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Welcome all to the recruitment page for Ire of the Storm, a Pathfinder module set in the dark steaming jungles south of Sargava. The module takes a party from level 1 through to level 6 by the end - should the party survive that far to see it…

This recruitment is for a replacement character to join a party of four after a fifth member had to drop out. The game has been running consistently with a steady pace and great quality RP since early June 2017 (here's the link:Ire Of The Storm), and we'd like YOU to help take it the rest of the way !

The existing party have all reached level three, and are made up of Iradyiel, a naive half-elf barbarian, Chest-Thumper, a half orc druid with his armoured ape, Francis, Pious a deranged human Inquisitor of Aroden, and Aza, a burnt and traumatised human Oracle. What they are lacking is arcane spellcasting - specifically, some offensive ranged capability or area control. What we are really looking for though is someone who can deliver a high quality and reliability of RP posts. It is of prime important to us in continuing this great experience.

Here's the recruitment spec:

crunch:

CHARACTER CREATION
Classes: Core, Base and Hybrid plus Unchained Rogue are allowed. No third party content. No Summoners or Gunslingers. No others (don't ask!). Any Paizo archetype allowed.
Races: Core only, any Paizo variant racial traits allowed.
Starting Level: PCs will start at 3rd level.
Alignment: Any non-evil. No direct PvP conflict.
Ability Scores: 20 point buy.
HP: Max HP at 1st level, average round up thereafter.
Traits: two traits allowed from separate types
Skills: Background skill variant used, 2 background skill ranks per level.
Starting Money: As per core rules
Other: No firearms, no ‘unchained’ rules beyond UC Rogue.

Please, no posts asking ‘what about…?’ or ‘have you considered allowing…?’. These are the limits - please work within them.

Here's the recruitment fluff:

fluff:

Bear in mind that 'Ire of the Storm' is more jungle exploration than dungeon crawl. PCs aligned to nature and weather themes will fare well but are by no means necessary.

If you're interested in submitting a character, please include the following information in your profile:
1) Appearance
2) Personality
3) Background

I am particularly interested in your character’s motivation for being in the dangerous frontier lands in the steamy jungles of the south. Look, I'm not expecting an essay, just evidence that you've thought this through and have something we can all work with. I'll be judging people more on their history of gameplay postings than on oh-so-clever builds or novella-length backgrounds.

Here's the module intro - THE IRE OF THE STORM

Originally named ‘Pridon’s Grave’ by the local Song’o halfling tribes, the upstart town of Pridon’s Hearth is the newest colony of the nascent kingdom of Sargarva, pushing the country’s borders further than ever before into the damp and swampy jungles to the south. Answering a call from the local land-owner for a second wave of colonisation, the PCs were drawn by tales of long-lost temples and the abandoned riches of long-dead heretical cults.

However, since their arrival dark threatening stormclouds have been assaulting the town, and indeed the wider region. The colony's protective bastion, Fort Breakthrough, has been raided and the militia inside all slaughtered. The town itself came under attack from lizardfolk raiders in the midst of a terrifying unnatural storm. An exploration vessel, the Cobalt Eye, has now been twice wrecked on the coast, its first crew having been killed in the storm and reanimated by horrifying creatures from the plane of water.

Through all this a party of erstwhile heroes, the 'Papaya Knights', have struggled to protect the townsfolk of Pridon, but it is far from certain that this mixed group of heroes and chancers will be enough to shield the growing colony from raging tempests and hostile monsters. Dare you join them, and brave the Ire of the Storm?

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I will close recruitment no later than midnight GMT after the long Thanksgiving weekend. I can’t wait to see your submissions, and to have you join our shared adventure. Good luck - and importantly, whether you are successful or not, thank you for any time you commit on this thread !

GM Abyss Dancer


Turn 001 - The Kaava Cutter


Welcome one and all to 'The Ire of the Storm' !

Thank you for the confidence you've put in me to be your GM, especially since I've sprung this different format on us all. On that matter, I know a couple of people expressed trepidation; I can understand that, it's a little experimental. Perhaps I should reassure you first.

I think we've all clicked around the site and read campaigns which appear to have been written by a party of english lit students. That's not my thing. I'm here for the roleplay, not to play the role of a creative writing class.

I do think the recap will give me more chance to set a scene in which we can all roleplay: more things for players to react to/against, if you choose to. I'm hoping this will make the game a little faster, a little more descriptive, and with a little more narrative flow. Not a sea change, and with no expectation of novella-length player posts !

If you can live with that and are willing to try it, well, I'm glad to have you along. If not, maybe I'll consider tweaking it as we progress. The absolute most important thing is that we have fun, as we progress through the module !


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Welcome to the recruitment page for Ire of the Storm, a Pathfinder module set in the dark steaming jungles south of Sargava. The module takes a party from level 1 through to level 6 by the end - should you survive that far to see it…

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IRE OF THE STORM
Originally named ‘Pridon’s Grave’ by the local Song’o halfling tribes, the upstart town of Pridon’s Hearth is the newest colony of the nascent kingdom of Sargarva, pushing the country’s borders further than ever before into the damp and swampy jungles to the south. Answering a call from the local land-owner for a second wave of colonisation, the PCs begin aboard the Kaava Cutter, a merchant sloop heading for its regular monthly stop at Pridon’s Hearth. Drawn by tales of long-lost temples and the abandoned riches of long-dead heretical cults, the PCs are not the first treasure-hunters, fortune-seekers, or troubled souls hoping for a fresh start at this frontier town.

But dark threatening stormclouds are gathering beyond the horizon, for both the colonists and for the wider region. It is far from certain that this mixed group of heroes and chancers will survive to make their fortune, and in so doing shield the growing colony from raging tempests and hostile monsters. Dare they brave the Ire of the Storm?

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RECRUITMENT
I am looking for a party of 6. I already have 3 people I have played with before who have registered an interest, but there is a chance they may not deliver. So the purpose of this post is to identify 3+ PCs to start, plus a ‘reserve list’ to cover against drop-outs.

Ire of the Storm is a jungle exploration / dungeon crawl module. PCs aligned to nature and weather themes will fare well but are by no means necessary. Similarly, I’d prefer a balanced party, but I’ll prioritise people who I think will provide a high quality and reliability of posts. It’s so much more important to us having a great experience.

I will close recruitment no earlier than midnight GMT on Wednesday, and afterwards will inform successful applicants via PM.

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POSTING CONSIDERATIONS
When the module begins in earnest (not during the recruitment period) I intend to post at least once every 24 hours during the week and once during the weekend. Your timezone is unimportant, but you will be expected to match this frequency.

When you are going on a vacation, very busy, or otherwise unable to post just let me know and I will consider you on "standby" for the amount of time specified. If anyone disappears for 7 straight days without posting or leaving notice your character will be written out without hope of return or resurrection. This is extremely generous in terms of time span, so please don't let it get to that.

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CHARACTER CREATION
Classes: Core plus Unchained Rogue, and the following Base classes only: Inquisitor, Magus, Ninja, Oracle, Witch (no slumber). No others (don't ask!). Any Paizo archetype allowed.
Races: Core only, any Paizo variant racial traits allowed.
Starting Level: PCs will start at 1st level.
Alignment: Any non-evil. No direct PvP conflict.
Ability Scores: 20 point buy.
HP: Max HP at 1st level, average round up thereafter.
Traits: two traits allowed from separate types
Skills: Background skill variant used, 2 background skill ranks per level. See this link: Background skills.
Base Starting Money: As per core rules
Other: No firearms, no ‘unchained’ rules beyond UC Rogue.

Please, no posts asking ‘what about…?’ or ‘have you considered allowing…?’. These are the limits - please work within them.

When you create a submission, please create a character alias and include your character information in the form of a bestiary stat block similar to this profile: Example profile Also, please include the following information in your profile:

1) Appearance
2) Personality
3) Background

I am particularly interested in your character’s motivation for boarding the Kaava Cutter and traveling into the dangerous frontier lands to the south. The PCs’ backgrounds might be that of wanderers who pick up the local landowner’s invite in Sargarva, shady characters from the Shackles looking to gather information on this new colony town, or even crew members of the Kaava Cutter calling time on their life at sea. Your call !

Look, I'm not expecting an essay, just evidence that you've thought this through and have something we can all work with. I'll be judging people more on their history of gameplay postings than on oh-so-clever builds or novella-length backgrounds.

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I can’t wait to see your submissions, and to start this shared adventure together. Good luck - and whether you are successful or not, thank you for any time you commit to this thread !

GM Abyss Dancer