DM Bigrin's Second Darkness

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A foul omen looms in the sky over the scoundrel city of Riddleport, an ominous shadow that defies the light. Is it a curse laid millennia ago by forgotten mages? Does it forewarn against the return of some terrible foe? Or does it portend a terrible


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HP 72/110, AC 24/13/22, F +12, R +14, W +5, Init +2, Per +14 (+17 traps)

OK, I think I'm going to go with this for purchases:

belt of mighty constitution +2 (4k gp)
Upgrade my cloak of resistance from +1 to +2 (3k gp difference)
Upgrade my heavy steel shield from +1 to +2 (3k gp difference)

That will use up all my cash.


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

Hey, DM Bigrin!

What is the combination of spells that will crash the glyphs?
I kind of need to know to refine my purchase list. ^^;


HP 72/110, AC 24/13/22, F +12, R +14, W +5, Init +2, Per +14 (+17 traps)

Well, one of them is power word divide by zero. That crashes most things.


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Anklebiter the Insane wrote:

Hey, DM Bigrin!

What is the combination of spells that will crash the glyphs?
I kind of need to know to refine my purchase list. ^^;

Wouldn't you like to know!

The documents do not provide any clues as to the spells needed to disrupt the glyphs. Perhaps examination of the glyphs themselves would provide a clue? Assuming you survive to see them in person that is.

mwahahahahahahahahahahaha

Edit: I'll be nice and tell you that Read Magic will be immensely useful


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

… Well, codfish.

I'll give my shopping list another thorough consideration and get back to you asap. ^_^;


Half-Elf (Chelaxian) Female HP 92, AC 26/18/21, F +11*, R +9*, W +13*, Init +8, Per +21 Inquisitor 10

DM, we also still need to know the cost of repairing Lefrik's armor.


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Repairing his armor? I'm afraid I've forgotten something. please enlighten me.


Half-Elf (Chelaxian) Female HP 92, AC 26/18/21, F +11*, R +9*, W +13*, Init +8, Per +21 Inquisitor 10

You indicated the armor was damaged, unless that was just color?


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That was 7 months ago, how am I supposed to remember that? :p

So, I imagine you could get one of the higher-level artificer mages to cast a make whole spell on it for free, out of gratitude and their Queen's pleasure.


half-elf Oracle 11 | HP 91 | AC 27/15/24 | F +6, R +7, W +9(+2) | init +3, Perception +7 | CMB +9, CMD 24

wow, the site hasn't been showing me new posts in this thread for a while now, though it does show new posts for the gameplay thread, weird

I think we should get Calla a Nightbane Quiver (16k), it would be super useful for where we're heading. Kel has lots of good items already, her extra 8,000 can go towards that or upgrades for the party.


Half-Elf (Chelaxian) Female HP 92, AC 26/18/21, F +11*, R +9*, W +13*, Init +8, Per +21 Inquisitor 10

That could be nice; I'd probably carry a couple quivers then, since my current quiver means I don't have to track ammo (which was a colossal pain), but that's not a big deal.

I'm not sure it's our biggest need, though. Kel, you have a tendency to not take your share of gold, but that hurts us overall since it makes you more vulnerable. You should try to find stuff that will help you with your 10 grand.


half-elf Oracle 11 | HP 91 | AC 27/15/24 | F +6, R +7, W +9(+2) | init +3, Perception +7 | CMB +9, CMD 24

I'm thinking if we're going to the darklands we need some kind of daylight something. The nightbane quiver would give you that 20 times a day and those arrows bypass the DR of anything with light sensitivity.

Kel has good stuff across the board already and the best AC in the party; +2 mithral chainmail, +2 shield, +2 ring of protection, belt of dex, headband of prowess, amulet of NA, ring of sustenance. The only thing she would upgrade is the cloak of resistance and the extra +1 pales compared to the nightbane ability. Take the money and get that quiver, or Brue and Lef can upgrade. Also, Kel can fly for 10 minutes a day now, oracle power, which will help keep her out of danger.


Half-Elf (Chelaxian) Female HP 92, AC 26/18/21, F +11*, R +9*, W +13*, Init +8, Per +21 Inquisitor 10

OK. Talked me into it, depending on what everyone else wants.


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

I'd like to point out at this point that I already have Communal darkvision in my spellbook.


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

We're back, baby!


Male(HP:(87/168; DR 2(3 when raging);AC:22/12/22;F+16,R+7,W+6;Init +0;Per +13) Human (Ulfen) Barbarian 11

Testing new lap top
I will try to make a good purchase then

7th anniversary? Mind boggled.

EDIT:

I'm having trouble downloading my hero lab on this and it's late at night so my brain is wonkey, but can we squeeze boosting Lefrik's Amulet of Natural Armor up by one?


Half-Elf (Chelaxian) Female HP 92, AC 26/18/21, F +11*, R +9*, W +13*, Init +8, Per +21 Inquisitor 10

That's a difference of 3,000 gp, so yeah, you should be able to.

(I'll finalize my purchases Saturday night.)


Male(HP:(87/168; DR 2(3 when raging);AC:22/12/22;F+16,R+7,W+6;Init +0;Per +13) Human (Ulfen) Barbarian 11

Then to plus 2 it goes. Thank you


Half-Elf (Chelaxian) Female HP 92, AC 26/18/21, F +11*, R +9*, W +13*, Init +8, Per +21 Inquisitor 10

OK, let's try to finalize this all and get going again.

Do people think the nightbane quiver is a good purchase?

This black silk quiver bears a silver star-and-moon motif. It can transform up to 20 arrows per day into tangible beams of light. When drawn from the quiver, these arrows produce light as the daylight spell for 5 rounds, after which they disappear. Arrows enhanced in this way prove particularly deadly to light-sensitive and shadowy creatures—an arrow altered by a nightbane quiver bypasses the DR of any creature with light sensitivity and counts as a force effect against shadows and wraiths. Arrows gain these benefits only when shot by the current owner of the quiver. Arrows placed in this quiver retain any magical effect already placed on them.

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I don't think the DR effect's going to be that helpful. Most drow don't have it, and most things we fight with DR don't have light sensitivity. It would be 100 rounds of daylight but do we need that for 16,000 gp? Even if we want that, would a wand of daylight be more useful (11,250 gp)?

Please weigh in, because if not, I'll find some other way to spend the money. (And return the 6K to Kel.)

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I see Brue's allocation, but Lefrik what are you planning to do? So far I think I just see 3,000 gp worth of spending? AB, do you have your list finalized? Kel, you'll have at least 4,000 gp to spend too.


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

Alright, let's do some shopping!
Available funds: 10,010 gp

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Item one:
Scroll of Planar binding: 1,650 gp
Scroll of Summon monster VI: 1,650 gp
Scroll of Teleport: 1,125 gp

Inks for scribing two 6th-level spells: 360 gp x 2

Costs: 4,425 + 720 gp = 4,020 gp

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Remaining funds: 4,865

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Five potions of Heroism: 1,000 gp
(I figure these can't hurt for the big boss fight we're sure to have at some point)

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Remaining funds: 3,865

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Selling my current cloak of resistance for 500 gp.
Buying a cloak of resistance +2 for 4,000 gp.

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Remaining funds: 365 gp.
Deduct inks for scribing Teleport: 250 gp.
Remaining: 115 gp.

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Finalised purchases:

Cloak of resistance +2
Potion of Heroism x 5
Scroll of Planar binding (scribed)
Scroll of Summon monster VI (scribed)
Scroll of Teleport (scribed)

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If anyone sees fault with this list, please let me know quickly so I can alter it before DM Bigrin drops the hammer. ;)


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

Calla, just pointing out that I can cast Daylight, Light and Communal darkvision, and extend them as needed. ^_^

On a more serious note, I don't see the Nightbane quiver as being a huge gamebreaker in our favour. Where we're headed, I think we'll have other concerns.


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

One more thing: would the party be interested in acquiring Mage's sanctum, as a way of remaining undetected for a while every day?


Half-Elf (Chelaxian) Female HP 92, AC 26/18/21, F +11*, R +9*, W +13*, Init +8, Per +21 Inquisitor 10

Mage's sanctum could definitely be useful. Makes resting a lot safer.

I already typically cast heroism on myself each day.


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

Alright, I'll take away your bottle of Hero-juice(tm) (squeezed from actual heroes!) and have 315 gp left. Still need 1695 gp to get Mage's sanctum, after which I'll be broke.


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Okay, finalize your shopping. I am on a business trip, but will make our first foray into the depths starting Wednesday.


half-elf Oracle 11 | HP 91 | AC 27/15/24 | F +6, R +7, W +9(+2) | init +3, Perception +7 | CMB +9, CMD 24

ok, looks like 2 votes No on the nightbane quiver, I'll spend the 8k on something else


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

Seeing as DM Bigrin isn't back yet -- and I didn't realize the 'no selling'-rule until just now -- I'm making a small tweak to my shopping list.

I'll stick with the cloak of resistance +1 I have, freeing up 4,000 gp.
I'll pay for Mage's sanctum and its scribing with that money, subtract 2,010 gp, leaving me 1,990 gp.

I'll splurge on two potions of Cure serious wounds, leaving me 300 gp. If anyone wants/needs that, they're welcome to it.

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Final (?) finalized shopping

Potion of Cure serious wounds x 2
Potion of Heroism x 4
Scroll of Mage's sanctum (scribed)
Scroll of Planar binding (scribed)
Scroll of Summon monster VI (scribed)
Scroll of Teleport (scribed)

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Kelendra, can I borrow you to assist me in a spot of Planar binding? Come to think of it, if you have any money lying spare, you could pick up a scroll of Planar ally and we can double our mercenary potential. No such thing as having too many aces up our sleeves, after all...


Half-Elf (Chelaxian) Female HP 92, AC 26/18/21, F +11*, R +9*, W +13*, Init +8, Per +21 Inquisitor 10

I think I'll get an aspect mask (moth, which would give me darkvision 3x/day). Darkvision works with magical darkness, right, Bigrin?; if not, I'll go with mouse, to get evasion 3x/day.

That's 6,500 gp.

Also, battle strider's boots, for 2,000 gp.

That leaves me with 1,500 gp, if anyone needs it (AB?). If not, I'll find a scroll or two to spend it on.

Sorry for the delays, everyone, but I'm ready to go now.


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

If we pool a bit more cash, we could buy some dust of disappearance.
That stuff is seriously useful, especially given our likely opponents can See invisible or cast Invisibility purge...


half-elf Oracle 11 | HP 91 | AC 27/15/24 | F +6, R +7, W +9(+2) | init +3, Perception +7 | CMB +9, CMD 24

are we level 11?


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

Yes, we are. :)


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

By the way, this is my spell selection for today:

6 - Mage's sanctum*, Planar binding
5 - Empowered fireball, Overland flight, Passwall, Stoneskin*
4 - Communal protection from energy*, Empowered scorching ray, Maximized magic missile, Secure shelter, Summon monster IV
3 - Communal darkvision, Communal protection from arrows*, Empowered magic missile, Fireball, Invisibility sphere, Summon monster III
2 - Extended shield*, Mirror image x 2, Scorching ray x 2, See invisibility
1 - Disguise self, Ear-piercing scream x 2, Grease, Magic missile x 2, Shield*
0 - Dancing lights, Detect magic, Message, Read magic

Motivation:
#1: Mage's sanctum so we can rest unobserved at the end of our travelling day; Secure shelter so we have a place to rest in. These are still the Darklands, and this time we don't have a Drow house to provide room and board.
#2: Overland flight and Passwall to facilitate travel if we come to obstacles; I'll cast Overland flight on myself and extend it with the rod once we're off and moving.
#3: Communal darkvision, protection from arrows and protection from energy for party defense; Stoneskin for Lefrik once we get stuck into the next big fight; Invisibility sphere in case we want to sneak past anyone or anything; Disguise self, Mirror image, Shield and Extended shield for my own convenience.
#4: Various evocations, some empowered, one maximized, so I can contribute to fights. Two Summon monster spells for flanks and whatnot.


Half-Elf (Chelaxian) Female HP 92, AC 26/18/21, F +11*, R +9*, W +13*, Init +8, Per +21 Inquisitor 10

I'm off to NYC, so probably won't be posting until Sunday.


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sorry for the delays. I had a work trip, followed by the grand opening for my wife's new clinic, and then popped a 103 fever that has had me in the delusional stage for 2 days. I'm coming around though.


half-elf Oracle 11 | HP 91 | AC 27/15/24 | F +6, R +7, W +9(+2) | init +3, Perception +7 | CMB +9, CMD 24

Hope you feel better soon


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

Make sure to drink lots of fluids… >_<


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Okay, I should be back full time now. Whew, what a week!


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

You're sure you're feeling alright now? Fever all gone?


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Fever all gone. Left with a lingering cough...and the poison ivy flare up that came to the foreground while I was sick.


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

Ick. Poison ivy...


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1 spot becomes 3. 3 becomes...many


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HP 72/110, AC 24/13/22, F +12, R +14, W +5, Init +2, Per +14 (+17 traps)

...Hail Hydra?


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

It's time to face... the Dark Lord.


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

Hmmm, yessss… I am so happy I picked up Empower and Maximize Spell when I could!
If we last long enough, I'll add Intensify, as well.


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

Really hope I picked the right course of action... We'll see.
I apologize in advance if I'm wrong. >_<;


Homunculus Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +3; AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size); hp 11; Fort +0, Ref +4, Will +1

...! Waaaait a minute. Remember that succubus?
Remember there were two splatted corpses in the antechamber? Maybe the succubus is here and pulled a switcheroo with the genie in hopes of getting her revenge at us, only for the drow to show up!


Half-Elf (Chelaxian) Female HP 92, AC 26/18/21, F +11*, R +9*, W +13*, Init +8, Per +21 Inquisitor 10

FYI, I'll be gone for much of the next two weeks. I'm in Miami from Wednesday through Monday, after which I'll try to check back into all my games. I'll then be gone to PaizoCon from Thursday through late Monday. I don't expect to check in at all during that time except Monday-Wednesday when I'm back home.

Obviously feel free to bot me; I think you know how Calla plays by now and hopefully all the macros I have set up will make that relatively easy.


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Sounds good. Enjoy your trips!


Male Goblin Wizard 11 (Abjurer); Init +2; Fly 40 ft.; Darkvision 60 ft,; Perception +5; AC 18 (touch 14, flatfooted 16; +2 Dex., +1 size, +1 natural, +4 armour), hp 58/77; Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +9

Alrighty, my spell list for today:

6 - Mage's private sanctum*, Summon monster VI
5 - Empowered fireball, Overland flight, Passwall, Stoneskin*
4 - Communal protection from energy, Empowered scorching ray, Maximized magic missile, Secure shelter, Summon monster IV
3 - Communal darkvision, Communal protection from arrows*, Daylight, Fireball, Haste, Invisibility sphere
2 - Extended shield*, Limp lash, Mirror image, Scorching ray, See invisibility
1 - Ear-piercing scream x 2, Expeditious retreat, Magic missile x 2, Obscuring mist, Shield*
0 - Detect magic, Light, Message, Read magic

Unless anyone would like to suggest something different? Feel free to check out my spellbooks...


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Male(HP:(87/168; DR 2(3 when raging);AC:22/12/22;F+16,R+7,W+6;Init +0;Per +13) Human (Ulfen) Barbarian 11
Anklebiter the Insane wrote:
Feel free to check out my spellbooks...

*Munch* "Page five needs salt"

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