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CorvusMask wrote:
Anyway, while I don't dislike high tier starship combat, I think I probably have to ask those wary of it if tag in this case means starship skill challenge or combat?

This scenario contains starship combat.

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Just popping in to answer a few questions:

You'll notice we kept the options in this survey as broad as possible. This was intentional, but yes, it does mean that some options overlap with facilities already in the Lorespire Complex. Rest assured that whatever option is selected, we'll work internally to ensure it's distinct from anything else already in the complex and that it fits in with Absalom Station and our setting.

Would I love a book about the Starfinder Society or Absalom Station? Yes, absolutely! There are no books currently announced on either topic.

As to whether we'll be seeing more detail on other locations in the Lorespire Complex in the coming years? I can assure you that showcasing and utilizing the locations within the Lorespire Complex that already exist is on my radar and matters to me. As to when you can start to see these locations hit gaming tables? Related scenarios are not yet announced.

Thanks all for your participation and thoughtful feedback!

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Mike Kimmel wrote:
Just wait until you see the art for all of the other linnorm kids. They're precious angels, and they can do no wrong.

Fact! My little linnorm darlings are adorable.

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To echo CorvusMask, this is definitely not whining. Our bold formatting is there for a purpose and both accessibility and readability are important to us. Thank you for pointing this (odd) error out. As correcting these issues takes more than one team along the way, I can't speak to speed, but I can say I'm looking into it and getting the process started.

Thanks!

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Guess? wrote:

We could total up the entire cost of everyone's defrex herding gear and divide it up eavenly amongst everyone. So if Guess? is successful at getting a free mount, we can evenly distribute the savings / costs amongst all 6 party members. I'm totally okay with that. We can actually even deduct it from the coffer loot slide payout amount so no need to actually deduct the credits we have on hand in our character sheets.

Sound good? Seems to me like this encounter is a group thing so the total cost can just be divided evenly across the entire group.

Yeah, I'm fine with that.

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Never resist the urge to watch Firefly!

And yes, I highly recommend the Expanse for anyone who hasn't watched it. It's really good.

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Del Reisora wrote:

Dozens of chef's knives appear inside the enercopter, jabbing into the pink hobgoblin!

A moment later the knives vanish, leaving bloody wounds.

Woah, now that's a scene out of a supernatural horror movie!

Ha! It's supposed to be tiny needles, which is even creepier. And it has better effects if I use a full action to cast it. I love puncture veil.

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Alex Speidel wrote:
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

Hey Jessica -- I am going to be so excited to GM your adventure live at SkalCon on Saturday morning. I just hope that we get enough players to have a fun run of it! I am so looking forward to this one!

Hmm

Well I regret to inform you that as a direct result of this post, you're stuck with me at your table.

Have fun!!

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Thanks everyone! Happy to be here, as always.

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Perception:

Perception: Joanna: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (6) + 5 = 11
Perception: Mysterra: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (15) + 3 = 18
Perception: Pablo: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (8) + 3 = 11
Perception: Sokon: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (12) + 5 = 17
Stealth: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (16) + 7 = 23
Stealth: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (12) + 7 = 19
Stealth: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (18) + 7 = 25

Initiative:

Initiative: Joanna: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (5) + 4 = 9
initiative: Mysterra: 1d20 + 0 ⇒ (8) + 0 = 8
Initiative: Pablo: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 8
Initiative: Sokon: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (13) + 3 = 16
Initiative: Hobgar: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (12) + 3 = 15
Initiative: Hobgar: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (7) + 3 = 10
Initiative: Hobgar: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (10) + 3 = 13

Rolls:

1d20 + 1 ⇒ (10) + 1 = 11
1d20 + 1 ⇒ (20) + 1 = 21
2d4 ⇒ (3, 1) = 4
1d20 + 3 ⇒ (19) + 3 = 22
1d3 ⇒ 1
1d100 ⇒ 35

The group sets out through the misty jungle with Joanna leading the way. The mist is dense and the jungle is loud, with the sounds of chirping birds, hooting primates, and the persistent crackle of electric jolts spawned by the mist.

In time, Joanna pauses the group at the edge of a clearing filled with thick, tall grass. Outside the grass field, the jungle thickens, making moving through it incredibly difficult. If you try to go through the jungle, one space counts as three spaces for moving. After a moment's hesitation, the group begins their trek through the tall grass.

There's a flash of blue and brown fur as a strange little primate bites at Joanna's leg, letting out a loud WHOOP! Relying on her years of ninja training, Joanna dodges out of the way, narrowly avoiding the little furry primate's sharp teeth. Another furry primate bites at Mysterra, chomping on her leg for 4 piercing damage! There's a cracking sound, and a lightning bolt shoots out of the mist at Joanna, blasting her in the chest for 3 electricity damage.

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 1 - Bold may act!
Sokon (damage taken: 0)
——————
Hobgar (yellow) (damage taken: 0)
Hobgar (green) (damage taken: 0)
Hobgar (blue) (damage taken: 0)
——————
Joanna (damage taken: 0)
Pablo (damage taken: 0)
Mysterra (damage taken: 0)

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
You cannot see further than 30 ft. Everyone within 30 ft. Is concealed (20% miss chance). Adjacent creatures are not concealed.

PENDING
Sokon, go!

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Rolls:

1d20 + 6 ⇒ (11) + 6 = 17
1d6 + 3 ⇒ (5) + 3 = 8

1d20 + 2 ⇒ (5) + 2 = 7
1d8 + 1 ⇒ (7) + 1 = 8
1d20 ⇒ 18
1d4 ⇒ 4
1d20 + 2 ⇒ (11) + 2 = 13
1d4 + 1 ⇒ (3) + 1 = 4

1d20 + 2 ⇒ (11) + 2 = 13
1d8 + 1 ⇒ (5) + 1 = 6
1d20 ⇒ 4
1d4 ⇒ 3
1d20 + 2 ⇒ (2) + 2 = 4
1d4 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 2

The purple lizardfolk rushes forward and digs their claws into the yellow wolf, drawing blood. (8 damage to the yellow wolf!) Meanwhile, the lizardfolk guards swing morning stars, slash with claws, and snap their jaws, but Tasya manages to dodge out of the way of each attack.

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 2 - Bold may act!

Rattler (orange) (damage taken: 0)
Dancer (pink) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (yellow) (damage taken: 12)
Boss (blue) (damage taken: 5)
———
Hopwil (damage taken: 0)
Valcoono (damage taken: 0)
———
Croc (white) (damage taken: 0)
———
Tasya (damage taken: 6)
———
Dancer (purple) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (red) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (aqua) (damage taken: 2)
———
Avri (damage taken: 0)
Pixy (damage taken: 0)
Harelow (damage taken: 0)
Wolf (Yellow) (damage taken: 8)
Wolf (Navy) (damage taken: 0)
Wolf (Blue) (damage taken: 0)
———
Croc (black) (damage taken: 0)
———

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
Pixy: Protection from Evil (2/60 rounds used), Shield (2/60 rounds used, summoned wolves)
Tasya: Heroism (60 minutes), Mirror Image (3 images)
Rattler: Inspire Courage.

PENDING
Avri, Pixy and Harelow can go!

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Does anyone have survival to navigate through the misty jungle? Are you travelling by stealth again? Or without stealth but moving faster?

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Delving into the library, the group finds numerous copper and metal tomes, all magically hovering throughout the archive. It looks like any books near ground level were consumed or stolen, but those higher up remain untouched.

Unfortunately, none of you can understand the text inside the books. Still, you collect a number that look particularly valuable. At Capa's touch, one of the copper plates disintegrates, forming a series of glowing gold arcane sigils that orbit his head like a halo. This functions as a crown of blasting.

Does Capa or Rocky want to keep it?

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Rolls:
1d20 + 5 ⇒ (5) + 5 = 10

The wolves viciously attack the teal lizardfolk, but only one wolf manages to get through the lizard folk's tough armor. Harelow completely misses, but Avri stabs the yellow lizardfolk in the side with his fine dagger, driving the lizardfolk to the ground where he quickly falls unconscious.

The orange lizardfolk shakes his maracas and sings, inspiring his companions to greater heights. The pink lizardfolk rushes closer, claws bared, and the massive blue lizardfolk king pulls out a javelin and throws it at the yellow wolf, but his javelin goes wide and strikes the far wall. He snarls in anger!

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 2 - Bold may act!

Rattler (orange) (damage taken: 0)
Dancer (pink) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (yellow) (damage taken: 12)
Boss (blue) (damage taken: 5)
———
Hopwil (damage taken: 0)
Valcoono (damage taken: 0)
———
Croc (white) (damage taken: 0)
———
Tasya (damage taken: 6)
———
Dancer (purple) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (red) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (aqua) (damage taken: 2)
———
Avri (damage taken: 0)
Pixy (damage taken: 0)
Harelow (damage taken: 0)
———
Croc (black) (damage taken: 0)
———

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
Pixy: Protection from Evil (1/60 rounds used), Shield (1/60 rounds used)
Tasya: Heroism (60 minutes), Mirror Image (3 images)
Rattler: Inspire Courage.

PENDING
Hopwil and Valcoono can go!

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Daisy blasts the blue bug with her crown, searing its antennae right off and heavily damaging the creature.

Donny tears into the other bug, ripping its carapace open with his sharp talons. Dora tries to finish off the bug but her bite misses completely. Bigfoot trundles into the fray and finishes off one of the bugs, but Happy's too busy fighting alongside Bigfoot to take down the last bug.

Slowly, Rocky shuffles over from across the battlefield and bops the last bug on the head with his big rock fist. The bug crumples under the blow, leaving out heroes victorious.

Inside, the archive is quiet.

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You find two suits of troop ceremonial plate and two survival knives.

Pay attention to what gear you're proficient with!

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Initiative:

Initiative: Capa: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (9) + 5 = 14
initiative: Daisy: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (15) + 3 = 18
Initiative: Rhesa: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (5) + 7 = 12
Initiative: Rocky: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (16) + 9 = 25
Initiative: Gilderoy: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (18) + 3 = 21
Initiative: Larkspur: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (11) + 2 = 13
Initiative: Rust Monster Red: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (5) + 3 = 8
Initiative: Rust Monster Blue: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (8) + 3 = 11
Initiative: Rust Monster Green: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 3 = 4

Rolls:

1d20 + 6 ⇒ (17) + 6 = 23
1d20 + 6 ⇒ (14) + 6 = 20
1d20 + 6 ⇒ (14) + 6 = 20
Reflex: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (19) + 11 = 30

Three bugs with fuzzy antennae scurry into the room! Two go right for Dora and Daisy, the first rubbing its antennae all over the metal bits and barding on Dora's saddle and the other rubbing it's antennae on Daisy's fine chain shirt.

Dora and Daisy must each attempt a DC 15 Reflex save.
Reflex Dora: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (4) + 9 = 13
Reflex Daisy: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (15) + 11 = 26

Daisy easily twists out of the way, keeping her armor safe, but Dora's not so lucky! All of the metal buckles and clips holding the saddle on Dora's back rust away to dust! The saddle suddenly slips off Dora's back and Daisy goes tumbling to the ground! Daisy! Attempt a DC 15 Reflex save. If you pass, you land on your feet. If you fail, you land on your back and are prone.

The other runs at Rocky, turns, and rubs its antennae on Rhesa's newly drawn sword! Rhesa easily raises her sword up into the air, keeping it out of the bug's reach.

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 1 - Bold may act!

Rocky (damage taken: 0)
Darkwood Cobra (damage taken: 0)
Scarecrow (damage taken: 0)
Daisy (damage taken: 0)
Dora (damage taken: 0)
Bigfoot (damage taken: 0)
Happy (damage taken: 0)
Peanut Butter (damage taken: 0)
Donny (damage taken: 0)
Gilderoy (damage taken: 0)
Larkspur (damage taken: 0)
Capa (damage taken: 0)
Tot (damage taken: 0)
Rhesa (damage taken: 0)
————
Blue (damage taken: 0)
Red (damage taken: 0)
Green (damage taken: 0)

————

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
Dora's saddle is broken.

PENDING
Daisy must attempt a Reflex save.
Everyone can go.

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The group scurries through pressing crowd, pushing and shoving and winding their way through—and keeping a close eye on their loot!

Finally, they arrive at their home just outside town, and stash their loot inside.

As you pass through Wati, everyone can give me a Knowledge Local check, a Perception check or a Diplomacy check to Gather Information.

When you arrive at your home, what are you doing? How are you stashing away your treasure? Are you eating dinner in or going out to eat? Any plans?

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As the group argues, with Daisy leading one way and Rocky leading the other, there's a clattering from within the domed archive... Silence.... Then a rapid skittering across stone. Something is coming!

Everyone has one action to take before combat truly starts and I roll initiative. If you want to move or hide, now's the time!

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The group presses on, into the domed building. Inside, they're greeted by a tangle of halls. The grand crystal dome atop the structure has collapsed into massive shards that jut from the floor at odd angles. A cracked, tessellated floor and worn stone alcoves and walls highlight this ancient building. Dirt and debris on the floor indicate animals or creatures of some kind live here. Their scat is oddly shiny.

The walls reach up very high, nearly thirty feet into the air. Lining the walls from about 10 feet in the air and higher, are thin engraved copper plates, which float gently in the air, bundled in groups like open books. Their tarnished pages no doubt filled with all manner of esoterica — if only you could read them.

Below 10 feet, there's nothing on the walls, as if someone's stolen all the books they could reach.

Everyone place yourselves at the map's entrance. You enter from the direction of the yellow arrow. Is there anything you're doing as you enter? Discuss among yourselves where you're going.

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The group passes by the gate. Outside, a crowd lingers to cheer on the explorers. Some see the group's pile of loot and start shouting prices at them, hoping to purchase the goods for cheap.

Did you want to try selling some of your items to the crowds? It's likely you'll get less money than if you sold to a vendor, and much less than you'd get at an auction, but it's also easy to get rid of right now.

How do you react to the crowd of cheering, yelling, grasping people?

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Rolls:

1d20 + 2 ⇒ (20) + 2 = 22
1d20 + 2 ⇒ (16) + 2 = 18
1d8 + 1 ⇒ (5) + 1 = 6
1d20 + 2 ⇒ (12) + 2 = 14

The purple dancer lizardfolk rushes forward with a howl. Meanwhile, the nearby lizardfolk guards form a wall of their bodies, blocking the way forward and swinging their morning stars. One targets Tasya, cracking her in the shoulder 6 damage to Tasya; and the other targets Avri, narrowly missing thanks to his magical protections!

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 1 - Bold may act!

Rattler (orange) (damage taken: 0)
Dancer (pink) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (yellow) (damage taken: 9)
Boss (blue) (damage taken: 5)
———
Hopwil (damage taken: 0)
Valcoono (damage taken: 0)
———
Croc (white) (damage taken: 0)
———
Tasya (damage taken: 6)
———
Dancer (purple) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (red) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (aqua) (damage taken: 0)
———
Avri (damage taken: 0)
Pixy (damage taken: 0)
Harelow (damage taken: 0)
———
Croc (black) (damage taken: 0)
———

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
Pixy: Protection from Evil (1/60 rounds used), Shield (1/60 rounds used)
Tasya: Heroism (60 minutes), Mirror Image (3 images)

PENDING
Avri, Pixy and Harelow can go!

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Valcoono returns with no more lizardfolk! You think this is the last of them — or at least the last of those who are willing to fight.

Meanwhile, Hopwil's arrow slams into the boss!
I think your roll should have been +11 attack (unless you're within 30 feet or you choose to activate your Tiger animal focus as a swift action). Then the damage has a typo; it should be: 1d6. I don't see any way he'd have a +2 to his damage, but if he was within 30 feet he'd have a +1 to damage. Unless you use one of your magic +1 arrows?

As the boss's blood drops into the pool, the white crocodile snaps its jaws hungrily.

Tasya, go!

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The group hurries to the exit where they're greeted by a familiar face—Bal Themm!—the friendly guard who let them into the Necoropolis early this morning.

"Back just before my shift ends, hey?" she asks pleasantly. "Happy to see you return. Many groups haven't yet." She grows silent for a moment, then shakes her head and smiles, rattling off questions while a lottery official scribes notes on a piece of papyrus and a second official examines your treasures.

"Which site did you explore?"

"What purpose did the site serve?"

"What condition was the site in upon your arrival?"

"What condition was the site in upon your departure?"

"Recount your experience within."

"What objects did you remove from the site?"

"What records did you keep?"

"Have you any documents or relics to turn over to the church?"

"And finally, if considered worthy, would you like to continue in the lottery?"

Please answer each question as clearly as you can. Remember: your continued participation might depend upon how detailed your responses and your attitude to these officials.

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Initiative:

Initiative: Avri: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 3 = 5
Initiative: Hopwil: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (5) + 4 = 9
Initiative: Valcoono: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (2) + 4 = 6
Initiative: Pixy: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5
Initiative: Harelow: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 = 3
Initiative: Tasya: 1d20 + 0 ⇒ (8) + 0 = 8
Guard:: 1d20 ⇒ 12
Guard:: 1d20 ⇒ 6
Guard:: 1d20 ⇒ 6
Rattler:: 1d20 ⇒ 19
Dancer:: 1d20 ⇒ 7
Dancer:: 1d20 ⇒ 12
Croc:: 1d20 ⇒ 9
Croc:: 1d20 ⇒ 5
Boss:: 1d20 ⇒ 11

1d20 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 = 3

Hopwil hides in the shadows.

The Rattler continues to play music and sing as the two dancing lizardfolk stomp and howl, drowning out the sounds of spell casting. One of the nearby lizardfolk guards spots the party, letting out a fierce bellow as he charges at Avri, raises a Morningstar, and brings it down at his head. Fortunately, the lizardfolk slips in the mud and nearly hits his own toes.

The lizardfolk on the throne looks toward the entrance and shouts in a foreign tongue, causing the music to come to a grinding halt. The massive creature stands, draws a javelin, points at the party, and laughs.

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 1 - Bold may act!

Rattler (orange) (damage taken: 0)
Dancer (pink) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (yellow) (damage taken: 0)
Boss (blue) (damage taken: 0)
———
Hopwil (damage taken: 0)
Valcoono (damage taken: 0)
———
Croc (white) (damage taken: 0)
———
Tasya (damage taken: 0)
———
Dancer (purple) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (red) (damage taken: 0)
Lizardfolk (aqua) (damage taken: 0)
———
Avri (damage taken: 0)
Pixy (damage taken: 0)
Harelow (damage taken: 0)
———
Croc (black) (damage taken: 0)
———

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
Pixy: Protection from Evil (1/60 rounds used), Shield (1/60 rounds used)
Tasya: Heroism (60 minutes), Mirror Image (3 images)

PENDING
Hopwil and Valcoono can go!

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Rolls:

2d6 ⇒ (3, 5) = 8

Joanna leaps up the tree like a monkey, but the group all miss their attacks—all but Sokon, who pummels the soldier with magical missiles. As the soldier falls, her weapon discharges, firing at a particularly dense patch of fog that sends of a chain reaction of electrical charges and bolts.

Everyone takes 8 electricity damage, or 4 if they succeed at a DC 13 Reflex save.

As the blinding series of flashes and shocks winds down, the group is alone in the clearing, with the bodies of two soldiers dressed in green armor—presumably Azlanti soldiers, if they're from the same place as that drone Sokon analyzed earlier.

What's up?

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The group presses on, through waist deep, muddy water and clouds of flies, deeper into the lizardfolk den. Soon, the mud tunnel gives way to a large circular chamber—the largest you've seen in the den and the first you've seen of natural stone.

The cavern spirals down like a corkscrew into a partially flooded pool with a circular pillar rising from its centre. Atop this pillar is a throne, built of bone and wood, upon which sits a massive lizardfolk — nearly 11 feet tall! — back lined with spines and wearing a thorn-tipped crown (blue lizardfolk). Two crocodiles peek out of the water surrounding the pillar. Nearby, further up the ramp, is a lizardfolk that shakes shell maracas and sings a song (orange). Atop the rise and across the room, two Lizardfolk bedecked in feathers and shawls dance wildly purple and pink.

On the highest level, similar to your elevation, are two massive cages containing scared and tired looking grippli. A trio of muscular lizardfolk guard the chamber, close to you.

How do you approach? You can each take one action before I roll initiative.

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Rolls:

1d20 + 6 ⇒ (5) + 6 = 11

Joanna and Pablo both miss their targets, but Mysterra's scattergun strikes both of the armoured soldiers and Sokon's magic missiles slam into the one with the red visor, knocking her over. She doesn't get back up. The last soldier standing aims their rifle at Mysterra and fires, but her aim is thrown off by the dense mist.

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 2/3 - Bold may act!
Joanna (damage taken: 0)
——————
Azlanti Cadet (blue) (damage taken: 6)
Azlanti Cadet (red) (damage taken: 13)
——————
Pablo (damage taken: 4)
Sokon (damage taken: 0)
Mysterra (damage taken: 0)

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
You cannot see further than 30 ft. Everyone within 30 ft. Is concealed.

PENDING
Everyone, go!

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The group reaches a large domed building located at the base of another cliff. The grand crystal dome atop this building has collapsed, presumably landing inside the building. Outside, cracked pillars, a shattered front walk, and statuary indicate the building was a place of importance. The front door still hangs on its hinges, although only the top portion of the door and the top hinge remains. The rest of the door is missing.

Engineering or Perception DC 20:

The stone all around the door is undamaged and the edges on the bottom of the door are rusty. However, if the door had rusted apart, there would be rust and metal on the ground nearby and there's not. Roll a Knowledge (Dungeoneering) check.

Perception DC 25:

You notice a stone mound with words engraved on it. Roll a Linguistics check.

What are you doing outside? Any prep spells or abilities?

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"It is!" Faiza retorts. "Keep moving."

The group continues past the well, until they reach a tall obelisk, marked with hieroglyphs and Pharasma's religious iconography. Located a short distance from the Necropolis' entrance, this is a holy site, a landmark, and a grave marker honouring all those who died in the Plague of Madness. Here, citizens of Wati can enter, pray and honour their ancestors, then leave, without venturing deeper into the Necropolis.

At the sight of Pharasma's Needle, the Voices of the Spire point. "Exit's just past the Needle. You can find your way from here."

They turn and leave, heading back into the Necropolis.

What do you do?

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The group sets out through the desolate, empty streets, keeping a brisk pace but moving in silence. The distant sound of scrabbling claws, howling voices, and mournful wails are nearly drowned out by the constant wind, and the swish of sand across stone.

In time, the group passes by the Umbracene Well, a massive hole in the earth, ringed in stones like a well, that drops down into darkness. The Voices of the Spire each raise a hand, drawing a spiral over their hearts with a finger, to ward themselves from evil with the sigil of Pharasma, goddess of life, death, and fate.

"Stay away from the edge," Faiza remarks, breaking the silence for the first time during the walk. "Evil dwells within." She doesn't explain further.

Rolls:

Bunursa: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (17) + 8 = 25
Ava: 1d20 ⇒ 18
Ankhet: 1d20 + 13 ⇒ (16) + 13 = 29
Usathis: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (13) + 2 = 15
Kembe: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (3) + 7 = 10

Bunursa and Ava hear whispers rising up from the well. Distant echoing voices that sound vaguely familiar. The pair strain to catch the words... Bunursa, you recognize one of the voices as your grandma who died when you were a little bunny! And Ava's certain she hears her mother down there... (Ava's mother kicked her out and is alive) Neither of you can quite tell what Bunursa's grandma or Ava's mom are saying.

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I've got Mysticism as well, but it's not going to be my best skill either.

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The group continues without healing, pressing on across the uneven field of rubble and ruined buildings to a dome in the distance and keeping an eye out for more strange lights.

As the group travels, their eyes start to hurt, as if from strain, and their throats get scratchy and sore.

Fortitude saving throw from everyone. Animals and magical beasts are not affected and don't need to attempt a save.

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Oh, definitely go with whatever most excites you PaleDim! Even if it's not "good." I always go for fun over optimization.

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I rolled my character up as a witch warper, FYI. I still need to do gear and name and such before she's posted.

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As the lights vanish among the ruins of ancient homes, the group is met with an eerie silence.

Doing or saying anything before moving on? Healing anyone?

The group continues on, heading for the large domed building.

What are you doing on the way, and what order are you proceeding in? Any precautions?

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"His wounds are from the ghouls?" the scimitar-wielder asks nervously. "You're better off to leave him. The ghouls can infect those they bite and claw with ghoul fever. If it kills him, he'll become one of them."

"We'll not lose a tourist on our watch, Menes." Faiza remarks. Turning back to Bunursa she adds, "If you've the funds, there are priests at the Grand Mausoleum who can cure ghoul fever—if your dog has it at all. The disease won't show its symptoms for a few days."

The other guard scoffs and shakes his head as he notices the party's bulging bags. "With the treasures they're letting these grave robbers steal from the Necropolis, they'll all come out as rich as the pharaoh!" He spits on the ground, clearly upset about the lottery.

Faiza snarls and the guard falls silent. "The lottery is held at the command of the Ruby Pharaoh—praise his name—and you'd be wise to remember it! They're not thieves. Not today. Long may the pharaoh live!"

The angry soldier looks embarrassed, but both of the soldiers repeat Faiza's words, as all citizens of Osirion should.

"Long may the pharaoh live."

Anything else before you move on? And do you repeat the phrase, 'long may the pharaoh live'?

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The oread soldier looks at you in surprise, as if only now realizing the group might be capable of holding their own. "Impressive," she remarks. "But the ghouls within the Old City are one unit—a community of hungry dead. Their leader will not be pleased. But, perhaps, your valour has won you a reprieve."

As the keening wail from a few streets over is joined by another screech, one of the other guards looks at the oread. "Faiza?"

She gives him a nod. "Follow us. We'll escort you to the entrance. The Voices of the Spire have a tentative peace with the ghouls. If we're lucky, they'll let us pass without interference. If not... keep your eyes open and your weapons readied."

With that, the soldiers turn and lead the way out of the alley.

What do you say, do you follow them, and is anyone healing Kembe while they talk?

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As Ankhet's holy water crashes into the ghoul's face, it howls and covers its face. But the holy energy proves too much, and the creature crumbles to ash and bone and rotten goo.

A gust of wind howls through the dusty street and an inhuman screech rings out from a few streets over—more ghouls.

The stomp of hurried footsteps and the clang of armour and drawn steel marks the arrival of three figures at the end of the road. Three members of the Voices of the Spire arrive on the scene, swords drawn and ready to fight. Two are human men, one with a scimitar and the other with a khopesh and dagger, and they both look around warily, looking for danger. The third, an oread woman dual wielding khopesh, casts her gaze at you.

"Where are they?" she demands. "The ghouls?"

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I was pilot, btw. Unless someone else wants to be it, then I can easily switch to Science Officer and change my background. (For the record, I'm actually not partial to being a pilot, but I worked it into her background since no one had taken pilot and we needed one).

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Daisy shoots a beam of magical light from her crown, which slams into the red light. The rest of her animals attack, but only Donny manages to hit the nimble little light. Donny's talons dig into the light.

Heavily wounded, the red light begins to flee the opposite direction as the yellow light.

All creatures adjacent to the red light can attempt an attack of opportunity with a melee attack as it tries to flee.

Do you let the lights escape? Or do you try to chase them down. If you do chase them, which light do you follow?

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Rolls:

Bite Damage: 1d6 + 1 ⇒ (3) + 1 = 4
Attack: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (10) + 3 = 13
Damage: 1d6 + 1 ⇒ (5) + 1 = 6
Attack: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 3 = 4
Damage: 1d6 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 2

Usathis cuts the ghoul right in half, while Bunursa's bolt slams into the last remaining ghoul.

The green ghoul snarls and tears into Kembe taking a giant bite out of his side, then he swings around the paralyzed dog and slashes his filthy claws at Bunursa, but the quick rabbit folk ducks and both of the ghoul's attacks miss her by a mile!

Kembe takes 4 damage.

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 2/3 - Bold may act!
Bunursa (damage taken: 0)
Usathis (damage taken: 0)
Ankhet (damage taken: 0)
————
Green Ghoul (damage taken: 6)
————
Talonflame (damage taken: 0)
Kembe (damage taken: 18; paralyzed: 2/3 rounds)
————
Red Ghoul (damage taken: 0)
Blue Ghoul (damage taken: 18)
————
Ava (damage taken: 0)

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
Kembe paralyzed for 3 rounds

PENDING
Ava, Bunursa, Usathis, and Ankhet may go!

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The yellow light winks out of sight; surrounded by sparkles thanks to Capa, you track it's movement west—the yellow light is fleeing the battle and will soon be gone.

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 3 - Bold may act!
Blue (damage taken: 34)
Green (damage taken: 0)
Red (damage taken: 18)
————
Rocky (damage taken: 11)
Ribbit (damage taken: 0)
Bighorn (damage taken: 0)
Darkwood Cobra (damage taken: 0)
Scarecrow (damage taken: 0)
————
Yellow (damage taken: 37)
————
Larkspur (damage taken: 0)
Rhesa (damage taken: 6)
Capa (damage taken: 21)
Tot (damage taken: 0)
Daisy (damage taken: 18)
Dora (damage taken: 0)
Bigfoot (damage taken: 0)
Happy (damage taken: 0)
Peanut Butter (damage taken: 0)
Donny (damage taken: 0)
Gilderoy (damage taken: 0)

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
Yellow light is fleeing.

PENDING
Rhesa, Capa, Larkspur, Gilderoy, Daisy, and all her pets may go.

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Rolls:
1d20 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 3 = 5

The blue ghoul leaps off the roof, talons bared and tongue lolling, and chomps at Ankhet. She sidesteps, and the ghoul's jaws clamp shut well to the left of her.

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 1/2 - Bold may act!
Bunursa (damage taken: 0)
Usathis (damage taken: 0)
Ankhet (damage taken: 0)
————
Green Ghoul (damage taken: 0)
————
Talonflame (damage taken: 0)
Kembe (damage taken: 14; paralyzed: 1/3 rounds)
————
Red Ghoul (damage taken: 0)
Blue Ghoul (damage taken: 8)
————
Ava (damage taken: 0)

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
Kembe paralyzed for 3 rounds

PENDING
Ava, Bunursa, Usathis, and Ankhet may go!

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Rolls:
Rocky Confirmation: 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (17) + 12 = 29
Extra damage: 1d10 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 11

Rocky's fist smashes into the yellow light, dealing 24 damage!

Don't forget to preview your numbers to see if you have a potential critical, then roll to confirm it! Rocky just scored a critical hit!

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I'd appreciate a little less on the accent. I usually have time to post while cooking or some other multitasking and I'll definitely misunderstand something on occasion if you lean into it that hard. I think the only problem would be the words spelt out like another real world. So I got everything but 'less' made me have to reread since it turns out it was not 'less.' I'm sure I'd usually get it, but I'm also sure I'll miss it sometimes.

Thanks for asking.

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Rolls:

Donny's Critical Hit Confirmation: 1d20 + 5 + 2 ⇒ (12) + 5 + 2 = 19
Will o Wisp: 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (10) + 16 = 26
2d8 ⇒ (3, 8) = 11
Parry: 1d20 + 18 ⇒ (15) + 18 = 33
Riposte: 1d20 + 18 ⇒ (17) + 18 = 35
Damage: 1d6 + 13 ⇒ (4) + 13 = 17
Will o Wisp: 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (10) + 16 = 26
2d8 ⇒ (4, 3) = 7

Rhesa destroys the green light while Daisy blasts the red one with her crown. Meanwhile, the pets all attack, with Peanut Butter scoring a lucky hoof stomp and Donny catching one in its talons.

The blue one tries to zap Rhesa, but she whirls on it, knocking its attack aside with her rapier. In a flash, she ripostes, thrusting the rapier into the red creature for 17 damage. Although it's not dead, the blue light winks out in a panic.

Across the battlefield, the red light zaps Daisy, clearly identifying her as the centre of this attack menagerie! Daisy takes 7 electricity damage. The red light also winks out, but it's light was strong and it didn't seem to be wavering.

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 3 - Bold may act!
Blue (damage taken: 34)
Green (damage taken: 0)
Red (damage taken: 18)
————
Rocky (damage taken: 11)
Ribbit (damage taken: 0)
Bighorn (damage taken: 0)
Darkwood Cobra (damage taken: 0)
Scarecrow (damage taken: 0)
————
Yellow (damage taken: 13)
————
Larkspur (damage taken: 0)
Rhesa (damage taken: 22)
Capa (damage taken: 21)
Tot (damage taken: 0)
Daisy (damage taken: 18)
Dora (damage taken: 0)
Bigfoot (damage taken: 0)
Happy (damage taken: 0)
Peanut Butter (damage taken: 0)
Donny (damage taken: 0)
Gilderoy (damage taken: 0)

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
None

PENDING
Rocky and his pets and constructs may go. Capa may go.

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Rolls:
Attack: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (20) + 3 = 23
Attack: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (14) + 3 = 17
Damage: 2d6 + 2 ⇒ (6, 6) + 2 = 14
Fortitude 1: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (5) + 5 = 10 Ghoul Fever
Fortitude 2: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (6) + 5 = 11 paralyzed
1d4 + 1 ⇒ (2) + 1 = 3

Ankhet's holy water burns the blue ghoul. Meanwhile, Bunursa and Usathis' attacks slam into the red ghoul, killing it.

The green ghoul leaps out of hiding and attacks Kembe, driving its claws right into Kembe's neck! The poor dog freezes in place, becoming paralyzed by the gross nails of the ghoul. Kembe takes 14 damage and is paralyzed for 3 rounds.

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 1 - Bold may act!
Bunursa (damage taken: 0)
Usathis (damage taken: 0)
Ankhet (damage taken: 0)
————
Green Ghoul (damage taken: 0)
————
Talonflame (damage taken: 0)
Kembe (damage taken: 14; paralyzed: 1/3 rounds)
————
Red Ghoul (damage taken: 0)
Blue Ghoul (damage taken: 8)
————
Ava (damage taken: 0)

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
Kembe paralyzed for 3 rounds

PENDING
Talonflame and Kembe.

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I'm making a sarcesian (although I strongly considered a halfling) who was adopted and raised by Kalistocrats. She was taught that money was what mattered most and to obtain that you had to follow the Prophecies of Kalistade. She tried to be a good Kalistocrat, but there were so many rules and regulations she found it stifling. Her only relief was piloting the high-end racers and speedsters her parents owned—for status, of course; her parents weren't much into racing. Flying gave her a sense of freedom and let her escape—if only for a while. Also loves to stare at the stars.

One day, while flying further from her family's home than usual, she received an odd signal over the comms—a show on the infosphere she'd never seen before. Her parents blocked all "inappropriate" signals and shows to prevent religious corruption, and this show was definitely on the block list. It was a baking show and they were eating all kinds of delicious looking foods made from ingredients her religion deemed "unclean." It was marvellous.

Over the next year, she flew further and further to see shows and hear music she'd never been exposed to. She saw colourful clothes, love and heroism, passion and bravery, displays of emotion that involved physical contact, and of course, food. Was money really what mattered most, when being a Kalistocrat meant she was missing out on all of this? Was a hug so horrible? A cupcake? Wearing blue?

Hard to know unless she experienced it herself...

If she's a witchwarper:
One day, while tossing and turning at night, she dreamt of baking. When she woke up, a cake was sitting there on her dresser. Hard to resist when it was there, looking so good and smelling so sweet. And what was the harm in trying it anyway?

She ate it.

And it changed her life forever. She began to have visions of other worlds and other places, and when she focused on them she could pull objects from her visions into reality. She pulled over food and colourful clothes and all the things she never had a chance to experience.

Her parents found out, of course. How could they not notice their daughter's sudden isolation within her quarters, and the contraband stuffed in every nook and cranny. They disowned her. Drained her bank account. Cut her off from their inheritance. They let her pack a single bag, hop in one of the speedsters, and fly away. Didn't even let her say goodbye to her siblings.

Out in the real world, she learned the importance of money quick. She had to sell the fancy little starship for food and shelter, and the money lasted her for a time. She took odd jobs, and turned down others. But no matter how bad it got, she smiled. She was free to make her own choices and she wouldn't trade it for all the credits in all the galaxy.

The only thing she misses from her old life is the fancy starships she used to fly.

And if she's a solarian
Pretty much the same, but instead of pulling in contraband from other worlds, she probably pays one of the delivery servants to smuggle some in.

Anyway, she's going to be a kindhearted foodie that's always chipper and happy regardless of the shit-show we're in. CG. Loves learning about new places (and their local cuisine). Considers er crew her found family. Never mentioned to her crew she used to be a wealthy Kalistocrat. Always saying things like, "Happiness starts with a smile!" and "There are things more important than credits, you know." Probably offers people hugs when they're angry or upset (cause hugs are like magic to her!).

Being a witchwarper would be fun because I could theme her infinite worlds effects to food and stuff and just be goofy. Her difficult terrain could be a melted sticky caramel flood or something. But I'd also enjoy going solar flare solarian.

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Thanks! Ironically, the Dead Suns campaign I was in died not long after I was invited to join yours. Lol. Missed my chance!

So I've decided I'd like to be a witchwarper. Haven't decided race yet, but I'd be going Witchwarper, Ace Pilot, Kalistocrat Childhood. Alternatively, if we already have a mystic and a technomancer in the party, I'll go ranged solarian. Were you going mystic or vanguard, Cellion?

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Hi Remnar! Been a while! Nice to see you.

No one scooped up the pilot position yet, eh? Interesting! I'll aim to be the pilot then. No idea where else I'm going with my character yet, but I'm digging in now.

I have a random urge to make someone chipper and good aligned, and I'm oddly intrigued with the Kalistocrat childhood thing so I might work with that. We'll see. I'll probably have it narrowed down by tonight.

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