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Patrick Murphy's Eberron: The Last War Campaign


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Male Human Expert 7th

Last War Campaign: Stage 1: The Hunt
You find yourselves gathered in the city of Fairhavenin the region of Aundair during the month of Nymm. The year is 894 and the Kingdom of Galifar is in trouble. All spring,rumors circulate that the king is dying, and his heirs are not clear or content with the process of procession. Everywhere around you in the streets and shops people are talking about it. Even as you enter the Arcane Dreams Inn, you hear various people arguing over how the succession will play out.
That concerns you little however, as you have more pressing issues. For the past few weeks, you have been searching for a political agitator in Aundair, a shifter called Bruhask. Mauthinus, your ‘handler’ from the Kings Eyes of Aundair wants him brought in alive for interrogation. Shifter clans in the Eldeen Reacheshave been organizing and Bruhask seems to be behind it.
In the Acrane Dreams, you await Mauthinus. What do you do?


Male Dwarf Rogue 1(Favored Class: Wizard)

Rurik sits stiffly in his chair, tapping his fingers on the table.

"He should be here by now.", he grumbles.


Sillabare takes a seat where he can watch the room. "Patients friend he will be here soon."


Male Changling Racial Wizard 3

Kael currently under the guise of a Young Male Gnome in upper class robes sat on the chair. He had his gameboard out and was looking over a set up waiting for their contact to arrive.


Male Urban Elf Swordsage 3

leans against the wall, twirling a cold iron dagger on his fingertip, intensely staring at Kael

Info on Shifters from Aubrey's PbP Campaign, for those unfamiliar with Eberron)

Shifters:

Spoiler:

Shifters are the descendants of lycanthropes, but rather than being an affliction their bestial nature has been internalised in a process call shifting. When a shifter shifts, this animalistic trait is released, enhancing the shifter in a number of ways. (In game terms, a shifter chooses a shifter trait which can be used, a bit like a barbarian rage, to enhance them for a limited period of time. There are a number of traits with different effects to choose from, ranging from increased AC, growing claws or fangs as natural weapons, enhanced senses, and so on.) Shifters have a bestial appearance, with hairy arms, legs and sideburns in both sexes, and stand about 5’6” tall. They are subject to a degree of prejudice because of their somewhat frightening appearance, and are most prevalent in the Eldeen Reaches. Their favoured class in Ranger.


Male Human Expert 7th

A small boy arrives with a closed envelope for you. He seems wise beyond his years and quite comfotable among the adults of the different races in the inn. He nods once and then leaves the common room. The envelope conmtains one small piece of paper. On the parchement is a symbol of an eye inside a royal crown; the symbol of the Royal Eyes of Aundair. After exchanging glances one of you touches the symbol and it transforms on the page into a sentence: follow the boy.

A note on Eberron world info: if you are going to congtinue sharing game world information with each other, keep it very general. DC 5 on knowledge checks to represent what the average person would know about a particular topic is a good rule of thumb. The reason for this is that the characters, though experienced, are far from experts in every field of knowledge. More specific info will be revealed through the story, actions of the characters and knowledge rolls. thanks.


Male Dwarf Rogue 1(Favored Class: Wizard)

"Finally."

Rurik proceeds to stand up and follows the boy, trying to stay roughly 20 feet behind him.


Male Changling Racial Wizard 3

Kael moves the pieces a few times on the board, packs it up then follows about 10 feet behind Rurik.


Male Human Expert 7th

You spread yourselves out and follow the boy, trying to look around without being too obvious about it. There is a large number of pedestrians out in the streets today, and despite the frilly clothes and perfumed bodies,the first thing you all check for are fastened peace knots on weapons of those coming close to you.

This inherant defensiveness makes it hard to pinpoint the boy, but between you, you are able to follow to an older house near the lightning rail station.

Once you are all inside, the boy looks around, smiles and transforms into an older Aundarian man you all know to be your handler.

Greetings. the subterfuge is necessary even in our capitol I'm afraid. There are bigger things brewing on the horizon so I need you to take care of this Shifter business quickly. Divinations have revealed that allies to Bruhask are coming in by rail. Exactly who was not determined, but they will be carrying dragonshards. This much is certain. I need you to be on the lookout for people at the station. He reaches into his jacket and hands out offical documents. These give you the right to search passengers in the name of the King of Galifar. Use them if the local watch or passengers give you trouble.
He turns to leave (by the back door, not the one you all came in) and says, The train will be coming in shortly, decide where you will post yourselves and how to intercept suspects. Good luck gentlemen.

With that, he shimmers and then all you see is an old woman struggling to get through the door.


Male Urban Elf Swordsage 3

Follows the boy, weaving through the crowd, something that's old-hat whether in Sharn or the capitol.

after the briefing

"Right, you heard him, let's get to the lightning rail"


"It's not my first choice of places to visit, but it'll do I s'pose." Faress has been quiet during this affair, willing to listen and evaluate the situation on his own terms. If the whole affair made him a little uneasy, he didn't show it.

"Come on Silnur. Follow me close, and keep to yourself." he says, reaching down to the large mastiff's neck and giving it a scratch. This large dog, with it's powerful jaws and leather armour, was intimidating and visibly powerful in every way that Faress wasn't.


Male Urban Elf Swordsage 3
Faress Keen-Eye wrote:

"It's not my first choice of places to visit, but it'll do I s'pose." Faress has been quiet during this affair, willing to listen and evaluate the situation on his own terms. If the whole affair made him a little uneasy, he didn't show it.

"Come on Silnur. Follow me close, and keep to yourself." he says, reaching down to the large mastiff's neck and giving it a scratch. This large dog, with it's powerful jaws and leather armour, was intimidating and visibly powerful in every way that Faress wasn't.

"Truly?" Kae wonders, "It's just a magical mode of transportation. Not some seedy dive in the Demon Wastes"


"Aye. It's not the rail I'm worried about. Have you ever been to one of those stations? People! Everywhere. Milling about. Travelling here, and zooming there. Scurrying. And we're supposed to sniff out the right ones? I don't like it one bit. That's kinda like holding back a crack in a dam with just our thumbs. If we have to hold up every single person, it could cause a riot in there. There must be a better way."


Male Urban Elf Swordsage 3
Faress Keen-Eye wrote:
"Aye. It's not the rail I'm worried about. Have you ever been to one of those stations? People! Everywhere. Milling about. Travelling here, and zooming there. Scurrying. And we're supposed to sniff out the right ones? I don't like it one bit. That's kinda like holding back a crack in a dam with just our thumbs. If we have to hold up every single person, it could cause a riot in there. There must be a better way."

"I lived on the streets of Sharn, crowds are no problem for me."

"Now, he gave us this paper saying we're acting as agents of the crown. Perhaps we should just stop the passengers and make sure they know. Since we're acting on behalf of Galifar, the guards would be under our jurisdiction as well."

checks his weapons, checks his false peace knots, making sure he can draw if needed


Male Changling Racial Wizard 3

"So all we know is that they will have dragon shards and that they are coming in by rail? Hm... How many stops are expected for the rest of the day? We should probably keep an eye out for any shifters too." Kael turns to Kaellead, "Could you find out if any Dragon House members are supposed to be coming into town today?"


Male Urban Elf Swordsage 3
Kael Spellspinner wrote:
"So all we know is that they will have dragon shards and that they are coming in by rail? Hm... How many stops are expected for the rest of the day? We should probably keep an eye out for any shifters too." Kael turns to Kaellead, "Could you find out if any Dragon House members are supposed to be coming into town today?"

it's not 1 house, it's multiple houses

"I don't think we have time, but Shifters don't carry marks, so I think it's a moot point."


Male Changling Racial Wizard 3

yeah, I thought maybe the houses had diplomatic ties so you might be able to find out if someone was planning a visit. We could either ignore certain people by that information or follow them because of it. If they had a dragonshard on them we could *Possibly* ignore them becuase we know they are here "officially".

"Yes shifters don't have marks... but they may try to establish contact with whomever is coming in for them at the station. If we see shifters talking to someone with a shard that person might be more interesting to use than someone here with a shard not talking to shifters."


Sillabare checks his armor and weapons so that everything will be ready if the need arises. "It's important we are carefull, once there I will position myself to keep on eye on the rest of you and function as a lookout for trouble."


Male Dwarf Rogue 1(Favored Class: Wizard)

Rurik continues to sit there, following along with the conversation.

Well, I just realized I basically made a rogue with no sneak attack and a few minor tricks. Anyone mind if I just retroactively make him a rogue, assuming I get done with it before we do anything important?


Male Changling Racial Wizard 3

Up to the DM, I don't care one way or the other. Patrick is there, and would I know about, some sort of manifest system to the lightning rail that we might be able to examine to figure out who and how things are coming in to the town?

Osirion

doesn't bother me any.


Male Human Expert 7th
Kael Spellspinner wrote:
Up to the DM, I don't care one way or the other. Patrick is there, and would I know about, some sort of manifest system to the lightning rail that we might be able to examine to figure out who and how things are coming in to the town?

Normally I would be adverse to anyone tweaking a character once a game has started but I will allow this once. Please keep this in mind everyone for future choices.

There are manifests for all shipping on the continent done legally. Very accurate ones when dealing with the great houses.

also, I have a lot to do this week with the start of term and I will not be able to post anything significant until Wednesday or so.

Sorry for the slowdown.


Male Urban Elf Swordsage 3

Do what you have to do oh Master GM!


Take your time, I in the midst of moving from Florence KY to Louisville KY and things are crazy in my house's right now.


Male Human Expert 7th

I regret to say that I will not be able to DM this game. I had a new course added to my schedule instead of another slot of something that I have taught before. This means I need more time to prep and that takes away from time I wanted to devote to doing this right. I am deeply sorry for wasting your time, but I just can't do this game the way I want it done.

take care everyone.


Thanks for trying!


Male Urban Elf Swordsage 3

Not a waste of time, I created a very interesting PC, perhaps I can use it in a different game.


Male Dwarf Rogue 1(Favored Class: Wizard)

Thanks for telling us, a belated thanks for letting me switch over to Rogue, and lastly thanks for at least giving it a shot.


Male Urban Elf Swordsage 3

If I wasn't already starting an Eberron game, I'd take over this...but I'm swamped with my first PbP game to run and the various ones I'm playing in.


DMing is hard.

Osirion

DM dahn wrote:
DMing is hard.

Yeah, I was waiting on 1 of the players, but picked up another...so we're go...

How many games are you running Dahn?

I'm running our groups D&d game, and running my 9yo twins through Shackled City...They just reached the Malachite hold...they got lucky and found the secret door...heh

Now I'm running that PbP Dhakaani game.

Shadow Lodge

Male. Mostly. Elf Wizard3/Master Enchanter7

I've got Strange Loops, Darker Darkness, and the Last Baron game on here; at the table I run another Second Darkness game. I'm also a DJ, so my weekends are shot. Plus I just started a Sommelier program, so school is eating up time now too. There was that whole trying to start a business thing too that is now on the backburner....

I often have dreams of the pbps...Things I need to update, or check, or do, come to haunt me in my sleep...

Osirion

xdahnx wrote:

I've got Strange Loops, Darker Darkness, and the Last Baron game on here; at the table I run another Second Darkness game. I'm also a DJ, so my weekends are shot. Plus I just started a Sommelier program, so school is eating up time now too. There was that whole trying to start a business thing too that is now on the backburner....

I often have dreams of the pbps...Things I need to update, or check, or do, come to haunt me in my sleep...

Yeah, I'm in 4 games I'm playing in, including your last baron game, A paranoia game, an L5R game...

Married, and I have 9 yo twins, and working full-time heh.


No problem what so ever Pat, I liked having the chance to build this character. I imagine I'll use him in another game some time.


Male Human Expert 7th

Thanks for understanding guys. I envy all who can play several games. I am a member of two other games prior to the start of this and I may have to leave them too. Sucks.

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