As Alexander Damocles walks in, Theodium looks at him and quizzically raises an eyebrow. "I recall you were a Pathfinder of knowledge. Did you not learn your lesson the last time you tried the Emerald Spirit?"
Settling into a chair, he gives a frustrated and longsuffering sigh. "Oh, I did. That's why I'm back. My daughter, Ashiel showed up. Not only does she have the mark so that she is trapped in this scheme of Pharasma, she managed to talk people into putting her administrative skills to good use. My daughter just became my boss. Every time I return to a shrine or need new gear, I have to ask my daughter for new equipment. At the moment, I don't care if the drink puts me out for a day or two or merely gives me a hangover worthy of Cayden Cailean."
Theodium shakes his head in sympathy as the drink arrives. "Then may you find what you seek in the bottom of the flask." As he walk away, he writes in a ledger "New contact in The Empyrean Order, Ashiel Damocles. Possible business associate."
Fortitude: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 8
Downing the drink in seconds, Damocles felt the drink explode behind his eyeballs, and as his head hit the table he thought "Praise Abadar, now I can rest...." as the world faded to black.
Waking up the next day, he awoke to find his daughter staring at him. "Well. This is new. I journey to the Emerald Lodge to establish contact, and as a bargain the tavernkeep throws in you."
Damocles groans and thinks to himself "Will I have to start trying to sleep in Golgotha? At least there I won't have recriminations to wake up to..."
As TEO's ambassador to Pax, I have access to some of their forums. They made it super clear that any member who voted for Aeturnum *should not* and *may not* vote for Golgotha. I fully believe that if there is an issue of people voting again, then Pax will fully investigate and handle it internally.
Lisa Stevens wrote:
Since when do you have to earn your stripes? You're the goblin in chief, stripes appear when you tell them to!
Thanks for all the hard work!
Which means sadly your morals are worth less to you than your desire for revenge. TEO was your creation, but with integrity like that, you never could have led it.
Thank you for casting the vision. We'll carry it through, in honor of the Andius that should have been.
Says the paragon of good and righteousness and all that is beneficial for gameplay...
Join TEO, and vacation in Phaeros often?
The most reasonable way for Goblinworks to expand the available hexes would be to add to the perimeter, thus expanding in all directions at once, favoring no one area.
The problem with that theory is that we are already in the North West corner of the river kingdoms. If we expand much, we run into various other countries and the like. If GW decides to add Numeria etc, then we could keep expanding. But otherwise, the map will largely expand to the SE to include an ever larger portion of the River Kingdoms.
Pax Areks wrote:
So are you all actively boycotting evil groups?
Speaking in a personal role, I will not boycott evil groups. I fully intend to visit Golgotha and any other evil town that won't kill me on sight. I believe that trade is possible with any group that will act in a manner that is beneficial to the game as a whole, regardless of their alignment. I would readily advocate for that.
Make it so.
For those of you who disagree: quit bumping the thread. Prepare yourself to prove your various points in the game. We can talk past each other for months on end, or we can go our separate ways and do our best to advance our interests in the game. I hope to see Good thrive both in the north and the south east. Best of luck to all involved.
Pax would be a good place, as would either TSV or TEO (I'm partial to TEO, seeing as I'm a member). TEO is dedicated to positive game play and keeping an area of the map safe for people who aren't huge fans of PvP. If you are interested, you can talk to me or Lifedragn, or any other member of TEO you come across.
Regardless of where you end up, best of luck in game!
The problem is, then, that things would have been run by a military dictatorship. And that is not what the people wanted. You did not convince people to settle elsewhere. And the more abrasive you became, the less people listened to you.
The same is happening now. If you want to collect good minded individuals to protect the starter towns (which TEO could still have done), bashing on the good aligned groups does not make people want to ally with you. Because they don't know when you will turn on them for a difference of opinion.
Respectfully, Andius, your point has been made. Continuing to make it will not change the facts. It can, however, push people to not trust the alliance. In effect, your actions now are directly against the organization of good aligned and good intentioned individuals. You now stand against everything you stood for. Please, if you cannot support us, then do not bad mouth The Roseblood or TEO. It does not reflect well on you, helps no one, changes no minds, and can be detrimental to the efforts of promoting positive gameplay.
Carbon D. Metric wrote:
One thought for you: if the leader of the SBC is run by the person to beat the reigning leader, what happens if an outsider joins the clan, beats the leader, and then demands that the clan fight on behalf of another organization?
I think a barbarian themed group is awesome, I just want you to be aware of a possible weakness.
She does that a lot. Especially around Kyle Baird. Best way to spot him approaching is the warning puffs of flying glitter.
The Goblinworks site has been up for at least an hour now - just a word to the wise sign up through paizo.com first. I did it the wrong way and couldn't confirm the account when I tried to link it to my paizo.com account in the kickstarter. I am sure its an easy fix ;)
Exact same issue.
A follow on question to that regards federations of guilds where several independent groups pledge to work together in-game. This is a bit of a corner-case but we would rather err on the side of engagement than in disengagement. So we are ok with federated guilds participating in Phase II, with the proviso that anyone who voted for a winning guild in Phase I is still ineligible to participate in Phase II. A "federated guild" is a separate organization of people organized primarily independently of a guild that won Phase I, not just a subset of a winning Phase I guild's members who want to have their own identity and take part in Phase II.This seems to very directly address the situation Golgotha is in. I don't see any reason they shouldn't pursue their own Settlement in the next phase of the Land Rush.
Playing Devil's Advocate, I'm not sure I see it that way. Golgotha is now a part of Pax, and its members are a subset of a winning Phase I Guild. Golgotha is no longer primarily independent of Pax or a separate organization.
(Please note, I'm merely trying to understand a grey area of the rules. I believe Pax is entirely acting in good faith in a rules area that is not quite clear)