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Pathfinder Society Member. 5,145 posts (5,442 including aliases). 433 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 2 aliases.


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Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Taking the time to look around, there isn't anything to be found until you reach sea level. There, you find that there's a rough jetty and a couple of doors - one set of double doors to the south and a single door on the north.

Rather scruffy map - sorry, they didn't anticipate wanting to show players what's there, it seems :)

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Gnoll #1 initiative: 1d20 ⇒ 18

Gnoll #2 initiative: 1d20 ⇒ 9

Gnoll #3 initiative: 1d20 ⇒ 20

Gnoll #4 initiative: 1d20 ⇒ 6

Round 1

Two of the gnolls seem particularly quick off the mark and rush forwards to attack Silena.

Gnoll #3 is first, poking at her with a spear - attack 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (5) + 3 = 8, damage 1d8 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7

Gnoll #1 is not far behind, also with a spear. Attack 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (8) + 3 = 11, damage 1d8 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 3 = 6

Then Silena spins into action, pushing past these two to the centre of the room in an attempt to embroil the other two in combat.

They're quite happy to oblige and raise their spears as well.

Gnoll #2 - attack 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (7) + 3 = 10, damage 1d8 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 3 = 6

Gnoll #4 - attack 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (17) + 3 = 20, damage 1d8 + 3 ⇒ (5) + 3 = 8

OK - next round actions and rolls, please. Anyone else coming to play?

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

There are four gnolls in C12, flipping coins and looking thoroughly bored. They are, however, alert enough to notice Silena peeking in and they get up, reaching for weapons as they do so.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Map - the map is not well presented for showing to players, alas.

Three rope ladders descend even deeper into the cave, connecting three progressively lower ledges on the wall until finally reaching a stony protrusion at ground level. This protrusion rises from a rocky beach overlooking the sloshing waters of a sea cave.

You can get down there without difficulty.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

There's a back entrance by the bins... but it's locked.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

No wolf has been this way for a while, as far as Rhasadilara can tell.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Nobody in C11 at all, apart from a stray cat which hisses at the pair of you, Silena.

Kardswann laughs.

"But I am running this place as a thriving trading centre, girl! Look around you. Stalls selling wares. Men taking their ease in a tavern. Traders coming and going... or is it just that none of the profits are coming your way, or that of whoever you serve?"

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The earth opens up, seeming to grasp Graxer in its arms (did it but have arms!) and takes him deep into its embrace.

Nosoi pops briefly off someplace only psychopomps know and comes back again radiating satisfaction - I have arranged for a rapid pick-up of Graxer's soul his whisper can be heard.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

"Well?" says Kardswann (who is up in C15, by the way).

"So what do you want to do on behalf of your peeved godling, girlie?"

There are a few snickers from assorted gnolls and others hanging around.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Ashe: the new ladies are not of the evil persuasion.

Lucia: you cannot detect Ashe's alignment, neutral-ish, maybe?

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

OOC: I'm sorry but I've completely lost the picture, so I am going to wave my hands a bit...

The strange skeletal creatures have been dropped, liberally peppered with arrows/bolts. Nosoi detects strange spirits - djinn? - streaking away, released as the creatures fall.

Silence falls...

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Refresh the page... the numbers are there now. The original image was extraced from the PDF & I hadn't noticed it came without numbers (you're quite right there about how it's done), the new version is a screenshot of the page...

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Have you been hovering looking for me?

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Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The place is all shut up. There does seem to be someone inside but you cannot make out what they are doing.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

(Tracks are of a single animal, the worg, not the whole pack.)

It's a good day for tracking, a few traces of mist and a bit overcast but very still.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Map updated with numbers, sorry about that!

You all seem to be doing a remarkable job of sneaking around... nobody has noticed you!

Please post where you are now (using the numbers).

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Sorry... still settling in. Think I'm about sorted now. Dearly beloved has treated me to a lovely little ultra-light laptop that I can use on the train to work, this should help some.

I shall now trundle off to the game thread and try to sort things out.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

"Your goddess is deluded," scoffs Kardswann. "If she cannot be bothered to defend her own temple, she can hardly complain if someone else moves in."

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The streets are deserted. Apart from a few houses having a porch light there isn't much in the way of street lighting, but there is a full moon in a clear sky.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The worg has headed due north, the tracks of a determined animal with a specific destination in mind.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Do you want to track him, then?

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The creatures appear to be fugal-infested (or animated?) rotting corpses, skeletal for the most part.

They turn towards you ladies as you come in firing... Someone downbelow is also firing arrows up at them.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Assuming you do go to the Cymic Works, you see that a tall, iron chimney belches yellow clouds into the sky from a small brick factory. Large leaded windows arch in a dozen places on its outer walls, but they are so begrimed as to be opaque. A large gate opens onto an inner courtyard beneath a sign proudly proclaiming "Vorkstag and Grine, Chymic Works." The building has two floors and a tower, topped by a lightning rod.

Despite the smoke (which smells acrid and quite vile) the place appears all shut up for the night.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

All is quiet for quite some time... and then the howling begins. Near and far, as if a conversation was being held. It doesn't stop til nearly dawn, but nobody comes near the camp.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Barezata, you have a clear line of sight.

Kardswann looks down at Sonya in amazement.

"You WHAT???" he asks in confusion. He's definitely more puzzled than angry.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Lepidstadt map

Anyone can give you directions to the Chymic Works. It is by now evening and apart from inns the city's pretty much settled down for the night.

Sorin, the Courthouse is all closed up too.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Ladies, you descend an iron-framed flight of spiral stairs which descend into a grotto ending on a semi-circular ledge. The air in this vast grotto is cool. The ledge winds down along the cavern’s inner wall to a series of rope bridges that descend even lower from ledge to ledge. The upper ledge, before it reaches the ropes, is a strangely breathtaking beauty — a garden of all manner of strangely colored fungi, lichens, and moulds. The fungi have been cultivated, shaped into all manner of symmetrical patterns normally not seen in nature, transforming the ledge into a sort of underground fungal garden. Here and there, flickering torches burn in sconces above the fungi, while from somewhere in the darkness below comes the soft splash of water against an unseen shore.

The scene is marred by a dead dwarf sprawled across the ground, with three strange fungi-encrusted skeletal beings standing over it.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The worg stands up with a snarl... then turns and lopes away northwards.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

There were 2 zombies on the train home last night.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Yes, Sonya, so you have been told by Undrella.

Kardswann's save: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (13) + 6 = 19

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The Broad Face

The money vanishes swiftly.

"Right shoulder I think...

The Beast was wearing a shirt when you met him.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Newcomers

You have been directed to the Acoma residence. The place seems deserted as you look around. When you get to the indoor 'garden' your attention is caught by the secret passage in the central podium snapping shut. Having seen it, it is not too much of a challenge to figure out how to open it. Do you want to go on down?

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

It was just happy to be helped out of the hole it was trapped in. Then it ran off.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The worg licks its chops.

"This is my territory. Any creature entering may be eaten, if it tastes good. Those remaining outside will be safe." It describes an area that is roughly the hex you are in at present.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The Broad Face

"Room and board, plus 10 gold a day for my trouble," says Lazne. "Course that will stop once I've given evidence. So's I be off home. Nothing else for me here, or there as regards this matter then."

You get the impression that he might like some more cash if he's to be helpful once he leaves here...

Karl's Cottage

"Vorkstag and Grine are a couple of alchemists. They have a 'Chymic Works' here in Lepidstadt, and are quite well-respected. Friends in high places, if you get my drift."

Herstag

The strange creature appears to be going house-to-house around the deserted village.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The battle market's four entry halls lead into a huge arena-like room dominated by a massive circular wooden stage, its surface smeared and sticky with blood. Two rows of terraced benches surround the stage, which is bathed in natural light from a large open circular hatch in the citadel's roof far above. Torches illuminate a darkened gallery of compact market stalls in the eastern half of the first floor's inner wall. A raised platform along the northwest curve of the inner wall sports four round tables, several wooden chairs, and a long bar stocked with numerous bottles of distilled spirits.

About twenty feet above is an open balcony, beyond which lie a series of small rooms on an upper floor of the market. Several rows of empty bleachers peer down from the edge of the balcony. Twenty feet above the second floor a half-circle balcony marks the highest of the citadel's terraces. Three thrones look down from this vantage, each positioned to give a commanding view of not only the stage below but the entire market.

A big fellow gets up from the centre throne and glowers down at you.

"I am Kardswann, Mouth of the Carrion King, Chieftain of the Kulldis Tribe and master of this village. Tell me, what business brings you to Kelmarane?" he booms down.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The Broad Face Inn

"The caiman's bite was the worst... we'd mostly got sticks and agricultural implements, like. The lawyer said stay here until tomorrow but then I could take yer, I suppose... he won't be paying me no more after then."

Karl's Cottage

Karl looks a bit uncomfortable.

"Um, yes, something like that. It sounded so plausible when the Doctor talked... and he meant well. He really did!"

Herstag

The crops have gone to seed and high corn grows everywhere, affecting visibility and providing concealment as light undergrowth. The village's farmhouses have all been abandoned, and while some furniture such as tables and washboards remain, the homes have been given over to termites and cockroaches unless otherwise indicated. In the northern portion of the village, the land turns to deep bog.

You spot several more bear traps in the undergrowth, but of course, there's always one you don't see...

Bear trap: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (8) + 10 = 18, damage 2d6 + 3 ⇒ (3, 1) + 3 = 7

Maybe you were distracted by this strange creature you see flitting amongst the houses. Several small shapes follow it.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

"I wish to range undisturbed. I have three wolves serving me as scouts and hunters," says the worg.

"Just keep away, find your own place somewhere else."

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The Broad Face Inn

"Oh, the caiman dragged the Monster off to dine... we don't know where."

Karl's Cottage

"Not really. I'm not sure of all that Doctor Brada did, but he had various ideas involving surgery and lots of cold baths."

Herstag

Barret extricates himself from the bear trap (odd, this isn't bear country). Where do you want to go now?

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Just about getting everything sorted now, but I leave the house at 6.20am and get home 7.20pm! Medals and role-playing websites are getting neglected; I'm still managing to play a bit but DMing is a struggle...

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The jester-clad goblin capers around.

"Welcome, welcome!" the goblin rasps, jangling a short wand topped with a series of tiny bells and yawning widely. "You have been expected! The Mouth of the Carrion King seeks an audience with you immediately! This way, this way!" he says, beckoning toward the central chamber and the wooden stage.

Note Silena and Barezate have been ignored, it's everyone else the jester-goblin is capering around.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Yes... I'm here. That seems a sensible way to proceed. Just about getting everything sorted now, but I leave the house at 6.20am and get home 7.20pm! Medals and role-playing websites are getting neglected; I'm still managing to play a bit but DMing is a struggle...

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The worg is speaking in, well, whatever worgs speak naturally, so it's a series of yips and growls to those of you who do not understand feral speech.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The Broad Face Inn

"We laid in wait on the outskirts of the village and when the Beast came shambling in, we chased it back into the swamps."

Karl's Cottage

"It was an 8-foot-tall mongrelman, made up of flesh, fur, and scales and covered with fungal boils and hideous puss-filled eruptions, a great shambling monster," says Karl with a shudder.

Herstag

Oh dear! As you push through some long grass there is a loud SNAP! as the jaws of a bear trap snap at your left foot.

Bear trap's attack: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (14) + 10 = 24, damage 2d6 + 3 ⇒ (2, 1) + 3 = 6

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Is Graxer miffed at getting a trouncing from the fungus-zombie-djinn things?

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Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

To remind those of you who have visited the place (and introduce anyone who has not been here before)...

The battle market is a three-story circular stone fortress with massive doors at each of the four cardinal direction points. The east, north, and west doors remain closed and locked, while the southern doors stand wide open, awaiting new customers to Kardswann's revived market. A large skylight about 30 feet wide allows the sun to light the building's interior, while torches in sconces along the walls illuminate the battle market in the evenings. Aside from the roof portal, the battle market contains no windows leading to the outside. There are no toilets in the battle market, so visitors often relieve themselves in the ruins outside or in an abandoned corner of one of the many unused interior chambers. Indeed as you approach, a gnoll hurries out on a matter of some urgency, he's hardly behind a wall before his britches come down.

At the south entrance, an enormous set of double doors stands wide open, revealing a torchlit passage beyond. About fifteen feet within the hall, on the left, stands a sturdy wooden door. Across the hall is another open passage leading east, curving with the contours of the battle market. The central hall proceeds perhaps fifty feet before opening into a large well-lit cavernous chamber that seems to be centered around a huge circular stage. A goblin clad in a colourful jester's outfit is posted by this door, but just ignores Silena as she slinks by.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The worg bares its fangs.

"I seek to establish my territory here. Who are you that intrude?"

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Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The Broad Face Inn

The smell is worse once you get into the room. Lazne is a grizzled, middle-aged man with dirty gray hair and skin the colour of swamp mud. He chews on a foul-smelling swamp weed and punctuates most of his sentences by spitting weed-juice onto the floor. He doesn't even trouble to aim at the spittoon.

"Whaddya want to know? Said it all once to the lawyer fella. Gonna hafta say it all again in the Courthouse. So, at first the Beast only took lone villagers who were outside at night, but it soon became bolder and began to attack houses. These attacks only ended when I organized the villagers and set a trap for the Beast. I recall that night well. We laid in wait for the Beast, who attacked just after nightfall. Armed with torches, we attacked and wounded the creature — a huge, hulking brute about 7 feet tall. The Beast took to the water, but we gave chase in our boats, pursuing it to the village boneyard, where it was attacked by a blood caiman."

Lazne grins.

"That Beast yelled oaths and curses that even the worst whore in Lepidstadt would blush to say as the gator attacked it, and bit a deep wound on the Beast's shoulder as it dragged the Beast under the water. Although the Beast's blood tainted the burial ground, forcing us to abandon it and build another, we thought it a small price to pay for the thing's death. When we heard that the Beast actually survived, that was all that I needed to tell my story to the authorities, and I'm looking forward to seeing it burn!

Karl's Cottage

"I suppose," says Karl, rather grudgingly, leading you into a neat if sparsely-furnished front room. He offers bread and wine.

"So, what do you want to know? I worked for Doctor Brada who founded the institution to cure those unfortunate individuals afflicted with madness and physical deformity. His motives were born, he told me, of his own horror at the fate of his uncle, who was burned by a mob because of his monstrous features. He tried various treatments, mostly unsuccesful, and sometimes got help from a couple of fellows called Vorkstag and Grine. They'd bring various potions and body parts round.

"One night this great monster came and a fight broke out. During the fight, lanterns were knocked over, spilling flaming oil, and eventually Sanctuary burned to the ground, taking Brada and his patients with it. Only the monster and I survived the fire, but the heat of the flames permanently blinded me. The last image I saw before the fire took my sight haunts me still — a shambling beast escaping the burning hospital while I tried to save my beloved master. I believe that creature was none other than the Beast of Lepidstadt. The bodies of Brada and most of his patients were never recovered, and their graves, which lie close to the hospital, are actually empty."

Herstag

Please make a Perception check, Barret.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Hopefully posting frequency will get back to normal now I have an office, a desk and a temporary computer... :)

(Provided I put the AP on a memory stick!)

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Now that I had not expected!

Anyone who failed the saving throw, take 1d2 Constition damage and be fatigued for this round.

Critter #2 lumbers forward into the greased area.
Save: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (13) + 7 = 20

Graxer wastes no time and lets fly with the massive strike he had readied, catching Critter #1 a solid blow.

Critter #1 swings a large evil-looking scimitar in reply: 1d20 + 13 ⇒ (13) + 13 = 26, damage 1d8 + 6 ⇒ (6) + 6 = 12... and again, 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (15) + 8 = 23, damage 1d8 + 6 ⇒ (2) + 6 = 8

Critter #3 follows into the greased area. Save: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (8) + 7 = 15

Ashe then takes his massive flying leap, both Ebon Wings and a coughing Majenko fluttering around him. Three rope ladders descend even deeper into the cave, connecting three progressively lower ledges on the wall until finally reaching a stony protrusion at ground level. This protrusion rises from a rocky beach overlooking the sloshing waters of a sea cave... and Ashe lands squarely on the protrusion, startling a few small crabs!

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