Eberron ala Fabian

Game Master Fabian Benavente


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Current Face: Mei'Vi, elven explorer AC 15 | HP 21/38 | Saving Throws: Dex, Int | Init +3 | Perc +5

Action 1

"Stumble on?" Mei'Vi asked. "Are the hunting grounds near the trail north? Or is that only if we go crashing around through the jungle?"

Action 2

Let's get a guide. Then we can blame any missteps on our GM, rather than our own stupidity. :)

Admiring Bronwyn's hat, Mei'Vi purchased one for herself - the more bug protection, the better, as far as she was concerned.

At the thought of horses, Mei'Vi shuddered. She still had dreams about the long ride on the magebred horses over a year ago. "How about if he just hire mules to carry our stuff, but walk in. Don't want to risk losing magebred horses to hungry lizardfolk, right?"


Warforged Cleric 5
Bronwyn d'Deneith wrote:
Bronwyn beamed up at her protector, "That's very sweet of you to say, Palisade. I figured if anyone would tell me the truth, it would be you."

"Affirmative, Lady d'Deneith," Palisade said, nodding its head. 'Observation. General positive statement about Lady d'Deneith's appearance resulted in equally positive feedback. Note. Is the level of feedback relative to quality of input? This requires further study.'


Female Human Fire Adept Wizard/5 | HP 27 | Init +2 | AC12 | Mage armor AC15 |
Vi wrote:
"How about if he just hire mules to carry our stuff, but walk in. Don't want to risk losing magebred horses to hungry lizardfolk, right?"

Bronwyn shrugged, not really caring one way or the other. "It'll probably take longer walking but whatever. Maybe traipsing through the jungle isn't something we should do quickly. Although taking longer will mean we're eaten alive by bugs for longer."


male

OOC:

OK, I'll get you guys a jungle guide.

Also, if Squeak gets his way then he will bring 162 to carry stuff and I do not think you'll need any other pack animals but let me know otherwise.

Squeak, does 162 function as a guide as well?

Heck 162 could probably carry some of you as well. :)

I plan on getting you in the jungle by next turn (hopefully tonight).

Questions?

Game on!


male

Turn 012 - Into the Jungle

Read the OOC.

Questions, comments, and/or suggestions?

Game on!


Female Human Fire Adept Wizard/5 | HP 27 | Init +2 | AC12 | Mage armor AC15 |

Actions 3:

Bronwyn figured that the best thing was to provide 162 with closure regarding Julian d'Cannith. As they walked to the bathroom as a group she pulls Squeak backwards to have a side conversation. "Will 162 be upset when she finds out that Julian is dead? I mean, will she get emotional or destructive or something?"

Action 5:

Bronwyn let out a blood curdling scream as a monkey landed on her. Not only was she startled but she could feel it pawing at her back and she imagined the worst. "Get it off! Get it off! Get it off!"


Warforged Cleric 5
Bronwyn d'Deneith wrote:
Bronwyn let out a blood curdling scream as a monkey landed on her. Not only was she startled but she could feel it pawing at her back and she imagined the worst. "Get it off! Get it off! Get it off!"

"Query. Shall this one terminate?" Palisade asked, drawing its greatsword even as it took a step closer, preparing to take a swing at the impudent creature riding Lady d'Deneith's shoulder.


Current Face: Mei'Vi, elven explorer AC 15 | HP 21/38 | Saving Throws: Dex, Int | Init +3 | Perc +5

Action 4

Mei'Vi yawned as they tromped through Adderport and out into the jungle. She'd had a very enjoyable evening with Pietro on Swiftwind, but there had been little sleep involved. The morning glare was giving her a headache, and she gulped water in an attempt to stave it off. As her feet squelched into mud from last night's rain, she almost wished she'd argued in favour of travelling by horse. Almost.

Action 5

Mei'Vi's headache was increasing steadily, and the monkey's antics were slowly putting her into a rage. Clapping her hands over her ears when Bronwyn screamed, she staggered in pain and surprise. When Palisade drew his sword, she cried out, "Yes! Bloody terminate the little bugger!"

Sorry, Bronwyn, I trust he won't accidentally decapitate you!


male

OOC:

Monkey's AC=12

If miss, 50% chance to hit Bronwyn

If 'careful' then attack with disadvantage but a miss only hits Bronwyn only 5% of the time.

Questions?

Game on!


Female Human Fire Adept Wizard/5 | HP 27 | Init +2 | AC12 | Mage armor AC15 |
Palisade wrote:
"Query. Shall this one terminate?"
Vi wrote:
"Yes! Bloody terminate the little bugger!"

Bronwyn stamped her foot for emphasis, "Do NOT swing that sword near my head! If you kill me I shall be extremely angry. Just get...it...OFF!"


Male Warforged Artificer (Alchemist) 5. AC 21. HP 43/43. HD 5/5, 1st 4/4. 2nd 2/2.

@Fabian: you could be right about the dates. I was looking up dates on a wiki. Do you have a canonical 'current day'?

Action 2
"I enquired at a facility that provides replacement components for damaged Warforged, on the theory that a 'Forged who resided here would have to make use of such a facility. The facility was most helpful, and in addition to selling me a new right main toe identified their oldest delivery address."
Squeak paused "Warforged do not suffer from degradation as humans do, and continuously acquire information. Therefore it follows the customer who has lived here the longest was most likely to be the one most familiar with the area. At that address I enquired after Warforged and found only one was resident; to whit 162."
"Obviously 162 is a reservoir of knowledge, being a long term resident. I'm sure the advice she can give us will be helpful. Given she has spent much of her time communicating with humans, it follows she would make an excellent negotiator."


Male Warforged Artificer (Alchemist) 5. AC 21. HP 43/43. HD 5/5, 1st 4/4. 2nd 2/2.

Action 3
Squeak considers "Warforged are designed and trained to build their lives around achieving a set of clearly stated, ranked Objectives. We are capable of self-manufacture of new objectives, and in fact this process is critical to maintaining a list of Objectives consistent and detailed enough to be useful in day to day operation. Primarily this is only used in service to the prime objectives around which their lives are dedicated."

"Unlike humans we accept when an Objective or objective has been failed beyond hope of restoration. While there is a level of self-analysis to prevent such a failure happening again in the future, our design was for warfare, and it was to be expected that a level of unavoidable failure of Objectives and objectives would occur, and that we would need to be able to continue being of service. Thus one need not expect an outbreak of irrational and destructive behaviour as one might with a human." he pauses "In this case, however, 162's prime objective, around which all of her objectives have been created and ranked, will have been failed. The entire prioritisation process of her cogitator will fail, and an emergency ejection of objectives will occur. Whichever of those objectives, if any, survives are likely to become Objectives and thus of prime importance. Alternatively she may lose all her Objectives, leaving her to wait patiently for new orders."

Squeak looked thoughtful "Does the new law apply here? If so there will be no legal option to acquire new Objectives from an external source."

He looked to Palisade "Rest assured I am confident there will not be a significant threat to your person, Obj... Bronwyn."


Warforged Cleric 5

Roger, somehow I kinda expected this response... now, if only Bronwyn would have taken Palisade's advice and got the helm that would have protected her from monkeys falling off trees ;^)

How about grappling then? Is that a thing in 5ed, and how does it work? If it's not on the menu, Palisade will just try to scare it away.


Warforged Cleric 5

Edit: don't have the books with me, but a bit of googling found the following... is this good rules or some homebrewn additions:

Quote:
Using at least one free hand, you try to seize the target by making a grapple check instead of an Attack roll: a Strength (Athletics) check contested by the target’s Strength (Athletics) or Dexterity (Acrobatics) check (the target chooses the ability to use). If you succeed, you subject the target to the Grappled condition (see Conditions ).

If that's good, shouldn't be much chance of hitting Bronwyn and little adverse effects if she did get herself in the way. And if grappling works about like that, here's the roll since I have a sec to post it:

Grapple (atthletics, strength): 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (13) + 7 = 20


male

acrobatics: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (15) + 4 = 19

The monkey tried squirming away from the warforged to no avail. It squealed like it was on fire as it was pulled off Bronwyn.

The entire jungle seemed to come alive as dozens of monkeys started screaming. From somewhere ahead a much deeper cough-cough was heard.


Warforged Cleric 5

"Attention, hostile monkey number one," Palisade said calmly as it held the monkey by the base of its tail and brought it face-to-upsides-down-face with itself to stare it eye to eyes. "You have touched Lady d'Deneith's hair without permission. This is inexcusable. Admission. This one believes that the proper documentation to apply for said privileged does not yet exist, so a certain amount of leeway may be given. Suggestion. Perhaps an accommodation may be reached by you urging your kin for caution in exchange for this one repatriating you to them. Query. Is this agreeable, or are you not empowered to make such a decision on the behalf of your kin? If the latter is the case, please call for your superior officer so we may negotiate with him, her or it."


male

who?: 1d4 ⇒ 1, Bronwyn (of course)

The monkey continued to scream and desperately trying to get away. It scratched at Palisade's hand and forearm but did little damage to the 'forged who kept looking at it as if waiting for a response.

From the canopy above, the oversize troop of monkeys continued with its cacophony of screeches. A couple of the braver members of the troop started throwing stuff to defend their brethren. Fruit, not necessarily rotten, but half-eaten, juicy jungle fruit was tossed at who they thought was the instigator of this whole ordeal.

Bronwyn got pelted with fruit, one of them even knocked the new hat off her head...


Warforged Cleric 5

First, falling monkeys, now, falling fruit... Palisade won't say it said so, but there might be an element of smugness in its voice for a while... ;^)


Female Human Fire Adept Wizard/5 | HP 27 | Init +2 | AC12 | Mage armor AC15 |

Love, love, love, love, love! Palisade's reaction was priceless and it is too funny that Bronwyn was targeted :)

Bronwyn shrieked as half-eaten fruit rained down on her. Pulp dripped down her face from her hair. There was sticky goo everywhere. She tried to shield her head with her arms and ducked down. "Just make them go away," she moaned pitifully.


Female Human Fire Adept Wizard/5 | HP 27 | Init +2 | AC12 | Mage armor AC15 |
Squeak Warforged wrote:

Action 3

Squeak considers "Warforged are designed and trained to build their lives around achieving a set of clearly stated, ranked Objectives. We are capable of self-manufacture of new objectives, and in fact this process is critical to maintaining a list of Objectives consistent and detailed enough to be useful in day to day operation. Primarily this is only used in service to the prime objectives around which their lives are dedicated."

"Unlike humans we accept when an Objective or objective has been failed beyond hope of restoration. While there is a level of self-analysis to prevent such a failure happening again in the future, our design was for warfare, and it was to be expected that a level of unavoidable failure of Objectives and objectives would occur, and that we would need to be able to continue being of service. Thus one need not expect an outbreak of irrational and destructive behaviour as one might with a human." he pauses "In this case, however, 162's prime objective, around which all of her objectives have been created and ranked, will have been failed. The entire prioritisation process of her cogitator will fail, and an emergency ejection of objectives will occur. Whichever of those objectives, if any, survives are likely to become Objectives and thus of prime importance. Alternatively she may lose all her Objectives, leaving her to wait patiently for new orders."

Squeak looked thoughtful "Does the new law apply here? If so there will be no legal option to acquire new Objectives from an external source."

He looked to Palisade "Rest assured I am confident there will not be a significant threat to your person, Obj... Bronwyn."

I'm assuming that Bronwyn is intelligent enough to know that the 'forged sometimes refer to her as an objective?

Bronwyn looked at Squeak questioningly, "So you're saying that 'forged never show emotion if something bad happens to a human they care about? What if something were to happen to me? Or Vi? Wouldn't you be upset?"


Current Face: Mei'Vi, elven explorer AC 15 | HP 21/38 | Saving Throws: Dex, Int | Init +3 | Perc +5
Quote:
Bronwyn looked at Squeak questioningly, "So you're saying that 'forged never show emotion if something bad happens to a human they care about? What if something were to happen to me? Or Vi? Wouldn't you be upset?"

"Pretty sure they'd be upset if I died, if only because you'd be upset. Well, and I think Squeak would care because of the restaurant. But if anything happened to you, I bet they'd go completely bonkers. No matter what they say about it."

A thought crossed her mind, and she turned to the two 'forged. "What would you do if Bronwyn attacked me? Right here, right now, no obvious motive. What if she told you to help kill me. Would you?" As soon as she asked it, she wished she could take it back...she was pretty sure the answer was going to hurt.

tag

We're lucky they're just throwing fruit!

"Traveller's testicles!" Mei'Vi cursed, as she became a collateral victim in Bronwyn's attack. "Kill the bastard, Palisade. Maybe that'll make them realize we mean business." She took out her shortbow and aimed it at one of the monkeys, wondering if it knew it was a weapon.

If the monkey's don't let up, she'll fire
shortbow: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (19) + 6 = 25


male

Turn 013 - Monkeys

Read the OOC.

Questions, comments, and/or suggestions?

Game on!


male

Vi, we cross-posted but your actions still work.

Questions?

Game on!


Warforged Cleric 5

Nature: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (20) + 1 = 21
Intimidate: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (18) + 5 = 23

Getting the rolls out of the way... Will post later... Off to foreign parts for the rest of the week... But really, our new forged porter would be even better for the Intimidate game, as it's built like a brick house!


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Warforged Cleric 5

Action 2

Vi wrote:
A thought crossed her mind, and she turned to the two 'forged. "What would you do if Bronwyn attacked me? Right here, right now, no obvious motive. What if she told you to help kill me. Would you?" As soon as she asked it, she wished she could take it back...she was pretty sure the answer was going to hurt.

Palisade considered the question for a moment before replying. "If Lady d'Deneith was to attack you without any apparent reason, this one would seek to halt her attack without causing her harm - there is a non-zero chance you would retaliate, companion Vi Olaro, and that could cause harm to Lade d'Deneith. Addendum. If Lady d'Deneith would give cause for her actions, thus ensuring she did what she did while being in full control of her own actions, or request aid in the battle, this one would of course comply. Reassuring. Taking into account all the help you have given Lady d'Deneith over the course of the time we have known you, this one would strive to end you in as quick and painless fashion as it could. Hesitant. Unless Lady d'Deneith asked otherwise, of course."

Action 4

Palisade was about to complete Bronwyn's order to "make the monkey go away" by throwing the small individual at hand head-first into a tree, but the appearance of the champion made it reconsider. "Hostile monkey number one. Please clarify. Is this individual your superior officer? Screech once for yes - thank you. May this one assume he or she is here for the purpose of negotiations? Screech once for - thank you. Your services are no longer necessary and to facilitate diplomacy this one will repatriate you back to your force unharmed."

The tall 'forged lowered the frantic monkey down on the ground with some care, then moved towards the newcomer.

"Individual monkey number two. This unit is designated Palisade. It has now released its lawfully taken prisoner, hostile monkey number one, and would begin a dialogue to effect a quick end to hostilities," Palisade said, stopping ten feet from the alpha monkey. As the large male beat its chest and bellowed at it, the 'forged cocked its head to one side.

"Analysis. This one believes it is being invited to participate in a male bonding ritual. Possible subcategory, "pissing contest". Clarification. This one is not designed to pass water, but it has a reason to believe the ritual is not always intended to be performed verbatim.

It then waited patiently for the primate to finish, the squared its shoulders.

"Thank you. This one will now take its turn," it said, then drew its air bladders full and let out a sound louder than even the alpha monkey had managed, but while the beast's roar had been full of passion, Palisade's yell was perfectly uniform of tone, eerie in its lifelessness. Like the death cry of a steam whistle that went on and on, unchanged, and then just stopped like cut with a knife, leaving the jungle full of startled, horrified silence.

As the monkey stared at its adversary in startled horror, Palisade reached out with one hand and tore a sizeable branch off the nearest tree, then called forth the blessing of the Creator-Goddess in the form of brilliant grey flames with a heart of purple light and the branch, now brandished like a greatclub, burst into fire. The monkey visibly shrank back from its strange challenger and Palisade nodded its head in satisfaction.

"Delighted. Dialogue established. Shall we progress into negotiations of the terms for a temporary truce?"

By the way, I don't think I have mentioned this yet… Palisade is going to maintain its Blessing of the Forge on its body plating unless I specifically mention otherwise.


Female Human Fire Adept Wizard/5 | HP 27 | Init +2 | AC12 | Mage armor AC15 |

Action 4:

No longer being pelted with fruit, Bronwyn began to collect herself. She waved her hand over her hair and spoke a few words to magically clean away the sticky mess. She then caught a glimpse of her hat on the ground and her anger began to bloom. She snatched the hat off the ground and gave it the same cleaning treatment as she did to herself. She places it back on her head and looks for an outlet for her burgeoning anger.

Nature: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (17) + 3 = 20
Intimidate, to aide: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (14) + 1 = 15

Bronwyn's eyes flashed in anger as the gorilla revealed himself, the perfect target to focus on. Flames sprung to life in each of her palms. "I have some negotiations for this overgrown monkey." She steps forward but still stays somewhat behind Palisade, "Either he takes his monkey army and leaves or I burn the forest down!"

Assuming the gorilla, like most animals, isn't a fan of fire. At least that's what the Jungle Book taught me :)


male

Turn 014 – Monkey Number Two

Read the OOC.

Questions, comments, and/or suggestions?

Game on!


male

It looks everyone is busy, but I have a little bit more time on my hands...

Do any of you want to play in another game? Or can recommend people interested in a game?

I want it to be run with 5e rules, but I am flexible about the type of game and wanted to discuss it with potential players.

Thoughts?


Warforged Cleric 5

I'm good with my two games, thank you, and putting a bit of time every day into my own campaign. Couldn't really handle a third game, and if I tried it'd definitely come at the expense of the other two more often than not.


Warforged Cleric 5

Action 3

Making camp was a comfortingly familiar chore, even if Palisade had never campaigned in jungle terrain during the war. The basics were much the same as during a forest campaign, though. Find a suitable location, protected and near drinkable water when possible, clear away enough undergrowth and pile up rocks so that tents could be erected on a level surface. Use said rocks to build a fire pit. Set up waterproof canvas over the tents to protect them from a sudden nightly downpour, dig ditches to channel the rainwater away from the tents. Scout out the immediate vicinity to identify possible attack routes an enemy might use to attack the campsite. Set up traps or alarms along these when possible and practical. Palisade realized there was little it could do to protect from an attack from above - the heavy roof of branches above offered an avenue of approach quite unlike it had ever encountered before, discounting their brief venture to Xen'Drik.

Once the basics had been dealt with and Palisade found itself with some time at its hand, it decided to advance the cunning plan unit Squeak had suggested during their sea voyage. The two 'forged had been unable to find a capture a rat while on the ship; besides, Palisade had some reservations if Lady d'Deneith would accept a rodent to her bosom to guard her sleep, however well it had been trained as an anti-arachnid unit. But perhaps if they were to take it one step at a time...

Making sure Lady d'Deneith was suitably distracted by something else for the moment, the 'forged sat down beneath a tree behind one of the newly-erected tents and retrieved a bundle of fur and wool from its backpack, along with a pouch containing small white stones and a couple polished copper coins.

***

Some time later, the 'forged approached Bronwyn, a bundle of sailcloth wrapped around something held in its hands.

"Lady d'Deneith. Query. A moment of your time?"

Assuming Bronwyn says 'yes'

"Hesitant. This one and unit Squeak have been considering your objection to nocturnal arachnid consumption and have been trying to find a solution to the problem. Unfortunately, the wearable kill device prototypes have proven difficult to perfect, and we are reluctant to bring them to your attention for the moment. But unit Squeak came to an important realization. Fact. Some small mammals prey on spiders. Fact. Rats are small mammals. Logical conclusion. Some rats prey on spiders. Further conclusion. It would seem reasonable that spiders are aware of the fact."

The tall 'forged handed the bundle in its hands to Bronwyn.

"Declaration. This is our temporary solution to the problem," Palisade said, as Bronwyn unwrapped the bundle to reveal a foot-long plush doll that vaguely resembled a rat, with shiny copper coins for eyes, small white stones for teeth and claws, a length of rope for a tail and black minx fur to cover its wool-stuffed body. The 'forged, unfortunately, didn't possess the imagination required for artistic creation but had nevertheless attempted a "softer" look instead of a realistic one.

"Assumption. This one believes spiders are not known for guile. Thus, this one believes this simulacrum will likely make them pause, if they are to attempt to approach you at night and spy what clearly resembles a rat, one of their ancestral foes, by your bedside. Hopeful. This one believes its presence will help buy us time to effect a more certain and final solution to the problem."

A bit questionable if Artisan's Blessing could be used for this, but the wording says it's good as long as the item to be created contains any metal at all, thus the copper coin eyes.


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Male Warforged Artificer (Alchemist) 5. AC 21. HP 43/43. HD 5/5, 1st 4/4. 2nd 2/2.

Action 1
"I would assume that a sudden attack by Bronwyn was the result of some form of enchantment, given Bronwyn's previous behaviour. If she gave a reasonable explanation for the necessity, then given her superior intellect and logical ability I would be prepared to participate in combat, but seek to incapacitate, rather than kill."

Squeak looked thoughtful "As for emotions, emotions are an undesirable emergent side effect of prolonged contact with humanoids. They have very little to do with, and are secondary to, objectives. Confession: I have developed some emotion for you, Bronwyn and Palisade. Were you to be killed I might indeed display an irrational desire to punish those who killed you."
"Most sentients act on emotion, rather than a logical series of objectives. This renders their utility functions inefficient to manage, and difficult to predict. The result is a serious reduction in combat effectiveness. I conclude that most emotions are therefore counterproductive, and should be avoided at all times."
Squeak hesitated. "I say most emotions because there is one human emotion that stands above all others. It took me a long time to see it , but there is one emotion that keeps sentient society functioning. The emotion that ties organic beings together. It is the one emotion I feel might improve Warforged by its acquisition. I speak, of course, of Vengeance."

Squeak hesitated "On that basis, were I to feel 'Vengeance' for your destruction I would seek to publicly punish those responsible. In this way I will acquire a reputation that I will impose an additional cost on those I value. This would help to ensure that the future existence of those I value is, on average, slightly extended."


Current Face: Mei'Vi, elven explorer AC 15 | HP 21/38 | Saving Throws: Dex, Int | Init +3 | Perc +5

Wish I could join another, but I'm stretched as it is. Also saving myself for Jussi's game. :)

EDIT - crossposted with Squeak, but it works well.

Action 1

Even though Mei'Vi knew it was coming, Palisade's declaration still hurt. For a few seconds. Then she couldn't help laughing. "Well, thanks, I guess. Hopefully Bronwyn won't decide to go homicidal on me. What about you, Squeak? Would you kill me if B said to?"

tag Sorry, having too much fun with this conversation! Also, we totally got sidetracked from actually opening that bathroom door. I wanna see the pooping skeleton!

Action 2

Mei'Vi had clapped her hands over her ears in horror at Palisade's gorilla-frightening tactic. When the ape and monkeys moved on, she cautiously removed her hands from her (currently) pointed ears. The twin howls had done little for her headache. "Well. That was exciting. I hope we're now entering the quiet part of the jungle." Really disappointed we didn't get to see the 'forged chopping at monkey's near Bronwyn's lily-white neck.

Action 3

As Palisade and 162 set up the camp, Vi and Squeak got to work on dinner. "Too bad you guys didn't kill hostile monkey number one. I've heard that monkey brain soup is a delicacy. And it comes with its own bowl."


Male Warforged Artificer (Alchemist) 5. AC 21. HP 43/43. HD 5/5, 1st 4/4. 2nd 2/2.

Action 2
"Excellent negotiation, Palisade." Squeak began to gather fallen fruit "They seem a pleasant, reasonable people. Their gifts will make an excellent desert."

Action 3
Squeak used the time after preparing dinner and cleaning up to talk with 162 on the nature of being, and explain the basics of the Creator Goddess - moving on to some of his favourite parts of the 'Sayings', an unofficial book gathered posthumously of things the Creator Goddess had said, and what they might imply.
"'What do you call this' She said, holding a sandwich 'It cannot be a roast beef sandwich, as a roast beef sandwich doth have pickles and sauce. This hath neither pickles nor sauce, and thus is just a hunk of meat between two slices of bread.'" Squeak nodded thoughtfully "That's one of my favourites. I believe it refers to the emergent properties of existence, while simultaneously as well as expanding on the synergistic nature of material properties that underlie all life, and elucidating the linguistic complexity inherent in all sentient communication."
He hesitated "Don't mention this to Palisade. He's in the conservative camp, and regards the the Sayings as unprovable utterings, rather than recognising them as allegorical lessons so tied to the Faith that their actual provenance is irrelevant. After all, as the Creator Goddess herself said 'If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times.'"


Male Warforged Artificer (Alchemist) 5. AC 21. HP 43/43. HD 5/5, 1st 4/4. 2nd 2/2.

Action 3 - the prequel
Squeak looked thoughtful "I had assumed that Bronwyn's rule about eating people applied also to all anthropoids. Do you think she would be prepared to exclude them? I have several anecdotal recipes I am keen to try."


Current Face: Mei'Vi, elven explorer AC 15 | HP 21/38 | Saving Throws: Dex, Int | Init +3 | Perc +5
Squeak Warforged wrote:

Action 3 - the prequel

Squeak looked thoughtful "I had assumed that Bronwyn's rule about eating people applied also to all anthropoids. Do you think she would be prepared to exclude them? I have several anecdotal recipes I am keen to try."

"I think that what Bronwyn doesn't know, won't hurt her," Vi said. She really hated those monkeys, and would be happy to roast the lot of them.


Male Warforged Artificer (Alchemist) 5. AC 21. HP 43/43. HD 5/5, 1st 4/4. 2nd 2/2.
Vi Olaro wrote:
Squeak Warforged wrote:

Action 3 - the prequel

Squeak looked thoughtful "I had assumed that Bronwyn's rule about eating people applied also to all anthropoids. Do you think she would be prepared to exclude them? I have several anecdotal recipes I am keen to try."
"I think that what Bronwyn doesn't know, won't hurt her," Vi said. She really hated those monkeys, and would be happy to roast the lot of them.

"Is that rule generally applicable?" Squeak asked dubiously.


Warforged Cleric 5
Vi Olaro wrote:
"I think that what Bronwyn doesn't know, won't hurt her," Vi said. She really hated those monkeys, and would be happy to roast the lot of them.

Oh dear... a new culinary world of discovery awaits, I see! Also, I love that idea of Creator Goddess's collected sayings. Will have to invent a few myself ;^)


male

Although a couple of you did not reply on the new game, that's probably a good sign that you are too busy. :)

In any case, I've opened up recruitment.

With any luck, I'll get some players half as decent as you guys.

Game on!


Female Human Fire Adept Wizard/5 | HP 27 | Init +2 | AC12 | Mage armor AC15 |

Action 1:

Bronwyn had held her tongue surprisingly well during the whole exchange. Finally she couldn't take anymore. "This is absolutely ridiculous! I would never order either of the 'forged to kill anyone for me, especially Vi. This whole conversation is moot. We're all just tilting at windmills."

Action 2:

Sounds like Vi wants to kill Bronwyn, not the other way around

Bronwyn closed her hands and extinguished the flames. She then placed them on her hips as she watched the monkeys retreat. "And don't you come back!

She patted Palisade on the back, not sure if he could feel it or not. "Squeak is correct, Palisade. Well done. Although I think he's mistaken in calling those monkeys reasonable. They were anything but reasonable until negotiations occurred."

Action 3:

Palisade wrote:
"Lady d'Deneith. Query. A moment of your time?"

Bronwyn looked up at Palisade from where she was lounging. "Of course. What's on your mind?"

Palisade wrote:
Fact. Some small mammals prey on spiders. Fact. Rats are small mammals. Logical conclusion. Some rats prey on spiders. Further conclusion. It would seem reasonable that spiders are aware of the fact.

Bronwyn gave the 'forged a look mixed with confusion and amusement. She had some trepidation about where this line of thinking was headed but she was also curious. "I'm a little skeptical about your logic but go on."

Palisade wrote:
"Assumption. This one believes spiders are not known for guile. Thus, this one believes this simulacrum will likely make them pause, if they are to attempt to approach you at night and spy what clearly resembles a rat, one of their ancestral foes, by your bedside. Hopeful. This one believes its presence will help buy us time to effect a more certain and final solution to the problem."

Bronwyn carefully unwrapped the package not knowing what to expect. What she found had not even crossed her mind. She picked it up gingerly, total surprise on her face. "I...I don't know what to say." Knowing that Palisade had taken the time to make this for her made her look at it appreciatively. She turned it over in her hands admiring it. "I haven't had something like this since I was little. The fact that you made this with my well-being in mind is both amazing and extremely thoughtful. No one can tell me that 'forged don't have feelings. This shows that you care for me and I will treasure it." She stands on her tiptoes to give the tall 'forged a careful hug, "Thank you."


Female Human Fire Adept Wizard/5 | HP 27 | Init +2 | AC12 | Mage armor AC15 |

I probably can't handle another game right now but thanks for the invite :)


Current Face: Mei'Vi, elven explorer AC 15 | HP 21/38 | Saving Throws: Dex, Int | Init +3 | Perc +5

Vi doesn't want to kill Bronwyn, but Angie wants to see what happens if Palisade accidentally harms Bronwyn. Not kill, but a little accidental blood? That would be amazing. :)

Quote:
"Is that rule generally applicable?" Squeak asked dubiously.

Mei'Vi opened her mouth, then shut it again, thought a moment, then said, "Not generally, no. Lots of unknown things can harm and kill us. But, it does hold when considering unreasonable dietary restrictions that aren't based on allergies, morals, or anything other than the "ick" factor." She looked to the trees. "I wonder if the smell of roast monkey would keep the little devils away from us for the rest of the trip, or enrage them?"


male

I did NOT move the game forward because there's plenty of RP occurring and I did not want to overwhelm you guys. I just recapped and ordered your posts.

Turn 015 - Stuffed Rat

Read the OOC.

Questions, comments, and/or suggestions?

Game on!


male

Hello, anyone home? :)


Male Warforged Artificer (Alchemist) 5. AC 21. HP 43/43. HD 5/5, 1st 4/4. 2nd 2/2.

Action 2
Squeak hesitated, confused "I understand showering someone in gifts is considered polite in human culture?"

Action 3
"Ah. I see." Squeak paused "Not at all related" he lied poorly "But you aren't actually allergic to arthropods, correct?"

Action 5
Squeak stood companionably silent next to 162, his glowing eyes staring inhumanly out at the darkness.


Warforged Cleric 5

A bit busy, and it kinda seems we got most of the RP outta our systems after all ;^)


male

OK, I'll move things along later today.

Game on!


male

Turn 016 – Arthropod Allergy

Read the OOC.

Questions, comments, and/or suggestions?

Game on!


Female Human Fire Adept Wizard/5 | HP 27 | Init +2 | AC12 | Mage armor AC15 |

Sorry! Busy last few days and Tuesday nights are usually out for me

Action 1:

Squeak wrote:
Squeak hesitated, confused, “I understand showering someone in gifts is considered polite in human culture?”

Bronwyn can't help herself and she burst into giggles. "It's never an actual shower, Squeak. That's just a figure of speech when one gets lots of presents at once but they're only ever handed to the person, or maybe placed on a table. Never thrown or dropped. Besides, the monkeys pelleted me with fruit. It was not a shower."

Action 4:

"Never again!" Bronwyn smacked another biting insect on her arm and bemoaned the fact that her skin had little red bumps marring it. "If I ever contemplate taking a job in a jungle again, remind me of this moment. Maybe if I had found a dragonshard then it would be worth it but all I've gotten is sweaty, bitten, unruly hair, and dirty. There's not enough magic in the world to keep the filth of this jungle off me. At least my hat has kept the bugs from biting my face. I can't imagine how hideous I would look if I had little red bumps on my face as well as everywhere else."

Action 5:

perception w/Sentinel's Intuition: 1d20 + 0 + 1d4 ⇒ (15) + 0 + (4) = 19

Bronwyn was never in the front of their group so when everyone suddenly stopped, she peaked around Squeak to find a group of lizardfolk staring at them. She figured that the fact they weren't hiding meant that they weren't the sneaky tribe who liked to poison everyone.

I assumed that Palisade was bringing up the rear but I didn't know. I just figured that Squeak and Palisade would keep Bronwyn between them.

She watched them closely to try to determine if they were a threat or if they could possibly be helpful. She could tell that they weren't openly hostile so that was a step in the right direction. Then a few wounds caught her eye and she wondered if they needed help. Not that she could help, but maybe Palisade could.

Stepping around Squeak, Bronwyn moved cautiously forward with her hands clearly visible. "Do any of you speak Common? I couldn't help but notice that some of you are hurt. Do you need help?"


male
Bronwyn d'Deneith wrote:

Action 5:

Stepping around Squeak, Bronwyn moved cautiously forward with her hands clearly visible. "Do any of you speak Common? I couldn't help but notice that some of you are hurt. Do you need help?"

After a tense moment, the band’s leader, an older lizardfolk with graying skin, stepped aside and motioned for his folk to do the same.

The old lizard simply stated, “We not want more trouble.”


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Current Face: Mei'Vi, elven explorer AC 15 | HP 21/38 | Saving Throws: Dex, Int | Init +3 | Perc +5

Action 1

"Just because we generally like fruit," Mei'Vi added, "doesn't mean the little asshats were giving us gifts. They were trying to hit us, and if rocks grew in trees, that's what they would have been throwing."

Action 2
Oh god. Can open. Worms everywhere.
Mei'Vi stared at Squeak with a look of dawning comprehension, and therefore, dawning horror. It had not occurred to her, foolishly, that her words could and would be used against her. Taking a deep breath, she steeled herself and said, "No, as far as I know, I don't have any food allergies." After all, I can hardly threaten to feed Bronwyn monkey brains without her permission, then complain if he feeds me spiders!

Action 4
Mei'Vi groaned in sympathy as Bronwyn complained. "Agreed. No more jungles. Not ever." Glaring at their three Warforged companions, she said, "I hope you three appreciate being made of metal and wood right now."

Action 5
Mei'Vi had her shortbow in hand and an arrow knocked before Bronwyn had time to speak. However, as Bronwyn addressed the lizard folk, she held her shot, and looked at the strangers more carefully. However, all she could see were a bunch of walking crocodiles, so she kept herself ready for violence.

perception: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (4) + 5 = 9

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