DM Barcas - Kingmaker: Rivers Run Red

Game Master Isaac Duplechain

As Newhaven rises, threats besiege it from all directions. To the north, the news of the last heir of House Rogarvia threatens the start of a new war. To the south, an empire of trolls and monsters grows.


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Grand Lodge

Male Elf Wizard (Forsight) 7 AC 13(21)/13(21)/13(21) / HP 38/38 / F +4 R +6 W +7 (+2 vs. ench) / Init. +10 / Perc. +20)

I have a Christmas party my wife and I are throwing tonight. I also stood duty yesterday. I'll post on this and Freedom of the Sea as soon as I can.

Silver Crusade

Male Human 8th Lvl Expert

Hey congrats to the Texans getting that #1 draft pick! ;)

(I can't knock you too much Isaac as I just watched the Dolphins choke away the playoffs with back-to-back losses)


I root a little for the Dolphins because Tannehill went to A&M, my alma mater. I've adopted the Broncos this season as the team I will root for. I'm really hoping for a Broncos-Eagles matchup.


Vorduvai wrote:

Hey congrats to the Texans getting that #1 draft pick! ;)

(I can't knock you too much Isaac as I just watched the Dolphins choke away the playoffs with back-to-back losses)

Don't they always choke away the playoffs?

Hey, on a role playing note, do we need to declare party order in the ruins or is it kind of free form?


Free form. If anyone wants to go first, say so.

Silver Crusade

Male Human 8th Lvl Expert

I hope you got to see the A&M vs. Duke game Isaac -- that was truly an incredible game to watch tonight -- outstanding finish for Johnny Football!


I did! I am working an extra job tonight, but they had it on the TV.

Grand Lodge

Male Elf Wizard (Forsight) 7 AC 13(21)/13(21)/13(21) / HP 38/38 / F +4 R +6 W +7 (+2 vs. ench) / Init. +10 / Perc. +20)

Well my friends... I am going away on business. I won't be able to access the pazio forums for a while. Isaac is going to send me updates via e-mail and we will try to see if I can incorporate my posts via e-mail for the time being being. I won't be able to play off of you much, but hopefully I can still contribute. When I can access the fourms I'll check in when I can.

-Elsir

P.S. Isaac, I could not ask for a better DM, thank you for your assistance in helping make this work. I owe you a few beers when I come to Texas in March!


I'm back from Namibia :) - happy new year everybody!


Roll call! Did everyone survive the holidays? We ready to explore this elven fortress?


Male Human Samurai-Ronin 4/ Oracle-Battle 3 | AC 24/ T12/ F23, HP73, F+8/ R +4/ W +7, Init +1(Roll twice), Percep +6, Sense Motive +10

Yup!


Here here :)


I'm here sorta. I've been working 14 hour days and barely getting any sleep. I will post an action by Saturday though.


Male Human Cleric (Abadar) 7th / Fighter 1st / AC 24/10T/24F / HP 61 / F +10 R +3 W +11 / Init. +0 / Perc. +5 / Sense Motive +14

Here as of this week and looking at the boards - I'm ready to jump back into the Verik role provided others are good to go. Since Celeador is on assignment, what's our current player base?


Everybody but Nikolai has checked in, and I spoke to Steve yesterday.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2013

My bad folks. Took time off to edit ad submit a project after the holidays, and now the dayjob is exacing revenge.

Working back into the swing.


Hello friends. I hope all are well and have had a good holiday season.

I wish to apologize for my absence and the obvious hole it left in this game. I suffered a major shock in my life around Thanksgiving that has affected my network of family and friends, my emotional health, my career, and long term financial wellbeing.

My job increased in duties to overcome a vital loss in our small ranks just to make it to the new year. While we struggled to meet that milestone, my job may yet still evaporate in the coming months if the board moves to dissolve. Exhaustion and depression had settled over me, to a sense that I knew something was wrong but was unable to stop it.

I have been around long enough on these boards to see people up and disappear, and I always wondered what happened. Well, I am here to report that sometimes life can kick you in the teeth, and take something from you. I loved visiting these boards and not just for the online PbP. Several times a day. Usually first thing in the morning after checking email and last thing at night, looking for that last possible update. Well, a switch had been thrown in me. Something I loved just fell away.

Over Christmas, I did some travel to spend time in desolate places to clear my head. I love the desert and its effect on me. Seeing life growing, however limited, in the harshest of environments is a good inspiration for one looking to renew one's life or get over life's hurdles.

My job still may evaporate and I don't look forward to finding a similar job in this economy, BUT I have turned a corner and have begun to look at this proactively as something to prepare for instead of dread. Maybe even doing some fiction writing, something I always wanted, but a full-time career held me back...we will see.

Through this, my local friends and family have been supportive. In that vein I seek to get back with my wider net of friends I have made over the internet. Chatting with people all over the world in different locales and different (or the same) places in their life has always been an education and comfort. So while not completely over my depression (I have been battling depression to a smaller degree for a number of years now) I am in a better place, so I return to my old haunts. I want to thank those that reached out and others that expressed concern.

This is my first visit to the boards in quite some time, and I image there is a lot that has happened in my absence to go back and read. I suspect I have been dropped or replaced in some cases, and I totally understand and respect that. And again I apologize for the disruption I brought to this game. If the group does still have a place for me, I can begin to resume my postings here as I try to get back up to speed.

In either case I have enjoyed my time here and will read future developments as it has been a fine game.


Zander's literally sitting outside a single door. I had him come with on this quest just in case you came back. There's always a spot for you. I understand that life comes up in this manner from time to time. I'm glad that you took the time to get where you needed to be. Whatever you need from us, all you have to do is ask.

If you want to roll Initiative, just come in and say that you heard the fighting from outside and that the Wardens can handle guard duty on their own.


Thanks DMB. I will read up the vital bits and try to jump in. I think a bit of dice rolling is what I need initially so I can contribute without too much backlog. Catching up on threads will be weeklong task most likely.

And again, as DM, I really appreciate the work and effort you put into this game (and your previous games) and look forward to contributing again. So sorry for the disruption.


Hi Meowzebub - welcome back. I am sorry to hear of your hardships, but I think it is encouraging that you've mentally turned around. Zander is always welcome in our ranks here (and you may not know it yet, but it is his cadre of rangers that led us to the current adventure).

Silver Crusade

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Male Human 8th Lvl Expert

Ditto on what LoreKeeper said there Meowzebub.

Yeah just have some fun with it and come into Round 2 firing some frost arrows and that will make everything better ;)

Grand Lodge

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Male Elf Wizard (Forsight) 7 AC 13(21)/13(21)/13(21) / HP 38/38 / F +4 R +6 W +7 (+2 vs. ench) / Init. +10 / Perc. +20)

Morning Guys, I had some things come up. Long story short.. I am back home and have access to the forums. Not sure how long it will last for, but while I am here no need to get e-mail updates. I'll let you guys know if things change.


Male Human Samurai-Ronin 4/ Oracle-Battle 3 | AC 24/ T12/ F23, HP73, F+8/ R +4/ W +7, Init +1(Roll twice), Percep +6, Sense Motive +10

Welcome back Meowzebub!!

And thanks for your candid share. I've been there, more than once. Really happy to have you back bro.


Male Human Samurai-Ronin 4/ Oracle-Battle 3 | AC 24/ T12/ F23, HP73, F+8/ R +4/ W +7, Init +1(Roll twice), Percep +6, Sense Motive +10

DMB, where did the 2 ability damage to Dex on Akiros come from?


The poison caused it. The ability damage stays on until healed naturally or magically.


Male Human Samurai-Ronin 4/ Oracle-Battle 3 | AC 24/ T12/ F23, HP73, F+8/ R +4/ W +7, Init +1(Roll twice), Percep +6, Sense Motive +10

Aha.

Jem? Verik?

: D


We're not up yet. Elsir and Nikolai need to go, then the killer weed, then me and Verik


Male Human Samurai-Ronin 4/ Oracle-Battle 3 | AC 24/ T12/ F23, HP73, F+8/ R +4/ W +7, Init +1(Roll twice), Percep +6, Sense Motive +10

Ya, guess I shoulda been on that, getting Akiros cured, Before combat


Male Human Samurai-Ronin 4/ Oracle-Battle 3 | AC 24/ T12/ F23, HP73, F+8/ R +4/ W +7, Init +1(Roll twice), Percep +6, Sense Motive +10

Excellent post Elsir and thanks for reaffirming my faith in Players!

I was just thinking about that very thing, how, for convenience sake, DMB gives us all the info on our enemies, yet our Characters should not necessarily know it. Was pleased to see you post the perfect example of that. Cheers mate!


I am hot on an active case. I may be scarce until this is over.


Male Human Samurai-Ronin 4/ Oracle-Battle 3 | AC 24/ T12/ F23, HP73, F+8/ R +4/ W +7, Init +1(Roll twice), Percep +6, Sense Motive +10

Go git 'em! ;)


Male Human Cleric (Abadar) 7th / Fighter 1st / AC 24/10T/24F / HP 61 / F +10 R +3 W +11 / Init. +0 / Perc. +5 / Sense Motive +14

Since it appears the vines are down I'll make a Verik post this weekend, as I'm thinking Jemini and Verik can act before the end-of-round statues.


Nikolai wrecked #2. The fluff about unnecessariness was just fluff. Because Nikolai got into a rage.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2013

Indeed.


Male Human Cleric (Abadar) 7th / Fighter 1st / AC 24/10T/24F / HP 61 / F +10 R +3 W +11 / Init. +0 / Perc. +5 / Sense Motive +14

C'mon Akiros and Jemini, knock out the posts for Round 3 so we can get into Round 4.


Male Human Fighter (Archer) 6

I will be jumping into the next round. I am caught up around Paizo, and this one had me conveniently waiting outside so it was a lower priority (plus I saw DM_B was busy). But will have a post up tomorrow that is round 3 running in to the fight.

Int for Round 4: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (16) + 7 = 23


Sent them a message via Facebook.

Grand Lodge

Male Elf Wizard (Forsight) 7 AC 13(21)/13(21)/13(21) / HP 38/38 / F +4 R +6 W +7 (+2 vs. ench) / Init. +10 / Perc. +20)

I'll get a post up tomorrow.


Male Human Cleric (Abadar) 7th / Fighter 1st / AC 24/10T/24F / HP 61 / F +10 R +3 W +11 / Init. +0 / Perc. +5 / Sense Motive +14

Nice damage there Akiros! A quick adjustment though - you're 49/65 hp as you took a 9hp shot earlier from one of the vines. No worries though as I'll get ya patched up after the fight.

Also to ease your mind (if I understand Mending correctly) I can Mend a broken +1 enchanted blade with my caster level as long as it's not destroyed...though it's not a combat spell as it takes 10 minutes to cast. Jemini and Nikolai's blades though are beyond my power should they become broken.

Oh and nice crit pickup there Jemini! We're down to the last 5 hp!


Male Human Samurai-Ronin 4/ Oracle-Battle 3 | AC 24/ T12/ F23, HP73, F+8/ R +4/ W +7, Init +1(Roll twice), Percep +6, Sense Motive +10

Thanks dude!


Male Human Samurai-Ronin 4/ Oracle-Battle 3 | AC 24/ T12/ F23, HP73, F+8/ R +4/ W +7, Init +1(Roll twice), Percep +6, Sense Motive +10

Hey all, I'm leaving tomorrow to travel for a month in Costa Rica!

I should have some net access here and there but I have no idea at present where or when that will be, so please feel free to DMPC Akiros when necessary.

All the best and game on!


Male Human Cleric (Abadar) 7th / Fighter 1st / AC 24/10T/24F / HP 61 / F +10 R +3 W +11 / Init. +0 / Perc. +5 / Sense Motive +14

So if someone has a good idea on how to traverse the next section (or if someone wants to go forward on point), go for it in IC post, as Verik really doesn't have a good IC angle on that one.


There's no trick to it. Just open the door and take a big step up.I can write it up. Nikolai, maybe? He is tall enough to reach from the bottom and get the door open.


I am working weekends at the moment, which is throwing havoc on my schedule. I'll get a post up soon!

Grand Lodge

Male Elf Wizard (Forsight) 7 AC 13(21)/13(21)/13(21) / HP 38/38 / F +4 R +6 W +7 (+2 vs. ench) / Init. +10 / Perc. +20)

Still here... been wood-working and cleaning the house. I'll get up a post asap.


Male Human Cleric (Abadar) 7th / Fighter 1st / AC 24/10T/24F / HP 61 / F +10 R +3 W +11 / Init. +0 / Perc. +5 / Sense Motive +14

No problem. In general though I'd like to see more frequent posting by all the player characters (aside from Khaladon who's on vacation and Meowzebub who's still on hiatus) so we can move through this with some degree of momentum. Not big creative posts, but smaller and frequent to show we're involved the exploration of the ruins.


So I spent most of the last two days testifying on a capital murder case. I was pretty exhausted, but I got some good rest. Unfortunately, I am #1 going into my weekend call-out, so I expect to get a new case this weekend. Hopefully it won't be too disruptive, as this combat won't be remarkably complex.

Grand Lodge

Male Elf Wizard (Forsight) 7 AC 13(21)/13(21)/13(21) / HP 38/38 / F +4 R +6 W +7 (+2 vs. ench) / Init. +10 / Perc. +20)

Eh... Fireball inc


Male Human Cleric (Abadar) 7th / Fighter 1st / AC 24/10T/24F / HP 61 / F +10 R +3 W +11 / Init. +0 / Perc. +5 / Sense Motive +14
Elsir Tel’ran wrote:
Eh... Fireball inc

Uh oh! I thought elven esoteric divine-ey types were not prone to such base and vulgar direct applications of brute-force magic such as DA FIREBALL ;)


Male Human Cleric (Abadar) 7th / Fighter 1st / AC 24/10T/24F / HP 61 / F +10 R +3 W +11 / Init. +0 / Perc. +5 / Sense Motive +14
DM Barcas wrote:
Swarms take 50% more damage from splash and area attacks. (They are also not subject to critical hits.) This kills the swarms. You are out of Initiative amid thousands of burning spiders.

Yeah my bad on steering Cromlich on the crit - with the rolled '20' I thought he got x2, but yeah swarm traits. For some reason I also thought weapons were 100% ineffective regardless of dmg type, but I'm guessing that's something about swarm size.

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