The Threefold Deaths of the Venerable Theseus

Game Master Mervikoth

Two years ago the Venerable Theseus sank beneath the waves under mysterious circumstances. Once devoted to the semi-divine Theseus, the ship was destroyed in a blast of malevolent energy unlike anything seen before. Five brave souls set off from Pridon's Hearth to discover the meaning behind the haunted wreck. Things thought long buried will rise again. Friendships will be tested. The limits of body, heart, soul, and mind will be passed. One death, and even two, may not be enough.


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Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

I need to update my character sheet to account for the reincarnation. I hope to do that sometime in the next couple of days.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

Ho, ho, ho. Merry Christmas in September. Does the elder have a bag full of useful adventuring gear?


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

Update your PC when you have the time, no worries.

He might have a bag of useful adventuring gear... is that list of items you all want still up to date on the excel sheet? I haven't looked at it in months.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

I was in Nashville for the past two days and am headed out to D.C. in a couple of hours and will be there for a week. I will post as I have time. I'll need to look at my wish list.


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

So big picture update from your GM here, in case you've gotten lost in the weeds:

Main plot update: Slymr has 2 souls. Why? How? What does that mean? And how do you fix it?

New lead: Chimera Cove, which served as this group's base of operations. More info can be found there.

Don't forget, there is also the underwater massive fish Lord Ubaj that swallowed part of the Venerable Theseus ship.

Lord Ubaj and/or Chimera Cove are the next 2 big adventure areas.

To finish up here (epilogue to Swaying Lantern): Ask the Elder lots of questions, he knows the most about Slymr that you've met so far. Having destroyed Slymr's second body, you'll need to talk with Slymr again and see if that helped, and of course talk with Sleepy back at the Swaying Lantern tell her Elder is safe.


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

I know some of you are out travelling, so we'll resume daily posting next week.


Male Halfling Barbarian; level 7 [Init+3 | Perc: -1 | intim:+13 | SM:+10 | F:+9 R:+5 W:+2;+2 in rage | AC: 24;-4 in rage (T:15;+4 in rage FF:21 ) | CMD:27 | Speed: 30ft(rage+10) | HP:85; Rage:14/20 rounds

had a rough couple of days, intended to check in earlier. my apologies... and happy birthday Bragoleb (late?).

my habit is to do most of my posting at work, but haven't been to work in a few days, allergies really knocked me out.


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48

HP: 1d8 ⇒ 8

Don't forget, we get a stat boost this level as well.


Male Halfling Barbarian; level 7 [Init+3 | Perc: -1 | intim:+13 | SM:+10 | F:+9 R:+5 W:+2;+2 in rage | AC: 24;-4 in rage (T:15;+4 in rage FF:21 ) | CMD:27 | Speed: 30ft(rage+10) | HP:85; Rage:14/20 rounds

hp: 1d12 ⇒ 9


Oread Level 8 - 3 Monk-5 Inquisitor of Erastil [Init +8 (+6 if did not act during surprise round) | Per +21, SM +16 | F +10, R +6, W +13 | AC 18 (T 11, FF 17) | CMD 18 | CMB 7 | Speed 20' | Dark Vision(60) | HP 71]

HP: 1d8 ⇒ 8


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

The HP rolls seem rather high, two 8 and one 9.

Here goes... If it's a one, I'm re-rolling.
HP: 1d10 ⇒ 6


Oread Level 8 - 3 Monk-5 Inquisitor of Erastil [Init +8 (+6 if did not act during surprise round) | Per +21, SM +16 | F +10, R +6, W +13 | AC 18 (T 11, FF 17) | CMD 18 | CMB 7 | Speed 20' | Dark Vision(60) | HP 71]

I'm going to be in Florida next week for a work thing. Not sure how many opportunities I'll have to post.


Oread Level 8 - 3 Monk-5 Inquisitor of Erastil [Init +8 (+6 if did not act during surprise round) | Per +21, SM +16 | F +10, R +6, W +13 | AC 18 (T 11, FF 17) | CMD 18 | CMB 7 | Speed 20' | Dark Vision(60) | HP 71]

Back!
I’ve got an idea for a back up character: Pox Mosscaller, goblin witch with a thirst for vampires. Not wishing death on Arbaro but I like to have one in the wings. I’ll build her up this week. Any recommendations or requests? I plan on her brining a little more chaos to the line up. Hopefully not “haha I’m so random. Turkey baster! Owlbear Jigsaw Puzzle!” But someone to be devils advocate rather than “we good, we pick good options” someone to vote to just leave the problem for someone else or not care about the consequences.

Thoughts?


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

I'm down with it.


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48

Sounds fine to me.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

Interesting. She will be constant thorn in the side of the paladin.


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48

Looks like brag needs to go in and resize his weapons too because they don't appear to be showing the correct damage dice. They should all be a step smaller.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52
Thurl Wisdombringer wrote:
Looks like brag needs to go in and resize his weapons too because they don't appear to be showing the correct damage dice. They should all be a step smaller.

Yep, I need to figure out how to do that in the YAPCG spreadsheet.

Thanks!


Oread Level 8 - 3 Monk-5 Inquisitor of Erastil [Init +8 (+6 if did not act during surprise round) | Per +21, SM +16 | F +10, R +6, W +13 | AC 18 (T 11, FF 17) | CMD 18 | CMB 7 | Speed 20' | Dark Vision(60) | HP 71]

@Brag, it is just a drop-down next to the item under the equipment tab, then you have to re-select them under the attack tab because it's a "differnt" weapon.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52
Arbaro Stuartavelli wrote:
@Brag, it is just a drop-down next to the item under the equipment tab, then you have to re-select them under the attack tab because it's a "differnt" weapon.

Thanks. I'll look as soon as I can.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

I think I got Brag the Hobbit set up right, this time.


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

So, in case you need a refresher/recap:

The ship called the Venerable Theseus was shipwrecked in the middle of the ocean, killing its four crew: Slymr (fighter elf), Nineaxes (rogue dwarf), Goyen (half-orc wizard), and Kamalandi (half-elf cleric). Somehow Slymr's body/soul was duplicated into a ghoul, which you dispatched in the snowy mountains of the Swaying Lantern. The other three crew members' body/souls are (spoilers?) also duplicated in some fashion, and you are to hunt the duplicates (and original bodies) down and find out why this happened.

You are in Chimera Cove, the "home base" of this ship/crew to learn more about Theseus and the crew and possibly encounter another dead body/duplicate...

I've probably done a bad job of laying out the main plot as I get lost in the forest for the trees and all that. But that's the jist of it that you should know or at least have been able to infer so far.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52
GM Mervikoth wrote:

So, in case you need a refresher/recap:

The ship called the Venerable Theseus was shipwrecked in the middle of the ocean, killing its four crew: Slymr (fighter elf), Nineaxes (rogue dwarf), Goyen (half-orc wizard), and Kamalandi (half-elf cleric). Somehow Slymr's body/soul was duplicated into a ghoul, which you dispatched in the snowy mountains of the Swaying Lantern. The other three crew members' body/souls are (spoilers?) also duplicated in some fashion, and you are to hunt the duplicates (and original bodies) down and find out why this happened.

You are in Chimera Cove, the "home base" of this ship/crew to learn more about Theseus and the crew and possibly encounter another dead body/duplicate...

I've probably done a bad job of laying out the main plot as I get lost in the forest for the trees and all that. But that's the jist of it that you should know or at least have been able to infer so far.

Excellent and brief. Thanks for catching us back up.


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48

Sorry, I’ve got a stomach bug. I’ll try to post tomorrow.


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Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

I've updated the map with NPCs. And the calendar on my Profile bar thing. I added some NPC names (nothing else) to the NPC tracker, though it looks like we haven't used it much recently. Who was in charge of what aspects of that?

Also, the map on Slides isn't quite accurate. There are a lot more graves and trees surrounding the temple (not just a single, tiny graveyard like on the map), and the temple itself is a little less ruined-looking. But hey, when you make up your own adventures, you work with what you got.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

Definition Time!

Sexton - n. - An employee or officer of a church who is responsible for the care and upkeep of church property and sometimes for ringing bells and digging graves.
n. - An under-officer of a church, whose duty it is to act as janitor, and who has charge of the edifice, utensils, furniture, etc.


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

I have chosen their titles very carefully. There's even more inside!

EDIT: Map updated with the brewery, and the sepia-colored portraits are all the Roughshod Heels.


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48

Thanks for that Brag!

I'm leaving on a family vacation tomorrow and will be out of town through sunday so my posting may be spotty until next week.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

Definition Time, part II

Prioress - n. - A nun in charge of a priory or ranking next below the abbess of an abbey.
n. - A female prior, having charge of a religious house; a woman who is the coadjutor of and next in rank to an abbess.
n. - A lady superior of a priory of nuns, and next in dignity to an abbess.

I'm learning so many new words. Funny thing is they are religious terms and my character is a paladin!


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48

So, I realized the other day, that, in surprise rounds, you are only allowed One action, either a standard action, or a move action. Was this something we knew and didn't follow, or is this new to anyone else?


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

That sounds correct. I think I completely forgot about that years ago however, before we started playing online.


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint
Bragoleb wrote:
GM Mervikoth wrote:

"Nothing," she says quickly, as Brag makes bone meal out of a skeleton.

You can pass through the barrier, but the undead cannot.

I wasn't specific enough. Brag was targeting two skeltons.

The only skelton you know is Red.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

Oops. LOL.


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48

Hey, what do you think about Thurl spending feats to get extra Ki powers from the Qinggong list?


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

So everyone's (except Thurl's) little signature under their name lists their level as 7, but you all are level 8. I would have made this encounter a little more difficult had I remembered/checked the right PC's profile...

Also you all have bludgeoning weapons which is what skeletons are weak to which helps.


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48
Thurl in Post 267 wrote:
Roccavisk can level to level 6 now.

I already subtracted the XP for this so she's good for level 6. We need 12000 more XP to get her to level 7.


Oread Level 8 - 3 Monk-5 Inquisitor of Erastil [Init +8 (+6 if did not act during surprise round) | Per +21, SM +16 | F +10, R +6, W +13 | AC 18 (T 11, FF 17) | CMD 18 | CMB 7 | Speed 20' | Dark Vision(60) | HP 71]

Updated!


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48

Also, we currently have 26,000 gold...


Oread Level 8 - 3 Monk-5 Inquisitor of Erastil [Init +8 (+6 if did not act during surprise round) | Per +21, SM +16 | F +10, R +6, W +13 | AC 18 (T 11, FF 17) | CMD 18 | CMB 7 | Speed 20' | Dark Vision(60) | HP 71]

Shopping spree!


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Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

Brag's headers has been updated.


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

Apologies for the delay; somehow I ended up going to bed at ~8:00 last night.


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48

Wow, nice!


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48

I'm still having trouble recognizing Brag's new avatar without putting some thought into it.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52
Thurl Wisdombringer wrote:
I'm still having trouble recognizing Brag's new avatar without putting some thought into it.

Me too, but such is the price of death and reincarnation. :)


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

I'd post for Arb and Lem (oh, and Roccavisk, I forgot!) but I want to get the round posted and don't have time for the other two. I guess it's just 2v2 this time!


Male Halfling Barbarian; level 7 [Init+3 | Perc: -1 | intim:+13 | SM:+10 | F:+9 R:+5 W:+2;+2 in rage | AC: 24;-4 in rage (T:15;+4 in rage FF:21 ) | CMD:27 | Speed: 30ft(rage+10) | HP:85; Rage:14/20 rounds

Sorry for the delay! got my character sheet/header in better order and more accessible. Still need to get the level 8 sheet onto the drive though. Been debating over my lvl 8 rage ability.


Male Dwarf Contemplative Ki Mystic Sensei Qinggong Monk (6) Evanglist (2) VMC Bard [Init+1 | Per:+10 | SM:+11 ]
Defenses:
F:+8 R:+8 W:+12 (+2 vs Sp,SLA,Poison) | AC: 21 (T:20/FF:18) | CMD:25 | Speed: 20ft | HP:48

test


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

The undead, evil Minotaur is a bad, bad foe. If Lem can land a few hits, we might just survive.


Male Halfling Paladin (Prestige Class - Horizon Walker; Archtype - Divine Hunter) | 8th Level | Lawful Good | Init +4 | Per +3 | SM -2 | F+10 R+10 W+9 | AC 19 (T 14, FF 16) | CMD 24 | Speed 15 | HP 52

I'm headed to a conference today in San Francisco. I will post as I find time. Let slash this Minotaur into ribbons.


Temple of Theseus, Chimera Cove, Andoran | Kuthona (Dec) 22, 4719 Part Three Map: The Sexton and the Saint

Well when I'm Lem he does pretty good.

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