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Silver Crusade

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I recently got the majority of Reign of Winter at last (Snows of Summer was out of stock, but it'll be shipped as soon as they get more), and I had a few questions regarding it:

Potentially Spoilerific Stuff!:
1. In the third book there seems to be a strong indication that Jadrenka might be redeemable, maybe even healing the rift between her and Marislova, but part of me feels that that's really not a good idea, as Jadrenka has been patently abusive during the relationship. The best thing for the victim in an abusive relationship is to be away from their abuser, and if a person realizes they've been abusive, no matter how much they want to heal their relationship, the best thing they can do is stay away from their partner to minimize the chance of hurting them. I'm just wondering how to handle this sort of thing in-game. Redemption's all well-and-good, but it seems like Jadrenka's would hinge on her relationship with Marislova, and there's no way to facillitate something like that without putting Marislova at risk again.

2. While "Failed Winter Witch Apprentice" is a campaign trait for Reign of Winter, is taking the actual Winter Witch prestige class appropriate in this campaign? While I don't think it'd necessarily let such PCs bypass challenges (namely by pulling rank on Irriseni NPCs), given that there's infighting amongst the Winter Witches and their Jadwiga kin. What happens if a Winter Witch PC is made the new ruler of Irrisen? Does that mean it becomes business as usual for Baba Yaga, as such a PC would be her kin and thus she's able to feed on her? Earlier I asked you about "Frozen" references in regards to such PCs facetiously. I'd like to sort of rephrase that more seriously: Even though Reign of Winter preceded Frozen's premier, do you think that a Winter Witch PC would invariably draw comparisons? I suppose the main thrust of the question is "Are Winter Witch PCs appropriate to this Adventure Path, or is it better for them to be firmly villains in it, much like how Second Darkness works better without Drow PCs?

3. As James has told me you're the one championing Iobaria for the most part, I ask you this: Is the teardrop-shaped kite shield associated with Iobarians the same way it's associated with Medieval Russia in real-world art?

Silver Crusade

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What was your favorite Shepard backstory in Mass Effect (Earthborn/Colonist/Spacer and War Hero/Sole Survivor/Ruthless)?

Do you have a favorite Knight of the Round Table? If so, who and why?

Possible Kingmaker Spoilers:
Since Brevoy's one of your areas of influence on Golarion, do you have in your mind who/what Choral the Conqueror truly was/how he was able to get a pair of dragons to do his dirty work? I feel like that one endgame of Kingmaker where a red dragon shows up claiming to be him seems unusually specific. But then again, the one where they go around doing favors for the Eldest is unusually specific too, so maybe I'm just inadvertently spinning conspiracy theories and projecting them onto you.

Speaking of Brevoy and stuff, is Iobaria an area of influence for you too, or is that more someone else's purview? I know Reign of Winter was one of Rob's APs, but Kingmaker was one of yours. I have a question about styles there, and I wanna make sure I ask the right person about it.

Thank you! :)

Silver Crusade

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Plus, I think part of the reason the Laws of Golden Perfection are so important in Minkai is due to its unique position of being directly blessed and favored by Shizuru (if I remember correctly). It's possibly that since Chu Ye lacked this kind of scrutiny, it's easier for oni to do as they please.

Furthermore, if it is a successor state to Imperial Lung Wa, then perhaps the breakdown of its society is as metaphysical as it is physical. Because Lung Wa's no longer united under one dynasty or set of laws, the Laws of Golden Perfection could be similarly damaged there, unable to be enforced properly until the empire is once again reunited and the natural order restored.

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167.) The PCs are employed by a person to make contact with their sibling, who has become increasingly reclusive since moving into an old house. When investigating, the PCs learn that all its previous owners have mysteriously disappeared after becoming similarly isolated, and discover paintings of these previous residents hidden in a secret room. The house is haunted by the brother of the house's builder, who killed him in a jealous rage because he coveted his wife, then imprisoned the wife until she died, using a ritual to trap her soul so she could be his forever. He has since done this with any resident of his house, to trap and feed on their souls, steal any magical power they might have and rule the house as his own petty empire, claiming his victims as "sacrifices to my eternal glory, forever protected from the degraded filth of this corrupted, hopeless world!"

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
donato wrote:
Are the Silver Ravens a small nod to the Jade Ravens from Savage Tide or are you just particular to ravens?

I'm just particular to ravens.

But also, the Silver Ravens are what they are because silver is anathema to devils, and because they use silver raven figurines to communicate.

But beyond all that... yeah, ravens are awesome.

And adorable! They're one of the few animals who genuinely play, for fun, as opposed to just a means of "training." :)

The prohibition of metal armor to druids is well known, but I believe that druids are capable of wearing studded leather without breaking their oaths. Does this mean if a type of armor has metal components but where the majority of its protective power doesn't come from that metal, a druid can wear them?

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Ever encountered a potoo bird?

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Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
AlgaeNymph wrote:
You look more cheerful now. What's the good news?
The good news is that I've got my own unique art that no one else here has. Also, I have booze.

And booze makes us free.

Whose booze is superior? Dwarven draughts or halfling hooch?

Silver Crusade

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Demons don't actually need to eat, if I'm remembering correctly. Can they eat if they wish, say, if they wanna act indulgent or shock people by cannibalism or something? If so, do they have digestive systems that would process it, or do they have to puke the food out at some point?

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If that's true, why are we still wasting our zinc by making it into pennies?!

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Seannoss wrote:
I think the OPs observation or complaint is that all the artifacts would be best for one PC, not one type of PC. As in one PC has 2 artifacts and the rest of the group has none.

Yes, that's correct. To wit:

Spoiler:
In the first book, the PCs come across the artifact warhammer Aggrimosh. Then, at the start of the third book, they gain Nargrym's Steel Hand, an artifact prosthetic hand that notably allows a character to wield a Large weapon as if they were Large themselves. And in Book 5, lo and behold, the PCs get a Hammer of Thunderbolts. Now, if a PC takes to wielding Aggrimosh at the start of the campaign, they'll likely be the PC who's best suited for Nargrym's Steel Hand, which, surprise surprise, will make it easy to upgrade to the Hammer of Thunderbolts when they get it. It feels like a natural progression. But that means all the other PCs would be left out.

"You gave that jerk THREE artifacts over the course of the campaign! Where's MY artifact?!" is the accusation I'm worried about hearing in response to this setup.

Silver Crusade

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Okay, it looks like a spoiler tag was added to the title. Thank you to whomever did that! Now, back to the question in the OP:

GIANTSLAYER SPOILERS!:
Giantslayer probably has more artifacts fall into the PCs' hands than any AP to date, but several of them seem very geared towards having one person use them, leaving other characters left out.

Maybe this is part of my natural instinct that one person having more than one artifact is a BAD thing and UNFAIR (either each player should get one artifact or no one should get one). Maybe it's remnants of my 4e days where the rule was a PC could only have one artifact at a time. But it really feels like the presence of these three artifacts (Aggrimosh, Nargrym's Steel Hand and the Hammer of Thunderbolts) will make players fight over them, especially if there's multiple melee fighters or multiple dwarf PCs.

What's a good way to handle this many artifacts fairly as a GM?

Silver Crusade

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That's okay, spoilers evoke visceral reactions. I should have remembered that. The frowny face is more me being ashamed of myself than being hurt by the chastisement (which I fully deserved). No harm done!

Silver Crusade

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I flagged it properly now. Thanks for reminding me. Sorry I forgot that :(

Silver Crusade

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I've been reading the books, and

Spoiler:
have noticed that it seems to really encourage at least one player to focus on warhammers, starting with Aggrimosh and then possibly upgrading to the Hammer of Thunderbolts after book 5, using Nargrym's Steel Hand to wield it if need be.

What bothers me is that that essentially gives one character use of three different artifacts. Even if it's at different times, it still feels kind of unfair. How would someone, as a GM, make things fair for characters who might not get an artifact because of this subtle encouragement?

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Merisiel Sillvari wrote:

Yeah. That stuff had to burn.

And wouldn't me getting my alignment reversed make me all rigid and a stickler to tradition and against doing the unexpected? If anything... that's a potion of EXTREME alignemnt we dosed up on.

But either or. The stuff had to burn.

EXTREEEEEME?! SO IT WOULD GIVE YOU A SKATEBOARD?!

Silver Crusade

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43. 101 Ways to Become DUNGEONPROOOOOF!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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So, has Lem told you about his long-lost brother?

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Is it just me or does the new mesmerist class feel kinda problematic considering the inherent disregard for the needs/desires of individuals in its class features?
I haven't really looked at any of the classes for that book in depth yet, so I have no comment other than a vague worry that they might be too complex for their own good when it comes to statting up NPCs in adventures...

That is cause for concern, but I'm more worried about the fact that in fiction, characters whose powers are things like hypnosis or mind control of some sort are generally villainous in nature.

How does one control people's minds, yet still maintain a Good alignment?

Mind control isn't inherently good. Turns out, our iconic mesmerist is evil.

It's what you DO with it, I guess. Don't take advantage of those you mind control, and try to limit your control to doing good work with them, I guess. But yeah... it's basically slavery, so it's a lot easier to be evil with it.

I don't see this as a problem though. There's plenty of good guy options. It's okay to have some that skew evil.

I never said it was inherently good. I meant to imply I felt it was inherently evil, especially after reading this iconic mesmerist's story. *shudder* I've always felt that those kinds of stories where peoples have their minds deteriorate or be messed with are the scariest.

Other than that, though, Occult Adventures is awesome! My only regret is it came out AFTER I joined up with a Carrion Crown game here on the boards. There's SO much Ustalavic-style awesomeness I could get up to with it! :)

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Is it just me or does the new mesmerist class feel kinda problematic considering the inherent disregard for the needs/desires of individuals in its class features?
I haven't really looked at any of the classes for that book in depth yet, so I have no comment other than a vague worry that they might be too complex for their own good when it comes to statting up NPCs in adventures...

That is cause for concern, but I'm more worried about the fact that in fiction, characters whose powers are things like hypnosis or mind control of some sort are generally villainous in nature.

How does one control people's minds, yet still maintain a Good alignment?

Silver Crusade

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Also, since I can't edit it into my OP:

It doesn't really help that in fiction almost any character who uses hypnosis or other forms of mind control are generally depicted as villains.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Who's the Oniondemon?
In earlier editions of D&D, the oinodaemon was the "boss" daemon lord, basically. In fact, was kinda the ONLY daemon lord. In Pathfinder, we've been somewhat cagey about who or what is in that role; see Book of the Damned III for more info.

Oh, I thought he was a demon of onions! :P

Is it just me or does the new mesmerist class feel kinda problematic considering the inherent disregard for the needs/desires of individuals in its class features?

Silver Crusade

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Okay, I was reading the new stuff in Occult Adventures, and one thing sticks out in particular: the mesmerist, and how potentially icky it can be in terms of alignment.

The mesmerist's shtick is manipulating the thoughts and feelings of others, to the point where they can eventually completely enthrall someone for life. I have a very hard time understanding how someone like this could be any kind of good alignment. Being good's all about respecting the rights of others, whether to life or autonomy (depending on where you are in terms of law or chaos).

It's already clear that using magic to brainwash is bad. How is what a mesmerist does any better?

Silver Crusade

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Who's the Oniondemon?

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Oh, I get it now! Thanks! :)

So...if I was just posing with it I can hold it however I want, but if I fight with it I wanna stab sideways with it? Would that be accurate?

On a slightly related note, if I were building a character using this weapon, I'd probably want to focus on DEX, it sounds like you gotta be precise and agile if you wanna be effective with it, rather than hacking or stabbing with brute strength?

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mplindustries wrote:
Neither one of those weapons are shotels.

What are they, then? They both came up when googling the weapon (so did the picture you linked, but I was specifically looking for how they're held and used in battle rather than just lying on a sheet).

Quote:
Shotels are double edged, but not used for slashing for the most part. They are piercing weapons--the massive curve was designed to stab around shields. You'd mostly hold it with the inside of the curve facing you, so you could stab forward at an angle to jab someone in the kidneys around their shield arm.

Vivid description! So by inside curve do you mean the guy in the first pic is holding it wrong?

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How do shotel swords work? I've seen some images (like this one) that depict it with the tip facing forward like an oversized sickle, and others (like this one) that show it with the tip facing the wielder, like a scimitar with a very pronounced curve or a smoothed out khopesh. Which is more accurate?

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:

You mean like Karcau in Ustalav? I think Wes dropped hints of a Phantom-of-the-Opera-esque entity in his write-up of the place.

On the subject of half-elves, it's mentioned that half-elves of Garundi and Mwangi stock are rare with the exception of places near the various tribes of Ekujae elves.

Where exactly would there be Ekujae who could intermingle with Garundi? My impression was the Ekujae confined themselves exclusively to the Mwangi Expanse, which isn't a Garundi homeland like Osirion, Thuvia, Katapesh and Rahadoum are. I'm confused.

Karcau would be a PERFECT place to do a "Phantom" style adventure, yeah.

They're not rare, just less common. Theyr'e focused mostly on the west coast of Gaurnd.

So Sargava and Sodden Lands?

How do shotel swords work? I've seen some images (like this one) that depict it with the tip facing forward like an oversized sickle, and others (like this one) that show it with the tip facing the wielder, like a scimitar with a very pronounced curve or a smoothed out khopesh. Which is more accurate?

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Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Misroi wrote:
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:

The dinosaur gets in here now and then. I have to keep repairing the giant door that some fool built into the anti-dinosaur wall. Sorry about that.

(And by "rebuild" I mean get Valeros and Amiri and Sajan and Seoni to rebuild it...)

Oh...I thought he was your pet...

So what do you think about Wasps?

Wasps are awesome. I've had pet wasps before.
How does that even work? In my experience, wasps are giant angry buzzing stinging insects that want to murder everything because they're not bees and can't make honey. How does someone keep one as a pet?

Actually I've got a good druid friend that lives in the leech-bog, who showed me that's not true. They're only dangerous if they think you're going to hurt their babies or something. If you repeatedly show you're not a threat to their nest, they really calm down, to the point where you can even hand-feed them!

Ever met him, Merisiel? Despite his creepy aspect he's a wise and generous soul who has love for all creatures of the world (except dolphins, the little BASTARDS!).

eeew

He gets that reaction a lot.

Which kinds of elves are the most fun to hang out with? Native Kyonin elves? Other Forlorn? Ekujae?

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You mean like Karcau in Ustalav? I think Wes dropped hints of a Phantom-of-the-Opera-esque entity in his write-up of the place.

On the subject of half-elves, it's mentioned that half-elves of Garundi and Mwangi stock are rare with the exception of places near the various tribes of Ekujae elves.

Where exactly would there be Ekujae who could intermingle with Garundi? My impression was the Ekujae confined themselves exclusively to the Mwangi Expanse, which isn't a Garundi homeland like Osirion, Thuvia, Katapesh and Rahadoum are. I'm confused.

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What's a scene from fiction that always moves you to tears? (For me, it's when Thorin dies in The Hobbit. Doesn't matter if it's the book, graphic novel or film adaptation, it always makes me cry.)

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Do elves make use of last names? If so, what'd be a good way to make up an elven last name without directly cribbing from good ol' Professor Tolkien?

Most of those who do are forlorn.

Our in-house guide to naming elves is to take the architecture of angel names and tinker with the spelling and such to end up with long, melodic names. The names in the Inner Sea World Guide on page 25 are examples; build names that would look and sound appropriate among those names and you'll be set.

Oh, I see! Thanks for the tip! :)

So a half-elf kid, if their elven parent doesn't use a surname, takes their human parent's surname, then?

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To make matters clearer, he's technically from their contested borderlands, but identifies as Molthuni because their army protected his home when the local Nirmathi guerillas (led by his elven father, they DON'T get along) let bandits take it over.

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Do elves make use of last names? If so, what'd be a good way to make up an elven last name without directly cribbing from good ol' Professor Tolkien?

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I'm trying to figure out a last name that sounds appropriately Molthuni/Nirmathi. Any advice? He's a half-elf spearman, if that helps...

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What if the weapon is BEEEEEEEEEEEEEES?!

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Misroi wrote:
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:

The dinosaur gets in here now and then. I have to keep repairing the giant door that some fool built into the anti-dinosaur wall. Sorry about that.

(And by "rebuild" I mean get Valeros and Amiri and Sajan and Seoni to rebuild it...)

Oh...I thought he was your pet...

So what do you think about Wasps?

Wasps are awesome. I've had pet wasps before.
How does that even work? In my experience, wasps are giant angry buzzing stinging insects that want to murder everything because they're not bees and can't make honey. How does someone keep one as a pet?

Actually I've got a good druid friend that lives in the leech-bog, who showed me that's not true. They're only dangerous if they think you're going to hurt their babies or something. If you repeatedly show you're not a threat to their nest, they really calm down, to the point where you can even hand-feed them!

Ever met him, Merisiel? Despite his creepy aspect he's a wise and generous soul who has love for all creatures of the world (except dolphins, the little BASTARDS!).

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My Self wrote:

Jandalf

-Because why not

(From Gandalf, which was basically wand-elf in Old Norse. Remember to invest heavily into UMD.)

Interesting...Orendel Jandalf...Orendel Jandalf...flows okay. I'll keep it in mind! Thanks! :)

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He's already GOT a first name: Orendel. What I'm trying to decide is a last name that works well with that

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I'm aware, I'm just trying not to be TOO obvious. It IS a good suggestion, though, don't get me wrong.

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Honestly, he's in no position for cultural posturing. He's a "deserter" from the army (he was left for dead after a battle where the rest of his unit was wiped out) stuck in Varisia and looking for work.

Von Hohenstaufen? Isn't that the name of a line of Holy Roman Emperors?

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I'm working on a half-elf fighter born in an area contested between Nirmathas and Molthune, but who identifies as Molthuni.

The problem is I'm not sure how Molthuni/Nirmathi naming conventions differ from those of Cheliax, their parent nation. Cheliax apparently utilizes Italian-sounding names, with the occasional throwback to Latin that's more commonly found in Taldan names. Then there's the added complication of his elven parentage, whom I've decided is his father, and who probably named him.

I've already actually picked his first name, Orendel, which felt suitably elven without being blatant (it's a cognate of Earendel, an obscure figure from Germanic myth whose name was popularized by Tolkien when he used it for an important character in The Silmarillion). I'm just not sure what to use for a last name.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance! :)

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How long would army training in Molthune take? My closest comparisons in both ancient and modern armies seems to be that you're trained in a matter of weeks or months, but the starting ages in Pathfinder indicate that fighters spend at least one or more years in training depending on dice rolls and race (given the random starting age modifiers, a half-elf like I'm working on right now could spend two years training to be a fighter or as many as twelve). I'm confused as to what a character would be doing between boot camp and actually gaining their first class level, as combat experience (how a soldier gets promoted), would also cause a character to level up, which a character CAN'T do before taking their first level.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:

Which version of this name feels better for a half-elf?

ORENDEL or ORENTIL?

I'd go with the first one. The second one looks like you tried (and failed) to write "oriental."

Good point. Thanks! :)

Sorta awkward question requiring images:

What kind of spears are these? I'm unsure as to whether they're spears or longspears.

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Which version of this name feels better for a half-elf?

ORENDEL or ORENTIL?

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What version of this name sounds more like a half-elf?

ORENDEL or ORENTIL?

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GAH! DINOSAUR! AGAIN!!

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Are the elves of the Jininsiel shogunate weird?

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Good point. But I think you might have missed my "cutest dinosaur" question (not that I blame you, that was a long post).

Also, you think the arachnophobia Tolkien instilled in fantasy literature can be annoying?

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Am I annoying? I worry sometimes that I'm merely tolerated on the boards and people would rather I stop spamming the threads with absurdly specific character concepts, obnoxious questions and my insecurities. :(

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:

How does an elven branched spear look? Are the spear point "branches" straight, sticking out at an angle, or are they curved like the prongs of a trident? Do they stick out in different directions or are they arranged in a "line" (i.e. if you were looking at the spear from the top down, would the branches form a line or something more like a hexagon or wheel around the central spearhead)?

Sorry if I'm not as clear as I should be. I'm struggling to get a handle on just what this weapon looks like.

I have no idea what an "elven branched spear" is. So you probably have a better idea than I do as to what it is.

Ok, based on an internet search, looks like it's a weapon from the Melee Tactics Toolbox, which I haven't read, so that explains my confusion.

The easiest answer is to just ignore it. The game has PLENTY of weapons to choose from.

I suspect it's mostly a long spear type weapon that you can also make attacks with by sweeping side to side. In that it looks like a spear with spikes or knives sticking out to the left and right just past the spear tip itself. Or perhaps a trident with multiple side spikes that are stumpy.

And after David Schwartz sort of pre-empted your answer, I decided it wasn't what I was looking for in a weapon for this particular character anyway. Thank you both for the information! :)

Out of all the dinosaurs you're familiar with, which do you think was the cutest?

Am I reading things right when I say there are no "chosen ones" or "messiahs" on Golarion determined by things like prophecy since Aroden died, but there were beforehand, and there can still be present-day "chosen ones" picked by a god or other powerful extraplanar entity, but that's more due to the gods favoring their champions in the present and not because it was set down in iambic pentameter by a soothsayer when the ancient planet was not quite so ancient?

Do I annoy you? If I do, I'm sorry. :(

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