Baldwin the Merciful's - CoT Campaign (Inactive)

Game Master baldwin the merciful

This is Council of Thieves AP. Westcrown, City of Twilight, once was the center of Aroden's faith, but now it symbolizes despair. By day, the city remains a vibrant center of trade; but, by night only those with a death wish venture out.


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Fire Resist 10 Human Cleric 6,HP 40/40,Init+5F6R4W9,Per10AC18/11/17
Orsino 'Orsin' Bessatte wrote:
I still have a move action in round 8. We all retreating or what?

I believe we should all keep together and keep firing until Truk gets back to us, we don't want anyone left behind again considering the hazardous ground slows us. We can rally, but if we retreat we should get everyone we can.

You do need to stand up as well since you are on the ground. I don't know what John is planning, perhaps a Know-Planes to figure out weakneses? Plus he can still provide very good mobile cover since he can fly and use his tower shield.


M Dwarf Inquis-Witchhunter 16, Init +5, Percep+13, HP72/76 AC25/12/23+3 w/Judge, Saves F10/R6/W11+4 Spells/Poison(race), +3 w/Know Def, +3 w/Judge , Attk: +13 +2 w/RAGE, +3 Judge, +2 Trip, CMD+23+29vsTrip,+27vsBull

Baldwin:
No inside track on what action the halfing in taking? Making me a zombie? Necrophilia? Doing a happy dance at kicking the dwarfs a$$?


Evil GM

Grimm:
No insight, sorry.


M Dwarf Inquis-Witchhunter 16, Init +5, Percep+13, HP72/76 AC25/12/23+3 w/Judge, Saves F10/R6/W11+4 Spells/Poison(race), +3 w/Know Def, +3 w/Judge , Attk: +13 +2 w/RAGE, +3 Judge, +2 Trip, CMD+23+29vsTrip,+27vsBull

Baldwin:

The GM is Evil ;)


Male Human Fighter(Tower Shield Specialist) 6/ Hellknight 2 +5 int, AC 26, Touch 12, FF 25, Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +5 HP66/82, Perception +12

Knowledge planes for the eryine: 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (5) + 12 = 17
Knowledge planes on the Nyxervex: 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (4) + 12 = 16
"With the cloud gone, we could make it into the building through the front door, or we can retreat. Either way we are going to need to get out away from the devil."
John will keep the shield up.


Fire Resist 10 Human Cleric 6,HP 40/40,Init+5F6R4W9,Per10AC18/11/17

Andrea crouches behind the shield.

That Erynies is the problem, she can pick us off if we run around out in the open, we need to down her with spells and arrows and then you and Truk can combine your blows against the large devil while we move to the front door.

If we can understand what harms them most, silver,magic or something else we can use that to inflict real harm.


Evil GM

John and others, you need to remember that Truk is the only living character to have seen Nyxervex, as far you all know it's only an erinyes taunting you from above. I'll use your previous roll regarding Nyxervex when you actually see it.

John:
You know that erinyes are winged merciless executioners, that take great joy out of torturing and prolonging the death of their victims. You've heard but have not confirmed that can see invisible creatures, like most devils are damaged by good. That silver does not effect them.


Evil GM

Andrea Only:

Telepathically you hear a velvety voice in your head, the voice has an edge of wickedness to it. "Lady Andrea, I presume? Your deeds are becoming well known to all interested parties. Do you desire safe passage for you, and your remaining members, away from this place? If so, a bargain can be had. If not, all shall perish today."


Female Half Elf Urban Ranger / 7 and Wizard / 1 and Arcane Archer / 1 -- Perception: +18 in urban, +21 traps (otherwise +16) -- Init: +4 -- HP:49/59 -- AC: 23(Touch:15 / FF:19) -- F:7, R:11, W:5 +2vs enchants


attack 1d20 + 15 - 2 ⇒ (13) + 15 - 2 = 26
damage 1d8 + 12 - 1 ⇒ (5) + 12 - 1 = 16
1d20 + 10 - 2 ⇒ (15) + 10 - 2 = 23
damage 1d8 + 12 - 1 ⇒ (7) + 12 - 1 = 18

Lucrezia will hold her ground her ground for now and fire off a couple more silver arrows at the erinyes, trying to provide cover fire for Truk as he makes his way back the the group.


Evil GM

Lucrezia your action is noted if it becomes necessary.


Female Half Elf Urban Ranger / 7 and Wizard / 1 and Arcane Archer / 1 -- Perception: +18 in urban, +21 traps (otherwise +16) -- Init: +4 -- HP:49/59 -- AC: 23(Touch:15 / FF:19) -- F:7, R:11, W:5 +2vs enchants

also forgot to try a know planes roll on the eriyes since i have that skill now.
1d20 + 6 ⇒ (10) + 6 = 16


Evil GM

Lucrezia look at john's spoiler for your know planes


Female Half Elf Urban Ranger / 7 and Wizard / 1 and Arcane Archer / 1 -- Perception: +18 in urban, +21 traps (otherwise +16) -- Init: +4 -- HP:49/59 -- AC: 23(Touch:15 / FF:19) -- F:7, R:11, W:5 +2vs enchants

Oh, in that cast, if my attack does become needed, I will not bother with using silver arrows then. I will also curse out loud about having wasted the previous silver arrows on the creature. :)


Fire Resist 10 Human Cleric 6,HP 40/40,Init+5F6R4W9,Per10AC18/11/17

Any damage is useful!

Baldwin:
Oh? State the price of course, I have become well aware of the costs of aid for me and mine.


Evil GM

Andrea:

"Do you, the saviors of Westcrown, possess Liebdaga's contract from that sloth of a mayor?


Fire Resist 10 Human Cleric 6,HP 40/40,Init+5F6R4W9,Per10AC18/11/17
baldwin the merciful wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Baldwin:
Well you you certainly know quite a bit about me !I am sure that this is hardly the time or place for such quibbles, but I would like to know more about you my Lady. It is only prudent to make sure that I am not speaking to one who would make all of Westcrown look like the area around me

Evil GM

Andrea:

I'm the winged archer peppering your group with flaming arrows my darling. That fat sloth of a mayor has, and we believe your group now possesses, the contract that we seek. Long pause. Simply release Liebdaga from his servitude contract and hand the contract over to me and each one of your remaining members can walk out of here unmolested. Once we obtain the contract, we will locate the remains of your lost companion, if there are any. In the process I will personally exact a most painful sentence upon that Council of Thieves spellcaster agent, and leave both remains at the barricade you entered through in three days time.

That is a bargain worth living for, is it not?" There is wicked laughter in your mind, Then again, we can address this negotiation again after my next spell, you many be more agreeable to lesser terms then.


Evil GM

Andrea, Part 2:

Think logically priestess do you think your handsome dandy can survive another devastating area spell? How about the pretty archer? Can you withstand one? Accept this peaceful resolution and have everyone live today.


Fire Resist 10 Human Cleric 6,HP 40/40,Init+5F6R4W9,Per10AC18/11/17

Just doing this in a few posts.

Baldwin:
Think logically priestess do you think your handsome dandy can survive another devastating area spell? How about the pretty archer? Can you withstand one? Accept this peaceful resolution and have everyone live today.

Andrea’s mind was filled with the Erynie’s words; give up the contract and live, refuse and die. She looked up and saw the devil soaring above the battlefield with flaming bow, ready to rain down fire if she refused.

Andrea saw in the distance Truk, bloody and raging as he ran towards them with a burned body over his shoulder.

She saw John, hefting up his tower shield, to drop it would mean they would be open to a finishing volley of arrows.

She saw Lucrezia, bloody and pale, trying to track the Erynies as it dived around.

Behind her was Orsin, two steps from death, having exhausted his voice summoning the creature that hissed on the rooftop. He summoned it with a power that he sold his soul for..

After what happened to me in Delvehaven, with the deafness, I mean...well, I think it's got me thinking. There are things that I have done-that I had to do-which I'm not proud of. I intended to keep them from you and the others, but I'm realizing that it's only fair to everyone that you know what kind of monster you all are working with..."

He clears his throat a little before continuing, "I've grown weary of the stage, of being a spectacle for the amusement of others with only pretend victories and adventures to my credit. When we came across the Librum Malfactum, I foolishly gambled my life away for the thrill of power and to slake my dark curiosities."

He pauses for a moment.

"I lost that gamble and the tome's dark magic robbed me of sight, speech, and sound. I was moments away from taking my own life when I was visited by an infernal agent: an emissary of the devil Geryon. In exchange for my soul, my senses were restored and I retained the knowledge of the Librum's dark powers. Furthermore, some day in the future, before he comes to claim my soul, the devil may also ask of me a single task which I am oathbound to complete."

The bard chuckles a little manically, "I thought I would take this to my grave, but when I lost my hearing in Delvehaven, I was reminded of my foolish bargain and what it was that I damned myself for. I'm not sure if I got the better half, but I did what I had to do to keep up the fight for Westcrown. My best friend died on the stage for the pleasure of some sick noble. His death wasmeaningless and I didn't want to follow him to that same end."

He pauses before finishing.

"I'm sorry."

Just make a deal

Next post coming up


Fire Resist 10 Human Cleric 6,HP 40/40,Init+5F6R4W9,Per10AC18/11/17

Pt.2

Baldwin:
Orsin, who made a deal to save him from blindess, deafness and muteness. Making deal for another chance, made because of his love for Westcrown and his best friend. Made to a devil who came upon him when he was most weak. Should she judge him for that?

The snearing face of Szasmir appeared before her.Ilnerik came back to Cheliax to provide a service to Westcrown, when he was called to do so - he and his shadow beasts would guard the night, and those that remained inside would be safe. Those that were unfortunate to be outside are dealt horrible fates. Sort of ironic that he was called back to Westcrown, where he once left in a fit of jealous anger." He yawns widely.

Just make a deal, stay inside and you will be okay. Why should you bother going out at night anyway?

The battered face of the Mayor appeared before her. I just wanted hot water and powered lights. How about I write you an IOU for the Exchange? Just look away for a second.

Just look away. Just ignore what was ignored, the flaming fireplaces and bleeding walls. Things will be okay if someone else fixes the problem. Not my problem.

The smirking face of the Erynies was next. I'm the winged archer peppering your group with flaming arrows my darling. That fat sloth of a mayor has, and we believe your group now possesses, the contract that we seek. Long pause. Simply release Liebdaga from his servitude contract and hand the contract over to me and each one of your remaining members can walk out of here unmolested. Once we obtain the contract, we will locate the remains of your lost companion, if there are any. In the process I will personally exact a most painful sentence upon that Council of Thieves spellcaster agent, and leave both remains at the barricade you entered through in three days time.

That is a bargain worth living for, is it not?" There is wicked laughter in your mind, Then again, we can address this negotiation again after my next spell, you many be more agreeable to lesser terms then.

Just hand it over and walk away. Three days! Then you can have the remains of your friends and a little revenge.

Suddenly to Andrea, the world went quiet and her hands ached, a trickle of blood dripping out and over the Morrowfall, which flickered.


More coming


In Elysium, she watched. Silently looking down and at the scene that was playing out.


Evil GM

Andrea:
I'm getting antsy, perhaps some encouragement is needed. Time for fury to be shown as my patience has worn thin.


Evil GM

Rd 9

Nyxervex -
Faelyn -
G2 - fled
G1 - dead
G3 - dead
eryines -
- 2 bearded devils -
Aberten -
Grimm - drinking ale with Faelyn and Cayden Cailean
Lucrezia -
Andrea -
Truk -
John -
Orsin -
- Naga


Fire Resist 10 Human Cleric 6,HP 40/40,Init+5F6R4W9,Per10AC18/11/17

Next part

Baldwin:
Andrea looked out now at Truk, storming towards him, part man and part wolf. Still going despite the wounds over him. He wasn’t giving up.

She saw John, holding his tower shield high. Hellknight he is but he fought with them from the start, keeping anything from getting past his shields. He wasn’t giving up.

She saw Lucrezia, her arrows nocked and ready, steady hands and eye already having foudn their mark. She wasn’t giving up.

Orsin, even almost dead, he was with them, his magic creature tracking the Erynies, lips ready to utter another blast of magic againstt he devil. He wasn’t giving up.

Andrea’s hands cracked again, sending a rivulet across the golden eagle which pulsed..

She then saw the Erynies. She saw the burns of magic across it’s skin, the arrows from Lucrezia sticking out of it’s body and even the kiss of the Morrowfall’s light.

She was the one giving up..bargining..

Andrea’s mind began to clear, confusion being replaced by a single idea, forming into a single word. She formed them from her memories she held most dear.

Duncan. The often angry man who gave her a chance and friendship that became real. Almost a father..

S..

The Children of Westcrown. Who accepted her, fought with her and sacrificed so much for their love of Westcrown even though they disagreed on many things.

..ti,

Kenji, Orsin, John, Lucreiza, Sunny, Shadow, Faelyn, and Grimm. What more could be said? Friends, comrades and even lovers.

..n.. Her, how could she ever forget. The soft touch of her hand, the trust, the soft brown eyes... and the hand that wore the ring of gold..

..g.

Sting

Sting!
Sting!Sting!Sting!Sting!Sting!Sting!Sting!Sting!Sting!Sting!Sting!Sting!

Andrea’s palms bleed over the artifact in her hands which pulsed in time with her heart, and she gave her answer.

EVERYONE! THE HELL B##*! IS BEGGING FOR HER LIFE! KILL HER!


YES! YES! LIVE OR DIE TODAY LET NOTHING STOP YOU! YOU HAVE A DEVIL TO SLAY AND A TOWN TO SAVE! ANDREA SWEETOOTH, I DUB THEY WORTHY OF THE MANTLE OF HOLY VINDICATOR! CARRY MY BLESSINGS AND WRATH INTO THIS BATTLE!


Evil GM

Rd 9: Nyxervex

You all can see a large horrifying features of a bony devil fly 10 feet over Truk's head, it's long bony tail whips out and flails at the raging barbarian.

stinger: 1d20 + 15 ⇒ (16) + 15 = 31;damage: 3d6 + 5 ⇒ (4, 5, 1) + 5 = 15
plus Fort save str: 1d3 ⇒ 2

To make matters worse, it turns invisible after it's attack. quicken SL-ability

----

Andrea:
I won't be so kind as my bony friend

John Only:

You know, from your earlier dice roll, that Nyxervex is a bone devil loyal to another higher devil but the name escapes you. Bone devils are executioners and torturers renowned for extracting information. The fly at will, and there favorite way to torment is attack then use their quicken ability to turn invisible. High damage reduction and the normal devil immunities, or at least you think based on your limited knowledge.


Evil GM

Rd 9: Eriynes

The erinyes casts her unholy blight, as a wave of ugly energy engulfs John, Andrea, Lucrezia and Orsin, smiting all good and neutral

damage: 4d8 ⇒ (4, 1, 4, 3) = 12
plus sickened Rds: 1d4 ⇒ 2

Make Will save for half damage and to negate the sickness.

sickened:

Sickened

The character takes a –2 penalty on all attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, saving throws, skill checks, and ability checks.


Male Half-Orc Druid 8/Cleric 1 | HP: 116/116 l AC: 26 (30 with buffs, 32 vs the first 3 attacks per round) /T: 12/FF: 24 l Fort: +15*, Ref: +5*, W: +14* l Init: +0 l Per: +15; Low-light vision l Movement: 30 *Hardy: Gain +2 racial bonus on saving throws against poison, spells, and spell-like abilities *Familiar:51/51

Fort: 1d20 + 15 ⇒ (17) + 15 = 32


Female Half Elf Urban Ranger / 7 and Wizard / 1 and Arcane Archer / 1 -- Perception: +18 in urban, +21 traps (otherwise +16) -- Init: +4 -- HP:49/59 -- AC: 23(Touch:15 / FF:19) -- F:7, R:11, W:5 +2vs enchants

will save 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (15) + 5 = 20


Evil GM

Andrea:

The velvety voice asks,Ready to deal? I was forthright with my promise, devils always honor their word. Nobody needs to die, simply release Liebdaga, live to fight another day.


Fire Resist 10 Human Cleric 6,HP 40/40,Init+5F6R4W9,Per10AC18/11/17

Will save: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (10) + 11 = 21


Evil GM

Truk you obviously made you save from the poison.

Lucrezia and Andrea made their saves.


Male human bard 7/pathfinder savant 5: 83/83 hp, Init +2, AC 24 [touch 14, flat-footed 23], Fort +10, Ref +12, Will +11; Perception +5

Will Save: 1d20 + 7 + 2 ⇒ (10) + 7 + 2 = 19


Evil GM

Orsin just makes his save.


Fire Resist 10 Human Cleric 6,HP 40/40,Init+5F6R4W9,Per10AC18/11/17

Nugh...The Erynies said it will stop the attack if we release the pit fiend's servitude contract and hand the contract over to them. They will let us walk free unmolested and will then hunt down the Council of Thieves spellcaster and leave the remains of the caster and..Grimm? Leaving them at the barricades in three days.

Tell each of them this! Will Liebdaga vent his wrath on Westcrown and turn it into a flaming pit?


Male human bard 7/pathfinder savant 5: 83/83 hp, Init +2, AC 24 [touch 14, flat-footed 23], Fort +10, Ref +12, Will +11; Perception +5
baldwin the merciful wrote:
Orsin just makes his save.

Damn straight I do.


Male Half-Orc Druid 8/Cleric 1 | HP: 116/116 l AC: 26 (30 with buffs, 32 vs the first 3 attacks per round) /T: 12/FF: 24 l Fort: +15*, Ref: +5*, W: +14* l Init: +0 l Per: +15; Low-light vision l Movement: 30 *Hardy: Gain +2 racial bonus on saving throws against poison, spells, and spell-like abilities *Familiar:51/51

"Releasing a pit fiend? Isn't that bad", Were-Truk asks in a canine growl.


Male human bard 7/pathfinder savant 5: 83/83 hp, Init +2, AC 24 [touch 14, flat-footed 23], Fort +10, Ref +12, Will +11; Perception +5

DM Only:
Can I also summon a dark naga while I've got the spirit naga going at the same time? "Desperate times..."


Evil GM

Orsin only:
One at time, sorry.


Female Half Elf Urban Ranger / 7 and Wizard / 1 and Arcane Archer / 1 -- Perception: +18 in urban, +21 traps (otherwise +16) -- Init: +4 -- HP:49/59 -- AC: 23(Touch:15 / FF:19) -- F:7, R:11, W:5 +2vs enchants

"We are fighting to end servitude of every enslaved person in Westcrown, why make an exception and say it's ok to keep the fiend enslaved? If the erinyes wants to hunt down that damn caster, more power to her."

I always thought we were going to free the pit fiend anyway and dismiss it back to its home plane anyway?


Male Human Fighter(Tower Shield Specialist) 6/ Hellknight 2 +5 int, AC 26, Touch 12, FF 25, Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +5 HP66/82, Perception +12

will: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (13) + 5 = 18


"Fly...fly...fly....get back to the library. Never trust an elf...unreliable and the adventuring one's just don't live long enough."


Evil GM

John you are sickened.


Male Human Fighter(Tower Shield Specialist) 6/ Hellknight 2 +5 int, AC 26, Touch 12, FF 25, Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +5 HP66/82, Perception +12

"The contract was broken so the devil really should have already had been released. I doubt it could do much right now since it is most likely weakened. Plus we are in no condition to fight two devils and a wizard."


Male human bard 7/pathfinder savant 5: 83/83 hp, Init +2, AC 24 [touch 14, flat-footed 23], Fort +10, Ref +12, Will +11; Perception +5

"I refuse to die today. If the contract is our only option then we have no choice but to submit," Orsin pants, his energies nearly completely spent.


Fire Resist 10 Human Cleric 6,HP 40/40,Init+5F6R4W9,Per10AC18/11/17

Andrea's face burns with shame.

Hah! Hahaha! Pride goeth before the fall. A traitor twice over..

Andrea throws out the contract.

Take it.


Evil GM

"If I could trouble one of you to simply sign, I hereby release Liebdaga from his contract in servitude and transfer to the bearer of this document all rights in perpetuity for the execution of his release and scribble your signature."


Fire Resist 10 Human Cleric 6,HP 40/40,Init+5F6R4W9,Per10AC18/11/17

Andrea does so.


Evil GM

"Thank you, you and your party have safe passage. My friend will ensure the vampires stay put, as the sun will be going down soon, so you can make it safely to the barricade. I will honor our contract."


Male Human, NPC Fighter, Dottari Sergeant

The dottari guards have a look of astonishment when the battle wary heroes make it to the barricade. There eyes on the charred remains of a body, "Weren't there seven of you? the nervous lieutenant inquires.

As the question is asked Sergeant Maurice Greenhelm arrives with two additional squads to reinforce the current blockade. His brown eyes widen as he sees his friends, stoically he barks orders, "Secure the blockade, it's going to be a long night."

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