The Meridian Parallel - Cursebreakers

Game Master Uret Jet

The Meridian Parallel | Setting Document
Ulnswhere
Wind's Edge
In-game Date: 1/22/320 7Ag (2 days passed)

Current Map: N/A

Initiative Order: Out of Combat


51 to 100 of 632 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>

Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

It is certainly causing an imbalance within nature at least, but for the sake of class mechanics you should be good.

Interesting party composition so far, fairly atypical of you all. I'm curious what Joyride and the other two can come up with, when the latter are back home at least.


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6
JonGarrett wrote:
Speaking of traits, you're gonna need to switch out Fast Talker or Suspicious. Both are social traits.

Thnx. Righted.


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6

I wrote:

SerpentViolet wrote:

Gamemaster,

As for her woodcraft, before pirating Mary used to run with woodland bandits. You can name the forest/location. I do consider Mary's (adopted?) homeland Shieland.
SV
P.S. It's "Mary" with one "r".

Dear Uret Jet,

You know the campaign world intimately. In which forest in which country did Mary run with bandits as a young teen?
Black Mary
P.S. I'm thinking her father was one of the bandits, and he taught her nature skills. I'm thinking maybe when he got killed, she abandoned her old life and took to the sea. Also, can you name the ship she served on?
Mary has 1 rank/+5 in profession [sailor]. Does that make her ordinary, able bodied, or mate? Should I take a special skill like sailmaker, cooper, shipwright/carpenter, navigator, pilot, bosun, cook, etc.?


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6

GM,
Are we using Called Shots? I like called shots. Your "call".
Black Mary
P.S. Sorry to ask so many clarifications.


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

If her adopted homeland is Sheiland, Vrenish should probably be on her languages. The Southern Continent has a lot more jungle then forest, but it's not in short supply of more typical woodland either. Some of them could be more famous then others, it just depends on where you really want her to have originated from.

You're free to come up with smaller details like the ship she worked on, town she was born in if I hadn't named one yet, etc. If you'd rather I just make something up though.... The Plucked Duckling.

Profession sailor should cover the basics of sailing, though not a more specialized job like carpentry or cooking. Or at the very least, she wouldn't be very useful outside of ship-related work in that sense. Be creative when you think of ways to use your profession, there could be ways to apply it anywhere.

I can implement Called Shots, but know that enemy NPCs and monsters could use them against you as well. I'd rather leave that to player vote.


Male. Mostly. Human. Mostly. Archaeologist
Uret Jet wrote:

It is certainly causing an imbalance within nature at least, but for the sake of class mechanics you should be good.

Interesting party composition so far, fairly atypical of you all. I'm curious what Joyride and the other two can come up with, when the latter are back home at least.

Well...I've played most Paizo classes at least once, barring the Wizard. Prepared casters are my least favourite type (which is why I keep staring at the Hunter and sighing) but I've always liked some of the stuff they did. And I've never played a mount. I played Valda for a similar reason - pushing myself to do something new.

Which is hard when you've played a lot, and keep going back to the Oracle for all your divine casting needs.

Crunch is 90% done - stats, feats, traits, skills and wargear are done. Just need to pile up abilities and buy non-war gear stuff, do the animal companion, and maybe write a small novella explaining how a small Skinwalker Druid/Cavalier ended up being a thing.


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

Skinwalker huh? Very interesting.

Hey, there's nothing wrong with having favorites. I once knew a guy who always played some sorta melee focused character named the same way every time. Sometimes he did unique things, dude knew the system like a pro, but that never really took away from the fact he was just playing another version of a different character.

I myself love playing melee characters, and favor the Lore Warden in particular. Hadn't had much chance to actually be a player recently, but when i do I think I might go with something outside my usual scope.

Or I'll just be another fighter.

:P

Ahem; If you could since he brought it up, let me know what you feel about using Called Shots.


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6
Uret Jet wrote:

If her adopted homeland is Sheiland, Vrenish should probably be on her languages. The Southern Continent has a lot more jungle then forest, but it's not in short supply of more typical woodland either. Some of them could be more famous then others, it just depends on where you really want her to have originated from.

Is there a great wood in Shieland? If she is from there, then it's her native homeland, so to speak. As for Vrenish, could I get by with just Meridian, or is needing Vrenish fairly set?

SV


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

There could be some. Vrenish is the national language of Sheiland (and is widely spoken in Vralaxx). While admittedly you may not find as much use for it in Ulnswhere, it make sense from a roleplayer's perspective. You could also be from Ulthurstur, they're a more local nation and have some prominent woodland areas. Just because Sheiland has the most pirates, dosnt mean they don't exist elsewhere after all.


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6

I'm not sure where to be from. As for Vrenish, I'll have to slot it later.
As for the "Plucked Duckling", I'd like her crew to be buccaneers for one nation and pirates to others, but I don't know your nations well enough to determine them.
Thanks,
SV


Female Human Bard 2/Cleric 1 | HP 19/19 | AC: 17, T: 14, FF: 13 | Fort: +2, Ref: +6, Will: +6 | BAB: +1, Melee +4, Ranged +4, CMB: +3, CMD: 16, | Init: +3 | Perception: +6
Uret Jet wrote:

@Emma Jane: Sounds like her family's sure had some history. Refugees from Asmaria, perhaps? Not many nations still practice slavery; Asmaria , Welusteval, and Imperial Osknia would be among them. Osknia likes to flavor it as "Indentured Servitude" though.

They may have had ties to Osknia, in that case. The statement was more a pro-worker statement by a medieval philosopher. Emma's parents might well have been the first "white collar" people in her immediate family (basically Experts, by NPC class). So to her, the people who toil in the soil may well be seen as similar to slaves, even if they're not actually treated that badly in comparison. Think of it as more of an unworldly young woman's "social justice warrior" mindset; she's speaking out of education, not experience.

Speaking of which:

Emma Jane Corvid loved learning from the first, though she was most drawn to books of poetry. She was even more strongly influenced by the musical arts. It was natural, then, that Emma would join the nearest Bardic College to her home. There, like all its students, she learned the basics of the ways of battle, was introduced to the arcane arts, and honed her performance skills as a vocalist. After gaining this basis during her first year, she settled on an internship at Stonewind Abby.

Nestled in a mountain crevace on the borders of a lake is Stonewind Abby. This is the headquarters for the Sisters of Divine Healing, an order of good-aligned followers of Sonis, Slait, Sol and Typhis who focus on mastering the healing arts, both mundane and divine. It is here that Emma Jane Corvid did her 3rd semester internship, studying the ability to draw mystical healing from the divine. Not being a strong follower of religion, Emma herself used songs and poetry to learn to channel this divine energy. Once she had completed her internship, she returned to the College to complete her Degree of Association (Associate of Lyrics).


Male Human (Polish Jew/Native American/Irish) Techie 5/Martial Artist 2
Uret Jet wrote:


I can implement Called Shots, but know that enemy NPCs and monsters could use them against you as well. I'd rather leave that to player vote.

My vote is no. The system isn't designed for it, and I don't want to be missing an eye three adventures in.


Male. Mostly. Human. Mostly. Archaeologist

Yeah, it's not my favourite sub-system either.


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6
Black Mary wrote:

As for the "Plucked Duckling", I'd like her crew to be buccaneers for one nation and pirates to others, but I don't know your nations well enough to determine them.

Thanks,
SV

I still want help determining which forest Mary's father and his highwaymen cohorts used for banditry. It should be one with a major road thru it and probably should be part of or near Shieland. Treants and fey would add mystique. Uret Jet, got anything that fits the bill? You've created a stunning amount of content that you know intimately but I don't. What can you tell me about Ulthurstur that isn't in the game notes?

Black Mary


Male Human (Polish Jew/Native American/Irish) Techie 5/Martial Artist 2

Sheiland looks a bit backwater to have a "major" road running through it, though I'd imagine if there are port cities they might. On that logic, if there was a port city on either the very north portion of the country, I'd imagine there might be a highway near the forest that runs just west of the small mountain chain pictured here...

NE Sheiland

I am uncertain to what level the GM has those details worked out or would like us to suggest them ourselves.


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

Honestly, the most 'backwater' place besides the Peerless Wastelands would be Ulthustur, they've been slow to advance with the changing times. They do, however, have some forests with a more fey influence then others, but you won't find any location within the parallel greater then the Great Rainforest of Athax- IE, that entire darn country.

If you're set on Sheiland though ( it makes me curious about how spread out your family tree seems to be, with Mary being from Sheiland and Emma being Elish), I would actually go with the mountainous forest region close to the borders of Lath la Than and Vrlaxx. You can refer to it as the Mournwood.

Quote:
I am uncertain to what level the GM has those details worked out or would like us to suggest them ourselves.

Gonna be honest, what you see and have (hopefully) read in my setting document is what you get, at least until ya'll force me to add in more. I don't mind that really, but there are some details that are honestly less important then others.

I like Emma, by the way. Her views are honestly a little bit misguided, though you do mention it's from her view as a philosopher rather then having seen it first hand. Elinlitroi would be a better location for the agricultural class then others, it's a bit of a big breadbasket region. Null in particularly is a big trading partner due to how hard it is to grow things in their nation.

Nice little details for her abbey. While you can see the biggest mountain rangers on the world map, that doesn't mean there aren't smaller clusters inside the nations themselves. Her abi would likely be close to the Blackridge mountains, I suspect though.
Edit: Note that I ended up renaming Sonis to Avis, in order to not have so many S names with the gods.

How recently did she leave her university? The Fires that swept through the capital are a recent happening, within a few years time.

Regarding Called Shots Even if Joyride votes for Called Shots, I know that as the designated tiebreaker what my own decision would be. We will not be using that system. Damage will be dealt with normally.


Female Android Operative (Outlaw) 6 | SP: 0/42; HP: 28/40; RP: 9/9 | EAC: 21; KAC: 23 | Fort: +3, Ref: +11, Will: +6 | CMAC: 31 | Init: +8 | Perception:+12; LowLight, Darkvision

With the "Plucked Duckling", I'd like her crew to be buccaneers for one nation and pirates to others, but I don't know your nations well enough to determine them. Please help.
Thanks,
SV


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6

Rando, I gotta say, nice choice for Deity. You've got freed slaves and weather, which ties into the Curse.
What domains/subdomains did you take?
Black Mary


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6

Guys, could someone buy us a Fishing Net? It's only 4 gp but I'm broke. I'd like to supplement our diet from the river we're traveling on. I don't have a cooking kit either. 3 gp. I can chip in my fair share later.
Thnx!
Black Mary


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6

GM,
Btw, what time of year is it? Although I suppose season doesn't matter when there's no weather.
Black Mary


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

I'm not familiar too much with buccaneering, but if I had to choose I'd say either Seblos or Imperial Osknia, though the latter would more employ more undersea vessels then surface-ships. Honestly, the way the nation's run it's just a few shades away from being flat out LE the more I think about it.

Please refrain from imposing on your fellow players regarding their purchases. If you can't afford something at the start you think you'll need later, you can always go back to town and purchase after getting some spending money doing odd-jobs/quests.

The date is (M)1/(D)20/320 7G. We'll go with it being a Monday. Elinlitroi, though it rarely get's snow, is colder during these midwinter months, and you can expect the same of Ulnswhere. At the beginning of the month, you were likely present for the week-long celebrations that brought brought in the new year.


Female Android Operative (Outlaw) 6 | SP: 0/42; HP: 28/40; RP: 9/9 | EAC: 21; KAC: 23 | Fort: +3, Ref: +11, Will: +6 | CMAC: 31 | Init: +8 | Perception:+12; LowLight, Darkvision

GM,
buccaneering for King Ulth of Seblos works for me.
Black Mary (that's "Mary" with one "r").


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6
Black Mary wrote:

Guys, could someone buy us a Fishing Net? It's only 4 gp but I'm broke. I'd like to supplement our diet from the river we're traveling on. I don't have a cooking kit either. 3 gp. I can chip in my fair share later.

Thnx!
Black Mary

I found the cash. Sorry to be out of line asking.

Black Mary


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

My phone keeps changing the name for some reason. You are now officialy Marry (with two R's) by GM decree.

(Not really)


Female Android Operative (Outlaw) 6 | SP: 0/42; HP: 28/40; RP: 9/9 | EAC: 21; KAC: 23 | Fort: +3, Ref: +11, Will: +6 | CMAC: 31 | Init: +8 | Perception:+12; LowLight, Darkvision
Uret Jet wrote:

My phone keeps changing the name for some reason. You are now officialy Marry (with two R's) by GM decree.

(Not really)

<chuckle>


Male Human (Polish Jew/Native American/Irish) Techie 5/Martial Artist 2
Uret Jet wrote:
I like Emma, by the way. Her views are honestly a little bit misguided, though you do mention it's from her view as a philosopher rather then having seen it first hand. Elinlitroi would be a better location for the agricultural class then others, it's a bit of a big breadbasket region. Null in particularly is a big trading partner due to how hard it is to grow things in their nation.

Honestly, the statement about the plight of the lower classes was really just something I liked the sound of, linguistically. I was just the flow of the words rather than the subject matter. In any case, it's certainly not definitive to the character; though if she did witness injustice of that type, given her alignment she'd be pretty keen on confronting it.

Uret Jet wrote:


How recently did she leave her university? The Fires that swept through the capital are a recent happening, within a few years time.

Considering that we're starting at the head of the year, about 7 months. I have her age as 20, which is about right for having completed two years of study. She's going out to gain real world experience.


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

S'all good, I look forward to seeing how she progresses as a character. Given she's a recent graduate, then she was probably there st the time of the fire and witnessed the subsequent execution, or at least knew it was taking place. There's a high chance that some of the people she knew perished in the flames. However that shapes her character is up to you. Honestly, could even take the flame-scarred drawback and tie into the enents more directly.


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6

James, are you playing?
Black Mary


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

I've already gotten word from him, he'll be coming along too. He was waiting to see hat the general party composition was going to be like first, and then see about filling the gaps.

I remember you asking if we could start without Tamrat and Thalin, but I'd like to wait for them to come back first as well. It'll give me better insight on how to challenge you all s a team and set up the adventure properly, though I am working on some rough outlines in my head.


Female Android Operative (Outlaw) 6 | SP: 0/42; HP: 28/40; RP: 9/9 | EAC: 21; KAC: 23 | Fort: +3, Ref: +11, Will: +6 | CMAC: 31 | Init: +8 | Perception:+12; LowLight, Darkvision

Well Rando triumverated with healing, trapfinding, and arcane magic. I assume his character is also the diplomat. Jon G. is going to have some divine spells too. My character is an able fighter. What is there to fill?
Black Mary


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

Plenty. Tanks, front line fighters, arcane casters, etc. Rando also mentioned he would waylay his trapfinding if we had a dedicated rogue as well.


Male Human (Polish Jew/Native American/Irish) Techie 5/Martial Artist 2

Yeah, Emma only really excels at healing and buffing with bard abilities. She's "okay" for trapfinding and marginal at best for combat. Having an actual rogue or some other character with more resources dedicated to trapfinding/disarming wouldn't be a bad thing. I can keep it as a backup, considering she's much better at disarming than locating (perception is not good).


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6

Tamrat comes back next month, right?
Black Mary


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

Both him and Thalin should be back at around the same time, yes. I apologize if I'm getting ya'll excited when we're not starting right away, but I wanted to give them some time


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6

Yeah, I didn't account for that. I can't argue against waiting tho. Plz just feed me whatever tidbits you can. I love a new game.
Black Mary


Male. Mostly. Human. Mostly. Archaeologist

Eh, gives me time to finish completely. I'm mostly done now anyway.


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

Yep, take your time. If you guys would like, feel free to discuss how you've come to know one another in town.


Female Android Operative (Outlaw) 6 | SP: 0/42; HP: 28/40; RP: 9/9 | EAC: 21; KAC: 23 | Fort: +3, Ref: +11, Will: +6 | CMAC: 31 | Init: +8 | Perception:+12; LowLight, Darkvision

I'd bet Rando and I could jointly pen a mini-vignette about long lost cousins locking eyes across the common room of an inn and their conversation.

Are the PCs starting at an inn/tavern or already on the river boat?
Black Mary


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Male Human (Polish Jew/Native American/Irish) Techie 5/Martial Artist 2
Uret Jet wrote:


Comprehensive Setting Document for the Meridian Parallel

So, I somehow missed this crucial URL at the top of the character gen information. No wonder everyone seemed to have more information than me! I was going off the spoilers you put in the Starfinder thread plus the two maps!

Very informative.

Question, and maybe I missed it, but it seems like according to the document, Ullnswhere is finally starting to turn the corner. Is it basically only because it has started to spread that we're poking our noses into it?


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

That's essentially it, yes. When he biggest producer of food on one half of a continent is under thread of a dramatic ecosystem change while also being right up against a massive desert... That raises a few flags.

Hope you enjoy the stuff I've written out, by the way. It was quite a bit of fun.


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2
SerpentViolet wrote:

I'd bet Rando and I could jointly pen a mini-vignette about long lost cousins locking eyes across the common room of an inn and their conversation.

Are the PCs starting at an inn/tavern or already on the river boat?
Black Mary

You'll already be on the riverboat when we kick things off.


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6

Was there a general call to arms? Someplace to report to? Do we check in officially with a scribe and sign something? Are we given any info to start? Or does some of this happen at our destination?
Black Mary


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

General call to arms put out by the local lord, though so far yours is the only one who's shown up. Your fare for the initial ride is being paid for by the local lord. All the info you have so far is just what's in the intro I had laid out before. They'll be taking you to Wind's Edge just past the border, but from there you're on your own.


female human Ranger (Sky Stalker) 2 | HP 20/20 | AC: 17(18), T: 13, FF: 14(15) | Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +1 | BAB: +2, CMB: +6, CMD: 16, | Init: +5 | Percep: +6

How many days do we expect the river trip to take?
Black M.


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

It's expected to take about four days. You'll be past the border on the third. You'll be fed and watered during the trip, no need to worry about dipping into your rations.


Aarya - Druid 1/Cavalier 1 | HP 17/17 | AC: 20, T: 12, FF: 17 | Fort: +4, Ref: +2, Will: +5 | BAB: +1, CMB: +4, CMD: 16, | Init: +2 | Perception: +8 |
Current Status Effects:
None Currently
Rozu - Roc Animal Companion 1 | HP 15/15 | AC: 22, T: 14, FF: 18 | Fort: +3, Ref: +7, Will: +2 | BAB: +2, CMB: +4, CMD: 18, | Init: +4 | Perception: +7 |

Good, my chocolate stash will be safe.

...for now.

As for character interaction, Aarya's loose backstory is that she was a knight who decided to devote herself to nature and animals. The curse - and the effects - is going to have a massive impact on them, and since she can sense Laylines and such, she's started trying to hunt down a cause.

I'll transcribe the rest of my character notes into Humanspiel when I wake up.

Crunch is in the profile, but no appearance or history yet.


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

Wow, super in-depth! I like that. I'll give her a better look tomorrow, but I'm already quite intrigued. A skinwalker skinshaper? Seems she has a knack for it.

I see she's has non-human ancestry, but is it gnome or halfling?


Male. Mostly. Human. Mostly. Archaeologist

I'm thinking Halfling. Simply for personal preference.

Also, to connect to her Roc a little more, I'm thinking that there animal form is actually Avian, and the +1 Natural Armour I'll be using most of the time is feathers.

Also also, don't stare too deep at the crunch. I posted it at 6am and haven't double-checked the math yet.


Male Human Starving Artist 12, Freeloader 2

I sure know how that feels...

Well, let me know when you think she's finalized and I'll put her under the microscope. Or at least act like I am...


Female Android Operative (Outlaw) 6 | SP: 0/42; HP: 28/40; RP: 9/9 | EAC: 21; KAC: 23 | Fort: +3, Ref: +11, Will: +6 | CMAC: 31 | Init: +8 | Perception:+12; LowLight, Darkvision

Wow, ladies 3 for 3! I wonder what the other players will be doing?
Black M.

51 to 100 of 632 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>
Community / Forums / Online Campaigns / Play-by-Post Discussion / The Meridian Parallel - Cursebreakers Discussion All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.