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Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Congrats on your promotion, and I think you're doing great here too. Keep it up!


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

There's lots of stuff about Clerics and undead, but I always thought Druids should also be very much opposed to undead. It's a mockery of life, which Druids are all about (show me any fiction character concerned with "balance").

True, Clerics are concerned with the connection between the divine and sentient beings, and undead are the opposite of that in some sense. But that's true of Druids too if 'divine' includes the divine forces of nature, or whatever a Druid reveres.

Not sure where I'm going with this, other than to point out how Grendel and Dandelion would be naturally opposed to undead...


You must be right. I'm impressed that you could read that from the way it's written!


Chess Pwn wrote:

So what are you referencing when you say that the human form is unchanged from the base creature's form?

Here are the stats for the werewolf
Str 17, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 14, Cha 8
A normal NPC has stats of 15,14,13,12,10,8 so we see that with these stats. 15 to strength with human +2 there. 12 to wis and 10 to cha, which then got changed by the lycanthrope.

The STR and CON are to which ever creature has the higher stat. so human's 17 beats wolf's 13 so 17 goes to 19. Wolf's con is 15, higher than the human 14, so con is 17 in hybrid.

Right, but it also says the abilities are unchanged from the base form.

In the quote above from the SRD: "In human form, the lycanthrope's ability scores are unchanged from the base creature's form."


Hi,

I've seen several threads on this issue but none of them seem to clear up my confusion. There seems to be a blatant contradiction in this paragraph from the Lycanthrope entry of the Bestiary:

"Ability Scores: +2 Wis, –2 Cha in all forms; +2 Str, +2 Con in hybrid and animal forms. Lycanthropes have enhanced senses but are not fully in control of their emotions and animalistic urges. In addition to these adjustments to the base creature's stats, a lycanthrope's ability scores change when he assumes hybrid or animal form. In human form, the lycanthrope's ability scores are unchanged from the base creature's form. In animal and hybrid form, the lycanthrope's ability scores are the same as the base creature's or the base animal's, whichever ability score is higher."

The contradiction is here:
+2 Wis, –2 Cha in all forms
vs.
In human form, the lycanthrope's ability scores are unchanged from the base creature's form.

Similar questions arise around STR and CON.

So, which is it? In human form, do they change or not?


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Yes indeed. Especially the last few days, and the next few weeks. Even beyond that, though, I don't have the time or energy to run this game and do it justice.

Good luck with everything, and thanks for the gaming!


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Apologies for the late Revery post. Work was crazy yesterday (and today, likely).


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery has been practicing walking and even running, but he stilll feels that a Gnomish replacement would work better.

When, after waiting for some time, he finally hears that the princess might be okay, and here, he is ecstatic. He greets their rescuers warmly and asks them about their journey with the elf.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

We will probably need Markus to get us in without being skewered. That's the main concern, I think. After that, assuming Firiona doesn't wake up, we'll have to play it by ear, unless anyone else has ideas.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Re: confirmed critical: Kspress is AC 30 vs. the Krup.

Good catch on the poison, though. So Kspress would take half of 12 (6) less 4 for his resistance, so 2 that round instead of 8 I reported?


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

I will post in a little while. Busy day at work...


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

I just didn't understand your statement. You didn't say what we should do if we were planning on ranged attacks, and since throwing a javelin takes less time than casting two spells, I just went for it.

Maybe just tell us how far away they are and then we can decide?


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

So, are we able to get one full round of ranged attacks in? More? Less?


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery works hard at practicing walking on his new foot. He has high boots that help him hold it all together. It's painful, but he needs to do it or he will not be walking anywhere.

He mentions to the others, "There goes my plans to become a great warrior... You can relax now. So, what do you think I should name him?"


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Yes, we figured out that she is important...

With regards to the clockwork foot, I think that would be a very cool body part for an enchanter!


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery waits until the voices indicate, via their tone and urgency, that is is safe to reappear.

He reforms sitting down, holding his leg and wincing, and looks up at his two brothers in arms. Through the pain, he forces his words. "I'm so glad you managed to escape, and I think Bast is too. If we are to exit this city I shall change again into something. Much easier to carry, and with my backpack too.".

His leg looks horrible, for it was allowed to partially heal without proper care. The bone still sticks out, and any Erudite unused to battle would pass out at the horrific sight of it. He holds his dismembered foot, as he is unsure what to do with it. His mind, against his will, goes to Nogglegrop, and pictures him attaching a clockwork metal foot to the end of Revery's leg, jointed ankle and all. He struggles to put it out of his mind.

"Is there anything you need me to become, something useful, perhaps?" he croaks, sounding somewhat like a Froglok even as he looks like one with his missing foot and wretched state.

He takes his backpack and returns the others' items, checking his own contents. He says to Kwen, "If you like I can keep your spare toolset on my person, in the same vein that royal bookkeepers keep copies of their books in remote castles, as back-ups.".


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

About the princess... I didn't think we were informed of who she was. I figured we just thought of her as an elf with the same name as the city. Did anyone mention that she was a princess, or famous?


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery is barely conscious, and someone sticks an Iksar foot in his hands.

The pain is intense, screaming at him like a thousand dragons. It may not be the worst he has ever experienced, that being Pain offered up by the god of pain himself, and only as a side dish of Fear. But right now it is the worst ever. His foot burns and every sound and movement multiplies it by ten.

Still, there is something.... a soothing feeling trying to cover the pain. He looks at the foot in his hands. It is his own, of course, an Iksar foot because, for the time being, he is an Iksar. And Iksars heal, preternaturally quickly. That is the feeling. The blood flow is slowing, perhaps.

Revery knows little of Iksar anatomy, or healing properties, though he had studied dragons. He wonders if a severed limb will stop bleeding of its own accord. Or grow back? No, that seems unlikely. But if he puts the foot on the stump?

Knowledge/Monster Lore (dragons, humanoids, etc.): 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (1) + 8 = 9

Realizing that bad things are going on around him, he finally hears Kwen's words, to Gate away from here. That had been his last-ditch plan, and now perhaps he's in that last ditch.

"Good luck," he says to the others. He thinks to give Kwen's lockpicking tools back to him, but then, he doesn't have them any more.

He casts his quickened Gate (48 mana) to return to Bast. Once there he ensures he is out of sight. He gives Bast a pat on the back, and sets to work trying to stop the blood flowing from his stump. The pain is intense, even though it's healing, and it's more than difficult to work on himself like this. He's not sure if he should try to reattach the foot or not. He spends some time doing what he can, then lies down and just breathes.

Heal: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (8) + 4 = 12

Once satisfied the bleeding has stopped, he finds a comfortable spot to turn into a dagger again, and casts a silent Minor Illusion (3 mana), transforming into the same dagger as before. He rests and meditates (recovering 10 hp and 20 mana per hour).

(HP: ?/70, Mana: 36/142)


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery keeps retching, and moves over to where he can hear Kwen doing the same. Even when he's done, he keeps going as long as Kwen is, to mask the invisible Rogue's sound. Finally, when he can talk, he says, in Iksar, "Yes! They made it!" And then he makes a run for the door, unable to think clearly enough to cast any spells.

(HP: 70/70, Mana: 87/142)


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

How many spells did Revery manage to cast before the grenade?


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery leans over and retches over the stones that, unknown to him, the teleporting group had recently cleaned so thoroughly.

Fort Save: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (11) + 8 = 19


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

As the guards approach, Revery is both mad at himself for not choosing different spells, and glad that he at least reviewed and pinned the silent aspect of those he did choose.

He whispers to Kwen, "Lock the door," as he moves to the wall to avoid being seen from the food slot.

Sneak check: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (9) + 2 = 11

After silently making Sajeek and Kwen invisible (8 more mana), he works on getting them to Levitate (Silently, 9 mana each), and then does the same for himself (Levitate first, Invisibility second) (9 mana, 8 mana). His final act if they find him is his quickened Gate spell, which he will use only as a last resort.

(HP: 70/70, Mana based on above totals: 52/142)


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Our backs are to the wall, literally!


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery has his own gear, and already has Kwen's in his backpack. So he picks up Sajeek's backpack and gear and holds it in his left hand. Staying in the room, with his right hand he silently casts Invisibility (8 mana), first on Kwen. Next will be Sajeek, and finally himself. For the time being, he is staying in the room and hiding behind Sajeek and Kwen.

After the first spell he glances up (outside the door) to see where a levitate would bring him or the others.

He is hoping that the guards will look inside and see nobody, and start searching elsewhere.

(HP: 70/70, Mana: 95/142)


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Sajeek, I already had some of your gear, and you left some behind. What would have been in the storeroom?


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery sees Kwen the Iksar point at the gear with his head. He sees the efficient motions of another Iksar, hungry looking but otherwise healthy, and Kwen, moving to the same door Widget is at. It seems we have allies, he thinks.

He starts collecting gear and putting it on the floor outside the door; that is, until the others start filling the hall. Then he just opens the door wide, picks up Kwen's gear, exits and lets the others go in and take up their own stuff. He looks both ways down the hall, getting ready for a fight, and prepared to cast a quick spell if necessary. He holds Kwen's confiscated equipment.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Where? <looks around> I don't see any natural 20's!!


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery listens at the door. He feels he is safe here, for now at least, and can hide invisibly should anyone come to the door. He was planning on waiting to see if his friends were going to drop by for a visit; he realizes they might not know this location, and that Kwen might have had his tools confiscated, so he might need his spares. Also, he sees that Widget, as he has just now named him in his own head, is impatient to get out, and he himself is curious. So he waits until there is no sound from beyond, then carefully slides the lock, opens the door a crack, and peeks outside.

Listen: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (12) + 8 = 20


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery goes to look out the door, if there is a way to look out. He wonders where the others are. And the princess. He turns to the automaton, and asks in a whisper, "Do you belong to someone's in this jail?"


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery gingerly picks the automaton up by the shoulder and tries to sit it up. Still listening for footsteps outside, ready to make himself disappear again, he lifts the head of the little... creature? Construct. He had studied constructs before (4 ranks in Knowledge/ Monster Lore (construct)) and he could tell it was of Gnome design and construction. He thinks of Nogglegrop.

Whispering in common, he says "Hey, little guy. I am Revery. An Enchanter. Surely you've heard of us?" If he gets no response he'll have to look it over and see if there are any controls on it.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

A nondescript Iksar dagger sits in a pile with other items belonging to the Half-Human, Half-Elf and fully Iksar Rogue Kwen.

Revery remains for a time, observing the clockwork doll with great interest. He wonders how intelligent such a thing might be, and if it is, how that intelligence got in it. Did it contain the soul of someone else? Or is it just some very clever Gnome magic that he has yet to understand.

He also keeps a sharp eye on the door, to note if there are any movements or sounds from outside it.

After a while, he counts two thousand heartbeats even though he can neither feel nor hear such beats, Revery decides it is time to re-form. He dispels his spell and becomes Revery the Iksar, or so he hopes, again. If his spell wrecks the other, he has a backup - Dark Elf form - to engage.

He stands quietly, and regards the little automaton, whispering, "Hello," and feeling sort of silly doing it.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery tries to relax, but it tense. There's nothing he can do at the moment, but he's worried that that time will come all too soon. He listens and watches.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

No. No spells. Revery will know what's going on withing 30 feet.

He can kill people, but only if someone makes him. :-)


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

What, you want to get caught? I figured invisible was the way to go...


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery prepares for the jailbreak. He prepares and casts Serpent Sight on himself and Sajeek (10 mana, dur: 10 h, provides infravision). Then he binds a hidden spot in a nearby ruined vendor as his Bind Affinity location (20 Mana) and tells the others where it is. He puts Sajeek's special gear in his backpack, plus an extra set of picks if Kwen has one. He keeps all his own gear.

Then he prepares his spells Silent: Lull, Minor Illusion, Invisibility, Bind Sight, Cancel Magic, Enduring Breath, Illusion - Dark Elf, Levitate, Shielding; and Quickened Gate.

Next he casts Invisibility on Kwen and Sajeek (16 mana). He tells the others that his time as a dagger will be no more than eight hours, but that he can observe nearby occurrences, and dispel it if need be. And finally, if everyone is ready, he casts Minor Illusion upon himself, turning into a standard dagger (3 mana).

HP: 70/70, Mana: 93/142
Infravision (10h remain)
Minor Illusion (8h remain)


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery says, "Whatever we do, I will first have to review the right spells. I need invisibility, plus spells to make guards forget, or go into a daze or whatever. But that will only take a minute. If you want to come too, that would be okay, although the fewer who enter the less chance of getting caught, I think. I agree we should leave some of our equipment out, but if we all get caught, our best chance will exist if we have our powerful magic items. If we are imprisoned, they will do us no good."


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

"Yes, so how about this... I turn the two of us invisible, then I change into a dagger. You take me, sneak in, find our target, and a safe place to appear. I become me again. Well, an Iksar, actually. I turn the three of us invisible, and me into a dagger again, then you two sneak out. Elves can sneak, right?" Revery thinks hard, trying to come up with places where the plan could fail. Like finding a safe place.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

"Or I can make you invisible and you can get in. It will be getting out with our target that will be the hard part," says Revery in a whisper.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery nods at Kwen in appreciation. His skills in particular are useful in this kind of situation.

"Perhaps you could let us in on your plan, Kwen," he whispers. "We may be able to help in ways you are unaware of."

He wracks his brain trying to figure out ways in. Invisibility could certainly help, but that magic's uncertainty puts extra risk into its use. Others possible: Gate, Memory Blur, Minor Illusion, Lull. Any or all of them might be useful, but it will depend on the plan.

"Let me just say, we should not rush this," he adds.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.
Xenh wrote:
Revery wrote:
Xenh, approx how far is our hide (the empty vendor stalls) from the guard house?

Could be any of the vendor stalls I pointed out in my descriptions.

None are empty.

What I meant was, the stall we first took refuge in. How far is it from where we are now (roughly)?


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Sorry, more questions.... Can Revery cast Bind Sight on someone whose name, race, and sex he knows (and rough description), such as Firiona Vie? The spell description is vague on this.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery looks around the area for another potential place for the group, or at least for an individual, to hide. He is aiming for something within 600 feet of the guard house entrance.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Xenh, approx how far is our hide (the empty vendor stalls) from the guard house?


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery whispers to Kwen, in Elvish, "Tell them how vigilant the guards must be, to guard such horrendous criminals and hot-blooded creatures. Suggest that they must never let down their guard."


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery whispers to the others, "We can always question a klok. I think one would not mention a strange question unless asked about it.

If our quarry is considered not too valuable, it may be with other prisoners. Otherwise it may be in a special cell. Then again, even such a special cell may be in the main prison."

He forces himself to eat the food, and to pretend it is normal. At least these Iksars are not so expressive (he hopes) and thus he does not have to pretend to enjoy it. Satisfactory is satisfactory.

Revery finds himself appreciating the Iksar a little bit. They seem to know what is expected of them, and there does not seem to be any dissent or crime here. Their seeming cruel nature is a bit much for him, but there are certainly things other societies could learn from these lizard people.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

I was wondering about that, as I couldn't recall a ruling one way or the other.

Of course, a Monk doesn't have to be evil, but as an Iksar...


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

done...


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

I'm rrrready.

(and my links are unmixedup)


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Revery is a little surprised when Fenris leaves, but shrugs his shoulders and hopes the best for him. Once he makes it to the wilderness he should be okay.

Upon seeing the slaves, he notes the humans and elves and continues on. This time round they would just be ears and eyes.

He keeps his ears open to any talk or other sounds of interest. He watches Iksar (showing appropriately deference, of course). They would probably need to talk to someone soon, ask questions. But for now, they must be vigilant and stick to their plan.


Revery (Erudite Enchanter) in somnis veritas // Kspress (Iksar Monk) Your pain is the breaking of your shell.

Markus seems ready, except that in the Languages section he hasn't added his ranks to his languages, ala Iksar(4).

Markus, you realize that to use Quicken or Silent spells, you have to prepare them that way? You can, however, prepare one quickened and the same spell not quickened, for instance.

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