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Pathfinder Society Member. 4,674 posts (4,971 including aliases). 401 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 2 aliases.


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Andoran

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

I am happy to continue DMing as long as you lot wish to play.

Andoran

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

"Thank you," says Jalento before disappearing. There's a kind of startled gasp when the fly spell takes effect...

... if you hang around until the invisibilty ought to expire, Jalento can be seen standing safely on the far shore, far enough away from the bridge not to arouse the suspicion of the Grey Maidens. He waves and disappears into the streets.

OK, where now?

Andoran

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

"Yes, that's correct. A group of sell-swords who were helping the Korvosa Guard aided me - do you know them? The 'Justicars' - is that what they call themselves now? If you can help me get past the Grey Maidens I would really appreciate it. I tried before, but they were deaf to my pleas," says Jalento.

Andoran

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

"I am fine, thank you," says Umdrella, rather tight-lipped. "I have not been to the Battle Market since my return, so I have no idea what Kardswann thinks or knows. As for the snake, it is a giant mamba and it lives in the ruined slave market. I fancy its head for my stewpot!"

The ruined slave market is location B1 on the map

Andoran

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

"Well, my father and I used to live there," says Kendra, "And I doubt it has changed much. The University is to the south, a sprawling campus where they specialise in what they call the "mortal sciences" - they reckon that medicine, mathematics, and the sciences are capable of unveiling wonders rivaling the miracles of magic. As you can imagine, I did not feel at home there! The student body also has a tradition of fighting duels. They congregate at an inn called the Brazen Skull. The city is governed by a council, and it is an absolute magnet for rumours - the air is thick with them. Oh, and there's supposed to be a Beast - not that anyone ever has seen it with their own eyes, it's always that they spoke with someone who did. It's said to have ten feet, to be an unholy amalgamation of evil stitched to evil, the unborn son of dead murderers, rabid beasts, and stray devils shackled in flesh by nail and needlework... if you believe that sort of thing."

Andoran

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

Calain agrees to help Sonya bury the remains of that which was once a priest of Sarenrae, as will Oxvard. Dashki is sulking again, but grudgingly consents to help make camp.

Jengren and Silena head out for Umdrella's home. It's just as smelly and dirty as ever, but Umdrella is there. She's eating her supper, although you don't really want to contemplate what's in it. She waves a half-gnawed bone at you as you enter.

"Hello there. Do you want some?"

Andoran

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

"I would prefer to leave. I... I feel out of place here in Old Korvosa, always have. I only came here to study with Master Orsini. Now, as far as I know Salvator lives in Old Dock — I did enough asking around to confirm that the artist lived in a building located at 140 Wave Street. I also know that Old Dock is under the control of the Emperor of Old Korvosa. There are plenty of rumours about the Emperor — that he's a cannibal, that he's beheaded more folk than have died of blood veil, that he's a devil hiding in the flesh of a man, and that his minions are almost as bad as him. I expect most of that is utter rubbish, but I am not inclined to seek him out!"

Jalento looks thoughtful.

"As for Salvator Scream, he is a notorious artist whose gruesome and often scandalous art was held in relatively high esteem by several of Korvosa's nobles - the degenerate sort, you know what I mean. Certainly, his popularity could not be denied among the lower classes, who were most familiar with his work at the Old Dock playhouse known as Exemplary Execrables, where his paintings served as grisly backdrops to that venue's notoriously violent entertainments. Have you heard of the place? From all accounts, it is quite revolting. Salvator himself wasn't a public figure, though, and beyond his name, few folk could say they knew him before the quarantine went up. His visits to the Master's house were the first I'd ever seen of him."

Andoran

I can imagine: it read like rooting through a small child's pockets!

Andoran

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

Do you want to ask around a bit (or even quiz Kendra) or just set out?

Andoran

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

"Pleased to meet you, Greyeagle," says Jalento politely, eyeing Majenko curiously.

"I've never seen one of those tamed before. He's beautiful. I don't know where Master Orsini went, but there's someone who might know. While I was a houseguest, the Master was quite out of sorts, restless and distracted. He often went out at odd hours, sometimes not returning until morning. One time he came back all bloody, said he'd had to fight off a thief... didn't quite ring true but I didn't like to push. He also had a visitor several times, a man with paint-stained hands, wild hair, and a jittery habit of looking about. The Master just said he was a friend, but I recognised him as a somewhat notorious local artist named Salvator Scream. He lives down on the Old Docks... maybe he might know where Master Orsini has gone."

Andoran

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

And we're off... :)

Andoran

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

The distance from Ravengro to Lepidstadt is about 100 miles. No journey in Ustalav is without risk, but the old Mountain Road is generally regarded as the best route. This road follows the southeastern foothills of the Tusk Mountains, passing through the towns of Tamrivena and Courtaud before following the Lesser Moutray River up to Lepidstadt.

Andoran

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

OK. Now the fumes have cleared, what preparations do you wish to make for your trip?

Andoran

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

"I am Amin Jalento," the visitor says. "I am one of Master Orisini's students. I was attending classes at his Academy when the quarantine hit, and after I was unable to escape back to the mainland and my home, Vencarlo was gracious enough to allow me to stay at the Academy as a guest. That stay ended not long after, when several Red Mantis assassins invaded the building. Vencarlo confronted them and took one of them down, but there were too many. The master was forced to flee, and I assume that the assassins burnt down the academy as a warning as much as anything else. I've been hiding in that burned-out building across the street ever since."

Andoran

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

There is no crowd here... the folks in the Battle Market stayed there!

Andoran

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

Nothing seems inclined to bite, although a large toad is regarding Barnabus with large unblinking eyes.

Andoran

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

Right. The next book of the AP opens with you all still in Ravengro but ready to travel north to the city of Lepidstadt. If you remember, Professor Lorrimor had left a note requesting that certain of his books be taken there and given to Doctor Montagnie Crowl and Judge Embreth Daramid.

So, once the mists have cleared from your celebration of clearing out Harrowstone Gaol, you can start preparing for the trip...

Andoran

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

Yes, dear, time for the next round's actions & rolls please.

Andoran

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

The remains have no treasure, indeed just the tattered robes it stood up in.

Nearby stands the ruins of what once was a church. Most of the walls of this forlorn ruin still stand, but the interior walls have been demolished and gutted.

A vulture circles overhead, decides there isn't anything here worth its attention and flaps off again.

Andoran

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

Downstairs, a hesitant voice is heard.

"Hello? Is there someone in here?"

A 20-something man, human with short ginger hair and a couple of days' stubble pushes open the front door and looks round, rather worried-looking.

Andoran

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

Round 1

The Undead Cleric leaps at Sonya again, claws outstretched.

1d20 + 8 ⇒ (5) + 8 = 13, damage 1d4 + 6 ⇒ (1) + 6 = 7

Calain emits a snarl and charges into the fray, swinging his hammer.

1d20 + 6 ⇒ (12) + 6 = 18, damage 1d12 + 6 ⇒ (1) + 6 = 7

Jengren hurls an orb of acid, which misses.

Erizi steps forwards, also swinging his hammer and flanking Calain neatly as if they'd been fighting together for years... his strike is sure, smashing into the undead monstrosity.

Sonya spreads her hands, chanting as she emits a stream of flame from her fingers.

Undead thing's save: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (8) + 6 = 14

Silena spins, her chain lashing out to strike the undead thing, a corner of her mind registering that it's an unusual form called a huecuva. They carry disease, so anyone struck by it could be infectered.

Under the onslaught, the undead creature crumples to the ground unmoving.

Combat over

Andoran

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

Rats! Sorry, Graxer has already pinched the box!

Andoran

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

Opening the secret door Ashe, reveals a tiny compartment containing a metal iron lockbox... which is, of course, locked!

Andoran

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

And Malak lets fly with his negative energy...

Snake #1's Will save: 1d20 ⇒ 10

Snake #2's Will save: 1d20 ⇒ 11

You got 'em both! They writhe a bit, clearly they don't like it... but keep coming!

Andoran

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

Sotha, please take 1d2 ⇒ 1 Dex damage from a non-lethal paralytic poison. You will have to save once per round for 6 rounds (you have already rolled the first one).

Shalaster moves Timeon away. Poor boy is shaking with fear as it is.

Cobra #2 has another strike at Sotha: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (2) + 4 = 6, damage 1d6 + 1 ⇒ (5) + 1 = 6

Tragan, you doing anything?

Andoran

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

Sotha's blow strikes the snake, metal slivers fly.

Cobra #1 strikes at Tragen: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 3 = 6, damage 1d6 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 1 = 7

Cobra #2 needs to make a Will save: 1d20 ⇒ 19

Sotha, can I trouble you a for Fortitude save DC 11 please?

Shalaster remains in the doorway with Timeon.

Next round's actions and rolls, please.

Andoran

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

Ashe's blow drops the insect-masked man. He lies unmoving at your feet.

OOC: If you must know he had 50 hp & fast healing. Graxer almost got him!

Andoran

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

OK.

Andoran

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

Calain is here, I'll roll for him: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (19) + 2 = 21

OK, everyone, please post what you want to do. Doesn't matter if you drop by in initiative order, I'll sort it all out in a summary post (and DMPC Calain at that point).

Andoran

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

The figure tumbles from his perch, but floats gently to the ground rather than landing all of a heap. Looking unsteady, he turns to bolt downstairs...

Andoran

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

As Sonya approaches, the cleric stands and turns toward her, a friendly smile marking his dark-skinned, handsome face.

"Welcome..." he says with a grin. Then his features seem to melt away, leaving a hideous skeletal face garbed in a grubby, fire-stained robe "...to my church," he finishes. "Your souls will feed the greatest heroes of Kelmarane!"

The figure lunges at Sonya, reaching out with clawed hands...

Surprise Round

Attack: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (12) + 8 = 20, damage 1d4 + 6 ⇒ (4) + 6 = 10.

And I guess we'd better roll initiatives, anyone who is joining in.

Here's mine: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (19) + 8 = 27

Andoran

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

The masked figure snarls and brandishes both his saw-toothed swords, attacking ferociously.

Attack 1 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (16) + 11 = 27, damage 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 1 = 5

Attack 2 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (1) + 6 = 7, damage 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 1 = 7

He does look a bit woozy after the clobbering administered by Graxer, though... does he retain his perch? Tumble 1d20 + 13 ⇒ (13) + 13 = 26 - yes, he does (for now!)

Andoran

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

There are 10 types of people: those who understand binary and those who do not.

Andoran

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

The cliffside behind the ruined church overlooks the fields west of Kelmarane through a ruined series of pillared arches. Across a short yard stands a column about 10 feet tall, upon which stands a splendid statue of Sarenrae with both arms upraised to the heavens. In the shadow of this statue are five graves marked with the lifesized statues of holy warriors. Remarkably, what appears to be a human man garbed in the fine robes of Sarenrae kneels before these graves, muttering a quiet series of prayers.

Andoran

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

The horses relish the water. Several wading birds watch you water them.

Andoran

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

Yes I am :)

Andoran

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

So you are leaving the Battle Market, yes?

Map of Kelmarane

Oxvard thinks his companion is somewhere down in the ruins labelled B13. He's sorry but he has nothing of his. "Perhaps there is something in the cell we were held in. That's in the Battle Market," he says.

Andoran

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

An enlarged Graxer spots another insect-masked fellow crouched on a rafter. He draws 2 saw-edged swords and makes ready to attack.

Below, the fires flicker out. Ebon Wings reckons an accelerant was used, but even that has succombed to the snowstorm.

The spirit mutters My pleasure and takes the bad weather away.

Andoran

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

Rhasadilara scans the sky. She thinks a thunderstorm may be building, but it is a good day off if it is.

Andoran

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

Next round, Tragen and Malak come to join the fray. Timeon stays out of the way. The very thought of metal snakes was too much for him, never mind the real thing!

Cobra #2 strikes at Sotha again. 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (19) + 4 = 23, damage 1d6 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 2

Tragen barrels in reaching forwards with his glaive but the snake evades his strike.

And we'll wait to see what Sotha does next. And if Shalastar wants to pitch in and play.

Andoran

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

Both snakes strike at Sotha as he advances!

Cobra #2 goes first, 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (10) + 3 = 13, damage 1d6 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 1 = 7

Then Sotha swings his scimitar, we'll say at Cobra #2 - who shimmies out of the way with ease.

Then Cobra #2 strikes. 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (7) + 3 = 10, damage 1d6 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 2

(If their bites connect, make a Fortitude save at DC 11, please, or take 1d2 ⇒ 2 Dex damage as well.)

Andoran

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

The fire spreads... Ashe arrives and begins to deal with it. Whoever's up in the rafters doesn't answer. There are a couple of dark areas that could contain a person undetected...

Andoran

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

It's nice in the shade.

Andoran

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

There is a yelp from high in the rafters of A7 as the ice storm hits...

Andoran

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

This chamber is 30' square and lit by an oil lantern hanging from its centre. There is a door in the middle of the south wall, barred with a heavy beam.

The sole occupants of the room are two metallic cobras, which both rise up, spreading their hoods and preparing to strike!

Cobra #1 Initiative: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (3) + 4 = 7

Cobra #2 Initiative: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (15) + 4 = 19

Sotha - and anyone else entering - had better roll their intitiatives & tell me what they are doing.

Andoran

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

Graxer, all is pretty much as it seems, apart from the bedroom closet. There is a hidden panel in the east wall. Opening it reveals a tiny compartment containing a metal iron lockbox.

Just as you reach it out, the fire in A7 explodes... much as the one downstairs did.

Andoran

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

Slowly surfacing to get an invitation to a job interview on Friday. So, how to introduce a bunch of 15-year-olds to binary?

And yes, the interview is in Stoke!

Andoran

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

You may gather enough to fill one flask, Ashe.

Upstairs, there are just 2 rooms.

A7. Training Room: This is an open room used to train and practice sword fighting. Practice dummies stand in the western corners, to either side of a brick fireplace. A fire burns inside, as down below. The ceiling is 14 feet high, with exposed rafters giving the room an open feel.

A8. Bedroom: Vencarlo's bedroom appears well lived in, but the bed is made and unslept in. A desk and chair sit next to the bed, and a small clothes closet is to the north behind a narrow door.

Map Update

Andoran

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

Went to Church, everyone told me to go home and go to bed. Did (after teaching my lesson, of course).

Andoran

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

The dead fellow has +1 leather armour, 2 masterwork sawtooth sabres, 4 daggers, the mantis mask, and a cloak of resistance +1. He has a couple of empty flasks - a cautious sniff suggests that they contained alchemist's fire - and an empty potion bottle with no lid.

Is Graxer the only person going upstairs?

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