Heya all, ran this game at Psycon Five, loved running it.
When I was playing Myrosype the PCs latched onto her politeness, so I kept that up but would subtly imply things would go down at the final party (hers). I'd have her say things like, "Oh my dear little Pathfinders, I have a surprise for you at my party. It's to die for." and, "Don't worry. My party'll be a *scream*.", along with occasionally making references to the "climatic finish" she's "sanguine" they'll enjoy.
My party were expecting a fight at the end, accordingly, so her bartering with them was unexpected and fun.
As much as I liked this mod, it did have some editing problems. Specifically:
- Vayde's secret (that he's actually a Grimspawn tiefling) is not reflected in his stat-block, where he is listed as human. There's no DC listed to find this out that I could find, but I had my players roll a Knowledge (The Planes) check at the beginning of the game, and the life oracle with max ranks rolled a natural 20, so I had him able to identify this when meeting him, which made the encounters with him a *lot* more fun (especially because, in the gala, I had Vayde dress up as an angel).
- Myrosype was not statted at all, apart from her level, which posed a challenge for the game. If the players invite her to take a bite of the Chuul tentacles, what's her save? What's her perform (dance) skill for the gala? What's her alternate identity like? What Vigilante class features does she have?
Ultimately, I head-cannoned that her alternate form was Catscratch, a Warlock Vigilante specialized in melee and ranged attacks (and a white, hissing cat familiar named Nefaria). Fortunately, apart from the familiar who basically served as something the party could pick on a bit, none of that got to see any play at all because my table were sensible and didn't make her roll too much. It was always in the back of my mind, though.
I almost considered having her appear as her Vigilante identity during the deal making phase of her party, but I thought that would be too much (and lead to people rolling initiative on sight), so I actually went the other way, and had her servant call the group up to her private quarters, where she was taking a bath and clearly not a threat to them.
Any time she needed to roll a dice, I just used the principle that if I rolled low she failed or that if I rolled high she succeeded, or used whatever outcome was best for the narrative.
- Duskspawn vs Duskpawn, as has been already pointed out.
- The module indicates that Myrosype is a silver Aspis agent, but her description (and picture) show her prominently wearing a gold badge. I made the decision to have her be a gold agent since that's the picture I handed out to everyone, and it makes sense that, given the other NPCs wealth and level, she should be gold.
And that's about it, really.
It was kind of odd that Temel Passad's new picture was used on the cover, but not inside. Not necessarily an error, just strange.
My group actually managed to avoid the first fight by staying way, way back and talking from a distance. She eventually realised the ruse had failed, that they were too far away to hurt, and just left. So I ran it with no combat.
Other than that... it's a mighty fine mod, and I'm itching to see Myrosype show up in another mod. :D