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Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Ring


Would the ring of regeneration have taken care of all of Lothor's injuries. I think he was hit with a heal spell anyway, but let me know if he is not up to speed.

Posted on 2015-05-03 at 20:03:36.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Shattering winds


Lothor thought a shatter spell sounded like it might work, but also like it might sends ice shards flying their way. Trust magic to be a double edged sword. He grinned a bit as he ran his hand along the large double edged blade of his own sword. Lots of things had two edges.

He hoped the idea of a gust of wind would help preserve them from any flying ice. It was a good idea. Still, he turned away from the ice as the spell was being cast - best to let his backpack absorb the brunt of the ice while he protected his face. Still, he knew something nasty might be trapped in the ice and released when it shattered. Hopefully it would be flayed by the shards, but if not, Lothor fully intended to turn as soon as the ice had shattered and be ready for anything that came from the ice. Until that time he would watch their backs while presenting his to the ice.

Posted on 2015-05-03 at 20:01:51.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: A Plan!


Bou listened as Crow described the situation with the Gobbers. He liked what he heard. The ranger clearly had the courage to scout ahead and the wits to look for the key information. And the others in the group of guards all immediately stood ready to take action. The combat hadn't started yet, but so far there was much to like in the small group.

Bou didn't say anything directly, as he had already asked his question and generally felt that the real fighters were best suited to plan the attack. He was a little surprised that Crow's plan called for bringing the enemy to them - and giving up their presence. But, he had to admit, it seemed like a good plan. So instead he just shook his head to indicate that he had no more questions or suggestions and pulled out his sling and nodded to indicate his readiness to do his part. He wanted these others to know they could rely on him just as he needed to be confident in them.

Posted on 2015-05-02 at 16:42:09.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: Gobbers? Did someody asy Gobbers??


The first part of the trip with the Mario Carts was a maddening one for young Bou. In part it was beautiful. He marched along next to the carts and up into the pass. As they moved he looked behind bushes, climbed up rock piles, scrambled into thickets and stared in wonder out at the vistas of the lowlands as they moved higher. This was why he travelled. The world was full of beautiful scenery and, while the Railir Peaks weren’t perhaps the most beautiful of mountains, he was getting to see it. Keeping his eyes open for potential threats was no problem for the little Cidal as he could hardly have kept himself from staring around at the scenery.

But it was amazing what a negative impact a few crazy brothers could have on a group. These boys really needed a way to get their aggressions out. Maybe a game or something? Bou spent much of his time while watching the scenery imagining the brothers careening down the path and over the countryside in their vegetable carts and lobbing fruits at each other. It was amusing and had the added advantage of appearing deadly. Although Warrio might need a pretty big cart.

The food didn’t improve his mood. There wasn’t much even he could do with gruel like that. But he did glance at the fruits and veggies a bit – there was better food nearby . . .

But then Crow came back with his news of Gobbers ahead. A little thrill went through Bou as the news was delivered. Adventure! Still, a little bit of practicality came through and he worried about a trap. Crow seemed sure he hadn’t been seen. And he did seem to know what he was doing. But knowing the Gobbers were close by brought the hairs up on Bou’s arm and he kept a careful eye on the surrounding terrain as the group quickly discussed strategy.

“If we’re planning on sneaking up on them, I’m guessing my best role is to stay to the side and pick them off with my sling. But I’ll close if needed.” Turning to Crow has asked, “Did you see how many of them have bows or the like? Can we pick them off from a distance?”


Posted on 2015-05-01 at 21:44:16.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: posting


Bou will get a post up Friday sometime. It would be great to have Crow post first since he is the one that saw the gobbers, but that depends on his schedule.

I'm guessing we will want to leave the brothers at the wagon and sneak up on them. There isn't much planning Bou can contribute to, as he is neither a warrior nor mage, but his sling is at the service of whoever is planning things. At least, I'm assuming he is going to stay back and launch bullets at gobber heads. Is there a specific plan to the attack?

Posted on 2015-04-30 at 21:40:11.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Spy on melting ice


We don't want to take too long to melt the ice - after all we have been warned about the ballista and time. But is there a way to melt it slowly enough (and not drown) that we could see things as it melts. That way, perhaps we could see the frozen baddie before it thaws out and deal with it while it is still trapped, in case it still lives in its own undead fashion. Is it possible to summon another fire elemental? Does the spell give enough control to command it to stop if it spots something within the room? It then backs away, the water runs off, and we approach.

But any magical fire we use will be magnified in effect by the room. Would elementals be included in this?

Posted on 2015-04-29 at 23:49:06.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: A warriors thoughts and questions.


*First, Lothor would wear the ring - it gives him two magic rings. If it matters, his ring of regeneration is on his left hand and the new ring of free action is on his right hand. He also puts on the boots of striding and springing. He will dispose of his old boots.

*Lothor has a ring of regeneration - one HP per round, I think. Will the ring have brought him back to normal? The original plan suggested in post had called for another spell, but if it isn't needed I wouldn't waste it. So the question for our DM- Lothor might know the exact number of HP, but surely he would know if the ring seems to be doing enough?

*I like the idea of cremation, but if the elemental is already gone - do we have any way to accomplish it? I will let the rest of you decide this one - Lothor will follow your wishes.

*The hallway - is it slanted down towards the ice? Or away from it?

*A thought for the party - might the bad guy in the ice still be alive? If it is undead of sorts, will the ice kill it or simply preserve it?


Posted on 2015-04-28 at 22:13:15.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen
Subject: Going OUT of the gate? Now that is not what I expected . . .


Sirion followed Sargent Jessop out the Eastern gate. As he passed out of the gate he looked quizzically at the solid wall of defense that was being left behind. This seemed weird to the sorcerer. Admittedly, he hadn’t been in many sieges. Well, in truth, he’d never been involved in a siege. But he heard about them, and to his knowledge those who had the benefit of big defensive walls generally stayed behind those walls. That was the whole point of a wall. To be a wall between you and the bad guys. And to give you the advantage of position.

“Sargent Jessop,” the sorcerer asked as he moved out of the security of the town’s defenses, “I’m sure there is a reason – I admit I have never defended a town from the undead before. I just want to learn as much as I can about fighting the undead from those that have survived doing it for a while. But why are we leaving the security of the walls? If we stayed inside couldn’t we pick them off as they tried to climb over? Why expose ourselves if we could eliminate them from safety?”

As he awaited an answer to his inquiry, Sirion mentally prepared himself for the task at hand. If there was room, "burning hands" was likely a good choice on the undead. If not, he always "disrupt undead." The title said it all. He gripped his spear as he strode towards the combat that was surely lurking ahead.


Posted on 2015-04-28 at 22:03:28.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen Q&A
Subject: Posting!


Hey!

Saw the post. Almost missed it. Wanted to push this back to the top so people see it. I'll get a response up soon1 Glad to see the game going.

Posted on 2015-04-27 at 20:21:16.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops our heart


You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before
You make it


So, assuming these things look like zombies. A couple questions as Corban peers through his scope.

1. Do they look to be moving slowly? Quickly?

2. Do they appear armed?

Posted on 2015-04-27 at 20:18:38.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: Getting to know you, getting to know all about you . . .


Kidalbou was ready to get moving. He had arrived in the town in the early winter and been forced by the season to winter there. It wasn’t a bad place, but he had the feeling that he had squeezed about as much excitement from this particular fruit as there was to get. And, if he was being honest with himself, probably the town felt about the same.

Since his arrival he had done what he always did - investigate. Over the winter he had poked his nose into every business as well as most of the homes, barns, sheds and closets in town. He had made many friends this way. He was naturally gregarious and enjoyed chatting with the various merchants around town. And they seemed to appreciate his fascination with their goods. At least they appreciated his fascination as long as he was fascinated in front of them with both hands visible. Which really wasn’t a problem as the last thing he wanted to do was annoy people in a town he was stuck in. Some seemed to get exasperated by his desire to open every door and cabinet, but he did no real harm and provided entertaining conversation. So he roamed the town and quickly got to know an amazingly large percentage of the community. Some of the local kids even developed the habit of jumping out from behind things at him and yelling “Bou!” He found it funny, but rarely surprising. The parents seemed less amused when they received the same treatment.

Another person he got to know was the cook/bar keeper at the tavern he was staying at. She was an interesting woman who knew how to make delicious freshly baked bread. The first time the young Cidal had poked his nose into her kitchen she had nearly thrown her rolling pin at him, but his smile and obvious delight in her cooking soon brought her around. It wasn’t long before the young Cidal spent much of the time that he wasn’t wandering the town in the tavern’s kitchens. He had always loved to cook- probably because he loved good food. Part of his plan in wandering the world was to experience the cuisines of other places. So he started in this tavern, which had, admittedly, rather basic “peasant fare.” But Bou did his best, despite limited supplies and off season ingredients, to spice things up a bit. When he presented the locals with his beef and mushroom stew with red wine sauce – in a bread bowl baked by the local cook – people noticed. The tavern owner even paid him a little to cook dinners after that.

Cooking passed the time and kept him out of too much trouble, but he was ready to move on. He had encountered a number of other travelers while waiting out the weather who also seemed eager to travel; the remnants of a group that “came through the cabinet” formed the bulk of the group. (It was a comment that never quite made sense to Bou, as he hadn’t yet arrived in town when the group arrived and nobody had since seen fit to travel via cabinet.) They seemed like an experienced group that would be a good bet to join. They had found a job protecting a caravan of fruit and vegetables.

Now that had given him pause. When he’d set out on his adventures, daydreams of rutabagas had not been prominent. Still, it was work and it was travel, both of which he desired. And the mountain passes were hardly secure, so anything could happen. Who knew? Perhaps some gobbers would have a craving for asparagus?

Whatever the product they protected, he signed on for the job. His impression of his fellow guards was a positive one. He knew from experience that he would have to prove his worth to them. Quick fingered Cidals somehow were never given the benefit of the doubt. Still, Bou never doubted that he would be able to prove himself whenever the opportunity arose. And he knew he would be passing the same sort of judgements on his new companions that they passed on him. His life might depend on them, as theirs might on him, so a little caution was warranted.

But as the wagons were prepared for travel, things were looking up. Bou was in a very good mood.


Posted on 2015-04-21 at 21:45:48.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Bou


Not so much "Boo" as "Bou." Although, it is pronounced the same way. Think of it like the ending of the word "Caribou." Now, isn't that a "pickish" image?

Posted on 2015-04-20 at 00:00:41.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: A loss, another loss, some boots and a question


Lothor listened as Weaver gave his speech about finishing the quest. He was surprised to see the Ranger leave the group and head out into the hallway. Splitting the group was rarely a good idea, but in this case it made some sense. He was taking a huge risk by heading out alone, and Lothor watched with quiet respect as he moved off. To take a risk like travelling this fortress without support in order to allow the group to push forward was an honorable choice. He only hoped he could do as well.

Bareel had also done his part for the mission. The dwarf’s body lay before them. Losing a comrade was always hard and Bareel had been a good one, if a bit dramatic at times. A full body charge from that armor was not fun. He smiled as he envisioned Dark Whisper impaled by the dwarf on his back. Dangerous things, dwarves. And now they needed to deal with his body. He was loathe to leave it behind. But the mission needed to move on. If Weaver was willing to risk a solo search of the castle, Bareel might also be called on for one last sacrifice. And Lothor would have to understand.

“I think someone mentioned cremating all of the bodies. That sounds like a good idea. And it would solve the problem of Bareel. I hate to leave him behind, even in this condition, but giving him a worthy send-off would be good. But if it is too happen it must be fast. I can hear that ballista, and others suffer for our lack of speed. So a cremation or a burial chamber, it must come quickly.” He spoke his thoughts aloud to the group, saddened but convinced of the need for speed. “Besides,” he added with a look at Ulthok, “the more we move the better the chance that we find the Valene and the Dragon Queen.”

“We need to take all of Bareel’s gear. At least the magic stuff – as much as we can it should go into the bag of holding. And that coagulation powder could be helpful, to say nothing of the potions and elixir. The boots and the ring – striding and springing and free action.” He sighed, a bit surprised he was about to request more magic. “If no one else can use them, I can. I have no love of magic, but avoiding the dangers of being held and quick movement are surely valuable things for all. Anyone?”

So saying he moved over to Bareel’s body and removed the life giving goods from his pouches and pack, holding them up for others to take. “We must move quickly,” he said again, and with a look towards the spell casters added, “where to?”


Posted on 2015-04-19 at 23:56:41.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Lothor votes


Yes to the healing plan

Sorry I didn't get a post in, I was sorta waiting on the plan with Bareel's stuff. As noted Lothor could use a ring or the boots. Most notably the boots, probably. I can put in a post about trying the boots as suggested. Unless someone else wants them.

Lothor would be ok with the cremation idea. Or anything else that offers the best burial situation possible. If Bareel's body is left behind, Lothor would want to come back to retrieve it later if that proves possible. Which, I understand, it might not. If this isn't exactly how the last guy played Lothor, oh well, it makes sense to my sense of a warriors honor. I understand the practicality of the issue, and as Ulthok may need to set aside personal goals so may Lothor, but "leave no one behind" is an age old idea.

I assume only a dwarf could wear the armor, so that doesn't do much good for most of us.

Posted on 2015-04-19 at 23:25:24.
Edited on 2015-04-19 at 23:31:32 by Nomad D2

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Say hello to the little instigator


A brief introduction to the Cidal Rogue named Bou.

Kidalbou Shaharion Gelion Duilwen Halbarad Greenpath the Tower-Scaler
(Keey-dall – boo)
“Bou” or “Boo” for short

The names are all connected to ancestors who went out and saw the world (adventurers) that Bou respected. Thus on his naming day he choose a collection of names – not unheard of among Picks, but not common either. He occasionally adds additional “unofficial” names to the collection to commemorate significant events in his life. Everyone in his Ham was very happy when he made it clear that despite the long official name, “Bou” was the name he wished to go by on an everyday basis. It is also the only name that belongs to no one else.

Appearance: At first glance he is certainly a Pick, but on closer examination it isn’t quite so obvious. But he isn’t really a Loaven either. If a Loaven is ½ Pick and ½ stump, this rogue looks almost ¾ Pick and ¼ stump. There is clearly some stump there, as the wavy hair indicates, but not enough that the untrained eye would notice.
3’9” Tall, with long hair that is a light brown. However, it has a fair amount of wave to it. It isn’t really curly, but certainly is headed in that direction. His skin complexion is fairly light, but as if he had a light tan. Again, “pickish,” but not quite. His eyes are very blue.

Bou may be a rogue, but he is not a common thief. He is chaotic good in alignment. He is curious about everything. He wants to travel the world, see everything, and make a difference. Doing something worthwhile is very important to Bou. He knows he is neither a warrior nor a mage (and let’s face it, cleric was never going to be an option for this boy) so relying on his quickness and wit seemed the best path to adventure. He is quick, smart and charismatic. He always seems to have fun and so do those around him.

I will get an intro post up on the game thread with the basic idea that Bou arrived in town fairly early in the winter and got stuck here just as the others did by the season. He wants to travel and adventure and this group and the caravan seem to be a good place to start.


Posted on 2015-04-19 at 19:44:49.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Characters


Just n FYI, the character thread is still under the name Putnam. It is linked on the game thread, but not the Q&A thread. Or maybe it is the other way around.

I shall offer up an intro to a Cidal thief in a bit. I'll post on the game thread, but also here for a bit more background, assuming Bou has been around for a bit of the winter.

Posted on 2015-04-19 at 10:53:51.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Bareel


Lothor has one ring at the moment. Since I believe you can use two at a time, he could make use of Bareel's ring. He also does not have magic boots, so those would work for him as well. I don't know if he is the best choice or not. Who else can use them?

Also, it is not in the general mindset of a warrior, at least in my experience, to leave behind a comrade. Alive or dead, it does not matter. Abandoning Bareel strikes me as something Lothor would be very loathe to do. If it is necessary to do so for now while they hunt for the others, he would make every effort to return for the body before escaping the castle. He would also want to try and preserve the body somewhere while searching.

Posted on 2015-04-17 at 23:04:47.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Name Change


Well, that explains why I haven't seen anything and why this new thread was popping up all the time. Ok. Missed the name change. Rogue will be ready soon.

Posted on 2015-04-15 at 22:46:28.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: The plan


I have no idea what the best plan is, but to clarify it seems to me that the issues are:

1. What heal spells have been used and are left?
2. Main goal - destroy the castle or find and save the two escaped prisoners?
3. What do we do with the ice filled gem room? (And keep in mind that the baddie whose name I can't remember may well be alive inside the ice.)
4. How do we escape once we destroy the castle?
5. Any chance some of the magic items we just found would help with any of the tasks? (Hate to risk it with stuff from the queen, but if it is from the queen...)
6. Where did Dark Whisper go and what can it do without an eye? (And lets cover that eye - which I think Ulthok already did, I'd hate to think it can watch us through that thing.)

Once we make a choice about where to go I am curious about the expected marching order. I assume you have one figured out, but since I just started in the middle of the fight I don't know it. Also, I'm guessing we take Bareel with us - does Lothor as local big boy get that job?

Posted on 2015-04-13 at 19:03:56.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Cleaning up the mess


I just had Lothor go ahead and deal with the remaining beasties because he wouldn't be able to do much in terms of healing, helping with Bareel, getting the elemental to burn corpses or much else. So the fighter did what fighters do.

As for the castle, I'll just follow your lead in all of this as you know the castle better than I.

Also, who all needs healing and what do we have available? I'm thinking spells, not potions, to hang onto those.

Posted on 2015-04-11 at 15:27:52.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: How do you decapitate a smiley face?


Lothor caught his two axes as they flew back to him after doing their duty in helping to dispatch the queen. That had worked far better than he had dared to hope. Of course, Ulthok and Cor probably had something to do with that. Still, as he wiped the blades and quickly put them away he couldn’t help but be satisfied. It always felt good when a plan worked.

And it felt really good to have the battle completed. Or, at least, mostly completed. There was some clean-up left to go.

“That butch deserves to be beheaded too. It has some kind of magic that keeps it fighting and beheading is a common way to dead dead evil creatures. He showed no mercy and needs killed before the hold spell wears off.” He heard Ulthok echo the thoughts that were already running through his head.

“I’ll deal with Butch and Smiley” he said, drawing his blade and planting it firmly in the big frozen man. Once he fell, he would decapitate him and then move on to finish off Smiley as quickly as he could. “Decapitate everything” he thought to himself. Leave the enemy nothing to work with. But then as he approached Smiley a minor difficulty presented itself. How exactly does one decapitate a smiley face? By cutting it in half, he decided. Why not?

“I’ve got these,” he added again. “Check on Bareel.” So saying, and with a big butcher and formerly smiling face dealt with, he had one last pleasurable task ahead of him. He approached the fourth suit of undamaged armor. “Just in case” he said to himself and proceeded to tee off on the helm of the last suit with his great sword, attempting to launch it to the other side of the room.

As it flew across the room he looked up and added, “if anyone has an extra heal spell or two, I’m a bit less than 100% at the moment.”


Posted on 2015-04-09 at 21:03:27.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: The bloody work continues


I think most of what was said makes sense.

But I'd be careful about using the shadows to dispatch anything - isn't there a chance it will come back as a shadow? These are nice if Ulthok controls them, but I don't think we can be sure about that.

I'm new to this game - what can Dark Whisper's sword do?

We should check on the elf maid that was murdered in front of the throne when the group entered as well. Dead, no doubt, but worth examining.

Having the elemental cremate the lich's body makes sense - should we do the same with Dark Whisper's body?

And grim as it seems, the butcher and smiley need to go.

Posted on 2015-04-07 at 18:20:20.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: Jarenion


I don't know anyone personally, so haven't heard from them.

Also, I still need to get the character info on Jarenion at some point.

Posted on 2015-04-07 at 09:13:32.

Topic: Newish Game (2e D&D)
Subject: Cidal Rogue


Well, with a little reading the choice is obvious. A Cidal rogue is exactly the sort of character I was envisioning. Chaotic Good. He isn't a thief at all, just extremely curious about everything. He wants to know what is inside everything, behind everything and over every hill.

Posted on 2015-04-06 at 20:20:23.

Topic: Newish Game (2e D&D)
Subject: Condolences


I wont rush on the character then. If I send you any questions don't feel rushed to respond. Thoughts are with you.

Posted on 2015-04-06 at 19:04:05.

 


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