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Male Varisian Human Wizard (Universalist) 1 l AC 16 T 13 FF 14 l HP 10/10 l F +1 R +2 W +3 l Init +2 l Perc +1

Zomeraand blushes when Pete refers to Delin as his ‘missus’. ”Oh, no. No. She’s not my wife. We were just talking when you approached us. Truth be told, I barely know any more about her than you do. I think offering to carry her pack again is likely to get your face slapped. Just let her be. I imagine she’ll be over it soon.”


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Male Varisian Human Wizard (Universalist) 1 l AC 16 T 13 FF 14 l HP 10/10 l F +1 R +2 W +3 l Init +2 l Perc +1

”Excuse me,” Zomeraand says politely to the half-elven woman (Delin). ”I couldn’t help but notice the manner and intensity of your writing. Unless, I have missed my guess, you are engaged in some sort of research. I am also a scholar, and would be happy to share what knowledge I have on your subject or offer a second analysis, if you wish.”

He sits down near her and steeples his inked-stained hands before him In businesslike fashion. ”I am well-versed on a broad array of disciplines. What are you studying?”


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Personally, I think it would be entertaining for two characters to have the same first name. That way, the rest of the party would have to come up with nicknames to distinguish them. Or, they could be inextricably paired because of it. "Let's have 'The Antons' take the lead into the tunnel", for instance.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Ahto seeks out the Restov messenger, and presents them with a wax-sealed envelope.

Letter to the Church:

Archbanker Adelia Taval,

Greetings to you, and wishes for your well-being. I am grateful that you have found favor with my labors to bring law and order to the Stolen Lands. I am honored to accept the role of the Church’s Justiciar in this budding nation. I will, with every fiber of my being, endeavor to prevent lawlessness and anarchy from taking root within these lands ever again.

There is one favor I would ask. There is already a growing Erastilian community growing in the region. While we bear no animosity towards the adherents of that faith, their outlook on the size and scope of civilization is considerably more rustic than that of our own. Should the worship of Erastil become more prominent than our own, I fear this nation will be little more than a loose confederation of farming and herding villages. If we are to establish the economic strength necessary to sustain a well-regulated and equipped constabulary, we need to encourage the growth of true commerce, not just trade, but the industry that comes with populous cities.

In this vein, I would ask that you send a small contingent of recent initiates to the region, those primarily interested in being bankers and taxmasters. I believe it to be a matter of some urgency that we establish a proper house of worship in the new capital as soon as possible, and properly prepare clergy to establish other houses in each town that springs up in the settlement process. As mentioned in my previous reports, there is a wayward priest named Barris who is currently serving his penance with me. Once Abadar has revealed to me that he is fully repentant, it is my intention that he act as a mentor towards the initiates and ensure that they are fully competent in their accounting.

Please feel free to reply with any further instructions, and I will heed and obey.

Yours with Grace and Respect,

Justiciar Ahto Ulrych

Ahto then turns to the wagons, taking tally of all the materials and equipment that have arrived, taking note of any necessities that may have not come with the caravan.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

"That's not Breeg, is it?" Ahto says quietly to Perlivash, nodding his head slightly towards the man Jhod is tending.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Ahto nods in acknowledgment of the location Perlivash indicated on the map. He then turns toward the tiny dragon as the question is asked, and does not stop him from perching on his shoulder.

Quiet Conversation with Perlivash:

"Some believe that there is an almost clockwork efficiency built into the universe, that for every good thing that happens and equally bad thing has to happen. I, and the Abadarian faith, do not hold this view. We make choices in life, and those choices bear out consequences, sometimes to ourselves, and sometimes to those around us. You made a choice that affected both you and Breeg, but how would it have affected Horace? The only possibility I could reasonably assume to fit your supposition is that Horace's murderer killed him as a way of getting revenge on you for killing Breeg. If that were the case, why Horace in particular? Furthermore, does Breeg strike you as the type of man who would have made friends with a Dark Necromancer from the First World? In all likelihood, the two are unrelated. Until we know more, do not assume culpability, you bear enough weight on your conscience without adding the burden of Horace's death as well."

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

"It's nice to meet you both," Ahto replies politely. "That was very clever of you to make me slip down the hill like that," he says to Perlivash in a tone of one appreciating a good joke. "I'll be itching for a week."

Diplomacy: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (1) + 9 = 10

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

I PM’d a Final Four List to Vayelan.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Thanks for being a part of our adventure. It was great gaming with you!

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Congratulations! Glad to hear all is well with the wife and the new nibblet!

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Once the Indentures are assembled, Ahto addresses them all.

"You fought bravely, and were true to your words. Now, it is time for me to uphold the terms of our contract. By the power invested in me by Abadar, Lord of the First Vault, and by the Charter of the Lords of Restov, I hearby declare your sentences commuted. You are all, from this day forward, free men. I leave you with one admonishment. Live the remaining days productively and within the prescriptions of the law. Mercy has been granted once, it will not be done so again."

He grasps the iron key about his neck and whispers, "Abadar unlock their bonds."

(Cinematically canceling the brand spells on them, as you see fit to describe.)

"As free men, no one shall demand you work without compensation, unless it be a call to muster arms in the common defense. Ply your trades, learn skills and crafts. Farm and raise cattle. Start families and raise children. Do the things civilized men do, and leave your lawless past behind you. May Abadar bless each of you with prosperity."

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

"Surrender! The victory is ours! You cannot spend your mistress's silver if you are slain! Quit this field and never return, and your lives will be spared!" Ahto yells down from the parapet. He fixes his gaze on the nearest soldier resembling a mercenary officer and stares a hole into his soul.

Intimidate: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (20) + 9 = 29

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

No apology needed for role-playing and character development (for my two copper's worth).

The nice thing about play-by-post is the ability to show more of a character's nature in-game without slowing down the game itself.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Once Vixen accepts the rops, Ahto allows the man to dangle on the precipice of slow strangulation; his feet seeking desperately to relieve the tension closing around his throat.

"Witness!" Ahto says to the crowd with a sudden intensity. "Banditry, robbery, theft, fraud. These are all crimes against commerce - one of the foundations of civilization. However, this man raped and tortured women and children. His crimes were an assault on civilization itself, for civilization cannot exist without children or the women who bear them and care for them. Remember this," he gives the assembly of Indentures a penetrating glare. "A nation can endure even if nine in ten of its men die in war, or of disease, or even starvation. It cannot survive the same losses of women and children. Civilized men know this, and accept it as an immutable truth. When you find men such as this," he says, pointing at the struggling archer, "grant him no mercy, no compassion; for he has none for your wives, daughters, sisters, mothers and young sons. He is only worthy of death, for he is a tumor to be cut away from the body of society."

Ahto then draws his dagger from its sheath and places the tip of the blade against the archer's abdomen, just above his groin.

"This is the justice of your death sentence: that you share in some portion of the fear and pain you inflicted on the innocent and helpless in this life. Your last moments on this plane will be ones of utter torment and despair. Your wretched soul will then pass to the Boneyard, and it will cower at the feet of the Gray Lady. She will then find a realm suitable for your shade's eternal fate. May you be granted the same mercy you offered your prey!"

Ahto then plunges the dagger into the man's lower abdomen and pulls upward sharply, tearing a long, deep gash through the skin and muscle beneath.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Once the three prisoners have been brought up to the gallows, Ahto turns to address all assembled, be they the Indentured or any of the free folk currently occupying the Post.

"These three men have stood trial for various crimes, including banditry, rape, murder and attempted murder. Each of their sentences will be carried out in turn. The masked woman assisting me has been duly deputized by my authority to enforce the law. She calls herself Vermilion Vixen. You will address her as such, or as Miss Vixen in a tone of respect for her and her office. "

He points to Baldar the Summoner, indicating to Vixen that she should bring him forward to the high-tied noose, and have him stand upon the stool.

Once he is in place, he makes his pronouncement.

"Baldar the Summoner, you have been found guilty of banditry and attempted murder. You have shown no genuine remorse for your crimes; only anger at being captured and brought to justice. You are therefore sentenced to death by hanging. May the Gray Lady justly judge your soul."

Without further formality or ceremony, Ahto kicks the stool out from beneath Baldar's feet.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Sort of like Victor/Captain Chaos (as played by Dom DeLuise) in Cannonball Run, then? Everyone knew they were the same person, but neither persona would answer to the other's name.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Here's a thought:

The Vixen could have (through contacts) gotten wind of a plot to undermine the party's mission and decided that she needed to intervene (perhaps due to a hatred for, or rivalry with, one of the involved nobility). She finds the trail of the bandits and has been stalking them from behind, waiting for a good opportunity to sneak in at night a cause a little mayhem in their camp.

This happens to be the same night coming up, the one after we found the bandits.

That way, our meeting is something of a "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". The Vixen could even steal away in the night, only to show up at the post as Addy - just another traveler looking for a place to stay, or maybe a job.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Small world, Legendary Sidekick! Glad to be gaming with you again!


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Male Gillman Aberrant-bloodline Sorcerer/5 l AC 15 T 12 FF 11/15* l HP 27/27 l F +2 R +3 W +8/+10*/+5* l Init +2 l Perc +3

Why do I suddenly get an image in my head of a short, bald man discussing land wars in Asia with a man in a black mask over goblets of wine?


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Male Gillman Aberrant-bloodline Sorcerer/5 l AC 15 T 12 FF 11/15* l HP 27/27 l F +2 R +3 W +8/+10*/+5* l Init +2 l Perc +3

Kehlysch picks up the grappling hook, and throws it towards the target.

Ranged Touch: 1d20 + 2 - 6 ⇒ (3) + 2 - 6 = -1

Missing badly, he reels in the hook and throws it again.

Ranged Touch, 2nd attempt: 1d20 + 2 - 6 ⇒ (14) + 2 - 6 = 10

Connecting with the second throw, he ties off the rope and begins the process of climbing across.

First Climb Check: 1d20 ⇒ 2

He loses his grip and falls into the water mere moments after getting himself out on the rope. He resurfaces quickly and clambers back up onto the deck and attempts to cross again.

Second Climb Check: 1d20 ⇒ 20

Continued Climb Check: 1d20 ⇒ 10

Kehlysch makes it a bit farther out of the rope this time, but falls again nevertheless.

He crawls out of the water again to make a final attempt to cross the rope.

Third Climb Check: 1d20 ⇒ 10

The third attempt goes as badly as the first.

Once he climbs back aboard, he resumes his place with the others, quite certain he did not measure up to the Riaris-woman's expectations.

Did it ever occur to these imbeciles that I could swim under the ship and disable the rudder, or even scuttle it below the waterline? No, of course not. Make the fish-man climb a bloody rope!

Fools, agrees the Bulge. Kill them soon.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

"Criminals do not get to walk away from their crimes. That is not justice," Ahto replies sternly. "You will pay for your crimes, the only question is how."

He fixes each of the men with a penetrating gaze. "The payment you took for our assassination is forfeit. Furthermore, you are each sentenced to death, unless you can offer good reason for your lives to be spared. Sparing your life, however, means a sentence of indentured servitude. You will work off your debt to civilization, and the sweat of your brow and the soreness in your limbs will be a daily reminder of how murderous thugs and brigands shall not prosper. If you complete your term of servitude without defiance or complaint, you will be paroled, and offered the opportunity to live the rest of your life as honest men. If you attempt to escape, refuse to work, or harm anyone during your term of servitude, your death sentence will be carried out immediately and without mercy. And let this be clear to you, your death will be a rope around your neck, rather than the quick cut of my sword. Do you understand?"

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

(Thanks! Just trying to think like someone who has dealt with political matters before. Ahto probably wouldn’t qualify as a true politician, but he’s seen enough to know how the game is played.)

Sense Motive: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (12) + 9 = 21

Survival: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (17) + 9 = 26

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

"This ford might be a good place for a broad stone bridge, something that can bear heavy wagons and frequent foot traffic," Ahto says, giving the area an appraising look.

As the group moves Eastward towards the Trading Post, Ahto notes the corpse of the mite. Preferring to take it down, rather than leaving it to rot and attract vermin and scavengers, Ahto considers the ramifications of such an act on their fragile peace with the kobolds. Would they see it as an insult, or attack on their sovereignty?

(DM Vayelan: Would there be a particular role, Sense Motive, or the like that would be appropriate for this?)

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

A picture of Sams with a large wooden cudgel. The brand (of course) would be: "Sams Club".

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Ahto assists Hexa with stripping the hide and butchering the meat.

Aid Another, Survival: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (20) + 9 = 29

Once the process is completed, he makes sure to clean the blood off his implements and assists with the disposal of any organs, bones, or gristle that remain.

"You may want to keep the skull and tusks as a trophy," he suggests to Hexa. "Also, the leg bones can be used to make a flavorful soup."

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Fort Save: 1d20 + 4 + 4 ⇒ (20) + 4 + 4 = 28

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Just curious. Is the the cold-iron sickle small-sized?

If so, does Wonky want it? If not, we should offer it to the Chief to help him in his campaign against the mites.

If it is medium-sized (doubtful, I know), does anyone have a desire to claim it? If not, Ahto will.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

”You are not wanted here,” Ahto replies sternly.

He raises his crossbow and aims it at the shaman.

Initiative: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5

Readied Action, shoot if shaman attacks or casts: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (5) + 1 = 6

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
What about 41 year olds that are 20 at heart?

My sentiments exactly. I read the book when it first came out, and I loved it. Does it meet the definition of great literature? Heck no. It's pulp fiction, and frankly I don't care. It's still one of my favorite books.

I thought it was a cool idea for a story to include references to the decade of my youth in a way that made them important to characters 60 years in the future who are roughly the same age I was in the 1980's.

The book is a nostalgia trip for forty-something geeks, and I'm guessing that's all Ernest Cline intended it to be. He was probably as shocked as anyone that it got optioned for a film, and that Spielberg himself agreed to direct it.

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Drew Brees and the Saints just seem to have the Panthers' number as of late.

At this point, it looks like our best chance of making the play-offs is to root for the Saints to take down Atlanta, too. That way, we have a better shot of getting the Wild Card slot.

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Pair o' dice, papers,
Mountain Dew and some Cheetos
It's Saturday Night!

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

"Do you propose entering the warrens, then?" Ahto replies in an even, inquiring tone. "The tunnels beneath that tree were dug for mites by mites; they will doubtlessly be small and cramped to all of us, except perhaps Miss Prong. If we enter, and are confronted, we will have to fight with small, close-quarter weaponry. I am not certain how that would be a better option than flooding the warren with a sedating smoke, then entering and dispatching the foul things while they are in a stupor."

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

As the sun begins to set, Ahto calls the Indentures' work to a halt.

"Collect the tools and stack the unused wood," he says. Once the work sites have been made orderly, he calls the Indentures to gather before the gates of the Post. "You all worked hard today, and you did so without complaint. Each of you will receive a favorable mark in your record. If you continue in this vein, you will earn your parole. Return the tools to Master Oleg, then report to Mistress Svetlana for your evening meal. Be polite and grateful to them, if you are not, I will hear of it. After you have eaten, prepare yourself to sleep. You may wish to get as much rest as you can. Tomorrow's labors await you with the sunrise. You are dismissed."

As they disperse, Ahto says to Sams. "Sams, report to me after you have eaten so that I may inspect your wounds."

When Sams reports, Cure Light Wounds: 1d8 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5

Ahto murmers a prayer to Abadar and channels healing energy into the large man's injuries.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Ahto looks up from his writing and into Sams' sullen face.

"Good morning, Sams," Ahto says in a professional tone as he begins making notations on the man. Ahto begins by explaining the documentation process to Sams, as he did the others.

"All my reports on you thus far have been favorable. You have followed all orders given to you without argument or protest; you have fought with bravery against your former comrades in the cause of law and justice, and you have made no attempt to escape or break your promise. You have been the best Indenture we could hope for. If you continue to do as you are, you will also be the first Indenture to earn his freedom, and it will be sooner rather than later."

He stands up and walks around the table and looks up into the face of the giant man. "I have been giving your case a considerable amount of thought, and I have decided to create a special designation for you: Trusted Indenture. You will be marked, but with a green brand instead of red, and with the letter T instead of an I. The others may eventually earn this status on the way to their parole, but you are the first to have achieved it. Please continue to be worthy of our trust, and you will soon be a free man."

Ahto applies the magical brand to Sams face (T1), then noting that he still bears injuries from the previous day's fight, calls upon Abadar's Power to heal his wounds.

Cure Light Wounds: 1d8 + 2 ⇒ (2) + 2 = 4

Seeing the wounds are still not completely closed, Ahto says, "Come see me at sunset, and I will see what more I can do for your injuries. You may go now. I will be out as soon as complete my notes."

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Ahto wants her to be an example to the other bandits about how Indentured Servitude is the best possible situation under the circumstances. Every attempt to thwart justice brings more and more of its weight upon her shoulders. It will be the same with them if they break their oaths.

You are correct that she does not deserve Trial By Combat, but leaving the unspoken possibility of it out there will give an indication of how far she intends to push her no-win situation.

At this point, the closest thing to an honorable death she can expect is a clean beheading.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Notice Ahto didn't deny Kressle's request for Trial By Combat, but he is giving her one last chance to die less painfully.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Hit point roll: 1d8 ⇒ 8

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

"I believe that her execution should take place at the Trading Post," Ahto replies to Paval. "An execution serves two purposes: it removes the possibility of the criminal ever committing another offense, and it sends an unmistakable message to all those who witness it. I believe that executing Kressle in front of the men who followed her will dissuade them from attempting to escape in order to resume their lawlessness. As for the spoils, I agree, we can pack of all of this and bring it back, catalogue and dispense it once we are back. If we load our prisoners down with its weight, running away will be impossible, more so with us watching them horseback."

He then turns to Hexa. "Aris is requesting to make a drawing of your likeness, and to ask you questions about your life. Will you permit her to do so?"

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Yeah. Ahto isn't sure how to address the statement about "the strong mate laying lots of eggs" so he is just pretending he didn't hear the remark (being occupied with tying up and interrogating and stuff).

As far as I know, Abadar doesn't require chastity/celibacy, but taking Kressle as a slave concubine would be a definite no-no (not that he'd be crazy enough to take her if it were not - she's a rabid honey badger!)

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

The dice-roller program is a fickle thing.

If you look, there were like 5 or 6 20's rolled in just a handful of posts.

I have seen other times in PbPs where it will do the same thing, except with 1's.

I had one pbp character who went months rolling nothing better than a 7.

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Ahto wakes with the first light of dawn. He gets on with his morning ablutions and then proceeds with daily prayer.

Feeling Abadar's might within his grasp again, Ahto sets himself to writing the first report back to the high priest in Restov. He outlines the events of the first day, including both encounters with bandits. He documents the number slain as well as those taken as indentures. He makes a point of naming and providing a detailed description of each, an account of their oaths and who were present to witness those oaths.

He includes the meeting with the lizard man, Teuni-Hexa and the arrival of Aris, Captain Garess and his men to the outpost, and ends with an intention to pursue a lead to a nearby bandit encampment in an effort to stamp them out.

Once he has completed the correspondence, he seals it with wax, stamped with the Key of Abadar.

"Mistress Svetlana," he says, bringing the letter to her. "If you could see that this letter makes it into the possession of the next merchant heading to Restov, I would be most grateful."

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

"Mites? What are mites? Are you saying that there are other robbers robbing the robbers?" Ahto inquires, the corner of his mouth turning up in amusement.

The Exchange

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

Sense Motive: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (7) + 7 = 14 (Does Kimber have any intentions to keep any of the promises he is making?)

"The terms of any such agreement may not be to your liking, brigand. Lawlessness will no longer be tolerated in the green belt. In exchange for your life, your freedom is forfeit to the station of indentured servitude until such time as you have been judged to have repaid the cost of your predations. If you attempt to escape before you have made sufficient recompense and have been granted your freedom, your death will be slow and painful, rather than the quick and clean one you now face."

He looks at the man, awaiting his response.

The Exchange

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

I'm still here, checking in on the thread.

I need to know if my spell worked, and even if I assume it failed, Ahto's next course of action would be to slap shackles on the one bandit who dropped his weapons.

If we assume both of them ran off, Ahto would be happy to talk with the newcomer (though he'd be annoyed that two brigands escaped justice).

The Exchange

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Male Human Inquisitor of Abadar (Sin Eater) 4 l AC 16 T 10 FF 16 l HP 30/30 l F +5 R +1 W +6/+8* l Init +2 l Perc +9

As Ahto sets down his gear and removes his armor, he suddenly notices the pain. He looks down and sees a deep cut where the bandit's blade for a seem between the plates of his armor.

He moves to stand over the bodies of the brigands, reaches for the iron key of Abadar around his neck, and intones a prayer.

"Be it Abadar's will that the sins you committed in life, the same sins that condemned you to death, be consumed in the fires of justice. May that same fire give me strength, and light my way through the darkness of anarchy and chaos."

As he speaks, a small white flame appears; hovering in the air mere inches before his face. An inky black, almost liquid smoke rises from the mouths of the corpses and slithers upwards, drawn as if through a hollow reed towards the flame.

As the smoke is consumed, the candle-like flame becomes a torch-sized ball of fire. Ahto reaches out with his free hand and grasps the fire, cradling it in his hand. He brings it to his mouth, and inexplicably, swallows it; the licking flames flowing into his mouth as if from a drinking horn.

Ahto shudders as he swallows, the light of the fire slowly diffusing across his skin. The cut in his side closes, leaving a pink line of new skin.

Taking a moment to gather himself, Ahto releases his hold on the Key, takes a deep breath, then commences the work of digging the grave.

Eat Sin: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 1 = 5

Liberty's Edge

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COMMANDO

When it came out, it was actually intended to be a serious action film designed to capitalize on the current desire to see Arnie kick ass and throw out one-liners. He does both of those things in this film, a lot. A whole lot.

However, it is soooooooo bad (script, acting, special effects, stunts, continuity errors out the wazoo, etc.) that if someone from a younger generation watched this movie for the first time, I would not be surprised if they mistook it for a lampoon on the entire action movie genre.

Anyway, it's still fun to watch, but Lordamighty, it's bad.

Liberty's Edge

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Imma' need stitches
My girlfriend is a werewolf
Wrong time of the month!

Liberty's Edge

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Mellowed in oak casks
Beneath the tavern floorboards
This brew has a bite!


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Female Human Stormborn Sorceress 3 l AC 13/15* T 13/17* FF 10/14* l HP 17/17 l F +1 R +4 W +4 l Init +3 l Perc +1

"Are we going down there? We've still got missing people to find, unless that snake-goblin-thing ate them all."

Blikx looks to the other party members for consensus.

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A pirate from Tidewater Rock
Was blessed with an enormous [ ;-) ]
He sailed 'round the Shackles
Proudly waving his tackle
And looking for places to dock

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