DM Brainiac's War for the Crown: Table 1 (Inactive)

Game Master Brainiac

Current Date: 21 Kuthona, 4718 AR

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Game Concluded

Particularly when he's immune to flanking and criticals. :*(


ADVENTURE PATH COMPLETE

Whip lash: 1d20 + 17 ⇒ (7) + 17 = 24
Whip lash, iterative: 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (1) + 12 = 13
Whip lash, second iterative: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (18) + 7 = 25

Zileska sticks to flicking out her whip at the apparition of Stavian I, though he's too canny a fighter for her to land a hit.


Female Rakshasa-spawn Tiefling Investigator 17 | HP 103/105 | AC 34 T 17 FF 29 | Fort +11 Ref +20 Will +16 | Initiative +9 | Perception +20 (free Insp) | Sense Motive +23 (free Insp)

"Safi!"

Worried at the injury her lover took, Maria quickly engaged the incendiary emperor.

Studied Attack 1: 1d20 + 27 ⇒ (5) + 27 = 32
Studied Attack 1: 1d20 + 27 ⇒ (13) + 27 = 40
Studied Attack 1: 1d20 + 22 ⇒ (17) + 22 = 39
Studied Attack 1: 1d20 + 17 ⇒ (2) + 17 = 19

Damage 1: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (5) + (6) + 13 = 24
Damage 2: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (2) + (5) + 13 = 20
Damage 3: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (1) + (5) + 13 = 19
Damage 4: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (2) + (6) + 13 = 21


Step Up and Strike: 1d20 + 35 ⇒ (9) + 35 = 44
Damage: 6d6 + 36 ⇒ (3, 6, 3, 4, 6, 1) + 36 = 59
Longsword: 1d20 + 35 ⇒ (5) + 35 = 401d20 + 35 ⇒ (3) + 35 = 381d20 + 30 ⇒ (4) + 30 = 341d20 + 25 ⇒ (1) + 25 = 261d20 + 20 ⇒ (14) + 20 = 34
Damage: 6d6 + 36 ⇒ (3, 5, 4, 1, 4, 4) + 36 = 57

Maria and Zhi score several hits, but the emperor's fiery form renders him immune to critical hits and sneak attacks, so the damage is significantly reduced. Safina tries to step back to get a clear shot on Stavian, but he steps forward to follow her and slices into her with his sword again! "Help!" the cavalier cries, badly wounded. She tries to focus on her defense, but it's still not enough to ward off Stavian's blade. He strikes her down with his first blow before turning to Zhi, unhindered by her invisibility. Fortunately, the nimble rogue manages to avoid his other attacks.

"Abadar, Master of the First Vault, hear my prayers! Bring justice to these heretical sun worshipers! May those who pay homage the Dawnflower be consumed by the very flames they idolize!" he recites.

Will: 1d20 + 24 - 4 ⇒ (8) + 24 - 4 = 28

Stavian resists Melodie's attempt to dominate him with a strong force of will!

Safina is down at -8 HP. Everybody may act!

Enemy Status:
Stavian -75


Game Concluded

Zhi growls in frustration when she realizes that her precise strikes are ineffective. "This is going to be on you, Mel," she calls out as she continues to attack.

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 19 + 2 + 1 + 8 ⇒ (18) + 19 + 2 + 1 + 8 = 48 reduce person, haste, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 17 reduce person, arcane strike

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 19 + 2 + 1 + 8 ⇒ (4) + 19 + 2 + 1 + 8 = 34 reduce person, haste, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 15 reduce person, arcane strike

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 14 + 2 + 1 + 8 ⇒ (18) + 14 + 2 + 1 + 8 = 43 reduce person, haste, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 18 reduce person, arcane strike

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 9 + 2 + 1 + 8 ⇒ (11) + 9 + 2 + 1 + 8 = 31 reduce person, haste, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 18 reduce person, arcane strike

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 4 + 2 + 1 + 8 ⇒ (11) + 4 + 2 + 1 + 8 = 26 reduce person, haste, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 17 reduce person, arcane strike

Koriana's Blade Attack: 1d20 + 15 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (17) + 15 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 43 haste, reduce person, transformation
Korian's Blade Damage: 1d4 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (2) + 3 + 2 = 7 arcane strike, transformation

Koriana's Blade Attack: 1d20 + 10 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (2) + 10 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 23 haste, reduce person, transformation
Korian's Blade Damage: 1d4 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 3 + 2 = 6 arcane strike, transformation

Just so you know, that's not anywhere near as much fun. Phbtbtbt!!!!

Current Effects: mage armor, shield, reduce person, mirror image, fly, mask from divination, spell turning, haste, transformation
Mirror Image: 6 images
Spell Turning: 9 levels
Koriana's Blade: +4 AC, +1 AC to Melodie
Current AC: 41


Female NG Changeling Mesmerist (Vox) 17 RETIRED | HP:71/93 | AC: 25 (17 Tch, 21 Fl) | CMB: 11, CMD: 25 | F: +8, R: +17, W: +17 | Init: +8 | Perc/SM +23, Bluff +44(49), Dip +38, I +34, Dis +34, UMD +22, Spcft + 18, KnwA +16| Speed 30ft | Spells: 1: 7/8, 2: 6/7, 3: 5/7, 4: 4/6, 5: 6/6, 6: 1/3 | Tricks: Alac, Curse (M), Free (M), Gift, Visions (M) 10/17+1; Words: 10/12 | Mask: DT (DC20) 9/9, TS 1/1 | Active: See Invisbility, Echolocation

Melodie steels herself for something that is almost certainly going to hurt and begins to whistle a jaunty tune. Then she ducks forwards and thrusts her hand towards Stavian's burning form.

Touch: 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (11) + 16 = 27

Irresistible Dance! :D Also is Stavian eating the -4 to his attack rolls?


ADVENTURE PATH COMPLETE

Zileska draws her wand with her free hand and moves to assist Safi.

Cure moderate wounds: 2d8 + 3 ⇒ (8, 4) + 3 = 15


Mel SR: 1d20 + 21 ⇒ (2) + 21 = 23
Will: 1d20 + 20 ⇒ (15) + 20 = 35

Stavian resists Melodie’s spell, refusing to dance!

He has the stalwart ability of an inquisitor so if he makes a Fortitude or Will saving throw against an attack that has a reduced effect on a successful save, he instead avoids the effect entirely. Maria is up!


Female Rakshasa-spawn Tiefling Investigator 17 | HP 103/105 | AC 34 T 17 FF 29 | Fort +11 Ref +20 Will +16 | Initiative +9 | Perception +20 (free Insp) | Sense Motive +23 (free Insp)

"GET AWAY FROM HER!" Maria screamed as she attacked in a rage, dark streaks forming through her hair akin to tiger stripes and her fangs lengthening, her face taking on a more feral cast as her anger ran rampant.

That's just fluff, BTW, not some fancy ability.
Studied Attack 1: 1d20 + 27 ⇒ (16) + 27 = 43
Studied Attack 2: 1d20 + 27 ⇒ (3) + 27 = 30
Studied Attack 3: 1d20 + 22 ⇒ (16) + 22 = 38
Studied Attack 4: 1d20 + 17 ⇒ (19) + 17 = 36

Damage 1: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (5) + (4) + 13 = 22
Damage 2: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (6) + (5) + 13 = 24
Damage 3: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (1) + (6) + 13 = 20
Damage 4: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (6) + (3) + 13 = 22

EDIT:
Crit Confirm on Attack 4: 1d20 + 17 ⇒ (5) + 17 = 22

Crit Damage: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (5) + (2) + 13 = 20


Safina groans as she regains consciousness, but she wisely stays down to avoid drawing the emperor's ire. Both Zhi and Maria stab Stavian repeatedly, leaving him badly injured, fiery blood pouring from myriad wounds.

"Argh! Aroden, hear my prayers! Send aid!" Stavian shouts, and a heavenly chorus heralds the sudden appearance of two astral devas! The beatific angels reach out to heal Stavian, restoring much of his health.

Heal: 130 = 130
Cure Light Wounds: 1d8 + 5 ⇒ (1) + 5 = 6

The emperor then turns to Maria. "Foul fiend! By fire be purged!" He smites the tiefling, striking her twice and leaving her barely standing!

Longsword: 1d20 + 31 ⇒ (12) + 31 = 431d20 + 31 ⇒ (14) + 31 = 451d20 + 26 ⇒ (13) + 26 = 391d20 + 21 ⇒ (10) + 21 = 311d20 + 16 ⇒ (7) + 16 = 23
Damage: 6d6 + 33 ⇒ (3, 2, 1, 6, 6, 1) + 33 = 526d6 + 33 ⇒ (3, 4, 4, 2, 2, 2) + 33 = 50

102 damage to Maria. Everybody may act!

Enemy Status:
Stavian -86


Game Concluded

"Zil! Send 'em back if you can!" Zhi yells out. "This is a losing fight if they keep healing him!"

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 19 + 2 + 1 + 8 ⇒ (15) + 19 + 2 + 1 + 8 = 45 reduce person, haste, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 17 reduce person, arcane strike

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 19 + 2 + 1 + 8 ⇒ (12) + 19 + 2 + 1 + 8 = 42 reduce person, haste, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 18 reduce person, arcane strike

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 14 + 2 + 1 + 8 ⇒ (1) + 14 + 2 + 1 + 8 = 26 reduce person, haste, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 17 reduce person, arcane strike

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 9 + 2 + 1 + 8 ⇒ (5) + 9 + 2 + 1 + 8 = 25 reduce person, haste, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 16 reduce person, arcane strike

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 4 + 2 + 1 + 8 ⇒ (4) + 4 + 2 + 1 + 8 = 19 reduce person, haste, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 16 reduce person, arcane strike

Koriana's Blade Attack: 1d20 + 15 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (13) + 15 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 39 reduce person, haste, transformation
Korian's Blade Damage: 1d4 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 3 + 2 = 9 arcane strike, transformation

Koriana's Blade Attack: 1d20 + 15 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (5) + 15 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 31 reduce person, haste, transformation
Korian's Blade Damage: 1d4 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (2) + 3 + 2 = 7 arcane strike, transformation

Current Effects: mage armor, shield, reduce person, mirror image, fly, mask from divination, spell turning, haste, transformation
Mirror Image: 6 images
Spell Turning: 9 levels
Koriana's Blade: +4 AC, +1 AC to Melodie
Current AC: 41


ADVENTURE PATH COMPLETE

Zileska drops her whip momentarily to free up a hand so that she can cast banishment.


Will: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (6) + 11 = 171d20 + 11 ⇒ (5) + 11 = 16

Both angels disappear as quickly as they appeared!

Maria and Melodie are up.


Game Concluded

Zhi gives Zileska a quick salute with one of her blades.


Female NG Changeling Mesmerist (Vox) 17 RETIRED | HP:71/93 | AC: 25 (17 Tch, 21 Fl) | CMB: 11, CMD: 25 | F: +8, R: +17, W: +17 | Init: +8 | Perc/SM +23, Bluff +44(49), Dip +38, I +34, Dis +34, UMD +22, Spcft + 18, KnwA +16| Speed 30ft | Spells: 1: 7/8, 2: 6/7, 3: 5/7, 4: 4/6, 5: 6/6, 6: 1/3 | Tricks: Alac, Curse (M), Free (M), Gift, Visions (M) 10/17+1; Words: 10/12 | Mask: DT (DC20) 9/9, TS 1/1 | Active: See Invisbility, Echolocation

So much for 'Iresistable' Dance then...

Since nothing else is doing it, Melodie opts for just stabbing the Emperor - she's getting pretty annoyed now!

Stab!: 1d20 + 21 + 2 ⇒ (7) + 21 + 2 = 30 Damage: 1d4 + 4 + 1d6 + 17 ⇒ (1) + 4 + (1) + 17 = 23
Stab!: 1d20 + 16 + 2 ⇒ (12) + 16 + 2 = 30 Damage: 1d4 + 4 + 1d6 + 17 ⇒ (1) + 4 + (3) + 17 = 25
Stab!: 1d20 + 11 + 2 ⇒ (10) + 11 + 2 = 23 Damage: 1d4 + 4 + 1d6 + 17 ⇒ (3) + 4 + (6) + 17 = 30
On First Hit: 7d6 + 8 ⇒ (3, 6, 4, 6, 3, 5, 3) + 8 = 38

If he attacks me, use the Dagger to get DR1 and Fast Healing 3. If I hit him, DC23 will or be dominated for a round. All stare penalties apply as normal.


Maria Attacks: 1d20 + 27 ⇒ (13) + 27 = 401d20 + 27 ⇒ (6) + 27 = 331d20 + 22 ⇒ (18) + 22 = 401d20 + 17 ⇒ (20) + 17 = 37
Damage: 2d6 + 13 ⇒ (1, 3) + 13 = 172d6 + 13 ⇒ (1, 6) + 13 = 202d6 + 13 ⇒ (1, 3) + 13 = 172d6 + 13 ⇒ (1, 3) + 13 = 17

Physical combat certainly seems to be the way to go against Stavian, as Melodie abandons her attempts to enchant him in favor of stabbing him with her dagger! The mesmerist's voice amplifies the pain with each strike, and Zhi and Maria both stab and slice the fiery emperor as well. At last, Stavian groans and collapses!

A peal of thunder rolls across the sky, and heavy rains begin to fall across the ruins, extinguishing the flames and scrubbing the smoke from the air. When you leave the mindscape, the fire door crumbles.

Only one door remains--the sword door, realm of Gennaris III. The image of Prince Carrius is almost completely restored to flesh. "Stavian's voice has quieted. But I can still hear Gennaris calling to me," the boy says. "Stavian wanted you to burn, but Gennaris is not particular about the method of your deaths. He calls for your slaughter!"

The glowing font of light in the chamber beckons, offering succor for your wounds.

Remember you can touch the light to heal all damage and cure all ailments as per a restoration spell. This might be a good time to do so if you are injured before the final battle!


Female Rakshasa-spawn Tiefling Investigator 17 | HP 103/105 | AC 34 T 17 FF 29 | Fort +11 Ref +20 Will +16 | Initiative +9 | Perception +20 (free Insp) | Sense Motive +23 (free Insp)

Maria's scream as Stavian's flames burned her sounded more one of anger and anguish than pain. And she only seemed to calm down as the rain began to fall, running to hog Safina tightly as her sudden transformation reversed itself.

"Thank the gods," she said, muffled somewhat by Safina's shirt, "I... I-I-I..."


Safina hugs Maria back. "It's okay, my love. We're alive." She strokes the tiefling's hair.

Once back in the main chamber, the cavalier touches the light, sighing with relief as her wounds heal. "I am ready to finish this."


Game Concluded

Having been healed up by Zil's magic earlier, Zhi seems ready to tackle the remaining shade.

"Then let's do this now and finish it," she says curtly. At a glance from her wife, she returns the look. "What? I gotta pee, ok? Sue me, I'm pregnant."

Zhi has enough resources for another battle even if we have to recast buffs. How is everyone else doing?


Female NG Changeling Mesmerist (Vox) 17 RETIRED | HP:71/93 | AC: 25 (17 Tch, 21 Fl) | CMB: 11, CMD: 25 | F: +8, R: +17, W: +17 | Init: +8 | Perc/SM +23, Bluff +44(49), Dip +38, I +34, Dis +34, UMD +22, Spcft + 18, KnwA +16| Speed 30ft | Spells: 1: 7/8, 2: 6/7, 3: 5/7, 4: 4/6, 5: 6/6, 6: 1/3 | Tricks: Alac, Curse (M), Free (M), Gift, Visions (M) 10/17+1; Words: 10/12 | Mask: DT (DC20) 9/9, TS 1/1 | Active: See Invisbility, Echolocation

Melodie too seems fine to continue fighting, although what Carrius says about Gennarius seems to worry her. "He is famed as a general." She says, in response to questioning looks. "Famous for killing seven qadiran generals and keeping their swords as trophies. Be on the look out, if this is his legend then the swords will probably be involved somehow..."

Before they head in, Melodie takes time to offer certain tricks to her friends.

Visions of Blood on Zhi. Cursed Sanction on Maria and Zil. Mes mirror for Safina and herself.


After making your preparations, you head through the final door. Screams and cries of pain echo across this miserable battlefield. Buzzing flies and the stench of rotting flesh choke the air. Bodies lie piled in heaps on the blood-soaked ground, some of them still reaching out to beg for care or a swift death. Hands twitch and eyes blink in the charnel piles. Against the sky, an armored figure stands tall among the dead, surrounded by six gore-covered scimitars driven into the soil—Gennaris III.

Gennaris points to you and declares, ”Taldor is a nation that stands or falls by the strength of her blade. Such was true for Taldaris, and your hands are far from clean. But death’s greatest failing is that it can stop but a single soldier. Never an army.” As he speaks, the bodies of the dead and dying writhe towards him, gathering together into a misshapen, serpentine form that merges with Gennaris.

The six scimitars erupt from the soil, much larger than they should be. They begin to swirl around Gennaris, surrounding him with a protective energy field.

Initiative:
Mai Zhi: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (12) + 7 = 19
Maria: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (13) + 5 = 18
Melodie: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (14) + 4 = 18
Zileska: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (10) + 2 = 12
Safina: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (20) + 4 = 24
Gennaris: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (8) + 3 = 11

Everybody may act. Everybody must make a DC 26 Will save or be shaken for 4d6 rounds. The swords can be targeted separately from Gennaris to reduce his defenses.


Game Concluded

Will save vs DC 26: 1d20 + 15 + 1 ⇒ (15) + 15 + 1 = 31

Mirror Image Count: 1d4 + 4 ⇒ (1) + 4 = 5

Going in with magic fully in place, Zhi vanishes at the first sight of the abomination that calls itself Gennaris. She moves to strike at one of the blades defending him.

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 21 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (1) + 21 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 35 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore enemies Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 ⇒ (2) + 10 + 1 = 13 reduce person
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (6, 2, 2, 4, 6, 2, 5, 2) = 29

Reminder that Zhi's blade is adamantine and ignores hardness of less than 20

Current Effects: mage armor, shield, reduce person, mirror image, fly, mask from divination, spell turning, haste, transformation
Mirror Image: 5 images
Spell Turning: 9 levels
Koriana's Blade: +4 AC, +1 AC to Melodie
Current AC: 41 - 50% miss chance vs sighted opponents


ADVENTURE PATH COMPLETE

Will save: 1d20 + 17 ⇒ (11) + 17 = 28

Whip disarm, haste bonus: 1d20 + 17 + 1 ⇒ (7) + 17 + 1 = 25

Whip disarm haste extra attack, haste bonus: 1d20 + 17 + 1 ⇒ (17) + 17 + 1 = 35

Whip iterative disarm, haste bonus: 1d20 + 12 + 1 ⇒ (14) + 12 + 1 = 27

Whip iterative disarm, haste bonus: 1d20 + 7 + 1 ⇒ (11) + 7 + 1 = 19

Zileska snaps out her whip in a series of spinning, cracking maneuvers, trying to yank away the various swarms of swords flying around Gennaris.

Each disarm takes the place of an attack. I can't be forced to drop my whip as a result of a failed disarm due to my Greater Whip Mastery feat.


Female NG Changeling Mesmerist (Vox) 17 RETIRED | HP:71/93 | AC: 25 (17 Tch, 21 Fl) | CMB: 11, CMD: 25 | F: +8, R: +17, W: +17 | Init: +8 | Perc/SM +23, Bluff +44(49), Dip +38, I +34, Dis +34, UMD +22, Spcft + 18, KnwA +16| Speed 30ft | Spells: 1: 7/8, 2: 6/7, 3: 5/7, 4: 4/6, 5: 6/6, 6: 1/3 | Tricks: Alac, Curse (M), Free (M), Gift, Visions (M) 10/17+1; Words: 10/12 | Mask: DT (DC20) 9/9, TS 1/1 | Active: See Invisbility, Echolocation

Melodie joins her wife in assaulting one of the swords, hoping to remove Gennarius's defences quickly.

Attack: 1d20 + 21 ⇒ (4) + 21 = 25 Damage: 1d4 + 8d6 + 29 ⇒ (1) + (2, 5, 6, 1, 3, 1, 6, 6) + 29 = 60

+5 weapon, so ignores all Dr.


Female Rakshasa-spawn Tiefling Investigator 17 | HP 103/105 | AC 34 T 17 FF 29 | Fort +11 Ref +20 Will +16 | Initiative +9 | Perception +20 (free Insp) | Sense Motive +23 (free Insp)

Maria was still feeling a little odd after Safina restored herself and Maria did likewise. She wasn't sure if it was from the sight of Safina nearly being killed or whatever had come over her as a result, but she pushed it aside as they went to deal with the final legend.

Moving with Zhi, Maria struck out at one of the swords.

Will Save: 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (3) + 16 = 19
Shaken duration, if failed: 4d6 ⇒ (4, 5, 1, 5) = 15

Studied Attack: 1d20 + 27 ⇒ (16) + 27 = 43
Damage: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (6) + (4) + 13 = 23


Maria, Melodie, and Zhi team up to destroy one of the six blades. Zileska manages to yank one of the other ones out of its orbit, temporarily disabling it.

Safina Attacks: 1d20 + 22 ⇒ (10) + 22 = 321d20 + 22 ⇒ (6) + 22 = 281d20 + 22 ⇒ (16) + 22 = 381d20 + 17 ⇒ (10) + 17 = 271d20 + 12 ⇒ (6) + 12 = 18
Damage: 5d8 + 70 ⇒ (1, 1, 6, 5, 2) + 70 = 85

Safina strikes a third one, seriously damaging it.

The four active swords slash at their assailants, each moving to one of you. Both Melodie and Zileska are struck!

Slash vs Maria, Mel, Zhi, Zileska: 1d20 + 21 ⇒ (12) + 21 = 331d20 + 21 ⇒ (17) + 21 = 381d20 + 21 ⇒ (6) + 21 = 271d20 + 21 ⇒ (14) + 21 = 35
Damage: 2d6 + 13 ⇒ (4, 5) + 13 = 222d6 + 13 ⇒ (6, 4) + 13 = 23

Gennaris howls and lashes out with his tail of corpses, but is unable to land any hits.

Slams: 1d20 + 17 ⇒ (14) + 17 = 311d20 + 17 ⇒ (3) + 17 = 201d20 + 17 ⇒ (2) + 17 = 191d20 + 17 ⇒ (5) + 17 = 22

22 damage to Melodie, 23 damage to Zileska. Everybody may act!


Game Concluded

Zhi directs her initial attacks toward the damaged sword protecting Gennaris. As soon as it falls, she ignores the remaining swords to focus her attention on the Emperor himself.

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (20) + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 52 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 15 reduce person, arcane strike
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (3, 2, 2, 1, 4, 5, 5, 3) = 25

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (1) + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 33 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 17 reduce person, arcane strike
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (2, 2, 3, 1, 2, 6, 6, 3) = 25

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 14 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (19) + 14 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 46 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 16 reduce person, arcane strike
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (3, 1, 3, 6, 5, 1, 2, 1) = 22

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 9 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (20) + 9 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 42 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 16 reduce person, arcane strike
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (1, 3, 4, 3, 2, 3, 1, 4) = 21

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 4 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (9) + 4 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 26 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 17 reduce person, arcane strike
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (4, 4, 2, 2, 6, 2, 3, 2) = 25

Koriana's Blade Attack: 1d20 + 15 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (10) + 15 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 8 = 38 haste, reduce person, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Korian's Blade Damage: 1d4 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 3 + 2 = 8 arcane strike, transformation
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (1, 1, 5, 1, 6, 3, 4, 6) = 27

Koriana's Blade Attack: 1d20 + 10 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (1) + 10 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 8 = 24 haste, reduce person, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Korian's Blade Damage: 1d4 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 3 + 2 = 6 arcane strike, transformation
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (6, 3, 2, 5, 4, 4, 1, 2) = 27

Rapier Crit Confirm: 1d20 + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (7) + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 39 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 16 reduce person, arcane strike

Rapier Crit Confirm: 1d20 + 14 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (10) + 14 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 37 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 15 reduce person, arcane strike

Rapier Crit Confirm: 1d20 + 9 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (15) + 9 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 37 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 17 reduce person, arcane strike

Current Effects: mage armor, shield, reduce person, mirror image, fly, mask from divination, spell turning, haste, transformation
Mirror Image: 5 images
Spell Turning: 9 levels
Koriana's Blade: +4 AC, +1 AC to Melodie
Current AC: 41 - 50% miss chance vs sighted opponents

Opponent is -8 to Will saves for rounds equal to number of hits.


Female NG Changeling Mesmerist (Vox) 17 RETIRED | HP:71/93 | AC: 25 (17 Tch, 21 Fl) | CMB: 11, CMD: 25 | F: +8, R: +17, W: +17 | Init: +8 | Perc/SM +23, Bluff +44(49), Dip +38, I +34, Dis +34, UMD +22, Spcft + 18, KnwA +16| Speed 30ft | Spells: 1: 7/8, 2: 6/7, 3: 5/7, 4: 4/6, 5: 6/6, 6: 1/3 | Tricks: Alac, Curse (M), Free (M), Gift, Visions (M) 10/17+1; Words: 10/12 | Mask: DT (DC20) 9/9, TS 1/1 | Active: See Invisbility, Echolocation

Melodie continues to strike at the blades as swiftly as she can.

Did you roll for Mesmeric Mirror when the blade attacked me? I'll also activate Visions of Blood to stun Gennarius when Zhi crits him.

Attack: 1d20 + 21 ⇒ (12) + 21 = 33 Damage: 1d4 + 1d6 + 21 ⇒ (2) + (5) + 21 = 28
Attack: 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (20) + 16 = 36 Damage: 1d4 + 1d6 + 21 ⇒ (2) + (1) + 21 = 24
Attack: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (13) + 11 = 24 Damage: 1d4 + 1d6 + 21 ⇒ (4) + (3) + 21 = 28

Crit?: 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (9) + 16 = 25 Damage: 1d4 + 1d6 + 21 ⇒ (4) + (1) + 21 = 26
First Hit, Stare Damage: 7d6 + 8 ⇒ (6, 4, 4, 2, 2, 6, 4) + 8 = 36


ADVENTURE PATH COMPLETE

Zileska is quite annoyed that the flying swords are chopping away at her hypobolic armor. She points and commands Gennarius to halt.

Concentration: 1d20 + 23 ⇒ (16) + 23 = 39

Command spell, Will save DC 16 - but he has that -8 penalty from Zhi stabbing him. If this works he will not be able to take any actions next round.


Mesmeric Mirror: 1d5 ⇒ 2

The sword that attacked Melodie hit her image instead.

Safina Attacks: 1d20 + 22 ⇒ (13) + 22 = 351d20 + 22 ⇒ (15) + 22 = 371d20 + 22 ⇒ (15) + 22 = 371d20 + 17 ⇒ (4) + 17 = 211d20 + 12 ⇒ (8) + 12 = 20
Damage: 3d8 + 42 ⇒ (4, 5, 4) + 42 = 55
Maria Attacks: 1d20 + 27 ⇒ (11) + 27 = 381d20 + 27 ⇒ (14) + 27 = 411d20 + 22 ⇒ (13) + 22 = 351d20 + 17 ⇒ (7) + 17 = 24
Damage: 2d6 + 13 ⇒ (2, 5) + 13 = 202d6 + 13 ⇒ (6, 4) + 13 = 232d6 + 13 ⇒ (5, 6) + 13 = 242d6 + 13 ⇒ (1, 6) + 13 = 20

Safina finishes off the sword she was attacking, while Melodie shatters the blade attacking her with her voice's destructive resonance! Maria attacks another, damaging enough that Zhi's first critical strike breaks it in two! With two sword still remaining, Zhi shifts her attention to Gennaris himself, scoring several devastating hits. The swords blunt the damage from the blows somewhat, but the emperor is still badly wounded by the rogue's critical strikes! Zileska attempts to command Gennaris, but one of the surviving swords absorbs the magic before it can reach him.

The swords and Gennaris all try to strike Zhi, and while some hits come close, the invisible rogue manages to narrowly dodge them all!

Slash: 1d20 + 21 ⇒ (18) + 21 = 391d20 + 21 ⇒ (17) + 21 = 38
Slams: 1d20 + 21 ⇒ (4) + 21 = 251d20 + 21 ⇒ (18) + 21 = 391d20 + 21 ⇒ (4) + 21 = 251d20 + 21 ⇒ (1) + 21 = 22

Everybody may act!

Enemy Status:
Gennaris -144


Female Rakshasa-spawn Tiefling Investigator 17 | HP 103/105 | AC 34 T 17 FF 29 | Fort +11 Ref +20 Will +16 | Initiative +9 | Perception +20 (free Insp) | Sense Motive +23 (free Insp)

With Gennaris somewhat exposed with so many swords destroyed, Maria shifted her attention to the man himself.

Studied Attack 1: 1d20 + 25 ⇒ (7) + 25 = 32
Studied Attack 2: 1d20 + 25 ⇒ (8) + 25 = 33
Studied Attack 3: 1d20 + 20 ⇒ (5) + 20 = 25
Studied Attack 4: 1d20 + 15 ⇒ (20) + 15 = 35

Damage 1: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (4) + (3) + 13 = 20
Damage 2: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (3) + (5) + 13 = 21
Damage 3: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (1) + (3) + 13 = 17
Damage 4: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (6) + (2) + 13 = 21

EDIT:
Crit Confirm on Attack 4: 1d20 + 15 ⇒ (9) + 15 = 24
Crit Damage: 1d6 + 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (3) + (3) + 13 = 19


Game Concluded

Feeling that victory is just moments away, Zhi continues her imitation of an invisible bumble bee and continues to stab away at the perversion of the past emperor.

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (18) + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 50 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 16 reduce person, arcane strike
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (5, 4, 6, 3, 6, 6, 1, 1) = 32

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (17) + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 49 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 15 reduce person, arcane strike
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (1, 1, 2, 6, 6, 5, 6, 6) = 33

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 14 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (1) + 14 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 28 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 15 reduce person, arcane strike
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (6, 6, 5, 6, 2, 3, 6, 3) = 37

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 9 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (10) + 9 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 32 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 17 reduce person, arcane strike
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (2, 2, 6, 6, 1, 3, 5, 5) = 30

Rapier Attack: 1d20 + 4 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (3) + 4 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 20 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 17 reduce person, arcane strike
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (3, 2, 3, 5, 4, 6, 3, 6) = 32

Koriana's Blade Attack: 1d20 + 15 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (17) + 15 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 8 = 45 haste, reduce person, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Korian's Blade Damage: 1d4 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 3 + 2 = 9 arcane strike, transformation
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 2, 6, 5, 2, 3, 6) = 27

Koriana's Blade Attack: 1d20 + 10 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (20) + 10 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 8 = 43 haste, reduce person, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Korian's Blade Damage: 1d4 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 3 + 2 = 8 arcane strike, transformation
Sneak Attack Damage: 8d6 ⇒ (2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1, 5) = 21

Rapier Crit Confirm: 1d20 + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (7) + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 39 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 18 reduce person, arcane strike

Rapier Crit Confirm: 1d20 + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (3) + 19 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 35 reduce person, haste, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Rapier Damage: 1d4 + 10 + 1 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 10 + 1 + 3 = 17 reduce person, arcane strike

Koriana's Blade Crit Confirm: 1d20 + 10 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 8 ⇒ (5) + 10 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 8 = 28 haste, reduce person, invisible - ignore target's Dex bonus, transformation
Korian's Blade Damage: 1d4 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 3 + 2 = 9 arcane strike, transformation

Current Effects: mage armor, shield, reduce person, mirror image, fly, mask from divination, spell turning, haste, transformation
Mirror Image: 5 images
Spell Turning: 9 levels
Koriana's Blade: +4 AC, +1 AC to Melodie
Current AC: 41 - 50% miss chance vs sighted opponents

Opponent is -8 to Will saves for rounds equal to number of hits.


Maria and Zhi stab Gennaris again and again, blood flowing freely from myriad deep wounds. With an anguished groan, the emperor's serepentine form falls to the ground with a mighty thud! The writhing bodies lie still and sink into the earth. After a few moments, fresh growth sprouts across the field, whipped gently by a rolling wind. Once you leave the mindscape, the sword door--the final door--crumbles to rubble.

Carrius is restord fully to flesh now. The boy looks at you with clear eyes. While his frame is fragile and his face lined with fatigue, Carrius’s expression is peaceful. “They are gone,” he says. “The only one inside is me now. I remember everything—my death, my passage on, and how the circle drew me back here. Thank you. All I ever wanted was the peace that was robbed from me.”

As Carrius speaks, the mindscape begins to shudder and warp. Cracks appear in the floor and walls as motes of light crumble from the ceiling above. Obvious pain crosses his face. “You are free to leave now. Return to my sister. Tell her... tell her I’m sorry I have to go, and that I know she can be... the ruler Taldor needs. But I can’t be there for her. What’s left of me... it’s not enough. My soul isn’t whole—that’s why the circle invited the spirits in. To control me, but also to heal me. Now it’s time for me to return. It was nice to visit. I’m so sorry for the trouble I’ve caused.”

The door that Melodie opened with the ring appears again now. The exit to the mindscape...


Game Concluded

Zhi grabs her wife's hand and pulls her towards the door. "Everyone out!" she shouts out. She keeps her rapier in her hand, fully expecting to face the wrath of the Ulfen guard on the other side of the portal.


Female NG Changeling Mesmerist (Vox) 17 RETIRED | HP:71/93 | AC: 25 (17 Tch, 21 Fl) | CMB: 11, CMD: 25 | F: +8, R: +17, W: +17 | Init: +8 | Perc/SM +23, Bluff +44(49), Dip +38, I +34, Dis +34, UMD +22, Spcft + 18, KnwA +16| Speed 30ft | Spells: 1: 7/8, 2: 6/7, 3: 5/7, 4: 4/6, 5: 6/6, 6: 1/3 | Tricks: Alac, Curse (M), Free (M), Gift, Visions (M) 10/17+1; Words: 10/12 | Mask: DT (DC20) 9/9, TS 1/1 | Active: See Invisbility, Echolocation

"I'm sorry Carrius." Melodie says, holding the young man's hand briefly. The regret is deep and sincere in her tone as Zhi pulls her away.

On the other side of the portal she composes her thoughts rapidly, composing herself to meet whatever happens on the other side of the door.


Before you leave, Carrius begins to glow and vibrate, and your own bodies glow as well. You may still be able to save Carrius’s soul by sacrificing one of your own...

Inside Carrius’s mindscape, with the legends banished, a single PC can willingly sacrifice himself, giving up most of his own soul to stabilize the boy’s. This slays the PC instantly, but restores Carrius to health. Alternately, each PC may instead cull a portion of their own soul—not enough to kill them, but enough to collectively restore Carrius. Doing so inflicts 10 permanent negative levels, essentially draining away much of what they learned and achieved over the past year to bolster the young prince.

Casting miracle may also work...


ADVENTURE PATH COMPLETE

Zileska says, "You'll have a reward fitting a prince. I'm glad you got to see your sister one last time."

Turning away from the lad with some regret, she busies herself with healing up her teammates.

Get some heals if you need it.

Cure moderate wounds: 2d8 + 3 ⇒ (3, 3) + 3 = 9
Cure moderate wounds: 2d8 + 3 ⇒ (3, 4) + 3 = 10
Cure moderate wounds: 2d8 + 3 ⇒ (4, 4) + 3 = 11

"There is one last possibility," says Zileska as she busies herself with healing the team. "I can... ask Calistria to intercede. I can ask her to take a personal hand in the fate of a young prince who was denied his chance at a full life."

I was saving my miracle for something else specific, but we can use it here if the team agrees and Carrius wants it. Because it's coming from the goddess of desire, has has to really want it.


Given the choice, Carrius would want to live.


Female NG Changeling Mesmerist (Vox) 17 RETIRED | HP:71/93 | AC: 25 (17 Tch, 21 Fl) | CMB: 11, CMD: 25 | F: +8, R: +17, W: +17 | Init: +8 | Perc/SM +23, Bluff +44(49), Dip +38, I +34, Dis +34, UMD +22, Spcft + 18, KnwA +16| Speed 30ft | Spells: 1: 7/8, 2: 6/7, 3: 5/7, 4: 4/6, 5: 6/6, 6: 1/3 | Tricks: Alac, Curse (M), Free (M), Gift, Visions (M) 10/17+1; Words: 10/12 | Mask: DT (DC20) 9/9, TS 1/1 | Active: See Invisbility, Echolocation

Seems like the perfect time for it. This is the end, so if you don't use it now then there's no other time! :D

Melodie brightens slightly. "Yes! Do it Zil! Think of all the possibilities that were denied when he was killed!"


ADVENTURE PATH COMPLETE

"This will complicate succession a bit - even if Carrius says he wants nothing to do with the throne, the same people we've been fighting this whole way will use him as an excuse for their sedition," says Zileska. "Not that this should stop us; just remember that it's a problem we'll have to deal with."

"Everyone must agree if we're going to try this. I will literally beseech Calistria to take a personal hand in events. She might just laugh and ignore it - she can be fickle in her whims. But she might, just might, touch us with her grace for this one request, shifting the very nature of reality. This kind of thing would put her into conflict with Pharasma, so it's a big request."

"For starters, if we do this - I would imagine that at the very least, Calistria's religion must be recognized, not necessarily as an 'official state religion,' because screw laws and rules, but as one that is protected and a trade that is not subject to harassment and scrutiny by the authorities, nationwide."


Game Concluded

"I think the princess will be open to that idea if you can save her brother," Zhi says with a smirk.


Female NG Changeling Mesmerist (Vox) 17 RETIRED | HP:71/93 | AC: 25 (17 Tch, 21 Fl) | CMB: 11, CMD: 25 | F: +8, R: +17, W: +17 | Init: +8 | Perc/SM +23, Bluff +44(49), Dip +38, I +34, Dis +34, UMD +22, Spcft + 18, KnwA +16| Speed 30ft | Spells: 1: 7/8, 2: 6/7, 3: 5/7, 4: 4/6, 5: 6/6, 6: 1/3 | Tricks: Alac, Curse (M), Free (M), Gift, Visions (M) 10/17+1; Words: 10/12 | Mask: DT (DC20) 9/9, TS 1/1 | Active: See Invisbility, Echolocation

"You'll have all the leverage you need." Melodie agrees. "And you know people who can get things done. Besides the Senate's decree is still in force. Primogenoture no longer defines the succession so Eutropia is the rightful heir even with Carrius alive. He doesn't want the throne so that will make things even better. Do it Zip but quickly." Mel's face is starting to show signs of strain. "The door wants to close. I can't hold it too much longer..."


ADVENTURE PATH COMPLETE

I feel like drama demands that we let each party member have their statement. :)


Female Rakshasa-spawn Tiefling Investigator 17 | HP 103/105 | AC 34 T 17 FF 29 | Fort +11 Ref +20 Will +16 | Initiative +9 | Perception +20 (free Insp) | Sense Motive +23 (free Insp)

"Can't say I like the idea of Calistria's faith getting more influence in the country, but I have to say I prefer that to letting Carrius die."


ADVENTURE PATH COMPLETE

"Very well then."

Zileska sinks to her knees and holds her hands outward along her sides in supplication.

"Calistria, long have I served the creed of desire. Many times have I wrought poetic vengeance upon those who have done wrong. Great now is our bequest, that this child struck down in hatred by his own father might live beyond the short span of his appointed years and know the mortal days that would otherwise be denied to him. That he would come to see a life fulfilled by vengeance upon those who plotted against him. That he would reclaim his very soul and have the chance to make his own peace in the world, and earn his place in the afterlife."

"I ask with all the strength that my heart can muster that you take this matter in hand and draw forth this young man, cut down before his time, and return him to the living world, hale and whole, ready to face the trials of life once more, his spirit restored and his future unwritten."


A sultry chuckle sounds as Calistria hears Zileska’s prayers. ”You already possessed what you needed to make the boy whole. I return it to you now,” the goddess’s voice whispers in her servant’s ear.

The cleric finds herself holding the soul gem that you used to bring Princess Eutropia back to life. A sliver of her soul’s energy remains within, and it throbs and pulses, echoing the pain in Eutropia’s soul as she is about to lose her brother once again. The gem suddenly shatters, and all of that love and longing flows into Carrius, the bulwark made from Eutropia’s soul stabilizing his own. The prince’s eyes widen in awe, and he sighs as he whispers, ”Thank you.”

The mindscape crumbles around you, and you find yourselves back in the gallery of the throne room, Sara standing over you. Only a few minutes have passed in the real world. Carrius stumbles out from the hidden room, exhausted but alive, and for the first time, fully his own man. ”Guards...” he calls weakly. ”It’s over. Tell my sister... The throne is hers...” He sits down heavily and slips into a deep sleep...

The Ulfen Guards seem surprised, but one carries him gently to his bedchamber while the others move to fulfill his command. It would seem that, at long last, the War for the Crown is truly at an end...


Game Concluded

"Should one of us stay with him ... you know ... just in case?" Zhi says, watching as the guards carry off the former ruler of Taldor.

"If not, then everyone gather around and I'll take us back to the Princess."


ADVENTURE PATH COMPLETE

Did I just completely waste a miracle spell?


No. You left the soul gem in the crucible in the Immaculate Circle's lair. Without the miracle spell, you wouldn't have had it now to save Carrius. Sorry if I did not make that clear.


Female NG Changeling Mesmerist (Vox) 17 RETIRED | HP:71/93 | AC: 25 (17 Tch, 21 Fl) | CMB: 11, CMD: 25 | F: +8, R: +17, W: +17 | Init: +8 | Perc/SM +23, Bluff +44(49), Dip +38, I +34, Dis +34, UMD +22, Spcft + 18, KnwA +16| Speed 30ft | Spells: 1: 7/8, 2: 6/7, 3: 5/7, 4: 4/6, 5: 6/6, 6: 1/3 | Tricks: Alac, Curse (M), Free (M), Gift, Visions (M) 10/17+1; Words: 10/12 | Mask: DT (DC20) 9/9, TS 1/1 | Active: See Invisbility, Echolocation

"No." Melodie says, watching the prince being carried away. "The Ulfen Guard won't abandon him, and certainly not this easily. There are going to need to be meetings, private ones, and then very public ones too. With Carrius on side we can do it - but getting the Princess to become Empress... there's a lot of work still to be done."

She takes hold of her wife's hand but she's clearly distracted, Zhi can see her wife has fallen firmly into 'scheming mode'.

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The moment Zhi's spell returns the group to Eutropia, Melodie grabs Martella and pulls her off to one side, already speaking nineteen to the dozen. In bare moments the women are bending over a table, heads side by side as they delve deep into arcane matters largely incomprehensible to most listeners.

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