Our groups after A History of Ashes. Starting Skeletons of Scarwall in a week.
Galbraith NG Human Cleric 8 / Holy Vindicator 4 of Iomedae
Main healer and tank in group.
Eluveitie CG Elf Wizard (Transmuter) 5 / Fighter 4 / Arcane Archer 3
Ranged Dps and some support spells.
Neji N Gnome Druid 12 and Gira cheetah companion
Favors elemental forms, rarely seen in gnome form outside cities.
Syeira N Half-Elf Rogue 2 / Witch 10
She is specialized to lower opponents stats, levels and damage with spells like enervation, stinking cloud etc.
Krogario N Dwarf Rogue 12? (Merchant)
Bookdealer, with hidden agendas
John Doe Fighter 12? (just joined our campaign in ashes.)
Can't find character sheet anywhere...
Died and retired characters
Gabriel NG Human Oracle of Iomedae (retired)
Azrael CG Elf Wizard / Fighter / Eldrich Knight (Died in Arkona's palace)
Wondering Monk (Name forgotten and died as a hero long time a go in end combat of Seven days to the Grave saving party from wiping, as only other character consious was Eluveitie with 4 hit points, who finally killed Daughter of Urgothoa with lucky bow-critical).
Now party looks quite a good, but sometime ago it had 4 arcane caster and druid (when Azrael was in party and John Doe was not in group, and yes our rogue is also arcane caster :), was bit low on healing and hit points :)
Lets see, they have just received the sphere-walker's mark. The party as it stands now is:
Mikhail, Human(Chelaxian) Rogue 11
Mikhail makes a living as a barber, wields a Silver War Razor, is jokingly referred to as "The Devil Barber of Wave Street", and is the unknown bastard son of King Eodred. (I made sure the other PCs were okay with this detail before allowing it.)
Vanozza, Human(Varisian) Barbarian 11
Vanozza makes a living as a Fortune Teller, wields an Earthbreaker, and carries the deck of Zellara.
Galtherion, Half-Elf Sorcerer(Celestial Bloodline) 11
Galtherion is a Magic Item Shop owner, spells are his weapon of choice, and he has recently taken to assuming the form of an elemental in battle when possible.
Jared, Elf Summoner 11
Jarrod makes his living as an herbalist/sage and wields Dr. Davaulus's Rapier. His Eidolon is a Large disturbing cat-like thing with 6 limbs(4 legs and 2 arms).
Xanthus, Human(Taldan) Cleric(Cayden Cailean) 11
Xanthus is an NPC I added after the group lost there regular Oracle to Real Life time constraints, we had no luck finding a replacement player.
Along with the PC's is one "Cohort" and one lost character:
Majenko The Great, Pseudodragon Wizard(Transmuter) 9
Majenko is the pseudodragon held captive by Devargo Barvasi who the PCs rescued and who offered a year and a day in service to as a thank you. Upon attaining his freedom he began to advance his knowledge of the Arcane so as to be of more assistance to the party.
Ausk, Half-Orc Oracle(Battle) 11?
Ausk makes his living as a brewer, wields a Falchion, and is not as dumb as he sometimes acts. Ausk's player has been unable to make games of late and this occured around the time that the AP takes them out of Korvosa, so Ausk has stayed behind to form/aid the revolution against Queen Illeosa.
To provide more connection to the city I gave the characters 2 additional skill points per level that could only be put on Profession, Craft, or Knowledge skills as well as two additional class skills from with those categories to represent how they made their living in the city. The choices simply had to support that connection.
I ran part one this weekend (using pathfinder rules, with the APG), I hope to be able to run part two in a couple of weeks.
The characters that participated in "The Edge of Anarchy" were:
Yuki Arowaka A female Human Paladin.
Yuki's father is from Minkai, the child of a servant of the Kiajitsu family of Sandpoint that came with them into their exile, her mother is a varisian woman. Her half-sister Aoki was framed for a murder by Gaedren Lamm, eventually Yuki managed to trick the fisherman who was the main witness against her sister into revealing that he was being intimidated into providing false witness, and that he had even been forced to plant the murder weapon.
Aoki Arowaka A female Half-Elf Witch.
Aoki is Yuki's older half-sister, they share the same father, but Aoki's mother was an elf woman that their father spent a lot of time with before he met and settled down with Yuki's mother. Despite only being half-siblings the two are very close. Geadren Lamm attempted to frame Aoki for a murder, although the case was eventually dropped, the damage to her reputation was substantial.
Barak Dragonpunch A male Halfling Ranger.
Barak's parents were merchants who came to Korvosa on a trading trip when Barak was a child. One day the young halfling was snatched from the market place while his parents were intent on making a sale and not paying as much attention to their child as they should have been. Thus began the halflings unhappy time as the 'littlest lamm', the smallest member of the 'orphans' that Gaedren Lamm employed as pick pockets and laborers in his nefarious schemes and operations. Five years later Gaedron tired of the halfling, and after spending an evening torturing the poor little fellow, he left him for dead partialy burried in the back of a dung cart bound for some farmland along the Jaggare river to be used as fertilizer. Barak survived however, and taken in by a family in the rural community that he found himself in became as killed hunter, recently he has ventured back to Korvosa to see if he can find out any information about his parents (though it has been nearly 15 years since he was taken from them).
Dusoma A male Dwarf Cleric of Nethys.
Dusoma came to Korvosa at a young age, when his parents moved from Janderhoff to open an armorer shop in old Korvosa. Dusoma was always a disappointment to his father though, somewhat lazy and not at all interested in the family business, being more interested in watching magic shows (both real and prestidigitory). Dusoma began hanging out with the wrong crowd and the next thing he knew he was addicted to shiver which had been introduced to him by Gaedren Lamm, when his parents found out they disowned him and exiled him from their household. Dusoma spent the next two miserable years as a homeless drug addict squatting where ever he could find shelter in the shingles. eventually he overdosed on shiver, and would have never woken up if he had not had the good fortune to be lying in the doorway of a local cleric of Nethys at the time. The kindly old cleric saved the dwarfs life and then took him in and nursed him back to health. Dusoma has since devoted his life to Nethys and become a cleric of the All Seeing Eye.
I ended up with a large party for this one, though actually even when set to medium EXP for PFRGP, this has worked pretty well, and the party is on track with where they should be heading into "A History of Ashes" at this point. I only had to run a single in-between adventure, which was a short delve looking for Rolth (who got away in 7 days). They got him this time.
Some long stories with the background of these characters, so I attached a spoilers notes to each on if someone actually wants to read them.
Franczeska A human fighter, LN, (She has since become a Hellknight of the Order of the Scourge). She is in Korvosa investigating the disapparance of the son of her best friend she grew up with in Cheliax. Brute intimidation and sharp objects have since pointed her in the direction of a petty crimelord named Graeden Lamm.
Nuna Cracked-claw Half-Orc (Shoanti descent) Witch (Neutral Good), raised by a local hedge-witch after some of Lamm's thugs murdered her mother...
Lirai a very talented Half-Elf conjurer (Lawful Neutral), and Academae Graduate, (later turned Diabolist), she is recoving from an addiction to Shiver she fostered seeking to escape the pressures of being a student at the Academae, and a secret affair with a tiefling guard named Maelkus...
Maelkus Arkona a Neutral Rakshasa spawned Tiefling Magus, Maelkus was generated using the random talbes in the "Tieflings of Golarion" article in AP #25 Council of Thieves, the Bastards of Erebus. I love seeing those tables making it into the game, I was always a fan of adding randomness to the Tiefling since such ideas originally appeared in the Planescape setting's "Planar Handbook."
Maelkus is the other half of the Story of Lirai, or perhaps she is the other half of his, as both are tied in together. Seeking always to protect Lirai from herself and the help her with the rigors of Academae life, he was trying to put a stop to her drug addiction by tracking it to the source, when he found himself accused of murdering her drug dealer by a fisherman who eventually admited to framing him on behalf of Graeden Lamm, before turning up dead himself...It still cost him Lirai and his job at the Academae...
Erin female human Urban Ranger, aiming for Sable Company....a lost little lamb...
So here's the current group lineup for "Edge of Anarchy":
"Basty" (female elf, Ranger 3): A daughther of ambassador Perishial Kalissreavil, and a sable marine in-training. Lost one of her friends to drug addiction. An addiction spurred on by Gaedren.
Laz: (male halfling, Paladin 3): A former little lamb who was left for dead. Now out to stop Gaedren before he can harm anymore children.
Sarene (female oread, Shapeshifter 3): A woman of Shoanti origin, blessed with the hardness of stone. She came to Korvosa years ago looking to use her tracking skills for extra coin. She fell in love with a lovely varisian woman, but that came to an end when she was found dead in an alley of The Shingles. The man arrested was, and soon let go, was an associate of Gaedren.
Geeffrey (male halfling, Rogue 3): A former guard who went rogue after his wife's death.
Gunny Ironduff (male dwarf, Bard 3): Hailing from nearby Janderhoff the dwarf was engulfed in the riots of Korvosa. Luckly with the help of Mira they were able to drive back the rioters.
Mira Daralanda (female elf, Cleric of Desna 3): A woman of noble birth and one of the many elves from the enclave of South Shore. She was in the midst of the riots the night the king died. Lucky for her Gunny was in area, or the mob would have torn her apart.
In the group I GM we have:
Elmo Ironbeard - Dwarven Fighter. Lawful Neutral. Him and his brother Grunyar are the last of the Ironbeard clan, but their intentions are to restore this clan and make it a prominent part of Korvosa.
Grunyar Ironbeard - Dwarven Druid. Lawful Neutral. Elmo's brother, personal chef, and best friend. He, along with Elmo (and his bear, Scruffy), have vowed their lives to protect Korvosa and have a severe respect for the Korvosan royalty.
Evelynn du Coteau - Half-elf Rogue. Chaotic Evil. Adopted by the temple of Calistria after her parents' deaths, she soon discovered that prostitution was not the only thing her clients were looking for and soon began to handle matter os assassination, blackmail, etc. for them as well.
|DM Aron Marczylo|
We're at the point in Seven Days to the Grave where the group is investigating the sunken ship. I just game to this fourm to seek some help on what extra encounters I can add to the adventure for people ot save more lives.
Anyway, following group.
Curnach Daveck - Urban Druid (with fire domain) who was kicked out by Lamm, breaten and left for dead. He learnt an affiliation with rats and other wildlife of the streets. He's slowly changing with his encounters with people and has the hots for Sabina Trinia.
Jerin - Enchanter who used to study at the achedemy and arrived later in the group via Field Marshall Kroft. His father is a trader and had been paying for him through school, but with the anarcy decided to help the city any way he could.
Krenn Whetstone - His nephew went missing and he searched him out using his skill as a ranger . His nephew was held by Lamm to be used as a street urchin and once Krenn got his sweet revenge he was glad and he has bedded Theandra Darklight ;) Made her lusty and the first part never said the owner of the inn was married, yet the second part did so had to ignore that.
Arianna Rothschild - Wharf district prostitute and an unknown father. As she grew older and more attractive she was sold to the propriter of the Velvet Pillow. She has been calmed and spared the lifes of the wererats in the den who were working with Girrigz, but once he died they surrendered.
Down to the Finale so I thought I would post my group all 14th level
Amellizia - Varisian Urban Druid
Othello - Varisian Bard
Bhadi - mix-blood human Oracle (heaven mystery) of Desna
Olorin - Chelaxian conjurer
Tobry - mix-blood human paladin of Iomedae
Dogkiller - 1/2 orc Shoanti Barbarian
Markus - mix-blood human monk
We just made 11th level:
- Haohji Viliasa - Martial Artist/Brawler - 1/2 Varisian, and 1/2 Minkai, Haohji was raised by his mother, a martial artist from Minkai. He grew up running the streets as a delivery runner for a local T'ian restaurant. Basically a free-running brawler with the discipline of a monk.
- Morwen DeLuca - Ninja - borne to a Korvosan merchant family, Morwen was accepted into a ninja clan after her father died while trading in T'ian Xia. She escaped the clan and returned home, but has forsaken her family. Currently cursed for stealing the golden whip from the shrine of a long dead god...
- Adriel Liliandren - Gunslinger - Succubus blooded Tiefling from Alkenstar. Came to Korvosa looking for her sister, who had been kidnapped. A crackshot, she tends to be one of the most steady damage output of the party.
- Shiroh - Kensai - short Minkai looking for her mother's spellbook, which seems to be in possession of an instructor (or maybe the Headmaster) at the Academae in Korvosa. He is sort of the "glass cannon" of the group, doing insane bursts of damage, but getting pounded badly after dropping 50-80 damage in a round...
- Turdren - Alchemist - Gnome, desperately fighting the bleaching... Turdren is a slightly mad Gnome that does many off beat things just to keep his life interesting. He is a mad bomber mixed with a little bit Scarecrow from DC comics... Scary little dude!
- Yuri - Order of the Cockatrice Cavalier - This Ustalavian Bear-rider is by far the most entertaining character in our group! He is extremely greedy, and not afraid to loot temples, which has gotten him cursed by Desna for trying to steal a magic rod from a Desnan artifact. He is a capable warrior, but whines like a mule! His greatest concern with the money is so he can burn it all on "beeches and blow."
|The Sweater Golem|
We are in between A History of Ashes and Skeletons of Scarwall. The characters are all 12th level.
- Kales: LG Human Fighter
Before being caught up in the events of the adventure path, Kales worked as a guard at the Bank of Abadar. He fights with a longsword and shield and controls the battle around himself with bull rushes and trips.
- Mara: NG Halfling Sorceress (Djinni Bloodline)
Mara used to support herself by making scarves and other accessories for the Korvosan nobility. The fame she has gained in helping the city has only increased his business and her scarves are now THE thing to own (if you can afford them).
- Theylyn: CG Human Bard (Geisha)
Theylyn is a popular companion and courtesan to the Korvosan nobility and well-to-do. Her social skills have come in extremely handy throughout the AP, and the her tea ceremonies are very helpful when gearing up for the final confrontation of each module.
- Gnoli: CN Gnome Alchemist (Beastmorph)
Gnoli is a seriously disturbed alchemist, who is just as likely to wipe out some harmless shop girls as he is to damage the antagonist. He alternates seemingly randomly between throwing bombs and attacking in animal form.
Hi, I'm from Italy and I just started play CotCT as GM with two group.
Lem - LN Male Halfling Cleric of Irori
Seltyel - LG Male Half-Elf Paladin of Abadar
Zlatan - CN Male Human Ranger
Ziza - CG Famale Human Rogue
Jadzia - CG Famale Human Sorceress Draconic Bloodline (Copper)
Maser - LN Male Elf Monk
Derek - LG Male Dwarf Cleric of Torag
Shinji - LG Male Samurai (Sword Saint)
Lobo - CN Male Human Rogue (Swashbuckler)
Ancalima - N Famale Human Sorceress Elemental Bloodline (Water)
I'm GMing a group just about ready to start Chapter 3....
Gidion - LG Human Paladin/Cleric of Iomedae (Former boyfriend of one cute blond bard accused of murder)
Katarina - LG Human Wizard/Cleric of Shelyn (Cohort to Gidion, half shoanti/varisian kicked out of her Shoanti tribe because of the Sun Tribe Chief's Son)
Alliana - CG Varisian Sorceress/Bard (Formerly addicted to Shiver, now on the mend, she and her brother Andrezi live with their parents in the Bard's End Inn)
Andrezi - CN Varisian Bard/Fighter (Cohort to Ali, was kidnapped with his buddy Ruan because of their apparent 'immunity' to a certain disease)
Ivan - CG Half-Elf Fighter/Ninja/Duelist (Was the result of his mother's affair with a local Mierani diplomat. Adores the fabled hero Blackjack. Calls himself Black Ivan as a result.)
At long last, we got to play again. Party has just tackled (a slightly beefed up, due to group size) Gaedren Lamm (which brought them up to Level 2).
Currently, they are discussing whether or not take Cressida's offer.
Lulu - NG f changeling summoner 2 (and Mukuru, her feline Eidolon)
Moonhair - CG f shoanti barbarian 2
Viorec - CG m varisian bard (arcane duelist) 2
Gareon - CG m half-elf urban ranger (skirmisher) 1 / rogue (acrobat) 1 Silea - CN f half-elf hedge witch 2
Rosilka Goldhammer - NG f dwarven cleric 2 of Sarenrae
Running the AP with a bunch of guys, I hadn't GM'ed before this, and most of my players had not played a Pen'n'Paper before, so it has been a bit trial and error, but I think we have managed to develop some interesting interactions. We are currently in the middle of Book 3
The party description will contain some spoilers
Xian, Human Monk. Was one of Lamm's Lambs and escaped on an Arkona ship to Vudra, where he was accepted in a monk order. Returned to Korvosa to hunt an fugitive Rakshasa (Avidexu). He suspects one Rakshasa might have just begun to exert its influence in Arkona Manor, so I look forward to what will happen when the party discovers the truth.
Kyeran, Human Shoanti Barbarian. Spouse was murdered by Lamm, and the Shoanti society blamed Kyeran for bringing her to Korvosa. While Kyerans role so far primarily has been to sulk, be paranoid and smash stuff with his Earthbreaker, I expect him to take center stage in the Cinderlands, where I suspect he might try to be accepted as a Shoanti again.
Zazz-Tosti, Gnome Wizard, Academae Graduate. Tosti to his friends. When he found out his friend Rosti was buying corpses from Lamm to use for necromantic experiments, he looked the other way in the beginning, but after discovering that Lamm sent murdered people and was blackmailing Rosti not to say anything, he took matters into his own hands and reported Rosti, who was expelled from the Academae. Rosti felt betrayed and nursed his hate while working in the crypts of the Grey Quarters, and while leaving everything else behind him, he remembered Tosti's betrayal as he began to call himself Rolth. Rolth escaped from the Urgothoan Temple and have already sent one team of assassins after Tosti, with more sure to follow.
Ethain, Human Cleric of Desna. One of Lamm's Lambs, found religion. Ethain left the party last session (his player didn't have enough time for it) but are due to appear again for a guest session, probably in the Acropolis of the Thrallkeepers in the Cinderlands.
Jamroar, Human Rogue. Another of Lamm's Lambs, he later made a career for himself in the Cerulean, and his contacts have so far been helpful in Old Korvosa, but let's see what happen when the party turns against the Arkona family. Has a definite kleptomanic streak.
Zyriel Dawntracker, Half-elf Ranger. Before Marcus' murder, he was a freshly promoted major in the Sable Company, he is now the highest ranking officer left alive. Ileosa decided the entire company was traitors and ordered a purge. Due to Ethain leaving, the party lacked a Cleric, so Raeland joined as Zyriels cohort, since the entire thing co-incited with Zyriel showing Leadership. He has vowed to restore the Company and take down Ileosa. The ordeal seems to have awoken latent magical talent and Zyriel aims at becoming an Arcane Archer.
The Cohort: Raeland, Human Cleric of Sarenrae. Marcus Thalannius' advisor and confidant and one of the few to escape the purge of the Sable Company. Sought out Zyriel to protect him and aid him however he could, hence becoming his cohort.
Selene - human (varisian) bard from de harrowed society. She became famous with her song called "the painter's rescure"
Maric - Human (numerin) wizard from the academia of Korvosa. his spellbook is a starfall artifact he herited from his father
Kendra Jeggare - human (chelaxian) cleric of Pharasma. She devotes her life to the desctruction of undeads.
Ulrich - Human Cavalier of the order of the Seal. He is a pathfinder agent of the silver crusade. His missing lover is Zellara's daughter.
Valran - Half Elf Magus. He is the nefew of Cressida Kroft (sister of his mother).
Zalsxit - Gnome Alchemist... well you know ... he is gnomish ;-)
|Zachary W Anderson|
SurrealCruelty: "All dwarfs are bastards in their fathers eyes." - Tyrion Lannister
===== (I know I'm getting late to the party; we're into book 6. Group started 3.5 and moved to Pathfinder with book 2. ) =====
Abnus: This Dwarven child was taken in by the Vault of Abadar after being found badly beaten. He grew up in the tradition of the church, and has proven to be a valuable clerk, having written a treatise about maintaining public order during crisis. Neolandus is currently referring to such as applies to their current situation. Abnus keeps an orderly ledger of all the party's receipts. Joined Karok's Hawk Clan ceremony, now an honorary Shoanti. (Cleric)
Dalton: A Human member of the Guard, had been repeatedly frustrated in attempts to bring drug smugglers to justice. Recently joined the Korvosan Native Inquisitive. A chance hit with Pilts' Rod of Wonder gave him the ability to cast Mark of Justice at will. Dove into Cindermaw. (Started as a Crusader, switched to Inquisitor)
Dox: Was part of a carton of slaves taken from the River Kingdoms and experimented on. The result is children with magical blood with drug-like qualities. Dox was first introduced to the party as a lad named Mac, but has shown up with a few different names and identities before recently revealing (her? him? it?)self as Dox. Seems to absorbs and redirect energy. Fascinated with the idea of fate, has picked up both the Harrow deck and the Rod of Wonder. (3.5 Changeling, Spellthief, Spellfire wielder; kind of ad-hoc campaign conversion)
Elmore: Was an older Human business associate of Gaedren Lamm's, who intended on taking over Lamm's businesses. Vashar discovered that he was stealing from the party, and managed to tip the guard off to investigate his property at [i]just[/] the right time. He's been put away for a nice long time, and definitely won't show up in the campaign again. ;) (Human rogue)
Glandak: Was an dwarven caravan guard between Korvosa and Janderhoff, with an ashen complexion and the magical ability to double in height. His wife was killed during a raid when some of Lamm's thugs tried to shake down the caravan for protection money. He squeezed Cindermaw so hard that it coughed up his friend. (Dwarf with duergar heritage, fighter/barbarian/frenzied berserker)
Karok: Was an animal spirit given human form, adopted into the Hawk Clan. He grew in skill with words and was inducted into the takers of oaths - respected between clans, but still never truly accepted in the clan he thought of as his family. Only when he gained the respect of all clans was he able to take the Trial of Sky, and join the Clan of the Hawk. (Kitsune Bard)
L'harold: Was a excellent mounted archer of the Sable Company who only got played once. (Human Ranger)
Maxoff: Was a half-elven general from the Kinsblood wars. His slain family's spirit surrounded and protected his feeble frame. He sacrificed himself to protect the rest of the party from a descendant demon, was brought back in a shrine of True Resurrection, and headed East to the crusade. (Half-elf Summoner (synthesist))
Trinia: We all know Trinia. She's been chronicling the party's exploits. (Human Bard)
Vashar: Elven archaeologist from the Mordant Spire come to explore the similarities between Azlanti and Thassilonian ruins. Collects orphans, both the Lambs and any spell-blooded that they've found. Has taken the mantle of Blackjack. (3.5 Grey Elf, Magus)