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Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Many thanks. That looks good.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek is doing everything slow (kind of due to his age :-). Any chance I could get mine changed to be slow advancement?

Sorry.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

And thank-you for GMing.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"She seemed to think the Society is already invovled. Without knowing the history of the situation.." A thought that seems to cause the academic almost physical pain.. "how can we make a recommendation about the future? It is unclear what she wants, whether she has fair claim on it, and what the implications of her getting it would be... But that she didn't immediately attack us is probably a good sign. Perhaps the society could broker some type of meeting between them?"

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"Although to be fair, she said she wanted to talk, rather than just envelop us in a massive fireball. Or shadowball."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek nods. "I think we now have the four missing items. And additional knowledge about the alliance, and the fate of the Blackros daughters. We should return."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek eyes up the spellbook with quite some interest.

"Now, that would be interesting to get a look at...

Bah, some scenarios have NO FJC options, and others throw them at you like they were water.

"What injustice did the society to do Sarnia?" he asks, interested.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek gives Chalos a quick look, And detect magic - does she have a magical piece of headgear that could be offered to Hats?

"Perhaps you could tell us what you got up to with the alliance, and why you shifted your allegiance to them?" he suggests to the former pathfinder.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

And while Las talks, Khellek approaches the 'distrubing' painting to examine it.

And put it in his haversack..

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek, realising that Chalos must be mistaken, takes out his wayfinder.

"We are all pathfinders here.... can you tell us your story?" he asks. All the time, he keeps his distance from the smelly creature, before asking the creature.

"Would you maybe trade a hat for a hat?"

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"Ahh... it is at Otyugh..." exclaims Khellek. "Not normally known for conversation... or head wear."

[ooc]And he would back away from it, but has no actions left this turn.[/b]"

"Yes... we are fighting..."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"Chalos! Chalos Visanda! We are pathfinders!" calls out the scholar.

He turn to look at the stinky hat-stand, trying to work out what it is...

Take tens in spoiler

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

I've had a lot of trouble with the site this week, posts not appearing and then reposting.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek keeps up his commentary. "Beware those sharp edges... lookout for the glass.. you're walking on the glass. Oh the papperwork.."

While he loads and fires Bessie at the spellcaster who just appeared. She looks familiar...

know(local),loremaster: 10 + 16 = 26

attack,haste,inspire: 1d20 + 5 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (7) + 5 + 2 + 1 = 15

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

I'm not bolded, but I assume I can act as I havn't yet?

"Do not worry my students. These goldems cannot last long against you."

Inspire courage +2 to hit and damage; and lets everyone know any further weakneses or special attacks/defences the golems might have.

Then, he lines up the loaded Bessie on the damaged goblin and pulls the trigger!

attack,inspire,haste,into melee, cover: 1d20 + 5 + 2 + 1 - 4 - 4 ⇒ (2) + 5 + 2 + 1 - 4 - 4 = 2

But the shot goes to the top of the structure in the middle, sticking out of it like a Christmas tree decoration.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek seems incredibly interested in the glass creatures. So immersed in observation of them, he seems almost speachless.

Good time for Loremaster take 20, which takes up to to a 39. I'll take pretty much everything that has not been revealed. Think we'll start with their underwear :-)

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek peers over the dwarf, looking at the painting.

Take-10: 10 + 21 = 31

"Why, I do believe that is the Yamada Osa painting!"

He smiles, a rare sight on the scholar "The Blackros will be pleased! "

Does it look like it will fit into his Handy Haversack?

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"I normally advise caution, but while our enchantments hold, perhaps haste is in our interest..."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"Sewer golem?" asks Khellek. "I don't think I have ever heard of one of them."

He looks concerned as Doubtful continues on about Feces elementals.

"I've not heard of them... " for a bright man, the coin takes some time to drop. "Oh, humour. Very drol."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

perception: 1d20 - 2 ⇒ (8) - 2 = 6
"At least there are no animated corpses leaping out to attack us through the mists." mutters the scholar.

He looks suspiciously as his misting breath, but says nothing more on the subject. Pointing to the door he says "Suppose we should check that too."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"Well... that was interesting. More creatures from the past. Although these seem to have been stitched back together rather than pulled from times grasp." notes the scholar.

"Do we take her advice? Or is it a trick?" he asks, pointing to the southern doorway.

As he does so, he takes the time to load a cold iron bolt into Bessie.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

The scholar moves to keep both the giant Lasaraleen as well as the rooms pillars between himself and the massive dinosaur. Reaching out he offers a touch more heading.

"I'm afraid that combat medicine is not really my strong-point." he apologises.

"Try to hit it behind the neck, that front armor plate is as thick as a knights armour."

CMW: 2d8 + 5 ⇒ (2, 2) + 5 = 9

The darkness of the plane still seems to leech away must of the historians healing.

And maintains inspire courage

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khelelk continues to make suggestions. "Watch out for those horns...ughh.. yes that horn."

Maintains inspire courage for +2/+2

Next he fumbles around for a bolt but his fingers don't find one.
Ugh, this was not going to be an easy shot anyway...

Instead he advances on the damaged Lasaraleen.
"Here now young miss, take care. I happen to know a little something about medicine too.."

cure moderate wounds: 2d8 + 5 ⇒ (2, 3) + 5 = 10

His elderly fingers however cramp at the last moment, and much of the healing vanishes into the air of the shadow plane rather than the servant of light.

"And I really don't want to have to fill in the paperwork for another Serious Harm case while on a field trip."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek, as always, takes ten for 29 on Arcana. With loremaster he can even do that in combat these days!

Spectacles almost fall from the scholar's face as the massive... creatures? appear.

"Quickly Pathfinders. These horrors look tough, but not as tough as we are!"

Inspire courage +2 to hit and damage

And for the knowledge he'll go for : resistances, immunities and weaknesses of creatures, followed by their special attacks. Let me know if there is more I can get.

He then fumbles around to try and get Bessie off his belt even as he admires the architecture of the building.

"You know, this reminds me a lot of the early layout of the Blackros museum, before Nigel reconfigured it..."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"What *Exactly* is the message you want us to carry? And is telling us about the items what you regard as the 'fee' for carrying this message?" asks the scholar.

Turning to Polanco he adds "We have managed so far without battle, let us hope that might continue a short while longer..."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"If you don't mind me asking.. you are being very civil about this.." mentions Khellek.

"What is it that you hope to gain by letting us recover these items? And what is it that you wish to claim from the Blackros family? While I can't claim to have ever met a member of the Decemirate... in recent years their attitudes has softened towards those who have been enslaved against their will. "

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"That we can." nods the scholar.

"I am curious as to whether you have an ongoing vendetta against your family of old. Surely, given they have stopped the practise you were subjected to, you would approve of their ... current stance."

He pauses for an answer before following up with.. "You now lead the Onyx alliance? That is impressive for one who was to be sacrificed to them. One might be curious as to how such a turn of events happened. Why, surely one as talented as yourself would also be welcomed back into the arms of the Blackros family? The Daughter Returned!"

Does Khellek have any idea about how long ago Sarnia Blakros was "traded" - could she be undead now?

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Actually those are some okay bonuses you have. And aid-another is almost always helpful.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

I knew it... a trap! thinks the scholar in a worried, yet still somehow smug, manner.

Khellek nods to Polanco's words, trying to work out what she is..

takes ten on knowledge(whatever is appropriate) here...

"And as you have no deigned to set us on fire... yet... let us hope this can be a mutually profitable discussion."

diplomacy(aid): 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (12) + 10 = 22

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Oh yes, I'm a knowledge skill monster. For sure.

All my favored class bonuses go into skills too. I mean, honestly, how many other characters do you know with four skill focus -knowledge(x) feats at level five? Unless I've done something wrong, I'm as maxed out in knowledge skills as it is possible to be in Core.

It just means point blank fireballs are sometimes a problem. (all that paper he carries around...)

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"My thanks young lady." nods Khellek.

"I'm afraid my years may be getting the better of me today. Why, not a decade ago, I was stomping the frozen lands of the Mammoth lords, with hardly a raise of my pulse."

bluff: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (8) + 2 = 10

"And now, just a short jaunt around Absalom leaves me feeling as if I'd spent the entire night dancing."

He looks around the team. "And not in a good way, let me assure you."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

I'll suggest Khellek going in the middle if we do a 3x2 formation.

If in single line, then probably position 5.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

No worries, I try not to get too close to combat at the best of times. But traps... I think I may be investing in some wands in the near future.
At the very least invisibility!

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Yeah, and the rest of you are boosted hp combat monsters. I knew the risks. Perhaps I'll stick close to the back.

But Khellek has a big mouth. I'm jsut lucky this has been a skill focused scenario so far and been able to contribute.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

*ugh* I just noticed that I have less than half the hp of the next lowest hp character.

"Oh why did I ever leave my cosy study?"

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"Maybe it is just me, but for the storehouse of an organisation such as the onyx alliance to be just...open... looks suspicious. Either someone else is here ahead of us... or it is a trap."

That paranoid dwarf is rubbing off on me.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek clears his throat, and speaks in only slightly accented Skald to the golem.

Skald:
"Mighty Bjorn! How did you end up here? There is a story to be sung of you deeds."

He looks on curious about whether the golem understands his supposed native tongue.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Can I take ten on a history for 33 - was there a real Bjorn Halfhand?

He notes to the hag. "Sometimes a product is .... worth being rid of - even at a very low price. The type that is more dangerous to keep than to sell

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Can I aid this, given I led on the arcana? If so, I auto succeed.

"Actually your highness I have quite an interest in your lands. What was your name again?"

Khellek has a genuine interest here, he is curious to see if the spirit of a king of old is really in there, and is fishing to see if the name is that of a genuine old king.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

How does this work? Is it one check for each skill, one check per person, or are we going to get multiple "rounds" of checks?

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek considers matters, thinking about the golem and the proprietor.
And as per normal, takes ten
arcana: 10 + 19 = 29

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek peers closer at the golem. "Did he say he was a Linalorn king? " Then with a shocked expression on his face the scholar asks
"
Are you selling Damaged Goods?"

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"The locks of hair may be easiest..." notes Khellek.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Alas not I.

The sage shakes his head. "I would have thought that would attract unwanted attention.." he starts, before realising that perhaps the hag was not serious.

Trying to regain his posture he continues "I would suspect that when my times comes, I will have even more use for my soul. So no thankyou. But you sounded interested in the idea of a favor.."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek pales slightly at the thought.
"None of our souls are for sale. But a favor for a favor is often a profitable way to do business..."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"That is always my preference." nods the scholar.

"I just didn't want you youngens to worry."

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"Well, bessie here is magical" says the elderly scholar, patting the small crossbow at his side.

"And after a certain run-in I had a few years ago, I always keep some cold iron handy. So don't you youngens worry at all. Killed a bear with one shot a few years ago."

Inspire of his confidence, you can't help but wonder exactly how many years ago the scholars famed single shot kill might have been...

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

As the pathfinders trek through the shadowy streets, Khellek also fills them in on nighthags.

Again, take ten, aiming for the same information as wax golems.

"Well, this is turning into quite the field trip. Now.. how do you think it would be best to approach the problem of returning the golem to the museum?"

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

Khellek nods absently to Lasaraleen. "But think what it might be able to tell us about it's previous life! We could learn a lot of the early history of the Linnorm lands. Why I've been asking myself for a number of years about the early rein of ..." he trails off, looking around with surprise at the shocked faces.
"Oh yes, of course. Monstrosity."

He considers for a moment what weaknesses Wax golems might have.

Takes ten on know(arcana) for stuff about wax golems. Going for immunities and resistances first, then special attacks. Finish up with vulnerabilities. Result of 29 from take ten in arcana.

Dark Archive

Bard-5: HP 33(43)/33(43); GM reroll @+4 1/1; music available 10/14; Spells avail: lvl1 5/5; lvl2 1/3; +1 d20 bonus 1/1; Enduring Scholar (+4) 1/1; Faction pin 1/1; Archivist (+3) 1/1; Wand CLW 38/50; Loremaster 1/1;
knowledge take 10s:
add guidance: Arcana 29; Dungeoneering 28; Engineering 29; Geography 31; History 33; Planes 32; Religion 29 ;all others 26
AC 16 (FF:15); Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2 (extra +4 vs sonic & language)(extra +1 when surprised/flat footed); resist cold/2; Init +1; Perception -2

"Well, the sale sounds the most pressing of matters.." notes Khellek.

"And a wax golem that believes itself as a Linnorm king? That is unusual. Could it have attracted the soul of a genuine deceased king?"

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