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Radiant Oath

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Ancient but cursed, Ghul divides his life into chapters thousands of seasons long each!

Those early chapters little more than a fading dream, his humanity in an age lost to time, vibrant of skin and wholesome of appetite, civilized, with passions and interests of mortal mirth, only to persist and decay slowly, everyone he had ever known dying, and even himself, his body, spoiling but never fully spending. For ghul is a dhampir gifted with eternal life but not eternal youth, and despite having lived a full life, lost himself for a time proportionally longer by an order of magnitude beyond even his own comprehension.

Those middle chapters - indeed the greatest span of his time under the hated sun by far! - also a blur, dimmed by a different perception altogether, for Ghul had devolved into a beast of the wood, slaking his sanguine lust upon game and fowl and rodent, and living as an animal, crawling on all fours like a dog, his body weak and yet powerful, his awareness of time only an ever-present "now", living by pure instinct, and losing his ability at speech, as years, decades, centuries without contact with other society-dwelling beings withered the very muscle of complex communication from his bloodthirsty tongue, all-the-while the flames of undeath keeping his undead heart paradoxically ice cold, and the entirety of his being reduced to a simple, primal emotion: hunger.

This late chapter, now, perhaps not even a few decades in length, of his being discovered once again by beings also blessed with longevity (but not cursed by depravity) - a group of elves stewarding the Silvermist Lodges (W5 is Player's Guide) - pitying his very soul, and trapping him for an extended period, nursing him back to some semblance of sentience, and with only the patience a race known for living well beyond the ken of other kin, reteaching him how to speak, to listen, to learn...

...in their absence, Ghul remains, and eventually integrates himself into the quaint community of Willowshore's south side, a huntsman sticking to the edges of the civilization, grateful for his own second chance at a simple life...

Ghul is an Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer) of Ketephys who will have skillset similar to that a Ranger (to balance party DX / INT / CHA skills) and whose negative healing trait will play well with the healing capability of Li Jie Qiang while he contributes lay on hands and stands protectively at the frontline with Kwan Tai seeking cooperative opportunities for Hooli Jinowarui!

Currently borrowing my PFS version of him to apply - will finalize if chosen.

GMing this AP as we speak!

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul nods to Haohji.

Unifax races over to stand as close to the tree as possible.

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Void.
It's what powers that which opposes light.
It's what infuses unlife into the souls of the corrupted undead.

Snow.
It's what opposes the sun.
It's what breaks the year into it's seasons leaving nothing green in it's path.

Ghul contemplates his existence while he trudges through the frozen tundra, void powering his rotted and cold legs throw the frigid snow.

Athletics (Trained): 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (19) + 9 = 28

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none
TechnoDM wrote:

* a list of supplies they should procure before the race begins:

** [code] winter clothes, tent, hatchet, rations, healer's kit, 100 feet of hemp rope, repair kit[/code]

Ghul uses coins from the purse to procure winter clothes, tent, hatchet, rations, healer's kit, 100 feet of hemp rope, and repair kit.

GM - how much time (of the 3 hours) does that take?

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Contrast to the young fighter's cheer, Ghul's consternation and gloom carry him along in pursuit.

Protect my companions, I am sworn to do

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Politics.

A warmongering Lich rises in the east, and the Society sends him to play games with the Northerners.

Ghul remains silent - the frigid chill of the weather leaving icicles in the joints of his rusted heavy armors - his thin desiccated skin unable to provide insulation to his cold dead heart...

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Clanging in heavy armor, if it isn't the sound of heavy metal that first penetrates one of your six senses, then perhaps it is the rank and unmistakable smell of rot, even tamed somewhat by the frigid cold of the north.

With an uneven and unstable gait, the creature approaches, and to your utter horror, raises the visor of it's helmet to reveal sunken eyes which meet yours, tiny specks like a nearly-starless night over a too-bright city, signifying some semblance of life within this poor wretched creature, ugly, silent, still; still not unlike death, the miniature unconscious movements of healthy endothermic vitality noticeably absent. His face - you presume the creature to have once had a male sex - wrinkled like an onion, layer upon layer upon layer, dotted with what seems to once have been age spots, now faded and spread, a disease of spoiled flesh encroaching the curves around his jaw, his cheeks, his brow, the holes that might have once been a nose and ears, his neck.

And the rasp! "I am Ghul. You must be the others" The remnants of his thin lips curl into an unnerving smile as he looks at each in turn. To the untrained, this might seem an intentionally malicious gesture, but a closer examination yields an honest expression unfortunately cast upon a face incapable of preventing the skew of any warm sentiment, purposeful or otherwise. "I will keep you alive" the tiny emphasis on the word is somewhat disturbing - the exclusion of self in it's subject nefariously curious.

Shutting his visor once more, our wretched hero looks ready to depart. Or rather. To make his own trek down the Tarnbreaker's Trail!

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Holding his ground, Ghul bashes through the minion with his shield, offense born of defense, keeping his protection of the others vigilant!

Everstand Shield Boss (2h, blunt) vs Skeleton: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (19) + 9 = 281d8 + 4 ⇒ (2) + 4 = 6
Everstand Shield Boss (2h, blunt) w/ MAP (-5) vs Skeleton: 1d20 + 9 - 5 ⇒ (12) + 9 - 5 = 161d8 + 4 ⇒ (3) + 4 = 7

◆) Raise Shield (to AC 23)
◆) Strike
◆) Strike
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (resist all 5 to ally; choice for foe 0 damage or enfeebled 2)
↺) Shield Block (only if 11 damage or less)
~) First to trigger

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Everstand Shield Boss (2h, blunt) vs Red: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (13) + 9 = 221d8 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 11

◆) Lay on Hands
◆) Strike
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (resist all 5 to ally; choice for foe 0 damage or enfeebled 2)

Touching his angelic companion, vitality flows through the shining unicorn - and Ghul takes a hefty swing, eschewing additional defenses for the moment!

(Unifax +2 status to AC for one round, +6 more positive healing)

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul's strangely-wielded shield softens the brutal attack - then he is showered with pain!

DC 17 Fortitude Save vs Grotesque Gift: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (19) + 7 = 26
DC 17 Fortitude Save vs Grotesque Gift: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (10) + 7 = 17
Basic Fortitude (DC 18) vs Healing Hands (6 positive): 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (17) + 7 = 24

"Tis' what I deserve, for many lives have I taken, even as now I seek redemption..." he murmers to himself as positive energy strips the already-feeble skin from his hunched bones...

(-3 positive damage)

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

His erect stance crumbling into a feral slouch, Ghul grabs his shield with two hands and lurches forward, ready to defend his party!

◆) Stride
◆) Raise Shield (to AC 23)
◆) Everstand Stance
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (resist all 5 to ally; choice for foe 0 damage or enfeebled 2)
↺) Shield Block (hardness 9, 20/20 HPs)
~) First to trigger

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

"Hadrimos, you are forcing our hand - there is a request to hold off on opening this door"

Unwilling to halt or harm his strident ally, Ghul informs him of the impact of his independent action.

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Nodding to Achurius, Ghul guards the door, still as a stone statue.

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul nods gravely at Achurius' assessment.

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Perception (Trained) vs DC 18: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (16) + 7 = 23

Ghul examines the overlooked document.

"Another torn page in the rubble" he reads it "Another journal page of Alystair Caskwater's" he keeps reading "They continue to hunt the mage across Shadow Kortos, and through the dark reflection of the Uromaz Citadel" narrowing his eyes "The last entry indicates that they planned to trap her within by collapsing the citadel above into a massive pile of rubble to kill her and return home"

Looking up, he examines the stonework above him, as if it will suddenly collapse.

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Religion (Trained) vs DC 10: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (14) + 7 = 21

"This depicts the god Aroden raising the Starstone and the Isle of Kortos from beneath the sea... I am unsure of it's significance..." Ghul rasps.

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Clutching his holy symbol to Mother Vulture, Ghul kneels, his rusted armor creaking to accommodate the movement, and whispers a prayer that what has stewed here be prepared to be distributed into the soil back on his home plane.

"We must empty this pool"

Disable (Religion, Trained) vs DC 17: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (7) + 7 = 14
Hero Point!
Disable (Religion, Trained) vs DC 17: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (9) + 7 = 16

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul silently trudges on, his shining steed of equal solemn trotting shortly behind...

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

"ត្រឡប់ទៅផ្នូរជាមួយអ្នកវិញ។"

Demoralize (Intimidation, Trained) w/ Necril: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (3) + 7 = 10

In a low rasp, Ghul orders the creature to banish itself. He then crashes down upon it with his shield, and readies to defend the counterblow!

Everstand Shield Boss (blunt) vs Probably White: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (4) + 9 = 131d8 + 4 ⇒ (8) + 4 = 12

◆) Raise a Shield
◆) Demoralize
◆) Strike
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (resist all 5 to ally; choice for foe 0 damage or enfeebled 2)
↺) Shield Block (hardness 9, 20/20 HPs)
~) First to trigger

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

After White

Ghul steels with his shield against the clashing lines, and bashes with his shield against the vague undead creature that appears most wounded.

Everstand Shield Boss (blunt) vs Probably White: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (20) + 9 = 291d8 + 4 ⇒ (1) + 4 = 5

◆) Raise a Shield
◆) Strike
↺) Shield Block

Meanwhile...

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Stepping like stone into the center of the hall, Ghul laxens his posture into that of a wild animal holding onto a shield with both hands, hunched and savage, ready to defend his party from any attack!

◆) Raise Shield (to AC 23)
◆) Everstand Stance
◆) Step
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (resist all 5 to ally; choice for foe 0 damage or enfeebled 2)
↺) Shield Block (hardness 9, 20/20 HPs)
~) First to trigger

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul nods bravely, ready to proceed.

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

"One called Hekoz - deathless and magical" he looks towards Achurius as he intones that word "had many possessions inside of Citadel Uromaz, but so too was the keep adorned - it will be difficult to determine which book, tapestry, or rug had which master"

Stooping helpfully to share what he knows, Ghul returns shortly to a stone-like stance, guarded.

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Clanging in heavy armor, if it isn't the sound of heavy metal that first penetrates one of your six senses, then perhaps it is the rank and unmistakable smell of rot!

With an uneven and unstable gait, the creature approaches, and to your utter horror, raises the visor of it's helmet to reveal sunken eyes which meet yours, tiny specks like a nearly-starless night over a too-bright city, signifying some semblance of life within this poor wretched creature, ugly, silent, still; still not unlike death, the miniature unconscious movements of healthy endothermic vitality noticeably absent. His face - you presume the creature to have once had a male sex - wrinkled like an onion, layer upon layer upon layer, dotted with what seems to once have been age spots, now faded and spread, a disease of spoiled flesh encroaching the curves around his jaw, his cheeks, his brow, the holes that might have once been a nose and ears, his neck.

And the rasp! "I am Ghul. You must be the others" The remnants of his thin lips curl into an unnerving smile as he looks at each in turn. To the untrained, this might seem an intentionally malicious gesture, but a closer examination yields an honest expression unfortunately cast upon a face incapable of preventing the skew of any warm sentiment, purposeful or otherwise. "I will keep you alive" the tiny emphasis on the word is somewhat disturbing - the exclusion of self in it's subject nefariously curious.

Shutting his visor once more, our wretched hero looks ready to depart. Or rather. To make his own [bigger[Footsteps of Horror![/bigger]

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

"Steel" he says while Unifax helps her up, keeping his distance as the bruises well up on her body.

Later, they both disappear during drinks when it seems that the social affair is well under way, seeking new adventure, beast and beast of burden...

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

”I suggest you yield”

Sensing the blood in his opponent’s neck, Ghul manages to restrain himself, instead swacking her with his shield two-handed.

Everstand Shield Boss (Blunt) vs Dura: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (17) + 9 = 261d8 + 4 ⇒ (3) + 4 = 7

◆) Raise Shield (to AC 23)
◆) Strike
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (Redeem or Resist 5 + Enfeeble 2)
↺) Shield Block (if 18 or less damage)
~) First Reaction to Trigger

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Getting his first lick in, our pallid hero shambles right up to Dura and thwacked her with his shield!

Everstand Shield Boss (Blunt): 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (3) + 9 = 121d8 + 4 ⇒ (1) + 4 = 5

◆) Raise Shield (to AC 23)
◆) Stride
◆) Strike
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (Redeem or Resist 5 + Enfeeble 2)
↺) Shield Block (if 18 or less damage)
~) First Reaction to Trigger

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghoul flashes his fangs at Halran - rotting and jagged - causing the otherwise confident swordsman to pull his blow, repelled by the sheer bestiality of our doomed knight!

↺) Glimpse of Redemption (Redeem or Resist 5 + Enfeeble 2)

Once he does, his hideous face, contorted from the passage of time, desiccated and dry, cracks into a broken smile.

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Reflex vs 2 fire Burning Hands (DC 17) w/ +2 bulwark: 1d20 + 6 + 2 ⇒ (16) + 6 + 2 = 24

A single flame licks the dry skin of our gaunt hero, marring his already misshapen skin further but nigh unnoticeably...

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NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul advances hands over knuckles, his posture stooped, dragging his shield behind, and hoisting it akimbo once more.

◆) Raise Shield (to AC 23)
◆) Stride
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (Redeem or Resist 5 + Enfeeble 2)
↺) Shield Block (if 18 or less damage)
~) First Reaction to Trigger

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Like an animal, Ghul crawls forward on all fours, stopping just short of the halfway breach, and holding his shield with both hands, he rises to a bestial slouch, bracing the protective barrier against impact.

◆) Stride
◆) Everstand Stance
◆) Raise Shield (to AC 23)
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (Redeem or Resist 5 + Enfeeble 2)
↺) Shield Block (if 18 or less damage)
~) First Reaction to Trigger

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Athletics (Trained): 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (6) + 9 = 15

Supernatural strength too much for the thin flaky skin of his palms, it is with horrible gore that the knotted rope burns off much of our dhampir hero's geriatric handflesh - exposing the bones and ligaments and black blood beneath! - and losing him his firm grip nearly altogether...

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Certain that the skills of tug-o-war will never have practical application in the field, our pallid hero continues to heave none-the-less!

Athletics (Trained): 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (15) + 9 = 24

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Athletics (Trained): 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (17) + 9 = 26

Through his heavy armor, our pallid hero's body conveys sickness, frailty, and decay, his thin limbs stiff and taut, hairless, and eerily silent, except for the creak of metal scrapping against the floor. With sudden, unexpected speed, Ghul steps to behind the rope, and heaves with supernatural strength, tugging with a pained grip, shedding some of his flaky skin onto the rope in the same spot where a proper "burn" might otherwise imprint itself upon more supple flesh!

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul watches the negotiation, stone still, his armor nary creaking from lack of motion, like a sentry over nowhere, guarding nothing...

Party Votes:

Insults @ ☑
Poetry:
Tug-of-War ☑☑
Medicine @ ☑☑☑
Cat Calling:
Battlefield Conditions @ ☑☑

Two PCs to vote!

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Unnatural in social circumstances, Ghul keeps the thrashy rasp of his voice contained, his poor posture making up for erectness with the utter stillness of death, standing like a statue, unmoving...

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Oh the rasp!

A voice like metal scraping stone, a weak vibration of a vocal chord thinned through use, the repetitive strain of sound squeezing out what elasticity it might have once had, attaining through hearing the psychological equivalent of death, paining any ear within reach, spoiling any mortal skin into goose flesh, signaling danger by any natural impulse, and so, the very words themselves against the contrast of their delivery!

”I am Ghul. You look upon me with pity, for ever in pain am I, my body, as you see it, feels on the inside what it looks on the outside. But I have been given a second chance, and with it, have proven myself, to earn my keep among the fully living, to advance the cause of you Pathfinders here”

As he speaks, the the unicorn strides to stand beside him, and he indicates it ”My steed Unifax, through the bond we share, occupy this existence as one” his terrible smile returns here, the expression hard to understand, menacing perhaps in lieu of the tenderness such a visage can only abort ”It is our pleasure to make your acquaintance” and with a surprising gesture, he kneels before Haohji and Moonshadow, pausing overlong to convey respect.

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Truly a wretched creature to behold with any sense, shambling into the lodge, rotting skin and near odor of decay, the clanking sound of heavy armor held aloft by a body wasted away, withered, worn, matching metal and what was once presumably man, rusted and jagged edge, scraping the floor with unfathomable pitch, ear screeching, neck hair standing, the deathly palor of our doomed hero’s face, shriveled and scarred, nigh featureless, peers up to observe the surroundings of the lodge that gave him a chance despite his horrid appearance, and smiles, thin dry lips stretching across teeth faded and missing and cracked...

Radiant Oath

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NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul weeps for the Kayal who at the last moment had chosen to redeem himself, but was instead engulfed in a final killing flame.

The ducts in his eyes long since dried out, instead of salty tears streaming down his cracked cheeks, he kneels in his heavy and rusted armor, the creaking sounds adding to the heaves of his chest that pulse with the sporadicity of embodied sadness, chipping away at his soul, his soft but raspy moans emanating out from his bowed head cupped in his open-palm hands covering his face in shame.

Unifax comes to gently stand beside him, silent and empathetic in his support, and letting the spell run it's full course with stolid patience, his golden horn reflecting the single beam of sunlight now shining through a just-fallen window board, pouring a faint light into this dark room...

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Unifax
◆) Strike

Ghul
◆) Raise a Shield
◆) Stride
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (Redeem or Resist 4 + Enfeeble 2)
↺) Shield Block (Hardness 7 w/ stance, HP 19/20, BT 10)
~) First Reaction to Trigger

Seeing his mighty companion fell his foe, Ghul closes in on the remaining!

"It is not too late to surrender!" he issues a single, final warning!

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

His bondmate's full rancor unleashing, Ghul steels himself against the retatiation!

◆) Raise Shield (to AC 22)
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (Redeem or Resist 4 + Enfeeble 2)
↺) Shield Block (Hardness 7 w/ stance, HP 19/20, BT 10)
~) First Reaction to Trigger

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

↺) Shield Block (Hardness 7 w/ stance, HP 19/20, BT 10)

Ghul interposes his shield between the hatchet and his-rotting-corpse-of-a-body, turning the sure shot into a glancing blow!

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul moves up cautiously to the "human prisoner" most northerly...

"What say you?" wary as the last of these "human prisoners" made sudden violent moves...

◆) Raise Shield (to AC 22)
◆) Stride
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (Redeem or Resist 4 + Enfeeble 2)
↺) Shield Block (Hardness 7 w/ stance, HP 20/20, BT 10)
~) First Reaction to Trigger

If human prisoner attacks:

Ghul retaliates!

◆) Strike

Everstand Shield Boss (2h) vs Human Prisoner: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (3) + 8 = 111d8 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 11

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul raises his shield and strides with Unifax further into the room.

"Are you hurt?" he calls out to the nearest prisoner - the rasp of his voice scratching against the tense air.

◆) Unifax Stride
+
◆) Ghul Raise Shield
◆) Ghul Stride
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (Redeem or Resist 4 + Enfeeble 2)
↺) Shield Block (Hardness 7 w/ stance, HP 20/20, BT 10)
~) First Reaction to Trigger

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

"Silent predators stalk us now - be ready for when they show their faces!"

◆) Seek
◆) Everstand Stance
◆) Raise Shield
+
↺) Glimpse of Redemption (Redeem or Resist 4 + Enfeeble 2)
↺) Shield Block (Hardness 7 w/ stance, HP 20/20, BT 10)
~) First Reaction to Trigger

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul listens into the darkness, trying to perceive his foes!

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Ghul stairs into the darkness, trying to perceive his foes!

◆) Seek

+6 Perception w/ LLV using 30-foot cone pointed in the direction Ghul heard footsteps disappearing into (or just north-westerly failing that)

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

After some laying on of hands - the act of which soothes our hero's undead heart - he speaks to agree with Smell of Pines.

"We must follow the arsonists"

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Taking turns now, Unifax spins around, while Ghul raises his shield high into the air and crashes it down upon the remaining bloodsucker!

◆) Lay on Hands (+6 HPs to Unifax, +2 AC)
◆) Everstand Stance
◆) Strike

Everstand Shield Boss (2h) w/ Bless (+1) w/ Concealment Flat Check (DC 5) vs Last Sucker: 1d20 + 8 + 1 ⇒ (20) + 8 + 1 = 291d8 + 4 ⇒ (3) + 4 = 71d20 ⇒ 19

A sensation most unexpected, Ghul feels his undead heart climax a little as the goo splatters far and wide, covering him with the blood of his own guardian, and his temptation surges with blindsiding overspike - he responds with a tremor that reminds him of the ordeal he suffered not a week or two ago, and falls to his knees, desperately scraping the blood from his armor and affects with a torn piece of blood-dry garment from nearby - his whole body itching! - rubbing away the foul crimson fluid that cakes his pallid flesh!

Radiant Oath

NG Dhampir (Straveika) Outskirt Dweller Champion (Redeemer of Ketaphys) / Barbarian (Spirit) 2 | ◆◇↺ | Explore: Defend
Stats:
AC 20 or 22 shield (hard 5, break 10) | Fortitude (+7), Reflex (+6), Will (+9) | Perception (+7 or +8 vs Lies or to Sense Motive) w/ Lowlight | Speed 20
♥️ 33/33 + 20/20 shield | ☀️ □□ |☘️ □ | ✋ Shortbow | ⚕ none

Strategically positioned between two one bloodseeker, Ghul watches as Unifax thrusts left and stomps right!

↺) Glimpse of Redemption (Redeem or Resist 4 + Enfeeble 2)

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