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Re Greta. There is another way to make the rime pelt semi-permanent.
So thats still a 2hours/day... and a room full of ~150 heterochromatic winter wolf clones in various stages of growth.
As for small being able to get thru with a escape artist check... well... ya know. Seriously. A ½Ling is 3' tall. This gate is half that. You thing you could as a 6' tall guy crawl thru a 3' diameter ring? :D
Wanna look up some basic army camp videos of crawling excercises? 10" being a limit there often.. and this isnt even special forces.
And not just small. All it comes down to is the head, once that is thru, everything else fits too. Unless ofcourse one is in terrible shape...
Even 12" would be doable, but that would already require some serious squeezing. That, or being downright athletic. Anyways, 18" is more than enough space for a medium sized person. But then there is that 100lbs limit, which is a lot tougher. If one chooses to enforce it.
Dragon steeds, pet balors (or other big tough meaty teleporting thingy with innate spells) and the like. Fabricate and craft:jewellery is used to gain the cash. Or improve upon the crafting scheme by simulacruing the master craftsmen of the realm... then set up a sweatshop. Churnig out supercheap masterworks. And no need to pay or feed your simulacrums.
Balors are quite capable of teleporting and doing the adventuring for you... so you can be a stay at the tower wizard after level 13. Perhaps sovereign glue a portable gate to the chest of one of the balors so you can toss spells thru that hole and see what your balors are doing.
Then there is this spell that allows for no end of sheaniganics. Like your balors, sculpt them into the shape of staffs and tell them to obey anyone that holds them. I bet you can sell those weapons for quite a profit ;)
Or a Djinni shaped into a table. Now its always covered in fresh foods, wines etc :D
Oh and interrogations. The big bad guy has some secrets? Make a simulacrum, or several. Theres a 50% chance it remembers and a 100% chance of being willing to tell.
And then ofcourse, if charm person fails you.. you can use the spell to create your own umm.. companions. Perhaps even messing with the royal bloodline by making pricess copies. And youll be the father of a whole lot of those offsprings. Very useful if there are some "gotta be of the royal bloodline to.." artifacts/doors etc. Now your simulacrum or even live kids/apprentices can operate those.
Letsee. Undead, desert (hot, no water)
Whoever, but get a tear of burning flame symbiont. Great lil undead blasting ability with immortality, fire immunity, sterility, sustenance (no need to haul water, food), telepathy, mind reading and flame making as innate powers. Oh and spell resistance.
If the world fails to give you one, use the simulacrum spell. Or hire someone to cast it for you.
Thats a good pile of "free" equipment ;)
And lets not forget cybernetic implants. From the razor/tool hand to synthetic heart and brain implant. Skinweave (natural armor +10, but charisma -4 ie the amazing rubberman). Biomonitor!
And then the doityourself plasmapistols.
Got to grab a craft tech item feat, some skill, identify/use technology and then with the tech skill know what to loot and allow the greatest use out of those.
Then go entirely nuts and enchant the technology.. :p
Starting strength 10 (fairly regular for a sorcerer, best suited thanks to charisma demand for bloodlines & feats for such)
In other words, barely.
Oh and while at it 1/2 iron golem +14
..while large.. and being a ironplated, furry, 1/2 dragon..
Next you need some ioun stone of restoration -all the time- item. And then you are set at cheating the world out of wishes ;)
...and incidentally, with anthaul, those 20'*20'*20' stoneblocks arent really stopping you anymore. You just lift them. And you can probly also take castlewalls apart.. lift a section of the wall and remove a few stones from underneath.. then watch the whole thing collapse
Read "the hound" by HPL. Its on the interwebs, and well past common human heritage. ie noone owns it anymore. The page is dagonbytes.
Id say those collectors of corpses and students of the decadent are CN. Evil you only become when actively seeking to harm others. Merely being shocking and out of touch with reality does not make you evil. Chaotic people dont really care about the law.
...so someone that allows himself to be mounted by stray dogs in the market place, stands outside windows masturbating etc..
There shouldnt be any property taxes, as there are no income taxes. Government goes to the richest people that then pay for everything from their own pockets... but also get to set laws, like selling out monopolies.
If the duties are too onerous, like service while the fields are left to rot or the justice too unjust, you have a proletarian revolution. Otherwise the self-elected oligarcs stay in power and profit from their monopolies & use their own troops to keep the peasants in order.
The place would have to have open savannas, lions would be common enough and horselords are optional.
If anyone remembers this lil solo:
Im sort of thinking Taldor, but isnt that place crowded by small villages?
In essence combining the traits of timeless demiplanes, and a magical effect casting major creation at will.
So as long as this STUFF stays inside the demiplane/castle/pocket(?!) its real forever.. but remove it and the time starts ticking.
So is this imaginary gold, gems, mithral etc good for anything?
Aside from having your castle fitted out with the neatest semi-theft-proof interior decoration, that arent even illusions... you could create literally ANYTHING. That includes food, poisons, special oils..
That should include magical items. Golems. Simulacras. No shortage of healing magic, just need to get home. Too bad spellcomponents are excluded tho.
So okie, you make a staff of power, waste 100 days and cannot take it out of your home, or it will fall apart. Still feeling bright?
(why do feel this post will result in major creation being rewritten to exclude magic item creation aswell? lol)
Cast CLONE (and somehow avoiding the material component of a live linnorm). As the original linnorm is alive, you end up with a dead linnorm clone.
Turn that into a nice skull-throne, some scale&bone armor and a few weapons. Oh and more salted meat than you can ever stomach.
Or even hire someone lvl 15 to cast the clone spell for you.
I dont think golarion law knows extenuating circumstances or similar ideas.
Except curses and similar reasons.
Otoh menaces that arent curable are just plain menaces. If they cannot control themselves, like the insane or werewolf.. they are simply to be put down like the beasts that they are.
Similar, it is legal to loot the entire wealth of those you have killed under those legal circumstances.
Might is Right!
well yes, but there are other ways to gear up aswell. like endless minitrinkets that are modified to be slotless. all of which adds up to a impressive magical armory of immunities and convenient powers at will.
simulcra this lil baby http://www.d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/monster-listings/oozes/tear-of-nuruu-gal low cr, so a few skillpoints in know dungeon ought to be enough
and all your problems are over.
Seems like the major problems can be mnostly negotiated, rather than doing it sword and fireball thru consequtive rooms in a dungeon as the AP appears to be marketed.
Yes, an option to talk with the girls.
Not too much actual battle that cannot be avoided by being even moderately diplomatic.
A Colossal++ thanks for that, I love the diplo, but wish it could have been actually marketed as such, rather than figurimg it out later. But then, I dont know what the rest will look like...
Invisible, mind blank, blinking, deathwarded dragon flying. Iron golems on the floor.. which btw is lava, 5' deep! (20d6 fire/round + drowning) Walls are covered in hallucinogenic acid. Ofcourse illusions make it look like any old boring cave.
Maybe its a DarkRed Dragon. As in a half-Black, Red. Thus immune to the acid on the walls. Perhaps even capable of switching its breath weapon (too bad the players invested in immunity against fire..)
Dragon ofourse has a wand of shrink item and has turned a zillion big rocks into tiny pebbles. Just ready to be droopped. Worth another 40d6 of impact?
Wanna go all nasty, then awakened demi lich/dracolich. And all of the cave is also unhallowed & fear causing.
The dragon ofcourse has a demiplane up at the celing, up there 300' above the lava sea. A hideaway for treasure and rest.
Elements. Death, pain, fear, stunnings. Soulsucking AND Fire/Acid breath. Immune naturally to just about anything and everything.
Make it airless & energy draining & negative fast heal as per negative plane just makes it ever more fun. There is ofcourse an ILLUSION that makes you think you can breathe. Bwuahhha!
And then there is the Nidal syrup. Extracted from sentient beings thru torture, it is distilled hope. Few can guess how its made, but good organisations have made sure to ban it and possession of this immorally produced substance will result in confiscation, whippings and dungeontime. It is reported to be quite delicious and light, and adds a +4 luck bonus (as per stone of luck) for an hour.
Cost 500gp/serving. (where availabls) (2000gp where illegal)
Fruit trees and pepper-vines, permanent unseen servants picking the peppers. Simulacred lantern archons exporting around the world.
Or wall of iron+fabricate
...or just a old city watch job & cloudkilling sewer goblins..
Hmm... actually a pile of gold would not be out of line in a demiplane. Metals used to be gathered like that, in nearly pure boulders just lying there.
Only when people ran out of the easy boulders, did they start mining. And nowadays one can be happy to find ore with 1:1000 mineral to rock.
Anyways, i would make several demiplanes. Not just one. And mostly in the worm of a continuation of the tower from where they start. Like rooms..
Naturally bountiful. Maybe its just like appletrees in the middle of the rooms. Some with regular time, but atleast one with no time. The one without time would be for summoning stuff that would stay around forever (atleast inside that demiplane)
To be used for making applesauce by a horde of permanent unseen servants.