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Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
Talonne Hauk wrote:
Merisiel, have you thought about branching your skill set out by learning to cast spells or take some extreme martial training for more proficient stabbing; or are you happy with your current career path? If you were to decide to diversify your talent pool, what direction do you think you would go?

I'm happy being a rogue. Other folks are better suited for the spellmonkeying.

Also, if I multiclassed out of rogue, I'd get fired.

What's the salary on being an Iconic, or is it on based on how much they use you in the books on a piece by piece basis? And is Seltyiel getting double pay for being an Iconic for two classes?


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Merisiel wrote:
suck in my hair. Flying rats. Vampires. Squeaky. Live in caves. Guano. Beady eyes.

Yeah, I guess.... I just had a 'pet' bat when I was a child, poor thing had been maimed with one wing mostly torn off, looked after it for several weeks and despite being a wild animal, this fruit-bat was extremely affectionate and loved it's weekly bath, let alone being carried around constantly and hand-fed apples and pears constantly.

But I do get The Guano complaint. Dear lord do I get that ... after the stitching in the wing healed, was sort of glad to let it go, though Bruce had other ideas ... eventually had to take him on a five-hour car trip out towards the mangroves and release him there to eventually get rid of Bruce.


Merisiel, don't go too hard on Lem. He might have "borrowed" the song from a Gnome in Black.

If you were able to choose the title for an unauthorized biography about your life, which would you choose:
A) Zen and the Art of Stabbing
B) How to Win Friends and Stab People
C) There and Back Again: A Rogue's Guide to Throwing Returning Daggers
D) "If One More Person Writes Rouge Instead of Rogue I'll Stab 'Em" and Other Merisiel Stories


Doug's Workshop wrote:

Merisiel, don't go too hard on Lem. He might have "borrowed" the song from a Gnome in Black.

If you were able to choose the title for an unauthorized biography about your life, which would you choose:
A) Zen and the Art of Stabbing
B) How to Win Friends and Stab People
C) There and Back Again: A Rogue's Guide to Throwing Returning Daggers
D) "If One More Person Writes Rouge Instead of Rogue I'll Stab 'Em" and Other Merisiel Stories

Huh. How about that? I was going to use D for my biography.

Except for the Merisiel reference, of course.


What is your favourite scar and how did you get it?


CNichols wrote:

Dear Merisiel,

I hear that you've visited the lovely town of Sandpoint (and in the company of Valeros, Seoni, and Kyra, no less).

What was your favorite thing about Sandpoint?

What was you least favorite thing about Sandpoint?

Did you make any new friends or enemies in Sandpoint? If you did, who were they?

Also, could you talk some of your fellow iconics into doing their own Q&A threads? I bet a lot of people would love the chance to talk with them.

** spoiler omitted **

Ameiko's curried salmon is high on the list of best things in Sandpoint.

Least favorite? The Scarnettis. They suck.

Yup. The Scarnettis. Grrrrr.

I could... but they're not as chatty as me it seems! If you want to fire one up, though... go ahead and give it a try!


MisterSlanky wrote:
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
Pirate movies. Or swashbuckly movies. Or samurai movies. Or dinosaur movies. Or movies that combine all four.
Hey isn't that some kind of an anachronism? How are you aware of what a movie is? Have you been to Numeria and not let any of us know?

I quite enjoy anachronisms.

Also, yes. I've been to Numeria.


ulgulanoth wrote:
what should i do with the T-Rex egg?

Incubate it. Next to your bed!


HalfOrcHeavyMetal wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:
what should i do with the T-Rex egg?

Grab some bacon, some onions, make yourself the world's biggest omlette.

*notices the distinctive three-toed shadow looming above his head* Ah crap...

Before death comes squishily down upon me, where did your fetish for daggers and other stabby instruments come from? Is it a personal choice based upon combat tactics (smaller wounds, more penetration of vital organs) personal preference (lighter weaponry, easier to hide, more fun to inflict wounds with) or otherwise (teacher trained me with them, other reasons)?

If you could have a pet, what would it be?

They just seem like the best of the pointy solutions and they work really well and they don't require unsightly big muscles to use good.

A cat or a big moth or a raven or a shocker lizard or a deinonychus.


acecipher wrote:
Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Cat. Dogs smell like clean dwarves.


LazarX wrote:
What's the salary on being an Iconic, or is it on based on how much they use you in the books on a piece by piece basis? And is Seltyiel getting double pay for being an Iconic for two classes?

No salary at all. You get what you get when you kill monsters and take their stuff.

Getting "fired" means you don't get to continue building your fame, and that'd suck.

Seltyiel is only the iconic magus. That's just one class as far as I can tell, but I do sometimes have problems with numbers... so...


Doug's Workshop wrote:

Merisiel, don't go too hard on Lem. He might have "borrowed" the song from a Gnome in Black.

If you were able to choose the title for an unauthorized biography about your life, which would you choose:
A) Zen and the Art of Stabbing
B) How to Win Friends and Stab People
C) There and Back Again: A Rogue's Guide to Throwing Returning Daggers
D) "If One More Person Writes Rouge Instead of Rogue I'll Stab 'Em" and Other Merisiel Stories

Too late. Lem knows you got him in trouble.

D. Absolutely D.


Maeg8 wrote:
What is your favourite scar and how did you get it?

I don't have scars. You get scars when you screw up in a fight and let someone get you. No one gets to me. And I've got the addiction to magic healing to PROVE it.


Why are you pulling double duty in the group of iconics currently operating in Ustalav?

I thought there was a rotating shift thing going after the Mwangi jaunt... Not that I object... just that Ustalav has this thing going with... well...

Things with DR...

And...

Bats...


Merisiel Sillvari wrote:


Rabies. They get stuck in my hair. Flying rats. Vampires. Squeaky. Live in caves. Guano. Beady eyes.

And what may I ask is wrong with Vampires?


Merisiel, if you could have any species of cat as an animal companion, which one would you have?

i would personally vote for an awakened half fiend dire panther wizard. oh wait, i already own one as my herald. his name is Roberto. i call him Robby.

Liberty's Edge

Cats? pffft. Avian pets are clearly better... and related to dinosaurs.


Dies Irae wrote:

Why are you pulling double duty in the group of iconics currently operating in Ustalav?

I thought there was a rotating shift thing going after the Mwangi jaunt... Not that I object... just that Ustalav has this thing going with... well...

Things with DR...

And...

Bats...

Nope. Sometimes the call requires double duty.


Shuriken Nekogami wrote:

Merisiel, if you could have any species of cat as an animal companion, which one would you have?

Dinosuar of some sort. Maybe a puffin.


John Kretzer wrote:

Merisiel, Ms Stabby, Lady Stab-a-lot,

If you became a goddess what would you be the goddess of?

Any interesting in taking the Starstone test?

Any of the other iconic interesting in taking that test?

You have any long living enemies? Or rivals? Or do they all seem to get filled with rapier/dagger holes?

Do you have any heroes?

Is there anybody in Golarion that you would want to fight with? Could be a friendly duel to see who is the most skilled.

You have or had any nicknames?

I doubt I will get a answear to this next one...and hopefuly will not get stabbed...and do apologize as this is a rude question in some cultures.

How old are you?

Did you skip these questions on purpose? :(


Hypothetical Question: Assuming you were unable to adventure for a while (child on the way, got the yips, powerful curse, etc etc) what would you do in the meantime to support yourself.

'unable to adventure' meaning being at an extreme disadvantage in the usual stabby/sneaky/RLF Roguery business.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
Also, yes. I've been to Numeria.

Fascinating.

If you could have any one piece of Numerian technology you could get your grubby mitts on, what would it be? I hear they're all pew-pew, not stabity-stabity, so I suppose that might limit your options a little.


John Kretzer wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:

Merisiel, Ms Stabby, Lady Stab-a-lot,

If you became a goddess what would you be the goddess of?

Any interesting in taking the Starstone test?

Any of the other iconic interesting in taking that test?

You have any long living enemies? Or rivals? Or do they all seem to get filled with rapier/dagger holes?

Do you have any heroes?

Is there anybody in Golarion that you would want to fight with? Could be a friendly duel to see who is the most skilled.

You have or had any nicknames?

I doubt I will get a answear to this next one...and hopefuly will not get stabbed...and do apologize as this is a rude question in some cultures.

How old are you?

Did you skip these questions on purpose? :(

Nope. Turns out that when a room of folks are shouting out questions, I don't hear some of them.

Goddess of fancy swordplay and awesomeness.
Nope.
Not that I know of.
Bats. Maybe vampires too. Stuffy bureaucrats.
Nope; heroes are for folks who can't be heroes themselves.
Plenty—I'm not all that interested in fighting friends.
Yup.
Not sure, honestly, since I don't remember when I was born or know anyone who does.


HalfOrcHeavyMetal wrote:

Hypothetical Question: Assuming you were unable to adventure for a while (child on the way, got the yips, powerful curse, etc etc) what would you do in the meantime to support yourself.

'unable to adventure' meaning being at an extreme disadvantage in the usual stabby/sneaky/RLF Roguery business.

I'd probably starve to death.


MisterSlanky wrote:
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
Also, yes. I've been to Numeria.

Fascinating.

If you could have any one piece of Numerian technology you could get your grubby mitts on, what would it be? I hear they're all pew-pew, not stabity-stabity, so I suppose that might limit your options a little.

My mitts aren't grubby! Grrrr.

I don't even HAVE mitts. I'm not a dwarf.


If you could choose anyone to adventure with who would it be?

What would you do to a sibling(if you had one) who forgot they had to take care of your mother after she had surgery today so you were roped into doing it?

How much would you charge to do the same thing you mentioned above to my brother who did the same thing today...oh and respond quietly mother is sleeping.

Dark Archive

should i be worried that this girl in a costume of that looks like a red mantis keeps following everywere i go?

Liberty's Edge

What would be more fun?
1) A chase scene in a farmer's and/or flea market chased by town guards?
2) A chase scene in a dungeon trying to outrun a giant rolling boulder?


mathpro18 wrote:

If you could choose anyone to adventure with who would it be?

What would you do to a sibling(if you had one) who forgot they had to take care of your mother after she had surgery today so you were roped into doing it?

How much would you charge to do the same thing you mentioned above to my brother who did the same thing today...oh and respond quietly mother is sleeping.

Kyra.

Plot creative revenge.
One +3 returning keen dagger.


ulgulanoth wrote:
should i be worried that this girl in a costume of that looks like a red mantis keeps following everywere i go?

Nope. Not at all. Ignore her.


Studpuffin wrote:

What would be more fun?

1) A chase scene in a farmer's and/or flea market chased by town guards?
2) A chase scene in a dungeon trying to outrun a giant rolling boulder?

1. Because getting caught by a guard is more fun than being caught by a giant rolling boulder.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Card Game, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
ulgulanoth wrote:
should i be worried that this girl in a costume of that looks like a red mantis keeps following everywere i go?

If you saw her, you're not the target. ..


Do you like to use poisons, or do you prefer to let your stabs speak for themselves?

Which other iconic do you butt heads with the most?

Would you steal the other eye off of this statue?


Ringtail wrote:

Do you like to use poisons, or do you prefer to let your stabs speak for themselves?

Which other iconic do you butt heads with the most?

Would you steal the other eye off of this statue?

Depends on the situation, but generally I avoid poison because it's kinda scary if you nick yourself.

Ezren.

Already did!


One more question: is there any specific cursed item that you would intentionally use even if you knew it was cursed?

Dark Archive

If you were the last woman on Golarion and you had to pick between Valeros and Seltyiel to be the last man, who would you pick and why?


Ringtail wrote:
One more question: is there any specific cursed item that you would intentionally use even if you knew it was cursed?

Nope; not really. Cursed items are pretty lame.


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David Fryer wrote:
If you were the last woman on Golarion and you had to pick between Valeros and Seltyiel to be the last man, who would you pick and why?

Why pick just one?


Which makes the best trebuchet load? A gnome, halfling, or dwarf?

Ever backstab someone with a ballista?

Which monstrous humanoid would be your pick for a temporary party member, a goblin cavalier, medusa inquisitor, kobold alchemist, or sahuagin ranger?


What sort of treasure do you favour? Gems, for their light weight and high value, coins for their ease of spending, trade goods for working the market or magical items that can benefit yourself or your party members?

What would be your first reaction to finding your 'natural' family?

Would you be overly distressed if you found yourself the victim of a 'punking' involving a Girdle of Opposite Gender?

If Calistra sent a messenger to you, instructing you to undertake a Holy Mission for free, would you do it?

Have you ever, or would you ever, use a party member or allied NPC like this.

Why are you so focused upon Kyra (without getting to heavy into the details, given some of the shenani ... shamanee ... thingies that have been going on around here lately) and was there a specific incident that sparked this?

What would be your impression of the Shadow Dancer 'Iconic'?


Which makes the best pet, a chupacabra or vexgit?

Are you a sucker for mystery?

How many gnolls does it take to chase a boar?

Are angry hellknights a common annoyance for you?


J1000 Whedonator wrote:
Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
As the result of events in another thread, I have a date scheduled tonight with Emma Caulfield...

[TRANSMISSION INTERCEPTED] Confirmed. The Caulfield Terminatrix is on an intercept course with the Anklebiter unit.

Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
...I'm thinking if I take her for a stroll along the river, it'll increase the chances of us holding hands...
Your fortuitous choice of a riverside location will facilitate in the disposal of the evidence.

(Shows up bruised and beaten, with his arm in a sling)

Dear Ms. Sillvari,

I hope you enjoyed the tickets.

I, alas, did not have such a great time.

My date with Emma went well at first. She looked resplendent and was an engaging, witty and generous conversationalist. We discussed current events and the works of Mr. Whedon. We talked about our families and our pets and our hopes for the future. I proffered her my arm to lean upon and recited from Baudelaire's Fleurs de Mal. She laughed coyly and held my hand! I almost passed out.

Keeping it together, I felt emboldened enough to put my arm around her waist. She smiled and responded warmly. She made some comment about "interlocking parts" and I blushed deeply, but kept the presence of mind to whisper something about the stars and leaned in to tuck a stray strand of hair behind her ear.

That's when I noticed the piercing red lights shining out from her pupils. Luckily, I am a 7th-level rogue and am never flat-footed. Nevertheless, I can't explain how forlorn and heartbroken I felt as Emma, my love, tried to smash me into a million goblin pieces. I never would have guessed that a beautiful lady so delicate and thin could've split open an oak tree with her bare hands, but that's exactly what happened.

I held my own for a round or two, but I quickly realized that my only chance of escape was to jump into the mighty Merrimack River. I was washed away in its torrents and was only able to pull myself out three towns and one state-line south. I floundered onto the shore, bruised and sore, and wept into the sand of the riverbank. Oh, Emma, my one true love, why? Why?

Maybe I should've brought her flowers?

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32, 2011 Top 16

Trapsense seems to be your least favorite rogue talent - what are your top 3? And if they're all from the core book, what's your favorite from the advanced player's guide?


Magnificent Merisiel of Marvelous Maiming,

I too proscribe to the theory of stabbing makes most problems go away. A friend of mine just said "People are mean". So i told her "stab them".

With this in mind, do you think we go on an adventure or three?? nothing inappropriate, just treasure seeking, monster stabbing fun.

Besides, monkeys can help with over any heart, cough cough**Kyra**cough cough.

Dark Archive

what happened to my T-Rex egg?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

All my questions?

Okay let's skip the preliminaries and cut to the chase.

What is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything?


James Jacobs wrote:

kase wrote:

Moonlight Bridge (Su): You summon a bridge of shimmering moonlight. The 10-foot-wide span touches the ground at a point adjacent to your position. From this point it can extend in any direction for 10 feet per oracle level. The path persists until you have crossed over the bridge or for 24 hours, whichever is shorter. You may summon a moonlight bridge a number of times per day equal to your Charisma bonus. Should the bridge be attacked, treat it as a wall of force.

'any direction' = including up?

...if so, does this mean a first level Oracle, assuming the GM was playing by RAW, could block a 10ft wide, 10ft tall corridor for 24 hours and/or really annoy anyone on a mount charging towards them? as a DM how does this work..my gys are try into use it as a wall of force blocking combat.. i seen someone say it only acts like a walk of force if attacked.. what if u dont attack it can u just walk thur it?

A bridge going up isn't a bridge... it's a wall.

And the power isn't called "moonlight wall."

Sorry if that sounds snarky... but it's important to keep in mind the flavor and intention of a power when you start looking for "creative" methods of using it in ways it wasn't intended to be used.

Moonlight Bridge is a power that lets you cross over things that are perilous or hard to move through. "Any direction" means that you can attach any two points within range. The use of words like "path" further enforces the fact that it has to be mostly horizontal that you can easily walk on.

We had a similar situation with this ability in one of our groups and it was decided that it had to be a bridge or something that you could possibly walk on but another question arose.

Could an oracle have more than one bridge out at a time? Either to create multiple paths to cross a location or to connect one bridge to another that may be too short?

1) can u shape the bridge to go around objects?

2) can the Oracle decide who can walk on it or is it self only or can every one walk on it including enemy's?


kase wrote:


kase wrote:

Moonlight Bridge (Su): You summon a bridge of shimmering moonlight. The 10-foot-wide span touches the ground at a point adjacent to your position. From this point it can extend in any direction for 10 feet per oracle level. The path persists until you have crossed over the bridge or for 24 hours, whichever is shorter. You may summon a moonlight bridge a number of times per day equal to your Charisma bonus. Should the bridge be attacked, treat it as a wall of force.

It is a bridge that spans.

It must connect from the oracle's feet to the opposite side of what ever it is that the bridge is being erected to facilitate crossing. It is not a wall. It is not a cloverleaf highway. It does not discriminate about those crossing until such time as the Oracle erecting it crosses over it, ending that bridge. There is no limit other than actions and the Oracle's Charisma bonus as to how many bridges may be so erected at one time.

Each individual bridge must complete a span (solid surface to solid surface). This might be something as straightforward as crossing a series of stone columns sticking out of a (very deep and large) pit that you want to get to the other side of. Granted, that's a pretty big bridge in its own right (unless you're very low level).

Moonlight Bridge is a VERY handy way to bypass pit traps, moats, annoying series of balance/acrobatics checks embodied in the form of various chambers/rooms filled with nasty stuff in the bottom (just bridge on over and walk!) and to provide yourselves a way out (as long as the Oracle can bring up the rear at speed with the rest of the party leading the way) of pit-laden hell holes. Not to provide cheese-sourced walls of force and other face-palm inducing moments.

It seems clear that the intent is not to have some muttonhead trying to cross the Grand Canyon by multiple successive uses of this ability.

Which, by the way, is not even possible except at the narrowest points of the aforementioned Canyon. Maybe. At the widest point the Grand Canyon is about 18 miles across. A 20th level Heavens Oracle - IF there were conveniently placed columns of solid stone every 200 feet - would require a Charisma bonus of 27 to cover a full mile in this fashion, and does so in a straight line.


Hippygriff wrote:

Which makes the best trebuchet load? A gnome, halfling, or dwarf?

Ever backstab someone with a ballista?

Which monstrous humanoid would be your pick for a temporary party member, a goblin cavalier, medusa inquisitor, kobold alchemist, or sahuagin ranger?

Dwarf.

I'm Pathfinder, not 1st edition. I don't backstab.

Sahuagin ranger seems the least likely to "accidentally" hurt me.


Turin the Mad wrote:
kase wrote:


kase wrote:

Moonlight Bridge (Su): You summon a bridge of shimmering moonlight. The 10-foot-wide span touches the ground at a point adjacent to your position. From this point it can extend in any direction for 10 feet per oracle level. The path persists until you have crossed over the bridge or for 24 hours, whichever is shorter. You may summon a moonlight bridge a number of times per day equal to your Charisma bonus. Should the bridge be attacked, treat it as a wall of force.

It is a bridge that spans.

It must connect from the oracle's feet to the opposite side of what ever it is that the bridge is being erected to facilitate crossing. It is not a wall. It is not a cloverleaf highway. It does not discriminate about those crossing until such time as the Oracle erecting it crosses over it, ending that bridge. There is no limit other than actions and the Oracle's Charisma bonus as to how many bridges may be so erected at one time.

Each individual bridge must complete a span (solid surface to solid surface). This might be something as straightforward as crossing a series of stone columns sticking out of a (very deep and large) pit that you want to get to the other side of. Granted, that's a pretty big bridge in its own right (unless you're very low level).

Moonlight Bridge is a VERY handy way to bypass pit traps, moats, annoying series of balance/acrobatics checks embodied in the form of various chambers/rooms filled with nasty stuff in the bottom (just bridge on over and walk!) and to provide yourselves a way out (as long as the Oracle can bring up the rear at speed with the rest of the party leading the way) of pit-laden hell holes. Not to provide cheese-sourced walls of force and other face-palm inducing moments.

It seems clear that the intent is not to have some muttonhead trying to cross the Grand Canyon by multiple successive uses of this ability.

Which, by the way, is not even possible except at the narrowest points of the aforementioned...

Thank you for your help

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