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What Laurence said.

And I hope your apartment gets fixes asap. Good luck : )


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The disguised Miranda gives Hairam a friendly grin but remains silent. She stands about half a step behind Grey, as if she were following someone of great importance but also being ready to jump in and help at a moments notice.


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When handed the tools, Miranda accepted them with a small nod. The weight didn't seem to bother her too much but she hadn't expected to see quite so many variations of 'knife'.

She waited a little while with the reading, not wanting to make it too obvious. To the keen eyed, signalled the start of the reading proper. Should have figured I'd get *that* from surgeon's tool... *Wait!* The blood is cold, dead... He doesn't work with living patients ? Resuming her carefree hum she archived the little tit-bit of information.


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Humming a pleasant tune Miranda follows the woman downstairs and under ground. She had mixed feelings about tunnels. On one hand, there was usually alot of treasures buried in the earth. On the other hand, ancient tunnels had a tendency to last just long enough for someone to enter them before collapsing. She suspected it was due to spite, but none of the tunnels she had asked had said anything. However this tunnel seemed to be of newer origin and well maintained - lacking both historical trinkets and the risk of cave-in.

Hmm. Golem? Cool! Miranda makes a mental note of the location of the gnomes workshop (as she assumes it is) as they pass it by. She hadn't gotten the opportunity nor time to flag down the gnome the previous night and she curious as to what her clockworks would say. And curious about the clockworks in general!

As they entered the church proper, the 'halfling' had to fight down the urge to yell. Shattering the silence has sooo very tempting, but she suspected that the priests of Pharasma would react to it secret order or not. And she didn't particularly like the idea of getting a facefull of mud on her first day of the case. Hardly professional.

With a grin she nodded at the priestess. With the magical disguise in place, it was neither as wide nor as toothy as usual. "We'll do our best!"

@Team - anymore stuff do do or shall we head off to the morgue : )?


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"I can play the doctor's assistant! Then I have a good excuse to get in with the body. And my reading is rather quick, so I can run interference afterwards and shoo away any curious morgue worker."

With a grin jumped off her chair, eager to go. With some quick sleight of hand she conjured a small hat from her pocket and placed it on her head. Then with a magic word she activated the Cap of Human Guise - Gone was Miranda the Investigator and in her place where Miranda, the Doctors apprentice. To the naked eye, she was a blonde human girl in a white dress and a naive smile.

"Can I take your tools for you, Master Doctor?"

With innocent blue eyes she looked up at Grey, but her mischievous smile betrayed her. The tools can sometimes say alot about their owners!

The cap specifies plainly dressed - so she can't pretend to be a *real* doctor (their outfits are costly :P). Hopefully this ought to do!


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I heard it was all rather dry, that is why they got fired ... :P


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+1 : )


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"OOoh! Maybe we can forge a will saying he donated his body to science?"

This sentence feels like the most anachronistic thing I have ever written. Golarion is such a strange place ... :P


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He looks like a silly bird! Miranda suppressed the urge to giggle when she saw the doctor's mask. It really wouldn't be appropriate.

"I think this could work. But it all depends on how grumpy they are at the morgue." she grinned "And I might have been less then honest once or twice in my life, so I am okay with a little lie of needed."


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"I get to do my examination first!" Miranda chirps in as Dr. Grey mentions the unsavoury details.


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Mathie seems a bit off. I wonder what's gotten to him? He have never been bothered by bodies before, must be something else ... She gave him a quick worried glance then snapped back into attention. The brief had started, she would have to worry about that later! With a grim smile she made a mental note of carving the symbol of Norgorber into the wall should he run across this 'captain' - if he had an accident of course! I *shouldn't* think like that. But I can't help it - he sounds like scum...

Know(Religion): 1d20 + 9 + 1d6 ⇒ (2) + 9 + (5) = 16

She gave the good doctor a small nod in reply to his nod. It might be possible. The departing of the soul usually scrambles it a bit, but definitely possible ...

"Do we have a name of the victim or something similar? We could just claim to be represents of some of his relatives or something. Like a lawyer handling the last will and making sure he is really dead first? Would explain why we would need a Doctor to take a quick look."

Hmm. A body should be an object so it *might* work. I don't think the psychic imprint will be that nice to re-live, however :P


hp 50/50|Fort +6 Will +6 Ref +6|AC 19/14/16|Perception +13 (+14 vs traps)|Darkvision 60ft., Scent|Initiative +3| Status:

Miranda arrives downstairs as she left last evening, in tow with her much larger companion Mathias. With a large yawn she takes her seats and nods towards the others, glad to see them up as well. Baqur she hadn't had time to introduce herself to, so he got an extra nod and a grin. She pokes a bit in her food, but it doesn't take too long for her to work up an appetite and the porridge and fruit rapidly disappears. While she is no Dr. Grey, she too can eat a surprising amount for her size.


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Ready :)


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Miranda wordlessly nodded in agreement with Gabriel. It looked like this might be their biggest job yet - exciting!


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Finding stuff was what Miranda was good at - not political intrigue. Needless to say, she felt a little out of her depth. During the conversation she soaked as much information as possible, resisting the urge to retrieve her notebook and writing stuff down. I don't think they would like that ...


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@Mythic - My main gripe with the system is that it is filled with so many cool options, most which are overshadowed by things like Powerattack 2.0. But I guess that is part of the game really :)

That said, using mythic bosses and foes against a non-mythic party seems like one good solution to have that little extra in the boss fight. And all the extra defences one can pick up and the swift action mythic powers might make up for the fact that the party would outnumber such a boss. Haven't tried it yet sadly.

@Books - Haven't read any pathfinder novels, but I did play the Icewind Dale games. They were fun : )

Edit: Also, I have to apologize. I keep trying to come up with one of the million questions one should have in this situation and keep drawing blank.

I guess Miranda just have to sit there and soak up all the information and let the others do the talking at this moment : )


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Good pay, free living and food. Miranda thought with a cheerful smile. I wonder what the hook is - other then fighting the terrible terrors of the night! Despite her racing thoughts, she couldn't think of one question to ask!


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We have divine magic, psychic magic, sciency-magic and water-bending magic. But no arcane magic : )

Edit:

@Dr. Grey - She'll be honoured to make it one of her goals to pilfer, negotiate or con herself into temporary possession of one of your belongings : )


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When Mathias comes down to join her at the table, she leans up to whisper in his ear "Remember the writer I mentioned last evening?" and frantically nodded towards the man in the middle with a big grin.

I assumed Miranda filled you in when you dropped by her room to check up on her!


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Knocking... The annoying sound pierced Miranda's pleasant sleep. Blinking awake she yawned - yet the knocking continued. So it wasn't a dream! Taking a few moments to adjust her nightgown she picked up her gun and made her way out of the closet and towards her 'front door'. With a peppy 'just a minute' she undid her bell-and-twine arrangement and opened the door.

About a minute later she was fully dressed, if a bit unkempt. As she stepped down the stairs the last of the sleepiness vanished from her visage and she stopped trying straighten her hair. Instead she grinned widely and looked around, taking it all in. It was a motley looking crew, this boded well! She gave the clockwork spider a long look - her desire to read it was overwhelming. But before she had the chance to say hi to the gnome and her invention, she was directed towards a seat. With barely contained excitement Miranda hopped up on the one bar-chair available at the table and gave the welcoming comity a toothy wide grin.


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Woah! A meaty plot-post randomly appeared :D

I must finish fixing my dinner, then I am ready to dig in!


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I'm actually playing the AP as a pbp here too. However, I joined a bit late. The group was originally also something like thirteen people running diffirent quests parallely and ruling together, but due to one thing or the other mainly the original DM leaving and creating a bit of a gap until the next one picked up, the group has shrunk a bit.

I think we are way off track with exp, but otherwise it is going well and is quite fun : )


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@Grey - I actually scoured your physical description and introduction segment several times to see if you didn't have a hat Miranda could ask to borrow for her silent image trick... And totally not take a reading at the same time :P

@Carrion Crown - I have not played Carrion Crown, the only AP I've tried is Kingmaker : )


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That is what happens when you give us access to free food :P

After watching the game (she won't play, but if Erasmus offers her some card she'll happily take them and see what they say about him!) for a while and introducing herself to the new face at the table, Miranda excuses herself and goes to find her complimentary room. First she unloads her stuff in the corner of the room then she takes a quick look around.

It was nice. Not extravagant, but nice. She liked it. With a smile she started to work. First she secured the windows and the door with bells and twine. Then she took her bag and made a small bulge underneath the sheets. Lastly she switched into her nightgown and pulled one of the pillows as well as a blanket with her into the closet. Human-sized bets always felt so weird, so vast. She preferred an enclosed space anyhow - it felt more private and safe that way. Settling in she closed the door behind her, soon falling asleep.


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"The race was just a guess. I heard that they have a knack for such things!" Miranda comments as she follows Laurence to the table. For some reason, she didn't feel comfortable being left alone with the doctor. Without company, his prying eyes ... They they actually felt a bit unnerving.

Putting down her untouched cup of milk (now devoid of images) she pulls up one of the bar chairs to the table. They were tall enough to give her a somewhat normal height-to-table ratio.

"Watcha playing?" she inquires. "I'm Miranda by the way"


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"Hmm. Now there is a voice ..." Miranda tilts her head to the side, listening sounds only she can hear. "A gnome perhaps? Female. I think she made the birds ..."


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"*Hih*" Miranda chuckles and accepts the letter. It looked eerily similar to the other - but perhaps it caught a different piece of the scene. Or maybe it contained a piece of Laurence instead. Or nothing at all.


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Miranda looks up from the cup with an apologetic look. "It was just visual imprints, sorry..."

She looks thoughtful for a second then continues slowly. "... buuuut perhaps I could try something else. I haven't 'read' your letter. The odds are that it will be the same - or very similar - imprints. And it might be contaminated by now ... But it might be worth a shot!"


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Miranda grimaces a bit.

"Yeah. I've met her before. Very briefly, but I got the impression that she was a bit of a zealot..."

She continues to look down into the cup for a few more minutes, hoping to recall more of their brief interaction - but nothing useful came into mind.

Miranda doesn't have much more to do I think. She has greeted the ones she know and tried her tricks. She'll linger a bit longer at the counter staring into the cup (if Dr. Grey wants to look over her shoulder or something, perhaps he also wants to see the knight?) then go watch the cardgame until it is time for her to go to sleep.


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With a smile she returns to her seat next to Laurance. She puts the cup between them on the counter and concentrates for a moment. Then she motions for him to look inside.

"Anyone you know?"

Inside the cup is a small replica of a knight of the Inheritor. She is clad in heavy armour and has black short-ish hair.

Basically, Miranda is making a miniature image of the knight inside the cup using Silent Image. That way, Laurence (and Dr. Grey too) can get to try a Know(local) test too without Miranda advertising to the entire bar that the knight was here earlier. Who knows, perhaps she values her privacy.


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Pondering more about the only discernible part of the vision - the knight - Miranda wanders off in her mind. That woman. She had seen her before, just briefly! With a smile she recalled their meeting. Hmm. Never did I catch her name ... I wonder if she has mine? For a second she contemplates asking either the innkeeper or making an illusion and showing Laurence. But the knight had taken steps to be discrete, and Miranda felt that she might make an even worse impression if she outed her so publicly. Maybe when there was some privacy...

With a grin she jumped down from her chair again and chased down the innkeeper. "A large cup of ... hmm ..." Can't be foamy! "water or milk or soup?"


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Mkay, no harm in trying : )

Know (local): 1d20 + 9 + 1d6 ⇒ (5) + 9 + (5) = 19


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No prominent/public figures (women!) she would have heard of? Shall I go for Local check on that :)?


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Know Local/religion: 1d20 + 9 + 1d6 ⇒ (1) + 9 + (6) = 16

It's a longshot, but maybe Miranda knows something a bit about the Inheritors Knights :)


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Noble? Doesn't sound very noble to me! With a soft chuckle Miranda pockets her letter again and returns to the bar desk. There was something about Goblins and roots and such, but she wasn't sure how that fitted into his story - she missed that. His tavern theory was interesting however. "That would explain the choice of inn, if it was simple personal preference." And it is certainly a nice place. But still, why write the letters here? Perhaps they had a secret meeting or something - But I'm certain that barkeep knows more! With another thought she added "I'm not even sure our benefactor is a 'he'..."

What is the time, approximatively ?


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After trying a few chairs Miranda finally seems content. She sets the letter down and looks around. "Well, it's not much ..."


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"Mmmh. Probably all the letters were written at the same time ?" Miranda muses as she jumps down from her seat. At random she walks around inside the tavern, climbing up on chairs and standing on them looking around. With some luck, she might find the right one!

Perception: 1d20 + 13 ⇒ (2) + 13 = 15

Perception: 1d20 + 13 ⇒ (6) + 13 = 19

Hooray for skill-mods : )


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Acknowledging the doctors introduction with a faint nod Miranda continued to stare at the letter for some moments. Laurence explanation was good if not complete, but she wasn't compelled to elaborate just yet. The doctor was a strange man - Grey fits. Drab at first glance... But I wonder what lurks beneath - what would those spectacles say? Laurence didn't seem to fancy him, but he was courteous as always. She stole a sizeway glance at them, only now realizing how tall Grey - probably as tall as Mathias (he did lack a bit in bulk compared to her companion however).

As the vision flashed past, she closed her eyes to not contaminate it with other visual input. In her mind, she examined the scene. With a frown she tried to place the writers location within the room, but it was hard. She always had problems with point-of-view visions and taller folks. Too far off from her own perception of the world. But there were other details. Mumbling, she described what she saw to the others. "It was written here - the letter. It is dark - the room is barely illuminated. It is hard to make out faces in the gloom, but there are others. Probably a human writer - too large hands for a halfling and most others can see better at night then this. Expensive clothing yet lingers in a bar - doesn't trust his peers? Could be treachery afoot, but there is a knight if the Inheritor there too. She is speaking to the barmaid..." Opening her eyes again she takes a quick look around in the room. Perhaps she could find where the writer sat?


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Remaining at the chair by the bar, Miranda waved and smiled as she was introduced. She'd join them later - there was something she wanted to try first. If the messenger won't tell, then perhaps the message will! And then ... Her train of thoughts where interrupted by the doctors voice. With a blink she looked up and grinned. There was something off-putting about him that she just couldn't place - but she had never let that stop her before.

"Hi works too, you know!" the grin evolved into a full blown smile, complete with a set of impressive pointy teeth. "I'd imagine that you're right. But with a bit of luck, we get to enjoy the perks first. As for insight - we'll see!"

With a conspiratorial wink she pulled out the letter that brought her to the inn. Since it seemed like it was hardly unique, she didn't see any harm in revealing it. Besides ... Carefully made sure the bar-desk was dry and somewhat clean before putting the letter down. Her small hands pressed it down, straightening folds. Her little ritual done, she stared intently at the piece of writing. The text was upside down, but that didn't seem to bother her.

"What shall I call you? It is going to be awfully confusing having *two* 'mysterious fellows' to refer to."

Miranda is attempting an Object Reading on the letter she received. While it is unlikely that the letter is either magical or historically significant, it might be a psychic footprint left on it. Hopefully from our mysterious employer him/herself ... : )

I copied the text on Object Readings here and put the relevant parts in italics. You'll note that the type, quantity and sort of information is very much up to you, the GM : )

Object Reading (Su):
At 2nd level, the occultist learns how to read information from items he examines. Examining an item in this way requires him to spend 1 minute handling the item. If the item is a magic item, the occultist learns its powers and command words as if he had successfully examined the item using detect magic. This does not reveal if the item is cursed unless the occultist’s class level is equal to or greater than the caster level of the item. If the item has any historical significance, the occultist learns one piece of information about its past (as determined by the GM). Finally, the occultist learns one piece of information about the last creature to use the item, so long as it was last used no longer than 1 day ago per occultist level he possesses. This information might be a glimpse of the creature’s appearance, a brief vision of what it saw while using the item, or perhaps its emotional state when it last used the item. The GM determines what information is gained in this way.


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But they feel kindof out of place inside an inn, don't you think ? (But I must admit, I thought they were much higher CR then 5 - probably Heroes giving me a false perception...)

Miranda takes one quick look at the letter and nods. "Mmm. Perhaps tonight is special then. I mean, we are here now." She flashes another wide grin. With a giggle she continues. "Or maybe we will have to join you and suffer trough free accommodations and meals for some time. Woe us!"


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Okay :)

I imagine we'll have a tinsy bit of more rp before we are ready for some real plot (just no advanced manticores just yet^^)


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Miranda nods understandingly at the innkeeper and takes her key back, handing the other to Mathias. I knew it! I should have asked the bird while I had the chance ... Not the one to linger on the past too long, the wishful thoughts were soon gone. Besides - the inn seemed clean, the scent from the kitchen was wonderful and the food was free. Could be worse. And old faces too! With a smile she continued the conversation with Laurence. He seemed a bit hesitant about the first topic - but order was restored so that was that. The topic of the clouds fascinated her more - as well as the reason someone had called them here. Perhaps?

"Mmm. Very pretty - but the fact that no-one knows anything about them drives me out of my mind!" She paused for a moment before once moer switching subject. "Have you gotten any interesting mail lately Laurence?"


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"Laurence!" Miranda exclaimed in an overly familiar tone and sat up straight in her chair. She returned his greeting with a wide smile of her own - as habit were. With a brief glance back at the thin man and his vial, she refocused all her attention on Laurence. She hadn't seen him in ages - not since - what was it? He was tracking some cult! Yah, that was it ... With a conspirational wink she chirped. "Maaaybe - hard to tell just yet." With another wide smile she carried on, determined to catch up as best she could. "Did you ever find what organization you were looking for? And what do you think of the weather recently? We were just talking about that earlier today - I'd think its kind of neat..."


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I think Miranda is the only caster (the good Doctor is more of a drinker/brewer!) I thought it would only be decent if I gave you a quick rundown on how the Occultist works. So you know what to expect - and what she actually can do and not.

Wall of text!:
---Spell list---

An Occultist is a middle level spontaneous spellcaster, like a bard or an inquisitor. But unlike those two, she does not pick her spells on a case by case basis. Instead her spell selection is even further limited by schools.

At start, she can learn spells from only two schools. Given that she is level four (one level is an investigator dip!) she has gotten the privilege of learning a third school. Only schools she has picked is on her spell list (that means she have to use UMD to cast Occultist spells from any school she hasn't picked).

She knows spells from the Divination, Illusion and Transmutation school.

For each school she knows, she get to learn one spell from that school for every level. From Divination, for example, she has the Detect Magic cantrip, Comprehend Languages as a first level spell and Locate Object as a third level spell.

So right know she knows a grand total of three cantrips (one of each school), but also three level two spells!

---Psychic Magic---

Of note is also the fact that she uses Psychic magic - which is neither Arcane nor Divine. As such, she can't use spell completion or spell trigger items crafted by such classes without UMD.

Of greater impact is that all Psychic spells lack both Somatic and Verbal components. That is, they require no motion nor sound to work. They do still provoke attacks of opportunity (a feature which I do not plan on using! :P).

Instead, they have Thought and Emotion components. Spells with the Thought component require great concentration and as such they are a bit harder to use when a concentration check is called for. Spells with the Emotion component require the caster to be in the right state of mind to complete the spell - if she is afflicted by hostile effects with either the emotion or fear descriptor, her spell fails.

---Implements---

Additionally, the Occultist makes heavy use of Focuses for her spells. At the start of each day, the Occultist chooses one object, called an implement, to serve as a focus for each school of magic she knows. Trying to cast a spell from a given school without the proper implement creates the same penalties as a Wizard whom lost his Bonded Object. The choice of Implement for each school is limited to a set of thematic items.

For example, to serve as an implement for her Divination spells, Miranda can each morning pick between using a Crystal Ball, a Harrow Deck, a pair of Goggles ect

These implements do not only serve to hinder the Occultist and get sundered, they can also be imbued with power in their own right. At the start of each day, the Occultist gains a number of Mental Focus Points which she can distribute among her implements.

Each implement has a resonant power which gives the item some magical power as long as it is charged with Mental Focus Points. This power typically gets greater with the number of points invested, but is capped by level. This power is typically granted to the wielder of the implement, not necessarily the Occultist.

For example, Miranda's goggles serve as a Divination implement. As long as they have atleast one Mental Focus Point they grant their weilder low-light vision. For three points, they grant Darkvision 60 ft.

Additionally, each school of magic has a Base Focus Power - an effect that can be used by expending one or more Mental Focus Points from the associated implement. Only the Occultist can use Focus Powers.

For example, Miranda's divination implement grants her the ability to, as a swift action, gain +2 on a certain roll before her next turn in exchange for one Mental Focus Power.

Finally - as the Occultist gains levels they may pick (advanced, non-base) Focus Powers. These are more advanced tricks that also expend Mental Focus Points from the implements of the proper school.

For example, Miranda can turn herself Invisible for one Mental Focus point with her Illusion implement - or turn an ally Invisible with a touch for two!

Summary: As many low level spells known as hight level spells, limited by school.

Thought and Emotion instead of Somatic and Verbal components

"Focus component" on all spells - called implements.

Has a pool of points to distribute over the implements which give passive powers - can be expended for nifty tricks.


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With that taken care of, the halfling deftly hopped up on one of the bar chairs and took a proper look around. From her new high(er) vantage point, she could properly see the other patrons - and not just their legs. Her curious red eyes hopped back and forth between them - some got barely a glance, on others they lingered longer. Least interesting where the ones that looked like regulars - the one that were merely drinking the afternoon away. Somewhere in the middle where the one oiling a strange firearm. Most intriguing - most peculiar - was the thin one examining food in a vial. Probably his portion size, given his looks ... Suppressing a soft giggle she nodded back at her companion.

"You're right as usual - I do think there is something special up!"

Flashing another wide grin at the innkeeper she inquires

"You know who paid for all this anyhow?"

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Miranda is currently clad in a dark cloak of indeterminable colour and a earth brown dress. Both seem to have plenty of pockets, but that is seemingly not enough as she also carries several pouches both on her belt and a bandolier. A bit above the base of her spine there is a barely noticable bulge in her cloak, most likely from another pouch or perhaps an holstered weapon. In the spirit of the day, she wears her best pair of black boots.

The halfling herself is almost half of Mathias length - if one would subtract the thick soles of her boots, probably less. Given her choice of clothing, her build is hard to determine but judging from the ease of which she leaped the chair earlier there must be some trace of athleticism. As an outlier - she is probably the only red eyed halfing you ever seen. Not bloodshot red either, her irises are the colour of wine - but the exact hue is hard to judge given the distance. She also has a rather wide mouth, which turns her friendly smile into a maniacal grin.


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Miranda made her way towards The Gilded Unicorn together with Mathias - one thing was for sure when travelling with her companion: she never had to worry about bumping into people! And there it was - 'one of the finest inns in town'. Unless appearances where deceiving, it looked like their benefactor had a different set of standards then herself. So it was with a suspicious look and one hand firmly on the holster behind her back that she followed Mathias inside.

Seeing no intermediate threats - quite the contrary - the halfling quickly eased up. With a laugh and a soft nudge she replied to her companion - "Coincidence? Maybe they just want your autograph!" Turning to the innkeeper she grinned for a moment before exclaiming 'oh' and diving a hand into one of the many pockets of her cloak. With a wide and toothy smile she pulls out a pair of keys and puts them on the desk. "I think we're supposed to show these too!"


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Erasmus Ames wrote:
Miranda Redblossom wrote:
Soon™

You work for Blizzard?

Nah. Half-Life 3 on Valve :P


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*Bouncebouncebounce*

Soon™


hp 50/50|Fort +6 Will +6 Ref +6|AC 19/14/16|Perception +13 (+14 vs traps)|Darkvision 60ft., Scent|Initiative +3| Status:

Most likely : )

Will get my post up in a short-ish while!


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@Retraining - That is nice to hear. And in that case, I believe Miranda's crunchy stuff is all done! (I was considering either Point Blank Shot or Weapon Finesse as my token combat feat, but I went with the former)

@Dr. Grey - I looked trough story and I could see no obvious connections. Perhaps just a chance meeting in/around Absalom or we could hold off the pleasure until we meet in game : )

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