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Well, I had a concept, and before I dive too far in and get too attached, I wanted to run it by, because it makes some assumptions about who the guard will trust and the politics of how they assign people to special squads on occasion.
Diene, the Crimson Sister
Hailing from Kaer Maga, the city of strangers, the fact that Diena fell in with criminals is not surprising. Quickly becoming a muscle for hire, selling beatings and intimidation, among the underworld, she acquired quite a long list of offenses. She was not a typical thug, using explosively showy kung fu and wearing a signature red outfit. Her lack of stealth soon had a regular squad assigned to hunt her down after a particularly high profile crime.
It was a surprise, however, when Diene dragged the regular squad, beaten black, blue, and unconscious, back to the local station, and she said she wanted to switch sides. Her stated reasoning was that she couldn't advance any further in the underworld without killing innocents, and that she wasn't comfortable doing that. She offered a deal, she'd turn in her long list of criminal acquaintances in return for a position on the force, of all things.
Naturally, the Guard was suspicious, but after Diene lead several successful raids, it seemed she was on the level. The decision was made to move her to a special squad. For all the showiness of her style, her Kung Fu was strong and could be of use, if she ever dropped the other shoe, only a special squad would be able to bring her to justice before dealing damage.
Hello, just wanted to drop by and say that I've really enjoyed reading through this roleplay. Eberron's a great setting and the roleplay so far has really lived up to it. Good show. :)
Well, if I just so happen to sneak in before the cutoff, here's some rolls.
4d6 ⇒ (5, 4, 4, 1) = 144d6 ⇒ (6, 2, 4, 3) = 154d6 ⇒ (1, 4, 4, 4) = 134d6 ⇒ (3, 3, 4, 4) = 144d6 ⇒ (5, 3, 5, 2) = 154d6 ⇒ (5, 3, 1, 6) = 15
13, 13, 12, 11, 13, 14
I shall direct you to the crux of the matter, sir, it's no secret.
Starting at 4th level, a rage prophet’s spells grow more potent when he rages. When using moment of clarity, he adds his barbarian level to his caster level. At 7th level, he adds his Constitution bonus to the save DC of any spells cast while raging.
Combine this with Gestalt, and it's not hard to see how it falls together. Your Barbarian Level will be 18, for starters, and your Con score should be well past the thirties while Greater Raging.
The AoE save or Die I mentioned was just one possibility. You can cast 7th level spells, with a caster level in the upper 30s/low 40s depending on your focus, and a DC through the roof. Pick a nasty spell. Incidentally, you should also have over 300 HP with this build, so you're not exactly becoming a glass cannon to pull it off.
Happy optimizing, all!
Alright, out of those who are possible wielders of Tenro, who wants it?
I'd appreciate it, as Illia currently only has Unholy Blight as her ranged options (which is awesome, as long as we only fight good characters. :P), and Illia can offer Tenro her insane defense.
But, that said, Illia doesn't absolutely need it, so anyone else, feel free to make your pitch!
I'll be changing the RNE Alias into Illia's shortly.
I've got a CL 7 Cleric who's got an open feat slot. But considering that most people liked to talk about Illia more than RNE, I'm imagining that if either of my characters actually manages to make it in, it'll be Illia.
Come now, if you can't cow Illia into some horrible contract, Orfomay, who could you cow into some horrible contract*? Illia, while lawful evil, is about as good at the whole devil-contract thing as a celestial kitten. Granted, a celestial kitten with 124 HP, AC 34**, fair saving throws, and SR 20.
*I got the impression that this was something you did, given your whole maniacal thing about crafting people stuff in return for money and their souls.
**Who specializes in fighting defensively for MORE AC. :P
Hmmm, I'd say a thing about how everyone in an infiltration squad needs at least some bluff so the plan doesn't fall apart when someone talks to the non-face, but seeing as you are a ghost, I don't think people get to talk to you when you don't want them too.
Oooh, don't get too proud of that bluff check. If the GM wants to use anyone even capable of beating Scarletrose's Delyliath's +29, you and me's mere +19s would be child's squirming all antsy like when trying to tell a fib.
Haha, yeah, that's why RNE is CN and still hasn't chosen which type of energy he channels until the final party selection. :P
If Crimson Stranger wanted too, she could probably run four teams of "High Cha Gal Squad Infiltrators", "Undead Death Squad of Deathiness", "Assorted Deadly Monsters and a few Half-Whatevers", and finally "Various Drow out for Vengeance".
Hehe, now that you mention the seduction mistresses, I find it hilarious that the person with "the Seducer" in their name probably has the lowest Cha of any female character proposed on this thread so far by 8. :P
Hmmm... Now that I think about it, one of our greatest weaknesses as a party, depending on who is getting picked, is that everybody's SR makes it difficult for us to do in-combat healing/buffing.
May have to pick up Spell Penetration for RNE.
Breeding true is a very technical term when your offspring has the same phenotype as you. An example is inbred Siamese cats whose children are only Siamese cats with the exact same phenotype.
Half-whatevers are capable of breeding true with other half-whatevers in Pathfinder, given sufficient inbreeding, but their original creation is not breeding true. At least I don't think so.
If you're fine with just having kids, considering the party make up... You have loooots of options.
Next time on Agents of the Darklands!
Illia has pretty ridiculous defense, I'll give her that, but unless her targets are good aligned, she's got no firepower compared to an optimized CR 9 martial. She's got no way as a tank to force them to target her through offense, so she'll have to get creative.
Yeah, but do we have any wishers? Those things are pretty easy to spot in play. If someone casts wish at all, much less every hour, everyone's hackles would be quite raised.
Ah, must have missed that, Monkey. Which character is yours again? If it's an open submission that is, don't want to pry. ;P
Actually, a Level 3 Player Character is CR 3. Why? Because of PC gear.
Levels correspond directly to CR, as long as you have PC gear. 3 levels is only CR 2 if you are an NPC with NPC gear.
That's right, an Erinyes with magical gear and a class level is CR9!
"25,000 starting gold. At least 5,000 gp of this must be towards a single item (or just a pot of cash), which was given to you as “advance payment” for heeding the call of the Crimson Stranger and agreeing to perform a mission in her service."
Fiiiirst... Poooosst. :P
Alright! I'll rework RNE without the Advanced template. I'll either throw more points into his constructiness or find another cool template for the mad strategist.
Already got Illia reworked. More Con and Cha for the Awkward Erinyes.
Hehee, I'm only a tome of charisma +3 and headband +6 behind you now, Delyiath! :P
I think the Dapper Croc has decided to put off final balancing until he's settled on a party. The balance of the party is likely most important with respect to each other, rather than to a normal level of play.