Ruins of Empire

Game Master EltonJ

Game of Thrones via Pathfinder. This is a birthright campaign using the 1st edition Pathfinder ruleset.
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Complete Turn (I hope):

1. Random Event: 1d100 ⇒ 17
2. Domain Initiative: 1d10 + 1 ⇒ (5) + 1 = 6
3. Collect Regency Points: 23 +12= 35
4. Tax/Tithe/Trade:
Tax (Moderate)
 Alamier 1d4 + 1 ⇒ (2) + 1 = 3
 Braeme 1d4 ⇒ 1
 Caerwil 1d3 ⇒ 1
Church Tithe
 Alamier 1d6 ⇒ 1
 Braeme 1d4 ⇒ 4
 Caerwil 1d3 ⇒ 2
 Caercas 1d2 ⇒ 1
Trade
 Alamier
 Braeme
 Caerwil
Total: 20+6= 26

5. Maintenance Cost:
• Domain: 4GB
• Castles: 3GB (Moonstrike Keep)
• Army: 5GB (1xKnights, 2xInfantry, 1x Elite Infantry, 2xArchers, 1xScout
• Court: 2 GB

6. Free Actions:
7. First Action Round
a. Domain Action: Create Holding (Law-0 in Caerwil) DC-10 (5) Using 5RP + 1GB 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (10) + 5 = 15
b. War Moves:
c. Fight Battles:
d. Occupation/Retreat:
8. First Action Round[/b]
e. Domain Action: Rule Law in Braeme DC-12 (7) Using 5RP + 1GB + 2 RP 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (4) + 5 = 9
f. War Moves:
g. Fight Battles:
h. Occupation/Retreat:
9. First Action Round[/b]
i. Domain Action: Diplomacy
j. War Moves:
k. Fight Battles:
l. Occupation/Retreat:
10. Adjust Loyalty/Treasury/Regency:
 Loyalty:
 Treasury: 10GB
 Regency: 23RP


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

That seems about right.
Edit:
Does everyone else want to continue, or set up an adventure to get rid of pirates?


I had left my last turn as Diplomacy (Speaking with the rulers of Roesone and Illen), but if we are allowed, then adventuring would be OK with me...or simply head into the next round. Also wanted to ask...it says Medoere has a Lieutenant, not sure if I can use him or not, but if I can I might send him out to adventure!


Yar!


Female Human Bard(Negotiator) 2

I'm up for continuing, unless someone wants to convince her ladyship that she should come along to kill pirates.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Okay, Do I need to post the Domain Turn necessities again?

1. Roll Random Events
2. Determine Domain Initiative
3. Collect Regency Points
4. Taxation, Collection, and Trade
5. Pay Maintenance Costs
6. Declare Free Actions
7. First Action Round
A. Domain Actions
*B. War Moves
*C. Fight Battles
*D. Occupation or Retreat
8. Second Action Round (repeat A-D)
9. Third Action Round (repeat A-D)
10. Adjust Loyalty and Regency

This turn, we'll skip random events and go into Domain initiative until everyone feels better about playing Birthright.


ROUND 3

2. Domain Initiative: 1d10 ⇒ 2
3. Collect Regency Points: 23 (80% of 29 RP (Province 8 RP; Source 14 RP; Law 7 RP), rounded down) —> Accumulated regency: 42
4. Taxation, Collection, and Trade: 10 GB (Province 8 GB + Law 1/3 of 7, rounded down)
5. Pay Maintenance Costs: 11 GB (Court 4 GB; Armies 7 GB) —> Treasury: 16GB

6. First domain action: Rule Law holding DC 17 (7GB) Administrate: 1d20 ⇒ 18
Court action: Gather information on the Curan family’s activities (1GB) Diplomacy: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (7) + 7 = 14 Can I spend Regency to improve this result?
Court action: recruit special advisor - Administrator (1GB)


Female Human Bard(Negotiator) 2

1d10 ⇒ 7
Palace building 1d4 ⇒ 1
Create Holding Guild Bellam 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (13) + 2 = 15
Personal action is used to travel back home or adventure as needed.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Rogr Aglondier of Ilien wrote:


Court action: Gather information on the Curan family’s activities (1GB) [dice=Diplomacy]1d20+7 Can I spend Regency to improve this result?

No you can't.


Ok!


2. Domain Initiative: 1d10 + 1 ⇒ (9) + 1 = 10
3. Collect Regency Points: 23 +23= 46
4. Tax/Tithe/Trade:
Tax (Moderate)
 Alamier 1d4 + 1 ⇒ (2) + 1 = 3
 Braeme 1d4 ⇒ 4
 Caerwil 1d3 ⇒ 1
Church Tithe
 Alamier 1d6 ⇒ 1
 Braeme 1d4 ⇒ 3
 Caerwil 1d3 ⇒ 2
 Caercas 1d2 ⇒ 1
Trade
 Alamier
 Braeme
 Caerwil
Total: 14+10= 24

5. Maintenance Cost:
• Domain: 4GB
• Castles: 3GB (Moonstrike Keep)
• Army: 5GB (1xKnights, 2xInfantry, 1x Elite Infantry, 2xArchers, 1xScout
• Court: 2 GB

6. Free Actions:
7. First Action Round
a. Domain Action: Rule (Law-0 to 1 in Caerwil) DC-11 (5) Using 6RP + 1GB 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (14) + 5 = 19


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Okay, going the action round for the Spiderfell
1. Spiderfell incursion. 2xGoblin Skirmishers, 1xGnoll Irregulars into Medoere.

Action round for Ghoere.
1. Court Action, Ghoere wants to send a formal declaration of war to Roesone.

Action round for Deimed.
1. Court Action, Heirl Diem has decreed a new Festival for his realm. Devious?


Letter to Lady Adriana Barad...

Dear Lady Adriana,

When we first met on the night of the spring ball in Ilien, which seems so long ago, we discussed how I might come to your aid and assist you in dealing with Ghoere. It seems now that time has become of the essence, and that we can no longer delay action for fear of Ghoere declaring war on your fair nation.

We had settled on principle, but never on terms. I wonder now if we might come quickly to an agreement. With haste, I could enact my fair plan and hopefully ensure peace in the region by season's end, which would benefit us all.

I await your offer and, in the meantime, wish you strength and patience in these trying times.

Sincerely,
Rogr Aglondier of Ilien.


Well darn...guess they did not like me re-taking my Law in Caerwil. I am just trying to figure out where the troops are stationed, according to the fluff descriptions for the kingdom.


Female Human Bard(Negotiator) 2

There we go, that is what Adriana needed.

Dearest Rogr,

I am glad you have reached out again to finalize our arrangement in this most volatile of times. I will happily uphold the rest of our bargain, and do hope you hold to yours.

Find you that my courier brings with him an endowment to aid with your plan. Use it wisely, I shan't be so inclined to part with a similar gift a second time.

With enduring respect,
Barad.

Along with the letter, 25 gold bars worth of value will be sent.


Second domain action: Establish Ley Line from Ilien to Rhumannen (4GB, 4RP)

+++ Court action: Train troups DC 14 (Marine training --> Archers; cost 1GB)
Lead: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (5) + 8 = 13 Failure

+++ Court action: Train troups DC 14 (Marine training --> Archers; cost 1GB)
Lead: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (11) + 8 = 19 Success!


Female Human Bard(Negotiator) 2

I believe I still have a court action... 1d4 ⇒ 4 build.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Okay, so we started a war move, so how can I help?


I think that it's up to Medoere to react, insofar as the incursion from the Spiderfell is concerned?


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Rogr Aglondier of Ilien wrote:
I think that it's up to Medoere to react, insofar as the incursion from the Spiderfell is concerned?

Yes. That's true.


Sorry guys. Work suddenly ramped up, but I think I am ready to go. Will post troop movements shortly, however I was curious if would be able to cast bless army once all the troops are in the same province.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
ArchPrelate Dalan Enlien wrote:
Sorry guys. Work suddenly ramped up, but I think I am ready to go. Will post troop movements shortly, however I was curious if would be able to cast bless army once all the troops are in the same rovince.

Sounds like a plan. Would Bless Army bless the entire army? If so, we can make it a battle spell.


Let's get this battle going?


Here is what I have found for Battle Bless:

Battle Bless
Enchantment (Compulsion)
Level: Clr 1
Target: 1 unit/level
Duration: 2 weeks + 1 week/level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
Special Requirements: Temple (3)
Your blessing fills an army's soldiers with courage. Each affected unit gains a +1 to all its offensive ratings for the duration of the spell.
Regency Cost: 1 RP/unit
Material Components: 1 GB worth of expendable ritual components.

So I will have blessed my Knights.

In the province I have the following troops:

1 Unit Knights (Crescent Knights-Mounted) from Moonstrike Keep
1 Unit Elite Infantry (Crescent Knights - Foot) from Moonstrike Keep
1 Unit Archers (Garrison) from Dargon Keep
1 unit Scouts ( Border Patrol) from Dargon Keep

The Blessed Knights (mounted) will gain +1 to its offensive rating

Battlewise Blood Ability:

Level: Major
Derivation: Anduiras, Azrai
The scion with this ability is a military genius, blessed with an uncanny power to analyze enemy weaknesses, create sound plans of attack, and inspire troops to victory.
Major: Any army the scion leads is far more effective than a similar force under another commander. The scion gains a +2 bonus to their effective character level when determining the EL of a Hero's unit of which they are a part (refer to Chapter Six: Armies and Warfare).

In addition, as long as the scion is on the field of battle, all allied units gain a bonus to morale. This bonus is equivalent to the bonus that the scion would normally provide to a unit under their direct command (+1 bonus to morale for every 5 ranks of Lead).


Divine Aura:

Level: Major, Great
Derivation: All
An intangible mantle of power and nobility surrounds some scions, commanding respect from all they meet.

Major: Influence non-blooded characters. The Divine Aura marks the character as a scion of power. The aura's effect is a +2 bonus to Charisma-based skills.

Enthrall non-blooded characters: The scion can enhance his aura once per day with one round of concentration (a full round action). The scion can enthrall (as per the spell of the same name) any non-blooded creatures.

Great: In addition to the Major effects the scion also gains the following:

The scion's bonus to Charisma-based skills is increased to +4.

Hypnotic pattern/fear non-blooded characters: The scion's aura acts as a hypnotic pattern (as per the spell of the same name) against non-hostile creatures and as a fear spell (as per the spell of the same name) against enemies. This ability affects only non-blooded characters.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Okay, we can get this battle going. Look up Ultimate Campaign and give me stats for your knights, and I'll put up stats for the goblin and gnoll army, and we can get this battle underway.

I have a family issue right now so I can't stat the Spider's army right now.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Goblin Skirmishers and Gnoll Irregulars
x2, hp 5 each, ACR 1/2, OM: +2, Leader: Odum the Foolish. Morale: 0, Speed: 30; Consumption: 3, DV +3.
Tactics: Dirty Fighters (+6 to OM at start), Spellbreakers, Withdraw
Resources: Improved Armor
Leader: Odum the Foolish (male goblin, Cha +2, Profession (Soldier) +6 ranks, Boon -- live off the land)
Special Abilities: Climb, Order, Rock Throwing


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Medoere wins the battle against the Spider. This time.

We move on to the third domain action.


Third domain action: Cast Realm Spell - Subversion (Subvert Knights in Rhumannen = 6GB)
Having suffered one too many raids from the Spiderfell, the honoured commoner Rheghor Saerel mounts an attack to rid the lands of these abominations once and for all!

+++ Court action: Gather information on the pirates anchored off the Tamle (1GB)
Gather Information: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (18) + 7 = 25

+++ Court action: Gather information on predecessor's assassin (1GB)
Gather Information: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (2) + 7 = 9


Female Human Bard(Negotiator) 2

Third Round

Realm action rule holdings law.

Abbattuor: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (9) + 3 = 12
Edlin: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (20) + 3 = 23
Ghoriad: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 3 = 6

Cost 3GB


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Rogr Aglondier of Ilien wrote:

Third domain action: Cast Realm Spell - Subversion (Subvert Knights in Rhumannen = 6GB)

Having suffered one too many raids from the Spiderfell, the honoured commoner Rheghor Saerel mounts an attack to rid the lands of these abominations once and for all!

+++ Court action: Gather information on the pirates anchored off the Tamle (1GB)
[dice=Gather Information]1d20+7

+++ Court action: Gather information on predecessor's assassin (1GB)
[dice=Gather Information]1d20+7

Note: I'll let the subversion spell go this time, since you are still learning the rules. But you need to forge a ley line close to where you want to cast the spell.

The Knights of the Dragon march into the Spiderfell, it's commander sure that the worst threat is the Spider. The Knights of the Dragon never return. This has put Gavin Tael in a rage.

Gather information notes: Gather Information: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (18) + 7 = 25
The brigand pirates are worse than the Sea Drake. They often run up the skull and crossbones flag, meaning they take no prisoners. Whereas the Sea Drake demands treasure, the pirates hope to raid shipping from the Rich fractured nation of Khinasi. These pirates can be taken care of with a good navy.

Gather Information: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (2) + 7 = 9
Your spy network may have to train more diligently. It has no information of your precedessor's assassin. He still remains a mystery.


My second Domain action was Establish Ley line... :)


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Rogr Aglondier of Ilien wrote:
My second Domain action was Establish Ley line... :)

I see. Well then, forget about the note. :)


ROUND 4

1. Domain initiative: 1d10 ⇒ 1
2. Collect Regency Points: 24 (80% of 30 RP (Province 8 RP; Source 14 RP; Law 8 RP), rounded down) —> Accumulated regency: 62
4. Taxation, Collection, and Trade: 10 GB (Province 8 GB + Law 1/3 of 8, rounded down)
5. Pay Maintenance Costs: 11 GB (Court 4 GB; Armies 7 GB) —> Treasury: 26GB

Question: is dismissing a Ley Line a free action? Or do I need to spend a domain action to do so?


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Rogr Aglondier of Ilien wrote:


Question: is dismissing a Ley Line a free action? Or do I need to spend a domain action to do so?

It's interepeted as a Free Action in the book of Regency.


Another question: could the action that was spent in research be used to learn Alter Winds? And could another round of research be used to create a realm spell based on the Alter Winds spell? The objective would be to give Ilien's navy an advantage by controlling the strength and direction of the winds on the battlefield...


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Rogr Aglondier of Ilien wrote:
Another question: could the action that was spent in research be used to learn Alter Winds? And could another round of research be used to create a realm spell based on the Alter Winds spell? The objective would be to give Ilien's navy an advantage by controlling the strength and direction of the winds on the battlefield...

Alter Winds would be perfect for a battle spell, not so much as a realm spell. A realm spell affects a province. That's why summoning a legion of the dead is a realm spell and why Alter Winds won't be good as a realm spell.


Got it!

Round 4, First Domain action: Diplomacy (1GB)
--> Agondier wishes for Medeore to recognize his rights and protect his source against intrusions. In exchange, he will handle the threat of the pirates, as discussed.

Court action: Gather information in Ilien to find sailors who have sailed with the pirates and may know more about them and their leadership. (1GB)
Gather information: 1d20 + 7 + 2 ⇒ (7) + 7 + 2 = 16

Court action: Gather information on weapon sales in Ilien.
Gather information: 1d20 + 7 + 2 ⇒ (11) + 7 + 2 = 20


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Rogr Aglondier of Ilien wrote:

Got it!

Round 4, First Domain action: Diplomacy (1GB)
--> Agondier wishes for Medeore to recognize his rights and protect his source against intrusions. In exchange, he will handle the threat of the pirates, as discussed.

Court action: Gather information in Ilien to find sailors who have sailed with the pirates and may know more about them and their leadership. (1GB)
Gather information: 1d20 + 7 + 2 ⇒ (7) + 7 + 2 = 16

Court action: Gather information on weapon sales in Ilien.
Gather information: 1d20 + 7 + 2 ⇒ (11) + 7 + 2 = 20

You're spy network managed to track down weapon sales to the pirates. Although you don't know the culprit yet, weapon sales are happening in your city.


Rogr Aglondier of Ilien wrote:

Round 4, First Domain action: Diplomacy (1GB)

--> Agondier wishes for Medeore to recognize his rights and protect his source against intrusions. In exchange, he will handle the threat of the pirates, as discussed.

I realize that I didn't roll diplomacy for the action above!

Diplomacy: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (16) + 7 = 23


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Okay, Medoere does recognize your sources in Medoere and protects them. The threat of the pirates are still at sea.

Time for Lady Adrinna Barad to discuss her actions.


Female Human Bard(Negotiator) 2

Ok, fixed the issues. I'm pretty sure we are not sailing away at the moment, so I will focus on the building of my holdings. This should be the second turn that my RP exceeds that needed for an increase to my bloodline, so I have that to look forward to at the end of this turn.

1d10 ⇒ 4

Realm action Rule Law
Ghoried, fairfield, edlin
1d20 + 3 ⇒ (7) + 3 = 10 Nope
1d20 + 3 ⇒ (8) + 3 = 11 Yes
1d20 + 3 ⇒ (17) + 3 = 20 Yes

How does one spend regency?


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

You spend regency on certain domain actions. Like if you Agitate a province, you spend one regency point to upgrade or downgrade it's loyalty. Diplomacy with another realm costs one regency point as well.

For example. Lets say you want to respond to the Declaration of War from Ghoere. You use Diplomacy, 1 GB, and one Regency Point to respond. Actions that cost regency are located on page 49 on the Birthright Rulebook.


Female Human Bard(Negotiator) 2

Happen to know where that is located on the online site? I don't have the rule book itself.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Try here.


Round 2... Let's go sailing?!


Female Human Bard(Negotiator) 2

Yo ho, a pirates life for me.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Yep, round 2. Gotta roll for wind strength.

wind strength: 2d6 ⇒ (2, 6) = 8

It's moderate. Wind is coming from:
wind direction: 2d6 ⇒ (3, 6) = 9

The west. What vessels are you relying on?


Ilien has Marine Archers, two galleons, four caravels, and two coasters.

Satisfied that war in Roesone has been averted, for the time being, Aglondier is happy to host Lady Barad in his castle.

"You honour us," he speaks candidly. "We are blessed to have you as a friend and assuredly, we will end the threat of the pirates in these fair seas. However, I believe that it is only fair for me to divulge what I know and suspect about this whole affair. Now, the pirates – who arguably more dangerous than the beast in the sea – have been trading weapons with someone in Ilien. And I have reason to suspect that this someone is el-Hadid – the very man who asked for my help against the pirates in the first place. Why? To what ends?"

"That is the question that has troubled me and slowed my hand until now, and I am curious to know your thoughts on the matter..."

I am assuming that security is high and no one can eavesdrop. Aglondier casts Heightened Senses, for what it's worth.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Security is high and no one is eavesdropping on you, but of course you can't be too careful.


Female Human Bard(Negotiator) 2

Roesone has no navy, so I'm not sure how much aid we will be outside of aid money, part of the reason I have not pushed her to the forefront on that.

What would I be rolling to see how much Adriana knows of the man?

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