I had a human beggar show up on the road last gaming session. The beggar showed up after the group had their second visit from Iomeadae's golden dragon avatar.
I'm thinking of having this beggar continue to visit the group every couple of days on their quest to find the epic sword Judgement. The Pathfinder country is Mendev which is run by LG Iomedae.
Question: What is a good reason to see the same beggar over and over again in the frigid mountains, between cities, marsh land, capital city, after obtaining the Epic sword Judgement, etc?
My best idea is the beggar really is a beggar plane shifting from Iomedae's plane and is checking on the group to ensure their being true and good to their word to return the sword to Mendev's queen.
I agree with VRMH - that sounds like the best way to handle it.
I hope this thread continues to generate cool ideas - I was looking to insert Desna as a traveling vagabond visiting one of my players off and on to guide her.
I've also been playing with the idea of having statues of the goddess come to life for a conversation, then revert back to stone like Athena was apt to do in the Greek myths. Its a cool effect, but it is much less subtle.
well they met the beggar again and I'm "running with" the original I mentioned above. They met the beggar 3 days travel away from where they last met the beggar. this means the beggar (who is crippled with a crutch) actually someone traveled backwards ahead of them. he was originally heading in the opposite direction. The adventures where very curious on how he got ahead of them when he was traveling the opposite direction. They asked questions like: weren't you the person traveling to Egede, How did you get here? They cast Detect Magic on him. What advice do you have for us? seeing him a second time really got their "mental wheels" a spinning!
What if the golden dragon avatar isn't a real avatar at all, but someone trying to deceive them. And the beggar is a true avatar trying to gently nudge them on the straight and narrow?
Aeris this is a great idea I've been mulling over now for 10 days! I really like this idea and will be implementing it tomorrow night. The group will be finding human foot prints in the snow (which means the beggar/avatar had to of just left) leading them off of the high altitude mountain path to the entrance of the secret and secluded dwarven stronghold. At the entrance they will find the cleric's new (and now large size) tiger familiar. It will be very interesting to hear what they think the footprints belonged to!