Ironfang Invasion

Game Master Rostam

Ironfang Invasion - Calendar, Provisions, Organization, Loot
Ironfang Invasion - Chernasardo Map
Scarvinous Camp
Forest Path


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Status: Mage Armor 3 hours | 02/11 Wand Magic Missle (1d4+1) 3 Wizard (Evoker) 30ft | 15/15 V | 14/14 W | 8/8 Threshold | 10(+4) AC | 10 Touch | 10 Flat | 0 Fort | +1 Ref | +3 Will | +1 INI | +0 Per | +9 Diplomacy | +0 Cold Iron Dagger 1d4-1 | +0 Quaterstaff 1d6-1 | 6/7 Force Missile 1d4+1 | 1/1 Arcane Bond | Ngithembekile

As of 4:30am tomorrow I will not have an actual computer with me. Phone and iPad only so please bot me as needed. I will return to normal activity on the 4th or 5th.


Warpriest 2 | VP 11/11 W28/28 T13 (1 non lethal)| AC 16/13/13+2 vs goblinoids| CMB +3| CMD 16| F +3| R +3| W +4| Init +3 Per +4 | Move 30 Link to Image

I will be on the road traveling over the next 24 hours please bot me as necessary.


Okay thanks for letting me know.


Work went overly long, so I will update tomorrow.


@Ian - Its been 6 days since you've posted anything. Your 1 week grace period is up tomorrow. If you just don't have anything to add to the current game play let me know, but I need more than silence.


Status: Mage Armor 3 hours | 02/11 Wand Magic Missle (1d4+1) 3 Wizard (Evoker) 30ft | 15/15 V | 14/14 W | 8/8 Threshold | 10(+4) AC | 10 Touch | 10 Flat | 0 Fort | +1 Ref | +3 Will | +1 INI | +0 Per | +9 Diplomacy | +0 Cold Iron Dagger 1d4-1 | +0 Quaterstaff 1d6-1 | 6/7 Force Missile 1d4+1 | 1/1 Arcane Bond | Ngithembekile

And I am back. Exhausted and there is a ton to catch up on. If I get though it I will post tonight if not soon.


Male Human Sorcerer 1/Rogue 1 | VP 9/9 ; WP 26/26 | AC 12, touch 12, ff 10 | Fort +1, Ref +4, Will +1 | Perc +3, Init +2 | mv. 30ft.

Sorry, GM - I've been keeping up, but I just don't have anything to add. It doesn't really seem like much is happening, and I have no idea what to do. Maybe if I had some kind of guidance, I would be more motivated to post.


Warpriest 2 | VP 11/11 W28/28 T13 (1 non lethal)| AC 16/13/13+2 vs goblinoids| CMB +3| CMD 16| F +3| R +3| W +4| Init +3 Per +4 | Move 30 Link to Image

Sorry long day at work will post tomorrow.


@Claustipher - Welcome back and I hope your trip went well. I wasn't expecting you back until tomorrow but good timing.

@Daniil - No worries, happens to everyone. Hope it work was good for you at least.

@Ian - Not having much to contribute is okay, to a point, just chime in here to let me know your still around. A post along the lines of 'I'm here, just don't know what to do but would be interested in something like X' goes a long way to helping me figure out how to get you engaged in the game again. As for guidance on what to do, you can do pretty much whatever you want, though that's obviously not what you need. Throw me some ideas of what would interest you and I will see what I can do.

@All - The above snippet to Ian goes for everyone. I can't help get you engaged unless I know you're there and what you would find engaging. So if you ever feel like you want to do something, have a cool idea, or just aren't quite sure chime in over here. I'm sure I or someone else will happily help figure something out to get your character back into the action, it is a team game here after all. This is actually really important for this game as the amount of direction remains pretty low for the entire AP so the players need to drive the action as much (if not more so) than I do. All in all I think were doing pretty good though.


I will update tomorrow, sorry for the slow pace. I'm working extra hours until the end of April of a project at work. It should get better once May hits at worst.


Warpriest 2 | VP 11/11 W28/28 T13 (1 non lethal)| AC 16/13/13+2 vs goblinoids| CMB +3| CMD 16| F +3| R +3| W +4| Init +3 Per +4 | Move 30 Link to Image

No worries I've been swamped too.


Female Halfling Paladin (Erastil) 3/Swashbuckler (Mouser) 1 | VP 28/38 W32/32 T16 | AC 19/14/16| CMB +5| CMD 18| F+8| R +9| W +6| Init +3 Per +2 | Spd 20 ft. | Panache 2

Just posting to say I'm still here but have no idea what to do in-game.


Thanks for the heads up. I am going to try to get to the group leaving for Gristledown Monday/Tuesday, I just need to get Alezandu and Solace back to base haha


Male Human Cleric 4| VP 18/18 W34/36 Threshold 14| AC 17/10/17| CMB +5| CMD 15| F +6| R +1| W +8| Init +0 Per +8|
Spells and Abilities:
Remaining: channel energy 3/5. Bit of luck 5/6. Battle Rage 6/6. Lvl 1 spells 2/5 Lvl 2 spells 1/4

Yeah, I feel like I don't have much more to do for this day, we're just waiting for everything to get back together


@Ian - Its been 9 days since your last post. I'm sorry that you obviously don't feel engaged by the game and I am trying to work with you to figure out what you will find engaging but I haven't gotten much response.

I don't want to remove you from the game, but I also don't want to wait on people who aren't around. I will give you one last chance, but it is conditional on you posting at least three days a week starting Sunday.

If I don't hear from you by the end of the day tomorrow I will assume you are leaving the game.

@Everyone - I think the game pace is okay at the moment, but I do think it will pick up a bit once May hits and I have a bit more energy. If Ian does leave the game we will remain at 7 players as he is not in one of the 'new to pbp' slots.


Female Half Orc / || Speed 20ft with armor and gear | VP 10/18 W 23/30 | T14| AC 18/13/16| CMB +4| CMD 6| F +4| R +2| W +2| Init +2 (+4 in Forest) Per +0 Paladin (Holy Guide) / 3

I'll be traveling most of this weekend and may not be able to post.


Warpriest 2 | VP 11/11 W28/28 T13 (1 non lethal)| AC 16/13/13+2 vs goblinoids| CMB +3| CMD 16| F +3| R +3| W +4| Init +3 Per +4 | Move 30 Link to Image

All, I am going on a quick camping trip with the family and will be back Sunday evening.


No worries about the weekend, its there to do non-pbp stuff, have fun.

Also, Ian has confirmed with me he does not want to continue, so we are down to seven people. I think the game will go a bit faster now since 4 person majority is much quicker to happen than a 5 person.


Status: Mage Armor 3 hours | 02/11 Wand Magic Missle (1d4+1) 3 Wizard (Evoker) 30ft | 15/15 V | 14/14 W | 8/8 Threshold | 10(+4) AC | 10 Touch | 10 Flat | 0 Fort | +1 Ref | +3 Will | +1 INI | +0 Per | +9 Diplomacy | +0 Cold Iron Dagger 1d4-1 | +0 Quaterstaff 1d6-1 | 6/7 Force Missile 1d4+1 | 1/1 Arcane Bond | Ngithembekile

Players:

As Claustipher is much smarter then I am I am open to any suggestions as to what info I should try and get out of this guy. Depending on how he responds now I am thinking of.

  • I know the camp is around here, where is it again.
  • Anything he is particularly looking for on patrol.
  • Any idea when the next step in the plan will happen or and what is the next step again.

I am also going to tell him that part of what we are doing is checking that everyone is doing their job. He is doing great.


AC 15 (T15, FF 12; +2 vs goblinoids); Init: +4; Perc: +9; Spd: 30; F/R/W: +8/+5/+2; CMD: 21 (+2 vs trip, +3 vs dirty trick, +1 vs disarm and steal; +2 vs goblinoids); VP: 25; WP: 33; Threshold: 14

Are there other patrols out at the moment?


AC 15 (T15, FF 12; +2 vs goblinoids); Init: +4; Perc: +9; Spd: 30; F/R/W: +8/+5/+2; CMD: 21 (+2 vs trip, +3 vs dirty trick, +1 vs disarm and steal; +2 vs goblinoids); VP: 25; WP: 33; Threshold: 14

If it's still okay to crowd-source Claustipher's Intelligence score, could he try to find out how long until the next phase of the hobgoblin invasion, or something about the stone tower?

Not that I have any suggestions on how he could word such an inquiry without blowing the spell. Maybe just a casual question on if this guy's heard anything about how long until they push forward?


Given that Claustipher has convinced the hobgoblin that he is his superior questions along that line would probably be pretty strange and a bit of a tip off.

I will accept 3 more questions though, just post them here and I will answer them out of character. I will let everyone brain storm but let Claustipher pick the 3 questions if there happen to be too many. I will move the game play thread along though.

Also, I will be travelling this weekend so you probably won't hear from me until Sunday at the earliest.


Warpriest 2 | VP 11/11 W28/28 T13 (1 non lethal)| AC 16/13/13+2 vs goblinoids| CMB +3| CMD 16| F +3| R +3| W +4| Init +3 Per +4 | Move 30 Link to Image

Enjoy your trip. I think up a question.


Female Halfling Paladin (Erastil) 3/Swashbuckler (Mouser) 1 | VP 28/38 W32/32 T16 | AC 19/14/16| CMB +5| CMD 18| F+8| R +9| W +6| Init +3 Per +2 | Spd 20 ft. | Panache 2

Olivia would likely want to ask if the Hobgoblin knows anything about what is going on in Gristledown.


Female Half Orc / || Speed 20ft with armor and gear | VP 10/18 W 23/30 | T14| AC 18/13/16| CMB +4| CMD 6| F +4| R +2| W +2| Init +2 (+4 in Forest) Per +0 Paladin (Holy Guide) / 3

The fellow mentioned a Bugbear working with the Hobgoblins, Solace is concerned about how many other races might be aligned with the Hobgoblins.

Could work in any questions about that without drawing suspicion? Maybe find out if any humans are working with them too?


AC 15 (T15, FF 12; +2 vs goblinoids); Init: +4; Perc: +9; Spd: 30; F/R/W: +8/+5/+2; CMD: 21 (+2 vs trip, +3 vs dirty trick, +1 vs disarm and steal; +2 vs goblinoids); VP: 25; WP: 33; Threshold: 14

Since Claustipher’s clearly a human working with them, I think we can safely assume there are others. Also, if they’ve sent spies to insert themselves among refugees, they’d have to be non-hobgoblin races as well.

Ask him if any new groups of refugees have been reported. Might help us hook up with other survivors.


NG male human ranger (Nirmathi irregular) 4 | VP 0/22, WP 16/28, T 12 | AC 17/14/13 (+2 vs goblinoids) | CMB +6, CMD 20 (22 vs goblinoids) | F +5, R +8, W +3 | Init +4 (+6 in forests), Per +9 (+13 in forests) | Spd 40 ft | Effects: gravity bow (1/10 rounds), longstrider

I think charm person would make Arokanir think Claustipher was a friend even if there weren't humans working with the hobgoblins, so we shouldn't use that as evidence that they do have humans helping them.

The fact that there's a bugbear leading the force going after Gristledown indicates that it's probably very large. The fourteen hobgoblins Solace and I saw leaving Phaendar weren't accompanied by a bugbear, so they must have just reinforcements for an existing group besieging Gristledown. All that to say, we're going to be facing a lot of opposition when we get there. If Gristldown's defenders have been overrun by the time we arrive, I don't like our chances against such a large force.

As to questions for Arokanir, I'll second Falcon's suggestion. Also, maybe ask if he knows anything specific about the size and composition of Scarvinious' band?


So, answering the questions.

1 - What's happening at Gristledown? Anything specific about the size and composition of Scarvinious' band?

Arokanir only knows that the thorp has been giving the hobgoblins more trouble than expected. Scarvinious was supposed to have easily run through it on his way to set up a small base camp, but Gristledown was forewarned. Scarvinious' band is usually about 20 large when he first sets out on a mission.

2 - What other races are working with the hobgoblins?

There are members of all three goblinoid races, worgs, humans, and rumours of more dangerous creatures. The Legion always accepts help where it can be found.

3 - New groups of survivors?

They know of refugees in Gristledown, a group west of the Little Chernasardo River, a group north of Shoren, a group somewhere between Shoren and Arbeck, and a group willing to travel and ambush the hobgoblins.

I forgot I have to run a game IRL today, so I will push onto Gristledown tomorrow unless you guys want to go elsewhere.


Female Half Orc / || Speed 20ft with armor and gear | VP 10/18 W 23/30 | T14| AC 18/13/16| CMB +4| CMD 6| F +4| R +2| W +2| Init +2 (+4 in Forest) Per +0 Paladin (Holy Guide) / 3

Still here, just a little behind in posts from an er trip.


No rush to post then, but thanks for the heads up! I hope you, or whomever you took to the ER, feels better soon.


@Daniil - you still around? It'll be a week tomorrow since your last post.


Female Halfling Paladin (Erastil) 3/Swashbuckler (Mouser) 1 | VP 28/38 W32/32 T16 | AC 19/14/16| CMB +5| CMD 18| F+8| R +9| W +6| Init +3 Per +2 | Spd 20 ft. | Panache 2

Next two weeks I'll be extra busy with work as I'll be training for a new position. I'll try my best to keep the pace but please bot me as necessary, things should go back to normal after that.


No worries I totally understand. If you happen to not post for two weeks that's fine with me too, RL must come first.


I am waiting for someone to make an action to move the game forward. I will move the game forward tomorrow if no one posts something just to help get some action going.


@Daniil - its been about 2 weeks since your last post. After reviewing your profile it looks like you've stopped posting everywhere. If you come back from your hiatus, please drop me a PM and we can discuss your circumstances and if you want back in the game or not. I more or less at this point just hope you are doing okay irl given your abrupt absence.

I'm going to keep moving the game forward everytime 4 people give me actions. Olivia will return in a weekish and I don't want to pressure Solace given her recent ER trip.

I would like to thank the four of you, Claustipher, Alezandu, Falcon, and Elyas for your consistency, it really helps me quite a bit.


Female Half Orc / || Speed 20ft with armor and gear | VP 10/18 W 23/30 | T14| AC 18/13/16| CMB +4| CMD 6| F +4| R +2| W +2| Init +2 (+4 in Forest) Per +0 Paladin (Holy Guide) / 3

Yeah, the trip was pretty s$*$ty. One of my boys ended up with a deep gash in his thigh. Took him to the ER, the triage nurse took one look at it and took us right back to bed.

Thought that meant that the trip would be quick, but after looking at Gregory, the doctor on duty forgot about him. Like he literally apologized to us about the long wait because he forgot about us. So it took 3 hours of waiting for him to get his stitches. A few dissolveable on the inside and then 13 regular sutures. Took four of us holding him down to get him still enough for the stitches and this is even after him undergoing "conscious sedation".

So I've been having to spend a lot of time following him around and making sure he kept his stitches clean because he was up and running the next day despite the wound.

Wasn't going back to that hospital again, out neighbor the surgical nurse brought me a suture removal kit and I took his stitches out myself the other night while he was sleeping. He seriously sleeps soundly. Didn't even budge at all while I was working.

The boy has no fear so I have to him down outside and make sure he isn't going anywhere he shouldn't. On one of trips down in the ravine to check on him, I found out that one of the neighbors down there have an actual severed deer head hanging up right in front of their fence. I'm keeping Gregory clear of that house.


Wow. That is pretty rough.

Sorry guys, mothers day weekend did not go as planned so I didn't have time to post last night. Running a irl game tonight so I will update tomorrow.


Will post tomorrow. Combat is effectively over so feel free to RP with the NPCs and ask questions.


I'm not going to have service all weekend. Doing some backcountry back packing. It is also a long weekend here so you probably won't hear from me again until Tuesday.

Have a good weekend everyone.


Female Halfling Paladin (Erastil) 3/Swashbuckler (Mouser) 1 | VP 28/38 W32/32 T16 | AC 19/14/16| CMB +5| CMD 18| F+8| R +9| W +6| Init +3 Per +2 | Spd 20 ft. | Panache 2

So, training will probably continue for one or two more weeks. And my mother just had a surgery, she is fine and recovering well, but it'll be some time before she can do anything without help. That means I won't be very active for some more time, though I expect things to be normal again by the end of the month.


I hope your mother recovers quickly.


I will be away all weekend camping. I will try to get the boars turn in tomorrow so everyone can post over the weekend, but no promises.


NG male human ranger (Nirmathi irregular) 4 | VP 0/22, WP 16/28, T 12 | AC 17/14/13 (+2 vs goblinoids) | CMB +6, CMD 20 (22 vs goblinoids) | F +5, R +8, W +3 | Init +4 (+6 in forests), Per +9 (+13 in forests) | Spd 40 ft | Effects: gravity bow (1/10 rounds), longstrider

From June 26 (this Tuesday) until July 24th I will be on a trip with limited time and intermittent internet access. I'll be able to post sometimes, but feel free to bot me quickly if I'm slowing things down.


Thanks for the heads up.

On that note, June 30 to July 2 I will be backpacking, and won't have access to the internet. Also, for July 13 to 28 I will be on a trip, so the the days leading up to, during, and shortly after it I will most likely not be posting.


Female Halfling Paladin (Erastil) 3/Swashbuckler (Mouser) 1 | VP 28/38 W32/32 T16 | AC 19/14/16| CMB +5| CMD 18| F+8| R +9| W +6| Init +3 Per +2 | Spd 20 ft. | Panache 2

Sorry for the recent lack of activity on my part. I'm about to go on vacations and that means being swamped with work right now. I should have a lot more free time in a few days. Please bot me when necessary.


Thanks for the heads up.

I'm pinched for time, so I will update tomorrow with the group skirting the clearing, unless more people weigh in other wise.

@Solace - consider yourself rejoined with the group so you can converse with them.


Sorry for missing yesterday.

I'll be away this weekend at a wedding. If there's a clear decision on what the group wants to do next I will move the game forward tomorrow. Otherwise you won't hear from me until Monday most likely.

Also, I am away on a trip to Germany from July 13 to 28. I am not sure if I will be able to post much next week due to preparations, and I won't be able to post at all while I am there. The game will definitely resume by August 1 though.


Flight home was delayed due to problems in Munich. Getting home about 48 hours later than expected, just sitting an airport with wifi right now and figured I'd give everyone a heads up. Will get into the game later this week after I sort out the fall out.


I am back. I will move the game forward again on Tuesday as it's a long weekend and I'm going hiking.


I have sent the Falcon, Claustipher, and Elyas a PM notifying them of the game starting again. Sometimes the campaign tab doesn't update properly.

For disclosure, I've given them until August 14 to reconnect with us before considering them to have left the game.

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