[Gameday VIII] GM Brew's Slaver's End 10-21

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Hello! This is the discussion forum for my run of the 10-21 Slaver's End. I will be running a tier 5-9, standard game. Please post the following info below:

Player Name:
Character Name:
PFS#:
Faction:
Day Job and Roll:

Also please post any purchases you wish to make before the game starts. If there is anything you think I should know about your character, please include that information in the post. I look forward to gaming with you!

Brew

Silver Crusade

Female Aasimar (Angelkin) Inquisitor (Sanctified Slayer) 5 / HP 43 / 43 / AC 26 /T 15 /FF 22 /F +5 /R +4 /W +6 /Init+9 /Perc+10 /CMB+6 /CMD 20 /(+1) Cold iron bastard sword +7 (1d10+4/19-20) / (MW) Repeating light crossbow +7 (1d8/19-20)

Player Name: Nightfiend
Character Name: Saphera Moonglade
PFS#: 23083-08
Faction: Silver Crusade
Day Job and Roll: Heal Heal: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (13) + 8 = 21

When are you planning on beginning the game?


Part of Gameday VIII which I believe starts 8/26.

Liberty's Edge

HP: 56/56 (68/68 raging) Sonic HP: 28/28 (34/34 Raging) (AC: 18/11Tch/18FF (Current:-/-Tch/-FF )| CMB: +12 (+2Raging), CMD: 23 | F: +10(+3 rage), R: +6, W: +6 | Init: +2| Perc: +10, SM: +2 Speed 40ft | Rage: 16/16 | Spells: 2/day (2/2): Frostbite, Magic Missile, Shocking Grasp | Active Conditions: Uncanny Dodge,

Player Name: Uktar
Character Name: Riptide Snaggletooth
PFS#: 100685-12
Faction: Liberty's Edge
Day Job and Roll: HA! Kill the bad guys! Get paid!

(Profile is NOT up to date--he's level 6 now--but will be before start)

Liberty's Edge

HP 84/72 | AC 11 T 11 FF 10 | CMB +0, CMD 11 | F: +8, R: +5, W: +7 | Init: +7 | Perc: +0, SM: +0 Classes: Wizard (Sin Mage (Sloth Conjuration Specialist) 7

Player Name: yogadragon
Character Name: Colin Obim
PFS#: 239325-5
Faction: Concordance
Day Job: NA

I just finished leveling him I think - level 7 now.


Hey everyone, just a heads up. The start of the Gameday has been postponed to 9 SEPT. Paizo having issues getting scenarios out. Sorry for the dealy but looking forward to the game whenever we start.

Liberty's Edge

male Emberkin Aasimar Sorcerer 8
Spoiler:
|AC 20*, T 12, FF 20*|HP: 41/42|F +5*, R +4*, W +7* (+8 vs MA, +2 vs divine magic/death/ED/negative/Necr)|Init 0, Perc +1*|CMB +5*, CMD 13|10/11 Sacrifice, 1/1 Pyrotechnics, 1/1 Godless, 1/1 Rally, 0/1 Rova, 1/1 Liberate

In the immortal words of Nordom: "GRATITUDES! Gratefuls!"

Player Name: I'm Hiding In Your Closet
Character Name: Julian Leroux "The Amazing" Vanzetti
PFS#: 40025-7
Faction: Liberty's Edge
Day Job and Roll: Perform (Acting): 1d20 + 21 ⇒ (10) + 21 = 31 I have a folio reroll and Faction pin I'll want to use on that if I haven't spent them otherwise by the adventure's conclusion.

Interesting Stuff: Deathless Spirit racial feature makes him extra-resistant to negative levels; is a renegade Razmiran Priest whose mask (a 100-gp False Focus) he liberally uses to replicate alchemical power components. Also, he happens to have just a bit of cyberware after an adventure in Numeria, and has more recently acquired a lovely Assistant follower named Rova who might show up, as per the Season 6 Liberty's Edge Faction Objective option. Not only that, but he boasts the complete suite of Season 6 Liberty's Edge Faction Rewards!

Liberty's Edge

male Emberkin Aasimar Sorcerer 8
Spoiler:
|AC 20*, T 12, FF 20*|HP: 41/42|F +5*, R +4*, W +7* (+8 vs MA, +2 vs divine magic/death/ED/negative/Necr)|Init 0, Perc +1*|CMB +5*, CMD 13|10/11 Sacrifice, 1/1 Pyrotechnics, 1/1 Godless, 1/1 Rally, 0/1 Rova, 1/1 Liberate

Since we've only barely started, would you permit me to have gone through some retraining beforehand? I wish to retrain a feat.


Sure

Liberty's Edge

HP: 56/56 (68/68 raging) Sonic HP: 28/28 (34/34 Raging) (AC: 18/11Tch/18FF (Current:-/-Tch/-FF )| CMB: +12 (+2Raging), CMD: 23 | F: +10(+3 rage), R: +6, W: +6 | Init: +2| Perc: +10, SM: +2 Speed 40ft | Rage: 16/16 | Spells: 2/day (2/2): Frostbite, Magic Missile, Shocking Grasp | Active Conditions: Uncanny Dodge,

My apologies, but I have a family wedding this weekend, and I'll be driving for 12+ hours on Thursday and Sunday. Obviously, it'll be difficult to post every day, so please do bot me as necessary.


Will do Rip, thanks for the heads up.

Liberty's Edge

male Emberkin Aasimar Sorcerer 8
Spoiler:
|AC 20*, T 12, FF 20*|HP: 41/42|F +5*, R +4*, W +7* (+8 vs MA, +2 vs divine magic/death/ED/negative/Necr)|Init 0, Perc +1*|CMB +5*, CMD 13|10/11 Sacrifice, 1/1 Pyrotechnics, 1/1 Godless, 1/1 Rally, 0/1 Rova, 1/1 Liberate

How do we handle the price-tag of the gift, or is that already dealt with?

Liberty's Edge

male Emberkin Aasimar Sorcerer 8
Spoiler:
|AC 20*, T 12, FF 20*|HP: 41/42|F +5*, R +4*, W +7* (+8 vs MA, +2 vs divine magic/death/ED/negative/Necr)|Init 0, Perc +1*|CMB +5*, CMD 13|10/11 Sacrifice, 1/1 Pyrotechnics, 1/1 Godless, 1/1 Rally, 0/1 Rova, 1/1 Liberate

@Saphera: I've been looking at your sheet, and something must be amiss with your ability scores. It looks like you're shortchanging yourself a bit drastically. You appear to have:

STR 16
DEX 16
CON 12
INT 12
WIS 14
CHA 10

You're made with 20-point buy just like all Society characters.

You are an Angelkin Aasimar, so that's +2 STR, +2 CHA with no penalty to anything.

You are level 5, so you've received 1 +1 to an ability score.

A 10 CHA has to mean you've lowered that score (I mean, it's your character, but if I were you, Id've gone with either Lawbringer or Plumekith, both of which grant WIS instead of CHA as well as having other great perks for Inquisitors), which means you had 22 points to spend elsewhere.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'll assume you did the most cost-effective thing and started out with only a 15 Dexterity (cost 7 points), and raised it to 16 at 4th level. That would mean you spent your points thusly:

STR 14 (5 pts) +2
DEX 15 (7 pts) +1
CON 12 (2 pts)
INT 12 (2 pts)
WIS 14 (5 pts)
CHA 8 (-2 pts) +2
=
19 pts???

Heaven, it seems we have a problem.

Silver Crusade

Female Aasimar (Angelkin) Inquisitor (Sanctified Slayer) 5 / HP 43 / 43 / AC 26 /T 15 /FF 22 /F +5 /R +4 /W +6 /Init+9 /Perc+10 /CMB+6 /CMD 20 /(+1) Cold iron bastard sword +7 (1d10+4/19-20) / (MW) Repeating light crossbow +7 (1d8/19-20)

@Vanzetti

Tanks for the numbers crunch. As you point out, the ability's would be better if I went with a different bloodline. That's assuming maximization was the only consideration. Unfortunately, in this case it is not. My vision for Saphera is based on a character I had in a prior Pathfinder game, which i enjoyed a lot, so i built her based on that concept. Her bloodline, background, and character concept is really not meant to be min/maxed. I prefer characters with flavor even if that means not having the best option available. In Saphera's case, hero labs has recognized the point buy i used as being acceptable for the 20 point society option, and I am more than satisfied with the flavor of the bloodline and background. That being said, I will be leaving her stats as they are.

Liberty's Edge

HP: 56/56 (68/68 raging) Sonic HP: 28/28 (34/34 Raging) (AC: 18/11Tch/18FF (Current:-/-Tch/-FF )| CMB: +12 (+2Raging), CMD: 23 | F: +10(+3 rage), R: +6, W: +6 | Init: +2| Perc: +10, SM: +2 Speed 40ft | Rage: 16/16 | Spells: 2/day (2/2): Frostbite, Magic Missile, Shocking Grasp | Active Conditions: Uncanny Dodge,
The Amazing Vanzetti wrote:
How do we handle the price-tag of the gift, or is that already dealt with?

My understanding is that since it's something from off of one of Riptide's Chronicle Sheets, he has to pay for it in it's entirety, i.e. can't be a group purchase. It's only 100gp. At this level, not a big deal. But thanks for the thought.


That was my understanding as well.

Silver Crusade

Female Aasimar (Angelkin) Inquisitor (Sanctified Slayer) 5 / HP 43 / 43 / AC 26 /T 15 /FF 22 /F +5 /R +4 /W +6 /Init+9 /Perc+10 /CMB+6 /CMD 20 /(+1) Cold iron bastard sword +7 (1d10+4/19-20) / (MW) Repeating light crossbow +7 (1d8/19-20)

GM:
I’ll go ahead and move this into the discussion tab in order not to clutter the game-play with any further side commentary. First, I would like to say that I harbor no ill feelings in regards to Saphera's situation. Undoubtedly her failure in this mission is regrettable and would bring harsh judgment from some of the pathfinder’s less morally stringent supervision. That being said, this fate is something that she would be willing to endure in order to maintain her moral convictions. After having witnessed her own family's destruction, at the hands of evil outsiders, her situation runs much deeper than simply being (LG). This is of course no reflection on the group, the GM or the scenario. It’s simply a moral limitation. If it where any other of my characters, this wouldn’t have be an issue.

With pathfinder society being an as written adventure, when something like this comes along, there isn’t much wiggle room. I was actually a little surprised that a scenario would actually force such a moral dilemma without an alternative, but I suppose these situations can be expected for more rigidly aligned characters. Releasing the Genie with an understanding that he would return to his home plain of existence was about as grey as I could get with Saphera. Even with that, I wasn’t feeling good about the situation.

All that being said, I feel comfortable pulling Saphera from the dilemma. I will eat the negative chronicle and chalk it up to the price of her moral compass. As I stated in the game-play thread, I truly wish everyone well and hope that the group is successful. )


Saphera:
Understood. I appreciate and respect your call on how your character reacts to the situations presented. Two ways we can handle this. First is just to let Saphera opt out and that is that. I have not seen this type of situation before, either as GM or palyer, so I do not know what the protocol is. I do not know if this scenario will count for your PFS number or not. I plan to seek some guidance on this issue. Saphera disengaging does have other possible issues. Is she going to sit idly by as the rest of the group frees the efreeti? Does she just leave, possibly alerting Corvius? If you just want out of the scenario, I have no issue hand waving these issues but leave it up to you if you choose to have Saphera RP out her decision and its consequences. Just let me know.

Silver Crusade

Female Aasimar (Angelkin) Inquisitor (Sanctified Slayer) 5 / HP 43 / 43 / AC 26 /T 15 /FF 22 /F +5 /R +4 /W +6 /Init+9 /Perc+10 /CMB+6 /CMD 20 /(+1) Cold iron bastard sword +7 (1d10+4/19-20) / (MW) Repeating light crossbow +7 (1d8/19-20)

GM:
I will abide by whatever decision you decide. This is a first for me as well. If it where further into the game, I would say opting out would not be an option. Feedback from a more experienced lieutenant or captain might be warranted in this case. Because It's so early in the game, opting out might be an option. Heavy emphases on the word "might". If not, then I believe failing the scenario with zero xp, PP, and gp would be the next viable option. This would close off the scenario for future play, minus using a GM stare to replay the scenario. Saphera would then need a copy of a chronicle reflecting this outcome and the scenario would need to be recorded with zero's in all three categories.

As fare as Saphera interfering with the group or forcing a situation that ends in party conflict goes. This is a non-option in PFS. No player vs. player is allowed, not that she would draw arms against her companions anyway. Her convictions are her own. Aside from the moral implications of freeing the evil genie, I believe there is also an argument to be made in regards to the legal aspect of it as well. In Katapesh, disrupting a recognized business is a grave offence. (Although I could be wrong about this). In this instance, freeing a genie from a genie binder or freeing a slave from an accepted slaver would most likely violate Katapesh law. That's assuming the salver is a recognized entity within the city's business model. That being said, Saphera left before any decision was made to free or not free the genie. Because of this, she wouldn't have anything to report.

Edited: LoL I just came across this and found it to be funny.

Copy and pasted from a guide to Katapesh:

The Pactmasters hold council with the city’s
Guildmasters each month to arbitrate disputes between
rival guilds, approve fee schedules, and administer
punishment for deviance from the city’s rigid trade laws.
The punishment may take the form of loss of property
or fines, imprisonment, or even slavery and guild
dissolution for more serious crimes.

Theft is punished severely. First-time offenders are
brought before the Pactmasters to be tried. Both sides of
the matter are heard, and if found guilty the offending
party loses a hand and is branded. Second-time offenders
are always executed on the spot by the Zephyr Guard,
Katapesh’s city watch. Other crimes, such as public
disorderliness, fighting, and murder, are usually met
with a fine or overlooked unless they impede commerce
in some way. Usually a bribe is enough to clear oneself of
any wrongdoing in these kinds of altercations.

Destruction of property is one of the more serious
crimes, as it means the complete loss of a profit-producing
commodity. Punishment is forfeiture of an item of equal
value. Offending parties incapable of producing such an
item are enslaved until they have made restitution for
their crimes.


Saphera:
LOL. Nicely done. I will reach out to the leadership and let you know.

Liberty's Edge

male Emberkin Aasimar Sorcerer 8
Spoiler:
|AC 20*, T 12, FF 20*|HP: 41/42|F +5*, R +4*, W +7* (+8 vs MA, +2 vs divine magic/death/ED/negative/Necr)|Init 0, Perc +1*|CMB +5*, CMD 13|10/11 Sacrifice, 1/1 Pyrotechnics, 1/1 Godless, 1/1 Rally, 0/1 Rova, 1/1 Liberate

Saphera/DM:
We're not in Katapesh, though - it just feels like we are. ^^


@Vanzetti lol, thanks. Forgot that for a minute.

Saphera:
Ok, we are good. Cleared it through the leadership. As it is so early in the adventure, Spahera can just drop out with no OOC consequence. No chronicle sheet will be issued and you will be free to try this scenario again with a different character. As a matter of fact, I see no reason to prevent you from essentially swapping in a character now if you want.

In any event, if you choose just to withdraw Saphera and leave it at that, then I leave it to you for an IC explanation of how she leaves and returns to Pathfinder land. Hope you can sub in another character but if not thanks for playing. I liked how you play Saphera and was looking forward to seeing how she maneuver the rest of the scenario.

Silver Crusade

Female Aasimar (Angelkin) Inquisitor (Sanctified Slayer) 5 / HP 43 / 43 / AC 26 /T 15 /FF 22 /F +5 /R +4 /W +6 /Init+9 /Perc+10 /CMB+6 /CMD 20 /(+1) Cold iron bastard sword +7 (1d10+4/19-20) / (MW) Repeating light crossbow +7 (1d8/19-20)

GM/Vanzetti:
@Vanzetti: OK, not in Katapesh. That is a good thing. Being branded and having your hand chopped off for not being able to replace the value of the Efreeti would be a very bad situation.The letter we received stated dislodged in katapesh and on the run. That lead me to believe he was on the run within Katapesh. After viewing it again, I see the slaver is actually in Sedeq / (Qadira).

@GM: Wow, i'm a little surprised that they would allow me to walk away from the chronicle. I truly appreciate the efforts you have taken in this matter. I have considered your offer to rejoin with another character, and would enjoy to do so, but my other characters are to low in level. The closest I currently have is level (3). I have also considered a pregen, but I simply wouldn't enjoy playing a pregen. Because of that, I'm going to pass on the offer at this time. If I had a character within the appropriate level, I wouldn't even hesitate to jump back in.

P.S. Sorry for all the trouble.


Sorry about delay folks, had work issues tonight. Will get new post up tomorrow.

Liberty's Edge

male Emberkin Aasimar Sorcerer 8
Spoiler:
|AC 20*, T 12, FF 20*|HP: 41/42|F +5*, R +4*, W +7* (+8 vs MA, +2 vs divine magic/death/ED/negative/Necr)|Init 0, Perc +1*|CMB +5*, CMD 13|10/11 Sacrifice, 1/1 Pyrotechnics, 1/1 Godless, 1/1 Rally, 0/1 Rova, 1/1 Liberate

Should/can we get a ringer for Saphera?


I am open to the idea.

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