Doom of Cormanthyr

Game Master EltonJ

The player characters are sent back in time by Elminster the Sage.


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Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Discuss the Doom of Cormanthyr campaign here. This is also a good place to discuss backgrounds and try to tie them together. Laheo will try to get you all and gather you at Elminster's tower once I have the gameplay thread up tomorrow.


F Diviner Wizard 5 | HP 28 / 28 (0 NL) AC 17 T13 FF14 | CMB +2 CMD 15 | F +3 R +5 W +6 init +11 | Resource Tracker
Skills:
Appraise +6, Alchemy +15, Kn: Arc +14, Kn: Dung+14, Kn: Hist+14, Kn: Nat+14, Kn: Planes +14, Perception +12, Spellcraft +14

Hello everyone, thanks for the invite, looking forwards to this!

Nimrodel (Nim to her friends) grew up in ancient Myth Drannor and due to an accident with a portal she got flung nearly a thousand years or so into the future. It's possible she knew the grandparents of some players when they were young. She studied at the Incanistaeum which has some famous graduates, e.g. Khelben who it's possible she met as an apprentice.


F Kobold Pal1/Sor4

Luile is from Evereska, but has spent a fair bit of time traveling, so she could easily have met anyone at least briefly.


F Moon Elf Ftr 4/Ora. 1 |HP 50 / 50 (0 NL) |AC 22, T 15, FF 18, Mobility, Run, +4 dodge vs. Orcs | CMB +7, CMD 22 | F +8, R +4, W +3; Fear +1, Ability + Energy drain/Death effects/Ench. +2 | Immune: magical sleep, light-based blindness + dazzled | Init +7 | Spd 40', Run
Some skills:
Appr. +5, Kn.Dng. +5, Kn.Eng. +5, Kn.Geog. +2, Kn.Hist. +5, Kn.Loc. +2, Kn.Nob. +2, Kn.Pl. +5, Kn.Rel. +5, Ling. +5 (Elven, Common, Chondathan, Damaran, Shou, Goblin, Orc, Jotun, *Celestial*), Perc. +2, SM +3, Spell. +5

Kel - short for Kélebrindal Darkblade (which itself is short for a much longer name) - is technically from the Elven Court/Semberholme area.

She was struck by wanderlust a decade or so ago, so she travelled as a guard for a Sembian merchant company which transported goods over the Sea of Fallen Stars. She also spent a year in Telflamm (Thesk), learning how to make a specific Kara-Turan weapon.

When Kel returned to the Dalelands and Cormanthor, she spent some time amongst her family and friends in the Elven Court/Semberholme area. She also did some weaponsmithing and underwent initiation into a mystery cult which worships Corellon's artisan/crafting aspect (a splinter sect considered unorthodox by standard Torillian elven beliefs). (This is to cover any discrepancies due to my using a homebrew variant of the elven pantheon.) Something happened during that initiation which caused Kél to suffer the Oracle curse of tongues - but she can't remember just what that was.

Currently, she can be encountered in Highmoon in Deepingdale, seeking something both useful and lucrative to do. Her normal go-to job options (such as caravan guard) have been severely curtailed by her recently-acquired tongues curse. Not many caravan masters speak Celestial. :D


F Moon Elf Ftr 4/Ora. 1 |HP 50 / 50 (0 NL) |AC 22, T 15, FF 18, Mobility, Run, +4 dodge vs. Orcs | CMB +7, CMD 22 | F +8, R +4, W +3; Fear +1, Ability + Energy drain/Death effects/Ench. +2 | Immune: magical sleep, light-based blindness + dazzled | Init +7 | Spd 40', Run
Some skills:
Appr. +5, Kn.Dng. +5, Kn.Eng. +5, Kn.Geog. +2, Kn.Hist. +5, Kn.Loc. +2, Kn.Nob. +2, Kn.Pl. +5, Kn.Rel. +5, Ling. +5 (Elven, Common, Chondathan, Damaran, Shou, Goblin, Orc, Jotun, *Celestial*), Perc. +2, SM +3, Spell. +5

What season/month is it when our characters are recruited/extracted?


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Kel Darkblade wrote:
What season/month is it when our characters are recruited/extracted?

Early spring. In Ches.


Male Moon elf Bard 1 / Oracle 4

Apologies for the silence on my side, took me several days to work out how to create an alias lol.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Calardanion Hadron wrote:
Apologies for the silence on my side, took me several days to work out how to create an alias lol.

I'll post Laheo visiting each of you tonight. After my Shadowrun game.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Well, we just need two more people to post their introductions. I'll post Laheo's visit tomorrow, definitely.


F Moon Elf Ftr 4/Ora. 1 |HP 50 / 50 (0 NL) |AC 22, T 15, FF 18, Mobility, Run, +4 dodge vs. Orcs | CMB +7, CMD 22 | F +8, R +4, W +3; Fear +1, Ability + Energy drain/Death effects/Ench. +2 | Immune: magical sleep, light-based blindness + dazzled | Init +7 | Spd 40', Run
Some skills:
Appr. +5, Kn.Dng. +5, Kn.Eng. +5, Kn.Geog. +2, Kn.Hist. +5, Kn.Loc. +2, Kn.Nob. +2, Kn.Pl. +5, Kn.Rel. +5, Ling. +5 (Elven, Common, Chondathan, Damaran, Shou, Goblin, Orc, Jotun, *Celestial*), Perc. +2, SM +3, Spell. +5

I just made a few small inventory changes (mainly reducing some alchemical purchases and tossing more of the inventory items into the magical haversack) and created a new PDF of Kel's main character sheet to reflect thoses changes. That new PDF has been uploaded to the MediaFire link listed under this alias.

(It's nothing game-changing, but I thought that I should still mention it.)


F Moon Elf Ftr 4/Ora. 1 |HP 50 / 50 (0 NL) |AC 22, T 15, FF 18, Mobility, Run, +4 dodge vs. Orcs | CMB +7, CMD 22 | F +8, R +4, W +3; Fear +1, Ability + Energy drain/Death effects/Ench. +2 | Immune: magical sleep, light-based blindness + dazzled | Init +7 | Spd 40', Run
Some skills:
Appr. +5, Kn.Dng. +5, Kn.Eng. +5, Kn.Geog. +2, Kn.Hist. +5, Kn.Loc. +2, Kn.Nob. +2, Kn.Pl. +5, Kn.Rel. +5, Ling. +5 (Elven, Common, Chondathan, Damaran, Shou, Goblin, Orc, Jotun, *Celestial*), Perc. +2, SM +3, Spell. +5

@ Kemian
@ Strigh
@ Castien

Where are these characters currently in the Forgotten Realms?

I can see that Luile and Calardanion are in Evereska (I think?), Nimrodel is in Shadowdale, and I put Kel in Highmoon (in Deepingdale).


F Kobold Pal1/Sor4

I specifically avoided stating location so the GM could place me wherever was easiest story-wise, but if we are starting all over the map... Evereska is probably where she is, but if shifting that location is better.


Male Moon Elf Magus (Spelldancer) 5

I just saw the post on the recruitment thread. I have been sick. I will catch up on these and post tomorrow. Please don't hold up the game for me.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Castien Telendel wrote:
I just saw the post on the recruitment thread. I have been sick. I will catch up on these and post tomorrow. Please don't hold up the game for me.

We are just getting started.


F Moon Elf Ftr 4/Ora. 1 |HP 50 / 50 (0 NL) |AC 22, T 15, FF 18, Mobility, Run, +4 dodge vs. Orcs | CMB +7, CMD 22 | F +8, R +4, W +3; Fear +1, Ability + Energy drain/Death effects/Ench. +2 | Immune: magical sleep, light-based blindness + dazzled | Init +7 | Spd 40', Run
Some skills:
Appr. +5, Kn.Dng. +5, Kn.Eng. +5, Kn.Geog. +2, Kn.Hist. +5, Kn.Loc. +2, Kn.Nob. +2, Kn.Pl. +5, Kn.Rel. +5, Ling. +5 (Elven, Common, Chondathan, Damaran, Shou, Goblin, Orc, Jotun, *Celestial*), Perc. +2, SM +3, Spell. +5

On the meta-level, we know that Elminster of Shadowdale is an important person in the FR. But IC how well known is he to the public at large at this point in time?

I'm trying to figure out if Kel actually knows who he is or if she only knows that this chap Laheo (at the behest of someone called Elminster) has just grabbed her out of Deepingdale and presumably transported her to Shadowdale.


Male Moon Elf Magus (Spelldancer) 5

Castien can be anywhere at the start of the adventure, but he was last seen heading back to Silverymoon to hand over his family's moonblade to his father after having been rejected by it.


F Moon Elf Ftr 4/Ora. 1 |HP 50 / 50 (0 NL) |AC 22, T 15, FF 18, Mobility, Run, +4 dodge vs. Orcs | CMB +7, CMD 22 | F +8, R +4, W +3; Fear +1, Ability + Energy drain/Death effects/Ench. +2 | Immune: magical sleep, light-based blindness + dazzled | Init +7 | Spd 40', Run
Some skills:
Appr. +5, Kn.Dng. +5, Kn.Eng. +5, Kn.Geog. +2, Kn.Hist. +5, Kn.Loc. +2, Kn.Nob. +2, Kn.Pl. +5, Kn.Rel. +5, Ling. +5 (Elven, Common, Chondathan, Damaran, Shou, Goblin, Orc, Jotun, *Celestial*), Perc. +2, SM +3, Spell. +5

Just an experiment with the dice formula to see how it looks ...

Perception: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (9) + 3 = 121d6 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 8


If you post under the wrong alias, you don't need to repost. Just edit the post and reselect the alias.


Female
MysteriousMaker wrote:

If you post under the wrong alias, you don't need to repost. Just edit the post and reselect the alias.

Thank you for the reminder. Like I said, I'm still getting the hang of how the aliases interact with formatting for PbP situations here. :)

(I panicked, unfortunately, and then lost the original post. Hopefully, I won't have any more hiccoughs of that sort!)


Male Moon elf Bard 1 / Oracle 4

Apologies for the slow response, and also if I have missed responding to anyone.

Good to see that this game is so active!

MysteriousMaker wrote:
If you post under the wrong alias, you don't need to repost. Just edit the post and reselect the alias.

Thanks for that info, I am new here and did not know that! That will be useful in the future.

Is there a handy way to see all the games that you are involved in, without seeing the other games? At the moment I am going to online games, then the recruitment thread, scrolling down to find this game, then going to the discussion or gameplay tabs.


F Kobold Pal1/Sor4

There are two ways,

First, if you look near the top of the page showing various threads, you can click the word "focus" and it will filter the list of threads to show only those you've posted in. This of course works for more than just campaigns.

Second, at the homepage of the forums, near the top you see two tabs, "messageboards" and "campaigns." The second one shows your active campaigns.


Awesome, thank you very much! :)


half elf

We floating or are we dead?


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Sorry Strigh. You are floating.

would you like to post? I know it's close to Christmas. Everyone, I can resume posting after the new year.


Today was the last day of school before break, which begins tomorrow until around the 8th. Deo Gratias!


half elf

lets just hold off til the new year


Merry Christmas


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Kemian Brightwhisper wrote:

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you, too!


F Kobold Pal1/Sor4

Merry Christmas!


Female

Happy Christmas (okay, Boxing Day in my time zone)/holiday of choice! :D


Happy New Year!


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Happy new year to you, as well!

We begin regular posting on Tuesday.


Female

And a happy New Year to everyone! :)


Male Moon elf Bard 1 / Oracle 4

Lol my lore oracle that nat 1s both knowledge checks attempted so far.


F Kobold Pal1/Sor4

Just curious, does anyone else know the deal with kobolds vs gnomes?


Depending on the edition, the main god of the gnomes. Garl Glittergold played a trick on Kurtulmak that has caused the two and their ilk to hate each other. Gnomes used to geta +1 to hit kobolds.


F Kobold Pal1/Sor4

Not just edition, it's part of the actual lore of the realms. To be fair, kobolds were the first to enslave gnomes, but Garl didn't just play a trick, he collapsed the entire kobold empire and left them to die there.

Also, official lore of the realms is that kobolds actually are draconic.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10

Sorry, everyone, for not posting yesterday.

I posted today.


Male Moon elf Bard 1 / Oracle 4

Who was the replica of the Device of Time Journeying given to? I assume he explained how it worked when he gave it to us, otherwise we will just have to attempt to copy what he did or figure it out, lol.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Calardanion Hadron wrote:
Who was the replica of the Device of Time Journeying given to? I assume he explained how it worked when he gave it to us, otherwise we will just have to attempt to copy what he did or figure it out, lol.

Calardanion has the replica. :) And it's a wondrous item. You have to make a Use Magic device roll to figure it out. :)

The Device of Time Journeying works by creating a portal through time. It has a Time Reaver spell permanently cast into it.


Male Moon elf Bard 1 / Oracle 4

Ok cool, thanks for the info. :)


Thy time is thy own, (turn the face towards you)
Though across it you travel. (move the face plate from right to left)
Its expanses you see, (the back plate drops to form a rod and two spheres)
Whirling across forever. (twist the top clockwise - a chain will drop down)
Obstruct not its flow. (ensure that the chain is clear of the mechanism)
Grasp firmly the end and the beginning, (hold the device by each sphere)
Turn them upon themselves. (rotate the spheres forward)
All that is loose shall be secure. (the chain winds into the body)
Destiny be over your own head. (hold the sceptre over your head, clearly visualize destination)


Male Moon elf Bard 1 / Oracle 4

Oh nice, that is awesome!


F Kobold Pal1/Sor4

Now wait a moment, the guy just said that Demron just ended his apprenticeship, but 1st level is when one has reached the end of apprenticeship as a 1st level character with 4 skill ranks is a competent professional who completed their training for a full on tradecraft of approximately a bachelor's degree worth of training. 5th level is equivalent to Einstein. I know big and powerful characters is a thing here, but why would this guy call a 10th level character a mere apprentice? That's like saying we haven't even begun training yet despite being far beyond the average.

Am I missing something here?


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Luile wrote:

Now wait a moment, the guy just said that Demron just ended his apprenticeship, but 1st level is when one has reached the end of apprenticeship as a 1st level character with 4 skill ranks is a competent professional who completed their training for a full on tradecraft of approximately a bachelor's degree worth of training. 5th level is equivalent to Einstein. I know big and powerful characters is a thing here, but why would this guy call a 10th level character a mere apprentice? That's like saying we haven't even begun training yet despite being far beyond the average.

Am I missing something here?

Elves have longer apprenticeships. :)


F Kobold Pal1/Sor4

That's saying that every elf is a 10th level character before reaching adulthood, which would mean that every elf is a 10+ level character, except us. Which also means that we are not only not heroes, but that we are the retarded children that couldn't keep up.

I mean I'm fine with whatever, it's just one of those plotholes I notice easily.


Male Human Psion 10/Atlanteologist 10
Luile wrote:

That's saying that every elf is a 10th level character before reaching adulthood, which would mean that every elf is a 10+ level character, except us. Which also means that we are not only not heroes, but that we are the retarded children that couldn't keep up.

I mean I'm fine with whatever, it's just one of those plotholes I notice easily.

Good catch, regardless. :)


Calardanion Hadron wrote:
Oh nice, that is awesome!

The glory of Dragonlance!


half elf

I wanna be a gully dwarf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


I liked Bupu, but I do not think that gully dwarves are in 5E.

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