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OK. Great. We are still looking! I'll shoot you a PM.


Healer needed. Oracle. Cleric. Vitalist. Whatever. If you heal, please travel.


Our next game is 5/20 and then 6/3 after that. We play from 7:30 pm EST to 10:30 pm EST every other Wednesday.

We have five players, but there is room for one more.


The party just hit second level. They're at the steps down to the second level. They are Mythic Tier one!

If you've ever wanted to try Mythic Adventures in a Super-dungeon, now is your chance.


Hi Nayr! Despite talking to several interested parties, we have not been able to fill the slot yet!

Do you have a particular character build in mind?


We've spent the past year clearing out most of Thornkeep. We did a light reboot to start the Emerald Spire proper. We're currently finishing the first level and have decided to open the game for one more player.

Our next session runs on May 6th from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm EST. We use Discord for voice and chat. You must find a way to fit into the group and being able to access voice on Discord is required to play.

Pathfinder First Edition. Mythic Adventures and so much more.

The current party consists of five characters:

tiefling stalker (Path of War martial class)

magic cat (Spheres of Power caster)

duergar aegis (Ultimate Psionics martial class)

suli time oracle

drow druid spider summoner

Sessions continue bi-weekly: 5/20, 6/3, etc.


Currently screening for one more player for our Wednesday night Emerald Spire campaign. We're talking to people on Roll20 as well, so express your interest sooner rather than later.

Stop by the thread for more info.

Emerald Spire/Thornkeep Recruitment


Here's my version of the green dragon, Thelsterex, that resides in the northern part of the Echo Wood. I added the bramble creature template from the Advanced Bestiary from Green Ronin Press to make the wyrm match its description in the Thornkeep Online book.

Thelsterex:

Thelsterex "Jaderazer" CR 13
XP 25,600
Male bramble adult green dragon ( Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 96)
LE Huge plant (air, augmented dragon)
Init +2; Senses dragon senses; Perception +25
Aura frightful presence (180 ft., DC 20) —————
Defense —————
AC 35, touch 10, flat-footed 33 (+2 Dex, +21 natural, +4 shield, -2 size)
hp 195 (15d8+75)
Fort +14, Ref +11, Will +14
DR 5/magic; Immune acid, mind-affecting effects, paralysis, poison, polymorph, sleep, stunning; Resist
fire 10; SR 24
Weaknesses vulnerability to fire —————
Offense —————
Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 40 ft.
Melee thorn dart +16/+11/+6 (1d8+15) or
unarmed strike +16/+11/+6 (1d6+15 nonlethal) or
bite +16 (2d8+22/19-20 plus grab), 2 claws +16 (2d6+15/19-20 plus grab), gore +16 (grab), tail slap
+11 (2d6+22 plus grab), 2 wings +11 (1d8+7 plus grab)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (20 ft. with prickle whip, 15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft cone, 12d6 acid, Reflex DC 22 half), crush (Small creatures, DC
22, 2d8+10), prickle whip (1/day), thorn dart (30/day), thorny grasp ()
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 15th; concentration +18)
At will— charm person (DC 14), entangle (DC 14), suggestion (DC 16)
4/day—entangle (DC 14), thorn walk
Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 5th; concentration +8)
2nd (5/day)— alter self , mirror image
1st (7/day)— shield, silent image (DC 14), summon monster I , ventriloquism (DC 14)
0 (at will)— dancing lights , detect magic , ghost sound (DC 13), mage hand , message, prestidigitation —————
Statistics —————
Str 25, Dex 14, Con 21, Int 16, Wis 17, Cha 16
Base Atk +15; CMB +20 (+24 grapple); CMD 36 (40 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Cleave, Flyby Attack, Great Cleave, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Critical (claw), Iron
Will, Power Attack, Quick Draw B
Skills Acrobatics +2 (+6 to jump), Fly +12, Knowledge (arcana) +21, Knowledge (nature) +21, Perception
+25, Sense Motive +5, Spellcraft +21, Stealth +12 (+20 in forested areas and thickets), Survival +21,
Swim +33, Use Magic Device +21
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, Sylvan
SQ trackless step, water breathing, woodland stride, woodland stride
Combat Gear scroll of resist energy, resist energy ; Other Gear imperious headband —————
Tracked Resources —————
Breath Weapon (50-ft cone, 12d6 acid, Reflex DC 22 half, usable every 1d4 rounds) - 0/1
Charm Person (At will) - 0/0
Entangle (4/day) - 0/4
Entangle (At will) - 0/0
Prickle Whip (1/day) (Ex) - 0/1
Suggestion (At will) - 0/0
Thorn Dart (30/day) (Ex) - 0/30
Thorn Walk (4/day) - 0/4 —————
Special Abilities —————
Blindsense (60 feet) (Ex) Sense things and creatures without seeing them.
Breath Weapon (50-ft cone, 12d6 acid, Reflex DC 22 half, usable every 1d4 rounds) As a standard
action, affect an area with elemental damage (Ref half).
Cleave If you hit a foe, attack an adjacent target at the same attack bonus but take -2 AC.
Crush (Small creatures, 2d8+10, DC 22) A flying or jumping Huge or larger dragon can land on foes as
a standard action, using its whole body to crush them. Crush attacks are effective only against opponents
three or more size categories smaller than the dragon. A crush attack affects as m
Damage Reduction (5/magic) You have Damage Reduction against all except Magic attacks.
Darkvision (120 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white only).
Dragon Senses (Ex) See four times as well as a human in dim light and twice as well in normal light.
Energy Resistance, Fire (10) You have the specified Energy Resistance against Fire attacks.
Fly (200 feet, Poor) You can fly!
Flyby Attack You can take a standard action during your move action while flying.
Frightful Presence (180 ft., 5d6 rounds, DC 20) Those in area of effect become frightened or shaken
(Will neg.)
Grab: Bite or Claw or Gore or Tail slap or Wing (Huge) (Ex) You can start a grapple as a free action if
you hit with the designated weapon.
Immunity to Acid You are immune to acid damage.
Immunity to Mind-Affecting effects You are immune to Mind-Affecting effects.
Immunity to Paralysis You are immune to paralysis.
Immunity to Poison You are immune to poison.
Immunity to Polymorph You are immune to Polymorph effects.
Immunity to Sleep You are immune to sleep effects.
Immunity to Stunning You are immune to being stunned.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in dim light, distinguishing color and detail.
Power Attack -4/+8 You can subtract from your attack roll to add to your damage.
Prickle Whip (1/day) (Ex) Strand from body can be used as a whip.
Quick Draw Draw weapon as a free action (or move if hidden weapon). Throw at full rate of attacks.
Spell Resistance (24) You have Spell Resistance.
Swim (40 feet) You have a Swim speed.
Thorn Dart (30/day) (Ex) Use thorn from body as a dart.
Thorny Grasp () (Ex) Do automatic gore damage with a sucessful grapple.
Trackless Step (Ex) Do not leave a trail in natural settings & can't be tracked unless willing.
Vulnerability to Fire You are vulnerable (+50% damage) to Fire damage.
Water Breathing (Ex) Can breath and can freely use any abilities underwater,
Woodland Stride (Ex) Move through undergrowth at normal speed.
Woodland Stride (Ex) Move through undergrowth at normal speed.


I highly recommend keeping a copy of GM's Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing from Raging Swan Press at hand while running these dungeons. It is extremely useful for filling in the little details.

Tables like Goblin Pockets, Miscellaneous Features: Junk & Rubble, and Mundane Chest Contents will help you answer questions that you didn't expect your players to have.

This book has 334 pages worth of tables like this to dress up your dungeon, to badly coin a phrase.


We've found our players for the Emerald Spire campaign. The call for applicants has closed again. Thank you!


We've found our extra players via the Roll20 forum. We'll close this thread for now. Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in the game.


I just opened a thread on Roll20. If you are interested, don't wait. I will begin screening applicants there immediately.


As of 1/1/20, we are re-opening recruitment for one new player. The next two games are scheduled for the 15th and the 29th @7:30 pm EST.

The party is currently 4th level with one mythic tier. They have been completing the levels beneath Thornkeep and have yet to enter the Emerald Spire.

Prospective applicants must be willing to play a class that compliments the party synergy. Our game consists of a mix of heavy roleplay and intense tactical combat in that inimitable Pathfinder First Edition style - with Mythic Adventures rules.

Current party composition consists of the following:
Azlanti warder
half-troll bloodrager
tiefling cleric/sorcerer
human vitalist

Thanks for stopping by.


We're re-opening recruitment for a Wednesday night bi-weekly game using Roll20 VTT and Discord for voice. The next two games are scheduled for the 15th and the 29th @7:30 pm EST.

Changing work schedules has cost our Emerald Spire/Thornkeep campaign another player. We are re-opening recruitment for one new player.

Prospective applicants must be willing to play a class that compliments the party synergy.

Current party composition consists of the following:
Azlanti Warder
half-troll Bloodrager
tiefling cleric/sorcerer
human vitalist

Please stop by the re-opened recruitment thread and let me know that you're interested.

Recruitment thread here.


Hi, James. I'm currently running an Emerald Spire campaign and was hoping you could help me with some post-Inner Sea changes. In the world of Lost Omens, the Worldwound has closed, so how would this affect the Hellknight orders of Ft.Inevitable?

They had been helping crusaders make their way up the Crusader Road. Would this change to helping new crusaders go to confront Tar Baphon? Is it a new crusade?

Thanks for your time.


To the OP, in the case of the invisible Visitant, only the first attack would be considered a sneak attack, unless it is acting before the PC in question. The subsequent attacks would not use sneak attack as its position is revealed after the first.


Krenar Half-face; Mythic Alchemist:

Human (Kellid) alchemist 6/Genius 3 ( Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player's Guide 26)
CE Medium humanoid (human)
Hero Points 1
Init +7; Senses Perception +5 (+4 when adjacent to open flames or on fire) —————
Defense —————
AC 23, touch 15, flat-footed 18 (+8 armor, +4 Dex, +1 dodge)
hp 69 (6d8+21)
Fort +6, Ref +9, Will +3; -1 vs. fire effects, -1 when adjacent to open flames or on fire, +4 bonus vs.
poison
Defensive Abilities hard to kill; DR 10/melee or magic; Immune critical hits —————
Offense —————
Speed 30 ft. (20 ft. in armor)
Melee dagger +4 (1d4/19-20) or
unarmed strike +4 (1d3 nonlethal)
Ranged bomb +11 (3d6+4 fire)
Special Attacks bomb 9/day (3d6+3 fire, DC 16), deadly throw, mythic power (9/day, surge +1d6)
Alchemist Extracts Prepared (CL 6th; concentration +9)
2nd—alter self , invisibility, protection from arrows , spider climb
1st—bomber's eye APG
, bottled ooze (tar jelly) , expeditious retreat, shield, true strike —————
Statistics —————
Str 10, Dex 18, Con 13, Int 16, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +4; CMB +4; CMD 19
Feats Brew Potion, Dodge, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot M
, Technologist, Throw Anything
Traits divine the mystery, firebug, meticulous concoction
Skills Acrobatics -1 (-2 when adjacent to open flames or on fire, -5 to jump), Appraise +8 (+7 when
adjacent to open flames or on fire), Bluff -1 (-2 when adjacent to open flames or on fire, -1 to feint
against intelligent constructs), Climb -4 (-5 when adjacent to open flames or on fire), Craft (alchemy) +10
(+9 when adjacent to open flames or on fire, +16 to create alchemical items), Craft (firearms) +7 (+6
when adjacent to open flames or on fire), Craft (lost technology) +7 (+6 when adjacent to open flames or
on fire), Craft (mechanical) +7 (+6 when adjacent to open flames or on fire), Craft (weapons) +7 (+6 when
adjacent to open flames or on fire), Diplomacy +1 (+0 when adjacent to open flames or on fire), Disable
Device +7 (+6 when adjacent to open flames or on fire), Disguise -1 (-2 when adjacent to open flames or
on fire), Escape Artist +0 (-1 when adjacent to open flames or on fire), Fly -1 (-2 when adjacent to open
flames or on fire), Heal +12 (+11 when adjacent to open flames or on fire), Intimidate -1 (-2 when
adjacent to open flames or on fire), Knowledge (arcana) +10 (+9 when adjacent to open flames or on
fire), Knowledge (engineering) +8 (+7 when adjacent to open flames or on fire, +10 to identify creatures
with the robot subtype and relics of Numerian technology), Knowledge (nature) +7 (+6 when adjacent to
open flames or on fire), Perception +5 (+4 when adjacent to open flames or on fire), Ride -1 (-2 when
adjacent to open flames or on fire), Sense Motive +2 (+1 when adjacent to open flames or on fire),
Sleight of Hand +3 (+2 when adjacent to open flames or on fire), Spellcraft +7 (+6 when adjacent to open
flames or on fire), Stealth +0 (-1 when adjacent to open flames or on fire), Survival +5 (+4 when adjacent
to open flames or on fire), Swim -4 (-5 when adjacent to open flames or on fire), Use Magic Device +8
(+7 when adjacent to open flames or on fire)
Languages Azlanti, Common, Gnoll, Hallit, Orc
SQ alchemyM
(alchemy crafting +6), amazing initiative, assured drinker MA, burned, discoveries (bottled
oozeUM, explosive bomb, precise bombs [3 squares]), hero points, imprinting hand MA, mutagen (+4/-2, +2 natural armor, 60 minutes), mythic discoveries, poison use, recuperation, swift alchemy, tinker supplies
Combat Gear potion of cure light wounds , potion of cure serious wounds (2), wand of acid arrow (12
charges), acid (2), alchemist's fire (2), alchemist's kindness APG (2), antiplague APG (2), antitoxin (2),
bloodblockAPG (2), gravity grenade, healer's kit, hemochem (grade iv), slime grenade, smelling salts APG
, smokestick (2), sonic grenade, soothe syrup APG (2), tanglefoot bundle (2); Other Gear smart armor,
dagger, arcanolembic (3), handy haversack , a study in numerian fluids & alchemy, alchemy crafting kit APG
, bedroll, belt pouch, black hologram generator, bottle of strong brandy (1.5 lb), brown force field, copy of a
keyUE, flint and steel, ink, inkpen, mess kit UE, pot, soap, torch (10), trail rations (5), waterskin, 3,482 gp, 6
sp, 9 cp —————
Tracked Resources —————
Acid - 0/2
Alchemist's fire - 0/2
Alchemist's kindness - 0/2
Amazing Initiative (1/round) (Ex) - 0/1
Antiplague - 0/2
Antitoxin - 0/2
Bloodblock - 0/2
Bomb 3d6+3 (9/day, DC 16) (Su) - 0/9
Dagger - 0/1
Force field, brown (10 charges) - 0/10
Force field, brown (Fast Healing 1, 5 hp) - 0/5
Grenade, gravity - 0/1
Grenade, sonic - 0/1
Healer's kit - 0/10
Hemochem (grade IV) - 0/1
Hologram generator, black (20 charges) - 0/20
Meticulous Concoction (1/day) - 0/1
Mythic Power (9/day, Surge +1d6) - 0/9
Potion of cure light wounds - 0/1
Potion of cure serious wounds - 0/2
Slime grenade - 0/1
Smart armor (60 charges) - 0/60
Smelling salts - 0/1
Smokestick - 0/2
Soothe syrup - 0/2
Tanglefoot bundle - 0/2
Torch - 0/10
Trail rations - 0/5
Wand of acid arrow (12 charges) - 0/12 —————
Special Abilities —————
Alchemy [Mythic] +6 (Su) +6 to Craft (Alchemy) to create alchemical items, can Id potions by touch. 1
MP: Spend mythic power create extracts.
Amazing Initiative (1/round) (Ex) As a free action, use 1 power to gain an extra standard action (can't
be used to cast a spell).
Assured Drinker (Ex) No AoO for drinking while threatened, use 1 power to retrieve and drink as a swift
action.
Bomb 3d6+3 (9/day, DC 16) (Su) Thrown Splash Weapon deals 3d6+3 fire damage.
Bottled Ooze The alchemist has learned how to preserve a sample of oozes in a sealed bottle, which he
can prepare for use as an extract. When the alchemist activates the extract, he actually throws the bottle at a square within 30 feet, releasing the ooze, which
Burned -1 to save vs. fire, -1 attacks, saves, skill checks if you are adjacent to or on fire.
Damage Reduction (10/melee or magic) You have Damage Reduction against non-magical ranged
weapons.
Deadly Throw (Ex) 1 MP: roll twice for a ranged attack adding your tier to the roll.
Explosive Bomb (Su) Bombs have splash radius 10 ft. and those directly hit catch fire.
Hard to Kill (Ex) Automatically stabilize when dying, and only die at neg Con x 2.
Hero Points Hero Points can be spent at any time to grant a variety of bonuses.
Immunity to Critical Hits You are immune to Critical Hits
Imprinting Hand (Su) Touch foe to learn weaknesses, form connection and can know its location (up to 1
mi).
Mutagen (DC 16) (Su) Mutagen adds +4/-2 to physical/mental attributes, and +2 nat. armor for 60
minutes.
Mythic Discoveries (Ex) Effects of alchemist and arcane discoveries or machinesmith tricks are
considered 4 levels higher.
Point-Blank Shot +1 to attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons at up to 30 feet.
Poison Use You do not risk poisoning yourself accidentally while poisoning a weapon.
Precise Bombs (Su) Exclude up to 3 squares from splash damage of your bombs.
Precise Shot [Mythic] Ranged attacks can damage foe types that are normally immune to ranged
attacks.
Recuperation (Ex) Fully heal after 8 hrs rest, use 1 power and 1 hr to heal half and restore all nonmythic abilities.
Smart armor (60 charges) Capacity 60
Usage 1 charge/10 minutes
While inactive, smart armor resembles a breastplate of adamantine scales, which doesn't seem out of
place among the metal armor of Golarion, except for its the alien aesthetics of its Androffan
Surge (1d6) (Su) Use 1 power to increase any d20 roll by the listed amount.
Swift Alchemy (Ex) Construct alchemical items in half the normal time.
Technologist You are familiar with the basic mechanics of technology.
Benefit: You are considered to be trained in any skill used against a technology-based subject. If the skill
in question requires training to use even against non-technological su
Throw Anything Proficient with improvised ranged weapons. +1 to hit with thrown splash weapons.
Tinker Supplies Certain path abilities require having technological and mechanical parts on hand.


For the Forgotten Laboratory, I decided that Krenar was a Kellid from Silvermount who found himself in opposition to the Technic League. It was far enough back in his timeline that I figured it didn't matter if he was a former member of the League or just a local Kellid. It's fluid to make it work best for the campaign.

He traveled to Szamrak's Haven (see Numeria: Land of Fallen Stars) and allied himself with the android army therein. To this end, he traveled to the River Kingdoms and the Echo Wood in the search of ancient Azlanti artifacts to help the android army battle the Technic League.

Now he has a decent background and motivations for being in Thornkeep.

In order to beef up the threat of Krenar, I gave him an android enforcer named "IO" (pronounced eye-oh). He says "IO" before and after everything he says.

IO uses the stats for the Android Imposter presented in the Numeria Campaign Setting book. The same stats are also available on the d20pfsrd, for now.


I modified Murgmo to make her a mythic adversary using Mythic Adventures and Mythic Heroes Handbook.

Murgmo:

Murgmo the Oracle CR 4
XP 1,200
Goblin oracle (seeker) 4/Hierophant 1 ( Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Pathfinder Society Field Guide , Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player's Guide 42, Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 156)
NE Small humanoid (goblinoid)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +2 —————
Defense —————
AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+4 armor, +2 Dex, +1 size)
hp 44 (4d8+12)
Fort +2, Ref +3, Will +6; +4 Competence bonus vs. disease
Defensive Abilities hard to kill —————
Offense —————
Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk longspear +4 (1d6-1/×3) or
unarmed strike +3 (1d2-1 nonlethal)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with masterwork longspear)
Special Attacks faith's reach MA, mythic power (5/day, surge +1d6)
Oracle (Seeker) Spells Known (CL 4th; concentration +9)
2nd (3/day)— cure moderate wounds , hold person (DC 13), resist energy
1st (7/day)— bless, burning disarm (DC 12), burning hands (DC 12), cause fear (DC 12), cure light
wounds
0 (at will)— bleed (DC 11), create water, detect magic , light my fire , read magic , resistance
Mystery FlameM —————
Statistics —————
Str 8, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 13, Wis 14, Cha 13
Base Atk +3; CMB +1; CMD 13
Feats Combat Casting, Improved Initiative
Skills Appraise +2, Bluff -3, Diplomacy -3, Disable Device +9, Disguise -3, Escape Artist +2, Knowledge
(arcana) +5 (+9 spells), Knowledge (history) +5, Knowledge (planes) +5, Knowledge (religion) +5,
Profession (medium) +6, Ride +5, Sense Motive +6, Spellcraft +5 (+9 spells), Stealth +13, Use Magic
Device +1; Racial Modifiers +4 Ride, +4 Stealth
Languages Azlanti, Goblin
SQ oracle's curse (wasting), recalled blessing MA, revelation (burning magic M
), seeker lore, trapfinding +2
Combat Gear acid, acid; Other Gear mwk chain shirt, mwk longspear, backpack, bedroll, belt pouch,
candle (10), flint and steel, hemp rope (50 ft.), mess kit UE, pot, soap, trail rations (5), waterskin, vril
cream, 1,650 gp —————
Tracked Resources —————
Acid - 0/1
Acid - 0/1
Mythic Power (5/day, Surge +1d6) - 0/5
Trail rations - 0/5 —————
Special Abilities —————
Burning Magic [Mythic] (1 + spell level fire dmg, 1d4 rounds) (Su) Fire damage from spells deal extra damage (1/spell level) and catches foes and objects on fire for 1d4 rds.
Combat Casting +4 to Concentration checks to cast while on the defensive.
Darkvision (60 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white only).
Faith's Reach (Su) Your touch divine spells have a range of 30 ft.
Hard to Kill (Ex) Automatically stabilize when dying, and only die at neg Con x 2.
Mythic Mystery (Power) Increase power of revelations granted by mysteries.
Recalled Blessing (Su) Use 1 power, cast known/memorized divine spell for free, non-mythic foes must
save twice, you roll twice for healing amt.
Seeker Lore (Ex) +4 to Knowledge (arcana) and Spellcraft checks related to bonus spells.
Surge (1d6) (Su) Use 1 power to increase any d20 roll by the listed amount.
Trapfinding +2 Gain a bonus to find or disable traps, including magical ones.
Wasting +4 competence bonus to save vs. Disease
p2


To that end, I've decided to use the timeworn rules from Paizo's Technology Guide.

I also created a unique artifact to modify some of the goblins in the Accursed Halls encounters. There are only so many goblins PCs can fight and it not become an absolute slog.

Azlanti Force Bead:
Aura faint evocation; CL 10th; Slot —; Price 650 gp; Weight 1/10 lb.

Appearing as a simple pearl, this locus of compressed force magic expands around the user when held in hand. The force sphere encases the user and gives them the benefits of the force creature template (see Advanced Bestiary) for one minute. The sphere loses resonance and dissolves after the duration comes to an end.


For the upper levels of the Accursed Halls, I decided to add Azlanti artifacts that had been gathered by the goblins. There isn't much unique Azlanti technology or magic to be discovered in the module and I felt that this should be rectified.

I grabbed the Sunken Empires book from Open Design/Midgard Press and used their Ankeshellian artifacts for Azlanti discoveries. I won't list which ones I used here, rather just point out that book as a good sourcebook that can be used to enrich this module.


I'm running an Echo Wood campaign using Thornkeep and the Emerald Spire and there is not a dedicated thread that non-PFS GMs are allowed to use. I've literally been told not to post in PFS threads, so I may as well start a thread here.

My players started the campaign ostensibly with the desire to enter the Emerald Spire and explore it in its fullest. To that end, they had to gain the permission of the Hellknights in Ft.Inevitable, as the site is restricted due to it being a source of unending evil. They accepted a mission from the Hellknights to capture Krenar Half-Face, a Numerian Alchemist.

Krenar is currently hiding out in the Forgotten Laboratory beneath Thornkeep. The Hellknights reveal that he has been a thorn in their side and that they do not have the resources to track him down whilst maintaining law and order along the Crusader Road.

In the actual module, there is little to no motivation or backstory provided for Krenar. The design of the level is nice, but I had to modify a few things to make it more appealing to a group of seasoned Pathfinder players who've seen everything over the years.

In the following posts, I'll add some of my changes and additions to the module.


. . . Aaand we have a winner! We've found our extra player between here and the Roll20 forum.

We'll leave this thread closed for the time being.

Thanks!


Current Party Composition:

Tiefling Cleric
Azlanti Warder
Island Troll Conscript
Elven Exploiter Wizard
and Human Ranger (cohort)


Well, schedule changes have been brutal this week. We are holding strong at four players, but I am going to open recruitment again for an additional player.

Live game. Every other Wednesday. 7pm EST to 11 PM. Roll20 and Discord.

Apply here or shoot me a PM.


I'll send you a PM.


Recruitment closed. Thanks to all who expressed interest.


We have one spot left for our Emerald Spire campaign. The PCs are in the first level of Thornkeep at present, so you still have time to get in on all the glorious Emerald Spire exploration.

Recruitment thread here.

Six days until I close it again.


We're still early enough in the campaign, that you haven't missed anything.


Only one spot left for the game next Wednesday.


You can just send me a copy in whatever way works for you. I have Hero Lab, but any character sheet or link to one is fine.

I will PM you the discord link and we can follow up there.


Let me know when you get your characters sorted and I'll PM you the invite to the Discord server.

You haven't missed anything from the Emerald Spire yet, as the party has been in the upper level of Thornkeep.


Sounds good. They'll need a reason for wanting to go into the Emerald Spire. Like any good dungeon, rumors of powerful magics and ancient artifacts abound.

If need be, we can come up with something more personal by using the surrounding area of the Echo Wood. Thornkeep and Fort Inevitable are the two closest settlements with a variety of interesting NPCs in each.


They do not have a rogue at present. The ranger is just a ranged combatant.


Hi, Saashaa. We have a few power gamers in the group, so feel free to do as you like. We're using a 15 point build to keep the game from snowballing out of control, but other than that, players are free to play what they like.

We have one player using Path of War and another is using Spheres of Might, so we have a diverse group.


Yes. Everything is pretty much allowed, including various third party materials. I run everything by RAW as much as possible and follow current errata. So you are welcome to come up with what you like.

The party is pretty melee heavy at present, but there are no other restrictions. The build rules are the same as above. 15 points. Two traits per PC or three traits with one drawback taken.

They are currently second level and will hit third pretty soon. I am using milestones, so everyone will level up at the same time.

New PCs will start at second level with standard wealth by level for 2nd.


I am fine with mounts and companions. It is worth noting that this is a very heavy dungeon based adventure. We do spend time outside of the Thornkeep dungeons and the Spire in the forest or the surrounding roads, but underground, mounts would most likely be impractical.


Ok. Great! We are running on Roll20 and using Discord for voice chat.

I've listed the current party composition above. This game is a pretty heavy mix of roleplay and tactical combat.

What are you interested in playing?


We have two openings at present. I have PM'd Darthrancor above but have not heard back from him, so we'll fill those slots with whoever is interested.


Next game on the 19th.


Wednesday nights 7pm EST to 10/11pm EST.


Current party composition:

Tiefling Cleric
Azlanti Warder
Island Troll Conscript
Human Ranger

It's wide open for a proper arcane caster.


Darthrancor wrote:

That's a little frustrating. *shrugs* C'est la vie.

Yeah, let me know! We'd be happy to come in if something changes (barring changes on our end of course). Good luck with the game if it doesn't though!. :D

I'm going to send you a PM. We have two openings if you and your friend want to join.


So far, my players have followed up on the missing girl, Adeline Fraston, who went missing while collecting mushrooms. I put her in a moon spider lair using the Raging Swan Press Spider's Lair pdf to flesh out the details of the lair.

The next hook I plan on using is having Huntmaster Jaevron from the Hunter's Guild introduce Filero Dundaban to the heroes, so they can help him deal with the gangs that are extorting him. I haven't introduced the hook yet and will have to see how the PCs approach it before I flesh it out.

Since that involves potentially three gangs, including the goblin tribe, the Three Daggers gang and the Ironjaw gang, there are many ways they could approach it. They may just go to their known headquarters and confront them directly or they might wait until the gangs come to collect from Filero again.

I'll add further details as they evolve.


I'm running Thornkeep as part of the Emerald Spire Superdungeon. I let my players decide where they wanted to start in the setting, so they wound up going to the Thirsty Ogre in Thornkeep.

I added an opening hook to help set the stage for their interaction with the Hellknights in Fort Inevitable. I had them discover a dead hellknight surrounded by a group of dead Brambleclaw Goblins. The players decided to deliver the dead hellknight to Fort Inevitable and the Hellknight orders therein.

The Hellknights agreed to allow the PCs to apply for a warrant to go into the Emerald Spire in exchange for help dealing with the Numerian alchemist, Krenar Half-Face, who is hiding out in the Accursed Halls.

After being released by the Hellknights, they found the "help needed" listing for help finding the young missing Adeline Fraston in Thornkeep. They journeyed to Echo Cleft and recovered the young girl from a moon spider lair in the woods.

The players finally made it to the entrance to the Accursed Halls, at level two. I added a secret entrance that one of the players knew of from their backstory. They followed this path to the Hall of Demons and the Door of Seven Stars.

We'll pick up from there next time.

If anyone wants any details on my hellknight inciting incident, I will tell you the plot behind it all.

Reading through the book, the only changes I see myself making are changing the black widow spider in the Forgotten Laboratory to a Moon Spider, as it is more appropriate for the Echo Wood setting. I am also considering changing the Alzanti conjurer into an iounomancer kineticist, again, to increase the Azlanti flavor of the adventure.

And I'm going to add a few more ioun stones early on to give the players a taste of Azlant magic. I'm also porting over items from Open Design's Sunken Empires book, as most of the Ankeshellian artifacts are excellent proxies for Azlanti treasures.


Got the last set I could find on the secondary market. Good luck to the rest!


Download my Thornkeep Player's Guide here.

Better late than never. The Campaign Traits in the guide are mostly homebrewed, so double check with your GM as several are slightly more powerful than normal traits.


Anyone got a set of these laying around that you don't want?


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I got the chance to complete the Temple of Elemental Evil during my first edition days, so I am excited to give Paizo's superdungeon some life!

I changed the goblins in level one to deep goblins to match the darkness. Really, it's just a flavor change, but I thought that Deep Goblins would be attracted to the area because of the darkness effect.

To give the deep goblins some flavor, I came up with some new songs.

1) "Tricksy, tricksy in the night
Deep goblins sneak and bite.
Look up high and you'll never know,
we'll bite your feet and bring you low!"

2) "Brambleclaw cousins by dawn's first light,
bite, claw, claw when all is right.
But if the tide turns, they'll run and go.
Leave the Deep Goblins to steal the show.
Deep Goblins, Deep Goblins,
Bathing in the night.
Emerald Spire's keepers, we'll bite. claw, claw, fight!"

3) "Nibble nabble, cut and dabble. Deep Goblins creep, crawl and grabble.
Take you down to Deep Goblin-town, tarred and feathered, a nonsense crown.
Longshanks make for tasty meat. Remember the horse for the Master's treat!
Deep Goblins eat! Deep Goblins meat! Deep Goblins run on smelly feet."


Miira wrote:
Emerald GM wrote:
Miira wrote:

Hey, I'm Gwen. I'm one of the already players. I'm looking into either playing the arcane mage or a channel cleric.

I'm leaning towards the arcane caster because I never really had the chance to play one in the past.

I will play cleric, which is my favorite class, if no one willingly steps up to be the healer. From the sound of this game, a healer will be a important, probably just as much as a rogue type with trap sense.

Planning the party dynamic out on discord will help us live through this dungeon crawl. Looking forward to meeting new peeps.

Gwen, have you seen the Theurge class in the New Paths Compendium? It makes the arcane and divine casting capabilities of the prestige class available at level one.
I've heard of mystic theurge but not theurge class on its own?

Yep. It's in the New Paths Compendium. You should check it out.

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