GM Lorenzo's #1: Silent Tide (Subtier 1-2) OUTPOST (Inactive)

Game Master Lawrence Smith 2

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Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

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The Concordance

HP 34/34 | AC 16 T 11 FF 15 | Saves: 5/2/4 | CMD 17 | Perception +2 | Init +2 | Female Elf | Eldritch Scion (Magus) 4 | Spells -/4/2 | GM Reroll +1 | Eldritch Pool 4/4 |

Hello GM! Thank you for inviting me here.

The Exchange

Mount:
♦ Ruby ♦ | Wolf | HP: 13/13 | AC: 14 (12 FF, 12 TCH) | CMB: +2, CMD: 14 | F: +5, R: +5, W: +1 | Speed 50
LN Halfling Roughrider Fighter 1 Sohei Monk 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 19 (17 FF, 13 TCH) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +6, R: +5, W: +2 | Init: +5 | Speed 20/15 | Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack, Spirited Charge | Conditions: None

"Well where do ya think we're headin' taday, Ruby?" Damien smiles, running his hand through his wolf's scruff.

Dark Archive

Agender Human (Chelaxian) Fighter (Polearm Master) 1 | HP 6/11 | AC 18 T 13 FF 15 | Fort+3 Ref +2 Will -1 | Initiative +2 | Perception -1 |

Standing off to one side, a handsome, dark-haired human studies the others quietly with intense brown eyes. Zir armour has been recently polished and the scales shimmer like obsidian beneath a dark gray tabard emblazoned with a sunburst formed from thick, rusty nails.

Speaking in a subtle Wiscrani accent, laden with the air of old Chelish nobility, the figure introduces zirself.
"I am Sejanus of House Ici, Armiger of the Order of the Nail."

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:

Due to some bad calulations and such I need to swap in Mort here for Kembe. Which will work out better since I still don't know what I want to do with the guy. Mort is a more developed character.

Please delete Kembe from the character list GM. Thanks.

Do you want the standard slew of info?

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

Yes, please, everyone enter your PC's info on Slide 2.

The Concordance

HP 34/34 | AC 16 T 11 FF 15 | Saves: 5/2/4 | CMD 17 | Perception +2 | Init +2 | Female Elf | Eldritch Scion (Magus) 4 | Spells -/4/2 | GM Reroll +1 | Eldritch Pool 4/4 |

Rolling my Day Job here. I may reroll if we finish this without using mine.

Perform(Comedy): 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 3 = 5

The Concordance

HP 34/34 | AC 16 T 11 FF 15 | Saves: 5/2/4 | CMD 17 | Perception +2 | Init +2 | Female Elf | Eldritch Scion (Magus) 4 | Spells -/4/2 | GM Reroll +1 | Eldritch Pool 4/4 |

The new site redesign wiped out my campaign history, so I had to post again in order to dot this thread. The other PCs may have similar trouble.

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

This is a subtier 1-2 game, so it would be useful for each of you to share some information about your PC's available resources for healing. There's time and opportunity, now, to acquire some, before the session starts.

The Exchange

Mount:
♦ Ruby ♦ | Wolf | HP: 13/13 | AC: 14 (12 FF, 12 TCH) | CMB: +2, CMD: 14 | F: +5, R: +5, W: +1 | Speed 50
LN Halfling Roughrider Fighter 1 Sohei Monk 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 19 (17 FF, 13 TCH) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +6, R: +5, W: +2 | Init: +5 | Speed 20/15 | Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack, Spirited Charge | Conditions: None

Thanks for the reminder, Lorenzo. Damien will pick up a 2PP CLW wand.

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:

Mort has a couple emergency cure light potions and a nearly fresh wand of cure light for post battle cleanup.

Dark Archive

Agender Human (Chelaxian) Fighter (Polearm Master) 1 | HP 6/11 | AC 18 T 13 FF 15 | Fort+3 Ref +2 Will -1 | Initiative +2 | Perception -1 |

Sejanus is currently without any healing options. This is zir first scenario too, so at the moment I don't have anything to spend.

The Concordance

HP 34/34 | AC 16 T 11 FF 15 | Saves: 5/2/4 | CMD 17 | Perception +2 | Init +2 | Female Elf | Eldritch Scion (Magus) 4 | Spells -/4/2 | GM Reroll +1 | Eldritch Pool 4/4 |

I have a wand of Cure Light Wounds with 50 charges.

...does anyone have UMD in this party?

Dark Archive

F Human Magus (Kensai) 1 HP: 5/9 AC: 15 FF: 12 Touch:13 Fort: 3 Ref: 2 Will: 3 Attack: 3 Init: 2 Perception: 1 Sense Motive: 2

Kari currently has no options for healing, sadly, nor any money.

The Concordance

HP 34/34 | AC 16 T 11 FF 15 | Saves: 5/2/4 | CMD 17 | Perception +2 | Init +2 | Female Elf | Eldritch Scion (Magus) 4 | Spells -/4/2 | GM Reroll +1 | Eldritch Pool 4/4 |

Sounds like we have a lot of front liners here. I can switch to my level 3 alchemist so someone can at least use the wands.

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

Everyone's encouraged to play the PC they'd like.
Just wanted everyone to think about how they they're going to stay alive. A potion of CLW is 50gp.

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:
Dawn Verda wrote:
Sounds like we have a lot of front liners here. I can switch to my level 3 alchemist so someone can at least use the wands.

That's up to you I guess. It does appear that we have no one able to use the wands. Mort isn't a UMD character. Its so useful that I keep putting it on most of my characters, but in the end I didn't want to have it be on everyone. I guess I can just pick up another couple healing potions.

I don't know if this adventure is particularly deadly or filled with lots of damage.

The Concordance

HP 34/34 | AC 16 T 11 FF 15 | Saves: 5/2/4 | CMD 17 | Perception +2 | Init +2 | Female Elf | Eldritch Scion (Magus) 4 | Spells -/4/2 | GM Reroll +1 | Eldritch Pool 4/4 |

Okay. I'll buy 2 potions of CLW, then.

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

The scenario shouldn't kill you.

But, as always, the fickle dice might...

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

If you haven't yet entered your PC's information regarding March Orders, Initiative, and Perception on Slides 1 and 2, please do so now.

If you think you're over-committed to too many scenarios and will have trouble being an active participant in this session, please let us know now. There's no shame in bowing out.

Ready?

Dark Archive

Agender Human (Chelaxian) Fighter (Polearm Master) 1 | HP 6/11 | AC 18 T 13 FF 15 | Fort+3 Ref +2 Will -1 | Initiative +2 | Perception -1 |

Profession (squire): 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7
Ready!

Dark Archive

F Human Magus (Kensai) 1 HP: 5/9 AC: 15 FF: 12 Touch:13 Fort: 3 Ref: 2 Will: 3 Attack: 3 Init: 2 Perception: 1 Sense Motive: 2

Roaring and ready to go!

The Exchange

Mount:
♦ Ruby ♦ | Wolf | HP: 13/13 | AC: 14 (12 FF, 12 TCH) | CMB: +2, CMD: 14 | F: +5, R: +5, W: +1 | Speed 50
LN Halfling Roughrider Fighter 1 Sohei Monk 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 19 (17 FF, 13 TCH) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +6, R: +5, W: +2 | Init: +5 | Speed 20/15 | Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack, Spirited Charge | Conditions: None

Profession (Author): 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7

Damien typically charges in battle for extra damage, and therefore functions better closer to the front. Is it possible for us to put him in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd positions?

The Concordance

HP 34/34 | AC 16 T 11 FF 15 | Saves: 5/2/4 | CMD 17 | Perception +2 | Init +2 | Female Elf | Eldritch Scion (Magus) 4 | Spells -/4/2 | GM Reroll +1 | Eldritch Pool 4/4 |

Dawn is good to go!

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:

You can take mine if you want Damien.

The Exchange

Mount:
♦ Ruby ♦ | Wolf | HP: 13/13 | AC: 14 (12 FF, 12 TCH) | CMB: +2, CMD: 14 | F: +5, R: +5, W: +1 | Speed 50
LN Halfling Roughrider Fighter 1 Sohei Monk 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 19 (17 FF, 13 TCH) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +6, R: +5, W: +2 | Init: +5 | Speed 20/15 | Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack, Spirited Charge | Conditions: None

Thanks guys, looks like someone moved me into second position. Chaaaarge!

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:

Ya I swapped spots with you. Don't want to get in the way of the few times you may get a chance to charge someone in mounted combat!

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:

So long as Mort isn't being threatened by anyone in melee he'll be helping pull up the dangling gramp's chain next round.

Dark Archive

Agender Human (Chelaxian) Fighter (Polearm Master) 1 | HP 6/11 | AC 18 T 13 FF 15 | Fort+3 Ref +2 Will -1 | Initiative +2 | Perception -1 |

Is Mort not threatened by yellow? It looks like Sej has a clear path to the cliff to help if Dawn can't pull everyone up this round.

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:

I'll be away Friday and Saturday. Bot if needed.

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:

To be honest I expected that scene to end very poorly.

The Concordance

HP 34/34 | AC 16 T 11 FF 15 | Saves: 5/2/4 | CMD 17 | Perception +2 | Init +2 | Female Elf | Eldritch Scion (Magus) 4 | Spells -/4/2 | GM Reroll +1 | Eldritch Pool 4/4 |

I have played this in Core before, but we were quick enough to save them before they fell off the cliff. Good thing you rolled well!

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:

Ya those strength checks came up aces. I find it hard to believe most groups could deal with all those thugs quickly enough to help the grampas, especially with them being so close to them. A well aimed color spray would work wonders though.

The Concordance

HP 34/34 | AC 16 T 11 FF 15 | Saves: 5/2/4 | CMD 17 | Perception +2 | Init +2 | Female Elf | Eldritch Scion (Magus) 4 | Spells -/4/2 | GM Reroll +1 | Eldritch Pool 4/4 |

Oh yeah, my druid used entangle to tie the lot of them while we closed in.

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

Try the first two safes. I'll post details of the other three tomorrow morning.

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

Encounter Mechanics for Fighting Among the Keys in the Metro-Cathedral

• The Metro-Cathedral’s massive organ is played by dancing upon the gigantic white keys. Traveling from white key to white key requires a DC5 Acrobatics or Perform (dance) check. The DC increases by 2 for each additional key someone attempts to cross in a given round.

• To play the more slender black keys, one either needs to stand on an adjoining white key and reach up and yank the key down with a DC5 Strength check, or climb directly on top of the black key (Climb DC10). Leaping from black key to black key requires a DC10 or 20 Acrobatics check depending on the distance between the keys as indicated on the map.

• Anyone who successfully depresses multiple keys in a round may also make a Perform (keyboard) check (even untrained) as a free action. A success of 10 or more contributes to the hymn and keeps the music alive. The higher the result, the more melodious and impressive the contribution. Provide each PC with a +2 circumstance bonus to their check for each key they manage to depress in a single round. If the same PC can further succeed on a DC5 Knowledge (Religion) check, they can actually play the correct popular morning hymns.

• The organ keys are elevated 15 feet off of the ground. Anyone bull-rushed off the keys falls to the stone church floor below, taking 1d6 damage.

• The organ keys connect to the 30-foot pipes above. When the PCs arrive, four Black Echelon operatives have already climbed up the pipes to block the possibility of sound coming out. (There are not yet enough of them to block all of the pipes.) Climbing the giant twisting maze of brass pipes requires a DC10 Climb check each round.

• As long as the organ continues to play, anyone of lawful alignment in the cathedral benefits from the effect of a bless spell. The bless effect kicks in as long as any key is depressed, whether it is truly musical or just a random key which is pushed down during the course of combat.

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

I'll update the Gameplay thread as soon as I get back from Mass.

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:

This encounter is a PITA!

A quick question/clarification: The pipes/baddies are 30' up. Is that 30' up from the floor total or 30' additionally above the 15' keys?

That piercing DR really limits the options for taking them down from range.

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

30 feet above the keys.

What's a PITA?

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:

pain in the ass!

Thanks. That's a long climb with a 20' speed!

Dark Archive

Agender Human (Chelaxian) Fighter (Polearm Master) 1 | HP 6/11 | AC 18 T 13 FF 15 | Fort+3 Ref +2 Will -1 | Initiative +2 | Perception -1 |

How high have pink and purple climbed in the time it took us to get up the keyboard? Any chance Sejanus could still reach purple with zir guisarme?

Sovereign Court

DEAD Human Slayer 3 HP 31/31 | AC 18, T 12, FF 17 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2 (+2 vs Fear) | Init +1 | Perc +6 | SM +6 Effects:

I'll be out of town the next 48hrs and not sure if I'll be able to post so feel free to bot Mort if necessary. He'll climb up next turn now that people are trying to kill things with him. He's got a good climb of +8.

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

Damien, are you able to use your lance without penalty vs a target 5 ft away?

The Exchange

Mount:
♦ Ruby ♦ | Wolf | HP: 13/13 | AC: 14 (12 FF, 12 TCH) | CMB: +2, CMD: 14 | F: +5, R: +5, W: +1 | Speed 50
LN Halfling Roughrider Fighter 1 Sohei Monk 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 19 (17 FF, 13 TCH) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +6, R: +5, W: +2 | Init: +5 | Speed 20/15 | Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack, Spirited Charge | Conditions: None

No, and in fact, I don't think it can be used at 5 feet at all since it's a reach weapon. I would have had to do the 5 foot step dance each turn.

I will swap it with my earthbreaker this round.

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

Just saw Kari's post. I'm amending mine now, advancing us to Round 7.

The Exchange

Mount:
♦ Ruby ♦ | Wolf | HP: 13/13 | AC: 14 (12 FF, 12 TCH) | CMB: +2, CMD: 14 | F: +5, R: +5, W: +1 | Speed 50
LN Halfling Roughrider Fighter 1 Sohei Monk 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 19 (17 FF, 13 TCH) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +6, R: +5, W: +2 | Init: +5 | Speed 20/15 | Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack, Spirited Charge | Conditions: None

Lorenzo, Ruby would have taken a double move to climb, therefore moving at half her move speed, or 20 feet. Did you need a second climb check for that?

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

Sorry for the confusion. Just didn't think the wolf could climb.

The Exchange

Mount:
♦ Ruby ♦ | Wolf | HP: 13/13 | AC: 14 (12 FF, 12 TCH) | CMB: +2, CMD: 14 | F: +5, R: +5, W: +1 | Speed 50
LN Halfling Roughrider Fighter 1 Sohei Monk 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 19 (17 FF, 13 TCH) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +6, R: +5, W: +2 | Init: +5 | Speed 20/15 | Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack, Spirited Charge | Conditions: None

It would be your call. I could only find this page about determining if an animal can climb or not, which doesn't have any hard and fast rule on it.

I suppose it would depend on how smooth or rough the surface is versus Ruby's paws. In this case with piano keys, I'd understand if you said it was too smooth for a wolf to be able to get up there.

Grand Lodge

Curse of the Crimson Throne | Gallows of Madness

Yeah, I've spent the last 30 minutes practicing search fu, with no definitive results.

I imagined the 15 feet beneath the keyboard as a vertical climb. The scenario uses a DC10, which in the CRB = "A surface with ledges to hold on to and stand on, such as a very rough wall or a ship's rigging."

With that general description in mind, I'll allow the climb. So in Round 7, Ruby would have climbed at 25% of her movement speed, or 10 feet. In Round 8, Ruby begins 5 feet below the keyboard.

The Exchange

Mount:
♦ Ruby ♦ | Wolf | HP: 13/13 | AC: 14 (12 FF, 12 TCH) | CMB: +2, CMD: 14 | F: +5, R: +5, W: +1 | Speed 50
LN Halfling Roughrider Fighter 1 Sohei Monk 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 19 (17 FF, 13 TCH) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +6, R: +5, W: +2 | Init: +5 | Speed 20/15 | Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack, Spirited Charge | Conditions: None

My apologies again for the preemptive attack, I should have read the encounter mechanics twice!

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