So the guy is about 30' up and 30'+ over, correct? So he should be within range of a Medium range spell (100'+), I think.
Ralf stands by Gelik and adds (in Common and Polyglot): "You better listen to whatever this little fella is saying. He knows what he's talking about!"
Diplomacy: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (13) + 9 = 22
"Hmmm...seems like some woman with a serrated sword talked to a bunch of Mwangis and got them all angered up about something. Can't quite make out what it's all about, though."
Can Ralf make a Knowledge check to figure out who the woman is?
Ralf tries to explode the fleeing man's brain to get a peek at his thoughts.
Use his Brain Drain class ability, 4d4 dmg, 100' range, Will DC 16 negates, can use a full round action to look through memories for the next 4 rounds.
Dmg: 4d4 ⇒ (2, 2, 2, 3) = 9
"Oh dear, someone could get hurt! Well, I'll try out my new magic charm."
Ralf wiggles his fingers and a loud boom! is heard. He looks disappointed. "That was supposed to make a big noise, but I didn't hear doodly squat! Oh well..."
Cast Discordant Note in a 10' burst to target as many dogs as possible while avoiding anyone else.
4d4 ⇒ (2, 1, 1, 3) = 7 sonic damage, DC 16 Fort save for 1/2 damage and to avoid being staggered for one round
I think we should forget about the potions of Heroism. And a few scrolls of Lesser Restoration that our party druid can use should be good enough, IMO.
Unfortunately, the Words of Power system doesn't have any spells that can heal ability damage or drain, so Ralf is no help in that regard.
Ralf reads Torch's note. "Pirates, eh? Well, I've sailed with a few underhanded chaps before, so that's nothing new to me. As long as they're on the square about sharing the booty, I welcome their help."
Do we have a wand of Cure Light Wounds or anything like that?
Black Tom wrote:
Full price, 2000 gp each. You'll probably have to take it out in goods, or you'll wreck the local economy.
Ralf will take a mithral chain shirt, if they have one.
For what it's worth, Ralf is planning on taking Craft Wondrous Item at level 5.
"Yes, it's mighty tasty. Thanks for asking!" Ralf replies, smacking his lips.
"Now to get down to business," he addresses to the rest of the group. "This young feller came to me with the idea that, with the information we have, we might be able to find that lost city and strike it rich! With the money I already have from that dad-blamed island, I could probably set up a bait shack and do okay, but the idea of living like a king in my retirement is mighty tempting, I tell you. So what do you folks think?"
There are two different items that we found:
I assume Ralf has the former and Aerys has the latter, but if you want to switch, that's fine by me.
By the way, something just occurred to me: Ralf can't use any of the scrolls that you gave to him -- he uses the Words of Power spell list, not the regular cleric/oracle spell list.
It's still worth hanging on to them (at least the Raise Dead and Restoration -- the Divination scroll is not that exciting), but we'd have to get our druid soon-to-be party member to use them.
Sam "Torch" McQuarry wrote:
"Perfect," Torch tells Ralf, and then repeats by writing it down for him. "This is just what I was hoping for. You coming to my dinner? I'll want your help for my proposal, for sure."
"You reckon we really could find this missing city?" Ralf ponders as he scratches his chin thoughtfully. "Well...I've been to lots o' queer places in my life, but I've never been to a lost city in the jungle. Maybe it's time to see what one looks like!"
Total: 9429, enough for level 4
It's possible that I'm double-counting, if someone wants to volunteer to check...
Sam "Torch" McQuarry wrote:
I'm terrible at keeping track of XP during my PbPs, but even using Aerys' tally we appear to be short of level 4. Does that look right to everyone else? And can we verify how much XP we're supposed to have at this point?
Remember that Aerys is a replacement PC too, so it's not guaranteed that she'll have the same XP as we do.
When I get home, I'll go through the thread and see what I come up with. Likewise for hero points (which I'm equally lazy at tallying).
When Ralf sees Gelik's new state, his eyes widen. "Ye cats! We better start looking for a way to turn you back to yourself again, little fella! Now if only we can flag down a ship now that the lighthouse is working..."
To the mysterious green lady, he says: "Who's this little green guy -- a friend of yours? Well, how-de-do." He holds out his hand politely.