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Despite assurances otherwise, it does in fact appear that Amir is a thief seeing as both the scroll and bow were in Karethas' possession, but now appear claimed by the rogue.


Faelar sighs, "Thank you, Karethas." Then his face brightens as something occurs to him, "Undra hates red! Let's paint the town red! That will keep her away. That will be my new duty. Qilue can surely make a brilliant red paint that will be long lasting..." Faelar wanders off making plans and Almah dismisses you with a smile.

Amir corners Garavel on the stairs, but finds the major domo dubious about his request.


Almah smiles, "Good. I have found Imam Zayifid to be most accommodating. Garavel will make the arrangements and accompany you with what force he believes necessary with an eye toward speed. I believe you can make it in a week without any delays."

"Amir, we will miss your efforts toward rebuilding the lower town. I shall have a more formal position for you once you return. Until then, please take these small tokens of our thanks." She gestures and Garavel provides each of the three survivors a golden medallion engraved with the Roveshki house seal, a crescent moon and seven pointed star. He then hands you each a bag of jewels worth 2000 gold scarabs. An extra bag and medallion are provided for Kzrira once she is restored.

Faelar looks mournful through the process and finally sputters out, "I will not be going to Katapesh, my friends. I cannot bear to leave Qilue once again. I will be here when you return though my heart breaks not to be able to study that wondrous scroll. I trust you will tell me all about it, Karethas."


waiting for Nasir.


Almah glances at Garavel, "You will be returning to Katapesh City then? Garavel mentioned that you sought to restore Kzrira. Unfortunately, we do not have much to offer in the way of powerful priests or knowledgeable scholars, Faelar excepted of course."

"I do hope that you plan to return. There is no longer the immediate threat of the Carrion King, but I rest easier knowing that there are powerful heroes near. I know you must be in a hurry, but if you can but delay two days, I will gather a suitable host to escort your caravan to the capitol."


The girlish excitement fades from the young princess' face and she takes on a more mature demeanor again. "Perhaps you are right, Amir. But what do you plan to do with it? Will you sell it?"

*******

Varkata's companion smiles broadly, "The Brazen Peaks! I couldn't quite place your looks. You must be Jann, yeah? Tall, beautiful thing like you. You know what my wish is...?" The man bounces his eyebrows as he leers at the cleric.

Nasir's new friend seems deep in thought a moment and then reaches down the front of his loose pants for a closer inspection. Finally, he pulls the front of his pants out a bit for a visual inspection and breaks into a wide grin. Securing his pants, he pounds Nasir on the arm, "You did it!" he shouts excitedly and spins toward the first woman he see, a tall tattooed half-orc female.

Varkata's suitor's love talk is interrupted by an excitable short scarred man that hitches a thumb back at a handsome man as tall as Varakata if not quite the same breadth. "This guy just healed me up! I'm back in business, baby!"


Amir, Karethas and Faelar slip up the stairs to the princess' audience chamber. Where once gnolls lurked at the top of the narrow stairs, half-orc mamluks, warrior slaves specially bred on the slaver stronghold of Okeno, now stand silently at attention.

Garavel greets you and leads you to the nicely appointed room where the princess awaits. She warmly greets you and congratulates you on your success. After a suitable time, the conversation turns to Faelar's final reveal.

"It was perhaps not wise to mention a priceless artifact in common company. I am aware that much of Kelmarane's population still consists of bandits and outlaws though through honest trade, this will hopefully wane as more legitimate jobs become available."

"But this scroll... When I was a girl, I was told tales of mighty Nex and I remember hearing tell of a hidden paradise of wonders which he used to entertain powerful genies and demi-gods. It was called Kakishon. No one could say where it was and most thought it just a legend. This scroll, what does it say? Is it a map? May I see it?"

*******
Downstairs, Varkata and Nasir are surrounded by the throng. A short scarred man approaches Nasir, "You're one of those priests over at the monastery, right? Can you do anything for, um you know." He points at his groin. "That whorehouse down by the river got half the men in town before they closed it down."

Varkata has an encounter with another curious gent with a drink in his hand. Not his first by the look of it. "Wow, you're tall. I like big girls. Say where you from?"


oooh just in time : ) I was hoping for an Academy Awards type band send off, but good enough.

This time, Faelar is drowned out by a phantom cheer which is joined by a somewhat confused few crowd members and quickly grows into unanimous applause.

The princess comes to Karethas' rescue, "I think not tonight, Karethas. Faelar, let us save something for tomorrow night. Your tale has left me quite exhausted. Thank you. I declare the next four days a celebration of our heroes' triumph over the Carrion King. Faelar will entertain us with his wonderful tales each night and there will be food and drink for all!"

This announcement is met with thunderous applause and a cheer that nearly deafens you as it echoes through the domed hall. As the crowd presses toward the bar, the princess surreptitiously waves the surviving heroes up to the balcony.


”There is more to tell:,” Faelar teases, ”Undra’s return, the god of the carrion pit, the wonder-filled oasis in the heart of the mountain, the haunted tombs of the beast-worshippers and the recovery of a long lost artifact from Nex himself that I look forward to studying- the Scroll of Kak-“

Faelar stops a moment to acknowledge Karethas' frantic waving. "Oh, I think Karethas wants to show it to us. How exciting. Karethas will now present the lost scroll of KAK-!"


it will likely take something a bit more direct to stop the blathering Wisdom 8 bard...


It is clear to the old-timers that the spoiled young princess they first met has continued to mature into a strong leader. The absence of the perverse div, Undra, has likely aided in the change.

All attention turns to the tall young elf on the stage. Faelar begins by bowing gracefully to the balcony and then turning in a circle to take in the audience around him. With a smile he begins, ”Good friends, fellow citizens of Katapesh! The Carrion King is dead. That is easily said, but it was not so easily accomplished…”

He tells of the journey to Pale Mountain: the roc, the blinding of Kzrira and encounter with the weird gnome slave. By the time he tells of finally reaching the mountain, the lamplighters are making their rounds as the day's last light quickly fades from inside the Tower Market. Faelar pauses at the distraction as the lamplighters have to shove their way through the crowds to reach the lamps around the foot of the stage.

Once all the nightly preparations have been finished, he begins again, ”The gnolls had all gathered atop the peak of Pale Mountain at the dreaded House of the Beast where the Carrion King lairs, but the gnome called Little Bug pointed out that a cave into the mountain had been left unguarded. We soon discovered that it was unguarded only because the young and old gnolls left behind had all been slain by ancient stinking reptile-men from the deepest depths of the EARTH!”

The dim light suits his description next of the battle with the troglodytes and ascent up the volcano to the lower levels of the House of the Beast. He tells of the giant gnoll mutants, strange alchemist that created them and finally the climactic battle with the Carrion King. There is a collective gasp as Kzrira is cloven by the great axe with Amir unconscious and near death as well. Then there is a collective sigh as the gravely wounded gnoll warlord finally succumbs to a blow from behind dealt by a conjured rocky elemental.

”There is more to tell:,” Faelar teases, ”Undra’s return, the god of the carrion pit, the wonder-filled oasis in the heart of the mountain, the haunted tombs of the beast-worshippers and the recovery of a long lost artifact from Nex himself that I look forward to studying- the Scroll of Kak-“


yeah, I figured it'd be slow over a holiday weekend.

If no one has anything I'll just push on with the Bard's Tale. There will likely be a quick audience with Almah afterwards and then we can get on with the caravan to Katapesh City where everyone will be introduced.


Kzrira Maiwith wrote:
I might have time to type a Faelar entry tomorrow, but cannot guaranty I will.

I've got Faelar covered. Don't worry about it.


I'm not sure how familiar our newcomers are with the AP, but this seemed a nice way to give a quick recap of the story so far. Feel free to step into the story to place yourselves or give your perceptions.


Princess Almah stands before the throne dressed in a deep blue gown embroidered in thread of gold and glittering with sequins and small bits of pounded gold. Garavel wears his usual understated white robes and kaftan. The princess raises her arms to silence the crowds and addresses all within.

”Welcome, welcome all my loyal people and welcome most of all Heroes of Kelmarane!” There is a deafening roar from the crowd filling the ground floor. Some of the nearby men pound the old rogue and young wizard on the back. Faelar has already stepped clear and onto the stage.
Once the tumult dies down, Almah continues, ”It is hard to believe that it has not even been a year since our heroes first appeared and liberated our town from the foul grasp of the Carrion King and his twisted Janni servant. Since then we have grown to over four hundred souls. The Temple of Abadar is almost restored and business has thrived. But, there has been a shadow looming over all our successes. The Carrion King and his feral gnolls lurked in the mountains to the west. Every night we heard the savage howl and wondered when we might face the bloodthirsty hordes!”

”Our brave heroes confronted this threat head on and they have succeeded!” The crowd roars to life once again. A few bottles are broken as toasts are proposed and glass and ceramic smashed together or just thrown to the ground.

There is a long pause to give the crowd time to settle. Almah raises her pale arms once again to silence the cheers. ”Our joy is only tempered by the loss of one of the companions. Kzrira the Gnoll Slayer sacrificed herself bravely for all our sakes. May the Gods mercifully restore her to us. And now to tell the tale, our very own Master Naghali, Faelar Braegan!”


Zayifid grasps Amir’s hand between his, ”Certainly, my friend.”

A crowd has quickly gathered around the tall domed Tower Market pushing through the main double doors to hear of the Carrion King’s defeat. You cannot help noticing that though the community has swollen with workers, there are still many rough looking figures more likely to be smugglers, pesh dealers and possibly even bandits. There is a noticeable population of half-orcs in the form of imported mamluks from Okeno that guard the upper town. They are all identically armed in breastplate and hooked halberds and well disciplined.

Inside, the wide corridor ends in a big round room some 100 feet in diameter centered on a sunken 25’diameter stage. Two rows of benches step down to the stage. Light streams down from the clerestory windows just below the dome over two stories above. Open shops line the western hemi-circle, the SW quarter is close and a bar fills the NW quarter. About twenty feet above is a balcony with a throne.

Among the jostling crowd, you spot Faelar at the edge of the stage speaking with his halfling bride standing on the bench. The tall elf looks somewhat awkward as he bends down to kiss Qilue and then glance about for his companions. By the time Amir and Karethas reach him, Princess Almah has appeared on the balcony with Garavel at her side as always.


Reincarnation really isn't as much fun since they took critters out of the mix. I had an NPC wizard's apprentice that came back as a bear once. He was hell on the lab...

I'll give Amir and Karethas a chance to wrap up with Zayifid and then move on to the Big Shew!


actually it occurs to me that Kzrira would be very ruptured from a really big axe, but we'll assume she was bound and shrouded before being tossed in the sack.


Welcome! You would both likely attend story time at the Tower Market. Not all of the town, but a sizable part of the growing population will be there.

Varkata is quite likely to have heard of the foray against the Carrion King and might even have heard of Kzrira who has gained a regional reputation as a gnoll killer.

Nasir would possibly have been part of the delegation from Solku looking to restore the monastery outside of town though he won't have to be tied to it.


Zayifid leads you to a side chamber with a raised bench that will serve for a mortuary. Getting Kzrira out of the bag is a rather gruesome and difficult task; her body is bloated and stiff with rigor mortis. The stench is pretty awful as well.

The priest wraps a scarf over his lower face and studies the stiff darkened corpse carefully. Finally, he nods, "It is close, but body has not ruptured and the putrefaction is not yet complete. It is fortunate that she was held in the dry cool environment of the bag. I have the spell prepared and will cast it immediately. It will halt any further decomposition for one week."

So saying, he sprinkles salt over the body and offers prayers to Abadar. A copper piece is placed over each of the sunken eyes. The body is not repaired, but the stink disappears.

It is not long after that one of the workmen knocks cautiously to tell you that Almah has summoned the heroes to the Tower Market to tell of the slaying of the Carrion King.


apparently the Carrion King won't STAY DEAD!

this is a duplicate thread and the needed players have been recruited. SO please disregard.


Alright, it looks to be a split decision. Some preferred the meaty/mendy mix of the paladin and others were intrigued by the exotic half-orc cleric. The GM is a little concerned that a party of 5 may give the advantage to the players which is something he can't stand!

but there you are.

Nasir and Tilnar- Would you care to join us at the Casbah?

here

Thanks everyone for the interesting candidates!


The priest notices the conjurer's rueful look, "Ah, fear not Karethas, the statue of Sarenrae is safely stored in the vaults below for now. It is my hope that someday Sarenrae will be represented in Kelmarane and the statue may be a welcoming gift. Unfortunately, the Pactmasters will not allow it for now given the unpleasant circumstances that led to the fall of the town."

"I certainly do not feel any rivalry and would see a mosque established here as an ally against the gnolls and other threats in the wilderness surrounding us. If you would feel more comfortable with the statue displayed in the monastery, I would be happy to see it done."

He is overtly saddened by Amir's news and shakes his head in sorrow, "A mighty warrior and noble sacrifice. Sadly, I am not blessed with the power to restore the dead. Such ability is granted only to the most powerful priests."

"You should travel to the capitol and petition at the Immaculate Vault. I will send an envoy and a personal letter of recommendation. I can preserve the body to prevent any further degradation. I hope it has not been too many days or she might be beyond even Master Abdul-Abadar's abilities."


OK, Final tally:

Void Dragon- Hector Starwatcher- Oracle 6
Wack-a-Rogue- Abdul al'Akbar- Pal 2/ Oracle 4
Vanulf Wolfson- Nasir ibn Al'Said- Paladin 6
Adam Warnock- Garra- Fighter 6
TarkXT- Aliyeh- Clr or Inquisitor 6
Chainmail- Luther Lightblade- Clr?
Alistus- Ftr?
Dread Pirate Hurley- Druid?
Iron Desk- Reta mem Sota- Drd 6
Tilnar- Varkata- Clr 6

I'm going to close out the candidate process here and pow-wow with my players for a final decision in the next day or two. Thanks for all the great entries!


The list ( let me know if I missed anyone):

Void Dragon- Hector Starwatcher- Oracle 6
Wack-a-Rogue- Abdul al'Akbar- Pal 2/ Oracle 4
Vanulf Wolfson- Nasir ibn Al'Said- Paladin 6
Adam Warnock- Garra- Fighter 6
TarkXT- Aliyeh- Clr or Inquisitor 6
Chainmail- Luther Lightblade- Clr
Alistus- Ftr
Dread Pirate Hurley- Druid?
Iron Desk- Reta mem Sota- Drd 6
Tilnar- Clr+?

I'm really appreciating the backgrounds. Very creative and thank you for actually making them fit the setting.

Nominations will be open until tonight and we should be able to decide quickly thereafter.


You leave the palace and quickly make your way to the nearby Temple of Abadar. The condition of the structure is much improved from when you first saw it. The late afternoon sun glints off the burnished golden domes and the Master of the First Vault statue that has replaced the statue of Sarenrae.

Beyond the heavy steel doors you enter the courtyard where once the bleached bones of dead priests and Pactmaster guards lie. They are all gone now and the damage repaired and marble floor polished to reflect blue sky through the scaffolding of the dome being rebuilt overhead.

Zayifid is quickly summoned by the workmen who are completing the restoration. The charismatic priest greets you warmly. "Amir! Praise Abadar that you live! I assume that the Carrion King does not? Once again your group has been invaluable to the security of Kelmarane. We cannot thank you enough."

"And Karethas looks well. How are your other companions? I assume Princess Amlah will once again be calling for celebration."


WerePox47 wrote:
Would you allow any of the Advanced Class Guide classes? Specifically the Shaman?

Sorry, no ACG. Not really familiar enough with the new classes.


Tilnar wrote:
Would you allow the Varisian Pilgrim cleric archetype from Inner Sea Magic?

certainly!


OK, the current tally. As mentioned I'll leave it open until Tues and have a decision before the end of the week.

Void Dragon- Hector Starwatcher- Oracle 6
Wack-a-Rogue- Abdul al'Akbar- Pal 2/ Oracle 4
Vanulf Wolfson- Nasir ibn Al'Said- Paladin 6
Adam Warnock- Garra- Fighter 6
TarkXT- Aliyeh- Clr or Inquisitor 6


AdamWarnock wrote:


EDIT: Also, is it average HP?

Yeah, just go with average.


Scritch. wrote:
She's a melee focused skill monkey.

Sorry. We'f already GOT WAN! (more or less)


make that wizard school drop-out Conjurer. just saying.


Garavel's voice remains flat, "I am sorry to hear that. I hoped she was merely running an errand. If you have not visited Imam Zayifid you should do so now. The princess may be a while. We shall gather in the Tower Market to hear your story."

Faelar smiles, "I would be happy to tell the tale though I'd like first to see Qilue. I am certain she has been worried." He hands the bow to Karethas. "Maybe you should watch this. To be honest, it gives me nightmares. I think it is haunted, " he whispers.


IronDesk wrote:
What are your thoughts on a Suli PC?

It'll be open until Tues or Wed. Suli are fine.


anyone living want to reply?


OK, three candidates so far:

Void Dragon- Hector Starwatcher- Oracle 6
Wack-a-Rogue- Abdul al'Akbar- Pal 2/ Oracle 4
Vanulf Wolfson- Nasir ibn Al'Said- Paladin (6?)

Vanulf- would you mind sketching Nasir out at level 6 so I have a better idea what you'd actually be playing? I'd probably allow the dual scimitars.

I appreciate the appropriate backgrounds all.

I'll likely leave it open until Tues-Wed and decide after discussion with my players.


That's correct. The bard was the main source of healing and buffing and his disappearance is the main reason we're recruiting.

The archer will most likely soon be restored.


1 Wand of Spiritual Weapon (17 charges)
3 Ornate Hookahs 3 @ 50
Book of erotic poetry @ 135
Alabaster Jewelry box @ 50
broken urn @ 130
6 bottles of bitter wine 6@ 5


mermaid would indeed be a hard sell. As mentioned, I'm looking for the best fit healer so the more variety the better.

Also, to help with selection, give me a little character background and personality. I don't need a novella, but I want to see a character that fits in with the setting and feel of the game.


Whack-a-Rogue wrote:
Are archetypes allowed?

usually fine. What'd you have in mind?


Karethas ibn Faradin wrote:
The reason I am so eager to get to 7th level is to change over to a familiar. I was thinking a Lyrakien azata.

I think that would be OK though I might like to re-skin it a bit to make it more genie-like possibly.

oh, and loot value to follow when I have some time to look them up.


It is Hadar and Hadra that first spot the returning heroes. With the increasing development of the upper town, they have moved the herds to the riverside outside town. Hadar gives a welcoming cry and even little Rombard leaps up and down kicking his hooves high at your approach.

Hadar stays to watch the herd while Hadra leads the quickly growing procession through the lower town and up the road to the Market and Palace. Her ululations merge with that of several other town's women as you approach the palace.

The guards run to notify Almah as you enter the main hall. Garavel arrives quickly while the princess prepares to receive you. The tall majordomo doesn't look happy to see you, but you recall that thanks to the Pactmasters' favor, he really can't feel any emotions.

"Welcome," he speaks loudly yet coolly, "we are glad to see that you have returned. Can we assume your expedition was a success?"


Kzrira Maiwith wrote:
I'm lovable like a dead body in a sack.

To be clear, I don't kill all my players off, just the ones that don't know when to be quiet.

Shhhh! You're scaring off the fresh meat...


put the damned thread in the wrong place.

It's here


...and a powerful artifact found.

This is an ongoing highly modified Legacy of Fire PbP looking for 1 to 2 new players. We just finished the second book of the AP and characters are 6th level.

Line-up includes a currently deceased archer (possibly to be raised), a rogue swordsman, and a conjuring wizard. So a healer type would be nice.

Standard 20 point buy, 2 traits, 8000gp seed money. Everything in the Core Rule Book and Advanced Player’s Guide is fine. No 3pp and I'll consider other books on a case-by-case basis, but I do try to keep a tight rein on things.

NOTE: I run things a little lower powered. This is a 3.5 AP though I'm running it with PF rules. I've found that it is easier to keep things pulled in a bit rather than allow it to become an arms race.

Please be able to post an average of once a day.

This AP is set in Katapesh and I'd like PCs that fit in and make good use of the Arabian Nights flavor.

Game is HERE
Please feel free to post any questions.


here's the recruitment: link

pass it on.


...and a powerful artifact found.

This is an going highly modified Legacy of Fire PbP looking for 1 to 2 new players. We just finished the second book of the AP and are 6th level.

Line-up includes a currently deceased archer (possibly to be raised), a rogue swordsman, and a conjuring wizard. So a healer type would be nice.

Standard 20 point buy, 2 traits, 8000gp seed money. Everything in the Core Rule Book and Advanced Player’s Guide is fine. No 3pp and I'll consider other books, but I do try to keep a tight rein on things.

NOTE: I run things a little lower powered. This is a 3.5 AP though I'm running it with PF rules. I've found that it is easier to keep things pulled in a bit rather than allow it to become an arms race.

Please be able to post an average of once a day.

This AP is set in Katapesh and I'd like PCs that fit in and make good use of the Arabian Nights flavor.

Game is HERE
Please feel free to post any questions.


um, yes. ; )


Kzrira Maiwith wrote:
Regarding Kzrira, I could always create a new character. It will be sad to see her go, but I could find something to fill the gap. The real question is whether the Tempest Bow would stay a bow, or switch to something else - sword, rapier, etc. depending on what was chosen.

Ah Tirion, if there's one thing I know about you, it's that you definitely love building and tinkering with characters. more than you like playing them perhaps ; ) maybe a new PC. what were you thinking? I do shudder to let you build from scratch however with your penchant for hot rod builds.

The Tempest Staff idea may not be a bad idea actually. I hope I'm not spoiling anything, but book 4 will really hose Karethas as a conjurer. Even more than the wish warp...

I've been thinking about it and trying to find some work arounds. One involved maybe a fancy familiar like a gen that could help with casting kinda like the daivrat prestige class. but a staff could help out as well.


Away from the falls, a warm breeze rises up the cliff along with a faint stench from Amir's portable body bag.

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