Sssssh don’t give the man ideas! That’s my job! Also the Daemons may have been a mistake but the payoff was worth it as we got an angry balor Mr Ka
"Or my personal favorite, when Cid, apparently having forgotten me describing Azuka as holding a bow, thought he would be clever and cast Fly as his action in the first round, thus putting him out of the monks’ reach. One full attack barrage from Azuka later at the non-buffed (save for Fly) Cid, and he was down to 4 HP from full! He abruptly cried like a spanked baby and cast invisibility on himself, skulking about and doing nothing much else for the rest of the fight while he slowly regenerated with a Greater Infernal Healing for 4 HP/round"
I hate you, and your npcs with bows.
This is by far the most elaborate side plot ever to add up to "how many badies can i throw at them at once!"
Yay Civil War: Kaer Maga addition!!
It's a HUGE cast of NPC. I'll try to remember everyone....
Blasphemy! UnArcane! Blasphemy!
I think Cid sold out Gwen much to Rholand's disapproval.
I don't think Inspectre truly emphasized how seriously annoying these council members really are. We couldn't get a word in edge wise they some disagreed just because someone agreed with us. They couldn't even stop bickering when we were saving their sorry hides!
Best trap ever! I'm stealing this one at some point.
A few minutes later, several guards dragged Adonis Kreed, wrapped in chains, into the room and shackled him down to the bench across the table from the party. Despite his condition, the evil lawyer greeted them with a pithy tone. So Cid greeted him with a punch to the face (ah, the days when Cid was a complete a@&*@#&). That got the guards upset, who while they were happy to see this guard murderer beaten, their orders were to keep him in one piece, and Cid using him as a punching bag was decidedly against that. There was another pissing match between Cid and the guards, which being a Hellknight of course Cid ultimately won, with the guards sullenly retreating back to their corners with orders not to do that s#&@ again.
I feel as though this was really retroactively a well deserved punch to the face.
There is no such handmaiden in Queen Ileosa’s court, of course. “Elliana” was really Queen Ileosa herself in disguise, using the Alter Self power of the crown (an ability that she was actually familiar with due to being a Bard) to assume the form of an elf underling. I had plans for “Elliana” to become a regular traveling companion with the party throughout the coming Book Two, but alas, it never materialized as Queen Ileosa was much too busy fending off a city-wide plague to slip out of the castle and pretend to be someone else for a while. A pity, as the look on the party’s faces when they would have discovered Elliana’s true identity would have been priceless....
HA! I always wondered what happened to Cid's first GirlFriend. It was Rholand's girl... Awkward!
Yeah this is was the most Brutal thing Inspectre did until the vampadin.
Arbane the Terrible wrote:
Actually that option was brought up in game as the invisible ink was a non-starter with Hell. But My PC's soul has been sold to demi-plane that's rebelling from hell. So if my PC brought it up to Hell they would probably not enforce the contract. However I decided to go the redemption route VIA becoming a paladin of Serenrea. Which should be happening soon. Might need to find a good lawyer for my fellow HellKnights who have all been slaughtered and turned into devils
Well Inspectre is a hell of a DM, and he's pretty clear from the get go that it's going to be a rough ride, and if you're not into it you probably shouldn't play. For example while this is the most brutal thing he has done in this campaign let me give you a short list of things he has done to the party as whole:
My character's soul is sold to Hell due to a contract he signed to get into the Hellknight (This of course was written on the back in invisible ink)
Made one character fall in love with the main villain and has been torturing him for it for ever now.
Killed off the family of a NPC that the group really liked for no reason and had the villain scribe "Come Get Me" into the NPC's back with a razor.
Killed off PC's whole gang of street thugs with Vampires (He likes vampires. I guess.)
Kill off my PC's best friend and then framed him for the murder.
this is not a complete list the games been going on like this for 4 years. We are all a bunch of nut jobs and have only lost one player.
Ryan Freire wrote:
I did have to check for a pulse because dressing up the paladin as vampire so my character would stake my character's love interest threw the heart alive would totally be something inspector would do.
While a DEX build will have more AC than a STR build. A Magus has a bunch of defensive spells he can cast. Blink, Displacement, MIRROR IMAGE, etc, etc.
An the action economy isn't too bad to buff thanks to Spell Combat.
I'm playing a level 11 STR Magus with armor class of 20. I don't get hit too often.
Just to throw an idea your way that helps with kind of forcing role play with controlling players class. Start them at level 0 all same states than let them role play into a class and their stats.
We had a campaign that started this way and it was pretty fun. You can't really fight anything at level 0. So the first few sessions were just straight role playing, and setting plot hooks.
As the Hellknight Inspectre is currently being a huge jerk to I will say that it has worked out pretty well. He started as an Armiger and even played out him becoming a full blown Hellknight fighting a Devil one on one in a pit beneath the Hellknight tower.
I am a big fan of Hellknights in general. However I had my doubts about playing one in Curse of the Crimson throne as the AP seems to want you to some pretty un-Hellknighty things such as turning on the rightful ruler of the city. Working with convicted criminals etc. And everyone at the table had it written into there backstory about how much they hate Hellknights. But I couldn't resist hehehe. Now they say "I hate all Hellknight except my Character. Hehehe
I made him a bit flawed and kind of on the s+!@ side of his commanders. He's made friends.
So It's pretty hard to stay with the theme of being a HellKnight (Currently my Character is running towards the hills into the arms of Serenrae begging for redemption). But if you've got a player that can role with the punches it shouldn't too bad.
So Frank Castle is pretty far away from being LG. Probably LN on his better days. But that's neither here nor there.
If were you I'd do some research into how people through out the ages have considered Lawful and Good ways to execute prisoners. Some off the top of my head are hanging, Crucifixion, and electrocution...
Well most churches run off charitable donations. Running a Church isn't exactly cheap. With a NG priest in charge of a church of Nethys. You can expect that they probably won't turn away injured people.
I would start having members of the church come around asking for donations. With a frequency equaling how much the players abuse the healing of the church. If the players refuse the donations or not give enough I would have the church start demanding payment or slamming the door in their face and spread word of the heretics in charge of the land.
Your players seem to be under the impression that as the lord of lands. That everyone is going to rally under there flags and ignore there own self interests. I would squash that false idea.
Do you want to be more focused on the unarmed combat or healer/buffer.... I'll help with both.
Grappling helpful feats
Bracers of the Merciful Knight
No, remember that your effective druid level for ranger is ranger level -3, and boon companion doesn't stack and only gives 4 druid levels. So you take your first animal companion at level 4 (let say a horse). Your horse is level 1 ranger 4. at level 5 you take a different animal companion (Let's say a dog), and you take boon companion for the horse. You have a level 5 horse/1 dog/5 ranger.
Now you've gone gotten to level 7 put two levels into dog and a boon companion into dog (because you don't want dog to die). So you have level 5 horse/7 dog/7 ranger.
You can play form there, but both animal companions will never equal ranger level at the same time.
Well just because you lived through an event does mean you correctly intrepid the events in the correct manner, or that you were aware of all the details. Most characters start at level 1 so it's assumed that your PC doesn't have a centuries worth of adventuring, and were assisting a general cause a coup or saving a city from the invading horde.