Volcano's Land - Beyond the City of Light

Game Master Miner Cotren

Darkness surrounds the land where the peoples of Volcano, River, and Forest live under a Fallen Sky.

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No holidays in the UK so I’m available but happy to go with what works best for the majority.


Non-Binary CG Sylph Psychokineticist (Aether) 9 | HP: 30/50 | AC: 12 (12 Tch, 10 Fl) | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +6, R: +8, W: +8 | Init: +2 | Perc: +12, SM: +12 | Speed 35ft | COND=
The Declarative wrote:

Can I get a uick update on availability through the holidays next week? It makes a big difference in pacing if everyone can commit to a post a day (or at least every other day).

If we have a few players that won't be available next week, we can call a brief hiatus until after the next week.

Let me know!

It's a super fair question too, because I have been in campaigns where it seemed like people needed all of December off to bake cookies or something. Thanksgiving will be a long day for me, but I am good for posts through the weekend.

I also get married the 22nd ;)


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Congratulations! Amazing news, hope it all goes well and enjoy the day!


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Congrats! :)


Non-Binary CG Sylph Psychokineticist (Aether) 9 | HP: 30/50 | AC: 12 (12 Tch, 10 Fl) | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +6, R: +8, W: +8 | Init: +2 | Perc: +12, SM: +12 | Speed 35ft | COND=

Did NOT mean to leave anyone hanging ... but I need to get to work.

If anyone wants to pre-empt the "Zephyr decends to speak his colleagues about the ritual he plans to invoke" that would be great.

More soon :)


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Hi All,

I'd like to take a brief hiatus this week, so I can think about the game. If Albert/polyfrequencies won't be able to return to posting (and I wish him all the best, hope all is well) I'll need to contemplate re-recruitment, etc.

We'll be rolling perception checks and initiative when we are back (say tentatively Nov 25th). If you wish to post in Gameplay feel free, but for the next ~5 days I am on break.


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Thanks for the heads up and hope everyone across the Atlantic has a great Thanksgiving. I would have confidence that he will be back but obviously understand your position.


Non-Binary CG Sylph Psychokineticist (Aether) 9 | HP: 30/50 | AC: 12 (12 Tch, 10 Fl) | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +6, R: +8, W: +8 | Init: +2 | Perc: +12, SM: +12 | Speed 35ft | COND=

Many many thanks to you all (very seasonal here in the States).
I will rejoin you, and quickly calculate the encumbrance of a husband ;)

Really though, I will be able to do some skill checks and what not, Friday is perfect, and I also have the next 3 days off.


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Hi All!

With Albert not replying, I must assume he is gone for the long-term. We're losing a strong, consistent poster, which means we need to recruit (I've found 4 or 5 to be a good amount to maintain momentum in PbP). I vastly prefer individual recruitments rather than opening a whole thread, so my question is:

----->Does anyone know of a fellow player/players on the boards who is a consistent poster who might have fun in this campaign? Please let me know! Feel free to ask around in your other games.


A "No, I don't know anyone" is ok too -- I need to know what my options are before I open to a general recruitment. Thanks all!


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Non-Binary CG Sylph Psychokineticist (Aether) 9 | HP: 30/50 | AC: 12 (12 Tch, 10 Fl) | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +6, R: +8, W: +8 | Init: +2 | Perc: +12, SM: +12 | Speed 35ft | COND=
The Declarative wrote:
A "No, I don't know anyone" is ok too -- I need to know what my options are before I open to a general recruitment. Thanks all!

I actually did spend some time thinking about this ... and the unique temprament & creativity this setting and situations require. Hard fit for everyone tbh; it's a long way from Golarion ;)


Also having a think but haven't immediately come up with anyone.


Init: +14 | Per: +18 60 ft. DV | AC 19 T 15 FF 14 | HP: 67/67| F +8 R +12 W +6 | Active Buffs: | Conditions:

I've been more or less moving towards leaving most of my ongoing RPs for various reasons, so, no, I don't have anyone in mind.


I guess the second question is -- do we still want to pursue this? We have two very new players (I know it takes a bit to find an anchor in my weird world), and we lost our daily poster.

Can I get an "aye" or a "nay" in terms of whether I should go through the recruitment and keep it alive? I'd prefer to hear your honest thoughts, no worries either way.


Non-Binary CG Sylph Psychokineticist (Aether) 9 | HP: 30/50 | AC: 12 (12 Tch, 10 Fl) | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +6, R: +8, W: +8 | Init: +2 | Perc: +12, SM: +12 | Speed 35ft | COND=

I would like to add that once upon a time, I was a daily poster too.
The flavor of play has changed a lot without both Edmund AND Albert, and you cannot be expected to directly provide that kind of input GM, it isn't fair to you.

I have loved this character from the very beginning, and I always will. The setting is wildly compelling, and it was cool at inception that we were an all-sylph leadership team. There is certainly value in trying to ressurect ...

... but there's also value in respectfully letting it go OR revisioning with the currently engaged players something that would be unique to all of us as a group.

Just a couple thoughts.


Init: +14 | Per: +18 60 ft. DV | AC 19 T 15 FF 14 | HP: 67/67| F +8 R +12 W +6 | Active Buffs: | Conditions:

I will admit I definitely don't feel like I've found my footing yet. So much of the roleplay is about the setting, and I'm not sure I've 'gotten' it yet. I definitely don't feel able to step into a leadership role.


I think I'm in the same boat - it's a great setting and full of flavour but I definitely feel I'm still reactive rather than proactive and haven't got under the skin of it.

It also doesn't help from a personal circumstances perspective - and I would have been raising this imminently anyway - that I have a new baby due in just over a month so my bandwidth is going to be more limited for a while.


I appreciate the feedback! I'm planning on putting out a recruitment thread today or tomorrow. We shall see what happens.

Long weekend - I will plan on posting today.


Busy few days -- I will post a more thorough Gameplay post coming over the weekend.

In other news, I have a few character submissions in Recruitment, so I will keep you updated when a make a decision!


Init: +14 | Per: +18 60 ft. DV | AC 19 T 15 FF 14 | HP: 67/67| F +8 R +12 W +6 | Active Buffs: | Conditions:

I think I would have to recommend picking one more of them. I'm not sure I'm really gelling with the style of this game, and I think I would like to drop out. Thank you very much for having me for the time you did, and I hope you have a wonderful time in this strange and fantastical world you've created.


I appreciate you letting me know! Always better to find good fits for long-term projects like this. Best of luck in all your games :)


Chezarina wrote:
I think I would have to recommend picking one more of them. I'm not sure I'm really gelling with the style of this game, and I think I would like to drop out. Thank you very much for having me for the time you did, and I hope you have a wonderful time in this strange and fantastical world you've created.

Chezarina, let me know if you want to RP your way out of the campaign, or if you'd like me to add a quick note in one of my posts about you leaving. Either way, thank you so much for your RP while you've been here!


I know I don't have a battlemap currently, but you are all within about 30 ft of each other. I'll put together something this week if needed.

In the meantime, please take round 1 actions! :)


Hi All!

I've put a link in the header (so it will always be available on CURRENT BATTLE MAP)

I will also link here:

Current Battle Map

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Since this is our first time using a battle map, please pick out a color for yourself. I used yellow for Albert because of his sunmetal suit, for instance. I've placed everyone in an initial spot, but feel free to adjust if you wish to (and find a color you like for your token)

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Current situation:

--Ky La has forced some of the NPCs to become potentially dangerous to themselves

--Luu Sanh is sensing more trickery -- illusion spells, etc.

--Albert seems to be the inquisitor's objective


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Friendly reminder - I do bot PCs during combat after about 2 days, to prevent fights that takes weeks of real-life to resolve. I do my best to perform a strong action, but I can't always guarantee I know their character sheets perfectly.


That's cool with me - makes sense to keep up momentum as far as possible.


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Thuàng Nê Luu Sânh wrote:
It also doesn't help from a personal circumstances perspective - and I would have been raising this imminently anyway - that I have a new baby due in just over a month so my bandwidth is going to be more limited for a while.

A gentle reminder that the new bambino is coming on Friday unless it makes an appearance sooner! I'll do my best to keep pace with things but it'll probably be an adjustment to a new rhythm. Please bot me as necessary to move things along if I'm holding things up.


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I appreciate the reminder greatly! I'm kind of wondering if we should put you in an appropriate narrative place (like Albert can't travel anymore, and you need time to research the healing properties of this yellow orb, which is true)

Let me know your thoughts - would you prefer to set that scene, and then you can catch up with the rest of the party when you are feeling ready in Real Life?


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Non-Binary CG Sylph Psychokineticist (Aether) 9 | HP: 30/50 | AC: 12 (12 Tch, 10 Fl) | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +6, R: +8, W: +8 | Init: +2 | Perc: +12, SM: +12 | Speed 35ft | COND=
The Declarative wrote:

I appreciate the reminder greatly! I'm kind of wondering if we should put you in an appropriate narrative place (like Albert can't travel anymore, and you need time to research the healing properties of this yellow orb, which is true)

Let me know your thoughts - would you prefer to set that scene, and then you can catch up with the rest of the party when you are feeling ready in Real Life?

That could be the olive branch we offer also: that we will never forsake Albert ... but we might be willing to have him watched over by one of our own.


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Yes, I think could work well from both a narrative and IRL perspective. Thanks for the thought and consideration. I'll add that I've got no real idea what sort of time limit to put on it so as long as you're happy to play it by ear a bit that's fine with me. I know there will be constant changes but I've done it before so I know I'll get back into a pattern of things.

I'm assuming the integration with the newcomers will happen fairly soon?


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Great! We will start working toward that after we take care of the mephits. I'm perfectly happy to see how things go -- I know each kid is different, but the one constant is its very draining for the first part!

And yes, I'm planning on sewing together the newcomers soon. I think the rough order from this side of things will be 1) mephits, 2) getting albert safe, and 3) getting on the road again, the meet up, etc

Looking forward to putting this into motion together!


Big snow storm coming my way - if I'm not posting for a few days, it's because we lost power.


Non-Binary CG Sylph Psychokineticist (Aether) 9 | HP: 30/50 | AC: 12 (12 Tch, 10 Fl) | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +6, R: +8, W: +8 | Init: +2 | Perc: +12, SM: +12 | Speed 35ft | COND=
The Declarative wrote:
Big snow storm coming my way - if I'm not posting for a few days, it's because we lost power.

Stay safe, good luck!


Non-Binary CG Sylph Psychokineticist (Aether) 9 | HP: 30/50 | AC: 12 (12 Tch, 10 Fl) | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +6, R: +8, W: +8 | Init: +2 | Perc: +12, SM: +12 | Speed 35ft | COND=

We were a little under the weather here, but back now.
Not actual weather, and not pregnant, so there's that :)


Glad you are feeling ok!

Zeph, is there anything else you want to add to the current scene? I think we're close to meeting up with our other recruits (I'd like to aim for it this week, if possible)


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I'm pleased to say that I have successfully added +1 to my children stat. All went as smoothly as it could, we're all doing well and getting used to things.

Thanks for handling everything and moving it along, all looks great to me.


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Just PM me whenever you feel ready to rejoin -- we can have a sidequest to get you and Albert to Hearth (the rest of the party will likely be there by then)


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Non-Binary CG Sylph Psychokineticist (Aether) 9 | HP: 30/50 | AC: 12 (12 Tch, 10 Fl) | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +6, R: +8, W: +8 | Init: +2 | Perc: +12, SM: +12 | Speed 35ft | COND=
Thuàng Nê Luu Sânh wrote:

I'm pleased to say that I have successfully added +1 to my children stat. All went as smoothly as it could, we're all doing well and getting used to things.

Thanks for handling everything and moving it along, all looks great to me.

Congratulations!

All the blessings of Father Sky to you and your expanding horizons!


Non-Binary CG Sylph Psychokineticist (Aether) 9 | HP: 30/50 | AC: 12 (12 Tch, 10 Fl) | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +6, R: +8, W: +8 | Init: +2 | Perc: +12, SM: +12 | Speed 35ft | COND=
The Declarative wrote:
Just PM me whenever you feel ready to rejoin -- we can have a sidequest to get you and Albert to Hearth (the rest of the party will likely be there by then)

Will you let me know if Zeph's HP are back to full?

Not a rush if they haven't gotten enough rest ...


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No rest yet :)


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Welcome New Players!

1) Please give a quick hello in discussion - we have 4 players total now!

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2) I would greatly appreciate all profiles being updated over the weekend with:

a) Crunch with abilities and text all copy/pasted and easy for me to find (many of you have done this - thank you!)

b) Fluff / background in a spoiler

c) tagline with all relevant info


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M Ifrit Paladin (Virtuous Bravo, Chosen One) 6/Unchained Rogue 3 | HP 32/82| AC: 22 T: 17 Fl: 17 | CMB: +10 CMD: 28 | F +14 R +14 W +10 | Init +7 | Perc: +5 | Lay on hands 2/6 | Smite Evil 2/2 | Tactitian 1/1 | Panache 3/3

Hello hello! Fallen Warrior paladin here, probably going to find an interesting way back to redemption. :D I'll have to double-check and make sure everything is filled out in the profile.


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Along with my rule about botting combat after ~24 hours, I think it's good for everyone to know that all my monsters are modded - you won't find my "mephits" in the SRD.

There's always the opportunity to roll knowledge checks, etc to gather more useful info about baddies. (this would be knowledge planes, for example, for anyone who has it)

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a) Remember to say hello in chat! :)

b) Zeph, could you add your background info in a spoiler to your profile?

c) Leo, could you take a look at the others' profiles? That's the sort of crunch I'd like to see so I know all your abilities and don't have to find them myself in the SRD. I know it's a lot of work, but I think it saves everyone time once it's there.


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Leo's appearance kineticist| HP 112/112|NL: 27| AC: 23 T: 16 FF: 18 |CMD: 23| Fort: +14| Ref: +13 |Will: +11 | Init +11 | Perc: +16

almost misssed this. Hello.


Leo's appearance kineticist| HP 112/112|NL: 27| AC: 23 T: 16 FF: 18 |CMD: 23| Fort: +14| Ref: +13 |Will: +11 | Init +11 | Perc: +16

I'll try to get it updated, but I have to cover shifts this week so I'll be super busy.


No worries - shoot for the weekend if possible.


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I'm honestly not sure, so I'll open it up to the discussion - I thought it was an absolute that you cannot full attack with Kinetic Blast. It's a standard action.

I'm still learning the kineticist, so let me know!

I'm open to the idea of expending a ki point to do a blast and a style strike together, for instance.


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M Ifrit Paladin (Virtuous Bravo, Chosen One) 6/Unchained Rogue 3 | HP 32/82| AC: 22 T: 17 Fl: 17 | CMB: +10 CMD: 28 | F +14 R +14 W +10 | Init +7 | Perc: +5 | Lay on hands 2/6 | Smite Evil 2/2 | Tactitian 1/1 | Panache 3/3

It would make the Flurry of Blasts wild talent seem unnecessary if you could full attack with a kinetic blast without it. I thought being able to full attack with it was one of the main points of using the Kinetic Blade wild talent. But this is from me reading things, I haven't played a kineticist myself.


HP: 65/103 (0NL) | AC:29 FF:19 T:28 | F:+9 R:+10 W+6 | Init +4 | SM +12, Ac/EsAr/Sth +16, Di +19, P(Dance) +18| | Speed 60ft, Swim 30ft | Ki Pool 10/10, Burn 0/6 | KB +14/+9, 5d6+8 | Active conditions:

River's CMD is actually 30 because it should include her Cha. I've fixed it now but it was wrong at the time so no problem with rolling with it. :)

As for multiple blasts everyone is correct and I'm wrong! In my defense I've never had a kineticist this high a level before!


A small mistake on both of our parts :) We'll run with it for now, and we'll know better in the future!

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