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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Dedicated Voter, 2014 Marathon Voter, 2015 Dedicated Voter. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 502 posts (6,505 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. 1 wishlist. 21 Pathfinder Society characters. 24 aliases.


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perception: +9, HP:32, Saves: Fort: +6, Ref: +2, Will: +3,

Rae sputters as her sister jostles her. "Be careful, Sol! Yeah, we should return them to uhhh, whatever it is that dead things are supposed to be." She represses a shudder at the thought of more of those nasty moving bone things.

"Are you awake, Pillette? We should get back in there and give those creeps the What for before they decide to expand their family while we're not looking." The rangy woman smashes her fist into palm with grim determination before swinging to her feet. In two strides, her sword is in hand and she is ready to go back in.


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Rae shakes her head ruefully, though more than a little humor dances in her eyes, "I would offer to do it for you, Mort, but it seems pretty tied to you. If you tried to leave it, it might throw a temper tantrum. I would hate to see it killed before we can find a buyer for it. Maybe you can dance walk it on up to the Smith's with you. " she offers helpfully. "I'll even go with you, to watch the mayhem unfold to help, if it gets upset."

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Painlord wrote:
Painlord is usually drunk by this point and is happy to be merely clothed and not dancing naked upon the tables.

Yes, this makes many of us very happy.


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Mortimer Smith wrote:
"I'm glad to see you again, Rae!" he says, summoning as much sincerity into his tone as possible.

"Uh-huh. Glad to see you're none the worse the wear for your time as a 'ghost-host'." Trickier than the usual lines, but come *ON*! 'I was possessed!'???? *really*!?!? Rae snorts and keeps walking, nudging into Sol to head her a little further away from Mort.


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Perc.+5 hp:12/18, AC 17, T:13, FF: 14, Saves: F: 3, REF: 3, Wis: -1, (+2 vs enchant)

Candrana attacks again, "Come on, Aodan, Davros! Let's end this! Yes, you too, Scalebrain!"

rapier: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (15) + 3 = 181d6 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 1 = 5
short sword: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (17) + 3 = 201d6 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 1 = 7

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Mark Sweetman wrote:
To me it's enough of an imposition to request prospective players to put forward a character concept plus a bit of background.

This is an excellent point to make and let me say that I agree completely.

Different GMs will value different things...and different players may or may not match what you are looking for.

If you're a GM who values RP, and wants an RP focused game...and you want players and characters who value the same, then ask for RP in the thread.

If RP isn't that important, and you're more focused on the combats and builds, then just look over builds and hope for the best in terms of their PbP skills.

PbP skills (RP, pushing, social interactions, etc.) and builds (optimization, classes, balance, etc.) are pretty non-correlational. Just because you have one, it doesn't mean or not mean that you the other, they are separate and distinct...so if you want good PbP skills, you should ask for it in the recruitment.

If showing your PbP skills in a recruitment is an imposition, then yeah, it's better just to skip it and find another more tailored to your individual play style.

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Tothric wrote:


Ullarwarlord wrote:


Just bought the volume - well worth the two bucks, I'd say!

I'm especially a fan of the Thirsting Mace. Pricey, but could be worth it in the right campaign...

I think you sold one.

At least two then, and I agree; it is definitely worth the two bucks.


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Mortimer Smith wrote:
"Of course not, Miss Rae. I'm sorry." He sounds quite sincere. "It's just that I'm worried. You know what they say about curiosity."

Rae frowns, "Yes... it kills cats, but feeds dreams." or so Mom always said.

"Still, better to be ready for whatever the curious turn up." she draws her sword and turns a rare smile on her sister.

readied action to attack if something decidedly unfriendly comes within sword range


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Thankyouthankyouthankyou!


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"SOLRISA IOME ARABASTI! That is ENOUGH! That is a wolf, not a dog, and even a dog could hurt you... Now knock it off and wait for US to either scare it away or take care of IT!" AND quit screaming! Rae shakes her head and stomps in front of her sister.

She and the dogs move cautiously forward.


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Six years! We've been here six years and Diamond Lake still feels like a nightmare. Solrisa seems to love it, and seems equally oblivious to its many dangers. Her sculptures, though, seem to sell well. I can't believe mother thought this would be safer than home. Kaer Maga was never as nasty as this.

Today could have been a disaster, but thankfully, Lazare was there to head off the danger. I wasn't.

I was NOT.

I have to do better, to keep my petty irritations and frustrations in check. To keep her safe. If I have any purpose in life at all, it is that. If I am just one thread, then we are two, twisted together; stronger together.

I owe Lazare now. That can't continue. He's not someone I care to owe for anything.

Ooc junk:
So begins Raella's tale. She is but one character (mine,obviously) in GM Rat Sass's Age of Worms campaign. I am hopeful that she will not be the only one posting in this journal.

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With the days cooling and the nights growing longer, can it be any wonder that the Dire Apples are beginning to stalk the night?


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Perc.+5 hp:12/18, AC 17, T:13, FF: 14, Saves: F: 3, REF: 3, Wis: -1, (+2 vs enchant)

I'm sorry things didn't work out with Grayson, but hopefully we'll see him sometime in the future at a game table. Thanks for having that talk, Kyshkumen. They're not fun or easy, but usually better for everyone.


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"Thank you, Sir Serra, Sir Cole. I will catch up as soon as my responsibilities allow. Be well, my friends. Be Safe. Be Righteous." He nods, formally, then heads back into the dust towards Kenabres.

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I have the new Silverhex Chronicles downloaded and will begin prepping tonight. I've skimmed and they look sooo fun!

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I think it is about daily posting or not, honestly, but about making sure the dynamics of the group work. If I don't know the people, I like a week or more long in-character recruitment to see how the characters interact with each other.

I think out of character, private communication also can play a part. My games where I talk with the other players individually via chat seem to run faster and have a deeper level of commitment from some of the players (myself included) than ones where we only talk in game or in the discussion thread.

That said, I've been very *very* lucky in my games, so your reality may vary.


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Yeen, spurred on by his friend and rider runs towards the gong, taking a swipe while leaping over it.

Gong Attack!: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (7) + 2 = 9

acro to avoid smashing cat face into the gong: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (10) + 9 = 19


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today's stuff, various:
Saves: ------------- HP: 96 Fort:12 Ref:15 Will:10 AC: 24 T:24 FL:14 Mutagen: Dex/Wis, lasts 20 minutes

Dandi turns to face Neolandus and Vencarlo, forcing a smile she in no way feels at the continued weight of the world.

"Welcome back! there are several things on the agenda, not the least of which is seeing indestructable evil safely separated once more. But before that, Korvosa must be stabilized. Such unrest it has survived. It is time for Peace, and a Peace for all of its inhabitants. Not one peace for the Chelish and another for the Varisians, not One for the nobles and another for the common folk. One for all."

Dandi's hair smooths, as if with the decision made, it could now rest. She eases, and continues.

"Korvosa needs a ruler, one that can unite the people. And, having thought about it, perhaps we need not one, but two. for balance. A couple, One Varisian, one Chelish. One Noble, one common borne." She smiles, this one warming her heart, at least a little.

"I submit our friend and champion of Korvosa, Fondo Barrondo as future liege of Korvosa. " She raises her hand at the first whimper of dissent.

"Wait... I submit him for this life long Avocation, but not alone. Fondo should serve as King, but within a year and a day take a Noble Chel as his wedded spouse and Coruler."

"Finally, should they have no progeny..." She sighs once more, clasping her hand tightly until the stone bites, then continues... "then the final Arabasti heir will retake the throne."


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Saves: ------------- HP: 96 Fort:12 Ref:15 Will:10 AC: 24 T:24 FL:14 Mutagen: Dex/Wis, lasts 20 minutes

"Briar! That is no way to talk. Has he, himself not helped us? Are we to judge everyone by their f-family?" She winces, the sharp edge of the gem shard cutting into her hand as she squeezes it. "Should we judge you by your no account, here again gone again brother that you can never seem to find? Or m... or anyone else, by their ne'er-do-well family members? Glorio has been kind to us, in his fashion. And would make a better ruler than any other I have heard offered."


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today's stuff, various:
Saves: ------------- HP: 96 Fort:12 Ref:15 Will:10 AC: 24 T:24 FL:14 Mutagen: Dex/Wis, lasts 20 minutes

I don't suppose Dandi has any choice.

+1 level Aristocrat.

+2 bump to her will save.

+1 Cha

+4 HP

+8 skill points

+1 appraise
+1 bluff
+1 diplomacy
+1 knowl arcana
+1 knowl nobility
+1 perform (Oratory)
+1 sense motive
+1 spellcraft


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today's stuff, various:
Saves: ------------- HP: 96 Fort:12 Ref:15 Will:10 AC: 24 T:24 FL:14 Mutagen: Dex/Wis, lasts 20 minutes

"How does any of this make sense now?" She shakes her head, dazed by the thought. "it can't be true. the Varisian woman in the market place, I remember that. That wasn't a dream. and I remember the stories she told me, of my father, the most powerful mage in all the world, an elf, with green eyes. Only a pretty green, not ugly and vile like the Queen's...." Her mind reels trying to remember any true thing, anything real.

Her grip tightens on her beloved's hand, a tormented catch to her voice as she whispers, "But... that would mean I'm... but I can't be..." but the word trembles in her mind as the name waivers in her sight from unshed tears. It is too much to believe that she might be...

"Chelish."

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No, this thread was set up to a be a positive place for people to come and discuss LGBT issues without feeling attacked. As Jessica pointed out, Pixie Dust's posts did not fit that topic, and so was asked to take the biological imperative discussion elsewhere. I am immensely grateful. I do not post here very often, but when I do, it is with an expectaction of safety and positivity in mind.

edit: or, what the Slaad said.


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Yeenoghu sniffs, then sneezes at the boring parchments, more than ready to run in the Sun with The One rather than stay here with the strange smelling ratboything.

He rubs past The Other; his tail brushes Stunted Tom's pointed red head on the way by, flicking sand into the ugly creature's over abundance of whiskers on his way by.


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Yeen tries to do as he's told but some fluffy golden thing keeps flicking into his peripheral vision. Finally, he pounces on it, nearly catching it even as some terrible beast tries to bite his own luscious tail. The distraction is terrible and he is beset on all sides.


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Serra:
Kastor smiles, catching his lord looking his way. " we can make a lot of things better. Like we did those Helms. They are fine looking helms now, aren't they, Sir? Much more Helmier!"


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Elyanias Myoch wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

When Eli awakens, a dry mouth irritates him. He makes himself as presentable as will serve him, and seeks out breakfast in the Mess Hall. He looks around for Kimroth specifically. Should he find him, Eli petitions the man.

"I would like some applejack. A man like you, discerning eye and all, I'm sure you'd have some kept away, right? It would serve a mighty purpose this morning, I can tell you truthfully. What say you?"

with a dream:
She smiles sadly at his request, "You may see them, but they will not recognize you." The dream swirls, much like the scrying pool, and he is looking upon somewhere else. A young mother holds twin bundles. One of them fusses and fights with the swaddling, while the other cries and bites her little fists." They were so young, it seemed a waste to hold them here, and they lacked the experience to empathize with mortals as older spirits might. Pharasma, in her infinite wisdom, has sent them back, to try again."

Kimroth looks up as Eli enters, his wide grin settling into more studious lines at the request. "For you, I can find a bottle." He pulls some keys from his waist chain and unlocks a chest down below the bar, retrieving an aged bottle of something or another. He pours wordlessly, then sets both down in front of Eli. "I don't suppose I could interest you in any food to go with that?"

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Yes, I really do spend more than my husband and my two adult sons combined. I asked the spouse, just to make sure I wasn't overstating. He assured me that I do, and wasn't quite sure how I could even doubt it. I would guess that at least 50% of the time, if they've got something, I either bought it for them, showed it to them, or gave them my old one.

Apparently, I did word it very poorly, as what you took from it is not only not what I meant, but also not anywhere near to the actuality. I never meant to imply that I spend more on gaming than all of my female friends, as that is simply not the case.

The line, btw, wasn't to spend as much as I do, but to spend as much as your 1 out of 4 of your male friends ($30-$40 a month). So if I, and at least 1 of my female friends spend the same as or more than the $30-$40 that your friend does, how does that not even out? What about two of them? Three? How many of us do there need to be before we zero out your one friend out of four? What if we spend twice as much as your one friend? Because unfortunately, I know that I do.

As for who spends more than me; I'm sure there must be someone, so I left room for a question there. In fact, I hope there is someone because I would rather not be "that person" that spends too much on gaming stuff.

However, I truly don't know if that friend is male or female. I can think of two right off the top of my head, one female and one male, that probably do, because while I spend a fair amount, and over twice your 1 in 4 friend above, they both tend to have more things on hand to use than I do. It's hard to say for sure, as one of them is in the industry and may in fact get their stuff for free while the other is not and so probably pays full price, though they are very good at shopping for things used. So, I would call the group of "people that spend more than me" a wash.

Since I've acknowledged that I didn't mean that I necessarily spend more than all of my female friends, and that our original goal line wasn't spending more than me anyway, but to spend as much as your 1 in 4 friend above, I don't think we can assume that male spending dominates so much as to make taking female consumers into consideration unnecessary.

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Malaclypse wrote:

You mix up two things: people who play rpgs and people who regularly buy rpg-related products.

I guess about 1/4th of my male friends who play RPGs spend more than 30-40$ / month for rpg materials. None of the females in my groups spend that much for rgps in a year (and that's not because they wouldn't have the money).

Small sample size, I know, but still..

A very small sample size. I spend more money on RPGs,and on Paizo products in particular, than my husband, than either of my sons, and at least as much, if not more than most of my male friends. Further more, my female friends tend to buy their own stuff as well.

So, now that we've each listed our own small sample size, where does that leave us? Zeroed out?

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Don't let them fool you; California is the same as well. Not as bad as going to visit the family in Okla-arkansas, but the difference between the bay area and the central valley can be startling. :(


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Dream for Serra:
During the night, a scarred but beautiful woman comes to you in a dream. She looks at you, and in her eyes, you are reflected not as you see yourself, but as Kastor, and as your mother before him, saw you. tall, and strong, and generous of spirit. "Thank you, Serra. Your service and kindness within my Garrison has not gone unnoticed. I am sorry for not being able to help you more then, or in the future, but sometimes, with great power comes great restrictions. Still, I am well pleased with you and your companions. Take this as a small boon, and walk in the way of Righteousness." with these last words, she presses a kiss to your brow, then salutes you with her sword as she steps away.

Dream for Cole:
During the night, a scarred but beautiful woman comes to you in a dream. She looks at you, and in her eyes, you are reflected not as you see yourself, but as your mother and your brother Laine saw you, tall and strong, with a good heart and a keen eye. "Thank you, Cole. Your service and kindness within my Garrison has not gone unnoticed. I am sorry for not being able to help you more then, or in the future, but sometimes, with great power comes great restrictions. Still, I am well pleased with you and your companions. Take this as a small boon, and walk in the way of Righteousness." with these last words, she presses a kiss to your brow, then salutes you with her sword as she steps away.

Dream for Eli:
During the night, a scarred but beautiful woman comes to you in a dream. She looks at you, and in her eyes, you are reflected not as you see yourself, but as Lenore and your children always saw you. Tall, and strong, and protective. "Thank you, Elyanias. Your service and kindness within my Garrison has not gone unnoticed. I am sorry for not being able to help you more then, or in the future, but sometimes, with great power comes great restrictions. Still, I am well pleased with you and your companions. Take this as a small boon, and walk in the way of Righteousness." with these last words, she presses a kiss to your brow, then salutes you with her sword as she steps away.

devotion point details:
Over the course of their attack on the Gray Garrison, the PCs earned 10 devotion points with Iomedae, putting them securely in her good graces. When the PCs waken, their
Devotion Points are gone—

in their place they gain additional rewards, depending
on how many points they accumulated overall. Note that
these rewards are cumulative; earning 10 or more points
grants all four of the following permanent boons.
1–4 Devotion Points: Each PC gains a permanent +2
bonus to a skill of her choice.
5–7 Devotion Points: Each PC gains 3 permanent hit points.
8–9 Devotion Points: Each PC gains a bonus trait of
his choice.
10 or more Devotion Points: Each PC gains a +1 increase
to an ability score of her choice. You also waken with your mythic tier in place. The power surge from the wardstone's destruction is gone, but some of it has settled into your very being.

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It is morning. I know this because light streams through the window of the Everett Room as I await my chance to destroy a god.

I can't help but wonder if this is what happened to "Aroden" before he was reborn.


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Round 4, Init 18

Serra:
"Now Sir, is it now?!?!?!" The young boy hops back and forth, looking at Eli. Memories barrage him from all sides, his short time with the group speeding by. Eli's often been surly, almost cruel, but he is important to the Cause, and a good knight does what is needed for the greater good. Even if the Greater Good seems to hold him in nothing but contempt. His shoulders square and he doesn't wait for Serra's answer, but ducks around and under everyone, to reach the dying man beneath their feet. He pours the potion down the old man's throat, whispering beneath his breath, "Just live, You don't even have to like me. Just live, and fight the bad things.Just live."

healing: 3d8 + 3 ⇒ (6, 3, 2) + 3 = 14

Eli:
At his refusal, she dissipates, like fog beneath the sun, burning away. It wasn't her, was not his precious Lenore, but he still feels the absence.

Mayhap she waits on the other side, the true Lenore. And maybe she is near him still, waiting. She will wait longer still, perhaps.

Time loses meaning, the drips of his blood fading to nothingness then coming back again. How long has he lain here? It seems forever, but the sun grows brighter and warmer. Another voice reverberates, neither Blacklips, nor his Lenore. Young and boyish, like Will, but not him. Still, there is no guile there.

"It's fine if you don't like me. Just fine. Just live. You don't even have to like me. Just live, and fight the bad things.Just live."
Something wet like celestial fire fills Eli's mouth, pours down his throat. The taste of peppermint and radishes and honey fills him and the healing soon follows. Better than simply not dying, his body begins to knit, to remember how to live.
healing: 3d8 + 3 ⇒ (6, 3, 2) + 3 = 14

perception: 10:
From nowhere, a potion bottle rolls off Ely's chest, beneath Serra's feet, and off into the rubble nearby. The old man coughs, sputters, but then breathes.


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Common, Draconic, Goblin, Kelish, Orc, Polyglot
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hp 82/82hp,........................ AC 17, T- 13, FF-14, ........ Saves: F. +5, R.+6, W +7

Somewhen Elsewhere:
One by one the people in front of her continue onward and step by step she follows. Ahead, a spectral warrior questions the souls as they walk in the queue. Most he sorts out immediately; a flash of sunlight or flame or darkness herald their exit. Wicked chains gather a few, tearing them to pieces before they are even fully gone. Most go quickly, the sorting over in nothing more than a breath - if one still breathed.

Others, trudge ever forward, spiraling up to the impossibly tall spire to Pharasma's own judgment. If Khaz's heart still beat in her chest, the world would rock with the speed and force of her fear as she watches the trail of souls.

"Blessed Lady of Fiery Redemption, if ever I have strayed I beg forgiveness now."

She tries to think of all the prayers of her youth, but newer ones crowd them out. Words of warmth and redemption and the joy of a new day win out over the wailing pleas of her fearful years as a child of the desert.

Hundreds of people stand in front of Khaz, then three, then one. As the man in front of her grovels for a second chance, the clouds above them both part.

Please don't let it be the chains!

Those taken by the chains have surely earned their fate, but it is an ugly thing to witness.

No chains, but a beam of sunlight pierces the heavens and shines down upon Khaz's face. The warmth, especially welcome after the interminable nothingness, brings a glow missing from her cheeks for a long while.

"Glorious Flower of the Dawn! I am ready!"

If the Lady would take her now, she would go happily in a glow such as this.

"छैन अझै। के तपाईं सुन्नुहुन्छ छ? उहाँले तपाईंलाई फिर्ता हुनेछ। म तपाईंलाई फिर्ता हुनेछ। तर विकल्प ... तपाईंकै हो।"

The voice falls upon her like light on water, warming her being, breathing life back into her soul.

"Not yet. Do you hear him? He would have you return. I would have you return. But the choice...is yours."

Ahead, the groveling man has gone and the Spectral Warrior waits. It is her turn. He is not one for waiting, that one.

Khaz steps out of the line and throws her arms wide with a grin.

"Another time," She whispers to the waiting Sorter of Souls.

Her head falls back as her heart calls to the heavens.

"Radiant Mother of the Redeem'd! I am ever Yours. Take me home, that I might walk in Your light and do Your bidding!"

Khaz stretches in the warmth of the tropical air, the last rays of the day lighting her ashen face. She jerks suddenly as her heart remembers the beat, stuttering at first, then falling steadily into a familiar rhythm. Color suffuses her cheeks, turning their gray to a lovely olive green once more. Her mouth is dry, but she smiles, her lower tusks jutting forward as her lips draw back.

It is her eyes that open last, focused for one more moment on the love of her goddess, but then she blinks, opening them to look for Kyson.

"You brought me home."

It is a stupid thing to say, as things go. But she realizes it's true. Where her friends are, there will her home be also.

The Lady has willed it so.

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GM Lamplighter wrote:

This is the question: whether this statement is in fact correct. Can a character actively support the Paracountess' plans to prolong the Fifth Crusade while not being evil? By doing so, you'd be complicit in the deaths of thousands, all to further an individual's personal power play, while at the same time betraying the Pathfinder Society, who has pledged its support to Mendev both by necessity and by legal treaty (something that should carry weight with the Lawful Chelaxian). Waiting and seeing what happens is one way, as several have suggested. Obviously lots of people are doing it, so I want to know what their story is - how do they reconcile the conflict?

Some people like to play imperfect people. People with foibles, flaws. They want room to grow.

One answer: IF someone else holds your family hostage unless you "serve in their stead" so you work within the Cheliax faction, weighing every single mission with a a heavy heart whether or not this one thing is worth the death of your daughter, your mother, your son.... is that person evil? Truly? Some day, the mission will come when you can no longer follow what you are given and you know on that day, you will sign the death warrant of your loved ones. It isn't the easy way, but it is a way. Just one. There are as many more as there are people out there playing.


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Those are feelings. Don't invalidate my feelings just because they're not inline with your puritanical view of "valid" emotional responses.

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I've been hoping for this news ever since Inheritance hit the Web Fiction!

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We handed out approximately 70 PFS numbers.

We sat 1276 people over the weekend, and had a total of 196 sessions of PFS and 7 sessions of the PFACG.

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Wow! What a weekend! Thank you, thank you all for all of the hard work, flexibility, and cooperation! I'm still in recovery mode, but will kick in on the rest of the game reporting soon.

Just as a reminder, if you have any errors that need to be addressed on the table sheets or see problems after the games are reported, emailing me at ab_NSprite (at) Yahoo.com is the fastest way to get them fixed.

Thanks again for a fabulous weekend. The joint power of the Bay Area and Northern California VOs, GMs and Players is an amazing thing to behold.


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Saves: ------------- HP: 96 Fort:12 Ref:15 Will:10 AC: 24 T:24 FL:14 Mutagen: Dex/Wis, lasts 20 minutes

Dandi views the maidens through Barael's eyes, She speaks, loud enough to be heard from the other room, " Down by the sea, there is a clay that is the perfect polish for your armor. You should go, all of you, right now, before the queen comes, Go get that cream before she sees your mediocre armor!"

mass suggestion (DC 23 Will), to get all the gray maidens to leave the castle for Kaer Maga.

Grand Lodge ****

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9 days, Wendy-Ann... unless Kubla starts on Wednesday for you like it does for me, then it's only ONE WEEK!!!!


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{Grasker}:
Later that evening, as Grasker slips deep into sleep, threads and shreds of memory twist and twirl in his dreams.

His father, so big and strong, lifts him easily from a crib. Behind him, the blaze of Iomedae shines upon the wall and five holy warriors stand watch.

"Not a word, brother. Not even to your new wife." His father's unlined face reminds him of Gulur, though in his dream, he knows of no one else but that man, and the rare touch of the radiant light, and the five holy warriors.

The man nods nuzzling his belly, then sobers as he nods again. "Though she may leave me for a liar and a cad, I will tell no one. It is the only way to keep him safe."

One of the five steps forward then, older than the rest, "The desire to do good is not met by doing ill, even by a good man. You cannot tell what you do not know, Prestur." Words of magic weave and warp, his father's voice cries out in shock...

The cry from the gate calls the dawn, wakening Grasker from his slumber. The shreds of his dream slip and slide through his mind, until only the tiniest of fragments remain.

Grand Lodge

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Don't take this the wrong way, but selling someone on this, or on Gen Con, I think, but especially Paizocon, does the event a disservice. People attend from all over the world because they *WANT* to be there. Most of them are there to make the event as great a time for themselves and everyone else as it possibly can be. They want to attend the banquet with its updates and the seminars, and play PFS with people they have either only met online or met at previous paizocons and possibly only see once a year.

It is a party, a celebration, a unique moment in time that will never be again, no matter if you return to Paizocon the next year.

So, if this doesn't describe you, you should definitely save your time off for something that makes you feel this way. Life is short, for all of us.


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Unused to being so big, Ely's attack misses the advancing crusader.

"Dont be daft! OF *course* we checked!" The girl gasps to be discussed like some farm animal and attempts to bite the one holding her. With help so close at hand, hope flares in her eyes.

"If you had her last week, you missed the mark, man! "

perception 14:
One of the other knights (the one with the yellow) questions hesitantly. "You were sure, weren't you, Marla? I'd hate to face a demon without a purified blade because you misjudged something."

The one all in gray questions the woman as well. "Even if he had her last week, because he... missed, so to speak, she still counts, right? I mean...Technically...."

The woman in the red cloak backhands the girl for her attempted bite, then soothes it with a gentler carress. "Look what you're doing! You're scaring her! Go on about your business and let us go on about ours!"

perception: 14(a single success can read both):
To the crusader with the yellow, she snorts, "Of course I checked, Delbrig! She's intact, I tell you! Now get rid of them. We have the gods work to finish and demons to slay!"

She is somewhat more polite to the crusader in gray, though she is clearly put out to have her word questioned. "Yes, Sir. Even if he did have a bit of her backside last week, technically she's still a virgin and should work just fine for our needs. Makes me feel a bit better about it, actually. Technical virgins are cheating the system!"

Beagan, Xanthos, Serra and Grasker are up.

Grand Lodge ****

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My personal opinion is that the rule is in place because running multiple characters at a table could give that person an edge over others that will also play that scenario. Since PFS is a world wide organized community, the rules are in place to make sure the playing field stays as level as possible. Allowing people to play two or more characters simply doesnt do that.

Even if everyone at your table is running two, everyone world wide isn't going to be.


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half-elf
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"Fear. Death." She says the words before she thinks, then flushes. that's not helpful! Only an idiot wouldnt already know that. "Uhhh, what I mean is, they're scarier up close. Magical menace type of thing. It can be overwhelming." Frightful presence, 30 feet times age category. " and it only get's worse with age."

"They have senses like....well, I don't know what. They can see in the dark, better than orcs, and way better than humans...uhh, no offense. Even without sight, they can sense creatures nearby. Barrie! I don't think your vanish will help you there." blindsense, 60 feet

"They can cast spells! I know they look like lizards, but they're not animals. Like everything else, they get better with spells as they age." they cast arcane spells like a sorcerer, with their caster level going up as they age.

"They are hard to hurt and their skin grows tougher the older they get. Certain things can get through it, but what that is depends on the kind of dragon it is. I think." They have DR that goes up as they age.

" You'd think magic would help, but they're resistant to a lot of it. Like sleep and paralysis don't affect them at all. There are one or two other others things that they are immune to as well, but each type of dragon seems to be immune to different things." Spell resistance and immunities.

"I wish I could remember things about specific dragons. We think this one is black? I wonder what black dragons are vulnerable to?" Dandi wracks her brain trying to remember more. "I'm sorry, Im drawing a blank at the moment. I know it must be an adult or older to carry someone on its back, but.... how much older is probably important to know." CR11+

"Maybe the others will know more."


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Dandi stares at the feet, clutching Barrie's hand, "Nothing good can come of this. They will turn green in time, like the original."


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Barael de Gare wrote:
Barael breaks out in a chuckle. "We're always looking out for things, I forget some times that we forget to look inwards for things. But you don't. And I love you all the more for it..."

"I'm sorry, I was just curio..." She stops, her gaze jerking from the necklace to the man in front of her.

Just like that..."I love you all the more.." like it's nothing.

Barael de Gare wrote:
"....Corbinian for proper introductions, but..."

"I love you all the more..."

Barael de Gare wrote:
"... the seven larger ones there, those jewels,"

like people say it every day...

Barael de Gare wrote:
"...the ones that help you the most. Seems fitting "

"love you all the more..."

Barael de Gare wrote:
"... Don't you think?"

The heat of his hand contrasts against the cool mithral and pearls against her skin like the beat of her heart and the utter stillness of the rest of her.

"Barrie, I...."

Briar's voice rings in head, ice water and damnation and guilt all in one blow. She scrunches her eyes and silently, save to all but Wraith perhaps, curses the elf's impeccably bad timing.

"I...I guess we should go." She checks the scarf to see that its skewed aright and meets his gaze with star stuck eyes.

"Barrie? I uh..love you more...."I love it. Thank you."


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She is not sucked into the gem this time, but must force her way in. There is no vacuum now and something... some one.... needs be moved before she can enter. And isn't that the point anyway? Insistent, she shoves him out, sets him free to return to his body. It happens suddenly, the exchange. She tries to touch him, soul to soul, to offer comfort and regret, but there is none of that. He is there and she is not, then she is there and he is not.

She's never felt so...small.

From somewhere outside there is a cough, a gasp, but she cannot see his body anymore, can not be soothed by the sight of him waking. The world shudders, thudding against the gem, and she can see him once more, bent over her...her body! Sound is muted inside the gem, and sight distorted, but it doesn't deaden the pain as she watches his hands on her lifeless shell, the glisten of tears in his eyes.

Don't Cry! I'm here! I'm HERE! her words bounce loudly inside herself, useless to the world. She surges again, thoughtless save for being able to reach him, feel him. Tell him she's...

"...ok"

Her limbs feel leaden, but she reaches, her fingers finding his face. For now, it is enough.

"I'm ok..."


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half-elf
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"I mean, I'm pretty sure I can do it. I'll have to find someone that knows how, but how hard can that be in Kaer Maga? And OH! I need money. I'll need gems, and I have this... thing, I'm trying to do, but that's another thing and not this thing. This thing will need gems, though or maybe we could use one of those jar things. Do we still have any? Like an empty one? It would need to be empty. I don't think you can fit two souls in one jar." A fine blush creeps up her cheeks at some errant thought and she shakes her head as she tries to keep her mind on the matter at hand. "Well, what do you think?"

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