Strange Aeons, with GM Pendrak

Game Master karlprosek

To shake off the maddening and wearying limitations of time and space and natural law—to be linked with the vast outside—to come close to the nighted and abysmal secrets of the infinite and the ultimate—surely such a thing was worth the risk of one’s life, soul, and sanity! -- H.P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness (1931)

Thank you, GM Pendrak, for starting this campaign.

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Mummy's Mask~Kingmaker ~Strange Aeons ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name I ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name II ~ Border of War

This will be the discussion thread for Strange Aeons, with GM Pendrak.


Human Urban Ranger 3 | HP:27/28 | AC:20 FF:18 T:12 | CMD:19 | +4 +5 +5 | Init:+2 Per:+7 Strange Aeons Loot List

Urban ranger reporting in.

I'll take care of locks, traps, and hit things.


Male Human (Varisian) [ HP: 10/10 | AC: 16 (12 TAC, 14 FFAC) | CMB: -1, CMD: 11 | Fort: +2, Ref: +2, Will: +4 | Init: +2 | Perception +4 ] Amnesiac Psychic 1 [ Speed 30 ft | Spells: 1st 3/4 | Mystery Initiate: 1/1 | Phrenic Pool: 2/2 | Dark Half: 5/5 | Amnesia Slots: 0/1 | Dagger -1/1d4-1 | Active conditions: none ]

I...uh...didn't expect to be picked. Thanks! Been wanting to play this guy for a while, but I can't remember why ;)


Male Human (Chelaxian) Hag-Haunted Spiritualist 2

Greetings, this is Alico Destane and the Daughter of Flies checking in!

"We're so glad we're going to be able to wreak havoc!"

"Um, Mistress, we won't be remembering who we are. Might not be our first instinct."

"Ah, crap baskets, that'll be no fun!"

"Don't say that, our DM is giving us a grand opportunity."

"I will still be able to break people, right Dearie?"

"I'm sure it'll come up in combat."

"YAY!"


M Half-Orc Investigator(Questioner)-2 | HP: 14/18 | AC16 T12 FF14 | F+2 R+5 W+3 CMD15 |Init+2, Perception+5/+6v.traps, Darkvision 60' |Inspiration:5/5

hello hello.
GM mentioned checking if anyone's characters know anyone. If anyone is from Lepidstadt U or is involved in politics in the city, I would probably know them, though they may not know me.


Male Human (Chelaxian) Hag-Haunted Spiritualist 2

Alico is from Cheliax and not Ustalav, making him an outsider.


FM Human (Varisian) [ HP: 32/32 | AC: 16 (12 T, 14 F) | CMB: 1, CMD: 13 | F: 6, R: 3, W: 3 | Init: 2 | Percep: 3] Sorcerer (Aberant) 3

Hello, we are Mashiki!
We can clean stuff, mend stuff and cook.
We can also take care of vermin and rodents, both small and large.
If you are already an amnesiac, can you forget even more?
Do urban rangers have human empathy?
Are you like us?

Dimitru Lupei has been studying us for a long time now. Sometimes he brought other people to look at us as well. He also writes stuff on us, maybe you read one of his papers?


Paladin: HP 11/11: Init +7: AC 19/11/18: Perception -1: Fort +3, Ref +1, Will + 2; +1 vs spell effects from evil creatures: Resist Fire 3

Hey all, looking forward to running with you :)

Lorn is from Lastwall, from a family of noble Knights strongly associated with Knights of Ozem.


Male Human (Varisian) [ HP: 10/10 | AC: 16 (12 TAC, 14 FFAC) | CMB: -1, CMD: 11 | Fort: +2, Ref: +2, Will: +4 | Init: +2 | Perception +4 ] Amnesiac Psychic 1 [ Speed 30 ft | Spells: 1st 3/4 | Mystery Initiate: 1/1 | Phrenic Pool: 2/2 | Dark Half: 5/5 | Amnesia Slots: 0/1 | Dagger -1/1d4-1 | Active conditions: none ]
Xander Saren wrote:

hello hello.

GM mentioned checking if anyone's characters know anyone. If anyone is from Lepidstadt U or is involved in politics in the city, I would probably know them, though they may not know me.

Ooh, yes, Durril was a student at Lepidstadt University. As one of similarly low birth he probably wouldn't have been used to having servants, so he may or may not know Xander.


M Half-Orc Investigator(Questioner)-2 | HP: 14/18 | AC16 T12 FF14 | F+2 R+5 W+3 CMD15 |Init+2, Perception+5/+6v.traps, Darkvision 60' |Inspiration:5/5
Durril Dragiale wrote:
Xander Saren wrote:

hello hello.

GM mentioned checking if anyone's characters know anyone. If anyone is from Lepidstadt U or is involved in politics in the city, I would probably know them, though they may not know me.
Ooh, yes, Durril was a student at Lepidstadt University. As one of similarly low birth he probably wouldn't have been used to having servants, so he may or may not know Xander.

I think we definitely could have met at some point. Not like best pals, but casual acquaintance sounds reasonable


FM Human (Varisian) [ HP: 32/32 | AC: 16 (12 T, 14 F) | CMB: 1, CMD: 13 | F: 6, R: 3, W: 3 | Init: 2 | Percep: 3] Sorcerer (Aberant) 3

This will be interesting, I've never seen any of the occult classes in play before.


FM Human (Varisian) [ HP: 32/32 | AC: 16 (12 T, 14 F) | CMB: 1, CMD: 13 | F: 6, R: 3, W: 3 | Init: 2 | Percep: 3] Sorcerer (Aberant) 3

Has Lorn been in Thrushmoor long? Mashiki grew up there before being moved to the city a little while ago.


Human Urban Ranger 3 | HP:27/28 | AC:20 FF:18 T:12 | CMD:19 | +4 +5 +5 | Init:+2 Per:+7 Strange Aeons Loot List

John is from Caliphas.

Urban rangers still have wild empathy like the base class.

Biggest changes are that they swap "Favored Community" for "Favored Terrain", swap endurance for Trapfinding, and have Disable Device as a class skill.


M Half-Orc Investigator(Questioner)-2 | HP: 14/18 | AC16 T12 FF14 | F+2 R+5 W+3 CMD15 |Init+2, Perception+5/+6v.traps, Darkvision 60' |Inspiration:5/5

quick heads up- computer problems may prevent me from posting as regular as normal for a few days. apologies for issues. bot me as needed. I will return!


Human Urban Ranger 3 | HP:27/28 | AC:20 FF:18 T:12 | CMD:19 | +4 +5 +5 | Init:+2 Per:+7 Strange Aeons Loot List

Ranger, Inquisitor, Psychic, Spiritualist, Sorcerer, Paladin


Male Human (Chelaxian) Hag-Haunted Spiritualist 2

Quite the roster


Human Urban Ranger 3 | HP:27/28 | AC:20 FF:18 T:12 | CMD:19 | +4 +5 +5 | Init:+2 Per:+7 Strange Aeons Loot List

Just trying to settle in my head who had what roles.

I'm not as good with the occult classes, so I'm still figuring out what they do.


Male Human (Varisian) [ HP: 10/10 | AC: 16 (12 TAC, 14 FFAC) | CMB: -1, CMD: 11 | Fort: +2, Ref: +2, Will: +4 | Init: +2 | Perception +4 ] Amnesiac Psychic 1 [ Speed 30 ft | Spells: 1st 3/4 | Mystery Initiate: 1/1 | Phrenic Pool: 2/2 | Dark Half: 5/5 | Amnesia Slots: 0/1 | Dagger -1/1d4-1 | Active conditions: none ]

Psychic is a full spontaneous caster, much like sorcerer. Amnesiac archetype gives a little more flexibility in spell choice than other spontaneous casters (though I'll lose it and become a normal psychic when our memory is fully restored).


FM Human (Varisian) [ HP: 32/32 | AC: 16 (12 T, 14 F) | CMB: 1, CMD: 13 | F: 6, R: 3, W: 3 | Init: 2 | Percep: 3] Sorcerer (Aberant) 3

What kind of combat style is Grimm going to take?


Human Urban Ranger 3 | HP:27/28 | AC:20 FF:18 T:12 | CMD:19 | +4 +5 +5 | Init:+2 Per:+7 Strange Aeons Loot List

still deciding. interested in spring attack.


Paladin: HP 11/11: Init +7: AC 19/11/18: Perception -1: Fort +3, Ref +1, Will + 2; +1 vs spell effects from evil creatures: Resist Fire 3

I always think its more fun, and adds verisimilitude, if we sort of discover our roles through play, especially in a scenario like this where it makes sense we would not have worked together, etc. :)


M Half-Orc Investigator(Questioner)-2 | HP: 14/18 | AC16 T12 FF14 | F+2 R+5 W+3 CMD15 |Init+2, Perception+5/+6v.traps, Darkvision 60' |Inspiration:5/5

true


Male Human (Chelaxian) Hag-Haunted Spiritualist 2

The gameplay thread hasn't been posted yet, right? I click the tab and it looks like it half-loads. I'm just checking to make sure my internet isn't screwing me over.


Male Human (Varisian) [ HP: 10/10 | AC: 16 (12 TAC, 14 FFAC) | CMB: -1, CMD: 11 | Fort: +2, Ref: +2, Will: +4 | Init: +2 | Perception +4 ] Amnesiac Psychic 1 [ Speed 30 ft | Spells: 1st 3/4 | Mystery Initiate: 1/1 | Phrenic Pool: 2/2 | Dark Half: 5/5 | Amnesia Slots: 0/1 | Dagger -1/1d4-1 | Active conditions: none ]

Nope, not yet.


Mummy's Mask~Kingmaker ~Strange Aeons ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name I ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name II ~ Border of War

Okay, so I apparently screwed up by deleting my first post in the gameplay thread. I need to contact customer service I believe in order to get that gameplay thread unattached from this campaign so I can post a new one. Sorry about that.

Edit: For now, use this thread. I'll get it attached to the campaign when I can.

Gameplay

Feel free to post, and in your opening post please describe what your character looks like to give everyone a better idea of the scene. This is pretty fast moving, so your characters don't have a ton of time to talk, but they can get in a few words, and I primarily want the descriptions.


Paladin: HP 11/11: Init +7: AC 19/11/18: Perception -1: Fort +3, Ref +1, Will + 2; +1 vs spell effects from evil creatures: Resist Fire 3

Sounds like it might be easier to just create a new gameplay thread set that up as a campaign and link this discussion and recruitment thread?


Mummy's Mask~Kingmaker ~Strange Aeons ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name I ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name II ~ Border of War

Yeah, that was the thing to do. I think everything should be good now.

I just made a new campaign, detached the threads from the old campaign, and attached them to the new one.


Male Human (Varisian) [ HP: 10/10 | AC: 16 (12 TAC, 14 FFAC) | CMB: -1, CMD: 11 | Fort: +2, Ref: +2, Will: +4 | Init: +2 | Perception +4 ] Amnesiac Psychic 1 [ Speed 30 ft | Spells: 1st 3/4 | Mystery Initiate: 1/1 | Phrenic Pool: 2/2 | Dark Half: 5/5 | Amnesia Slots: 0/1 | Dagger -1/1d4-1 | Active conditions: none ]

Hm. @Xander's last post in gameplay: do we remember our names?


M Half-Orc Investigator(Questioner)-2 | HP: 14/18 | AC16 T12 FF14 | F+2 R+5 W+3 CMD15 |Init+2, Perception+5/+6v.traps, Darkvision 60' |Inspiration:5/5

ahh, indeed. apologies if not


Mummy's Mask~Kingmaker ~Strange Aeons ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name I ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name II ~ Border of War

No, you don't remember your names. You still remember fragments of your past, like undefined glimmers of things you can't put your finger on. You have all of your skills, and you remember how to do your spells and defend yourself and everything like that. And you are not ignorant of the world, if someone asked you to describe Ustalav you could do so. But you wouldn't remember necessarily where you were from or any of the events of your own life.


Mummy's Mask~Kingmaker ~Strange Aeons ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name I ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name II ~ Border of War

Just for the sake of avoiding a retcon, we'll say that Xander is the only one among you who remembers his name, and he remembers only his first name.


M Half-Orc Investigator(Questioner)-2 | HP: 14/18 | AC16 T12 FF14 | F+2 R+5 W+3 CMD15 |Init+2, Perception+5/+6v.traps, Darkvision 60' |Inspiration:5/5

nod. thanks. sorry about that


Male Human (Chelaxian) Hag-Haunted Spiritualist 2

Hey, Mashiki, what did you use for Aklo?


FM Human (Varisian) [ HP: 32/32 | AC: 16 (12 T, 14 F) | CMB: 1, CMD: 13 | F: 6, R: 3, W: 3 | Init: 2 | Percep: 3] Sorcerer (Aberant) 3

I started with this site where someone tried to translate the language based on the books
Language deciphered

But then found this automatic translator which was much easier =)
Language translator


Male Human (Chelaxian) Hag-Haunted Spiritualist 2

Fair enough, many thanks!


Mummy's Mask~Kingmaker ~Strange Aeons ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name I ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name II ~ Border of War

Okay, we made it through the intro!

Now you actually get to control your characters!

I do apologize if that section was annoying to anyone, but I think that's supposed to be the point, to make you feel helpless and confused and lost. Sets the stage for the adventure, certainly. Your characters are now awake, and can interact with the real world. If the real world exists, that is.


Paladin: HP 11/11: Init +7: AC 19/11/18: Perception -1: Fort +3, Ref +1, Will + 2; +1 vs spell effects from evil creatures: Resist Fire 3

But my nat 20! LOL, no its cool, something a bit different :)


Mummy's Mask~Kingmaker ~Strange Aeons ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name I ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name II ~ Border of War
Lorn Tilernos wrote:
But my nat 20! LOL, no its cool, something a bit different :)

Yeah, I felt especially bad about that.

I just realized, I hadn't really planned it but the items you guys had in your dreams could well make good temporary names for your characters (like Lorn has already started to do), until you find out who you really are (if ever you do!).

Lorn = Shield

Mashiki = Broom, or Broomstick

Alico = Harrow, or Cards

Xander = Pouch

Durril = Dagger

John = Cage

You can do with that what you will.


Human Urban Ranger 3 | HP:27/28 | AC:20 FF:18 T:12 | CMD:19 | +4 +5 +5 | Init:+2 Per:+7 Strange Aeons Loot List

Nice


Male Human (Varisian) [ HP: 10/10 | AC: 16 (12 TAC, 14 FFAC) | CMB: -1, CMD: 11 | Fort: +2, Ref: +2, Will: +4 | Init: +2 | Perception +4 ] Amnesiac Psychic 1 [ Speed 30 ft | Spells: 1st 3/4 | Mystery Initiate: 1/1 | Phrenic Pool: 2/2 | Dark Half: 5/5 | Amnesia Slots: 0/1 | Dagger -1/1d4-1 | Active conditions: none ]

Oh, are we doing actual initiative order? I'm used to block, so I didn't really pay attention to the specifics. Sorry.


Mummy's Mask~Kingmaker ~Strange Aeons ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name I ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name II ~ Border of War

Well, it's basically block initiative. You guys can delay pretty much however you want since the monster went first.


Paladin: HP 11/11: Init +7: AC 19/11/18: Perception -1: Fort +3, Ref +1, Will + 2; +1 vs spell effects from evil creatures: Resist Fire 3

LOl, that was my intent, though it makes Xander sound like a male stripper ;)


Mummy's Mask~Kingmaker ~Strange Aeons ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name I ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name II ~ Border of War
Lorn Tilernos wrote:
LOl, that was my intent, though it makes Xander sound like a male stripper ;)

Maybe Component?

Or Spells?

Edit: I did think Broomstick, or even Broomsticks is a particularly cutesy name for an aberrant sorcereress as well, lol.


Paladin: HP 11/11: Init +7: AC 19/11/18: Perception -1: Fort +3, Ref +1, Will + 2; +1 vs spell effects from evil creatures: Resist Fire 3

Spell would be my pick.


Male Human (Varisian) [ HP: 10/10 | AC: 16 (12 TAC, 14 FFAC) | CMB: -1, CMD: 11 | Fort: +2, Ref: +2, Will: +4 | Init: +2 | Perception +4 ] Amnesiac Psychic 1 [ Speed 30 ft | Spells: 1st 3/4 | Mystery Initiate: 1/1 | Phrenic Pool: 2/2 | Dark Half: 5/5 | Amnesia Slots: 0/1 | Dagger -1/1d4-1 | Active conditions: none ]
GM Pendrak wrote:
Well, it's basically block initiative. You guys can delay pretty much however you want since the monster went first.

Yes, but in the future (for a more "normal" combat, if you will), is it block or individual initiative?


FM Human (Varisian) [ HP: 32/32 | AC: 16 (12 T, 14 F) | CMB: 1, CMD: 13 | F: 6, R: 3, W: 3 | Init: 2 | Percep: 3] Sorcerer (Aberant) 3

I was actually going to start calling people by their dream items =D


Mummy's Mask~Kingmaker ~Strange Aeons ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name I ~ Fallen Family, Broken Name II ~ Border of War

Block initiative, typically.


M Half-Orc Investigator(Questioner)-2 | HP: 14/18 | AC16 T12 FF14 | F+2 R+5 W+3 CMD15 |Init+2, Perception+5/+6v.traps, Darkvision 60' |Inspiration:5/5

who says Xander isn't a stripper?


Male Human (Chelaxian) Hag-Haunted Spiritualist 2

We don't remember, he could have been for all we know...


Male Human (Varisian) [ HP: 10/10 | AC: 16 (12 TAC, 14 FFAC) | CMB: -1, CMD: 11 | Fort: +2, Ref: +2, Will: +4 | Init: +2 | Perception +4 ] Amnesiac Psychic 1 [ Speed 30 ft | Spells: 1st 3/4 | Mystery Initiate: 1/1 | Phrenic Pool: 2/2 | Dark Half: 5/5 | Amnesia Slots: 0/1 | Dagger -1/1d4-1 | Active conditions: none ]

Okay, thanks.

And a half-orc male stripper...sounds about right.

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