3; Per +10
Leralt Littlehorn wrote:
I would just like to point out that setting a fire in a jungle, that belongs to nature lovers no less does not normally end well, just saying ;)

:P Perhaps not, but I doubt it'll do much more than scorch the jungle floor some. I imagine most of the burning will be done by Orin's vines. So...fire away! Pun intended of course.


Male Half-Orc Paladin of the Sacred Shield 4

Mevakh is roaming around talking to people and protecting the town if necessary, as stated here.


Female Gnome Bard (Detective)/ 5
Leralt Littlehorn wrote:

Spellcraft?

1d20+10

I hate these dice, I hate their little dice children and their little dice dog -.-

LOL

I entirely relate to, and commiserate with your sentiments Leralt, as I've just had a very similar experience in another thread, except multiplied several times over many rolls. Seriously, how can it take EIGHT rolls to roll over a Ten??


Male Tiefling Void Elementalist 5

It doesn't really make me mad its just like come on, more so when I have such a big mod. My guy is very focused on what he can and can not do. So when I finally get a crack at some magic its like woot, then the roll comes and its like DOH! xD


Female Gnome Bard (Detective)/ 5

I hear ya. I don't get mad either. What's the point? But it certainly is frustrating sometimes when the 'randomness' of the roller doesn't really seem that random after all.


Male Tiefling Void Elementalist 5

Can we make a houserule that maxed skills get a reroll on anything rolled 5 or lower. Please x[


Female Gnome Bard (Detective)/ 5

Seconded!


Male Catfolk Bard 5; HP 28/28; AC 17/13/14; F+1/R+7/W+4; Init +3; Per +10

I'm currently in a Jade Regent game where I rolled three consecutive natural 1s. Then a 13 and another nat-1.


Male Catfolk Bard 5; HP 28/28; AC 17/13/14; F+1/R+7/W+4; Init +3; Per +10

OMB, it occurs to me that I put a couple of my skill points into Acrobatics when I was intending to put my second Versatile Performance into Dance, thereby negating the need for that. After searching through my posts, I haven't made any Acrobatics checks to this point.

Would you be opposed to me re-distributing those skill points, as long as I put them into skills that I also have not yet used?


Songan, not opposed at all. Go right ahead.


Male Catfolk Bard 5; HP 28/28; AC 17/13/14; F+1/R+7/W+4; Init +3; Per +10

Thank you OMB! In hindsight I also really wish I'd taken Arcane Strike at 3rd level instead of Rapid Shot! Songan would've been a lot more effective in the fight against the gricks if I had. Oh well. Maybe that would be a good option for level 5. If I had Songan to re-design I'd ditch Rapid Shot and take Precise Shot instead, as well.

I'd also like some input from the rest of the group on the future direction of the character. I have several things in mind but I want to know what everyone else believes would be the best way to enhance the team dynamic. The options I have in mind are:

1) Continue as a straight bard. Honestly, this is the option that appeals least to me, since we have Catila in the group and she can fill that role well enough. Having two characters in the group with such similar skill sets strikes me as redundant and there are other ways I could diversify that would add some capabilities to the group that they don't already have.

2) Move into a more combat-focused area by prestiging into Arcane Archer, multi-classing Fighter and then going Eldritch Knight, or going Dragon Disciple. The third option strikes me as least appealing, since Dragon Disciples seem more geared to melee than ranged combat. Of the first two, Arcane Archer appeals most to me, especially since it would allow me to effectively make my own magic arrows as opposed to needing someone else to make them for me.

The downside, of course, is that I'd stop any further progression in Bardic Performance and Bardic Knowledge, though that likely wouldn't occur for one or two more Bard levels, at least.

3) Try and move into Pathfinder Chronicler. This would require permission from OMB, of course, as well as meeting the specific requirements of the Chronicler. However, it would allow me to continue forward with the Bardic Performance and Knowledge, while simultaneously gaining some other special abilities that would diversify the group's capacities.

Those three options in mind, what are the opinions of the others in the group?


I'd say go with whichever option seems most interesting to you. I'll happily work with anyone who wants to get into a prestige class regarding requirements.

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